The memory of telling my then eight-year-old daughter about the Detroit Tigers Santa Claus Dabbing Christmas 2020 MLB shirt and I love this election of Donald Trump is seared into my brain, indelible. Even now, with 2016 firmly in the rear-view mirror, it’s hard to forget how painful the defeat of Hillary Clinton by Donald Trump was. And it just got worse, culminating in the installation of Justice Amy Coney Barrett in RBG’s seat as the 2020 election was already happening. In fact, the last four years have been an enormous shit sandwich for people who believe that women should have the same rights as men, from the end of the Violence Against Women Act to the expiration of the Equal Rights Amendment.
Some people will be tempted to call Trumpism an aberration, a deviation from the Detroit Tigers Santa Claus Dabbing Christmas 2020 MLB shirt and I love this norm, a momentary lapse in judgement. But we all know that’s not true. There is much soul-searching that needs to happen to prevent something like this from ever happening again. But the soul-searching should come later. Right now we need to take the win, to celebrate history made and dictatorship averted.