File--In this Tuesday, March 8, 2016, file photograph, homeless people clear their belongings from a camp near the Denver Rescue Mission in downtown Denver. City officials warned that the homeless had to move from their makeshift structures along the sidewalks in the area, which is in the process of gentrification after decades in decline. A lawsuit challenging the sweeps in Denver is the latest in a string of cases opposing crackdowns on people camping in public around the country. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, file)

In 72 Days…

In seventy-two days Donald Trump will be sworn in as President of the United States.

In seventy-two days we will suddenly learn there is a homelessness and poverty crisis in America. We will suddenly learn that the income inequality gap is at a record high. We will suddenly learn there is a healthcare crisis in America and people are suffering under the burden of ever increasing premiums thanks to the federal government.

In seventy-two days, all the problems the media covered up and excused over the past eight years will suddenly not only be pressing, but will also be Donald Trump’s fault.

In seventy-two days, the media will forget how outraged they were that Rush Limbaugh hoped Barack Obama would fail as they openly root for Donald Trump’s failure.

In seventy-two days, dissent will again be patriotic instead of racist.

In seventy-two days, gridlock will be good. The filibuster will be a constitutional right of the Senate. The special counsel law will need to be reinstated. The President appointing anyone at all to oversee the IRS will be a bad thing. The Presidency will be too powerful and executive orders, pens, and paper will be bad things.

In seventy-two days, the reputation of the media will not be improved.

Sometime after 1,167 days, or January 20, 2020, or possibly double that, the media will suddenly assure us that Donald Trump really wasn’t that bad compared to whoever the Republicans next nominate.

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