Finally, the midterm election is over and you know what that means – the news can stop screaming about ISIS and Ebola 24/7. That will be a relief, because the constant barrage of YOU’RE GONNA DIE OF BEHEADING BY TERRORISTS WHILE YOU’RE SHITTING BLOOD was really becoming tedious. I know for a fact I am not going to die of Ebola or from a terrorist attack, but that didn’t stop the news from reporting about it leading up to the election.
And it was important to report about things that scared the bejeezus out of us no matter how disingenuous it is to play on people’s fear. This country has real problems, but if there’s a chance they could get fixed, then people wouldn’t be scared to death all the time and they might want things – like jobs that pay a living wage, health care, decent public schools, stupid stuff like that. Don’t you know a black communist Muslim gay terrorist is in the White House?
Another thing we now know about the Republican Party is they can cynically sabotage a functioning government and be rewarded by people frustrated by the lack of a functioning government. Republicans in Washington run this country into the ground out of fear and loathing and spite? By all means we need more of that to stop the gay communist black Muslim terrorist in the White House.
What we have guaranteed tonight is two years of absolutely nothing getting done that needs to get done, and two more years of being terrified of a man who has spent the past six years doing nothing but good for this country.