Sunday, July 2, 2023

Accepting Political Realities Soon Enough To Keep Trump Out of Office

 INTRODUCTION

 

Politics is very hard to understand because it’s very complex. And, honestly, it is filled with  a lot of the good, the bad, and the ugly!

But once again, America will be selecting candidates for the presidency and we need to get ready, as voters, to wisely select good ones. 

America  will do well if we elect for president an average (not radical) experienced politician. The personalities of our past presidents have varied tremendously. It is very, very hard work to be President, so we need a person who is a serious-minded hard worker.

To reach this goal in 2024, it is best that Donald Trump not run for president. And if he runs, it's important he not get elected. 

 

Many voters continue to believe Trump lost the last presidential election only because of election fraud.  It is for such voters that I have written this blog. I’m going to do two things:

First, I’ll summarize facts important to keep in mind about why Donald Trump and presidential politics just don’t work well together (Woodward, 221-223 for example).

Second, I’ll mention a few republican politicians I’ve followed for many years who can be trusted to always speak truthfully and realistically. And I’ll explain just how fraud free the 2020 presidential election was.

 

 

KEEP THESE FACTS AND IN MIND, STUDY THEM 

Former President Donald Trump made Jeff Sessions Attorney General (AG). Mr. Sessions was loyal to then President Trump; but when Trump was being investigated by the Department of Justice in the Russian investigation, Mr. Sessions could not be serving Trump and be in a prosecutor’s role at the same time. Mr. Sessions, a lawyer of course, made the correct professional decision and took himself out of the Russian investigation to avoid conflicts of interest. Mr. Trump was very upset and eventually fired Mr. Sessions.

Mr. Bill Barr, a republican who had been George H. W. Bush’s AG, was interested in helping Mr. Trump and was appointed as the new Attorney General.

Remember that, even before the 2020 presidential election, Trump was predicting fraud and that if he lost it would be due to election fraud or a conspiracy of some type. When the election results were all in, Biden was the clear-cut winner.  But Trump announced he, Trump, was the real winner; and he has never publicly admitted he lost the election.

But Trump took even more actions with the aid of members of his administration to “find votes” by various means to invalidate his loss. Mr. Barr, a very loyal attorney general to Mr. Trump, said to Mr. Trump and also publicly that Trump had lost.  I am confident  Trump has always known he lost the 2020 election. Trump historically has won conflicts by lying to himself and others and filing suits, using delay tactics, and just plain wearing everyone out. He has done this to the American people.


A small number of republican congressmen and women publicly said Mr. Trump had lost. One of those was Mr. Mitch McConnell, majority leader in the Senate. Senator McConnell, a very powerful man of few words, publicly said Mr. Trump lost the election. Remarkably, even by 2022 many republican congressmen would not admit Trump lost to now President Biden.


So, if you the reader, by feeling, intuition, or thought, believe Trump would have won except for fraud—then you are in good company. 

Most voters don’t have the time or interest to fully study and research the candidates. But maybe the worst problems are the political parties, the so called “experts,” and the media themselves. They present their views, have their biases, but fail in their attempts to provide useful voter information. When voters are flooded with hundreds and hundreds of conflicting stories, accusations and denials—then there is so much information, so many viewpoints on so many issues—it’s hard for a large percentage of voters to figure out who to believe about what.  

 

So, after the 2020 election results were announced, Mr. Trump, consistent with his long time business style, filed lawsuits.  He vigorously contested the election result and used the media to repeatedly plead his case that he had won the election.

 

But by 2022, a panel of attorneys, congressmen, and federal judges published a report titled, “Lost, Not Stolen: The Conservative Case that Trump Lost and Biden Won the 2020 Presidential Election.”  Among the materials studied by the panel were 64 failed lawsuits and multiple audits and reviews; these failed to show any significant evidence of election fraud or error. The findings did not support Trump’s contention or that of his supporters.  Additionally, the report also concluded that what the movie 2000 Mules portrayed is “thoroughly debunked” because the evidence the movie provided can’t support what it attempted to show.

https://www.newsweek.com/republican-judges-lawyers-conclude-2020-election-was-lost-not-stolen-1724826

 

Over the past eighteen months I have closely followed the news from many reputable sources concerning the 2020 election. I’ve discovered nothing suggesting the voting was mishandled or the result inaccurate.

 

Additionally, my opinion is that Trump’s behavior in his business life and his actions contesting the 2020 election strongly suggest that his endless denial of failures and wrong-doing has been for him a persistent life strategy. American’s were first alerted to Trump’s history of serious misbehavior by Senator Mitt Romney in the lead up to the 2016 election. I watched Senator Romney’s speech at that time on TV. You can watch that same speech on You Tube:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2iefXdC794I


The final subtopic for today’s blog has to do with what knowledge Trump had or lacked about how the huge American government actually works. Sadly, he had very little knowledge. He was painfully na├»ve. And he was stubborn in his false beliefs about government operations and current, necessary economic policies (Woodward, 221-223).

Trump has a big personality. He has a magical and attractive movie star quality that many people find enjoyable to watch. Certainly, for  important political drama, Trump delivers.  He’s a successful self-promoter. He’s a survivor. He’s very self-centered and impulsive. He has a very high opinion of himself and this made it easy for him to boldly campaign he was going to Washington D.C. and would “drain the swamp.” He brought loyalists into his administration who tried to reach goals he set, but he could not work successfully with many of his cabinet officers. He was good at being Trump but was not at all cut out for the patient, methodical politicking necessary to make government work (Woodward).

 

 CONCLUSION 

My sincere hope is that you find a capable presidential candidate to your liking. I hope you seek out reliable information from the following persons who have been honest about the realities of American government. Google them. Read about what they say is going on in American politics. Call their offices.

·         Republican Senator Mitt Romney

·         Republican Mr. Bill Barr (former Attorney General of former President Trump)

·        Republican Mr. Mike Pence (Pence was vice president and certified the election of now President Biden at the very time and place of the January 6th riot at the Capitol. Pence performed his election duties as required by American law. He is a current a presidential candidate.)

·        Republican Senator Mitch McConnell (One of the most powerful men in the Senate who after the election simply and matter-of-factually, and as I saw on TV, said Trump lost.

·         Republican Senator John Cornyn (A Texan who has served America in the Senate for 21 years. He’s noteworthy as a politician who can take the lead in getting useful legislation passed. He was one of the first Republicans to acknowledge Trump lost the 2020 election.)

·         Republican presidential  candidate Asa Hutchinson is a former member of the House of Representatives and more recently was a two time governor of Arkansas. I recently came to know of him and wrote about him in a previous blog. He is a moderate, conservative.

 

I, by the way, am a moderate republican blogger dedicated to educating voters about how government really works and how to make their vote count for the issues they care about as an American citizen.

 

WORKS CITED

MacLean, Nancy. Democracy In Chains: The Deep History of the Radical Rights’ Stealth Plan for America. Penguin Books, 2017.

Newsweek. “Lost, Not Stolen: The Conservative Case that Trump Lost and Biden Won the 2020 Presidential Election.” Newsweek.com. 7/14/2022.  https://www.newsweek.com/republican-judges-lawyers-conclude-2020-election-was-lost-not-stolen-1724826

Romney, Mitt. Watch Mitt Romney’s full speech: “Trump is a phony, a fraud.”  PBS News Hour from seven years ago. Accessed 7/2/2022.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2iefXdC794I

West, Darrell M., PhD. Power Politics, Brookings, 2022. Note: The research source for what's reported above comes from Patrick Murray: “Study Finds Differences between Two Types of Supporters,” Monmouth University Polling Institute. January 19, 2021.

Woodward, Bob. FEAR: Trump in the White House, Simon & Schuster, 2018.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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