If you are wondering why the Biden Campaign is keeping a low profile in 2020, you just have to look no further than what happened on the final night of the Republican National Convention.
What Donald Trump did was make the case for why the country would be better off with a President Biden.
How did he do that you ask? Let's delve into the obvious points.
Using Government Resources For His Campaign
This was like the Ukraine impeachment all over again. There are clear ethics guidelines that campaigning and governing should be two separate and distinct activities. Yet, here you had Trump standing on the White House lawn giving a campaign speech.
What you saw was a person that believes that he's above the laws of this country, violating ethics laws for personal benefit. This has been a common theme during this presidency and was on full display for the entire nation to see. And it came just one day after Secretary of State Mike Pompeo ignored Hatch Act laws prohibiting government employees from promoting candidates.
Hey, Susan Collins - do you think Trump has learned his lesson yet?
Virus, What Virus?
It was like Tulsa all over again. For better optics, people were crammed together and there were very few people in masks seen in the crowd. It reinforced the Trump Administration's plan for the virus - one of ignore it and maybe it will just go away.
Time and time again, this administration continues to visually ignore CDC guidelines of taking safety precautions to halt the spread of the virus. Thursday evening at the White House was no different.
The country has been crying out for leadership - specifically leaders who will lead by example - when it comes to displaying the right actions to take control of Covid-19. In every instance, Trump has failed to live up to this required standard.
More Lies, False Realities, and Fearmongering
What you get from Trump is complete distortions about Biden's Campaign - like he's a big socialist as a prime example. This is what is called the Fallacy of Composition, where someone tries to make the entire group seem like any part of the group, no matter the diversity. In this case, it seems like the Trump Campaign had initially started to plan their campaign around Bernie Sanders being the Democratic nominee. When Biden won, they just decided to try and falsely claim Biden would become Bernie once elected. It's an odd strategy for people who know what Biden's policies are, that's for sure.
During the last few days, many in Trump's Campaign have tried to paint a picture that we're past the pandemic, even though another 1,000 Americans died each day. It's a false reality they want their followers to believe, and it's dangerous because it's no time to relax the fight against this virus. Especially since many are predicting a fall increase in cases as weather turns cooler.
And lastly, Trump tried to deflect the protests and violence we see under his leadership to Biden. He falsely claims that Biden has not spoken out against the looting and rioting and that a Biden presidency would lead to an increase. Where we are seeing an increase in protest is from a president who has applied the same non-existent strategy used to combat Covid-19. I guess Trump believes if he shows no empathy for victims or just ignores taking any action to curb police violence against black Americans, the issue will just miraculously disappear on its own. His denial that there is a problem is causing an escalation in the tensions.
For many Americans, the blatant disregard for our laws shown time and again by the Trump Administration and the Trump family (as Eric Trump ignored a lawful subpoena from the New York Attorney General this week) has gotten to be one of the big issues in 2020. No man should be above the law and this election is a referendum on Trump's numerous illegalities that include violation of campaign finance laws, fraud, and obstruction of justice in the investigation of the Russian interference and now known collusion of his campaign with that hostile foreign government in 2016.
Americans are looking for a leader who can get us through this pandemic, and time and time again, Trump has failed to be that person. From undermining State Governors, to promoting false medical treatments, to being a hindrance to mask wearing and social distance - Trump has been and continues to be a failure in regards to Covid-19.
Thankfully, his actions continue to make the case for a different leader of our country. Biden is not perfect, but he has the experience, compassion and, unlike the GOP, the Democratic Party is united behind him in the upcoming election.
JOC (author) from Syracuse, NY on August 28, 2020:
Aside from trying to restrict the right to protest and vote, let's not forget the attacks on a free press. The Constitution is definitely on the ballot this November.
Leslie McCowen from Cape Cod, USA on August 28, 2020:
This lady did the same thing here in MA, when she ran for gvr.....I can’t think of her name, everyone called her Muffy. Anyway, she had an ad where a woman was walking in a parking garage, and they showed a black man following her with ominous music playing in the background. Needless to say, the man she was running against was black, and the message was “you won’t be safe” with him.
Not subtle in the least.
And, I wonder who this “law and order“ is supposed to apply to? Certainly, not any of the Trumps, or their admin.
The GOP never changes. Fear of “the other” is always their shtick. And now they want to criminalize protest.
“thus it becomes vitally important for the State to use all of its powers to repress dissent, for the truth is the mortal enemy of the lie, and thus by extension, the truth is the greatest enemy of the State.”
And never forget, the RNC convention was a Mark Burnett production.
JOC (author) from Syracuse, NY on August 28, 2020:
He just showed us how incapable of change he is, even if it's in the nation's best interest. Trump first, nation second.
Allen Donald from Colorado on August 28, 2020:
You're so right. How could he allow the maskless crowd? It's a projection of everything that's wrong with him and every mistake he's made. Even after all the deaths, he doesn't care. His actions are killing people. It's like they're lining up to walk the plank. It's crazy.