Since President Donald Trump entered the Oval Office as Leader of the Free World last month, it's been pretty hard to describe the current political climate.
Some may say we're living in Dante's inferno, a bad dream, a joke that went terribly terribly wrong, an alternative ending to Charlie and the Chocolate Factory where the Oompa Loompas rebel against Willy Wonka and decide to rule for the Presidency and, instead of making chocolate with their tiny hands, they use them to sign executive orders that implement immigration bans and threaten reproductive rights.
Well, Washington representative David Cicilline has decided to draw upon society's most recent television obsession, Stranger Things, to offer up another description for the situation.
Yesterday, the Democratic Congressman of Rhode Island, took to the House floor with a sign reading 'Trump Things', inspired by the Netflix show, Stranger Things, mounted on a board and used several metaphors to draw comparisons between the Trump administration and the 1980s-inspired, sci-fi television drama.
'We are now stuck in the Upside Down. Right is wrong, up is down, black is white,' he explained.
To be fair, I don't think anyone has been able to clearly define the Trump administration as clearly, until now.
At one point, Cicilline even drew upon the Stranger Things script as he called on politicians to keep the Trump administration 'accountable'.
We are now stuck in the Upside Down. Right is wrong, up is down, black is white.
'Mornings might be for coffee and contemplation, but Chief Jim Hopper is not coming to rescue us,' he said.
'This is not a TV show, this is real life. We have a president unlike any we have ever known, and like Mike, Dustin, Lucas, and Eleven, we must remain focused on the task at hand, and hold this administration accountable, so we can escape from our own version of the Upside Down,' he added.
Mornings might be for coffee and contemplation, but Chief Jim Hopper is not coming to rescue us.
Anyone else have a feeling this guy only just binge-watched the series and is having that post-Netflix comedown we all had last year?
He might be a little late to the Stranger Things obsession but, we applaud him for the effort.