Did Putin win?
Is this what he envisioned when he interfered with the 2016 election to get Trump. A heavily divided and somewhat unstable country? To be honest I never really believed all the claims of Russia interference by the democrats since 2016 and just passed it off as them trying to deligitmise Trump’s presidency as much as possible. But now when I look at the current state of this country….. it’s becoming harder to argue that Putin isn’t salivating at the discourse in our country. From a corrupt, dangerous, self entitled, man-child president who will absolutely do anything to either stay in power at all costs or cause as much damage, dysfunction and heart ache on his way out, to a fully complicit GOP who have no qualms about the president’s rhetoric and actions and some will even do his bidding (seen recently with the republican election officials in Michigan) as long as it helps them stay in power, to also a nation that half of which (ok maybe not half) not only believes anything and everything the president says(along with other blatantly disinformation that the president watches) but also have a deep interconnection with him thus if he says that he’s being cheated they’ll also feel that their being cheated. Day by day I feel like our democracy is dying in broad daylight. I feel like our institutions of checks and balances is steadily withering away. I feel like pepe the frog is polishing off his MAGA 2020 engraved brass knuckles to sucker punch me into another four years of a Trump presidency. Don’t get me wrong at the end of the day I believe Biden will be sworn into office in 2021. For the most part judges and election officials from both parties have stood their ground in preserving the integrity of this election. The thing is….. at some point these judges and election officials are gonna step down and when it’s time to replace them…. as an atheist I’ll be praying every night that this current GOP won’t fill those offices with partisan stooges (though I’m increasingly loosing hope that they will). I’ll probably sound like some crazy conspiracist but I’m VERY frightened for the future of our country
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