Well at least the election is over. That’s the best I can say. To be honest, my reaction to finding out that Trump won was to wish I could go back to bed and pull the cover over my head. I still find the concept mind-boggling but it is what it is. I am slowly getting over the shock.
The first day was painful. I spent most of it trying to be productive and wrapping my head around the election results. Prognosticators had been saying – at least a good number of them had – that it was 80% that Hillary Clinton would win. I was nervous but so many people were saying how far behind Trump was that I didn’t seriously think he could win.
Well. That was just wrong. Wrong, wrong, wrong. And it stinks. I watched how much hate he stirred up during the campaign – the KKK supported him, David Duke endorsed him, and white supremacy groups supported him. His “Make America Great Again” turned into “Make America White Again.” I don’t have to spell out how ugly that is, and what it means to large swathes of our society.
I am still working through the shock. I hope I am wrong, but I think the next four years are going to be ugly. I sincerely hope that I am wrong, that he will actually make some effort to be a decent human being. I don’t know if he has that in him, though.
I was going to put a picture of Trump here, but I couldn’t bring myself to do so, so here are some cute dogs.