NOT ALL BAD: Here’s How 2016 DIDN’T Suck

Written by Michael Cummings on December 30, 2016

I want to make a point about the oft-repeated meme of how horrible 2016 has been. We’ve lost celebrities like Carrie Fischer and Alan Rickman, and important figures like Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia. We’re seeing law enforcement targeted for simply being law enforcement. Genocide reigns across Syria and other spots in the Middle East. Islamist demons continue to rape, maim, and kill innocents for not being Muslim or the right kind of Muslim.

Reasons to put 2016 behind us and start fresh are nearly countless, and invade our news feeds like locusts, but they cannot darken the greatness of the loss of Hillary Clinton and the beat down Leftist Democrats continue to take across the United States. Even in our darkest moments of this past year, we can take heart and say we truly do have hope for our nation and, by extension, the world.

Has President-Elect Trump already made mistakes before taking office? I’ll count some of his cabinet appointments and his economically moronic obsession with tariffs as a yes. But on the whole we’re already better with him as a President-Elect than the horrors of what could have been a Hillary Clinton administration.

We should also add to our hope the fact that Democrats are losing their collective minds over their multiple and sizable losses, and they show no signs of learning why they are repeatedly rejected. You know you’ve struck a nerve when Saturday Night Live, what should be for all Americans the go-to place for good laughs, begins one of its first, post-election shows with a depressing rendition of Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah.” And with Obama, one of the chief causes of the Left’s continuing spiral, vowing to stay in Washington to suck the spotlight away from anyone seeking to lead the Democrat Party out of its morass, well, it’s a delicious way to toast the New Year.

We have so much to look forward to: Barack Obama and his condescending and perpetually miserable wife will be out of the White House. Hillary and Bill will not replace them. Our relationship with Israel – vital to world security and despite a dangerous kick to the teeth from an outgoing Obama and John Kerry — will almost immediately improve. While our massive debt may grow with a Trumpian Stimulus (aka Trumpulus) in his own version of Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s make-work program, I believe the economy will grow faster than any time under Obama.

A final point of thanks: I am grateful for you, dear reader, for without you my words are just scratches on the wall. I pray 2017 is your best year yet, and America’s best year yet.

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Michael Cummings
Michael A. Cummings has a Bachelors in Business Management from St. John's University in Collegeville, MN, and a Masters in Rhetoric & Composition from Northern Arizona University. He has worked as a department store Loss Prevention Officer, bank auditor, textbook store manager, Chinese food delivery man, and technology salesman. Cummings wrote position pieces for the 2010 Trevor Drown for US Senate (AR) and 2012 Joe Coors for Congress (CO) campaigns.