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New Randy Rainbow Video: Don’t Tell Donald He’s NOT RE-ELECTED TODAY! – Randy Rainbow Parody

Learning to lose graciously is part of growing up. Most of us accept that by a certain age, we will have to admit that not everything in life is winnable.

We are several weeks out from the Presidential election. At this point, the results should be old news. The focus should be the peaceful transition from the current administration to the new administration. But, thanks the antics and false claims of voter fraud by you know who, the nation and the world is unable to move forward.

Enter Randy Rainbow’s new video, Don’t Tell Donald He’s NOT RE-ELECTED TODAY! – Randy Rainbow Parody. Using the song Getting Married Today from the musical Company, the video mocks the futile attempts to ignore the voice of the voting public.

What I love about this video is that in addition to the usual delicious satire, there is a feeling of rejoicing. We all know that Joe Biden and Kamala Harris won the election. It’s time to let them do their job and show you know who the door.

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The Focus Should be on the Covid Numbers, not Appeasing You Know Who

The following scenario is one that any parent is all too familiar with:

A parent walks into a toy store with their child. The intention is choose a birthday present for perhaps their child’s friend or classmate. The child sees a toy that they want. The parent tells their child no. That child proceeds to take a tantrum, which garners the attention of both store employees and other customers. The parent has two choices.

Choice #1 is to buy that second toy and stop the tantrum. However, if the parent does this, their child will learn that they can get what they want if they make a spectacle. Choice #2 is that they walk out buying nothing. Outside of the store, the parent makes it clear to their child that such behavior is unacceptable and will not be tolerated.

Unfortunately, this scenario is limited to the parent and their screaming child. It is not a stretch to change the players to adults. In this case, the child taking the tantrum is you know who. The parent is his supporters and yes-people. In a normal year, their appeasement of him would be troubling.

But, as we all know, our present situation is not normal. What those around him should be doing is forcing him to focus on the Covid-19 crisis, instead of blindly agreeing to political spectacle he is making.

There is a reason why Joe Biden was elected. It’s time to honor that choice and move forward. How many more Americans will die before we realize that?

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Of Course His Re-Election Campaign is a Scam

Someone wise once said that a leopard can never change its spots.

If one were to look up that phrase in the dictionary, one would find an image of you know who.

In attempt to undo the results of the election, his team has created an election defense fund. The purpose of this fund is to ensure that he has another four years in office.

But like many things he has touched, it is a scam. The quote from the AP is as follows:

But the fine print indicates much of the money donated to support that effort since Election Day has instead paid down campaign debt, replenished the Republican National Committee and, more recently, helped get Save America, a new political action committee Trump founded, off the ground.

Of course, it is a scam. As usual, his priority is number one. His business acumen is as poor as his ability to lead this country. He and his people need to go before they drag this country down to the depths that I don’t want to even consider.

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This is How Presidential Transitions are Supposed to be

One of the cornerstones of our democracy is the peaceful transition from one administration to another. It signals that there is a respect for the country and for the end result of a Presidential election.

As we all are too keenly aware of, you know who has far too many people believing that his loss was due to voter fraud. In denying the Biden/Harris transition team access to the necessary materials needed to do their job, the message from the current administration is loud and clear. They are concerned with soothing their boss’s fragile ego than following the will of the people.

Over the last few days, former First Daughter and granddaughter Jenna Bush Hager has been reflecting on how her late grandfather, George H.W. Bush and father, George W. Bush graciously welcomed the next President into the White House.

The letter from her grandfather to then President elect Bill Clinton states the following:

“Dear Bill, when I walked into this office just now I felt the same sense of wonder and respect that I felt four years ago. I know you will feel that, too. I wish you great happiness here,”

She also fondly recalls how she, her sister, and her mother were tour guides for Michelle Obama and her girls when President Obama won the election twelve years ago.

This is how Presidential transitions are supposed to be. But it cannot happen if you know who refuses to concede the election.

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Thoughts on Veterans Day 2020

Today is Veterans Day.

Normally, we would use this day to say thank you to the men and women who have fought and died to defend the United States. But this year feels different.

It feels different because of not just Covid-19, but because of political turmoil created by the results of the election.

Sometimes I feel like we take our rights and our freedoms for granted. The last few years have reminded me that democracy does not just appear or remain stable in thin air. A democratic government either fails or succeeds based on the actions (or lack thereof) of the average citizen.

Every year, we talk about thanking our living veterans and honoring the memories of those who are no longer with us. I think the best way we can do both is to do the hard work needed to ensure that the American democracy will exist for generations to come. Included in that hard work is putting aside our differences and trying to find a middle ground.

If we don’t, then what is the point of Veterans Day?

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It’s Time to Get Over the Fact That You Know Who Lost the Election

When we are children, we are hopefully taught that we cannot always be the winner. Sometimes, we have to be the loser. I would think, that by the time we grow up, we accept this fact and lose with grace and maturity.

As the American public (and the world at large) has learned that you know who believes that he must always be the winner. Any other outcome is unacceptable and impossible.

The unacceptable and the impossible happened on Saturday when Joe Biden was declared the winner of the Presidential election. As expected, there have been a flurry of baseless lawsuits stating voter fraud. What is worse, there are some Republicans and members of the Presidential staff who perpetuate this claim.

I don’t know what is worse, the spoiled man-child who sits in the Oval Office or those around him who allow him to live in this fantasy world. Once again, it proves that they are more concerned with soothing his fragile ego rather than doing what is best for the country.

Joe Biden and Kamala Harris won the election fair and square. For the good of the country and our future, it is time to accept the truth and move on.

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William Barr Forgets Who He Works For

At the end of the day, a civil servant, regardless of their job title, works for the people. We, the American people, pay for their salaries and benefits. For certain jobs, we decide who to hire and/or fire via elections.

Attorney General William Barr has forgotten this. After it was announced that Joe Biden and Kamala Harris won the election, you know who’s campaign not surprisingly claimed that there was voter fraud. There is of course, no hard evidence to prove that the accusations are legitimate.

But that did not stop his allies from stating otherwise. Among them is Attorney General Barr. Using his position, he has directed the DOJ to investigate if these statements hold water.

What bothers me is that Barr has forgotten who he works for. Though he is directly responsible to POTUS, he is not supposed to act as POTUS’s personal lawyer. The job of Attorney General is to be the country’s lawyer. That fact that Barr and many others have either forgotten or have chosen to turn their back on their responsibilities to the American people is at the very least, disturbing.

Politics aside, the reason I voted for the Democratic ticket is that both Biden and Harris understand who they work for. Neither are perfect (no one is), but their personal needs are not number one of the list if priorities. The needs of the nation are and will (hopefully) always be number one.

P.S. Secretary of Defense Mark Esper was fired yesterday by you know who. I wonder how many heads will roll before January 20th. If I was a betting woman, I would say that his will not be last on the chopping block.

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Thoughts On the Anniversary of Kristallnacht and the Results of the Presidential Election

For generations, Americans have believed that our democracy was set in stone. Our basic rights, the political and cultural cornerstone of our nation was untouchable. Then you know who was elected President four years ago and it looked the American democracy was on shaky ground.

The anniversary of Kristallnacht is tomorrow and Tuesday. It was the unofficial beginning of the Holocaust. It was also a sign that dignity, democracy and humanity no longer existed in Germany.

Thankfully, Americans have shown our democracy and our freedoms are worth fighting for. In electing Joe Biden and Kamala Harris, we have perhaps avoided the path that led the to Kristallnacht and the Holocaust. But that does not mean that we can rest on our laurels. There is still much more work to be done before we can be the country that lives out the ideals in our founding documents.

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Our Long National Nightmare is Over: Biden & Harris Win the Election

When we all went to bed on Tuesday, we know that the outcome of the election would not come immediately. After several days of constantly watching the news and holding our breath, we have a winner. Joe Biden and Kamala Harris will be entering the White House as President and Vice President in January. Knowing that we will have the first female Vice President who is also a woman of color speaks to how far this country has come.

It goes without saying, that the response from you know is the adult equivalent of a tantrum.

Tantrum starts at 4:06

Instead of being and adult and accepting that he lost, he will continue to claim that voter fraud conspiracy cost him a second term. If (and I mean a huge if) that was true, there would have been a complete blue wave. Both Mitch McConnell and Lindsey Graham would lost their respective elections. But they didn’t, which is completely baffling to me.

As much as we can celebrate (and there is a reason to celebrate), there are two caveats. The first is that unfortunately, we have to wait until January before the Biden administration can actually get down to business. The second is that one of their first tasks will be to clean up the mess of the previous administration.

Although we know that there is still a lot of work to do, we can still take in the moment. Normalcy is on the horizon. I don’t know about you, but I am ready to for a boring President and a boring Presidential administration.

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Every Vote Should Be Counted, Regardless of How Long it Takes

Election Day is one of the most stressful and exhilarating days on the American calendar. By the time we go to bed on November 3rd, the expectation is that we know who the next President will be.

Not this year.

As I write this, it is just about 24 hours after a handful of states in the North East have closed their polling stations. According to the various news outlets, Joe Biden and Kamala Harris are close to receiving the 270 electoral votes needed to win the election.

As much as I would love to breath a sigh of relief and rejoice, I can’t. There are still millions of votes to be counted. You know who, could be acting like an adult and potentially lose gracefully. But, true to his character, several lawsuits have been launched to stop counting votes and/or recount what has already been tabulated.

As much as I hate to say it, this election cannot be declared as over. Every voter has a right to be heard. If we are the democracy we claim to be, we must wait until every vote is counted.

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