2017: The Year that was Never Supposed to Be
Well, it’s that time of year. It is a time to look back and reflect on the year that was, the ups the downs, the good, bad, and the ugly. But if you are a liberal, this year was nothing like you thought it would be. What was supposed to be a year of Lefty celebration and jubilation became one of moaning, groaning, gnashing of teeth, and pink hats designed to resemble female body parts.
The year was supposed to start with the inauguration of Hillary Clinton. The 2016 presidential election was merely a formality. Any Republican nominee would be inconsequential. This was it, this was her year. All those years of Bill Clinton making her look like a chump and doing the “stand by your man” routine, all for the good of the Party, taking one for the team. They owed her, she was entitled. And with the help of the mainstream media and the proper people already placed in Washington, what could go wrong? It would all be just a walk in Fort Marcy Park, a piece of cake, a landslide victory.
But alas, something beyond comprehension happened. It was terrifying, horrific, and unthinkable. Not only did she lose, she lost to a Republican, and not just any Republican, a former real-estate mogul turned reality TV show host. She actually lost to Donald Trump! Poor Lefties, their bubble began to slowly and painfully burst long about 9pm on election night, and in the wee hours of Wednesday morning they realized the impossible had happened. After drying out the tears that had ran down into their Birkenstocks, and much tree hugging, they realized it was all gone, no open borders, no free health care, free education, no more apology tours around the world. It was not meant to be.
How could this happen? Lefties are smart, politically savvy people, certainly they were smarter than those people who live in places they had only read about but never planned to actually go, places like Iowa, Nebraska, Kansas. What do those bumpkins know? They work in places like factories or department stores they drive cars that are sometimes five or even ten years old! They don’t even care about Fashion Week in Manhattan for God’s sake! These boobs are the reason Trump was elected! How could they have allowed that?
Well, clearly there was only one thing to do. This was war. It had to be open season on anyone who supported and even had the audacity to like him. As the year has progressed, the rallies, open support, and yes the “Make America Great Again” hats only ginned up the rage and hatred. What had started out as crying jags on election night now became something that people who had spent their entire adult lives in politics had never seen before. It has become a level of vitriol that is unprecedented.
At this point in 2017, Hillary was supposed to be completing her first historic year as the nation’s first female president. Illegal immigrants were supposed to be pouring in by the thousands, ISIS was supposed to be alive and well, attacking and beheading Christians and other innocents freely all around the world with impunity, wealth redistribution in all its forms was supposed to be moving along nicely throughout the nation, giving everyone a “level playing field”.
And the mainstream media had clearly dropped the ball. For your average Leftie, if this nightmare had to happen, at the very least they should have been able to manufacture enough “facts” that impeachment should have been in full swing by now. Who cares about that crap they learned in J-school? Things like truth, ethics, integrity, getting it right? That is so old school, so yesterday, so 70’s and 80’s. The American people are obviously too stupid to get things right themselves, they need the media to tell them what to think, even Mika Brzezinski said so!
The Left was so blindsided by the election of Donald Trump. They never imagined that average Americans were tired of their president apologizing for America. They were tired of being told that chronic unemployment was the new normal. And most of all, average Americans were fed up with Washington D.C. lifers and media elitists telling them how stupid they were, that they, the more educated and sophisticated, knew better how to spend their money and live their lives than they, and they were damn tired of war being raged upon them by the very people they sent to Washington to represent them. The Left never believed that average Americans would stand up and fight back. Guess what, they did.
With any luck the next seven years will be a seemingly never ending bad dream for the Left.