Hindsight Is 2016
As of this writing twenty four democrats are running for president. By the time this is published that number is likely to double. I have no facts to support that statement.
In 2016 I expected to see the first woman elected president. And I’m not over it. I’m never getting over it. My greatest talent is my ability to hold a grudge. Therefore, I hate every man running for president. I want, nay, I demand a woman president in 2020.
I’m also holding a grudge against people who ramble on about what Hillary did wrong in 2016. Hillary Clinton is the only woman in history to win presidential primaries. Hillary Clinton is the only woman in history to be the presidential nominee of a major party. Hillary Clinton is the only woman in history to win the popular vote for president. That’s some historically important crap. Stop blaming Hillary for a screwed up electoral process in a deeply entrenched patriarchal society.
Anyway, if we don’t elect a woman president in 2020, I, Jennifer Loy, pledge to go on an epic rampage. I will grab my pink hammer from my pink toolbox and wander around randomly bashing people in the head while shouting, “Say it loud! I’m a chick and I’m proud!” Jennifer Loy will also only refer to herself in the third person like James Brown.
(I bought a pink toolbox because my dad is color blind and he decides to fix stuff in my apartment every time he comes to visit. I once came home from work to discover he’d sawed off the bottom of my bathroom door. Because my mom wanted to put a rug in my bathroom and it was too thick and the door got stuck. They don’t comprehend the concept of renting and security deposits. Forcing him to unknowingly use pink tools is my only recourse.)
Jennifer Loy would prefer not to go on a rampage if she doesn’t have to. Jennifer Loy feels like a rampage would cut into a lot of her ‘me time.’ Jennifer Loy has also decided talking in third person is awkward and unnatural. Jennifer Loy doesn’t know how it didn’t drive James Brown crazy.
In an effort to avoid a rampage, I shall now help you get in touch with your inner boss lady by listing every man who is running for the democratic nomination and the reason(s) why you shouldn’t vote for each. I actually kind of like some of them even though I hate them for running. Nevertheless, they’re disrupting The Boss Lady Revolution and they have to go.
Jennifer Loy’s List Of Men Guilty Of Obstructing Bossy Women
1. Michael Bennet, Colorado Senator
He has a C+ rating with the NRA because he has mixed feelings about gun laws. Which is weird because he represents Colorado. Columbine. Aurora Movie Theater. How many mass shootings need to happen under your watch before you have the balls to tell the NRA to screw off?
2. Joe Biden, Former Vice President
This one is difficult because I really like Joe Biden. I find his bromance with Obama adorable. Historically, presidents don’t get along so well with their vice presidents. Al Gore hides from the Clintons like I used to hide from my neighbor who was always trying to get me to go to church with her. Lyndon Johnson’s jealously of JFK grew exponentially following his assassination. Eisenhower couldn’t say a single good word about Nixon. He turned out to be right about Nixon, but at the time he just seemed like a jerk.
I also feel the need to defend Biden over the whole hugging controversy. I fully support the Me Too Movement and I would be more than happy to savagely beat every pervert with my pink hammer. However, I call shenanigans over this hugging stuff. I’m not a hugger, but I’ve known a lot of huggers. When a hugger starts moving in on me I yell, “You’re violating my personal space bubble.” They look startled and back off. Problem solved. There’s no need to run to the press and tell the oh-so-dramatic story of how you were hugged against your will.
However, you shouldn’t vote for Joe Biden because he’s long winded. And we’re already dealing with a long winded president. Granted Biden’s vocabulary is much more vast than Trump’s. It would be nice to hear something other than the same seven words repeated for an hour and a half. Yet, I still prefer speeches to wrap up in a timely fashion. As a wise woman once said, “Ain’t nobody got time for that.”
3. Bill de Blasio, New York City Mayor
I don’t know much about him, but Rudy Guiliani has turned me off New York mayors. I feel like there’s some bad juju around Gracie Mansion. I’m also reading a book about a woman who lived at Gracie Square and had her teenage son kill her father. This may be adding to my bad juju feeling. Good book, though. It’s called The Nutcracker. I recommend it if you’re looking for a trashy summer read.
4. Cory Booker, New Jersey Senator
Cory Booker has pledged to select a woman as his running mate. I find that condescending like he’s doing some act of charity. We don’t need his pity.
5. Steve Bullock, Montana Governor
Honestly, I never heard of him before I looked up the list of candidates for this post. And unless you live in Montana, you’ve never heard of him either.
6. Pete Buttigieg, Mayor of South Bend, Indiana
I really like Mayor Pete. He’s a gay war veteran with an elegant way of insulting people. Like he can cut down Trump and Pence without sinking to their bitter childish levels. If we don’t get a woman nominee, he’s currently my top male choice. However, his nomination will not prevent my rampage.
7. Julian Castro, Former Secretary of HUD Under the Obama Administration
It would be the ultimate Screw You to President Trump to elect a Hispanic president. Unfortunately, Julian Castro has an identical twin brother, Joaquin Castro. And I’ve watched enough soap operas in my life to know one twin is always evil. I don’t know which one is the evil twin, but it’s dangerous either way. If Julian’s the evil twin we don’t want him in the White House. But if Joaquin is the evil twin he’ll kidnap Julian and take his place. And we’ll notice “Julian” is acting funny, but we’ll have no way to prove he’s really Joaquin. I can’t even tell you how many times that happened to Marlena on Days Of Our Lives before her evil twin was finally killed off.
6. Mike Gravel, Former Alaskan Senator
Dude is eighty nine years old. Look, I don’t like age discrimination, but in this case I have to make an exception. He’s clearly on borrowed time. The average life span is eighty years. He would be ninety on Inauguration Day. I don’t want to elect a president, then have to do it all over again when he dies of oldness before his first term is up.
7. John Hickenlooper, Former Colorado Governor
Like others on this list, I knew nothing about John Hickenlooper before I started this list. Wikipedia tells me his father was friends with Kurt Vonnegut. This immediately made his father cool to me. And since I guess I’m recommending books now, I shall suggest a few titles by Kurt Vonnegut: Cat’s Cradle and God Bless You, Dr. Kevorkian.
However, just because his dad had cool friends, or a cool friend, is no reason Hickenlooper should be president. Plus, his name is ridiculous. You can’t say President Hickenlooper without laughing. Go ahead. Try it. It sounds like a cartoon character.
8. Jay Inslee, Washington Governor
I don’t care for the name Jay.
9. Wayne Messam, Mayor of Miramar, Florida
I know nothing about him or Miramar, Florida. I can only assume he’s doing what Florida does in every election, stirring crap and wasting everyone’s time.
10. Seth Moulton, Massachusetts Congressman
I don’t like his face.
11. Beto O’Rourke, Former Texas Congressman
As we all know Beto chose not to run for re-election in the House and, instead, decided to run against Ted Cruz in the Senate. And he came so close I think Texas may be falling out of love with Ted Cruz. I mean, I have friends from Texas – two to be exact – and they hate Ted Cruz. I think Beto’s talents are better spent in efforts to eliminate Ted Cruz by any means possible.
We have enough people taking on Trump. We really need people taking out Trump enablers like that Muppet Prick, Ted Cruz. I hate his face. And his evil Muppet voice.
12. Tim Ryan, Ohio Congressman
Tim Ryan voted against the National Do Not Call Registry. Please feel free to call Tim Ryan at any of his office locations and ask him if he’s happy with his long distance service.
Akron Office - (330) 630-7311
Warren Office – (800) 856-4152 or (330) 373-0074
Youngstown Office - (330) 740-0193
DC Office - (202) 225-5261
13. Bernie Sanders, Vermont Senator
I never felt the Bern. Not once. I don’t understood the fascination with Bernie Sanders. And as is my greatest talent, I’m holding a 2016 grudge against him. Please excuse me while I write an open letter to Bernie Bros.
Dear Bernie Bros,
Hillary Clinton did not steal the nomination from Bernie Sanders. It was never close. Hillary was closer to Obama in the 2008 primary than Bernie ever was to Hillary in 2016. And people were calling for Hillary to drop out in 2008 and hand it to Obama long before the DNC. In short, Bernie never had a chance, but was treated way better by the DNC than they treated Hillary eight years prior.
And thanks to Bernie, I don’t know how to feel about Susan Sarandon. I always loved her, but she got weird and creepy after Bernie lost the nomination. She got into some stupid Twitter war with Debra Messing. And I didn’t want to side with Debra Messing. Not a fan. Will and Grace are the most boring characters on Will & Grace. I’d rather watch twenty two minutes of Jack & Karen.
That being said, I will vote for Bernie if he wins the nomination. However, it will not prevent my rampage.
14. Eric Swalwell, California Congressman
He’s younger than me. I’m not ready to be older than the president. Crap. I just remembered Mayor Pete’s younger than Eric Swalwell. So he’s out too.
15. Andrew Yang, Entrepreneur
He’s two years older than me, so that’s good. However, he’s a business man who’s never held a public office. We already have one of those and it’s not working out.