NOTE: I composed the acrostic below before last night’s debacle. I thought about not posting it because it seems almost quaint today.
However, as I mull over Trump’s performance in the debate, I wonder whether the recent disclosures of his mounting financial problems—and the evidence many of us have long suspected that his alleged empire and fabulous wealth are in fact a house of cards—contributed to his unhinged performance.
But make no mistake about it: this “President” has given up on any thought that he could win the election.
In his frenetic attempt to hold on to power—and hold off the possibility that he could spend time in prison for any number of crimes—he will continue to attack the legitimacy of mail-in ballots and has given a green light to right-wing terrorism and violence.
That fact alone should disqualify him from being the President of the United States.
If you care about the continuation of our democracy, you must not let him discourage you from voting. That is his goal. The higher the vote for Joe Biden, the more difficult it will be for Trump to disrupt the outcome.
Don’t be afraid, and don’t allow your disgust to immobilize you. Joe Biden is a decent man with sound, progressive ideas on how to move this country forward and try to heal us. He is an experienced uniter, and he withstood the onslaught and spoke directly to the American people—when he was able to get a moment to do so. He is very much attuned to America’s needs at this critical juncture.
We are all being tested now, and we must forcefully support the democratic processes and the precious exercise of our franchise, which we are in danger of losing if we allow this very unstable man who pretends to be our President to deter us from performing our rightful civic responsibility. Please vote—as early as you can.
THE TRUMPIAN AUDIT
T HIS time
H e may not get away with his monumental
T he number $750. (or zero) in taxes
R ings loudly in voters’ ears as such gross
U nfairness to the rest of us that
M ore people may think it
P rudent to replace this financially
I nept loser who turned his
A pprentice TV earnings into mountains of
N on-income-generating golf resort fiascos
A nd now we’re closer to learning
U nder which autocrats’ thumbs our
D ebtor faux leader squirms while he
I s selling out American democracy—
T hus, his rendezvous with real justice commences.