I try to keep it light and humorous, because god knows there’s a lot to be humorous about and god knows that if we don’t laugh we’ll cry,
Today is different. Things have gotten fucked up in this country to a degree that they may never be un-fucked up again.
A mixture of right wingers, Nazis, and Klansman are rallying in Virginia. A group of counter-protesters are also there. A knuckle-dragger drove his Dodge Challenger straight into the group of counter-protesters, killing one and injuring many others. Later the craven coward ditched his vehicle and is currently at large.
But we can’t call them deplorable, because gosh darn it, that would just be impolite.
There will come a day, probably very soon, when we all have to pick sides. I don’t see any other way this will work out. But I also don’t see much reason for optimism.
Evangelicals during the Clinton Administration: “If he’ll cheat on his wife, he’ll cheat on his country.”
Evangelicals during the Trump Administration: * crickets *
The one thing his base will never tolerate is him doing something, anything, which the left approves of. Especially the Democratic leadership.
So if I were Obama or Hillary, the first thing I’d do is have a press conference. Or a TV interview with someone they hate. Rachel Maddow, for example.
I’d say something along the lines of: the Republicans’ “repeal and replace” plan is much more sensible and much less severe than I’d anticipated, and it actually has some very good liberal points to it.
Buh-bye, Obamacare replacement bill.
In medieval times, only the jester was allowed to speak truth to the king. And since we can’t count on the rest of our government for checks and balances –
Humor, satire, and mockery are what will save us.
He has an ego as big as all outdoors, a skin as thin as the finest French tissue paper, and the easily bruised feelings of a junior-high girl. No offense meant to junior-high girls.
No one else is brave enough to say that the emperor has no clothes.
Just my .02.
Time to address it head on.
“What’s the deal with you Democrats, anyway? Why do you need to be so negative and pessimistic about Trump? We may not have liked Obama, but we were never so loud and radical and ornery and downright uppity as you are! Why can’t you give the guy a chance, like we did for the sake of the country?!?”
Well. Overlooking the obvious selective memory, revisionist history, and euphoric recall… oh, heck… let’s just call it “bullshit”….
Do you realize what you actually just told me?
YOU LIKED ALMOST EVERYTHING OBAMA DID.
Yeah, I’ll let that sink in for a moment.
It’s very obvious that you approved of most of Obama’s agenda, proposals, and initiatives, or at least you didn’t disapprove of them enough to get off your dead ass and do anything meaningful about them. Passive-aggressive simpering and keyboard crusading don’t count.
If you seriously believed anything Obama did to be a real threat to our country, you’d be doing the same thing the left is doing now: taking it to the streets.But you didn’t, and you’re trying to brag about that.
Climb down off your high horse. Don’t make a virtue out of your indifference. Your failure isn’t any sign of patriotism or moral superiority – it simply means you didn’t mind Obama that much at all.