Thank You Donald Trump
I know, it sounds weird coming from me. I spent all day yesterday having mini panic attacks waiting for the results of the mid-terms. And now, the morning after, I realized something that I am grateful for.
If 2016 never happened. If the better woman would have won. If Trump would have surprised us all and actually been good at this job(I’ll give you a minute to stop laughing uncontrollably), I wouldn’t have the knowledge I have today.
If 2018 me went back in time and told 2015 me that she would be stressing about mid-terms, 2015 me would of looked at her and asked, “What are mid-terms?”.
That is how much I didn’t care. I was too lazy. I thought it was too complicated to understand. I thought that as long as there is someone who surrounds himself with smart people, everything will be fine. I have never voted Republican(and I think it’s safe to say I never will), but even when President Bush was in office, I didn’t feel threatened. Not like today.
I woke up this morning, on my day off, at 6 AM, to find out what happened to the #BlueWave everybody in my bubble has been wishing for. I went on social media, I turned in to @PodSaveAmerica live stream and I got goosebumps for every cheer and blue sticker that went up there. I know that the Blue Wave was not a tsunami like I hoped, but there were a lot of firsts that keep my belief in America and the people alive. The House is ours. Trump’s life got a lot more difficult and hopefully, one day, he will do the research to find out why this was not a win for him(I’ll give you a minute to stop laughing uncontrollably).
Talking to my Dad about why the House flipping is a big deal, why it’s still awesome, even if we didn’t get a tidal wave, I realized that I have Trump and his minions to thank. Thank you for making me pay attention. Thank you for making me smarter. Thank you for making me care. The knowledge that I now have, is power. It won’t go away when Beto wins the presidency(a girl can dream). Going back to voting only once every 4 years, will never happen again.
So again, thank you Trump and all the evil demons that slither along with you. You are so bad that you made me better.