The term “vast right-wing conspiracy” is not an original quote from the then First Lady Hillary Clinton, but in 1998 her use of the phrase baked it into the political lexicon. As with most conspiracies, they are usually borne of self-inflicted grievance or a piteousness dragged out as the last defense strategy when the truth is unavoidable. I only mentioned Hillary Clinton to contrast loyalty with insanity. Although it made a lot of women angry, anger some still carry today, Mrs. Clinton invoked the vast right-wing theory phrase out of what to that point had been admired—trust and loyalty to her husband.  

This current crop of deep-state, vote-rigging, QAnon, terror-driven insanity is different, they are getting cover from the President of the United States. We have all heard and laughed at conspiracists in the past mainly because presidents and serious people laughed along with us. Reading about blood-drinking pedophiles using pizza parlors for cover, was only seen, or discussed in the checkout lines of your local grocer when you picked up gossip rags while the guy in front of you searched for his wallet. That scenario has moved from the checkout line into the Oval Office. The President and his followers have become so embroiled in the crazy that they are questioning the veracity of the Navy Seal’s raid and killing of Osama bin Laden. Navy Seal and Trump supporter Robert O'Neill, tweeted “Very brave men said [goodbye] to their kids to go kill Osama bin Laden. We were given the order by President Obama. It was not a body double,”   

The man who once said he had one of the great memories and then subjected us to, “person, woman, man camera, tv,” gets amnesia when convenient. In David Duke’s 1991 bid for Governor of Louisiana Trump praised then-president George H.W. Bush for refusing to endorse Duke, Trump labeling him [Duke] abigot, a racist, a problem.” Yet in 2016 when asked by CNN anchor Jake Tapper if he would repudiate Mr. Duke, Trump spun like a top, “I know nothing about White supremacists. And so you're asking me a question that I'm supposed to be talking about people that I know nothing about,” said Trump.

Those types of answers are part and parcel to the convenient know-nothing amnesia of Mr. Trump when he lacks answers. In two weeks, or we’ll see what happens, beautiful and bigly is his response to over 200,000 dead, evictions, hunger, and the closing of small businesses. The small businesses that Republicans constantly tell us are the backbone of the economy. That backbone is bending and Mr. Trump is offering it more weight to bear.  Yet still, his cult dismisses fact as fake, truth as hate, and dishonesty as talking straight. Shhhhhh, do not tell the kids but the Easter Bunny, the Tooth Fairy, and Santa are harmless fantasies. The fantasies Mr. Trump envisions in his head, stating his superior intellect, superior looks, superior knowledge of science, math, and well…everything; is a sure sign of his dangerous insecurity. If those things were true he would not have to tell us we would see it. Despite the wild hair, you are no Einstein, Mr. Trump.  

Vote in 2020 for Change—and for your lives.        

  • October 23, 2020