Wake Me Up Before You Go Go


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How are you feeling this morning? I’m actually feeling pretty good compared to how I felt when I went to bed just a few short hours ago.

Donald Trump was leading in Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin. When I woke up, he had lost the lead in Michigan and Wisconsin. Honestly, it looks like Biden is going to take those.

What am I worried about? First, that Trump somehow pulls it out. I’m worried that even if Biden wins, Trump fights it to the courts and in the state legislatures. He’s calling vote counting “fraud.” He’s declared himself the winner even though they’re still counting. I’m worried about this country because no matter the outcome, it’s seriously divided. I’m worried about this country because no matter what, half of it isn’t just racist like they were four years ago. They’re OK with baby jails and a man-child playing president who lied to them while a virus killed over 230,000 people. They’re OK with a guy who wants the nation divided.

If I was going to select the kind of place I wanted to live in, it wouldn’t be this place. But it is this place. I was born here. I’m going to fight for it…just like I have been for the past four years.

I think Biden’s going to win but keep in mind, I’m a cartoonist. But, looking at the polls, you’re doing just as well to listen to me as you are listening to them. Also, I was wrong four years ago.

Yes, this nation is pretty much screwed but I’m not jumping yet.

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7 comments

  1. Growing up I remember wondering, “How did Hitler come to power after he and his party’s successes in the 1932 national parliamentary elections in Germany? How did a seemingly rational society enable him?” Well, this morning I have some idea. I am dumbfounded how quickly the United States has forgotten the dangers of nationalism and hatred of “the other.”

    Obviously, I continue to hope, from deep in my soul, that Biden wins. But in a way, this AM I am mostly shaken to my core when I think about how close this all is. By my thinking – yesterday should have been a landside for Biden. What have we become as a nation? I don’t know. I just don’t know.

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    1. that presupposes they knew in the first place. Remember, we’re “exceptional” Americans and “it can’t happen here,” said most often by the very folks who would usher “it” in.

      All I know is I woke up and realized when I saw the map (was deliberately NOT watching last night), I discovered that millions of Americans hadn’t learned a damn thing the past four years, or they just shrugged it off.

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  2. Waiting for the guillotine, or a hood and noose. What’s the difference? As an observer from a foreign nation, this election is a lose-lose situation. Your nation is divided, and the rift will not be soon healed. In fact, after last night, it’s more glaring than ever.
    I do not wish civil war on you, only one side wants it anyway. But that’s the side with all the caches of automatic weapons. And they will not hesitate to use them.
    Democracy has failed you, even if Biden wins, which I hope he does.
    America will never be America again.

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  3. If anyone ever tells me it is bad karma to wish ill on corrupt Republicans all I got to say is there AIN’T any more living hell bad Karma worst than having Trump as president. (The only thing worst than having him as president is having him as your father and you see how fucked up all his kids are … that isn’t bad Karma, that is a curse. )

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  4. Reblogged this on It Is What It Is and commented:
    This is really unbelievable!! I agree … “I’m worried about this country because no matter what, half of it isn’t just racist like they were four years ago. They’re OK with baby jails and a man-child playing president who lied to them while a virus killed over 230,000 people. They’re OK with a guy who wants the nation divided.”

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    1. Yeah. I could see some folks not liking either Clinton or Dump in 2016, but held their nose and voted for Dump in the end. But that was 2016. How many of them did it AGAIN this time around, in spite of everything? No excuse for that, it just means they didn’t learn a damn thing in 4 years.

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