This may be my last post for a while (other than my daily prompt posts, which are scheduled through the end of the month).
I am disheartened by the fact that 66.7 million Americans (so far) have voted for the selfish, egotistical, narcissistic, xenophobic, racist, sexist, moronic ignoramus who currently occupies the White House. That’s 4.4 million more (so far) than voted for him in 2016. Knowing what we now know about Trump, how can so many Americans be so stupid?
I am disheartened by the fact that Joe Biden, who has received 69.6 million votes (so far), almost three million more votes than Trump has, and, when all is said and done, will have received more votes than any other presidential candidate in American history, may yet lose the Electoral College and, thus, Trump will continue to be president for another four year term.
I am disheartened by the fact that if Biden does end up winning the popular vote but losing the Electoral College, and thereby losing the presidency, it would be the third time in 20 years — George W. Bush in 2000, Trump in 2016, and Trump in 2020 — that a Democratic candidate for president — Al Gore in 2000, Hillary Clinton in 2016, and Joe Biden in 2020 — will have won the popular vote, but lost the election.
I am disillusioned by the wholly undemocratic mechanism known as the Electoral College and the fact that it would take an amendment to the U.S. Constitution to remove the Electoral College. And I’m pissed that, because the Republican Party has benefitted from it for possibly the third time in 20 years, it’s very unlikely to change.
And finally, as if all that isn’t enough, I’m frustrated by WordPress, not just because of its ill-conceived block editor and the fact that it doesn’t give its users an option to default to the classic editor, but that now, since I updated to the latest version of the iOS app for my iPhone, I can no longer like or comment on many posts from other bloggers.
So I’ve had it. I need a break. I’ll be back here when I am feeling a little better about things, although I have no idea when that might be.