The Day After

When I was a kid, a movie called “The Day After” aired on television. The cast included Steve Guttenberg, Jason Robards and John Lithgow. The film was about the day after the USSR and USA exchange nuclear weapons. It was pretty scary for an 11-year-old, but I was a cold war kid, I could handle it. Now imagine another day after tomorrow, but this time the date in November 9, 2016.

We wake up on that post-election Wednesday only to realize that it really happened. Hillary Clinton fucked up and Donald Trump is the next president of the United States of America.

What happened?

Maybe Clinton falls prey to political consultants like Al Gore did in 2000. She comes across as too prepared and too polished against Trump’s shoot-from-the-hip-fuck-you style. Or maybe that email “scandal” really blows up in her face and Clinton gets indicted.

On that cool fall morning, we will just sit with our mouthes open, hung over, vaguely remembering Clinton’s concession speech at 2am, and trying to wrap our heads around President Donald Trump.

It could very well happen.

Never underestimate the ability of the Democratic leadership to fuck up easy shit.

Remember when they lost Ted Kennedy’s seat to Scott Brown. Yeah that Scott Brown, the one who put the asshole back in Masshole. Brown would eventually lose his seat to Elizabeth Warren, in part because he and his staff used blatantly racist attacks against Warren’s native american ancestry.

I was shocked when Gore lost to Bush in 2000. Yes, it’s true, Gore actually won the election, but it was close enough for Bush to ask his buddies on the Supreme Court to give him the election. It should never have been that close. Bush was a political lightweight and could barely speak for more than 3 minutes without looking like an idiot. Gore should have whooped his ass, and when he didn’t, that surprised me. And then four years later, they did it again when Kerry lost to Bush in 2004.

Democrats can lose this election and Trump could be the next president of the United States of America. If that happens, we’re all fucked.

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