Year Two begins…

It has begun with a partial government shutdown, and it will end with an election. The GOP control of the entire federal government has translated to little legislative advantage, and the democrats are on their way to storming back into the majority of both houses of congress. However, the chaos presidency is unpredictable and relishing the scent of victory against him would be more than midwifing hubris.

Should there be an upset win for democrats it seems likely that the old Congress will be called into a lame duck session so they can pass some last ditch legislation before the democrats can be sown in next year. So there is yet more misery to look forward to.

365 days, 2608 (un)presidential tweets, one supreme court appointee, a criminal tax law change, the erosion of healthcare, unbanned travel bans, gutting of federal environmental regulations, the steady rotting away of infrastructure and education, and total embarrassment around the world. Harvey Weinstein is finally toppled for his grossly inappropriate behavior and a legion of boorish cads from entertainment, the media, and politics disappear into the long brewing cesspool they made. But the president paid hush money to a pornstar to silence her about their 2006-? affair and nothing changes.

The president had himself spanked as the naughty boy he is with a magazine bearing himself, his wife and children. This is just the start of year two. By the end of year four I don’t think we’ll recognise the USA.