“At first I was afraid, I was petrified”… but, “I will survive”. Those Gloria Gaynor lyrics are blasting through my head this morning. So, I’ll share the video with you — just because!
Election night, around 6:15 p.m. central time, I realized hours before all the polls closed that the unthinkable was going to happen. I hoped for a miracle that never came.
As the night wore on, I was at a loss for words.
Sitting at my work desk early on the morning of November 9th, mere hours after securing enough red states to pass the 270 mark in the electoral vote, I knew he would become the president-elect. When my closest colleague and I talked about the shock, the tears started streaming down.
It was scary then and it’s even scarier now as it becomes official Friday — President of the United States!
As I stated in my New Year’s Day blog, “Since I live in the real world, I know some of you voted for someone other than Hillary and you got your wish! I hope I never hear you express regret over that decision. You won’t find a bit of sympathy coming from me.”
I added, “With that being said, I sincerely hope for the best for America (and the world). As someone put it after the stunning election — “wishing for the new president to fail is like boarding a plane and hoping it crashes.”
We’ve boarded that flight now and after I state a couple of things, I’m moving on, accepting the facts, and planning on not writing about him for quite some time!
The world will be a better place after this four-year reign of terror ends.
When the new Democratic president takes office in January 2021, this face and Kellyanne Conway’s face will serve as a reminder that we’re really going to “Make America Great Again”!
Once he’s sworn in, it’d be too easy to name call the 45th president of the United States.
While I find him ignorant and repulsive, I know he’s not the most evil person in American politics (Jesse Helms, George Wallace, Michele Bachmann, Mike Huckabee, Rick Santorum, Jeff Sessions, and a few others come to mind).
It’s going to be a long four years.
But, it’ll be four years that’ll be used wisely to ensure America and the world that he’ll be a one-term president.
Additionally, that means his vice-president will have to wait, too. That is unless he becomes #46 after #45 realizes this is “real life” with real consequences and not some television reality show.
The most amusing thing over the next four years will be the schizophrenic tweets and lies on Twitter.
My determination and that of more than 65.8 million others between now and November 2020 can be summed up in this quote I recently came across and it’s perfect.
“If you’re not at the table, you’re on the menu.”