“Sleepy Joe,” “Crazy Bernie,” “Pocahontas”

via Politico

Whatever you think of Joe Biden, he is a very decent man with four decades of selfless government service. Sure, Biden is imperfect and I am not predisposed to vote for him in the primaries. Nevertheless his four decades of public service have not included lining his own pockets.

Whatever his imperfections, compared to Donald Trump they are minuscule. Biden is neither a sociopath nor a liar.

The same can be said of Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren.

Trump’s gratuitous denigration of political opposition — Sleepy Joe, Crazy Bernie, Pocahontas — anger me. They are cheap shots which are usually followed with BS misrepresenting a political position. Think back to John McCain. When he corrected that crazy “he’s an Arab” woman:

“No ma’am,” McCain said. “He’s a decent family man, a citizen that I just happen to have disagreements with on fundamental issues, and that’s what this campaign is all about.”

Trump angers me. I hope that he angers you. People do not fix things for two reasons:

  1. Either they are unaware of a problem or;
  2. They are not sufficiently disturbed to take action to correct it.

I hope that awareness and anger will drive you to the polls in 2020. We need to fire, not only Trump, but Mitch McConnell as well.

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By David Cary Hart

Retired CEO. Formerly a W.E. Deming-trained quality-management consultant. Now just a cranky Jewish queer. Gay cis. He/Him/His.