There is a growing feeling that the revelations about Donald Trump calling those in the military “Losers” and “Suckers”, who have sacrificed their lives or been seriously wounded affecting their remaining lives forever, will be the decisive factor in the Presidential Election of 2020.
If this occurs, we may call the revelation of The Atlantic Magazine the “September Surprise”, rather than the traditional belief and often reality of an “October Surprise” that determines the final result of the election.
Many retired military, and many military families whose members are endangering their lives daily, have already expressed total shock and disbelief that their Commander in Chief has so little regard for the troops, and those in military cemeteries.
The fact that Donald Trump evaded the draft on the basis of “bone spurs”, signed off by a doctor who knew Trump’s father and had an apartment rent covered by the father for the favor of writing a draft deferment letter for his son, enrages many people, whether connected to the military or not.
The lack of respect and honor by Trump, who has made a big deal over those who bend their knee for the Star Spangled Banner, and constantly has invoked false military themes, is a moment of reckoning for many people who may not have been irritated by other issues and matters, but are so by this reality.
Donald Trump is ready and willing to take American democracy and the American heritage down with him in his desperate attempt to keep power.
He has no limits in what he will do, including promotion of foreign collusion; suppression of votes in minority communities; spreading lies and falsehoods about Joe Biden and his eventual running mate for Vice President; and creating a crisis to try to sway the nation in October, the so called concept of the “October surprise”.
Donald Trump has no ethics, scruples, morals, and has operated as a criminal element for his entire adult life, and he lusts for absolute power and suppression of civil liberties and the Constitution.
We can expect that the last 100 days of this campaign, beginning nine days from now on July 26, will be full of tumult and potential violence, with it being designed to terrify the population to avoid going to the polls by direct threats of violence, and his continued effort to crack down on use of mail ballots.
If America comes through this constitutional crisis with a good result, it will be through widespread efforts to undermine the dictatorial desires of the most evil man ever to be President of the United States!
This is a time to pray for good results, even if not religious!
America has gone through 41 months of the Trump Presidency as of today, June 20, and faces 7 more months until Inauguration Day, and 4.5 months until Election Day.
It is well known that events in the next 4.5 months could dramatically change the results of the Presidential Election of 2020, from what they might seem to be today.
This would not be the first time that “last minute” events, often called the “October Surprise”, transformed what happened on Election Day.
With all of the tumult and conflict we have witnessed under Donald Trump’s Presidency, it now looks as if Joe Biden is a clear cut front runner, but this is not a time to relax, as no result is certain, and people need to exercise their right to vote.
Somehow, with a first nearly six months of 2020 being so unbelievable, with the impeachment trial; the CoronaVirus Pandemic coming upon us: the resultant complete collapse of the American economy; and the escalating violence by law enforcement against black men, leading to widespread demonstrations and some violence, one has to have trepidation about what the rest of this year portends!
The traditional line is that in any Presidential campaign, there is an “October Surprise”, which can transform the race.
Who would think it is the wrath of nature, represented by Hurricane Sandy, a “Frankenstorm”, a storm of the century, which will soon devastate the Northeast and Midwest, an area of over 60 million people, and will likely cut down voting numbers, although many have participated in early voting, some indications being possibly 40 percent of the voting population.
This could have a dramatic effect not only on the Presidential election, but on Congressional and state elections, and transform our future in ways we cannot yet imagine!
This can, therefore, be seen as a moment of crisis, and a moment for urgent leadership by President Barack Obama, and appropriate reaction by Republican nominee Mitt Romney.
If power is out for an extended period of time, it could lead to millions not voting, and could also lead to lawsuits regarding close election results.
One has to wonder what the power of nature is trying to say to us, a country deeply divided, and sadly, unlikely to change as a result of this highly charged Presidential Election of 2012!