There were four possible outcomes.
One we all hoped for was obviously a landslide win for Hillary which gave the Democrats control of the Senate.
The second was that at least she won but we lost the Senate.
With a Trump win, the most unlikely scenario would have been that the Democrats squeaked out a tie in the Senate.
The last outcome, alas, the outcome we must live with for at least two years, is that the Republicans control the Executive and Congress.
With that comes the egregious outcome that at the least they add a conservative to the Supreme Court, thus controlling all branches of government unless Justice Kennedy reins in the most horrible decisions.
Ruth Bader Ginsberg has to hang on for at least two, possibly four, years.
Here I thought the next two, maybe four years, would be a happy time and fairly boring without much to write about.
I look back to what I wrote from my perspective as a psychotherapist about how unfit Trump was to be president. I look back at my snarky stories mocking Trump. Up until last night I was assuming a landslide for Hillary and was making pictures of Trump’s campaign disappearing into quicksand. I made a picture to go with my title of an orange haired baby crying “WA! WA! WA! The Nasty Lady Took My BINKY Away!”
To say we, the writers on Kos as well as the entire liberal, underestimated the appeal of Trump is the understatement of — perhaps — our lives.
Now there is no doubt that times in America and the world will be INTERESTING. In this respect the Chinese curse is apropos:
“While seemingly a blessing, the expression is always used ironically, with the clear implication that 'uninteresting times', of peace and tranquillity, are more life-enhancing than interesting ones, which from historical perspective usually include disorder and conflict.” Wikipedia
To say we are afraid of what the future holds is putting it mildly.
Most of us feel trepidation, either because we see what will happen to the gains made during the Obama administration, but for many of us what will happen in our own lives or lives of people we love.
People face being deported along with their families and many may loose their health insurance.
We all worry about the emboldening of the prideful basket of deplorables. Already the likes of David Duke are claiming victory: “It’s time to do the right thing, it’s time to TAKE AMERICA BACK!!!”
We know who he and others who are of his ilk want to take America back from.
The burning question is whether this is what Trump really wants.