” Welcoming Joe Biden to Begin a New Era of America ” – January 8, 2021.
” US General Election was not ‘stolen’, nor was it ‘rigged’ as claimed by President, Donald Trump ;
Joe Biden is the legitimate President-elect set to be inaugurated on January 20, 2021 ;
Democratic Party can enjoy untrammeled and even let their dreams run wild enthusiastically. “
President, Donald Trump’s efforts to overturn the results of the Election have come to a naught. His allegations of fraud have been distinctly rejected.
US besides being the oldest democracy in the world stands out as the Superpower with its economic strength, technological superiority, scientific prowess, military might, and nuclear advancements of top quality amidst all nations of the world.
Hence, its Presidential Election is a matter of utmost importance to all nations of the world.
Who and how the country which can guide the course and destiny of several other countries lets its Leader wield the sceptre is of equally great interest and importance to all nations.
Economy, Health, and Foreign Policy, the three pillars of Progress in society/evolution need a head that is sensible, heart that is solemn, and hands that are steady to frame and implement policies making domestic and worldwide impact.
The US Presidential Election 2020 has been sensational with excitements throughout the year. It has not subsided even after the voting was completed in November 2020. The reasons are too well known to everybody now. “The head, heart, and hands that wielded the sceptre for 4 years since January 20, 2017 – President, Donald Trump “.
A Leader of strong and forceful views, his domineering manner and influence over handling of all issues have been the causal factor in the collision course/trend with other nations evoking unsparing discussions and debates. Clash of interests, opinions, and policies with North Korea and Iran in the early months of Presidency emboldened gloomy prognostications of even a nuclear war erupting.
Trade War with China ( seen as a fitting move to protect the interests of Americans ) though a matter of happiness and geniality for US Indians, its actions on tweaking visa regulations stymieing Indian youth’s efforts to seek admissions and job opportunities has, nevertheless, been viewed as unfriendly and irritable.
President, Donald Trump’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic and George Floyd protests received condemnation from the public in great measure(s). A surge in anti-Trump sentiment was the result.
More than the above, Donald Trump’s refusal to accept defeat graciously in the General Election results despite many reversals in court cases tarnished his public image further.
The Supreme Court twice rejected lawsuits to overturn Joe Biden’s victory within a week ( between December 7 and 13 ). First, it turned away an appeal from Pennsylvania Republicans on December 8, 2020. Again on December 12/13 it rejected the Texas lawsuit on the election outcome. The Texas lawsuit includes 17 attorney generals (of 17 States) and 126 Republican members of Congress urging the SC to invalidate millions of votes in 4 battleground states – Michigan, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, and Georgia.
House Speaker, Nancy Pelosi, termed the suit as ” an act of flailing GOP desperate, which violates the principles enshrined in our American Democracy “.
The Electoral College on December 14, 2020, confirmed Joe Biden’s victory in the Presidential Election making Biden’s way to the White House another step closer amidst Donald Trump’s challenges.
Biden stated : ” In this battle for the soul of America, democracy prevailed “.
On January 6, 2021, the Electoral votes by State wise were counted and VP, Mike Pence, (President of the Senate) presiding over the proceedings confirmed the results of the Presidential Election. Joe Biden was declared winner with 306 Electoral votes.
The hands that wielded the sceptre until then has withered and fallen.
The proceedings witnessed an interruption with supporters of President, Donald Trump, barging into the Capitol building causing the Certification process to stop (while safeguarding the Congressmen). The ensuing garboil with clashes between law enforcement personnel and the stormtroopers resulted in deaths of 4 people including a woman.
Soon after, President, Donald Trump, pledged an orderly transfer of power on January 20, 2021. He said : ” The certification represents the end of the greatest first term in Presidential History “.
The fire, flames, hopes, and dreams of President, Donald Trump, to continue as President for a second term has been extinguished finally. It seems like a bad dream now.
In retrospect one may feel how it would have been had he heeded to the advice of some of his aides who had suggested him to accept defeat quickly as ” Your wish is my command”.
What would have earned him Goodwill and Sympathies has become a blot on his etcutcheon for years to come.
How the Democrats make their play for their agenda in the next two years in respect of Obamacare, SC Justices, Statehood for Washington DC, Puerto Rico … , Abolition of Electoral College , Gun Control legislation, Immigration, Foreign Policy, and Climate Change will be of interest not just to America but to all nations of the world too.
Joe Biden is ready to wield the sceptre and a new Era is expected to dawn on America from January 20, 2021.
” Dieu avec nous “
Friday, January 8, 2021 – 12.01 p.m. (IST)
Tidbit : ” One may lose something, but another door may open making the person who lost something gain something else “. President, Donald Trump, lost his Presidency for the next term – Will he get the coveted Nobel Peace Prize (nomination and later the prize ) for his Middle East Peace Initiative in February ? “