I don’t offer these thoughts because I want to offend anyone – simply wondering what the consequences will be for politics in the United States once the dust has cleared…
I believe that we are solely responsible for our choices, and we have to accept the consequences of every deed, word and thought throughout our lifetime.
– Elisabeth Kubler-Ross –
In 2016, President-Elect Donald Trump said, “I say it is time for us to come together as one united people. I pledge to every citizen of our land that I will be president for all Americans and this is so important to me.”
Did the losing party faithful accept him as their President and all come together?
In 2020, President-Elect Joe Biden summed up the four year reaction of some Democrats to Trumps Presidency by asking the country to “Put the anger and demonization behind us. It’s time for us to come together as a nation to heal.”
Will the consequences of the past four years be another four years of anger and demonization by the Republicans?
Nothing happens in a vacuum in life: every action has a series of consequences, and sometimes it takes a long time to fully understand the consequences of our actions.
– Khaled Hosseini –
One of Biden’s campaign talking points was the “Fine People on both sides” story (as an example of President Trumps ‘stain of racism’). The story was a deliberate (and very successful) example of left leaning media bias that omitted the ‘rest of the story’. (See The Fine People Hoax at FactCheck.org) On the right, the narratives about Biden’s health and Hunter Biden’s laptop have yet to be shown as more than hope and speculation.
What will be the consequence of the recognizable gap between news sources that have shown they are trust worthy and the ones who use bias and lies to pander to their left or right leaning readers?
Sooner or later everyone sits down to a banquet of consequences.
– Robert Louis Stevenson –
What will be the consequence of President Trump’s deep dive into whether America has been subjected to Voter Fraud?
Choice of attention – to pay attention to this and ignore that – is to the inner life what choice of action is to the outer. In both cases, a man is responsible for his choice and must accept the consequences, whatever they may be.
– W. H. Auden –
10 thoughts on “There are Always Consequences”
We had an election?I thought it was another virus.
If it walks like a virus and quacks like a virus… no, wait maybe I’m thinking of the wrong simile.
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At least there may someday be a cure for Covid….not so politics or politicians.
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The problem with this election was: since neither party had a viable candidate the various media organizations ran against each other. cheers
Good point – and that problem will remain until enough of the public realizes that they are being assigned an opinion rather than forming their own opinion.
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I’m not offended as I am a Canadian at heart and by birth. Every day there is something that leaves me shaking my head more. There were jokes two weeks ago that this president would be dragged out of the White House kicking and screaming on Biden’s Inauguration Day … now everyone starts to think that might happen.
Trump told Fox News he will leave office to “go on, do other things” if not reelected. He has in the past referred to his statements about not leaving office at the end of his term as “jokes.” Conjecture of any other outcome is simply the press thinking they are mind readers.
State vote counting is supposed to be done by December 14, but could be possibly be delayed if states have not finished determining the vote count. After that there is the process whereby the Electoral College casts their votes for each state. The House and Senate meet on January 6 to count these votes and declare the winner.
All declarations so far about who has won the Presidency have been called by the press.
Well yes, that is true – conjecture by the press based on polls to date. But, for the most part, when Hillary Clinton lost back in 2016, it was widely believed that the polls were rigged … the only foreign leader not to congratulate Biden on his win is the same leader who many believed helped to get Trump his win.
Trump now has announced he wants to run again in 2024. Today his daughter-in-law announced she was running for a Senate seat in North Carolina. He has filed 25+ lawsuits to date – most likely after all is said and done, he will not win, but unfortunately, he is letting his ego over not winning re-election interfere with the transition team, especially as to COVID. With 1/4 million people dead from a “fake news virus” and 2,000 more expected to die daily, since nothing was done about the pandemic from the outset, at least he should help to make the transition go smoothly … but no, the concerns are not for the people, but for him. If not for the Coronavirus, perhaps he would have won, but he made enemies by insulting seniors, immigrants, not to mention the worst faux pas, calling war dead “losers” … there are a lot of veterans out there, some with emotional or physical ailments from fighting for this country where Trump secured help from a doctor to say he had bone spurs and avoided serving in the military. I have never cared for braggards nor liars and have had to deal with plenty in my days.
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News reports only list a handful of leaders who have congratulated Biden. Some reports say Biden has already started to discuss his ‘administration’s’ agenda with foreign leaders. That could be a breach of the Logan Act.
The Federal Governments in both the US and Canada do not have jurisdiction over each State or Province’s response to COVID.
As for calling war dead ‘losers’ – four anonymous sources reported that accusation to the left of centre media, The Atlantic. At least that many named sources denied it. There is no real proof one way or the other
Many will agree that Trump is not a paragon of virtue. Biden probably isn’t either. Biden was an apparently fit young man who got five draft deferments for asthma to keep him out of Vietnam. Then there was Bill Clinton and Kennedy…
There are achievements of the Trump Administration in foreign policy, including sanctions on Russia. All items can be verified by non partisan sources. This is the kind of information that seems much more important than attacks on people who don’t look, think, or act the way others think they should – yet they still make valuable contributions.
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