This was always going to be the result

In 2015, I began writing about the dangers of Donald Trump, quoting from William Shirer’s The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich and citing the dangerous similarities between Hitler’s early political days and Trump’s.  I was dismayed then and continued to be dismayed as I witnessed former students, friends, and relatives ignore the obvious warning signs and vote Republican just because they *had* to vote Republican. Frankly, Trump doesn’t deserve the credit for yesterday. He is an arrogant, self-centered, megalomaniac who doesn’t care about the USA, its citizens (over 300,000 dead), or anything other than himself. Those who voted for him are to blame for this.  I do not have the eloquence that others do and so I simply share some articles here for those who have the intestinal fortitude to read them.

This is what DC looked like when Black Lives Matters protestors came to town.

6 thoughts on “This was always going to be the result

  1. But of course! Anyone who voted for him in 2020 who has the slightest shred of decency should not only be ashamed of their lack of judgement, they should also publicly apologize for what they’ve done to our country. Every single one.

  2. In 2016 I could bear the blind ignorance as fellow Americans, including friends and family, voted for Trump to try and shake up DC. Like many, I tried to reason with them, tried to convince them about the dangers he represented. But they could too easily dismiss it all as the ever more outrageous election circus. In 2020, people had no excuse. We all knew who he was and what he stood for. There was nothing surprising or shocking about yesterday, we should have all seen it coming. And yet far too many of us wouldn’t be convinced of the monster they’d been feeding. Far too many still aren’t.

  3. So sad, embarrassing, and breach of trust. Let’s hope the next administration can bring unity, mediation and a transition to decorum.

  4. I’m changing my affiliation to Independent. In our state I will have the luxury of voting in the primary of my choice, giving me the opportunity to vote for a more centrist candidate every two years. If only we could get more widespread involvement in the primaries we would not, I hope, have to deal with extreme candidates of any stripe.

    1. I truly long for a viable moderate independent party in this country. I have been forced to register Democrat since being disillusioned by the GOP if I wish to vote in the primaries. I wish all states were as forwardthinking as CO.

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