Governor Andrew Cuomo did the right thing by resigning from office. Although his apology was muted by claims of ” generational ignorance” and ” no intention to make these women uncomfortable”, he did says the words ” I apologize” and didn’t call them liars. In contrast, Donald Trump never apologized to any woman, and in fact demonized and shamed them to deflect attention away from his culpability. Democrats will abandon loyalty when laws are broken or morals are violated. By standing by Trump, Republicans have proven they will remain party loyal and abandon patriotism, morality and the Constitution in their hunger for power and fealty to Trump.
Several of Trump’s female victims have continued to pursue justice in the courts. However, the ludicrous policy that presidents cannot be indicted while in office or the stance that a president’s word always holds more credibility than accusers or investigators is how Trump has been able to desecrate the American democracy for four brutal years. In recent weeks, investigations into Trump’s behavior after he legitimately lost the 2020 presidential election have shown a pattern of behavior aimed at overturning and stealing the very election he claims was stolen from him. The ” Gaslighter-in-Chief ” has failed at the ” Art of Deal-making” but has succeeded at perfecting “The Art of Lying”. By declaring anything he says is true, and any negative information about him is false, he has developed a cultish narrative that needy, vulnerable people have bought into.
The hold that Trump has on the fringe base and opportunistic Republicans in Congress has increased the radicalization of hate groups, the hypocrisy of religious groups, and the influence of the upper class and dark money on our politics. Andrew Cuomo committed the sexual harrassment of women. He abused the power of his office and behaved in ways that were self- indulgent, inappropriate and potentially indictable, However, Donald Trump’s behaviors exceed Cuomo’s in scope and severity and the inconsistent application of justice towards men in power is unfair to women and has to be corrected.
There is no doubt the investigation into the Jan. 6th insurrection will continue to reveal more of Trump’s intentional behaviors to overturn the election by pressuring states to manipulate the votes of the people to favor him. It is documented on video that he encouraged his supporters to stop the certification of Biden’s electoral win so HE could steal the election. I know it has been suggested by many in the media not to disparage Trump supporters, however, anyone who doesn’t understand that what he did on January 6th is what dictators do, is either stupid, naive, or an enemy of democracy.
Disordered politicians do not end well. Historically, they have ended up hiding in ditches, killing themselves, going to jail, or being beaten in the town square. The majority of Americans suffering from Trump burnout know Trump’s power is waning and wonder if his demise will be imprisonment for tax evasion, inciting an insurrection, attempted election fraud, defrauding banks, obstruction of justice charges, or contributing to the deaths of thousands of Americans by lying about the lethality of COVID-19. Whatever takes away his freedom or power of influence, let’s hope the wheels of justice speed up.