Thursday, December 22, 2016

282 Promises

On the ninth of November, 2016, I didn't want to get out of bed.

Maybe I never did. I'm sitting in bed now, writing this blog and texting my mysterious, similarly bedridden 400-lb. co-conspirator who might or might not have hacked the DNC. Perhaps I've been here the whole time.

Last month, Jenna Johnson of the Washington Post compiled a list of 282 of Trump's campaign promises -- some outlandish, many surprisingly molded by the GOP line, several self-contradictory, most outright horrifying, and some a bit amusing, if you're in the mood for amusement these days.

Today, and every Friday until the Reign of Trump comes crashing down around us, I will be tracking those promises -- claims of their fulfillment, fact-based evidence favoring or defying these claims, whatever I can offer in terms of analysis, and action items for defending country, humanity, and sanity from their impact. The most Herculean task will be keeping it readable. Prepare for gifs.

Why today? Why not January 27th? President-elect Trump's inauguration is four weeks off, but anyone who can stomach current events knows that Promises 5, 7, 16, 17, 18, 25, 26, 133, 147, 189, 203, 243, 244 (Happy Holidays!), 263, 266, and 267 have already come due. More on that tomorrow.

(Given the festive season and the intriguing deliciousness of Peppermint Oreos, I have a feeling #4 is also up for grabs.)

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