Former Vice President Joe Biden has ascended to the presidency, unseating Donald Trump. In so doing, history has also been made, with California Senator Kamala Harris becoming the first female Vice President.
Well, you know what they say. The third time's the charm. After Geraldine Ferraro (1984) and Sarah Palin (2008) had tried and failed to take that historic step, Harris, and her multi-ethnic background, broke the gender barrier.
To the surprise of no one, this was the response from the Trump camp:
America had had enough of Trump's juvenile approach to things. The schoolyard taunts and insults, especially to women. The lies. All those lies. While television networks have Biden at 273 electoral votes, Yahoo!'s projections place him closer to 300. Trump, of course, remains in denial.
Come January 20, when Biden & Harris are sworn in, Trump will be on his way to either Mar-a-Lago in Florida, or the nearest mental hospital. There are lawsuits awaiting Trump, and unlike the frivolous suits he and his lackeys have filed the last few days, challenging the legitimacy of the vote and alleging, sans evidence, fraud, Trump will go from the White House to the penthouse to the outhouse.
Yahoo! is reporting that Trump has considered, serious or not, another run in 2024. It wouldn't be unprecedented. Grover Cleveland lost his re-election bid, then came back and won a second term after all a few years later. Trump? Fuhgeddaboutit. He'll be so tied up in litigation for the better part of 2021-22, he might not be in any position to run for even dog catcher.
And, yeah, Postmaster General Louis DeJoyless is the next to go. Biden will likely dump him and William "Corner" Barr within a month of his administration.
A great day for democracy in the midst of Indian Summer.