Escalator to Hell

Good News from the Resistance: It’s starting to feel a lot like the months leading up to the 2018 midterms. Think back: We were still suffering from 2016 Election PTSD, and not quite sure what tricks the GOP had in their playbook to steal House seats. With nothing less than our Democracy at stake, we educated ourselves, organized, and Got Out The Vote. No down-ballot race was trivial enough for us to ignore.

The outcome? Record-setting voter turnout. Democrats won 10 million more votes than Republicans, the largest margin in a midterm election ever. Voting rose most dramatically within groups favoring Democrats – youth, Black, Asian, and Hispanic voters. Our Blue Wave was a Tsunami. Two years later, we are angrier, more motivated, and better organized. Mark my words – we’re going to boot the Occupant of the White House out with such force he’ll leave an Orange Smudge on the Oval Office carpet. Which Biden’s people happily will clean up with stockpiled Clorox Wipes. (Note to Biden: Save some Wipes for McConnell and Collins).

Trump is losing. As in, landslide. He’s been racking up losses as quickly as he bankrupted businesses.

Here’s a run-down of what he’s recently lost:

Most important? His disapproval ratings are over 50%, and he’s losing in every poll.

Yet, we will have to get through a few very difficult months. When you feel yourself slipping into a Trump-loathing abyss, or lacking confidence in the stellar poll numbers, try this visualization exercise. I think it will help.

Close your eyes and imagine a bloated yam topped by a mop of combed-over, pineapple-yellow hair riding an escalator in Trump Tower. Like the day It kicked off Its presidential campaign, the bloated yam is riding that escalator Down. But now, the look on Its face is pure terror, as half-way down, the elevator speeds up so fast that Its hairspray has no chance of maintaining the integrity of the heavily-shellacked pineapple comb-over. The escalator comes within inches of crashing into the marble floor (recently buffed to perfection by a poorly paid, though uncaged, undocumented worker on Its payroll). The bloated yam of combed-over, pineapple-yellow hair alternately flails Its arms and frantically grabs onto the rails, but there is nothing It can do to stop it. Some of us cringe in horror, others applaud with glee, as we watch the escalator smash through the marble floor, the bloated yam screaming, blowzy pineapple-yellow hair askew, holding on for dear life. But it keeps going, pushing full speed ahead towards the bloated yam’s final destination: Hell.

Yes, there’s more Good News from the Resistance:

Sign Up. Show Up. Never Give Up. 

WE THIS TIK TOK IDEA

It costs a company real money when you fill an on-line shopping cart and then don’t buy. Who knew?

Read the TikTok News

WE FEEDING VOTERS

Part of the GOP playbook is to make voting (in selected neighborhoods) an onerous task. This group has figured out how to make standing in line more palatable.

Read the Pizza Delivery News

WE  EMPTY SEATS AT MAGA RALLIES

Potted plant or MAGA supporter? You decide.

Read the Potted Plant News

WE TAP DANCING FOR A CAUSE

Driving a Trump supporter nuts in the process is icing on the cake.

Read the Neighborhood News

WE THE MAYOR OF D.C.

And all the ways she’s getting under Trump’s skin.

Read the D.C. News

WE RECYCLING YARMULKES

This will probably work with (some) bras, too.

Read the Bar Mitzvah News

WE THIS COMEBACK 

Let’s hope dinosaurs aren’t next.

Read the Anti-Extinction News

WE THIS GIRL SCOUT TROOP 

For standing up and doing what’s right.

Read the Protest News

WE SARAH COOPER

Get over the voice, just listen and watch.

Read the Cooper News

WE TAKING ACTION: SIGN UP WITH TOGETHER FOR 2020, AND FIGURE OUT WHAT YOU CAN DO TO HELP US WIN IN BATTLEGROUND STATES

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