I’ve been chewing on the results of the 2016 Presidential Election for the past week, trying to make sense of the national tragedy that is President-Elect Donald J. Trump, but I … I just can’t.
I don’t know what I can say that hasn’t already been said by pundits, analysts, moderately more active bloggers than I, and comedians around the world.
We lost the election because of poor voter turnout; the fact that Hillary won the popular vote—nearly one million more people voted for Hillary than voted for Trump—but still lost the election is a travesty we have repeated five times now in our history; the Electoral College was meant to save the country from itself in clusterfuck situations and doomsday stupidity but has never in 200+ years changed the outcome of a Presidential Election and we can’t expect it to do so now; state laws against “Faithless Electors” are stupid; the Supreme Court is about to be broken for the next forty years; we can expect that the Senate will call Pro Forma sessions during it’s recess to block President Blackenstein from making a recess appointment, further dooming the country for nothing more than political points with an ignorant electorate; etc etc etc. There’s nothing I can do to make you feel better and I’m truly sorry about that.
Really all I can do is point you to the New York Times, Washington Post, and the Nation and ask you to pay for your journalism, because that’s the only way we’re going to survive this. In order to survive Trump, We the People need the Fourth Estate to be vibrant and healthy.