I regressed. I got distracted by a coup attempt on the U.S. Capitol on the afternoon of January 6th and was riveted to the TV until after 3 a.m. when the Electoral College votes were verified by the Vice President, and Biden & Harris were officially acknowledged to be the next President and Vice President. I then crawled into bed with my phone, tapped on my WordPress app to tap out a line or two and promptly fell asleep. The bright spot of the day was a brief break in the domestic terrorist coverage when it was announced that Ossoff was projected to be the winner over Perdue for a Georgia senate seat, giving Dems control of the Senate. Maybe we’ll see some real, permanent changes this time around.
Every election season is truly horrible and it lasts so long that by Election Day the entire nation is cranky. (I read somewhere that there’s a country that allows only six weeks of campaigning before the vote — why can’t we do that here?) And then we have the time between election and inauguration which usually passes without drawing attention to itself. But nothing is normal this time around and we have half a nation genuinely afraid of us not making it to January 20th without our mentally ill Oval Office Occupier leading the U.S. into a catastrophic event that would take years for us to recover from. I mean, other than the pandemic.
More than 4,000 people died of COVID today.