Reblog: Open Letter To Republican Members Of Congress

Jill Dennison has written an open letter to the GOP members of Congress pleading with them to do the right thing and to press Donald Trump to concede the election.

I live in a blue state, where my senators are Democrats, as is the member of the House who represents my district. But Jill has invited those of you whose senators or congressional representatives are Republicans to feel free to adapt and use her letter to send to your members of Congress.

I’m also reblogging Jill’s post so that perhaps other conservative voices who read her letter will accept the reality that Donald Trump has lost the presidential election and that his divisive, destructive post-election words and actions are subverting America’s democratic processes and sabotaging the future of our nation.

Dear Senator/Representative, I write today out of extreme frustration as a citizen of the United States, a person who has paid taxes since 1964 when …

Open Letter To Republican Members Of Congress

Who Won the Week? 11/22/2020

FWWTWIt’s time for another Who Won the Week prompt. The idea behind Who Won the Week is for you to select who (or what) you think “won” this past week. Your selection can be anyone or anything — politicians, celebrities, athletes, authors, bloggers, your friends or family members, books, movies, TV shows, businesses, organizations, whatever.

I will be posting this prompt on Sunday mornings (my time). If you want to participate, write your own post designating who you think won the week and why you think they deserve your nod. Then link back to this post and tag you post with FWWTW.

As counterintuitive as it might seem, my Who Won the Week designee this week is Rudy Giuliani.Why would I declare Rudy Giuliani, who has transformed himself from America’s Mayor to America’s buffoon, this week’s winner? Quite simply because he epitomizes the hubris of Donald Trump as Trump intensifies his attempts to seize an election victory from the jaws of defeat.

Giuliani is Trump’s $20,000-a-day lawyer. But Rudy has lost every case he’s brought to challenge the outcome of an election that Joe Biden has resoundingly won. Giuliani’s performances, both before the court and before the press, have been an embarrassment to both himself and to Donald Trump, assuming that Trump even knows how to feel embarrassed. Even Fox News Trump apologist Geraldo Rivera said, “What I saw with Rudy Giuliani, who I’ve known for decades, was bizarre, was unfocused.”

So as Trump continues his efforts to undermine Americans’ faith in the democratic process in what can only be described as an American coup, Rudy Giuliani, with his recently applied dark hair dye running down his sweaty cheeks, held another insane, rambling, 90-minute news conference that further illustrated the absurdity of Trump’s quest to destroy America.

I take some measure of relief in the fact that Trump’s and Giuliani’s clown-car side show won’t work and that, on January 20, 2021, Joe Biden will be America’s president. Thank you, Rudy Giuliani, for making that obvious.

What about you? Who (or what) do you think won the week?

In addition to my Who Won the Week post, I have incorporated these daily prompts: Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (hubris), Your Daily Word Prompt (seize), and The Daily Spur (relief).

Lock Him Up!

“Can your imagine his temerity to proclaim that he won the election when he definitively lost?” Jerry asked.

“It’s highly irregular, that’s for sure,” Steve agreed. “But what steps can we take?”

“I think that rather than letting him continue his delusional rage,” Jerry said, “the FBI should go to the White House, put him in handcuffs, and lock him up.”Steve smiled and started chanting, “LOCK HIM UP! LOCK HIM UP!”

Written for these daily prompts: Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (temerity), Your Daily Word Prompt (proclaim), The Daily Spur (irregular), Ragtag Daily Prompt (steps), and MMA Storytime (rage).

I’m So Tired of this Shit

Tired freelancer man rubbing his eyesI was elated, excited, thrilled, and relieved when Joe Biden was declared the winner of the 2020 presidential election four days after Election Day.

Interestingly, Biden’s 306 electoral votes and Trump’s 232 electoral votes in 2020 are the exact inverse of the 2016 presidential election, when Trump received 306 electoral votes to 232 electoral votes for Clinton. And yet, despite receiving almost 3 million fewer votes than Clinton, Trump declared his victory in 2016 to be a “landslide win.”

In 2020, not only was Biden’s victory in the Electoral College a “landslide win,” according to Trump’s own accounting, but Biden also won the popular vote count by almost 6 million. There is no question that Biden won the election and that he will be inaugurated as the 46th President of the United States on January 20, 2021.

Yet here it is, almost two weeks since Biden was declared the winner, and Trump and most of his Republican cronies are still in denial. Trump has not conceded and he, his lawyers, and his GOP enablers are doing everything they can to reverse the outcome of the election.

Trump has dispatched Rudy Giuliani and a whole host of lawyers to file nuisance lawsuits in critical swing states alleging bogus charges of widespread voter fraud. Trump is personally calling Republican members of state and local election committees and asking them to not certify the election results in their jurisdictions.

Trump butt-lickers like Lindsey Graham are reaching across state lines to try to persuade state officials to throw out certain ballots in order to reverse the Biden victories in those states.

Meanwhile, media outlets like Fox News continue to support Trump’s false claims and bogus allegations and to rile up their millions of views with the assertion that the Biden win is illegitimate.

I’m so tired of this shit. Americans are tired of this shit. The world is tired of this shit. It’s time for Trump and his minions to accept reality and to stop spreading FUD (fear, uncertainty, and doubt) about the legitimacy of the 2020 election and Biden’s decisive victory. It’s time to move on and let America begin the healing process.

If it’s not already too late.

One-Liner Wednesday — Brainwashed or Brain Dead?

Following Joe Biden’s election victory, 70% of Republicans say they don’t believe the election was “free and fair” and almost 40% think the results will be overturned.

Politico Morning Consult

As long as media outlets like Fox News are allowed to blatantly lie to their viewers, most of whom are conservative Republicans, the majority of Republicans and around four in ten Americans will continue to believe that Trump didn’t lose the 2020 presidential election, even though he irrefutablly did.

Written for this week’s One-Liner Wednesday prompt from Linda G. Hill.