Home » TRAGEDY OF THE US PRESIDENTIAL ELECTIONS. (07-11-2020)

TRAGEDY OF THE US PRESIDENTIAL ELECTIONS. (07-11-2020)

"If the voting numbers hold, Trump won’t be in office much longer. But his imprint on the Republican Party is permanent. This much has been clear since the day he won the presidency, and it has grown clearer each hour since. The impulsive governing and the disregard for the rule of law, the undermining of allies and the embracing of tyrants, the schoolyard taunts and the vulgar sentiments — all of this will live on. It will be central to his legacy and to the party’s. And yet nothing will prove as enduring as his delegitimizing of the office he holds and the democratic process that elected him to it. Nothing can repair the damage done by a sustained effort to subvert the nation’s bedrock institution and diminish public confidence in it. Nothing that happens to the GOP moving forward can erase the memory of the president telling the American people their votes were stolen — and Republicans, not bothering with evidence, nodding along in agreement."

There above quote is from an article in Politico, no left wing periodical. It makes quite clear, that Republican complicity with Trump's anti-democratic and despicable behavior, is likely to break the Republican Party. 

There is more, however, to say about Trump's behavior as an anti-democratic leader: Such leaders, I learned, always blame their adversaries for wrong-doing, they are themselves practicing. When he blames the Democrats for fraud, he most likely has organised such fraud himself.   One can just hope that the Courts, up to and including the Supreme Court of the United States  will uphold the Constitution and nothing else.


«   »