Our nation’s clocks fall back an hour this coming Sunday. As an early riser, that means I now spend up to two hours of pitch black when I wake up in the morning. This works for me as a daily metaphor of where we are as a country. Two days ago, I woke up to the news of Amy Coney Barrett’s sworn in as the newest judge on the U.S. Supreme Court. Another Catholic, and this one has only three years of actual bench experience. If only finding work was this easy for a Jewish pothead such as myself.
In fact, not finding a job is the sole reason why I began Banana Republicards, LLC. No one was going to pay me to work for them, so I might as well work for myself and hope it pays off. The numbers say it’s possible. I want to sell 25,000 packs of Gold Back cards, which amounts to .8% of the 3 million more people who voted for Hillary Clinton over Donald Trump, and a mere .03% of Hillary’s actual vote total. It won’t take too much outreach to make this endeavor a success.
Success won’t matter if we don’t get new leadership, however. Other than needing to find myself a job, this project was built to somehow evoke a change in our politics. Mocking the political opposition is one thing, but reminding folks how undemocratic the Republican Party happens to be these days is the real issue that demands action. No, we cannot endure another 4 years of Trump in the Oval Office or Mitch McConnell as Senate Majority Leader. That means the complicit Republican senators need to be voted out and Dear Leader has got to go. They choose not to see our citizenry in need, nor do they respect our country’s various sets of laws. They are some truly awful, terrible folks, and it’s high time we as a nation recover from the short-sighted selfishness brought into our political discourse by the Reagan Revolution.
A new day is dawning. Hopefully, in less than a week, we’ll be closer to it.