Earlier this month, TIME magazine revealed they’d chosen President-elect Donald Trump as their 2016 ““Person of the Year.” And while I don’t think any of us were shocked, I think it’s safe to say that most of us were disgusted. We’d had enough of the Trump Train.
Hillary Clinton and I have had a Love-Hate relationship over the years. As a Bernie Sanders supporter, it was tough crossing over to cast my vote for Hillary, but like a grown up, I did what I had to do for the common good. Never in a million years, did I expect the American people to make Donald Trump the President of the United States.
Here we are, a month and a half after the election, and most of us are still haunted by what went down on the night of November 8th. And now, not only is Donald Trump the President-Elect of the United States of America, but he is also the “Person of the Year.” F*ck 2016.
Hillary deserved that cover. If the American people weren’t going to do the right thing by putting Hillary in office, the least they could have done was give her a goddamn cover of a magazine. Hillary EARNED that cover, like it or not.
Hillary Clinton has wanted to be the President of these United States since before she met Bill Clinton. From being elected the student body president at Wellesley College, to serving as a New York Senator, and later the Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton has wanted to sit in that Oval Office for a very long time. However, instead of pursuing her own dreams, she took a backseat to her husband’s, helping to carve out a path to the White House for him in 1993. Her seat at the table has been a long time coming.
So this year was supposed to be her year. I’m sure she and Bill had worked it out that way. She was supposed to snag the Presidency back in 2008, but was blindsided when a much more charismatic outsider by the name of Barack Obama stepped on the scene. She lost that year. But 2016..this was Hillary’s year goddammit!
Hillary had been through a lot. Among some of her not so bright moments was the very public Fellatio in the Oval Office Scandal then President Bill Clinton was involved in.
Hillary stood by his side, playing her “role.” She had her eye on the prize. Ready for the White House and dedicated AF.
When Donald Trump announced his run for Presidency, most of us laughed. There was no way that a reality TV star, and pretty well known douchebag was going to be the President of the United States. He wasn’t a concern. Months later, Hillary Clinton, a seasoned politician, found herself debating a Tangerine Toddler on national television.
Throughout the Tangerine Toddler’s entire campaign, he continued to bring up Bill Clinton’s past indescretions, embarrassing Hillary once again in front of the American people. All the while, she kept her cool.
Then, the emails.
The goddamn emails. Never mind the Petulant Pumpkin’s racism, islamaphobia, xenophobia, misogyny, and fat shaming…the emails are what will keep Hillary out of the White House-and oh yea, white people who voted for Donald Trump.
Not only did Hillary have to combat an FBI investigation, and possible “jail time,” but she also had to put up with sexism along the way.
"@cnnbrk: Hillary Clinton ends worst-kept secret in politics: She’s running for president in 2016. Ain't no woman telling me shit.
— J.D. (@mrcambrio) April 12, 2015
Hillary Clinton running for President. This female CEO says no woman should be president due to hormones. Your thoughts? #President
— Jenn Ryan (@RadioJennRyan) April 16, 2015
Not to mention that any time Bill got on the campaign trail, he screwed it up. At one point, he even yelled at Black Lives Matter protestors. Bad move.
THEN to add insult to injury, the Electoral College, who locked in their votes this week, had the chance to take it all back. After over a month of the Tangerine Toddler’s Twitter feed, they had an opportunity to make things right. But…those dumbasses didn’t.
Chuck Jones, who is President of United Steelworkers 1999, has done a terrible job representing workers. No wonder companies flee country!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 8, 2016
Has anyone looked at the really poor numbers of @VanityFair Magazine. Way down, big trouble, dead! Graydon Carter, no talent, will be out!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 15, 2016
We should tell China that we don't want the drone they stole back.- let them keep it!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 18, 2016
Talk about a slap in the face! People chose Donald Trump, an inexperienced, slimy, irresponsible, racist nincompoop to be President of the United States over YOU. You ran for President twice, and lost thrice. People made fun of everything from your cheating husband to your kitten heels. TALK ABOUT A ROUGH YEAR.
Then she had to do this-
She had to concede to the Tangerine Toddler with Billy looking over her shoulder. Woooooow (Flava Flav voice).
When all is said and done, no matter how you feel about Hillary Clinton, it’s clear that she’s one tough cookie. She put up a good fight, maintained her composure, and went out with class. That’s a lot more than we can say about our future President. Way more, really. And I think if for nothing more than to offer her a pat on the back, Hillary deserves to be our “Person of the Year” in place of the Petulant Pumpkin. Unlike him, she f*ckin’ earned it.