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We’ve become so accustomed to “President” Pussygrabber’s daily assaults on decency, presidential norms, law and order, and democracy (most of them via Twitter, much more like a pre-teen girl than anything remotely like a U.S. president) that we might not know what life without him will be like.
Well, for starters, it’s going to be much like it is right now: Finally defanged because he lost the November 3, 2020, presidential election by almost 6.2 million popular votes (and counting) and by a substantial 74 electoral votes, the uber-sore loser Pussygrabber has been quieter now than he’s ever been since he announced his presidential candidacy in 2015 (which he officially launched by bashing those from Mexico as “rapists” and other assorted criminals; as I noted at the time, while Adolf Hitler had the Jews to rally the disgruntled white masses to him, Der Führer Pussygrabber had the Mexicans).
Pussygrabber is quieter now because it’s always been all and only about him — his mouth-breathing supporters cannot or will not process this obvious, simple fact — and because he has become the one thing that he has eschewed being the most: a loser.
(Ironically, he’s such a colossal fucking loser that he’s losing — bigly! — at being a loser. Compare him to Al Gore, who actually won the 2000 presidential election but did not become president. [Gore, actually, in my book, was way, way too gracious.])
I have to surmise that a reason — perhaps the No. 1 reason — that Pussygrabber finally relented, allowing the official presidential transition to take place almost three full weeks after he lost the presidential election, is that he was thinking/hoping that his gun-toting supporters, most of them with chromosomal abnormalities, would emerge from their parents’ basements, fully armed with their military-grade weaponry that should be illegal for civilians to possess, and launch a widespread insurrection that would give him another four years and maybe even many more years after that.
Instead, for the most part, it was: crickets...
Ouch. That has to hurt.
The reason that Pussygrabber has held on for as long as he has — and I could give a flying fuck as to whether the Loser in Chief ever concedes, as we, the people, and as history don’t need his fucking concession, because he objectively fucking lost the 2020 presidential election by a significant margin — is that he knows fully well that without the bully pulpit of the presidency (and he really put the “bully” in the “bully pulpit”), he’ll recede back into the relative nothingness from which he emerged; Pussygrabber the vermin will have to return to beneath the gilded rock from which he slithered.
Indeed, his heaven — in which it’s all about him, 24/7/365 — is our hell. Being a nobody is his hell, and we, the people, have just sent him back to hell with our votes that he and his ilk never wanted to be counted.
So of course Pussygrabber, one of the biggest losers in U.S. history, will continue to snipe from the outside looking in, as he did starting no later than during the Obama presidency (especially with his racist, xenophobic, white-nationalist “birther” bullshit), but only his most insane-by-definition supporters will give a fuck what he has to say anymore, and they’ll continue to be a small but an obnoxious and loud minority.
And what kind of president will Joe Biden be?
He’ll be a lot like Barack Obama, from what I can tell. He’s even reused a lot of Obama’s old lines, such as the God-awful, “There are no blue states and red states, but only the United States.” (I paraphrase, but that obviously false, anodyne assertion is so fucking lame that I don’t need to get it word for word.)
The 78-year-old Biden, who was in the U.S. Senate, a huge fucking bubble of privilege of its own, from 1973 to 2009, before he became vice president (an even bigger bubble) for eight years, appears to be so trapped in the past that if there is any progress to be made during his presidency (and the presidency is the biggest bubble of them all), we’re going to have to rely on the talent that he surrounds himself with. (Janet Yellen as treasury secretary thus far more or less seems to be a good start. [Obama picked the slimy Timothy Geithner…] But we’ll have to see.)
As the pattern has been, incoming Democratic President Biden will be largely hamstrung by the mess that he inherits from his unelected wrecking ball of a Repugnican predecessor, which will make actual progress difficult to achieve; it’s hard to progress beyond the baseline when you’re still trying to get just back to the baseline after those who just went before you (that is, Repugnicans, of course) fucked everything up to hell.
(The last unelected Repugnican “president,” George W. Bush, left Barack Obama with a nationwide economic collapse, while Pussygrabber is leaving Joe Biden with not only a nationwide economic collapse, but also with a pandemic that is worse now than it ever has been.)
I’m hopeful that after the two U.S. Senate seats for Georgia are decided in the run-off elections in early January, the 50-50 split in the U.S. Senate will mean that the Democrats will control the Senate, but, of course, the Democrats controlled the White House, the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate in the first two years of Obama’s presidency, and from that trifecta we got only Obamacare. (You know that the wealth-care — er, health-care-insurance companies were distraught over a federal law requiring you to buy their for-profit product or to be financially penalized. And the Repugnicans called Obama a “socialist”…)
So history has shown that even when the Democrats do control it all, they’re excellent — unmatched, in fact — at snatching defeat from the jaws of victory. Don’t expect much of the Democrats over the next two years, even if they do capture control of the Senate.
President Biden might, in the end, prove to be bolder and more accomplished than the perpetually above-it-all, chronically aloof Obama was, but, again, methinks that we’re going to have to depend more upon his team than upon him if that’s to be the case.
And then, before we know it, will come 2024.
Will the Repugnicans allow Pussygrabber to fuck it up for them? It’s unprecedented at least during my lifetime of just more than a half-century that a “president” loses a second term and then runs again for a second term later, but of course this is Pussygrabber that we’re talking about; you have to even actually know what the precedent is before you can actually follow it.
I surmise that the majority of Repugnicans today suspect, correctly, that Pussygrabber would fail to win the 2024 Repugnican presidential nomination. Loser just isn’t a good look. You want to front a winner, not a certified loser, as your presidential candidate.
I think that a great many Repugnicans, especially those now in elected office worried about their next primary election, are just being quiet about what they actually think about Pussygrabber actually trying again in 2024.
I think that they think, correctly, that he’s going to fail, and so they’re just going to quietly let him fail while avoiding, as much as possible, his venom and bile being spewed at them, jeopardizing their political futures.
Should Pussygrabber actually manage to win the 2024 Repugnican presidential nomination, which I think is unlikely but not impossible, not only do I not see him winning a second term, but I could see him bringing down the rest of the party with him, since it’s always only ever been all about him. I wouldn’t mind watching that karmic spectacle.
In the meantime, expect the civil war within the Democratic Party to heat up again. Removing Pussygrabber from office was Job One, and so the Democratic Party’s infighting died down greatly after the Democratic-in-name-only establishment rapidly closed ranks, right before Super Tuesday, to tank Bernie Sanders’ presidential campaign and to elevate (like Lazarus) Joe Biden’s moribund presidential campaign, but now that the mission of putting another centrist, do-nothing, corporate-friendly “Democrat” in the White House as Caretaker in Chief again has been accomplished, the intraparty warring will heat up again.
And on that note, no, the so-called moderate Democrats — the DINOs — didn’t lose House seats in the 2020 presidential election because of other, actual Democrats (that is, progressives).
When you are running as a Repugnican Lite — when you are running away from the progressive ideals that made the Democratic Party — the voters will see that you cowardly are running away from your own party, and — who knew? — they won’t fucking vote for you, because no one wants to vote for a fucking coward. If you’re going to pretend to be a Repugnican, they’ll just go ahead and vote for the actual Repugnican, not for the pretend Repugnican. (So memo to the DINOs: if you want to run as a Repugnican — then fucking become a fucking Repugnican!)
This political dynamic is so fucking obvious, yet the “moderate” “Democrats” repeat it over and over and over again — ensuring that I’ll have plenty to blog about in the years to come.