In that week, I've seen so many people absolutely lose their shit I could make a solid side business selling compost based solely on what I see on Facebook.
Sweet shivering Gaia, people, let's get a grip.
First thing you have to understand is this: All you needed to do was put a candidate up there who had this singular qualification: Not Hillary.
That's it. That would have won you the White House. One simple quality. But no, your party decided to have some backroom collusion to keep Bernie out and put the most corrupt politician since Tricky Dick on the ballot.
Predictably, the protesting and riots kicked in almost immediately. On a related note, have you noticed that the Black Lives Matter and Standing Rock Pipeline protesting has tapered off dramatically? Pure coincidence, I'm sure.
But the thing that really needs to be addressed is the attitudes. I keep hearing or seeing some variation of the following:
"If you voted for Trump, you support racism, misogyny, homophobia, and bigotry."
To which I reply: Codswallop.
(Do take note: I didn't vote for Trump.)
But that sentiment above is EXACTLY why DT won... Consider the following passage from this article (which, by and by, is a damn fine read):
And can you blame them? Journalists love mocking Trump supporters. We insult their appearances. We dismiss them as racists and sexists. We emote on Twitter about how this or that comment or policy makes us feel one way or the other, and yet we reject their feelings as invalid.when he invited his crowds to jeer and hiss the reporters covering him. They hate us, and have for some time.
There's more at the link, as Peter would say. But it gets right to one of the points of why the Democrats got so soundly beat. They have spent the better part of 12 or more years calling anyone who disagreed with them as racist, ignorant, backwards, and beneath them.
Speaking of "uneducated", I once wrote this in reply to a discussion with someone about being an "ignorant redneck":
"I can change the oil and brakes on my car, do repairs to my lawn tractor, fix a leaking sink, remodel a room, grow a garden, field dress a deer, teach a dog to retrieve downed ducks or track a lost child, manage a computer system with 35 servers, 8 switches, and 25 VLANs in 4 different physical locations, query a database to retrieve data, code software, discuss terminal ballistics for about 17 different firearms, teach someone to shoot, tell the difference between Mozart and Beethoven, buy, prepare, and cook my own food, and used to be fairly decent in handling a medical emergency. You have a degree in Gender Studies you got 13 months ago, and you're still unemployed. And you call ME an "Ignorant redneck"?""
There's an excellent article along the same lines here. Again, recommended reading.
In the end, it seems that the reactions of the Democrats can be summed up thusly: "I don't understand why those stupid, inbred, cousin-humping rednecks in fly-over country didn't vote for our candidate? Are they so ignorant and brainwashed by their fake religions that they don't know that we know what's best for them?"
And they wonder why they lost.
Let's get some things squared up: There's going to be no repeal of Roe v Wade, no reversal of Obgrefell, nobody is going to lose their civil rights, I'll lay solid money there won't be mass deportation of illegal immigrants, and all the ""ZOMG! Apocalypse" scenarios that the shrieking liberals are screaming about will amount to a great sound and fury, signifying nothing.
But it's a delicious irony that all of a sudden the politically left are NOW concerned about government taking away their fundamental rights, yet called gun owners "paranoid" for being concerned about the same thing.
I saw this on the Book of Faces as well, and it sums up my thoughts (forgive the language, I'm quoting directly):
FYI, Trump is not going to make burning the flag illegal, and if he does, I'll burn one every fucking day until the law is repealed or I fucking die.
Good fucking God people.
Principles are more important than trinkets and symbols. Fucking hell.
I predict that 4 years from now, none of the predictions that the left is claiming will have come true.
One last word: GOP, you won. You have the President, the House, and the Senate. This is your chance to make real, palpable, positive change. Cut spending, cut the size of the government, keep your religion out of government, stay away from social issues, and expand individual rights (start with national reciprocity for concealed carry).
In short, don't fuck it up.
If you do, you're out in 4 years.