[If you have strong political beliefs that are the opposite of mine, you might want to run now.]
What the fuck?
No, really. What the fuck?
I don’t usually do this… It’s a risk. I don’t like to speak publicly on this topic. I don’t like to start ‘debates’ (read: fights), but I just can’t keep it in any longer or I’m going to snap. I want to scream. I need to scream. Even if I didn’t already have an anxiety disorder, this would be killing me. Maybe I have already snapped.
[FYI… if this gets ugly, I may remove the post… just so you know. But for now… here it is.]
Watching too much news right now is a bad idea. I recognize that and I try not to do it. But I do want updates. I want to know what’s going on. To some extent anyway.
I can’t count on late night television to update me right now (as I usually do for my news) because they are out of production (as they should be). Stephen Colbert is with us, though. He can’t help himself so he’s been doing monologues from his home. (I assume it’s his real home, but I could be wrong… doesn’t matter.) He informs while still keeping it light. It’s a gift. And don’t underestimate how comforting it is to see your beloved late night host delivering his monologue from a bubble bath while wearing a suit.
But that, of course, is not from where my rage stems.
I think you know what the problem is. Or rather who the problem is. I don’t even want to type his name. He’s such a fucking waste of space.
When I turn on the television to watch the local news, I keep catching [parts of] the daily White House briefings. What I have learned is that all that dickhead cares about is patting himself on the back. Every comment, every piece of information, every answer to every question out of his mouth is twisted into self-flattery. He takes every single fucking thing as an opportunity to spin it and tell everyone how perfectly he’s handling everything and how much better he is than anyone else ever.
He spends at least ninety percent of every briefing complimenting himself. The other ten percent is a mix of somewhat useful information and other people speaking. But it doesn’t stop with him. Even robotic white-bread VP speaks this way. Barely giving information… just spending the whole time talking about how great everything is going.
Is it, though? I’ll give you a hint. No.
Governor Baker (MA) has been trying to get masks for healthcare workers. Every time he tries to place an order, he is outbid by the feds. He spoke directly to President Dickhead and got nowhere. That fucker thought it was funny. He was all smiles… almost laughing… as he told Gov. Baker that he should keep trying but it could keep happening. Seriously. I’m not making this shit up.
Open your fucking eyes, asshat. People are sick (you don’t care ’cause you’re not). People are dying (you don’t care ’cause you’re not). People can’t go to work (you don’t care ’cause you have to). Schools are closed (you don’t care ’cause you’re an idiot). Businesses are closed (you don’t care ’cause you still get paid). You don’t give a fuck because it doesn’t directly impact you. You tested negative (shame), and no one’s fighting you for toilet paper.
Open your fucking eyes. Things are not going well. They’re dismal at best. And you have not done a great job… or even a good one. In fact, you didn’t do shit until you were forced to. Hell, I’m sure you’re still not doing shit. Everyone around you is scrambling, and you’re taking credit for their efforts… repeatedly telling the us what a fantastic job you’re doing. You don’t get to say that. Not after you stalled on taking action. Not after you went on record saying this wasn’t a big deal… or that it would go away once spring arrived. Viruses are not affected by weather. But you’re a fucking idiot in any weather.
And it doesn’t stop there. He’s using this crisis as a political tool. He uses press conferences and briefings as campaign rallies. Not literally, of course, but that’s not too far off. Praising himself and his people (whoever his people are this week… they drop like flies and are replaced like old socks… and he’ll turn on them in an instant). Toting the ridiculous notion that his administration is the best we’ve ever seen… that they’ve done more than any other administration ever. Fuck off. All this dipshit has done is help the richest people… and undo all the good things the previous administration accomplished.
I am worried. Not just about the current crisis, but about the bigger picture. This is an election year. I don’t think I can handle four more years of this hell. Bernie, Biden, ANYONE… please. Please save us.
p.s. — Is this where I should apologize to anyone who supports the moron-in-chief? That’s not happening.
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