Can the USA survive this level of stupid, sustained for this long?
Let's say that Biden is elected and, by some miracle, Trump simply gets out of the way and allows the legal process to go forth. What then? Can the USA actually pull itself together? I keep seeing headlines and comments that make me think we have no chance. What concerns me most is not Trump or a legislator or other bad actor at a high level on the Trump side. What concerns me most is:
Well, I haven't articulated it well, but goodness, in the near-term, what is there to say? There is not much to debate as to who thinking people should vote for in the upcoming contest... even if Biden were an extreme socialist of the type that many would consider unacceptable , or even if he is in some way a garden variety corrupt politician, he is the obvious choice as against a mass-killer and Constitution-despiser like Trump.
Anyway, perhaps the answer is "yes" and the USA can survive. Perhaps by getting so much of the stupid out of our systems and having these low level discussions we will somehow be more able to reach for a higher ideal when the time comes. However, it also seems possible to me that the answer may turn out to be "no".