“Trump is not president and his ilk are not the executive branch.” — first thought to pop into my head after waking this morning.
It’s beginning to sink in that our country is not entirely governed by raving lunatics. Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio and the rest of those lickspittle Trumpophiles are still in, so our government is not entirely lunatic-free and perhaps never will be but I am inclined this morning to feel at least some small measure of hope.
And within hours of his inauguration, Biden signed a pile of executive orders undoing some of the most cruel orders enacted by Trump, and that lets me feel a little bit more hope.
I haven’t entirely unclenched myself yet because I’ve been clenching every muscle in my body so tightly for so long that it’s not something I can undo overnight, but I’m beginning to feel some relief. I’m beginning to breathe easier.