2020: The Coming American Constitutional Crisis

2020: The Coming American Constitutional Crisis                     May 9, 2020

Where to start? Perhaps with a vacuous academic description of how when a large, complicated system experiences a large growing number of many small problems mounting cause the risk factor of a major disruption to rise….nah: the major disruptions are already starting to mount. We have added a specific date – when the unthinkable happens, don’t say you weren’t warned. Perhaps a better way to date this post – or any happening – is by the number of US Covid-19 deaths (tragedies). Currently we stand at 75K; the number is growing; the federal leadership is just as ineffective as a remedy as it was at the beginning. All-important testing is only happening regularly in the WH, while states are still struggling individually, some less than others.

But this leadership is not inactive: The Justice Department – through the Chief Deplorable’s political hack Barr – has finally showed beyond doubt that it serves only to achieve any personal interest or vendettas that the greatest FAKE PRESIDENT the USA has ever experienced wishes; the intelligence community has been constantly belittled in the eyes of the public and is about to be led by another political hack who will work to achieve the same there; Congress has been sidelined as a controlling factor in the normal, all-important balance of power; the Republican leader in the Senate seriously expounds the ludicrous, absolutely catastrophic idea that US states should go into bankruptcy. The Chief Deplorable talks about not saving “blue states”. His armed supporters gather in state capitols.

The USA has had – and survived – corrupt Presidents (think Harding). The USA has had – and survived – leaders of limited intellectual capabilities (think little Busch). But the coming crucial question of late 2020 – in our humble opinion – will be if the USA can survive an utterly egotistical, corrupt, dumb, sui generis FAKE PRESIDENT? What did the first Sec/State of this administration, a man who led one of the biggest, richest corporation on earth, say after his very short stint: he threw up his hands and said (of this FAKE PRESIDENT) “ He’s an idiot!”. Yes, we’ve had idiots in the WH before, but they let others (including a corrupt Vice) run the show. No, we have a hopeless egotist who says he is a “stable genius” who insists that he has “absolute power”, yet incapable of seeing anything beyond his own little world of personal ambitions. Literally an American Nero – singing his own praises – while Covid-19 fire is burning through the land!!

So much of what the Chief Deplorable does – disgusting language, despicable ruining of careers of any civil servant crossing his ire, letting his family run amok with government services for crony deals…. The list is endless – has all become just daily news and thereby just so run-of-the-mill, just so stock that it’s almost starting to be boring – if you ignore the trend, the consequences.

Let’s see what the landscape will look like in the Fall & onward of 2020. What will be the circumstances around a most decisive, critical 2020 election? First, it should be tragically apparent that the delayed, then mixed messaging, the utter lack of national leadership will guarantee that COVID-19 will still be raging. The blaming game will expand stepwise, but do nothing to alleviate this national cataclysm. Any other leader – even a mediocre opportunist politician – would have listened to the early warnings, acted quickly, decisively, then basked in euphoric glory as people saw the destruction in other vast parts of the globe. No, this fake leader mired in his petty, personal little world ignored whatever did not affect him immediately. So now his short-sighted, fatal strategy is to let Americans die for the sake of a supposedlygrowing economy. But will this economy come back? Can this economy under such dire circumstances even come back? Not a snowball’s chance in Hell!

So, here comes the existential 2020 Presidential Election in November 2020. Since this Fake President thinks in simple terms let’s describe the situation in simple elements: his “base” loves to come out in the open (with their automatic weapons), without masks, ready for violence, convinced they represent The American Way; while more rational, thinking folks prefer to adhere to health authorities’ guidelines and stay at home to protect themselves & their loved ones. Easy to see that the former will come out to vote while the latter would much prefer absentee balloting. The obvious answer will be to eliminate the latter! If not successful, then make it as difficult as possible with complicated paperwork to register, enact additional silly requirements; and ultimately look for any means possible to not count those votes. Remember how quickly the state unemployment systems were broken by sheer volumes of applications. The same will happen with absentee ballots – also in the hands of state administrations. Are the states getting any help from the federal gobmnt for their broken finances? Could it be that Republican governors are already scheming thinking about how their underfunded systems will be simply unable to process so many absentee ballots? Is there any discussion of improving state resources for such an onslaught of absentee ballots? Instead, Republicans want the states to declare bankruptcy, thereby ensuring they will not have the resources for mail-in voting. Remember that this FAKE PRESIDENT lost the popular vote in 2016 to a very unpopular opponent (Sorry Hillary, I didn’t like you either, even if I did vote for you – just too much funny-money coming into your foundation.). A small voting segment could make all the difference again in spite of this bungling “stable genius” telling people on national TV to maybe drink bleach or indulge in UV tanning sessions.

In polling places, Americans should not be surprised to be accosted by armed men with MAGA caps, asking them if they “love their country”. Probably laws exist against guns around polling places, but remember how easy it was for relatively small, partially armed groups to convince governors – especially Republican – to quickly overturn any health directives for social distancing? And then there will be the massive Russian trolls doing their best to sow discord & spread disinformation. They will be free to operate with the Justice Department and American intelligence agencies in reign from political hacks appointed by this FAKE PRESIDENT to lead those agencies with the express mandate to allow the Russians any trolling activity. We are convinced that the Russians have some depraved dirt on their/our Chief Deplorable, collected when he was in Moscow for the beauty contest he ran there. Only that could explain how obliging he has been to Russian wishes, downright disparaging of American intelligence community activities & judgments, and downright sabotaging any & all attempts to disclose the truth of the extent of Russian hacking activities.

Let’s be clear about Russian aims. The country is a giant mafia gas station: it cannot compete on the world stage except in the military realm. That’s why instead of effectively fighting Covid-19, doctors are mysteriously falling out of windows all over the country. When you cannot bring yourself up to the level of the competition, you try to bring the competition down to your level. What better way than to have a Fake President divide the nation; denigrate the rule of law; do anything against efforts at national unity in such a critical time? The most telling incident for us was when the Chief Deplorable explained why he did not wear face masks. He said it would not be appropriate when he met with “Kings, ….”. He did not say “heads of state”, instead the first category that came to this Fake President’s simple, egotistical mind was “kings”. Because that is what he thinks of himself – a king! And we all know kings do not have any need for elections.

Ok, call us alarmist & assume the election is safe. First, what will happen when in late Summer when Americans are still dying by the thousands, economic activity is tepid (Consumers still staying away from open activities.), and polls show this FAKE PRESIDENT distinctly losing? Does anyone think he will hesitate to provoke a hot war – with Iran most likely, but maybe even China – to make him a “real” war president? Will Pentagon generals, types like our current sec/state pompous, arise to the occasion and volunteer to push the button? What will these generals do when the FAKE PRESIDENT cancels the election because of another “national emergency”, a pandemic already almost 1 year old?

Ok, call us alarmist & assume the election was safe, but the Chief Deplorable lost. Does anyone believe we will have a “lame duck” Chief Deplorable in check for many weeks before a takeover by a new administration? There of course will be the fear that honest law enforcement will arise in 2021 and look at all the deal-making by Jared in medical supplies, as well as other financial dealings; a new aspiration to accost Russian meddling in American elections & delve deep into the extent of their efforts & who they were trying to help. What frantic, audacious actions will be taken to keep tell-all books from being written, various investigations from being started, and federal employees – no longer in fear of retribution – from testifying? Will he then start a war and call the election void as a “war president” in a “national emergency”? Will he call the vote “fake” and declare it as void?

Ok, call us alarmist & assume the election was safe, and the Chief Deplorable won. The Chief Deplorable will finally & quickly build his wall, but it won’t stop us from leaving because this will no longer be the America we love & respect! And it won’t be safe either….

The Demise of the Republican Party

We start with the somewhat perplexing recognition that the Chief Deplorable enjoys favorable ratings by normally objective Gallup polls. But we will come back to that. In the meantime, what does the Republican Party stand for today? Certainly nothing to do with fiscal responsibility (leaving the Covid19 emergency aside). Supporters would say “conservative”  values, but what do they mean by “conservative? Draconian laws that command women what they have to do – or cannot do – with their bodies? Tearing down federal programs for consumer protection; for environmental protection? Openly denying that there are any environmental crises whatsoever? There is only one word that describes the Republican party of today: reactionary!

That itself is not going to make a big hit poster for the 2020 Presidential Election. So what is it that gives us hope? And by “us” I mean folks who admire honesty, moral backbone, & objective thinking and want to see that in their political, community, as well as business leaders! We look back at the 2018 Mid-Term Elections and what drastically changed from the 2016 Disaster. The one clearly identifiable & crucial segment of voters that changed their votes to Democrats were suburban white people. Remember that in 2016 the Chief Deplorable lost the popular vote by 3 million – a blatant fact lost in all the self-serving rantings out of the White House about the “great victory” in the electorate college. Nothing will sway the “base”, who adore the “chosen one” the more crass, the more vicious & mean he becomes in punishing anyone with divergent views. So what is the difference, the characteristics that differentiate the mostly rural and the suburban voters who supported a Republican candidate in 2016? And the answer is EDUCATION! People who were willing to overlook personality shortcomings to support a conservative candidate have since seen actual evidence that policies have not been successful, even harmful to the welfare of the country as a whole. Add to that the exposure we all have had to the real personality traits of an ego-centric, vain, unread bully. What was recognized as an anti-establishment, say-it-like-it-is candidate can now openly be seen as the corrupt liar that he is. The Chief Deplorable said he would drain the swamp, but never mentioned he would achieve that by inviting them all to Washington and giving them high positions in his administration.

If the there is one positive from the current Covid19 catastrophe, the exposure put on our leaders openly shows how wanting, how inadequate the head of the federal government really is as a leader – at least for educated individuals who deal in facts. The “base” of the great Chief Deplorable has already  shifted to cult adoration modus. The Republican Party (with very few, but  notable exceptions), tightly grouped in the hind cheeks of their great leader, will completely share his fate as they have no other recognizable characteristics!

I wish the Democratic free-for-all had lasted longer. I wanted to see more of the new candidates. I wish a more new revolutionary type had come forth, but understand that people want to see calm reasoning and a belief in facts again in their President. Actually I wish Mickey Mouse had been a candidate, I belong to the vast majority of the “anybody but trump” movement and wanted to send a message. But if Democrats want to send  a calm, experienced, educated fellow to the race then fine with me!

In 2016 Hillary was not popular, not a problem  today. In 2016 the Dem Party presented itself as elitist, hopefully they’ve learned. In 2016 enough folks were enamored by a supposedly anti-establishment type who insulted all politicians,  today we remember the old saying: You can fool some of the people all of the time, you can fool all of the people some of the time, but you can’t fool the American People after they’ve seen who you really are!