A Tale of Two Parties
It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of rebellion, it was the age of uncertainty, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of expectation, it was the season of jobs, it was the season of Russia, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of Mueller.
It was quite a year. Republicans found their backbone and democrats found out President Trump isn't a push over, and is a bigger dick than they are. He trolled the media, he trolled the democrats and he trolled dictators. The end was supposedly nigh. It wasn't. Trump was supposed to lose. He didn't. It was glorious. frustrating at times because he tends to step on his own message with tweets and he promotes his agenda in a Ron Popeil sort of way but glorious none-the-less. He didn't do what he was supposed to do-kneel before the alter of the mainstream media. While what is left of the establishment republicans prostrated themselves in front of the democrat minority, Trump walked cross their bowed backs to slap the democrats across the face.
Republicans found their inner manhood. I guess it took a President Trump for Lindsey Graham and company's balls to drop. I wonder what they will be doing for new years, now. When they ran Trump stood his ground. They, to their credit noticed this rather quickly. Democrats, not used to any sort of resistance didn't know what to do. The senate majority turtle who is actually very clever at parliamentary gamesmanship and can easily out maneuver Chuck Schumer found his inner Bobby Fisher. Lindsey Graham took time away from wanting to attack every country with everything we have to fight back against the decades long smear campaign the democrats use to get their way.
The usual epithets racist, misogynist and homophobe were bandied about continuously only to be spiced up with words and phrases such as Intersectionality, white privilege and safe space all year long. Congressional republicans occasionally popped their heads out from under the covers and realized 'Hey! they world didn't end. We can do this!". Things are actually looking good for the GOP. Yeah they lost the house but that was to be expected. Democrats call it a mandate when it is actually just a precedent. If Trump's election was a movie it would be called "How Republicans Got Their Groove back".
As weak as republicans have been the democrats are mindlessly yet aggressively marching forward in a flailing, mindless fashion. Looking to devour anything that resembles free thought or Trump. I guess their movie is 28 days later. ( I will not sully the George Romero Classic by using it as a metaphor for democrats). Anyway they have been marching toward their Socialist utopia in unison quite disciplined since the whole Netroots thing went mainstream in 2006. They hit their stride in 2009 and by 2016 had scared the country shitless to the point they gutted the democrat party and voted in Donald Trump.
We've got two parties, the republican party that has finally figured out they are not the monsters the democrats portray them as and the democrats who have no clue what the country wants and do not care. They're plowing ahead with an incoherent unsustainable agenda that scares most people but full steam ahead anyway. Republicans have become the adults in the room. Finally. Democrats are still bat shit crazy and have reinforced their ranks with a freshmen class of crazy Socialist haters. They will overreach from the get go and find themselves in the weeds once again.