And that's the way is it, as Walter Cronkite would say!
Honestly, I'll probably retract this later, but right now I don't give a whoop de doo if we get the Senate, because much of what needs to be done is the reversal of all the godawful executive orders (or the re-doing of the ones he cancelled). I do worry about who gets pardoned in the next couple of months and so on and so forth, as well as how much worse the pandemic gets, but for now I will be happy with what I've got, and pray alot between now and January.
A couple of thoughts, for both sides this morning (why aggravate some when I can irritate all the readers, after all, lol)
First of all, I am a left wing radical Democrat. If I do a survey, I always answer "extreme" liberal. The only issues I stray from in that view are a couple of not in my back yard kind of things, defunding the police (it's the poor communities who are harmed), and any kind of boycott (they don't work and harm the average worker, not the company). Many of my readers are the same.
But it absolutely HAS to be said. The Democratic party needs to move to the center and they need to do it down, dirty, and quickly. Before the mid-term elections. It is not unfair to say that we are out of the mainstream in so very many ways, from not understanding the average worker or farmer or person (especially younger working people, truth be told) to other, more serious issues. If we don't the other Trumps will be back, take the house and maybe the next election and nothing will get accomplished. Trump may have lost, but he got everyone else elected in the process, barring a couple senators in places like Colorado and Arizona (good bye and good luck Cory Gardner). He has helped the Republican party at large very much, and we are partly to blame for that. We need to find middle ground.
Now, when it comes to the second point.. Some of my regular readers are going to be offended, probably enough to not return to this blog. If you leave, that's okay. I actually had a reader say she would not return once, because I made a five word or something compliment on how thrilled I was that my new (male) Governor had a "first man". She was appalled that I discussed "politics". Where I come from equality (be it race, gender or whatever), the right to health care, the right to not live in poverty and so on are human rights issues, not political ones. What has this got to do with anything?
Just this. You may not have known what Donald Trump was four years ago. But you did this time, and you still voted for a man who promotes racism, who wants to remove protections for those who are gay and transgendered, who wants to remove a woman's control over her body, who promotes white supremacy, who is a thief and who has enriched himself by millions (gone from being broke to to the extreme other side in four years) at the expense of the taxpayers, who lied to you and probably extended the pandemic by months if not years. Never mind the fact that he is a morally corrupt human being. Some of you did that because your only issue is abortion and are willing to sacrifice the rest of us for that holier than thou attitude. Some of you may have the same attitude towards race and gender that Trump does, which is frightening, but if you vote for him, I figure you believe as he does.
Multiple readers suggested to me that there were two "shitty" candidates, or both made them vomit. I'm sorry, but no. Joe Biden is an imperfect person. There are no perfect people, therefore there are no perfect presidents. What he is, however, is a decent human being who cares about others, as well as this country. He's not an amoral, unkind, totally evil person who apparantly doesn't even know how this country functions, in an election or otherwise. Good-bye to Trump and good riddance.
I probably should have said the second part of this missive long ago. As my daughter says, we can agree to disagree about books. But not about racism and evil, damn it. I mainly held off political commenting during this election, partly because of stress, and partly because I raged so much after the last one and it did no good to anyone. Thankfully we are in a different place.
And now, I am off to get dressed and do my happy dance since I have been glued to the TV all morning in my jammies (hey, it's Saturday)!! I may be serving of a small glass of real eggnog since I don't think there is any alcohol in the house after the move.
Oh, and one last thought: God bless all those volunteer poll workers, mainly senior citizens, who have worked long hours, been shifted from polling pace to polling place by busses, gone beyond their duty, and in the midst of all that in many states had to listen to loud, armed, occasionally semi violent protesters right outside their door.
There is light ahead, people!