Who Else to Blame for this Electoral Disaster?

Who else is to blame for this election disaster – putting a snake oil salesman in the White House?

 First, the unconscionable, failed Republican Congress that refused to help our nation out of a severe financial crisis. Obama had to do it by himself.

Second, the complicit media that created this reality TV charlatan.

But, third, add to those villains, the 43% that didn’t vote at all. Almost half of the eligible voters stayed silent and let America be shamed world-wide.

Shame on all of you with no convictions to help your country dismiss this buffoon, and cleanse the path to the White House for someone who was, at least, qualified to serve – even after being viciously crucified by the consummate political liar, Donald Trump.  And you believed his terrible lies and exaggerations because YOU WANTED TO.  You wanted his false promises. The heart of America remained silent.

You who did no vote may rue the day you allowed this ego hungry narcissist to upset the balance of the world as well as our country – trying to “Shake Things Up” just because you were “dissatisfied” with the mess our Republican Congress dishonorably created for us.

It’s a shame you didn’t bother to stay away from fallacious, biased television coverage to do your own soul-searching and research to at least be honorable enough to vote in the preliminaries for a real Republican that should have been selected instead of the buffoon.

You may very well rue the day.


Patricia Moloney Dugas, Freelance Writer in Palm Springs, California






By Patricia Moloney Dugas

While the World Watches: For the 2016 election, there were several viable Republican candidates with a clear message for the country and the world, but they were blown off stage by the absurd onslaught of one Donald Trump.  Because of angry citizenry who have been convinced by a hyperbolic media that The Country is Broken, the irrational, often bizarre declarations of Trump were hailed as the anti-political voice of a messiah.

Bullying His Way: The freakish narcissism exhibited by Trump as he belittles, mocks, and shames all other candidates with destructive adjectives — “low-life, stupid, racist, ignorant, little Marco, and his favorite, liar.” While everyone else is a liar, he then declares himself to be smartest, kindest, best, and the greatest businessman “ever!” – all indications of a truly unbalanced person. His grandiose social and economic promises, i.e., the great wall, halting China, the Iran treaty, romancing Putin, bombing the Middle East, ending Obamacare, could never be implemented. Pure bombast.

His Racism has no Bounds:  Muslims, illegal Mexicans, Middle Eastern migrants are amongst those Trump has blatantly threatened to exorcise from the country when he moves into the White House. The voice of the reason remains silent.

Media Collaboration:  The more Trump blustered, the more free prime-time coverage he received, to the detriment of all other more qualified candidates. The FOX news channel championed his antics to the delight of angry, rebellious citizens.  The die was cast.

New Defense:  Once the stage was cleared of most of the viable contenders, the remaining GOP candidates, in order to stem the tide, started using kind-for-kind personal attacks back at Trump.  Like bullies in a school yard, they snarled at each other while the world looked on — shaming themselves and America. The voice of logic has been silenced by a media-driven side show.

Moral Decay:  Alarmingly, there has been no public outcry – no moral stand – no disapproval of how destructive his out-of-balance tirades are.   Instead of dismay – there is a resounding howling, shrieking approval from the audiences at the debates and rallies.  The voice of reason remains silent.

Phenominon  to Aberration  to Embarrassment: Attempts now by the Republican leadership to stop the embarrassment of a Trump candidacy could potentially set in place a fire storm — releasing the public bitterness created by a biased media.  As the possibility looms that we could end up, by mishap, with a bully candidate, we can only blame the misled, misinformed, hostile public that wants only to turn upside down the precarious stability achieved by president Obama who successfully brought America out of the 2008 financial disaster while the rest of the world economies are still floundering and failing.

America Has Lost Her Way: What a sad commentary. We have lost our nobility. The world is watching us make utter fools of ourselves – while they are waiting for leadership from America. We are turning our great nation over to the disillusioned and discontented rabble. Our Congress has failed us and promises to continue to do so should another Democrat regain the White House. More years of stubborn defiance from a failed Republican Party.

All this disillusions our nation friends while empowering our enemies. If America is to lead the world through the 21st century, we had better take this election process seriously.

Patricia Moloney Dugas, Freelance Writer, Palm Springs, California




A wounded Miss Liberty

Wounded Miss Liberty

Charles Dickens In Washington:  In a Dickensian atmosphere, 311,684,000 Americans are standing outside the walls of Congress, a hand extended, waiting.  Are they looking for charity? A handout? A crust of bread? Another bowl of porridge?
NO!  They are waiting for those in there to make something happen – now.  They want what their taxes have already paid for.
As The World Watches:  And what are those politicians doing inside the hallowed halls of Congress?  Playing cards!  Or Ping Pong!  While the country is combusting, these noble leaders sworn to protect us, are bouncing the ball back and forth, playing Chicken! They are alarmingly unaware that the world is watching with dismay, their “childish” game playing. They see the leaders of the free world holding the financial stability of the global markets in their hands. They, along with the 311 million outside, are dumfounded at the blind chaos they have created. When the card game is over with no winner, some kind of deal will be struck – before the deadline?
The Overriding Evil:  The GOP is determined to bring down the president no matter what happens to the smoldering government. Off to Hades with the 311 million. Evil is a harsh word to use, but deliberately terrorizing your constituents is itself an evil.
“Are there no Workhouses”:  While they duel, they tell them to get lost!  They are already lost. With their game of Chicken, they unashamedly threaten the elderly, the poor and infirmed, the unemployed; they will cut off Medicare and Medicaid, stop Social Security checks, cut social benefits, etc., until somebody blinks. Besides, they have wars to wage, countries to invade.
The Town Criers: The complicit media, like vultures on a fencepost, wait to scrape up the tattered carcass and continue to play their own games of gottcha reporting. Hang the sensitivity of frightened citizens. They will assure us that we just barely escaped destruction at the hands of Congress. But be wary, it may happen again. Stay tuned.
Dickensian AbandonmentNever before has the American public felt so abandoned by their government – the public display of impotence from these politicians further serves to increase the despair. Are they willing to risk social unrest to further destroy our trust?
“Please Sir, I Want Another Bowl of Gruel.” Go stand in the rain!
They are already outside, standing in the rain.
Patricia Moloney Dugas
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