Tonight the president of the United States…— Mark D. Levine (@MarkLevineNYC) September 30, 2020
* Refused to tell his supporters to refrain from violence if he loses
* Refused to say humans cause climate change
* Refused to condemn white supremacists
Beyond reprehensible. An absolute disgrace.
I laughed, I cried, I cried some more. I am crying while I write this. I will probably cry myself to sleep tonight. That was the feel bad hit of the fall. I am of course talking about the first of three dique (Dominicanese for so-called) presidential debates. Really. What was that?
I hope the rest of the world wasn’t watching was a common refrain on Twitter. That was not a debate, it was a national embarrassment. While Biden was composed and acted the part of an elder statement, Tyrant Trump was a petulant man-child who abused Biden, abused the dique moderator Chris Wallace, and he abused the whole notion of civics and Democracy. From the moment he entered the Oval Office, he has abused us. He continues to do so. That debate performance has been this presidency in a nutshell.
What was that? An angry autocrat with his back to the wall. Trump can read the veritable tea leaves. Unless he cheats, he will not hold onto power. The problem is that his megalomania does not allow him to relinquish control. He actually admitted as much on camera. When he was asked about the ultra-violent right-wing gang The Proud Boys, he said and I quote, “stand back and stand by.” That is a recipe for disaster. Trump is a BPON (Bottomless Pit of Need). Trump will destroy this country, correction he has destroyed this country, for the sake of his brittle ego. Trump could have taken the coronavirus serious and we would not be where we are right now. But the stock market and his re-election were more important so here we are.
While Biden obviously won the debate. America lost something with this debate. The world lost something with this debate. Watching that debate made my soul hurt and I know that I am not the only one. Trump has no shame. He is what Latinos would call a sinvergüenza. And that is the rub, right? Trump is the worst person imaginable to be President at this present moment but yet he is the President. And he will do everything in his power to remain in power. We have never been here before. God help us.
Pa’lante Siempre Pa’lante!