Wow, just fucking wow.

To myself and hundreds of millions of people worldwide the unthinkable has just happened. Donald J. Trump is now the President Elect of the United States of America. I, for one am blown away that the American people could or would do this, but, they just did, and to paraphrase an oldie but goodie, “The government you elect is the government you deserve.” The problem is that 50% of the country didn’t want this. So yeah, there’s that.
Wow, just fucking wow.
I’m out for now, but I’ll leave you with this.
Trump has pledged to take away health care coverage from 20 million people, with no actual plan to replace it. He has called for the largest tax cut in history, almost entirely going to the very richest Americans. He has described climate change as a hoax and has no discernible policy for or interest in addressing it. He has talked about banning entire religious groups from entering the country and forcibly removing other ethnic groups. (see: Deportation Forces). He is NOT a conventional Republican. He has the impulse control of a heavily sugared 6 year old, and the temperament of same. He is a bully and a misogynist of the highest order. He is a compulsive liar who in his 40 years in the public eye has shown NO signs of empathy towards anyone. He is a nativist, and one who has brought in his wake a scary thread of anti-Semitism and racism that has marred the entire 16-month presidential campaign. At a minimum, he will have the power to nominate justices to the Supreme Court, where there is currently one vacancy and several others could open soon. At worst he wil be a rubber stamp to the highest bidder.
He has a decades long reputation (earned) as a con artist, a liar, and a grifter and free-loader. And there’s Roe v. Wade, the Iran Nuclear Deal, the Civil Rights Act (or what’s left of it), the EPA, trade deals that are completely and intricately enmeshed into the economy after decades of practice, Marriage Equality and Unions, ALL of which he has promised to ‘tear up’ or ‘tear down’.
THAT is what the American people just signed up for.
Sleep tight America.

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One thought on “Wow, just fucking wow.

  1. Hey, old friend … checked into the site ‘cos I knew (hoped) you would put into words what the rest of us are only feeling. I am dumbfounded, speechless … and very, very sad.

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