So here we are – it’s almost over.
Donald Trump will never concede and admit he was beaten, but the lawsuits will eventually be concluded, and perhaps his supporters will stop standing around with guns and pitchforks.
In the interim, we can take solace in the fact that Joe Biden will be the 46th president of America come January 20, despite attempts to stack the odds against him.
Trump installed a lackey atop the Postal Service, who slowed down mail delivery during a pandemic in which a large number of Democrats were relying on mail-in ballots. He also stacked the courts with judges who would likely rule in his favour if his margin in deciding states were close enough to challenge.
But, despite all this, and as the New York Times so eloquently put it: “We are finally getting rid of him”.
It was a close one, though, and while Biden’s victory has restored some of our faith in humanity, it was still disturbing to see how many people who, after watching him do his thing for the past four years, still wanted him in office.
But that should not distract from the monumental accomplishment of ending Trump’s malignant presidency. It is rare for American presidents to be defeated after a single term. This is the fifth time it happened in a century.
It’s also, we shouldn’t forget, the first time a woman, in this case a Black woman, will become vice president.
The New York Times, like so many news outlets, is also encouraging Trump to bite the bullet, accept his fate, and move on, bringing The Karate Kid in to drive their point home.
Look out for that time Johnny got kicked in the face at the 51-second mark:
We live in hope.
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