Wow, what a long, strange trip it’s been – and tomorrow, that trip comes to an end as Donald Trump – Donald Trump! – is sworn in as the 45th President of the United States. And, once that trip is over, then the journey really begins.
I mean, who’da thunk it? Not me, not at all, at least not until a few months after Mr. Trump had won the GOP Presidential nomination and was heatedly embroiled in the general election campaign against What’s her name Then, and only then, did I think he was going to win. In fact, at that point, I was regularly predicting it.
Donald Trump was not my first choice in the GOP Presidential Primary – that would be KY Senator, Rand Paul. As a matter of fact, Donald Trump wasn’t even my second choice in said primary – that would be TX Senator, Ted Cruz.
But, as we all know, Trump won.
I sighed and flirted for a while with backing Libertarian Presidential Candidate, Gary Johnson – but then two things happened, kinda “Bang, Bang!” 1) Johnson, inexplicably, spoke favorably about a carbon tax (Are you kidding me?!), and 2) Trump ingeniously hired both Kellyanne Conway and MDGOP National Committeeman, David Bossie, as his Campaign Manager and Deputy Campaign Manager, respectively. With David Bossie on board, I decided then and there that I was backing Trump.
Additionally, as soon as I read about Trump hiring Bossie, my first thought was, “Trump just got elected.” And, from that point on, all kinds of magic started happening, not the least of which was the Trump camp for the most part closing down operations in Virginia and dumping the additional money into other states – like Ohio and Pennsylvania. I laughed my ass off when I saw and heard countless disparaging comments about Trump “packing it in” and the like from his detractors – as I’m thinking, “Genius! Genius Moves!”
And, as we know, the only candidate who ended up packing it in was What’s Her Name.
So, at noon tomorrow, Friday, January 20th, 2017, Donald Trump gets sworn in as our next president, while What’s Her Name and that rapist husband of hers will be in attendance watching the ceremony.
The thing is, I’d have said what I’m about to say here even IF What’s Her Name had somehow managed to win: Borat Obama is done, thankfully. Get out, Borat. No, what I mean to say is “Get the Hell out of the White House, You scum sucker. Take the “wife” of yours and blow out of Dodge.”
The eight year SNL skit, which actually became much more of a tragi-comedy, known as the Obama Administration is closing. No longer will we debate such important and thought provoking issues about who can go into which bathroom as the world burns around us. Identity Politics: You had a “nice” run, but now you’re done, son.
I’ve occasionally been accused of hating Borat. I don’t hate him – Hell, I don’t hate anybody – but I am sick to death of that walking ball of smarm. This much is true. And, while it’s true that I never accepted Borat, I “didn’t accept” him in one of the most acceptable ways possible – by mocking and/or attacking him in print and in a few interviews…with words.
Compare this with the manner in which some of those who are, indeed, blinded by hatred and/or simply don’t accept the notion of a Trump presidency are reacting to Trump: With riots, as opposed to words; With threats of violence, as opposed to mockery, and; With all manner of tiresome promises, including a videotaped discussion of when would be the best time to throw acid at some Inaugural celebrants. It’s gotten so ridiculous it’s become both predictable and more than a bit boring. Speaking of being predictable and boring – John Lewis, call home!
Seriously, let some of those leftist loonies disrupt or hurt anyone at the Inauguration or any of its parties, and all they will be doing is further marginalizing themselves. It’s a fairly easy concept, actually, that they seem impossible of being able to grasp. Whatever, there isn’t going to be much of a legacy left for them – or at least for their clown prince, Obozo – so maybe the lunatics figure, “Hell, we might as well tear the roof off this sucker while anyone is paying us any mind, whatsoever.” You’ve got to love the lunatic mindset. Or not.
From what I’m hearing, the way in which President Trump will be coming out of the gate with guns blazing, I’d bet that most of Borat’s “legacy” will be shitcanned by March. That’s a shame. Couple that with Trump’s recent pronouncement of making some sizable cuts to the Federal budget and, by this coming summer – if that long – people will be saying, “Borat WHO?!”
In the end, what with all of the unnecessary crap he’s taking, Trump – and make no mistake about it, he is a flawed man – will be President by this time tomorrow. He’s not your typical “good” man, that’s for damned sure, but I’ve yet to personally meet a man who is both really “good” and “great.” Donald Trump may in the end prove to be a great man.
Now, just don’t fuck up the obvious and easy ones.
Welcome, Mr. President.