Sunday, August 16, 2020

Trump Voter Suppressor in Chief

President Donald Trump has a need to be reelected that trumps citizens right to vote in a safe manner and have that vote counted.    The Trumps will vote by mail in Florida but the President does not want you to have that right.  Voter fraud is his canard.  Yahoo Finance reported

Concerns about the validity and integrity of mail-in election ballots are unfounded, according to the U.S. League of Women Voters.
President Trump is fueling the debate about mail-in ballots, sowing doubts about voter fraud and vowing to block additional funding for the USPS to facilitate mail-in voting. Critics have pointed out that the new head of the Postal Service is a Trump appointee, loyal to the president, and have accused both of voter suppression.

Americans deserve elected leaders working overtime (not golfing) to ensure safe voting in the midst of a deadly pandemic.  We also deserve leaders capable of responding to that same pandemic, not saying "I take no responsibility" or name calling his physician advisors.

The will of the people has long been ignored.  The majority have wanted the rich to pay more in taxes.  Instead officials served their sponsors with round after round of tax cuts and craft legislation in conjunction with helps the billionaire class.

The majority have long wanted an affordable and accessible health care system, one that prioritizes public health.  Instead officials decimated public health in favor of for-profit healthcare that enriches CEOs and the investor class.

Trumps federal government can push out more than 4.8 million Paycheck Protection Program loans in less than three months,  Surely it can get citizens mail-in votes delivered on time. 

On the coronavirus vaccine Trump said he could be first, he could be last.  It did not matter to him.  I suggest his mail-in vote be the last one counted.  That might give him an incentive to treat all votes with respect and dignity.

Our winning addict President does not want citizens to vote safely and have their vote counted.  That makes him a loser in my book.  

Update 9-4-20:  President Trump promoted voter fraud in North Carolina by encouraging his supporters to vote by mail and in person, which is against state law. Reuters reported "On Thursday night, Trump repeated his call for voters to go the polls even if they have mailed in their ballot, and he suggested Democrats would try to steal the election by manipulating the mail-in vote."  Trump's encouraging voters to vote twice in North Carolina is a felony.  This from the law and order candidate. 



Update 9-6-20:  Attorney General William Barr said he did not know if it is illegal for someone to vote twice.

Update 10-1-20:  Trump continued to taint the voting process in the first Presidential Debate, which he turned into a "train wreck" according to Ari Fleischer.  

Update -11-4-20:  “Millions and millions of people voted for us tonight, and a very sad group of people is trying to disenfranchise that group of people and we won’t stand for it,” Trump said to whoops and cheers. “We will not stand for it.”  Trump said he won the election despite millions of votes remaining to be counted.

Update 11-5-20:  International observers rebuked President Trump's fraud claims.

Update 3-10-21:  Trump's Big Lie turned into many proposed laws that restrict voter access.  Former President Jimmy Carter shared his concerns over Georgia Legislature's efforts to impose voter restriction.  

Former President Jimmy Carter said in a Tuesday statement he was "disheartened, saddened, and angry" at many of the new voting restrictions being advanced by lawmakers in his home state of Georgia.

"Many of the proposed changes are reactions to allegations of fraud for which no evidence was produced — allegations that were, in fact, refuted through various audits, recounts, and other measures," Carter said in his statement. "The proposed changes appear to be rooted in partisan interests, not in the interests of all Georgia voters."

Former President Trump recently voted by mail in a Florida election.

Update 4-12-21:  Corporate CEOs gathered by conference call to strategize how best to fight voter suppression bills proffered by the Red Team.

Update 6-19-21:  Red Team leader Mitch McConnell called for "states rights" against Congressional efforts to limit widespread voter suppression, currently being implemented by Red team state legislatures.

Update 12-9-21:  Georgia Red Team leaders purge Blue Teamers from local election boards.

Wednesday, August 5, 2020

Trump Reverts to Name Calling Coronavirus Experts

Bad bosses actively work against their people doing the job the organization charged them with.  Good bosses, in astoundingly short supply, provide employees with resources to do their job, coach and mentor them, provide feedback for improvement and reward them for a job well done.

Politics is about winning to the exclusion of everything else.  Positions can shift on a dime.  Balanced budgets and free trade were once core Red Team positions.

The United States has a political problem impeding a competent pandemic response. "Reading the manuals" one might come across a gold standard pandemic response.  

However skilled Trump is in shaming scientists and expert medical professionals, that is not on the gold standard pandemic approach

Update 8-13-20:  Trump found a medical advisor more to his liking.  Dr. Scott Atlas is a senior fellow for a conservative think tank, not an infectious disease/public health expert. Atlas won't challenge Trump's lies and misrepresentations.