Yes, take today off - but then, come back. [twitter original]
At some point today, I'm going to collapse. But I'm going to beg all of you for something first.
12 years ago, Barack Obama was sworn into office following a disastrous Republican administration, that of Bush II, in the middle of multiple ongoing wars and financial collapse.
Bush II had created and implemented the surveillance state. He'd created and implemented a torture regime which shames this country to this day. He'd invaded Iraq entirely on a structure of lies _they_ called manufactured reality.
Staffers had bragged about it, talking about it as a tool to maintain Republican control... forever.
He'd lost the popular vote on his first term too, by the way - and declared the first day that they intended to govern like they had a mandate. Quick reminder of that.
But then Obama! Hope! Change!
And not _one whit_ of accountability.
Everybody I knew working all this, like we've all been working Trump? Took the day off...
...and almost none of them came back.
I did, though. And when I ripped into Obama over a lot of this...
Well. I'd already lost my conservative friends over Bush II's war crimes, torture, fiscal insanity, for holding him accountable to what were supposedly Republican principles.
This time, I lost my liberal friends.
...who, again, never came back from the vacation.
And that's a big part of how we got _here_.
_We can't do this again._ We just can't. Okay? Last time got us _this_. Imagine another round.
We won't survive it.
So yes, please, do, take today off. I'm literally going to collapse from exhaustion sometime today. I might be asleep for a day or two.
But I am _begging_ you. I am _pleading_ with you.
This time - come back.