Could this year have been any shittier? Prince, George Michael, Carrie Fisher's massive heart attack, Trump. PSN's stupid coffee table book and it's failure to activate politically with a Four Million member power! WTF, can 2017 be worse than this? Increasingly that orange freak is scaring the hell out of every normal person on the face of the earth with his loose tweets about nuclear arms races, so yeah, 2017 can turn out to be so much worse. I'm sure many of you feel the same bewildering disappointment as me and millions around the world.
I also want to write this; I am fairly shaken by the apparent weakness of leadership in the closing days of the Obama Presidency. His closing days will be marked by extreme failures, failure to reign in a rogue FBI, (yes Bill Clinton has some culpability in this), a failure to rebuke Republican leadership by chickening out and doing nothing about serious attacks on our electoral system.
I won't just knock the President for his apparent failures but also the DCCC, after reading about their extreme do-nothing attitude for recruiting new candidates for congressional races, they too have blame in the 2016 epic failure of an election, and yet the Democrats still remain frozen in place, with no real plans to take back anything, their only goals are to remain in their current positions. This attitude has allowed Republicans to take over.
Let me ask a question to everyone, who are the up-and-coming new Democrats? Bernie and Biden are terrible answers! How do we harvest the obvious energy out there to do something about this debacle, to challenge the other side to defend not just Medicare and Social Security but Medicaid and PPACA and subsidies!
Here is hoping 2017 is better than 2016.