I sat in traffic for 45 minutes this morning to go 15 miles… And I smiled the whole Goddamn way.
When I finally got to work I pounded a rebull and two coffees to fight off the symptoms of sleep deprivation. Which of course sent me straight to the restroom so that I may listen to my bowels tell me how much they hate me. I smiled throughout the duration of that experience as well.
I smiled not because Donald Trump won.
I didn’t smile because his policies will usher in a new era of economic prosperity if enacted as he has promised.
I didn’t smile because his understanding of the dangers to American safety will ensure that my mother, sister and girlfriend can go out into public without fear of getting gang raped by sharia law enthusiasts.
I didn’t smile because rule of law may once again be restored in our political process.
And I didn’t smile because the #NeverTrumpers got it stuck in there ass. (Okay well maybe a little 😏)
While thoughts of these things have enhanced my joyous mood… they are not the cause.
I am joyous not because Trump won, but because Hillary lost.
Her defeat illustrates America’s understanding of where we have been headed for the past 8 years.
Her defeat symbolizes hope for the survival of the western world.
It is true, we do indeed have our work cut out for us.
We took back the presidency. We have taken back the high ground. It is time to kick them while they are down and make damn sure they do not get back up.
We need to be vigilant in not only holding President Trump to his promises but also in the education of the next generation. We need to be sure they know just how close we came to losing it all.
I believe Trump will do what he says he is going to do. But whether he does or not is a matter for tomorrow.
Tomorrow we can rally the troops and discuss our next plan of attack.
But today I’m going to enjoy the ocean breeze here in sunny Southern California.
I’m going to smell flowers, pet furry animals of all shapes and sizes and smile at strangers.
I’m going to take comfort in knowing that though we came close…
Though the end of the western world and human progress was just around the corner…
America still had enough sense to say…
In the words of Michael Moore –
…Hell! I might even go to church this Sunday.