The South Park nihilism of both sides being equally bad is totally false. The stuff that has happened under Trump is a nightmare situation compared to the standard old crap that we'd have gotten under Hillary. She'd have continued to serve Wall Street, but she'd have paid lip service to the standard mildly liberal agenda and thus wouldn't have just transferred 1.5 trillion from the poor straight to the rich. And she wouldn't have been saber-rattling on twitter, wouldn't have openly endorsed child molesters, wouldn't have completely alienated every other first world country in the world, wouldn't have ditched net neutrality, wouldn't have tried to blow up the Israel/Palestine situation, wouldn't have just opened up as much national park territory for drilling as possible, wouldn't have just cut off funding for child health care to hold the conservatives hostage, etc. BUT HER EMAILLLLLSSSSS At least during the Bush years, the guy attempted to get along with countries and attempted to be presidential in his behavior. Like, when I recently read what he said about Muslims after 9-11 it actually shocked me. He was kind of a dope and an embarrassment, and this kind of division of wealth was increasing, but he wasn't trying to turn the country against itself or loudly proclaim that the news media was lying to everyone or refusing to work with other countries or espousing hateful opinions. We're really in dangerous territory here and I'm terrified of what more can happen before 2020. I am not optimistic about 2018 given how Senate elections work. TWENTY FIVE democrats (2 are independents who vote w/democrats) have to hold their seats, and only EIGHT republicans can possibly be replaced by democrats. Of those 8, some are guys who have been there for years and years that are locks or are in states where you essentially have to be a child molester to lose an election against a democrat, so everyone's "we'll get em in 2018, we'll vote em all out" is blissfully ignorant. It would be NICE if all 100 seats were up at the same time, and if they were there'd be plenty of reason to be optimistic, but when it's only 33 and there are 25 places where things can go wrong and 8 places where things can possibly improve, it's easy to feel defeated. Cause if this doesn't flip the senate, it's another TWO YEARS of this same highway robbery. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_Senate_elections,_2018 There's a chart towards the end there showing who's going where.