As sure as night follows day on January 20, 2021 Joe Biden the winner in a landslide popular and electoral college vote will be inaugurated as the 46th president of the United States.
The question is not whether the dejected and humiliated President Donald Trump is leaving, it’s how much destruction, division and permanent harm to our democracy will he unleash before he finally gets the hook.
Trump’s refusal to acknowledge reality and concede the election, delusional tweets and even more delusional lawsuits are much sound and fury, signifying nothing. I repeat, the president-elect Joe Biden will become president in January.
Trump may be a lame duck, but he retains the powers of the presidency until noon on January 20, 2021, and if you thought his administration pre-election was chaotic and unnerving, his last days will be exponentially worse.
Book of Revelations 12:12:
“Therefore rejoice, ye heavens, and ye that dwell in them. Woe to the inhabiters of the earth and of the sea! for the devil is come down unto you, having great wrath, because he knoweth that he hath but a short time.”
The white evangelical’s false messiah knows that he has a short time left, and he’s consumed with wrath and vengeance and will ramp up his fuckery.
Trump’s failure to grant President-elect Biden access to federal funding and resources to power up his transition ensures that he will have a rocky start to his administration.
The only way to limit Trump’s power to gum up the works and cripple Biden’s first days in power is for Republican congressional leaders and White House administration officials to speak truth to power and demand that he concede defeat and respect the democratic process.
Unfortunately, so far only a handful of GOP senators have congratulated Biden on his victory, and administration officials have abetted Trump’s tomfoolery. For example, Attorney General William Barr told prosecutors they should examine unsupported allegations of voting irregularities and massive voter fraud.
Is it too much to expect Republicans to put democracy above their fear of reprisals from Trump and acknowledge the obvious: Biden won in a landslide, and Trump’s refusal to concede is doing indelible harm to our democracy?