Sweet Jesus, just how fucking stupid can one human being be?!? We are less than a week into Trump’s autocratic attempt to stop mail in voting by gutting the post office, and already the Democrats in congress are the least of his worries. Not far.
In the noon Pacific hour, 3 PM Eastern, Brian Williams of MSNBC had retired U.S. Army General Russell Honore, the Hero of Katrina on to discuss Trump’s tinkering with the post office to try to alter the validity of mail in ballots. Honore was coldly outraged. He spoke about how he, as a veteran, relied on timely postal delivery for necessary medications to his door. Honore noted that only today, facing a delayed shipment of medications, he had been forced to make alternate arrangements and drive to a Walgreen’s to get his prescription. He angrily decried the similar situation for his brothers and sisters who wore the cloth of this country, but didn’t have the option of going to a drug store for a refill.
And apparently Honore isn’t the only veteran who is mightily pissed. Veterans share a nostalgic bond with the post office, they are the ones who made sure that letters and cookies from home got through, and made sure that their absentee ballots were delivered in time to fill out and return. And the others who are equally pissed off are the ones who have the money to put where their collective mouth is. Earlier today, votevets.org released a blistering condemnation of Trump’s antics;
And veterans aren’t the only ones who have a distinct fondness for the post office. We have hundreds of thousands of active duty military personnel who are posted all around the globe. Their families are aware of the basic time frame for delivery to these locations, but still depend on a timely hand off to assure that even non perishable baked items arrive while still good. And let’s not forget the tens of thousands of career foreign service officers scattered around the globe. They depend on the postal service for timely transfer of their packages from home for delivery to the FPO’s where they are posted.
I find it almost inconceivable that any one person on the planet can be this fucking stupid. Trump and his campaign are obviously in full out panic mode, And in their feverish panic to stomp out brush fires, they are completely ignoring the law of unintended consequences. And with this stomp, they are alienating two reliably GOP constituencies that they can’t afford to piss off when the rest of the planet is already against them. What a way to run a railroad. Keep it up, genius, you’re knocking it outta the park!
To know the future, look to the past.before the insanity of the 2020 election, relive the insanity of the 2016 GOP primary campaign, and the general election, to see how we got to where we are. Copies of President Evil, and the sequel, President Evil II, A Clodwork Orange are available as e-books on Amazon, at the links above. Catch up before the upcoming release of the third book in the trilogy, President Evil III: All The Presidents Fen
Follow me on Twitter at @RealMurfster35