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Sunday, December 29, 2019

Sunday Morning Post (V.1, #46) - Happy 2020?


Just so no one can accuse me of being a Pollyanna, I will say this at the outset: I’m not getting my hopes up for 2020.   Besides, I don’t believe I look very good in gingham.  It clashes with the grey in my mustache.

Even if an adult wins next year’s presidential election there will still be the monumental task of bringing us all back together and begin healing our wounds. Win or lose American democracy will be sorely tested (again). 

If democracy wins then we may be treated to the spectacle of a Chief Executive claiming that the election was rigged, and refusing to move out of the Oval Office. It is entirely conceivable he will barricade himself in the White House, prompting Congress to send in troops to drag him physically kicking and screaming from what we assert is still “The People’s House.”   Such a spectacle will most likely cause international embarrassment, further erode our reputation in the rest of the world, but hell’s bells it will put the television ratings through the roof!

Ratings…that’s all he cares about.

If democracy loses then we will be subjected to four more years (at least) of the current American fiasco.  I say at least because there is a chance however remote that he will be able to pass an amendment to the Constitution which will enable him to remain in office indefinitely.

Or he could just declare himself dictator for life, Constitution be damned.   Yes, the mind reels at all of the possible, unimaginable scenarios we previously thought were unimaginable.

We have no choice now to imagine them and, to paraphrase Christina Ricci in The Addams Family, ”Be afraid, be very afraid.”

I really want to be more optimistic about our chances to preserve our way of life in the coming year, but a fatalistic attitude towards life, the universe and everything is in my DNA.   

This supercedes my aversion to gingham.

I’ll leave the message of optimism to, irony of ironies, Monty Python.  In the meantime I will send out a sincere wish to everyone to have a safe and Happy New Year.


(Thank you for reading.  Thank you, Brigette.)

7 Comments:

Blogger Mistress Maddie said...

"It is entirely conceivable he will barricade himself in the White House, prompting Congress to send in troops to drag him physically kicking and screaming"

I actually think Id like to see that, would be laughing my ass off. but them being your smart and grounded self, brought me back down to earth with "is a chance however remote that he will be able to pass an amendment to the Constitution which will enable him to remain in office indefinitely."

I would for sure be vacating the country for sure then, no if's and's or butt's.

But tis here, nor there for now, I just wish you too a glorious New Year, for you both, And may your health only continue to improve and stronger....so next year on new years eve 2021 we will all go dancing all night.

Hope your Yuletide was good and Happy New Year!

December 29, 2019 at 10:39 AM  
Blogger Bob said...

Maybe it's just me, but I would LOVELOVELOVE to see him dragged from the White House and if not thrown in prison, then dumped in the street like the rabid dog he is.

December 29, 2019 at 2:24 PM  
Blogger Dave R said...

Oh, my, he will rant from here to Hell and back. And then move to Moscow where he's appreciated. We will also hear shrieking and wailing from his party until Evolution finally silences them... in about 15 years. Until then, when they whine, just tell them to shut up.

December 29, 2019 at 5:44 PM  
Anonymous Old Lurker said...

You could always dye the mustache to match the gingham. We must all suffer for fashion.

December 29, 2019 at 7:38 PM  
Blogger Debra She Who Seeks said...

Let's hope that 2020 brings good things! Happy New Year!

December 29, 2019 at 11:46 PM  
Blogger todd gunther said...

Thank you Maddie. Someone could make a lot of money if they sponsor his removal as pay-per-view event. The Constitution amendment would be a very long shot. The amendment would have to be approved by Congress then sent to the states for ratification. The Founding Fathers were very wise when they set up this convoluted process.

Thank you Bob for nicely articulating every progressive liberal's fantasy.

We could consider exiling him to Russia, Dave R.

Thank you Old Lurker, but gingham is out for me, fashion or no.

Thank you Debra. Happy New Year to you and yours!

December 30, 2019 at 12:06 PM  
Blogger Travel said...

HoHoHo, happy new year,

December 31, 2019 at 6:34 PM  

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