Back in 2011, stimulated by I-don’t-remember-what, I coined a word I thought was worthy of the Urban Dictionary. I submitted it, it was accepted, and I hope that one day my obituary will include my contribution to the English language.
As you can see from the definition, shitmentum surpasses momentum, and it isn’t at all entertaining.
Sinners, we are in a state of shitmentum. As we can see from that link, Donald Drumpf is pulling even farther ahead from the wheezing pack to secure a place in history as Head Combover.
Here’s disturbing: During Super Tuesday, my neighboring state of Massachusetts went for Drumpf — which means that mini-vaca I was planning in the rolling hills of the Berkshires will have to be scrapped. I will not give my money to Massachusetts until it apologizes.
So buckle up, heathens. We’re heading into the brink. And thank you, Norine, for the reminder.
It appears the voter turnout trend before Super Tuesday continued yesterday. According to some media reports, anyway.
And now we see defections from the Democratic Party in Massachusetts? To vote for Drumpf?
Shitmentum indeed. We may be experiencing an American political singularity: dramatic and irreversible change due to a paradigm shift in our sociopolitical climate. (Yes. That’s right. Climate change. The part Matt Damon missed.)
One of my favorite Republicans, Andrew Bacevich, says that if Trump wins the nomination it will spell the end of The GOP and of the two-party system itself. If he should win the Presidency?
And according to Samantha Bee, this all started in 2010 when Democrats, and their party, sat out the midterms and Republicans didn’t. Which resulted in the GOP takeover of Congress. Which resulted in Congress becoming slightly less popular than genital warts. Which opened the door for?
It may not be as bad as Bacevich predicts, considering the two-party system has been little more than a sham for the last 30 years or so, and the whole constitutional republic thing has proven itself to be a bane to true democracy and democratic rights. We’re already Living The Dream™. Why not have a figurehead that represents that reality? Henrey Giroux way back in 2004:
Buckle up. It’s going to be a bumpy ride.
All that to say: Amen.
Thanks for shitmentum by the way. A perfect descriptor of Trumpmania.
Thank you. I don’t think I can monetize the word, so I’ll share it freely.
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