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We The People Have Spoken

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It’s all over but the shouting. The most contentious presidential election in recent memory is history. Although it’s not official yet, former Vice President Joe Biden won and President Donald Trump lost. Based on the projection released by the Associated Press today, Biden has secured enough electoral votes to capture the presidency.

To his credit, Trump had fought the good fight until the end. He held rallies covering up to five states in a day. I find his stamina and energy amazing considering that he’s just recovered from Covid-19. Sometimes I wonder if his getting infected by the virus were fake. As a master showman, it does help fit his narrative that it’s not as serious as the media and the health experts want us to believe.

Some may attribute his loss to the coronavirus pandemic that it’s still going on with no signs of abating. So far, it has infected over 9 million Americans and caused almost 240,00 deaths. Its economic impact is also staggering with business shutting down and many people losing their jobs.

As an incumbent, Donald Trump could have used the pandemic to his advantage by leading a united front in response to the crisis. But his divisive style of leadership has failed to keep everybody on board. In addition, he has continued to rail against science and health professionals who disagree with his optimistic view that “it’s rounding the turn with or without the vaccine.”

I’m glad that Trump has been denied a second term. The way he has handled the pandemic reflects the other aspects of his presidency which he treats more like a reality show. It’s all about himself and how it would benefit the Trump brand. As a result, his main concern is to make himself look good and serving the country becomes secondary if at all.

Being a sore loser, he discredits the election results. He has filed Hail Mary lawsuits claiming that he has been cheated out of a victory. Without providing any evidence, however, it’s not going to get any traction. At best, his legal maneuverings could only delay the inevitable.

We the people have spoken. Joe Biden won fair and square. On January 20, 2021, he’ll be inaugurated as the 46th President of the United States in Washington, D.C.

November 7, 2020 at 11:27 am Leave a comment

A Bumpy Ride Ahead

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Donald J. Trump is the 45th U.S. President. I couldn’t believe it. I thought he didn’t have a chance. Most pundits agreed with me. Interestingly, Trump felt he’d lose, too, and declared that the election was rigged shortly before the polls opened.

Trump is a living proof that, in America, anyone can become president. He doesn’t fit the profile. He’s boorish, narcissistic, and uncouth.

On paper, Trump’s chances of victory were virtually nil. He’s a 70-year old Washington outsider who had never held any elected office. He achieved fame as a businessman and reality star. But miracles do happen. Although he lost the popular votes by almost 3 million, he gathered enough electoral votes to win.

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January 23, 2017 at 3:51 pm 3 comments

Unexpected Outcome

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I knew it would be close, but I didn’t expect Donald Trump to win. I wasn’t alone. I think he and most of the people who voted for him didn’t expect it either. All the polls pointed to a Hillary Clinton victory. What could have been her coronation ended up as the most devastating loss in U.S. politics.

I thought I’d see in my lifetime a woman break the glass ceiling and become the first female president. It looks like wishful thinking now.

Among the candidates, she was the most qualified for the office based on more than 30 years in public service. But it wasn’t enough. Although she won the popular vote, she didn’t get the 270 electoral votes to propel her to victory.

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November 11, 2016 at 11:39 am Leave a comment

Wordless Wednesday: Playing the Trump Card

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October 31, 2016 at 9:15 am 6 comments

Wordless Wednesday: Sign of the Times

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October 3, 2016 at 9:01 am 16 comments


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