WTF doesn’t even begin to cover it.
On Tuesday, Americans voted on the following four questions:
- Do presidents need any governing experience or policy knowledge?
- Is sexual assault a bad thing to do?
- Is it a problem to run on a platform of revoking the rights of broad classes of citizens?
- Can women be in charge of stuff?
Turns out the answer to all of them was a resounding “no, not so much”.
This result is a disaster for so many people. For people of color, for women, for religious minorities, for the LGBT community, for immigrants and refugees, for people with disabilities, and for anyone who cares about someone in one or more of these categories. It’s cold comfort to know that our president-elect will hate the task of governing and that the GOP leadership will spend four miserable years struggling to work with someone they despise.
But if Hillary Clinton could get up off the mat and make the graceful and moving concession speech she gave on Wednesday, and if America’s classiest couple can grit their teeth and welcome the epitome of tackiness into their home, then perhaps the rest of us can sack up too. Maybe. Eventually. When we finally stop crying.
In the meantime, a moment of silence for the death of all of our hopes and dreams.
*Image screengrabbed from The Washington Post.