When Trump got elected I thought I had a glimpse, a glimmer, an idea of how bad things could get.
And quite honestly, everything I feared might happen has happened with the exception of one thing and I won't discuss that because it's too frightening.
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The environment, gay rights, women's rights, the rights of immigrants- I feared for all these things.
Check, check, check.
I knew that the man was insane. I knew he was a crook and a liar. I thought he probably had dementia.
Check, check, check, check, check.
I knew he was not qualified to run a Chick Fil A, much less a country.
Check and double-check.
I knew he was a sexual predator and an adulterer.
And he has the canceled checks and tapes to prove it!
I knew he was a bigot and was going to be a huge embarrassment for our country.
And yes, I was right about those things too.
And I knew that he was going to nominate someone awful for the supreme court.
I suppose that what I didn't know was that the Republicans would be, well, I'd say morally bankrupt but at this point I'm just going to say evil and would support him in every horrible ridiculous, terrifying thing he did.
So WHERE is this adult in the room? This famous anonymous adult?
I keep expecting him, Trump, to take out his wanger at one of his rallies and start to wave it around and for his supporters to cheer him on in his wanger-waving, to have the Republicans in Congress still refuse to do anything to stop this man.
When the accusations against Kavanaugh first came out, so many people were optimistic that he would not get that seat on the bench of the highest court in the land for the rest of his life.
I had no optimism at all in that regard.
Lies don't matter any more. Not even under oath.
Horrible, child-like, anger-spitting behavior does not matter any more.
Women and their bodies and their souls do not matter any more. If they ever did.
Children don't matter. Of course. Especially not children of color.
The recommendations of experts do not matter any more.
The wishes of the people do not matter any more.
I wish to fuck I knew what it was that mattered.
Why in hell are these people so determined to get this particular squinch-faced prepboy on the Supreme Court? Is it really to overturn Roe v. Wade? Is it to protect the president from being prosecuted when his illegal dealings with Russia, among other things, finally come to light? Or does that even matter any more?
I don't know.
I don't know.
But I will bet you the damn ranch that he'll be voted in.
I have no optimism. There is no justice any more. There is not even a nod towards justice. She has been bound and gagged and molested and abused.
I am not even that optimistic that these coming up elections will change very much.
Wave that wanger, Trump. Wave it hard and wave it high. Turns out that what you thought of as "great" is exactly what a whole lot of people thought was great too.
Or didn't think.
Or did think and realize that "great" means great for rich white men. Which is GREAT!
And as you unzip those pants and reach in to try and find the tiny appendage I'll just be looking on and as usual thinking, "Is that legal?"
And somehow, it will be.
And with Kavanaugh on the bench, the next thing you can do will be to shit on the Constitution.
Right after you've taken a piss in the Liberty Bell.
Wanger in one hand, flag in another.
I'll try to be more civilized tomorrow.
We'll see how that goes.
Vote, goddam it. Please. Vote.