I don’t, I really don’t like to curse, but if we don’t elect Joe Biden president in November, I simply won’t be able to stop cursing so much. The current guy we have in the White House — -although, in fairness, he didn’t have much to do with me cursing earlier in my life — -has me cursing damn near every time he opens his mouth.
And like I said, I have never been a perfect model for kids who watch Sesame Street, and I didn’t just start cursing when Donald was elected. But since 2016 when Hillary lost the election (no, actually long before that when Donald kept lying about Obama being born in Kenya), I’ve been cursing a lot ever since, and it’s really hard to stop.
You’ll recall, when Michigan Representative Rashida Tlaib was sworn in on January 4, 2017, saying “We’re gonna impeach the motherfucker” — -well, that was when I knew all my prior cursing had been — -well — -justified.
With Donald in office, the word ‘motherfucker’ is just so appropriate. I mean, some folks like to use a variety of euphemisms to describe him, words like ‘wannabe dictator’, ‘asshole’, ‘cruel bastard’, or as his first Secretary of State Rex Tillerson called him “a moron”. But me, I prefer ‘motherfucker’, it just seems to fit him.
Day by day, Donald never fails to embarrass himself, and by extension, the entire country. When, for example, he callously mocked a disabled reporter who had questioned Donald’s truthfulness about the number of people who were supposedly celebrating when the World Trade Centers were attacked. My folks taught me better than to mock someone’s unfortunate health issues, so yeah, I called trump a motherfucker, a no good one at that!
Of course, Donald loves the spotlight of his Klan rallies. He’s known to play to his red-hat-wearing supporters who seem to thrive off his gangsterism and bullying. At one such rally in Iowa during his campaign in 2016, I couldn’t help but be pissed off when he said the following: “There may be somebody with tomatoes in the audience. So, if you see somebody getting ready to throw a tomato, knock the crap out of them, would you? Seriously. Okay? Just knock the hell — I promise you, I will pay for the legal fees. I promise, I promise. It won’t be so much ’cause the courts agree with us too.” This drew an incredibly angry “You motherfucker, you!”, from me, and I was just a second away from throwing something at my TV.
Of course, the list is endless with Donald. How about the time he called the National Football Players “sons of bitches”, or when he referenced African and Caribbean Countries as “shitholes”. On those occasions especially, given my African roots, yes, he was “a low- down, no good motherfucker”. Honestly though, I’m gonna try to quit cussing one day.
That day is still in the distance, though, because as I think about the daily array of sophomoric and childish insults to anyone he disagrees with, well, I may not stop cussing for a while yet. For instance, the misogynistic reference to his bedmate, Stormy Daniels, as “horse face’ was totally uncalled for. He paid the $130,000 for her services, so why try to degrade her? And by the way, he DOES know what Melania’s former life was, right? And besides, has HE looked in the mirror lately?
Hopefully, come November, I can repent and return to a degree of sanity, so I can face my kids without shame and disgust, when my speech will once again be unsullied with references of vulgarity and slovenliness. When President-elect Joe Biden enters the Oval Office, I hope to correct the error of my ways because, as Biden famously commented to President Obama, “This is a big fucking deal”. For God’s sake November 3rd, hurry!