Looking for Liberals

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Where have all the liberals gone? Chuck? Nancy? Anyone? Hello? As the knuckle-dragging mobster wannabe’s known as the Trump administration have gone about destabilizing the world and dismantling our government, the once chattering liberals have gone quiet. Not just the liberal politicians, but the rank and file lefties too. My liberal California friends have stopped talking about our national crisis altogether because it makes them nauseous. They’ve stopped watching the news because it makes their open minds hurt. In fact, most liberals I know say that whenever they see Trump’s face on TV, they run screaming from the room. That’s how we liberals are fighting back. That is how most liberals that I know are resisting. #RESIST has morphed into #REST. They have moved on from forwarding Move On emails, and are instead watching puppy videos that make them feel all warm and fuzzy, like a puppy. 100 of my liberal Facebook friends will LIKE a photo of my wife and I at the beach, but only 4 of them will LIKE an informative newspaper article about the very real dangers of backing out of the Iran nuclear deal, written by one of the most respected nuclear experts in the world. No, that is just too…uncomfortable, too icky. Puppies please.

Conservatives on the other hand… when things get mean, they get meaner. When they’re in the minority, they go low and sabotage without shame. They shut down the government with national park-sized tantrums and without apology. And they are rewarded for it. But we liberals are far too nice for that. When in the minority, we … we… turn off cable news and binge-watch House of Cards so at least we can feel like we’re politically aware ‘cuz we’re still watching Washington, it’s just the Hollywood version of Washington cast with pretty people. Oh no, wait, we can’t even do that now…thanks a lot, Kevin Spacey!

What bothers me most about this liberal retreat is that these are the people in our country who are passionate about what is going on in the world, at least under normal circumstances. Most Americans never follow the news much, but the engaged and educated liberals are the people who normally would. If only they could now, when we need them. But they just can’t take it anymore. And so, the screaming, chanting, chest-beating MAGA conservatives have the floor…and the environment, and the justice system, and education system, and the state department…

Maybe the mid-terms will activate the dormant Dems. Maybe the Iran nuclear debacle will motivate liberals to pick up the phone again, like they did in the early days of this crisis, and call their congressional reps. Or maybe Mueller will find some crime that the Republicans can’t ignore. Or maybe the Republicans will continue to bulldoze the truth and get away with it. Maybe the GOP will continue to gaslight 1/3 of our most uneducated citizens and ban the #MeToo movement altogether denying that any women have been wronged by any men, ever in the history of the planet, and that #MeToo is all a bunch of fake news. And maybe 70 million FOX viewers will believe them. And maybe then Kevin Spacey can return to his series, and then maybe we liberals can resume watching what’s going on in Washington, even if it’s fake Washington. Watching fake Washington is at least a place to start for we overwhelmed liberals, since we can’t seem to bring ourselves to watch what’s going on there in real life.

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The State of Our “So-called” Union

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This is what a year looks like. This is what a bad year looks like. This is what a chaotic, mean year looks like in America. This is what a divided, vindictive year looks like after all the trust has been washed away. This is what a year under fire looks like. This is what our union looks like, a year after the most destructive administration in our history took over and set about destroying our government and societal norms. This is what the worst year in American history looks like. And it’s not pretty.

I normally love the State of the Union addresses, but won’t be watching this year. I can’t. I can’t stand the Moron telling me that everything is Great Again. I refuse to listen to the lies and watch as the Dems play their version of hardball by refusing to clap, until they leap to their feet to cheer him when he lies about wanting to save the Dreamers. I know that the state of our union is divided. I know that truth has been assassinated by Twitter. 1/3 of us can’t tell truth from fiction unless Zuckerberg decides what’s real for us. The state of our union is more tribalized than Afghanistan. Like millions of rational Americans, I will not listen to this sniffling idiot tell me otherwise.

A year of daily lies has taken its toll on most of us. We are exhausted. The insults, the lies, the delusions, the Russians… and that’s just an ordinary Monday. It’s no wonder our heads are exploding. The only Americans whose heads are not exploding are the uneducated. The stupid people who voted for and support Capt. Covfefe don’t understand how things are worse. They can’t see it. They think the reason that fewer people attended this year’s women’s march was because more people support Trump now. They don’t know that thinking people are just worn down to a nub. The stupidity of this national moment is just too much to bear for those of us who know what it means.

That this orange fool is standing at the podium delivering the SoU address is laughable. It is a mockery. It’s a mockery of our values as decent people. Because he isn’t. It’s a mockery of the truth, because he’s never told it in his life. It’s a mockery of our system of government, because he’s intentionally working to dismantle it. It’s a mockery of American leadership, because the whole world now hates us. It’s a mockery of our intelligence, because as his Secretary of State says, he’s such a Moron.

The state of our union is… far from Great Again. In fact, we’ve never been so far from greatness.