Like many, I’ve been struggling to find a narrative that can explain what happened on Tuesday. The overwhelming dread and embarrassment I felt Wednesday morning needed context.
You can do anything. Grab ’em by the pussy. You can do anything.
America didn’t think voters would vote for a misogynist as president.
He’s not a war hero. He was a war hero because he was captured. I like people who weren’t captured.
America didn’t think voters would vote for someone who denigrates veterans as president.
The concept of global warming was created by and for the Chinese in order to make US manufacturing non-competitive.
America didn’t think voters would vote for someone who doesn’t believe in global warming (man-made or otherwise).
When Mexico sends its people, they’re not sending the best. They’re not sending you, they’re sending people that have lots of problems and they’re bringing those problems with us. They’re bringing drugs. They’re bring crime. They’re rapists. . . And some, I assume, are good people.
America didn’t think voters would vote for someone who is racist.
Hell, America didn’t think we’d vote for a 6-time bankrupt business man, but here we are.
It’s important to understand that all sides of the political landscape failed. Many Republicans, many Democrats, and many other parties all couldn’t fathom Donald Trump as president. We just didn’t think he was electable. Turns out he was.
Democrats made the mistake thinking that inclusiveness would persevere over divisiveness.
Republicans made the mistake of putting promises (walls, jobs, terrorism) over integrity.
Everyone else? Well, at least they feel good about themselves. Meanwhile, we have a leader who wants to take away so many rights for so many people America has been fighting for. Immigrants? Women? Refugees? LGBT+?
As Democrats, we cannot have it both ways. We cannot call Trump a lying piece of shit, only to turn around and think he was telling the truth about everything he promised. God, I hope he was lying about all the things he promised.
As Republicans, I hope you get what you want. When goods from China are taxed and Wal-Mart microwaves no longer start at $50, but they start at $300 because they were either made by an entitled white person in America or they were taxed to hell, I hope you can afford them. When that job is offered to you at minimum wage by a big business, I hope you take it because you said you needed a job.
Have I talked about Florida sinking due to global warming?
For me, this election has been eye opening. It’s now more important than ever for myself and my family to do our part. It’s important for all American’s to do their part. Everything from fund raising to better recycling habits. We will no longer be able to rely upon a guiding light of leadership to help us make this world more inclusive and to promote American humanity regardless of who we are.