I wrote the previous post on Wednesday. Today, the day after election, the nightmare is real. The GOOP could hold on to the Senate and the White House. The House majority is diminished and we are losing seats where we thought we were safe.
I apologize for the grim projections of last week. Nothing worse than taking credit for bad news. In a world where killing the messenger is a thing, I should kill myself. I tried very hard to brighten my mood over the weekend and nearly succeeded. Then I saw a clip on Facedbook of the presnut on the campaign trail. I started getting Harry Truman vibes. Giv'em Hell Harry! The presnut on the campaign trail, adoring crowds screaming love and devotion and Kill the Liberals.
Then there was the all-too effective advertisement for the presnut running during the Bills game. It showed Biden in a speech from his law and order days talking about the crime bill. Protect grandma and put them all in jail forever. The commercial left no doubt who the people getting locked up were. Thousands of black people, especially black men, watch NFL games every week. Truth, if I were black I don't know if I could have brought myself to vote for Biden. I had a hard time talking my privileged white self into it. This commercial took some of the glow off the weekend. It seems to have done what it was intended to do.
We won't win another election until we either get a lot smarter or the GOOP turns the world into a shitpie. It's likely the later will happen before the former.