Donald Trump came in front of the cameras for the first time since his dark-of-the-night 2:30 a.m. impromptu Election Day press conference. As he stood before the cameras, his remarks were dull, his demeanor not defiant but defeated. Still, he could not resist trying to strike the match that is this tinderbox of an election. The president has begun to reach too far down into his grab bag of tricks encrusted with three-quarters of a century of filth.
He is telling people over and over that either he wins, or the election was stolen from him via fraud. That sounds a lot like “heads I win, tails you lose.” Yet, his people do not seem to get it.
The networks are still enmeshed in the seemingly never-ending election season. The state election counts feel as if they have been torturously pried away from the county voters with dental equipment in dribs and drabs. Too close to call should be too long to go. Americans can only maintain this caffeinated high for so long.
Finally, a Republican stepped up to bat and told Trump to knock it off. Quit whining. Quit blaming others. Representative Paul Mitchell (R-MI) hit 45 hard for his Thursday press conference careless remarks. At last, a Republican politician with patriotism and courage. Well, what do you know.
The rest of them sit cowed in a dark corner hoping that no one will see them, and then, they can rise like a Phoenix cleansed of their four years of silent endorsement. It does not work that way, though. Once a dirty bird, always a dirty bird.
Okay, you big tough men and women Republican legislators, let this little whisp of a climate activist show you how it is done. Standing a mere four-feet eleven-inches tall and only 17-years-old, she took on “Donald” Thursday and took him down. Alright, Greta Thunberg. That is how it is done.
She has had Trump’s number for a long time, and she has no fear of the old bully.
Representative Mitchell called Trump to task for trying to incite violence as the Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) leads the rest of them in a Conga dance around the Capitol and out the side door.
This election is no backyard real estate deal or a shady money-laundering opportunity. Representative Mitchell pointed at Trump as this so-called president continued desecrating our very democracy:
‘Every legal vote should and will be counted – as they always are. Where there are issues there are ways to address them. If anyone has proof of wrongdoing, it should be presented and resolved. Anything less harms the integrity of our elections and is dangerous for our democracy.’
Former Vice President Joe Biden has been reminding people that he wants to unite the country. Trump wants to rip our great experiment asunder. The two candidates could not be further apart in their world views. Representative Mitchell continued, noting that “losses hurt deeply,” but America demands accepting “wins and losses with grace and maturity:”
‘I have experienced both losses and victories in elections. Losses hurt deeply – I know that personally. But our nation demands that its political leaders accept both wins and losses with grace and maturity. Let the voters decide.’
This septuagenarian with the most expensive bad haircut in history has wanted to be accepted by the in-club for half a century and failed. Now, we can see clearly why they locked the door against him. Trump does not have even one ounce of grace and maturity beneath his fingernails.
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