I suppose it shouldn’t be easy to escape it now that their are fewer than 100 days prior to the presidential election, especially after two weeks of unrelenting pitches for you-know-who and you-know-her that had all the charm of being held against your will by used-car salesmen.
I wonder if you are having as much trouble finding any little place for solitude. Where are the safe spaces for peace and quiet from both sides?
What really sucks? It’s not that the argument and debate has ramped up. No, this election is different in that the excuse-making and pardoning has spiked. I can’t even bring myself to find solace in saying that at least this subterfuge is bipartisan.
In the case of him, know that today marks the 390th day of you-know-him’s candidacy (I counted). Your Facebook feed, tweets, television, tablets, laptops — everywhere — has been dominated by the guy for 390 horrible days.
In the case of her, I was in absolute awe of how many people concluded that you-know-her and the DNC e-mail scandals are much ado about nothing. You’re lying to yourselves because you hate her opponent. It most definitely is something.
It is something to have American intelligence available for the plundering. That’s a real f-cking problem.
It is something to have major political parties fill their emails with slurs on race, religious beliefs. Read “All the President’s Men” if you think it’s OK for political parties to plant false stories about opponents. The Nixon White House was infamous for it.
It’s not that many of you are “with her.” You’re “against him,” which is fine. But I wish the people who are “against him” would stop acting as if getting into multiple scandals before even winning an election isn’t a red flag.
As for the litany of things you-know-who has proposed or said that I found off-the-wall, I’d list them but I don’t want to give myself carpal tunnel. Easier to sue the press? Possible bans of Muslims (yeah, since softened, I know)?
They’re both so bad that — in case you haven’t noticed yet — I have trouble typing their names lest my digestive system revolt.
In 390 days, I can say his candidacy has been every bit the watershed moment as you-know-hers. This election is different than any in modern times because I believe with absolute certainty massive swaths of the country would look the other way if Watergate broke today.
That is the depth of the fissure in this country.
That’s how bad our two prime selections are. Common sense dictates that neither one of these bags of slime should be within a half-mile of the Oval Office. I would know about distances from the White House. The Secret Service set up that much of a perimeter from the place when I visited Washington D.C. for the Independence Day weekend.
As a side note, I never hated the current occupant of the White House. I understood the reasons why people voted for Barack Obama to be president. I didn’t, but I didn’t hate him or people who voted for him.
But this unrelenting social media sh-t storm has gone on for 390 days.
Even Noah got a break after 40.