The Missed Opportunities of the 2020 Election
Biden did great tonight. He had a command of policy; he sold his aggressive climate agenda as essential to our survival and as a job-creator. His decency and honesty stood in sharp contrast to the cruel, stupid mendacity of Trump. But, still, I couldn’t help but wonder how joyous it would have been to watch Pete Buttigieg, a gifted rhetorician and true intellectual, spin Trump like a top, destroying him not just rhetorically but morally. We must see this man humiliated and reduced, his lies turned against him in real time, not only as an emotional release but as the first step in healing. The second step will be his prison sentence.
If You Say It, It’s True!
OMG, Donald Trump’s magical words tonight convinced black people to vote for him like he’s Barack Obama, suburban women to vote for him like he’s their personal savior and protector of their children, and the elderly and small business owners to vote for him like he’s the man who cured Covid and made it perfectly safe to kiss grandma and shop and drink and eat indoors! Either that or he’s a lying sack of shit. We’ll know which is true on Election Day.
If you are dumb enough to think the “Hunter Biden email story” is a thing, you are not only a fool but what the Russians call a “useful idiot” — a fool who can be easily manipulated by propaganda to damage the United States and benefit Russia. You are a willing tool of Putin — a traitor due to your own stupidity and credulity. So turn off Fox, get off social media, listen to American counter-intelligence experts and try to reclaim some self-respect.