For too many who seek public office, politics isn’t about service but about power. The president’s refusal to acknowledge his loss is illustrating this age-old truth for anyone who is willing to see it.
Truth is the enemy of those who choose power over service.
It is by design that a good portion of the 70 million people who voted for President Trump believes that the news media can’t be trusted and that the election was rigged against him. They are casualties in his war against truth.
If the president had not refused the offer of tests from the World Health Organization, and if he’d been more concerned with rolling out a nationwide testing and contact-tracing program, thousands of lives would have been saved.
If there had been a mandate to wear masks and to avoid gatherings, thousands of lives would have been saved.
If the president had used his powers to order manufacturers to turn out protective gear for frontline and essential workers, thousands of lives could have been saved.
Add up all those thousands.
If the president had told the truth and put the lives of citizens as his first priority, he’d likely have been seen as a hero and have been easily re-elected.
What is his goal now?
He’s trying to subvert democracy and take an office he didn’t win.
And if he can’t win, he wants to make sure that the next president is unsuccessful in solving the problems he left unsolved.
How can so many people not see it?
He doesn’t care for the people he claims to represent. He doesn’t care for the attorney general and other public servants who have sold out the American people for their own small slice of power.
He cares for no one but himself, and if he can’t win, nobody’s going to win.
I’m tired of his games. I’m tired of his lies. And I’m tired of explaining such simple facts as this: If Democrats were going to rig elections they sure as hell would have taken the Senate while they were at it.
Here’s the truth:
The election wasn’t rigged.
Most journalists do their best to find and report the news.
The world is a much more dangerous place because of one self-serving man and the politicians who enable him.