The big face-plant
Ladies and gentlemen: I cannot addequately express the depth of relief of millions of Americans who have taken to the streets to celebrate the fall of this manufacturer of hate and teller of lies. There is a lot of work ahead to heal the damage he has done to my country in four years...which felt like 10. Never since our civil war have we been so divided, spoken so viciously of each other, seen so much hate toward African-Americans and Hispanic and Muslim immigrants. Under his watch, 238,000 Americans have died of Covid-19 while he has lied about the disease since it was discovered in Wuhan, even prevented the proper prevention and treatment of it.

We are also rid of the entire crime family. They'll still be around causing problems, engaged in swindling and spewing their delusional conspiracy theories, but they won't be running the country, betraying our allies or putting children in cages. Their voters are just a passionate as ever. Perhaps they'll be out for revenge, we don't know, but we will have to deal with that, too. For now, we are just rejoicing.

Goodbye and good riddance, Trump.

(The image is in dozens of financial news articles, one with the following citation: "Illustration/Getty Images, iStock.")


Diana Australis said:

I’ll second that....
3 years ago

Diane Putnam replied to Diana Australis:

Thank you, Diana!
3 years ago ( translate )

Cheryl Beal said:

Well said Diane.....a huge sigh of relief!!!
3 years ago ( translate )

Diane Putnam replied to Cheryl Beal:

Thank you, Cheryl!
3 years ago

StoneRoad2013 said:

I most certainly agree with all of that. Nail on head, Diane.

Hopefully, the coming changes that Biden signalled (like rejoining the Paris Agreement, the WHO etc) will, actually, make America great again to the relief of the rest of the world.
3 years ago

Diane Putnam replied to StoneRoad2013:

Thank you, StoneRoad!
3 years ago

jeybee68 said:

Congratulations! From the point of view of Germany and probably the whole world, the Americans made the right choice! Now the people of the USA must grow together again. It will certainly not all be easier, but it will be more reliable, I think.
3 years ago

Diane Putnam replied to jeybee68:

Thank you, jeybee.
3 years ago ( translate )

Amelia said:

I couldn't agree with you more, Diane. I do hope Biden can get along with Boris - the latter will have to improve his position I think.
3 years ago

Diane Putnam replied to Amelia:

Hello, Amelia. I thing one of Biden's main goals is to get along with all of our allies, no matter what their viewpoints!
3 years ago

Peggy C said:

Breathe .... deeply breathe .... the air over the USA already feels better... so, so happy for Biden-Harris. Have read the Transition Page .... they don't hide anything ... they know the Citizens of Our Country deserve honesty !
3 years ago

Diane Putnam replied to Peggy C:

Thank you for your insight, Peggy! Yes, the miasma in noticeably cleared!
3 years ago

Andy Rodker said:

The shameful manner of his reaction to losing accurately reflects his whole presidency.
I contrast it with Dubya's graceful message to Joe Biden and, Lord knows, I was no fan of Dubya! Also Bush Sr's note for Clinton in '92, left for him in the Oval Office. Class!!
But in those days the consensus of opinion was that the democratic process was paramount. If your side lost, it lost because the voters decreed it and all you could do was try harder next time, not trash the whole system like a spoilt child throwing toys out of the pram!
(IMHO, as an outsider, looking in!)
3 years ago

Diane Putnam replied to Andy Rodker:

Your observations are completely valid, Andy! There will be tough times ahead for the economy, aid for those who are suffering dire situations, and trying to work with a still ultra-right opposition. But, all we can to is get busy and do it! v

Thank you.
3 years ago

HappySnapper said:

So where is Pence in all this, keeping his head down, embarrassed, working on some dastardly scheme to save his bosses face, working on some scheme to save his own face? My guess is he is working with the GOP heads to save the parties face.
What I do know is that the moment the election result was called I immediately felt that little bit safer. Mr Trump should learn a quote from Abraham Lincoln, You can fool some of the people all of the time, and all of the people some of the time, but you can not fool all of the people all of the time.”
3 years ago