There are just six weeks to go until we face one of the most consequential presidential election of our lifetimes. Donald Trump announced he was ready to replace Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg hours after she died, disrespecting her and leaving her body behind. She was a warrior in the fight for democracy. Now all Americans must become warriors and pick up her weapons.
Senate Leader Moscow Mitch McConnell (R-KY) gleefully said that he had the votes to move someone into her empty seat. In the hotbed of angry Americans, The Lincoln Project just upped their battle against this president.
The group just came out with its new series of anti-Trump ads in its campaign strategy. The Lincoln Project was formed by brilliant Republicans and former Republicans with the sole strategy of keeping Donald Trump out of office, The POLITICO reported:
‘[The group is] holding accountable those who would violate their oaths to the Constitution and would put others before Americans.’
The first three advertising spots will target people in the military. These ads go after POTUS for demeaning the veterans and prisoners of war, calling them “suckers” for getting caught, including Senator John McCain (R-AZ). He was captured and tortured for five and a half years in Vietnam. Trump avoided the draft with a fake letter from a bought doctor.
When Moscow’s President Vladimir Putin put a bounty on the heads of American soldiers, Trump remained silent. His relationship with the dictator is more important than the lives of our sons and daughters.
A fourth Lincoln Project ad honors those members of the military who lost their lives in battle. The president did not want to go to the cemeteries of fallen American soldiers in Europe, because it might muss up his hair. Instead, he called fallen troops “losers.”
The Lincoln Project is placing digital ads in The Military Times‘ publications and The Stars and Stripes, which is the military’s stand-alone newspaper. Trump cut the funding for the Stars and Stripes, according to the Military Times, before an outcry changed his decision. The military is a large block of voters who could turn the upcoming elections away from Trump and his Republican senators hungry for raw power over country.
Senior Adviser for Veterans’ Affairs at the Lincoln Project Fred Wellman said:
‘It’s a complete disgrace that a commander in chief who dodged serving in Vietnam and denigrated POWs publicly has the audacity to disrespect the millions of brave men and women who volunteered for military service.’
One of the ads compares the retired Marine Corps General and Trump’s first Defense Secretary Jim Mattis to the president. The ad liberally uses quotes from The Atlantic magazine where the Marine general called his commander-in-chief a “threat to the Constitution.” The Lincoln Project ad asks:
‘Who do you trust? The coward of the commander?’
The ads will run through mid-October. They are entitled: Bounty, Gone but not forgotten, Because they were captured, and Leadership.
The reason that The Lincoln Project is so determined is that Trump has been driving the country down a steep cliff of destruction. If necessary, he will take the USA down just to remain in power. As our soldiers know, they are fighting for America, for our very democracy. These ads are meant to fight for America, too.
The ad about prisoners of war may not be appropriate for all audiences.
POTUS wants to place an ultra-conservative woman on the Supreme Court to reverse Roe v. Act. However, the Republican leaders are more interested in controlling women rather than being pro-life versus pro-choice. Otherwise, one in five children would not go hungry in the richest country in the world.
The military is just as susceptible to the coronavirus pandemic, perhaps moreso due to their close quarters. The number of COVID-19 cases is on the rise with 47,136 cases tested on Tuesday alone.
Instead of dealing with it, Trump appears to be trying to convince the country that it “affects nobody,” especially young children. He wants people to sacrifice their children on the altar of his Alice in Wonderland world, sending them back to school when 200,428 people have died from this terrible disease, yes, including children. Nearly 7,000,000 people have succumbed to the virus, and physicians and scientists suspect there are many long-term, serious side-effects.
Four months ago, the House passed a relief bill, the Heroes Act to bolster Americans with tens of millions of lost jobs and counting in this shaky economy. In return, Moscow Mitch’s Senate offered an emaciated bill that cut out whole swaths of society. He could not find the time to come back and do his job, but he hot-trotted it back to the capitol for his SCOTUS justice.
The new conservative-heavy Supreme Court will also put the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) at risk. It will remove the pre-existing conditions and throw Americans at the mercy of the insurance companies. The people might easily be unable to afford insurance, if they can even find coverage.
Twitter world went wild after these ads came out. Check out some responses from real Americans below, including wounded veteran Senator and Lt. Colonel Tammy Duckworth. The rescuers thought she was dead after her Black Hawk helicopter was shot down. They came back for her body:
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