January 20, 2017
If nothing else, we can look forward to the fact that Barack Obama will cease being president on January 20, 2017. His days are truly numbered.
I spoke with a friend today, about the apathy, the idiocy, the indescribably state of our society. This isn't a national phenomena - it is happening everywhere. I live in a town that elected an unemployed convicted criminal alcoholic as mayor. Elizabeth Warren got elected. Allen West did not. Roseanne Barr placed sixth in the race for president, with over 48,000 votes.
Really smart people spent millions of dollars working on races they thought were winnable, yet nearly every political 'expert' guessed wrong. We are one of the most technologically advanced countries in the world, yet we still can't manage to find a way to ensure that legally registered voters (and only legally registered voters) can cast their ballots in a timely, efficient, and uncorrupted way.
One in five Americans receives some sort of assistance from the government. Just like you couldn't get children to vote out Santa on Christmas morning, at least one in five Americans aren't going to vote out the guy handing out the free shit. I don't know why anyone is surprised. Disappointed, yes. Surprised? Hell. No.
This wasn't a single election issue, this was a progressive shift of our populace. As a friend of mine said on Facebook, the takers outnumber the makers.
I don't know how to fix any of this - but I do have hope, because the gift we all have now, is the gift of absolute knowledge. We know the day Obama is outta here, we have a date certain. The pinpoint of light at the end of the very long and dark tunnel will grow brighter each day, and then, he will be gone.