The Afterward

One last post (I hope) on Trump and the election. This is from Quora.

Question:

Mary Trump says her uncle is going to “burn it all down” because he can’t face losing the election and deal with criminal charges. She says; “If he’s going down, he’s going to take us all down with him.” What are your thoughts?

Response by Greg Hackney:

I’m sorry, and deeply upset, to have to tell you that I believe every single word Mary Trump has said. trump will lose next Tuesday, and will have three months to do as much damage as possible out of sheer spite because he lost. After Joe Biden is sworn in as our new President, he’s going to face a huge problem trying to undo all of trump’s national vandalism. Once he’s gone from the White House, I can certainly see trump saying “Serves you right America, if you had reelected me, you wouldn’t have all these horrible problems to deal with now.” And then trump will blame Joe Biden for all the destruction trump himself will have generated. It’s what he does. 

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A Trump Supporter Viewpoint

On the CNN website, (considered a Left Bias news source), I recently came across a writeup by Scott Jennings, a CNN contributor who is also a Trump supporter and a Republican campaign adviser.

I must say I was impressed by the article because the writer clearly offered his perspective minus the usual rancor, which gave me an opportunity to see the “other side’s” point of view without raising my blood pressure.

This is not to say I agree with what Mr. Jennings wrote, but I can see why those who support the more conservative style of government would feel that Trump is in their corner.

See what you think …

https://www.cnn.com/2020/10/30/opinions/donald-trump-deserves-second-term-jennings/index.html

P.S. There are a selection of videos at the top of the page. Your choice if you want to watch any of them — but it’s the article itself that I’m referencing.

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Above All … VOTE!

As I’ve indicated to various individuals now and again, my other-half leans Republican; however, I didn’t realize that he not only leans, he’s actually fallen over the bannister!

He did not watch last night’s debate, but at one point when Trump made an especially idiotic remark, he happened to be in the same room with me. I knew he couldn’t help but hear what Trump had said, so I turned to him and asked:

“I have a question and I want a one-word answer. I’m not looking for a discussion. I know you support Republican ideals, but you’ve also repeatedly said you can’t stand Trump. Are you still going to vote for him?”

His answer?

“Yes.”

He went on to reiterate his intense dislike for Trump — and then began to rail against the ideals and policies of the Democrats. I quickly reminded him that I did not want to get into a political discussion. Fortunately, he took me at my word and left the room.

I tend to think this is typical behavior of many Trump supporters. Over the years, for whatever reason, they have formed negative ideas about Democratic policies and actions to the point that, in many cases, there is simply no reasoning with them.

This is why, no matter what Trump has said and done … no matter how he’s harmed this country … no matter that he might one day fully assume a dictatorship role … the Republican “ideals” remain the motivating factor in their voting decisions.

To those who support him, they believe he has their back and he’s going to run this country they way it should be run. He’s going to ensure the “American Way” is front and center. And most of all, he’s going to keep “Christ in Christmas.”

For myself, I’ve never been that much into politics. It wasn’t until Obama got elected that I began to pay any attention at all to what was going on. Then when Trump came along and began dismantling this country’s ideals and standards, I became very interested. And worried.

None of us can predict the future. The best we can do is try and influence the direction it takes, not by our words, but by our actions. And at this particular moment in space and time, our concentrated action must be to VOTE. And then “think positive” that under new leadership, this country will resume its respected and admired place on the world’s stage.

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