What Really Matters

PREFACE: For reasons unknown, my original blog, as posted earlier this day, appeared minus the YouTube companion clip. When the WordPress gremlins would not allow me to correct the problem, I opted to trash my post and have another go at it. This time, Gremlins permitting, we’ll have 2 options; either viewing this Must See Vid, above(?), or over at YouTube.

Wherever you wind up watching it, check out Jimmy Kimmel’s YouTube Channel commentary, which sets up the content, thusly…

“We are now less than two weeks away from the election and it’s time to focus on something we cannot afford to forget, healthcare. The vast majority of this country agrees that health insurance should cover Americans with pre-existing conditions. But the Republican party, and that includes the President and Congress, only has a plan to do away with protections for pre-existing conditions. If they are allowed to do that, millions of people are going to suffer. This is not a partisan issue. Four out of five Americans want this. Democrats and Republicans. Two-thirds of Republicans want this, but the majority of Republicans in office don’t. They say they do but their actions say the opposite. So Jimmy’s wife Molly made a video that details their experience with their 3-year-old son Billy, who was born with a pre-existing condition, to help everyone remember what this election is really about.”

Jimmy Kimmel • Oct 22, 2020

Beyond my added “Amen” and kudos to the Kimmels for telling it like it really is, I now offer up my impassioned plea.

Dear American Registered Voters,

As the Kimmel family’s vlog amply illustrates, there are certain issues, inclusive of healthcare, which must always transcend partisan politics. Regrettably, Donald J. Trump either DOES NOT or CHOOSES NOT to acknowledge the fact that our elected leaders are supposed to preside over a society that’s conducive to meeting the basic needs of humanity.

It appears to be way above his pay grade to ever buy into anything that’d ever help anyone, other than himself. That leaves those of us of sound mind, good conscience and compassionate heart but one remaining option.

We the People must oust Donald J. Trump via the Ballot Box! Within our two-party system, the one and only way to assure that, is to elect the Joe Biden / Kamala Harris team.

EITHER vote early by absentee ballot (and hand deliver it on or before Election Day) OR mask-up to vote at the polls on Tuesday, November 3, 2020.

Stay aware my compatriots,

Tom

Stay Publicly Masked!
Stay Safe at Home!
Stay Healthy!

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Bide-n His Time?

 

Wow! Mere days following Super Tuesday and long before multiple millions of primary ballots have yet to even be cast and counted, candidate Joe Biden can already count on becoming the Democratic Party’s presidential nominee. The big question…

• Can Barack Obama’s ex-VP really, Really, REALLY defeat Donald Trump?

Joe had better be fully prepared to take on that Herculean Task. After all, Donny will be huckstering and rehashing a hoax… donning his tin-foil hat and trotting out his Biden / Burisma / Ukraine false narrative… i.e., the exact same way he successfully exploited this bogus issue throughout his legitimate House Impeachment and undeserved Senate acquittal.

• What does this all boil down to?

Well, instead of this presidential Election Year becoming a substantive, issues based campaign, the Trumpster… who neither has a firm grasp on the real issues nor shives-a-git about them… will, instead, be prevaricating and mudslinging his way to victory. Hell, that pathetic little man tells huge whoppers so frequently and fanatically, even he believes they’re the truth. Worse yet, so do the gullible masses, who’ll be reelecting him.

Even were Biden to, miraculously, win the White House, unless the Democrats also secure U.S. House and Senate majorities, his presidency will mean nothing.

•  What if vengeance seeking Republicans do wind up controlling both legislative chambers?

At the very least… Biden will be facing down ferocious obstructionism.

Net effect… the real issues… e.g., climate change, free elections, nuclear disarmament, gun control, women’s rights, human rights, fair immigration laws, living wages, an equitable tax code, affordable housing, healthcare and prescription drugs etc.… will NEVER be dealt with in any meaningful way.

At the very worst… sore loser, vengeance seeking Republicans will dredge up the Trumpian lies re Ukraine / Burisma / Biden and use this as the basis to unjustifiably impeach, convict and remove Biden from office.

Net effect… the real issues… e.g., climate change, free elections, nuclear disarmament, gun control, women’s rights, human rights, fair immigration laws, living wages, an equitable tax code, affordable housing, healthcare and prescription drugs etc.… will NEVER be dealt with in any meaningful way.

Of course… even in defeat, what’s to stop Donald Trump from holing up in the White House and flat-out refusing to turn over the keys to Joe Biden?

Net effect… the real issues… e.g., climate change, free elections, nuclear disarmament, gun control, women’s rights, human rights, fair immigration laws, living wages, an equitable tax code, affordable housing, healthcare and prescription drugs etc.… will NEVER be dealt with in any meaningful way.

RE climate change… failure to deal with this burning issue, STAT, will lead to humanity’s eventual extinction. Little doubt, the last people left (more or less) standing will wind up writhing around in such agony that… as they suck in their last gasp of super-heated, toxified oxygen, they’ll likely even welcome their own deaths.

Net effect… the real issues will NEVER be dealt with in any meaningful way. Of course, what would any of that really matter, anymore, once the cockroaches inherit the Earth?