ELECTION DIARY 2020

Published October 2, 2020 by Nan Mykel

After “showing himself” during the first presidential debate with Joe Biden on Tuesday, he tweets on Friday that he and FLOTUS have tested positive for coronavrus. I may be a slow learner, but I believe I have been taught that whatever the president says means just the opposite. Therefore, I am alert to the possibility that this development is not what it seems. Since Hope Hicks is also said to have the virus maybe it’s true. But wait! Time will tell? Or not.

This continuing diary is headed for a denouement upon the winning of the 2020 presidential election. Whether the mystery will have been one of adventure or tragedy lies ahead.

Recently: The NYT revealed Trump’s federal income taxes since 2000: He paid $750 in taxes for two years since 2000.

Although his trick of rude interference overiding Biden’s attempt to speak during the first presidential debate (the viewer couldn’t hear either party very well) worked as interference, it was possible to note that Trump would not criticize white supremacists, and his final words had to do with Proud Boys needing to stand down and stand back. Someone has criticized Biden for “telling the president to shut up,” but what he–understandably–said was “would someone tell the man to shut up?”

A flubbed presidential debate; maybe catching the virus; the reason he refused to release his tax returns surfacing thanks to the NYT ($750 in two of the last fifteen years, nothing in the others.; an attempt to sell our Post Office down the river in order to interfere with mail in ballots and a federal judge’s order to undo recent actions by the P.O. which would interfere with mail-in voting; recently emerging information that very early during the pandemic the post office was prepared to send face masks to everyone free of charge, but was stopped from doing so by the president and….more travesties will have surfaced as soon as this is published on my Mystery Diary/blog. Oh, and he threw a monkey wrench into everything by endorsing Amy Coney Barrett, a female anti-choice activist, for a rush job onto the Supreme Court, during an ongoing election, no less.

Barr’s misbehavior would add a listing of many increasing improprieties, but perhaps you can get the drift of how things are unfolding in the struggle to save democracy. And, the most recent cover on The Nation reads, “Is Trump Planning a Coup D’Etat? Many observers–including Republicans–worry that he is. They’re organizing now to stop him,” and the cover of the October 2nd issue of The Week is labeled “The Chaos to Come–by filling Supreme Court seat, will McConnell open a Pandora’s box?” against background art depicting horror and fear.

Perhaps a funny or two to allay catatonia: Kayleigh McEnany reported that Barrett was a Rhodes scholar. Actually, she attended Rhodes college. To be fair, Kayleigh said later, “My bad.” The second funny (to me, at least) was my believing all along that the group of partiers that set at least one California wildfire–-gender reveal parties—involved transgender individuals announcing their birth sex. “My bad.”

AT HOME: Self-quarantine continues as I water and pinch my petunias, at 85. I am also a recent survivor of pneumonia–upon discharge in early March the hospital wanted me to be discharged to a nursing home…Whew!

3 comments on “ELECTION DIARY 2020

  • Nan, David Brooks, the conservative pundit, who joins liberal pundit Mark Shields for a weekly recap on PBS Newshour said last night something of interest. They both of course are wishing the president and his family, staff well with the COVD-19. And, they both noted this is a wake-up call to many.

    Yet, when they got to the debate, Brooks noted a statistic that said 70% of Americans do not personally like the president. He went on to say it is one thing for me to sit here week after week and note that this behavior is a problem. But, Americans got to see in real time during the debate why they do not like Donald Trump. Shields added the president interrupted Biden 120 plus times.

    The debates may be quaint and not ask enough good questions, but the president destroyed the institution of the debates. Keith

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  • Glad You
    Are Okay
    It Seems
    Trump’s
    Diary
    May Be
    Fading
    Away in Page
    NumBerS NoW
    Anti-Climatic Yes
    Ironically inDeed
    So Many People
    Have Suffered
    And Died
    Only
    Because
    Of His Lack
    Of Empathy
    And Care of
    What Others
    See Now indeed
    He is getting A
    View From
    What
    He
    Reaps
    NoW Sown
    On 5th Avenue
    If He Survives
    Hopefully
    He
    Will
    Finally
    See Who
    He Is And
    What Truly
    Makes Life Worth
    Living A Chance to Breathe

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