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The will of the people?

November 4, 2020

Never mind the audacity of hope. It’s more like the paucity of hope.

I don’t know why or how I somehow managed to believe that Barack Obama winning two terms in the White House meant that the citizens of the United States had actually turned some sort of corner. That there were more better angels than the other kind living south of the border.

And perhaps there are. When all the votes are finally counted I still believe Joe Biden will be the next president once the Tangerine Wankmaggot has been carted, kicking and screaming and tweeting, out of the Oval Office.

Yes, despite all evidence to the contrary, I had allowed myself to hope in the past few days. I began to believe it was possible that, faced with the incontrovertible evidence of the incompetence, venality and heartlessness of the clown in the Oval Office, voters would swing Democrat, if only for one cycle, if only to just get him out of office. I was, of course, wrong.

Florida voters (yes, I’m looking at you, you crazy Cuban Americans), you can go fuck yourselves. Texas voters? Ditto. Ohio? How can the same state that elects Sherrod Brown as one of its Senators vote for that festering pile of crap as President? Go fuck yourselves.

When all those votes are counted, it will still be the second worst outcome. Biden might be installed in the Oval Office, but that fucking toerag McConnell will still be running the Senate. Biden will be forced, as Obama was before him, to rule by decree while the McConnell and Fox News scream bloody murder. (And my fear is there will be bloody murder in the streets.)

There was never any doubt in my mind that McConnell would be re-elected. I’ve long since given up on the voters of Kentucky. Too much moonshine has left them with Foetal Republican Syndrome.

The voters of South Carolina could have given Lindsey Graham the boot, but they didn’t. Was it the fact that Jaime Harrison is a Democrat or that he is black that bothered them the most? The voters of Georgia could have kicked out the guy everyone knows is a crook, but they didn’t. Was it the fact that Jon Ossoff is a Democrat or that he’s Jewish that bothered them the most? The voters of Iowa could have replaced a senator who has no clue about the breakeven price for a barrel of corn with one who does, but the didn’t. The voters of Montana could have replaced their useless Republican senator with their popular Democratic governor, but they didn’t. And Maine? That national embarrassment Susan Collins again? Seriously? Fuck them all. (Well, all the ones who voted to maintain total gridlock in the senate.)

Well done, Colorado and Arizona. Oh, and California and Oregon and Washington and New York and New Jersey and all the other sane voters left.

The will of the people? I’d laugh if I could stop fuming. If this really is the will of the people, the “people” are fucking certifiable.

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