Okay, folks … I’ve been nice for several days now, but I have my limits, y’know. Something in tonight’s news sent me into a rage such that my heart rate still hasn’t returned to normal, some three hours later! So, it’s back to my usual snarky, grumpy self. Vacation’s over!
What part of “Trump Lost” do they not understand?
The last thing this dangerously divided nation needed was more chaos, but it seems that there are still a handful of Republicans out there who cannot understand the results of the election and seek to overturn it without cause, without justification, sans rationale.
The latest in this Trump circus train is none other than Louie Gohmert, who has crossed the snark-o-meter no less than ten times in the past few years. Louie, you see, is a man who operates on emotion rather than intellect – largely because he has little intellect on which to operate.
Gohmert is a U.S. Representative from Texas since 2005, and the first time he flew onto my radar was in 2016 when in a speech he gave to the House of Representatives he claimed that in the event of an asteroid hitting planet Earth, we would need to form a ‘space colony’ similar to the one in the movie, The Martian, and that no gays would be allowed on this space colony. So now you have a bit of an idea of the intellect of Mr. Gohmert.
The latest in his idiocy is the lawsuit he filed to try to force Mike Pence to ignore the electoral votes for President-elect Joe Biden when Congress meets to certify the electoral votes on January 6th. Yes, my friends, you heard me right! With no reason, no evidence of malfeasance, he wants Vice President Mike Pence to break his oath of office and go against the law, against the U.S. Constitution. Now, I would bet my life that this lawsuit stands zero chance of coming to fruition, BUT … it will force Pence to either contest the suit, which would put him even more in Trump’s line of fire than he already is, or to agree to forsake his duty and interfere with what is largely intended to be a formality, the final step in the process of the election.
The vote count has been certified by each district, then by each state. The Electoral College then met and cast their votes according to the choice of the people … that’s We the People! Every step has led to the pure and unadulterated fact that Joe Biden won the damn election! Pence’s role in the January 6th dog and pony show is largely ceremonial … he isn’t there to decide who should be president … WE decided that already! He is only there to rubber stamp the results, not to challenge them, nor to stomp on the Constitution with spiked boots.
Now, enough about ol’ Gohmert and his delusional ideas, but I want you to think about something … in fact, I wish I could urge every person in this country to think about this.
What would happen if somehow Congress could get the votes to overturn the election results, or somehow Pence could interfere as Gohmert suggests, and Donald Trump were to be declared president for the next four years? I do not see any chance of that happening, but ask yourself … what if?
We have lived in a nation of chaos for four years now, especially this past year, but if our voices are somehow silenced to give Trump another term, there will be chaos the likes of which you have never seen before. Some right-wing groups said in late October that if Trump lost, there would be civil war … he did and there wasn’t. In fact, barely a peep was heard, except from Trump himself. But, if the election results are overturned … literally all bets for peace in this nation are off. The gloves of Democrats both in Congress and in the populace will come off and there will be massive protests, some turning into riots. Trump will have zero support from the majority of people in this nation. We will stop paying taxes. We will protest day and night. We will shut down government offices. We will happily go to jail to make our voices heard.
To overturn a fair and honest election is the ultimate slap in the face to the people who work hard to support this country. The sane among us, while we don’t always agree with what our government does, are respectful, we accept what we must and move on. We understand that we won’t always get what we want in a nation of 330 million people. BUT THIS … if by some chance it flies … would be the ultimate abomination and we would NOT accept it lying down. I’m not a violent person, but this would turn me into one very quickly … I would happily bash heads with my rolling pin, or light fire to Trump’s coattails.
We are past the point of no return; we are past the point where if Trump were declared the winner we would grumble but do little. Trump could not govern this nation if he used illicit, illegal moves to stay in office.
Again, I don’t think these stupid moves will get far, but the mere fact that an elected lawmaker would take it upon himself to say “F*CK YOU” to the majority of people – citizens, taxpayers, and voters – in this nation is infuriating. And … ask yourself another question: does this set some sort of precedent for future elections? Far too much credence has been given to Trump’s fraudulent claims of voter irregularities for which there was never a shred of evidence, only the ooze from Trump’s mind. Must we go through these shenanigans every four years? Think about it.