Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Thoughts on Trump's victory

Scattered thoughts after Trump's victory:

  • It's shocking, overwhelming, depressing, bleak.
  • I waited until after 8 pm to even begin looking at election results, expecting to see how big a margin HRC had. It actually took me a few minutes to realize how bad things looked.
  • As I've always thought, we should eliminate the Electoral College and elect the President by popular vote. That, of course, would change yesterday's outcome!
  • I'm glad none of my friends voted for Trump. I'm disgusted to live among so many millions who would vote for such a charlatan.
  • I'm sorry so many people apparently don't like where we've been headed during Obama. I'm generally happy with it, and I always prefer to look forward, not backward.
  • I'm glad only 33% of Californians, and less than 24% of L.A. County voted for Trump.
  • Celebrity trumps (!) all.
  • It's the death of political polling. How could they all get it so wrong?
  • I'm sorry that the death of the Republican Party I have long hoped for and predicted is now out of sight.
  • I'm scared for the future Supreme Court. Fortunately, I think gay rights are now firmly in place, but I worry about economic and political issues.
  • We need to bring back the American Travelers Apology T-shirt of the early 2000s, which says, in six languages: "I'm sorry my president's an idiot. I didn't vote for him."
  • I suspect this blog may return to its title and original purpose in the years to come.
  • I may spend more time in Yucat√°n!

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