They keep saying, “Get over it, crybaby!” One suspects that there would’ve been far more angry lashing out on Facebook and elsewhere where the blue sphere and the red sphere intersect if the election had gone the other way. But I get it. They want to celebrate and glory in it. The nyeah-nyeah-nyeahs are simply a bully’s way of expressing that. The Trumpkins and the Trolls have their day in the sun. Let’s hope the sunlight does for them the things it is purported to do for evil.
But personally I am impressed with the grace and good will that Barack Obama and the Clintons have shown in their concession messages to the President-elect. I am fairly sure that would’ve been different too if the election had gone the other way. It seems, in fact, that Trump saying already he may preserve portions of the Affordable Care Act is a direct result of the professional approach used by the current President in talking to the President-elect about transition. But there is much that remains on a newly defined battlefield that needs to be considered in the war to come.
Peaceful protests are going on everywhere, even in Texas. (I know there has been some violence, but the intent is peaceful and protesting is our constitutional right. Don’t even try to tell me the other side wouldn’t be doing worse.) But we on the losing side accept that we lost. Just as they now have the right to pursue their agenda, we have the right to defend ours. And it is supposed to be the case that the argument results in a compromise for the benefit of all. Let them consider our input. If not, we still have those who defend us working on the case in Congress.
I am done with being fearful or sad. I was already facing the darkness directly on a personal level. I still intend to joke around a lot, and probably call Trump the Orangutan President, but humor is my weapon of choice against the darkness, the way I choose to shine my own small light. I don’t believe in practically anything the new administration in this country stands for, but I didn’t during the Reagan and Bush eras either. And there are always ways to find compromise and a solution to every problem. I concede the election. But I do NOT give up. The fight itself may very well keep me alive a bit longer. I am sure that makes old Cinnamon Hitler quake in his penny loafers. (Yes, I know he has no idea I am even alive, but there are many things he has no idea about that he really should be worried about now. Besides, exaggeration is a form of humor too, not just a tool for blow-hards to make themselves look bigger than they really are.)