Exacerbating this situation is Trump’s willingness to traffic in rank disinformation and propaganda. For instance, Trump’s ad attacking Biden claims Biden tried to remove a prosecutor targeting his son (a lie) and insisting that Democrats want to impeach him merely because he opposed “corruption” in Ukraine (also a lie).
Trump has been trafficking in lies and deceit since day one of his initial campaign. He is a “man” no informed and responsible individual would ever trust, let alone support.
But this is America. The land where as long as the economy is good, the country is near full employment, and terrorists aren’t flying planes into buildings apparently all is good.
Put a different way the truth is America just doesn’t care if its president is a god damn lying crook as long as the economy is good, the country is near full employment, and terrorists aren’t flying planes into buildings. But I repeat myself.
America, for most of its history has been a nation with values, principles, character, and a conscience. All that has been changing over the past four decades.
It really all started with Ronald Reagan who held that no republican should ever say a bad word about a fellow republican. Or words to that effect. Since then the club pledge (now turned into a cultist pledge) has grown stronger and become almost an unwritten law.
In essence conservative republicans and conservative evangelicals have absolutely NO problem with supporting a thrice married adulterer, a scum who brags that he can grab pussy and do anything he wants because he’s rich, a dude who cavorts with porn stars and strippers, a scam artist that bilked millions from people who went to his Trump “University”, an autocratic leader who demonstrates his love for tyrants across the globe, a shameless idiot who has no problem throwing our allies under the bus (the Kurds), and the list goes on and on.
Present day conservative republicans and conservative evangelicals cheer him on. This land is no longer the America of my grandparents, my parents, or my youth. The America I was proud of and loved has changed. Trump has effectively killed it..
However, Donald J. Trump did not start this. Reagan planted the seed. GOP republicans watered and fed it. It grew strong and hideous… America was ripe for Trump and his sycophant’s and cultists.
America will deserve what it gets if Trump is not removed. This is a painful thing to admit but Americans may very well put him in office again. If that happens this country will be become a shell of what it once was.
If the above happens who knows, perhaps Trump will declare a national emergency in October 2023 and proclaim himself Supreme Ruler Don’t laugh. He’s already been setting the stage with prior comments he’s made.