You may have noticed it's sort of a difficult time in America!
For many of us, we're just hanging on by a thread. President Trump keeps doing crazy stuff and people keep saying crazy things and other people keep doing crazy things (mostly with guns) and every day feels increasingly like a scene from a horror movie. And for most of us (despite what the President's team may claim), the midterm elections seem like our only hope of cutting off our country's slide into... god knows what, at the pass before it's too late, and we are all marching into our voting booths like Charlize Theron in Mad Max: Fury Road.
Contrast that with how we felt in 2016. It was all feminism and glass ceilings shattering forevermore! We went into those voting booths, pantsuits cinched just so, singing that accursed "Fight Song" ditty Hillary had made her campaign trademark, ready to change the world!
And then we went home and by like 8:00 it was like "LOLJK AMERICA HERE'S YOUR NEW BLOVIATING ORANGE FASCIST PREZ BYE" and it's all been downhill from there. We've cried, we've lost sleep, some of us (I'm not naming any names but IT'S ME) have gained approximately 487 pounds from stress-eating, it's just been a mess!
And now here we are at the reckoning: the 2018 midterms. But thankfully, as it so often does, the internet has swooped in to commiserate! Enter the "Me Voting in 2016 vs. Me Voting in 2018" meme, which perfectly captures the "OMFG AYFKM WTF" zeitgeist of this "moment." To wit:
Me voting in 2016 vs Me voting in 2018 https://t.co/vgydZEIf9D— Dave Schilling (@Dave Schilling)1541446487.0
Me voting in 2016 vs me voting in 2018: https://t.co/PT65ubfi77— Andrew Barker (@Andrew Barker)1541446606.0
Me voting in 2016 vs Me voting in 2018 https://t.co/Bpjfu9XvD8— Dave Schilling (@Dave Schilling)1541448174.0
Me voting in 2016 vs Me voting in 2018 https://t.co/usBhMokVu7— David Gardner (@David Gardner)1541446819.0
Me voting in 2016 vs me voting in 2018 https://t.co/wM8l1uGvLe— Jennifer Reitman (@Jennifer Reitman)1541431688.0
Me voting in 2016 vs. Me if we don't vote in 2018 #VoteTuesday https://t.co/HY4WJOuzrP— Whitney Friedlander (@Whitney Friedlander)1541448224.0
Me voting in 2016 vs me voting in 2018 https://t.co/8VwEM96BCK— Tyler Conway (@Tyler Conway)1541447270.0
me voting in 2016 vs me voting in 2018 https://t.co/sAI7foXM1V— Brian Scully is VOTING ON 11/6 (@Brian Scully is VOTING ON 11/6)1541379046.0
Me voting in 2016 vs me voting in 2018 https://t.co/ZMbmmiH6BB— Jennifer M. Wood (@Jennifer M. Wood)1541445077.0
Me voting in 2016 vs Me voting in 2018 https://t.co/DB6qPLqwJK— Dave Schilling (@Dave Schilling)1541446710.0
Me voting in 2016 vs. me voting in 2018. https://t.co/WNUs6t3265— Kristopher Tapley (@Kristopher Tapley)1541448334.0
Thanks, internet! Here's hoping that by 2020, we're not making memes where the second panel is just, like, Sissy Spacek covered in blood in Carrie or something... Oh wait, I guess we're already there:
@AynRandPaulRyan @ProudResister @StormResist @TwoBroadsTalk @MaraJade_2017 @amandablount2 @ManInTheHoody… https://t.co/L0nx5VNmf1— 100 Women in the House (@100 Women in the House)1541462449.0
PLEASE GO VOTE TODAY EVERYONE FOR THE LOVE OF GOD!!!!!!!!