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Thu Oct 29, 2020, 05:48 PM

Four Wasted Years Thinking About Donald Trump

By Michelle Goldberg

It’s very hard to catalog all the things we’ve lost under the presidency of Donald Trump.

As I write this, over 225,000 Americans have lost their lives to Covid-19. Many of our children have lost months of school. Soon a huge part of the country will lose Thanksgiving.

Because of the Trump administration’s barbaric family separation policy, 545 children may be lost to their parents forever. America has lost its status as a leading democracy. We lost Ruth Bader Ginsburg, so we’re probably going to lose Roe v. Wade. More people have lost their jobs under Trump than under any president since at least World War II.

Compared with all this, mourning the cultural casualties of the Trump years might be frivolous.

But when I think back, from my obviously privileged position, on the texture of daily life during the past four years, all the attention sucked up by this black hole of a president has been its own sort of loss. Every moment spent thinking about Trump is a moment that could have been spent contemplating, creating or appreciating something else. Trump is a narcissistic philistine, and he bent American culture toward him.

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/10/29/opinion/trump-arts-culture.html

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Thu Oct 29, 2020, 06:08 PM

1. Hmmm

I see it as ..we’ve had 4 years of a man who did not win the election by popular vote. Is still not popular for too many reasons to list but we know them. This should be a lesson to never again let an unqualified person who doesn’t know the job description she/he seeks or has not read the Constitution in order to do her/his job run for our highest office Lots of lessons I hope we, as a country, never let happen again. Maybe then we can say these 4 years weren’t wasted. Now, we got lots of fences to mend on the international scene. Lots of clean up at home. I hope we give Biden/Harris the Senate n House so we can get this mess cleaned up sooner rather than later.

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Thu Oct 29, 2020, 06:33 PM

2. Maybe some republicans will learn something.

Like trying to find the second worst choice to nominate.

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Fri Oct 30, 2020, 06:32 AM

3. This virus that threatens us all saved our democracy.

With all the crazy illegal crap he pulled before COVID, without Trump's mismanagement of the pandemic, it's likely he'd be re-elected.

Most Republicans were happy enough with this vulgarian before 2020.
This is the DU member formerly known as Earthshine2.

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