Michael Bloomberg is Right
By: Donald V. Watkins
© Copyrighted and Published on December 4, 2019
Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, who announced his candidacy for President nearly two weeks ago, is right about one thing -- the current field of 2020 Democratic candidates for President does not have what it takes to defeat Donald J. Trump. This field includes frontrunners Joe Biden, Elizabeth Warren, and Bernie Sanders.
The Democratic candidates are nice and mannerable people, but they all lack the fighting skills necessary to defeat a New York City thug like Donald Trump. From what I have seen, the Democratic candidates would bring a political butter knife to a gun fight with Trump.
Regardless of what you think about Trump, he is ruthless in the political arena. He terrorizes Republicans and Democrats alike. Trump does not mind cheating to win or bullying opponents, inside and outside of the Republican Party.
Trump single-handedly de-balled Special Counsel Robert Mueller. He also publicly humiliated former Attorney General Jeff Sessions and made a complete fool out of him, even though Sessions was the first U.S. senator to openly support Trump. Additionally, Trump made a punk out of U.S. Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas) by publicly insulting Cruz's wife and then making Cruz get on his knees and kiss Trump's ass afterwards.
Trump has made fluffers out of judicial nominees, sitting federal judges, cabinet members, and National Republican Party leaders. All of them drop to their knees on his command. Trump has abandoned every loyal friend who has ever protected his personal and/or political interests. Just ask Michael Cohen, Paul Manafort, Roger Stone, Gen. Michael Flynn, to name a few. In Trump's mind, loyalty is a one-way street that benefits him only.
Former Vice-President Joe Biden, who is the sentimental favorite among Democratic voters, did not defend his own son against Trump's malicious and false attacks that tied Hunter Biden to alleged corruption in the Ukraine. A man who will not fight for his family will not fight for others.
Bloomberg may or may not be the right political antidote to Donald Trump. However, he is correct in his assessment that the current group of Democratic candidates cannot defeat Trump.
To defeat a political thug, the Democratic Party needs a bigger thug. With Trump's election in 2016, America officially entered the era of "thuggery" politics.
This is why Donald Trump does not care about: (a) lying to everybody with impunity, (b) promoting his self-interests above the national interests, (c) bullying weak and helpless politicians and civilians, (d) breaching well-established standards of ethical conduct, and (e) selling out America to foreign powers, including America's biggest enemy -- Russia.
Trump has been a thug all of his life. His father was a racist thug. His paternal grandfather was an immigrant thug who was deported back to Germany in the early 1900s. Thuggery is all that Trump knows.
Americans got what they voted for in 2016 -- a New York City thug with the title of President. The 2020 election will determine whether Trump's election was a one-time fluke or the beginning of America's era of tribal politics where each tribe selects its biggest thug.