Yesterday's Women's March around the world had incredible turnout. Millions of people came together in solidarity for... well, I'm not completely sure what they were marching for. But they were almost certainly all against President Donald Trump.
Now, since this is my first blog post, a little about me: Although I live deep in the heart of liberalism known as West Los Angeles, I am a registered Independent. I have no personal feelings for or against Hillary Clinton. On a policy level, I agree with her about some things and disagree about others. But on election day of 2016, I had zero hesitancy about voting for her. Why? Hillary Clinton is not Donald Trump, a liar and cheat who will gladly step on every last American -- even you, Paul Ryan -- to aggrandize himself.
Unfortunately, on November 8, not enough people agreed with me. Or rather, enough people agreed with me, but not in the right places. The popular vote went to Clinton, but the electoral college went to Trump. That alone should set the agenda for the Marchers for the next four years. They should be demanding that we:
1.) Either reform the electoral college system so that it more closely matches the popular vote (and the will of the people), or else get rid of it altogether
2.) Protect the country from Trump until we complete item number 1
More on this agenda next time. For now, my deepest apologies for being serious in this first post. To make up for it, here are a couple jokes about the March:
- Today, American women have gone full Lysistrata against Trump. Of course, Melania has been there for years.
- Just a reminder: Plenty of agoraphobes hate Trump, too.