Today’s the day, comrades! Donald Trump, America’s highest-ranking sexual assaulter and foremost expert on bullshitting his way to success, officially takes the highest office of the land. Women, gays, and non-whites everywhere shudder with irrepressible revulsion.
He brings with him a parade of swamp trash chosen for his cabinet — a crew overflowing with conflicts of interest, shady business dealings, political assholery, climate change denialism, nepotism, histories of racism, religious zealotry, voting against women’s rights, disregard for the law, rejection of science, and a complete lack of any characteristic or experience that qualifies them for their appointed offices.
In short: you will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy.
Not all of them will survive their confirmation hearings, of course, but some of them might manage to scurry under the door of a new office. One of them has already slunk away in disgrace after being revealed as a serial plagiarist, so I’m hoping we’ll see a few more of them get the boot.
But back to the man of the hour! And look, he’s already hacking away at all the progress we’e made in the last 40 years:
Before today, the “Issues” tab of the website had a section devoted to climate change, the existential threat posed to our species that a scientific consensus holds is caused by human activity. That section is completely gone with the website revamp, along with any mention of climate change whatsoever. The Civil Rights section is also missing. And the LGBT section.
It’s only going to get worse from here. All we on the Left can do is defy, obstruct, watch watch them very closely, hold them accountable for their actions, and vote the fuckers out of office next time we get a chance. One website I’ll be reading daily is Corrupt AF, a site dedicated to tracking all the corruption of Trump and his team of toadies. Sounds like a 24/7 job, doesn’t it? I hope they’ve brought on extra staff…
And what of the depressed and outraged Democrats who are still trying to make sense of what happened? I keep hearing this from certain corners of the Left: “We need to reach out to the Trump voters to understand them and start a dialogue on how to proceed together.” Well, I didn’t reach out but I did try to understand them. I even learned a few things. But you know what? I haven’t seen anyone on the Right reaching out. All I see/hear from them is the same ol’ shit: “You lost! Get over it! Stop whining! We took our country back! Too bad, snowflake! You cucks blew it! Benghazi!” So until I see a lot more sincere “reaching out” from the Right on a national level, they can kiss my grits.
Actually, I have to admit that right now I’m not interested in interacting with these people — the borscht-like taste of illegitimate and tainted election results is still in my mouth — but maybe it doesn’t even have to be a dialogue. I’m willing to settle for more public statements of “I shoulda voted for someone else” once they realize they’ve basically put a loaded gun into the hands of a child. Tiny little baby hands.
I’m also tired of hearing about how we on the Left are in isolated bubbles here in our liberal coastal cities, shielded from the Heartland™ and ignorant of the needs of the real hard-workin’ Americans who like football and guns and Jesus and white neighborhoods. That may be true for some people…but Trump voters are in their own bubbles. They’re trapped in this delusional longing for the way America was when it was still great. A time when gays didn’t exist. Black people weren’t always whining about rights and stuff. Mexicans stayed in Mexico instead of stealing ALL our jobs. Everyone went to Little League games on Saturdays and church on Sundays. Women stayed in the kitchen like God intended. You know…that “golden age” we had. If that’s the vision of America they want, and it appears it is, then I’ll stay right here in my bubble, thank you.
So I guess that’s it for my rant. It’s time for my defensive mechanism for times like this: pouring a giant goblet of wine and watching some Buffy.