I think the debate pushed everything over the edge
I don’t usually write about politics but I’ve noticed a trend that the POTUS definitely does not want to hear about. Full disclosure: I am a Democrat that leans quite liberal, especially on climate issues.
The maniacal Trump we saw at the debate was peak Trump craziness. Once you’ve gone completely off the deep end, you’ve run out of outrageous ways to get attention. He can attend rallies, proclaim himself superhuman and immune, voice every crazy conspiracy theory there is and many he makes up on the spot. We all know he is amped up on steroids and who knows what else.
His little band of supporters can ride around in their boats, carry their toy guns, and look like a bunch of idiots all they want as they cheer him on but…it is not changing anything. The rest of us simply don’t care about him. We want him to go away.
For months we’ve dissected everything he said and did, incredulously wondering how far it can go. But, as far as I can see, that constant dissection has stopped. I think the Biden campaign picked up on this a long time ago and decided to just let him get nuttier and nuttier while they remained calm and confident. It has been a brilliant strategy.
The thing I keep looking at is the Senate GOP and their wizened inhuman leader. Now that they know that Trump will lose in a landslide, screaming all kinds of trash as he goes down, their only goal is to poison the well for the incoming Dems. They are not going to do anything about the economy because they want to hand Joe Biden as big a mess as possible.
To achieve this they will happily starve and bankrupt thousands, if not millions of Americans, many of whom are their own supporters. They will let people die in increasing numbers, again, mostly in red flyover states. I doubt I’ll ever see such self-serving heartlessness again in American politics. And I thought W. Bush was bad…
On the positive side, with maximum Trump behind us, we can look forward. But we need to think very big. We need high speed trains, to make alternative energy normal energy, to rethink every aspect of education, assuming that there will never be a new normal. But there is even more than my pet issues.
We are in the midst of a technology explosion, in spite of the denigration of science in politics. Private space launches, battery technology, additive manufacturing, artificial meat protein, desalination, economic migration…the list goes on and on with huge breakthroughs barely making the news.
This is important because it shows us how quickly we can right the ship. We owe that much to the hundreds of thousands who have died and will die from the pandemic. We owe that much to those who are fighting for social justice and economic equality. And those who lost jobs and businesses, forever. It’s time to forget the outgoing bozo and look forward.
We have work to do.