After over four years of living hell under TFG, managing what technically qualifies as my own PTSD, we are still dealing with the aftermath of that criminal administration and the criminal enabler Mitch McConnell.
Believe it or not, when things like the SCOTUS decision yesterday and other such horrors happen, I turn to Twitter for therapy. It is the Resistance that has helped me in my worst times of despair. After stepping away from social media yesterday, for a short mental health break of reading and writing, this morning I checked in and scanned the trending tweets to gain some perspective. Here are the some of the tweets that helped me the most.
From Texan patriot Matthew Dowd, who since leaving his job as ABC political analyst “to serve truth, justice, and democracy” has used his impressive diverse following to send powerful and inspiring messages:
my sisters and brothers, I am so angry and pissed today about what the Texas GOP has done, & the Supreme Court's turning their back on women, that I am having a very difficult time posting my normal quotes or celebratory messages. We must fight to turn Texas and the nation blue.
— Matthew Dowd (@matthewjdowd) September 2, 2021
Like after the GOP appallingly installed corrupt Amy Coney Barrett just five weeks after we lost the legendary Ruth Bader Ginsburg provoking a huge blue wave November 3, 2020, these tweets remind us that the midterms are approaching and the GOP just f*cked themselves. This compelling thread from RonFilipkowski:
TX Republicans just put abortion rights on the ballot for every state and federal race in the country for 2022. GOP campaign managers and consultants are cringing. They loved to fundraise off the hope of overturning Roe, but secretly never actually wanted it to happen. This …
— Ron Filipkowski (@RonFilipkowski) September 2, 2021
And from ChristopherHahn:
Republicans are cheering the demise of Roe v. Wade today.
They won’t be in November of 2022.
— Chris Hahn (@ChristopherHahn) September 2, 2021
Then there were some clever snarks that provided some dark levity from SethN12:
When do we start airlifting the women and children out of Texas?
— NeuroPsychoPhD (@SethN12) September 1, 2021
And from Andie00471:
It should come as no surprise that the party that promotes horse and sheep de-wormer to cure a virus is now forcing women to breed. I am not livestock! I can vote. See you in 2022!
— AntifaPuddin’Pop™️ (@Andie00471) September 2, 2021
But my favorite is from our amazing President Joe Biden, “It’s a blatant violation of the right established under Roe V. Wade. We will protect and defend that right.”
Texas SB8 will impair women's access to health care and, outrageously, deputizes private citizens to sue those they believe helped another person get a banned abortion.
It's a blatant violation of the right established under Roe V. Wade. We will protect and defend that right.
— President Biden (@POTUS) September 1, 2021
By the way, a total of 469 seats in the U.S. Congress (34 Senate seats and all 435 House seats) are up for election on Tuesday, November 8, 2022.
Chicago native Lorraine Evanoff earned her degree in French from DePaul University then became a Certified Financial Manager. She worked as a finance exec in film production for seven years in Paris, then in Silicon Valley during the dot-com era, and later for various Hollywood production companies, notably as CFO of National Lampoon. She is currently living in Los Angeles with her husband.