So, the most baffling election of all time is thankfully limping to a close.
Biden sort of won.
Trump sort of lost.
Is it even over? I don’t know. I completely lost interest on day (what felt like) two-hundred, and am mainly relying on gossip in my local shop for updates at the moment.
Admittedly, sourcing my political info-de-jour from the likes of Buys-Mainly-Beer-Billy and Meth-Mouth-Morris probably doesn’t leave me in the most factually accurate position to be commenting, but at least Bill and Morris are passionate and animated when they’re getting me all caught up on the tea, unlike the mainstream media, who lean more towards the patronizing and supercilious.
Also, Billy and Morris say rude words quite a lot which makes me giggle so, a total win-win over here.
Was there fraudulent postal fuckery afoot in the epically boring election?
Honestly, at this point in time, who cares.
Just put the entire fiasco out of its misery.
And, while we’re at it, can we also put the vicious mockery and snarky bitchiness of Donald Trump’s attempts at running a country for the last four years out of their misery as well.
In June 2016 Trump announced he was running for President.
Between June and November he campaigned ferociously and, from this side of the pond, it certainly looked like the whole circus had to be a joke?
A bit of a weird joke that nobody outside of the US really ‘got’ obviously, but a joke nonetheless.
He was openly racist, openly misogynistic, openly narcissistic, openly ignorant of global political conventions, or indeed history, and absurdly nationalistic to a level not witnessed since Franco and chums stomped their way around the planet.
His shady ‘Made in China’ business practices (Trump, not Franco) and Epstein level, revoltingly gross friends were well documented.
He paraded his wife around in a dress with her tits showing (again, Trump, not Franco) and discussed grabbing minge with reporters.
In short, he was not just a sociopath with a business card, he was also a total cluster-fuck in terms of a safe pair of hands to lead the free world (which apparently America does).
But in his defence, he never at any point hid any of this.
There was no subterfuge or attempt to deceive.
And America turned out in their droves and big, fat, old voted for him anyway.
Democracy in action right?
And to be fair to Trump, he hasn’t, as it turns out, actually fucked the cluster quite as definitively as I thought he was going to.
He didn’t press the big, red, shiny nuclear button (which must have been challenging for him).
We didn’t end up in WWIII with North Korea or China.
He apparently did do some good stuff with the economy and jobs.
He did try to put the American people’s interests first on the global stage.
I mean, come on, seriously, what did America expect from him?
He never made any secret about who he was.
He didn’t have any experience in the little things that would probably have been helpful for the Commander in Chief of the USA. You know, stuff like experience in public service, training in diplomacy or any understanding whatsoever of global geo-political history.
He had a red ‘rapper’ hat, a funny wig and a big gob that he was incapable of filtering, let alone closing.
And that’s pretty much all that was ever on offer, that’s all that was on the tin.
So give him a break because if y’all are going to drone on and on about being ‘The Greatest Democracy in the World’ – responsibility needs to be taken for how someone quite as resoundingly unqualified as Donald Trump found their way into 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue in the first place, because he didn’t gnaw his way in by accident did he?
Being the colossal narcissist that he is, he won’t take losing well and that’s to be expected.
A butterfly net and a dart gun are probably going to be needed in order to get him to vacate the premises but again, that should be expected.
And if there are issues getting rid of Donald Trump, please remember who it was that put him there in the first place.
Also, on another helpful note, there are these new inventions that might aid the ballot process in future elections.
They can count lots of numbers really, really quickly and might be a useful tool in preventing accusations of postal voting tomfoolery as democracy marches ever forward.
They’re called computers.
And truly, they’re smashing.
I know right.