As I sit here trying to write this post, word fails me. I am struggling to type the words that can accurately portray what I’m feeling. Disbelief, shock, fear, and anger are all fighting their way through my body and mind. I’m having a difficult time accepting what happened tonight.
I lived through the George W. Bush years, which were disastrous. In 2000 and also 2004, I learned a harsh lesson that collectively, Americans are capable of being complete idiots and making terrible decisions. They voted for Dubya twice, the second time after he led them into Iraq for a senseless war.
I ask you to think about this. The US led war in Iraq caused close to 4,500 Americans to lose their lives and another 32,000 to be wounded. How many of those people voted for Dubya? How many of those who voted for him lost their own lives, lost a family member or friend in that useless conflict?
Now think about what dangers this new idiot will get the US into? How many lives will be affected by tonight’s terrible outcome?
I know I should feel sympathy for the Americans who tried to make the right choice tonight but I admit I have greater sympathy for the rest of the world who will now need to suffer this fool for at least four years.
Alright, I’m done. Fuck this.