It’s a Friday during Lent, which means that basically the goal for my entire day is to have a fish sandwich and not be fucked with. I have frequently stated, only half joking, that my three favorite things in the world are sitting, napping, and not being fucked with. As I age, and in particular during the Trump era, this becomes more the case.
I honestly think that a great deal of the reason Biden has re-emerged as the frontrunner is that there are a lot of people who are basically just sick and tired of the fucking chaos. I’m tired of being yelled at. I’m tired of every fucking time I turn on the god damned television that malignant motherfucker or one of his cronies is either on my screen or being talked about or something awful they have done is being talked about. It’s fucking exhausting.
It’s exhausting not only because he is just so awful and is an energy vampire who just sucks the life out of everyone, it’s exhausting because you have to constantly pay attention to navigate the constant stream of lies and to keep telling yourself “This is not normal.” You can’t let your guard down for a minute with the guy because they are constantly gaslighting. Even on the one in a million times he says something you agree with- “We should not be involved in so many foreign wars” you have to sit and figure out why is he saying this how does he plan to rob the country.
I remember when Obama, hell, even George Bush, that fucking idiot, and you could go an entire week without seeing the President’s fat fucking mug on television being awful. Remember when Obama went on vacation to Hawaii, and other than that idiot Cokie Roberts calling it exotic in a pretty clear dogwhistle, he was actually on vacation and fucked off out of sight for two weeks? My god, were Trump to just fuck off the national stage for a month his poll numbers would go up ten points.
I would not be at all surprised if part of Biden’s surge is a lot of people in the country are to the point that they just want to have a fish sandwich and be left the fuck alone. Yes, decency and making things better would be awesome, but please, can we just stop the torture?