Commentary: America has been confronted with evil at various times throughout its history. Sometimes the evil has come from within, such as slavery and anti-Semitism. At other times we have faced evil from abroad, such as fascism and Nazism.
Whatever the evil has been, America has always looked it squarely in the eye and combated it. For the past four years, the evil we face sits at the resolute desk in the Oval Office at the White House. Evil, however never acts alone and it is very contagious.
Few can deny the President has not only corrupted the office he holds but the entire party that sent him there and has enabled him to remain there.
One of the evilest policies of the Trump administration is the separation of immigrant families. Children and babies, some still breastfeeding, have been pulled from their mothers’ arms and placed in cages. Many will never be reunited with their families due to shoddy record-keeping. Stephen Miller, the President’s senior policy advisor, is the man responsible for the war on immigrants. He tested positive for the coronavirus on October 6.
White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany, who promised, “I will never lie to you. You have my word on that,” and has not made an honest statement since, tested positive on October 5.
First Lady Melania Trump made anti-bullying her pet project with a “Be Best” campaign. She was unable to rein in the biggest bully on the planet — the man she sleeps with. Well, presumably. She showed her true colors while visiting immigrant conditions on the border when she wore the coat that had “I don’t really care, do you?” inscribed on the back. She tested positive on October 2.
White House counselor Kellyanne Conway, who never met a lie she didn’t like, will be remembered for her “alternative facts” debacle. She participated in preparing Trump for the debate with Joe Biden, where the president made a complete ass of himself with constant interrupting. She tested positive on October 2.
Former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie helped prepare Trump for the debate, as well. His advice allegedly was, “People who overcome stuttering have a harder time maintaining their train of thought when interrupted. Keep interrupting him and he’ll stumble when he tries to speak. This will enforce the ‘senile’ narrative.” Christie tested positive and was hospitalized on October 3.
Senator Thom Tillis of North Carolina and Senator Mike Lee of Utah are Trump sycophants. Lee submitted federal “religious freedom” law legislation to attempt to allow the legal discrimination of LGBTQ citizens based on someone’s “deeply held religious faith.” Tillis, meanwhile, put forth legislation to overturn the Affordable Care Act. Both senators declined to hear witnesses during Trump’s impeachment trial and voted against removing Trump when they had a chance, and yes, they both tested positive for COVID-19.
Republican National Committee chairwoman Ronna McDaniel never misses a chance to appear on the Sunday talk shows and praise the job Trump is doing and talk about his impending landslide victory. She tested positive on October 7.
Trump campaign manager Bill Stepien took on the role of rearranging chairs on the Titanic during the summer. He tested positive on October 2. He is not to be confused with his predecessor Brad Parscale who was recently arrested after his wife called police to report he was suicidal.
All the coronavirus-infected people named above have one thing in common. They are on a first-name basis with Karma. That, and they all attended a Rose Garden ceremony that introduced Ruth Bader Ginsberg’s replacement on the Supreme Court. Ginsberg’s last wish was that the selection of her replacement is made by the winner of the election.
Karma still had one more perpetrator to take care of. The President, himself. Karma does not always act swiftly, but she does act. She has a great memory, too.
She remembered the evil the President has placed upon on the country he was elected to lead. She remembered all the lies — 25,000 of them, by some accounts. She remembered the mocking of the disabled and sick, the corruption, the racism and the incompetence. She remembered the cavalier attitude in the words, “it is what it is.”
Of course, the President being who he is, we may never know if he caught the virus or if it was just a play for sympathy.
Karma saw enough and acted accordingly, but will America? We will find out on November 3.