The Great American Compromise of the 21st Century

(Did you ever think you’d see the day a President of the United States would so flippedly throw around terms like “treason”, “civil war”, “coup”, and such?)

You want to deal? I’ll give you a deal! Trump doesn’t run for president in 2020 and neither will Biden.

Where to start? The dizzying pace of news, half truths, lies and other concoctions that are coming at us in the last few days and weeks is nothing less than overwhelming, nothing less than impossible to keep up with unless you are a cable channel talking head.

Now we know that Trump reached out to a foreign government to do some research on a political opponent. It also seems like this has been a practice that others had done covertly in the past. But now we know the sitting President of the United States of America has done this. We have known through the years that these – and probably many more sinister and sleazy actions – have been taken by past Administrations and past Presidents. But now we know the sitting President of the United States of America has reached out to a foreign government to get political stuff to be used against his likely opponent in the presidential race of 2020… Are we supposed to just say “ah, that’s ok”?

And here we go with false equivalencies again. No other President in recent history has called for a Civil War if he is impeached. No other president in recent history has called for the arrest of a Congressman simply because they are starting an investigation against him. No other President in recent history has done so many of the things that this man Trump has done. Yet we insist on equating it all to the Bidens the Obamas. The fact is that the handful of alleged misgivings, alleged actions, unproven misconducts of others is being abused by this President as he insists on these false equivalencies.

This President continues to blatantly disregard precedent, instill disunity, and insult civility.

What to do? What to do?

Maybe the simple solution is obvious. Maybe neither Trump nor Biden should run for president in 2020!

Maybe – just maybe – the Republicans are salivating at that option! I am sure many good and well meaning Republicans would love nothing more than for this nightmare of Trump to be over. I am certain many well meaning Republicans would love to return to a time when we deliberate, argue, and civically fight about policies and what makes most sense for the well being of America.

I can see my fellow Democrats cringing at this choice. Clearly what Biden may have done – and clearly what is proven that he has done – is nowhere near what Trump has done. Again a false equivalency. Nonetheless in the spirit of moving forward and for the good of the Nation, getting neither Biden nor Trump to run for president in 2020 may just be the Great Political Compromise of the 21st century.

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