And Now This

With hurricanes, one after another, battering the south while wildfires ravage the west coast and a climate change denier commander in chief talking about the Covid problem being resolved by “herd mentality” amid breaking news that a private jail in Georgia, used by ICE to house detainees, may have been performing unnecessary hysterectomies on women detained at the border – with all of this happening at the same time isn’t it about time for somebody to get up and shout out the obvious, that Donald J. Trump is mentally challenged to the point that he represents a clear and present danger to the country? At long last, do these Republicans have absolutely no shame? Are they without humanity? Do they find no treachery beyond the realm of acceptability? We are approaching 2-hundred thousand dead from Covid, and still we have no national plan to stop it.

How long can this madness go on? Only the Republicans can stop it. Only they will be held accountable if they continue to do nothing as this madness, this destruction of our democracy, continues. Donald J. Trump is not well. He obviously cares nothing for the law even though our founders gave us a nation of laws. He cares nothing about the well being of our people or our troops overseas. He has taken us dangerously close to the edge with speech patterns filled with inconsistencies, illogic and paranoia. Don’t you suppose that among Mr. Trump’s greatest fears, perhaps his greatest fear of all, is that his followers might find out just how utterly incompetent he truly is?

How many psychologists and psychiatrists need tell us that Donald J. Trump is not mentally sound to the degree that he represents a danger? That the job of President, is quite simply beyond his abilities? Are there no patriots left in the Republican Party, only traitors? Why are we being forced to wonder whether a peaceful transition of power will be possible when Joe Biden wins in November?

We wouldn’t be asking most of these questions if only the Republicans had fulfilled their duty to the country and held a legitimate trial in the Senate following Trump’s impeachment in the House. Eisenhower, Reagan, McCain and other real Republicans are surely spinning in their graves as this current batch of pseudo-Republican hacks continue selling out the country, their party, their sense of moral decency and ethical responsibility that once upon a time, not so very long ago, probably made them actually worthwhile. The other possibility, of course, is that those Republicans in the Senate who held a “show trial,” along with the president himself, all exhibit such a degree of psychological co-morbidity as to render them beyond any real human feeling or conscience, and as such, beyond the reach of simple decency.

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