Im Not Unhappy

Im not unhappy at all that these insurrectionists attacked the Capitol building yesterday.

I am quite glad they did.

Hopefully they sent a message to the knuckleheads in Congress and the prevaricators in the media.

Of course I am probably expecting too much, but there is always hope.

The mainstream media will of course lie their asses off and demean and besmirch the insurrectionists, but who cares?

The main stream media, the admirers of Joseph Goebbels that they are, cannot change reality.

And the reality is that there are a lot of intelligent people out there who support what these insurrectionists did.

The insurrectionists attacked the Capitol building because the dimwitted, cowardly John Roberts would not give them legal recourse.

The insurrectionists attacked the Capitol building because the dimwitted, cowardly Mike Pence would not give them legal recourse.

These boobs in Federal Land just dont get it. They operate at the pleasure of the people.

The people are their employers.

And if the men and women in Congress do not respond to the needs of the people, in time people will take matters into their own hands.

Life is a big hockey game.

If the referee does not call the game fairly, in time the players will take matters into their own hands.

This seems obvious to most people.

Here is the take-home message from my one political science course in college.

Our professor taught us that it did not matter what form of government was in place – be it theocracy, monarchy, democracy, dictatorship; if the leaders did not respond to the needs of the people, in time that leadership, that government would be overthrown.

So will it be with these poor leaders in Congress.

After the insurrection yesterday, I was appalled.

I was not appalled at the insurrectionists.

I was appalled to see Mitch McConnell carry on as if nothing had happened.

That man, Mitch McConnell, just didnt get it.

He was and still is as clueless as can be.

He is as clueless as were Marie Antoinette and King Louis XVI when they were being carted off to the guillotine.

This insurrection will be the beginning of the end for our leaders if they do not respond to the needs of the people.

If the leaders carry on as if this last election was legitimate, in time the people will take them out.

That is exactly what they deserve.

These self-serving dunderheads have fucked the American people for the last 50 years, and yesterday they only got a small taste of a comeuppance they so richly deserve.

Carry-on insurrectionists.

Sincerely,

Archer Crosley

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Secession

Seccession is all the talk right now. You hear it on Glenn Beck’s show; you read it it on the Internet.

What should be done?

It’s a serious business, made more serious by the weak Supreme Court justices who didn’t have the spine to take up a legitimate beef that the state of Texas had with other states who it felt had enabled a fraudulent Presidential election.

The media not surprisingly supported the fraudulent election by endlessly repeating the word baseless whenever a citizen spoke up about the lack of integrity in the election.

The media, fervent followers of Joseph Goebbels that they are, sincerely believes that saying something makes it so.

Of course they would believe this; they’ve been getting away with it for years.

Baseless, they screamed. Show us the evidence, they charged.

Mayor Giuliani complied with hours upon hours of testimony by average Americans who came forward to tell stories of fraud.

Show us the evidence, the media countered.

Feckless pseudo-Republicans like Mitt Romney joined in and supported the media lie.

Baseless, they screamed. Trump is a sore loser.

Blah, blah, blah.

The time for talk is over.

There is no more room for talk.

If the people who oppose the election of Joe Biden allow this election to stand, then nothing else is relevant.

There is no point to participation in government when legal recourse is denied.

All that remains is action or submission.

If the aggrieved parties will not stand up now, when will they stand up?

Submission on the other hand is death.

Glenn Beck raises the subject of secession. He asks aloud whether we the secessionists have enough grievances to secede.

He then goes on to compare our situation to that of the Founding Fathers in 1776 and implies that we do not have enough grievances.

Glenn Beck (Yale) is wrong in two ways. First, as to whether we have enough grievances, let’s review our grievances.

The useless Vietnam war of the 1960s, the stagflation of the 1970s, the Savings and Loan debacle of the 1980s, the outsourcing of jobs to China commencing in the 1980s, the .com bubble collapse of the 1990s, the endless wars in the Middle East commencing in the early 2000s, the 2008 subprime mortgage crisis, the OxyContin crisis of the 2000s, the COVID-19 crisis in 2020.

Let’s not forget the sweeping under the rug of Hillary Clinton’s financial shenanigans in Haiti, the killing of Jeffrey Epstein in prison, the murder of Seth Rich, and the imprisonment of Julian Assange and the subsequent denial of his basic right to a speedy trial.

Through their immoral leadership the elites took away our lives, our savings, our houses, the value of our money, the unimpeachable nature of our Bill of Rights, and now our jobs and businesses. Is that not enough?

Second, the question of secession is false.

We are not seceding from anything.

It’s our country that has been surreptitiously stolen from us by the arrogant, avaricious fools from the Ivy League who are led by Harvard University.

The cowards on the Supreme Court are in large part Ivy League graduates. John Roberts is a Harvard fool. Bill Gates is an honorary Harvard fool. Anthony Fauci is a fool from Cornell. Chris Fredo Cuomo is a fool from Yale. Ditto to Anderson Vanderbilt. Fareed Zakaria, chief defender of Bill Gates, is a fool from Harvard. The leader of the Hearst Corporation, Steven Swartz, is a Harvard fool. Jeff Bezos is a Princeton fool. Mitt Romney is a Harvard fool. Chuck Schumer is a Harvard fool. Amy Klobuchar is a Yale fool. Ben Sasse is a Yale fool. Warren Buffett is a fool from the Wharton school. Bill and Hillary Clinton are Yale fools. Gerald Ford was a Yale fool. Barack Obama is a Harvard fool. Bush 41 was a Yale fool. Bush 43 is still a Yale fool. The list goes on and on.

Of course, it is not just people from the Ivy League who are hurting us. This immoral cartel has their wannabe puppets who will gladly suck Harvard’s cock for a nickel.

They are the society destroyers. All of them contributed to the demise of the American republic. They are the secessionists.

They seceded from the Constitution.

They seceded from the American republic that our Founding Fathers gifted us.

They seceded the day they in person or in spirit vouched for the honesty of this election.

Shame on them.

Gentlemen, fix your bayonets.

Sincerely,

Archer Crosley

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Life and Hockey

Life is a big hockey game.

If the referee does not call the game fairly and impartially, in time the players will take matters into their own hands.

Recently the Supreme Court ruled against the state of Texas (by not taking up the case) who filed a lawsuit against various states, including Pennsylvania, because of the way that these states conducted their voting for the recent Presidential election. The basis for this lawsuit was that these states had violated the Constitutional rights of Texans.

The Supreme Court is thus prosecuting the notion that avoiding an issue as important as election fraud will make the problem go away.

It will not.

The problem is that nearly 70,000,000 Americans believe that the election was fraudulent.

Let’s not tackle the issue now as to whether it was; suffice it to say that people believe it was.

Citizens have filed afadavits testifying to this fraud.

If fraud was committed that is the damage to the country. If that damage exists, it needs to be addressed.

What the Supreme Court is doing is akin to a doctor turning off a heart alarm in the ICU in order to solve a problem.

If the doctor doesn’t hear it, it’s not there.

Veto.

The problem is not the alarm; the problem is what the alarm represents.

The main stream media of course can be counted on to backup the Supreme Court’s decision to not take up this case.

Life is a big hockey game.

If the referee does not call the game fairly and impartially, in time the players will take matters into their own hands.

If the supporters of Trump who believe the election was rigged cannot get a fair hearing in the courts, they will take matters into their own hands.

Perhaps not this year, but the battle is inevitable if this problem is not equitably addressed, especially if the consequences of this election prove dire to the Trump supporters.

In other words Civil War is inevitable.

In many respects John Roberts is the reincarnation of Roger Taney.

Like Taney he is tone deaf.

In the Dred Scott decision, Taney’s Supreme Court felt that they could erase centuries of unfairness and discrimination against black people by turning a blind eye.

They thought they could sweep the problem under the rug.

They thought they could turn the alarm off on the patient whose heart rate was flatlining.

They tried and they lost.

The problem did not go away.

Similarly John Roberts and his court believe that they can make alleged election fraud go away simply by not hearing the case that the state of Texas filed against those states where election fraud was believed to have occurred.

Like Roger Taney, Roberts turns the alarm off on the patient whose heart rate is flatlining.

The cowards and corporate shills of the Supreme Court hide behind technicalities and obscure language.

The consensus interpretation of the Supreme Court opinion is that the state of Texas lacked standing to pursue this case against the other states.

Lacked standing?

So the state of Texas has no privilege to stand up for its own citizens being disenfranchised when another state changes their election laws which leads to fraudulent balloting?

Fraudulent balloting in another state which leads to a false electoral win for Joe Biden most certainly does effectively disenfranchise the voters in Texas; it negates their vote.

A state does have the moral right to pursue remediation if criminal activity is suspected in another state.

The logic of the Roberts Court here Is equivalent to the same poor logic, which is no logic, that was displayed in the Obamacare decision.

What Roberts, et al, are saying is that it’s okay for fraudulent balloting to occur in another state; in other words, that’s the law.

Since all good law must by necessity have a moral base, this law would be suspect as no one could possibly justify such a law on moral grounds.

But, as mentioned previously, the Roberts Court hides behind technicalities. They are ruling that the state of Texas has no right to infringe upon how Pennsylvania or any other state conducts its elections. Technically this is correct but only within the context of an honest election. If the state of Pennsylvania constructs a methodology which directly leads to fraudulent balloting, then the state of Texas does have a vested interest in pursuing a case against the state of Pennsylvania.

A simpleton can see this.

By not taking up this case John Roberts and his court have moved us one step closer to Civil War.

As mentioned previously, life is a big hockey game. If the referee does not call the game fairly and impartially, in time the players will take matters into their own hands.

This is a law no less true than that of gravity.

True Believers

What’s the deal with Sidney Powell?

One day she was a darling of the Trump administration, and now she’s seemingly out.

What happened?

What happened was that Sidney Powell was most likely a true believer.

She apparently came upon information that she was thought was relevant to overturning the Biden election.

This is a dangerous thing to the elites, to have a true believer looking into things.

Does it seem likely that Sidney Powell would work her entire life only to get to this point where she would throw away everything she had worked for on baseless accusations?

This seems unlikely.

What seems more likely is that she did encounter substantial violations.

What also seems likely is that Donald Trump decided that he didn’t need any true believers on his team.

As I have mentioned before, if Trump is contesting this election it is because Corporate America wants him to contest this election.

I can’t tell you yet why they want to contest this election, because I am not the one calling the shots.

Maybe they want to provoke a constitutional crisis for the purposes of opening a constitutional convention where they can alter the fundamental framework of the Bill of Rights.

Or maybe they want to create a distraction like the Russia scandal, something they can carry forth for four more years.

Distractions are essential to the elites. They don’t want people focusing on foreign wars and CIA interventions overseas.

It’s much better to have people battling over issues they can’t resolve.

If the people protest foreign wars as they did in Vietnam, the elites will lose. They sure don’t want that.

It’s much better to have a distraction, but nothing with too much substance. They want just enough to whet the appetite.

They certainly don’t want true believers like Sidney Powell coming up with credible evidence that she can use to prosecute an agenda that they don’t want.

If they can’t buy her off, they’ll destroy her.

Sincerely,

Archer Crosley

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Unrigging the Vote

It’s obvious that the recent presidential election was rigged in favor of the Democrats just as the 2000 presidential election was rigged in favor of the Republicans.

I suppose that one could easily say that one rigged election is deserving of another, but then we’d be at a stalemate playing a winless game with no motivation in place to change the system.

As it stands now, it is Corporate America that chooses our presidents.

This is accomplished through corporate-owned main stream media which herds the mob into the cattle pens of superficial chanting.

Your thoughtful vote is thus stampeded out of existence by the fickle behavior of the mob that is controlled by morning talk show know it alls and infotainment boobs.

This is not a good thing because our country is then under the control of an unelected body, that being Corporate America.

Is this what we want?

I don’t think so.

Given that it would seem prudent to discuss precisely what kind of world we do want.

What kind of presidential election, if any, would work?

We are adults. We can do anything we want to do.

We can have any type of government we choose.

Where shall we begin?

The best place to begin is with the Founding Fathers and the mechanism they chose to elect our President of the United States.

The Founding Fathers were definitely opposed to pure democracy.

They feared the mob.

That is why they instituted the electoral college.

In a nutshell, the way it worked was that each state would have a certain defined number of electors who would elect the president.

The state electors would be selected or elected depending upon the state; each state would develop its own format for choosing electors.

The state electors would then get together and each cast two votes for the man they thought would best be president. One of those votes had to be cast for a citizen outside the state of that elector in order to prevent big states from dominating the candidate pool.

The man who got a majority of the votes was President and the runner-up was vice President.

There were other rules in effect for cases where no one got a majority.

This system proved to be ineffective and so the system was modified.

Without going into detail as to why it was modified, it should be obvious that if the electoral college was modified once, it can be modified again.

Circumstances change. The world changes.

Clearly the problem that we face today is increased corporate power. It is Corporate America that is deciding our presidents for us. If we are to survive as a nation, we must discover a way to limit this corporate power. We cannot have Corporate America deciding our presidents through mob rule.

What has happened in the electoral college over the past century is that states select their electors based upon election. But the election is based upon how the mob feels about a particular presidential candidate. Additionally, state electors are now committed on a winner take all basis.

So although the electoral college is electing the President, really the mob is electing the President. All that is required to control the mob is mass media and a willingness to rig the votes at the polls.

This is what we want to prevent.

First, we want to limit the effect of mass media upon the mob. Mass media is now controlled by a few institutions; these few institutions pose as multiple sources of information so as to create a consensus – which is illusory.

Second we want to prevent rigging of elections at the polls.

We also want to shield the election of the President from the immediacy of the moment. We don’t want Presidents chosen on whim and emotion.

For that reason, it is important that the electors be chosen well before the actual election.

It is also important that the electors represent the political bias of the citizenry.

Only an indirect election of the President can fulfill these requirements.

Clearly, the states’ interest must be influential in the selection of a President. So must the will of the people.

To accomplish this, a better approach might be to have the state legislators, who already represent the will of the people, select the electors who will be free to vote their conscience for the President and his running mate. They would not be obligated to vote for any particular person or party.

The number of electors that each state possesses is up to the state’s discretion. They may have 1 or 1,001. It doesn’t matter because the electoral votes allocated to each state will be fixed based upon population.

Each state’s electors would vote on Election Day. There would still be the traditional 50 individual winner take all races but with some critical differences.

First, the electors may vote their conscience. They may vote for Ish Kabibble.

Second, there is no direct popular vote for President. The people will have already voted indirectly in their local elections. This will energize people to pay attention to their local races.

Third, billions of dollars will be saved in trying to sway a clueless public.

Fourth, it will be near impossible to falsify votes as there will be only at most a few hundred electors in each state, and we will know who they are.

Fifth, no dead people will be voting, and no one will be voting twice.

Sixth, people who know the issues will be voting. As it stands now far too many voters can’t begin to comprehend the issues.

Those are some tremendous advantages, and they are pretty close to what the Founding Fathers envisioned.

Now, of course, we can do nothing. We can bury our heads in the sand and continue to believe that our elections are legitimate and that our votes count.

But that would not be the truth.

Sincerely,

Archer Crosley

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A Nation at Risk

The lie of American democracy was on never better display than this past week during the presidential election.

Joe Biden won the election amongst charges of vote fraud.

These charges seem credible when you watch Joe Biden, well after Election Day, come back from amazing deficits to win states like Pennsylvania.

Joe Biden at one time was down by as much as 750,000 votes.

What is shocking (or not so shocking) is how effortlessly the American media glossed over the massive cheating that was taking place in Pennsylvania, Michigan and other key battleground states.

It was this if such cheating had never happened.

But it did happen.

Do these people in the media, I asked myself, really believe that the election was legitimate?

Or are they really good actors?

You have people all over the media complaining about being barred from polling locations in multiple states. You had an individual from Michigan speaking about a glitch in the voting software that caused a flip of 6,000 votes.

This software that contained that particular glitch was used in 47 other counties in Michigan. Apparently the same software had been used in 30 other states in the union.

in Michigan alone if you multiply 47 times 6,000, you arrive at 250,000 votes. Those are enough votes to flip an election. That warrants a closer look, not a glossing.

If that same software contains the same glitch in other states, that situation needs to be examined, not glossed over.

Ditto to the complaints that monitors were barred from entering polling locations.

A fraudulent election is a fraudulent election.

To gloss these infractions over is to strengthen a myth that Americans have been subjected to their entire lives, that we are not a banana republic and that our elections are clean, free, and fair.

How can we possibly criticize banana republics for rigging elections when ours are as well.

Well, we can’t.

We can’t because we are a banana republic.

Actually, we’ve been a banana republic officially now since 11/22/63 when John Kennedy was shot in Dallas, Texas.

In broad daylight.

The media glossed over that event – call it an unofficial election, or de-election – as well while blaming it on a lone gunman.

Sure.

The cover-up of that event exposed the harsh reality of American politics which is that we do not live in a free and open democratic republic in which the people choose their leaders, but a brutal fascist dictatorship in which hidden elements within the political class choose our leaders for us.

That harsh reality has been exposed again despite the media‘s best attempt to cover it up.

We are a nation of lies.

We are nation in denial.

We are a nation at risk.

We cannot survive these lies.

Sincerely,

Archer Crosley

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Biden or Bigger Game?

What do the elites really want out of this election?

The election of Joe Biden?

I am not so sure.

I have spoken before that Corporate America controls both candidates, Trump and Biden.

If they do, and they want Biden to be the winner, why not just do it and be done with it?

Why not get it over with?

Why the delay in the vote count?

A delay doesn’t make any sense. A delay only gives the opposition time to mount a response.

If you are Corporate America and you’re rigging the vote for Biden, you want to get those votes in and done by the day after the election.

Case closed.

What’s taking so long?

What’s taking so long is that it might just be that Corporate America has a different agenda for this election.

Maybe Corporate America is shooting for bigger game.

And maybe, just maybe, Corporate America isn’t going to be satisfied with electing Joe Biden as President, especially when there are so many conservatives out there who can resist him.

The election of Joe Biden would be chicken feed to the elites.

That’s right, Archer, I say to myself. Now you’re thinking.

It makes much more sense that Corporate America desires a constitutional crisis when it comes to deciding who will win the election.

It’s just a theory, nothing I can prove.

It’s a hunch.

Suppose there is a crisis, a Constitutional crisis, and then someone puts forth the notion of empaneling a Constitutional Convention to resolve it.

This would be a dangerous undertaking.

In a Constitutional Convention, everything might be on the table despite people’s reassurances that it can’t be.

If everything were on the table, a Constitution that has served us well for over 250 years would be in jeopardy.

In one fell swoop, many of our freedoms and protections could be eliminated.

Gone would be the right of free speech, the right to bear arms, the right of due process, the right to personal protection of our papers from unwarranted search and seizure, and many others.

Would we be willing to take that risk?

I am not.

For that reason, if push comes to shove, it’s better for Trump to leave the presidency peacefully.

The guy was not all that anyway.

I wouldn’t be willing to risk the Constitution to save his ass.

Forget about the election fraud.

Yes, fraud was committed.

In my mind undoubtedly.

But who enable the fraud!

None other than Donald Trump.

Ultimately, he bears responsibility for the fiasco that our 2020 election has become.

A good leader spots problems before they begin.

A good leader prevents problems.

As President, he should have placed this problem that mail-in voting presents first on the agenda and then convened an informal commission to set firm rules on the voting.

Donald Trump failed.

Or he was told to fail.

Either way is an indictment of him and his presidency.

Kick the bum out.

And be quick about it.

Sincerely,

Archer Crosley

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Forgetting the Election

I went to bed last night not caring who won the election.

I woke up a few hours later still not caring, but less so because I couldn’t pee.

Now, I’ve been having this problem often on for 3 to 6 months, maybe 12 months, who can remember, but I had learned that if I just hung in there and walked around the house for a few minutes that the urine would flow.

But it didn’t.

So, with nothing else better to do I took some documents from my house over to the office to do some early morning scanning.

Ahh, there’s nothing like scanning documents into a Fujitsu scanner to get your urine flow going.

But the urine was not forthcoming.

Shit!

You know, I knew this day was coming sooner or later. I’m 65 now, no spring chicken, and so it was about time that my prostate started getting too big to not fail.

But, you know, you always figure that if you ignore the problem that it might go away.

Well, the time had come to pay the piper.

So, around 4 AM I returned to my house, picked up my Medicare card, and drove myself over to the hospital.

I walked through Checkpoint Charlie where they issued me a mask, then strode confidently into the registration area like I owned the place.

What’s going on, they asked.

I can’t urinate, I replied. I think I need somebody to cath me.

They took me in right away and measured my vitals. My blood pressure was high, 200 and some over 108.

Most likely that was a reflection of the discomfort I was in.

I was dying to take a piss.

After escorting me to my bay, the doctor came in and was very nice. I told him what was going on, and he agreed that I probably needed a cath.

Have you ever had one, he asked.

No, I said, but I knew this day was coming. And I know it can’t feel too good.

He told me that they would try to make it comfortable for me.

A short while later an orderly, well, we used to call him orderlies, appeared and asked me if I knew what was going to happen.

I said, yes, I used to do this when I was about your age back in the day. I used to help the urologists when I worked in the emergency room.

He told me what it would feel like, and I told him, well, I’m a connoisseur of pain. This will be just another type of pain that I have experienced in my life.

And with that, he put the catheter in.

I must say, it wasn’t an unpleasant experience. It was certainly nothing like the pain I had when I ripped my paraspinous muscles. Nor, was it like the pain when I broke my right fibula, or when I had a bilateral hernia operation.

It was even less than a migraine.

Maybe I was so relieved to get that urine out of my friggin bladder.

The tech told me that his record for draining a bladder was 1500 ML’s.

I think it’s fair to say that I smashed that record. He drained 1700 ML’s out of me.

It was actually a sublime experience, not only because he relieved my pain, but because for one hour I didn’t think once about the presidential election.

I couldn’t have cared less.

Joe Biden and Donald Trump were not part of my consciousness.

Sincerely,

Archer Crosley

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Jokes or Results

Just tonight Laura Ingram talked about the fun factor in voting for Trump.

She stated that people were ready to have fun again and that Donald Trump was a fun candidate.

I never looked at the presidency that way.

But I suppose she’s right. Trump will give us a lot of fun.

So if he’s elected, and you voted for him, you’re going to get a lot of fun.

It will be four years of zingers, insults, one-liners.

It will be a grand old time.

There will be lots of yucks.

How about a boring candidate though. How about somebody who doesn’t tell jokes?

How about somebody who doesn’t insult people?

How about a person who calmly works behind the scenes to produce substantive policy that will make your life better.

Isn’t it the job of the president to do just that?

Can you have both?

Can you have a president who tells jokes and delivers substantive policy?

Can you have your cake and eat it too?

I’ve never seen it.

Generally substance plus style equals unity.

The more time you spend on style, the less time you have for substance, and visa versa.

Trump is flashy and funny but does he produce results.

I’m not seeing it.

I don’t see one major piece of substantive legislation that he has put forth on the domestic or the foreign front.

Where was the comprehensive reform in healthcare to give us a decentralized competitive market place geared toward providing affordable healthcare to all?

Nowhere.

Where was the intelligent reform in our foreign policy to transform America from an international bully to a constructive partner with nations in Africa and Asia?

Nowhere.

Where was the bold initiative to confront the growing power of Palo Alto and its increasing threat upon our First Amendment rights?

Nowhere.

Where was the initiative to confront Corporate America’s runaway greed machine, a machine that outsourced jobs from the black community, a machine that uses young black men as raw material for its corporate prison factory?

Nowhere.

Where was the push environmentally to move us away from nuclear power and plastic? The tragedy at Fukushima should have prompted such. The Sargasso Sea of trash in the Pacific ocean should have prompted such. There are new technologies out there that needed a push from the man in charge. So where was Trump?

Nowhere.

Donald Trump was too busy holding political rallies where he can tell jokes.

I don’t want a comedian.

I want a very boring person who doesn’t tell any jokes.

I don’t want fun.

I want results.

Sincerely,

Archer Crosley

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Lincoln and Trump

Donald Trump and Abraham Lincoln spoken in the same sentence is not something I’m accustomed to hearing.

Such is politics that people will say anything to get their man elected.

In the past few days assorted writers have stressed the similarities between Trump and Lincoln.

This is stunning.

Trump is a disgrace to the spiritual father of the Republican Party.

Abraham Lincoln is the lens through which all issues should be filtered.

One absolutely should ask what Daddy Abe would think before being so foolish as to take a public position.

Oh well, let’s get to it and make the comparison.

Abraham Lincoln lifted himself up by his bootstraps. He was born in a log cabin without light and was hardly a member of the upper class.

Trump was born on Park Avenue.

Abraham Lincoln could read.

Trump probably can but doesn’t.

Abraham Lincoln wrote thoughtfully and concisely never better exemplified than in the Gettysburg address.

Trump can babble half-sentences.

Lincoln struggled to find the right words to say.

Trump has two adjectives, tremendous and amazing.

Lincoln understood that a leader must take guff from subordinates. When Lincoln showed up at McClellan’s house one night, McClellan kept him waiting and then went to bed without seeing him. Lincoln held his tongue.

Trump has a thin skin and flies off the handle at anyone who dares to criticize him.

Lincoln fought a war because the war found him. Having no desire to fight a Civil War, he would have prevented it if he could have.

Trump thirsts for confrontations.

Lincoln was humble.

Trump boasts.

Lincoln took an active role in the Civil War; he traveled in harm’s way to the front in order to visit Grant.

Trump takes no leadership role. He hides in the Oval Office and eats cheeseburgers.

Lincoln had a plan for winning the Civil War.

Trump has no plans.

Lincoln was quiet.

Trump is loud.

Lincoln was an autodidact who devoured books in his thirst for knowledge.

Trump watches himself on television.

At a Lincoln rally, citizens listened patiently as Lincoln intelligently presented his well-reasoned argument.

At a Trump rally, people chant “lock her up” after Trump pitches a zinger.

There is no equality at all between Abraham Lincoln and Donald Trump.

Sincerely,

Archer Crosley

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