This may be a week late, but at least I have seventeen vapid and mundane thoughts on the election:
Sorry, but I’m still riding the wave of victory. Not that I won anything, but America did: a fighting chance. So I guess we all won.
Watching the drama unfold as Florida, then North Carolina, then Ohio, then Wisconsin, then Pennsylvania were called for Trump was almost as much fun as watching the reaction of the media.
But yes, humility.
Assuming the final tally in Michigan comes up Trump – and it looks likely – that means Trump could have lost Florida and still won the election. And that’s crazy.
Or he could have lost Pennsylvania and Michigan, and still won. With Florida, Ohio, and North Carolina in the bag, it was Wisconsin – Wisconsin! – that put him across the finish line first.
The last time Wisconsin voted for the Republican presidential candidate, Paul Ryan was 14 years old.
Oddly, progressives do not seem to be celebrating those blue states that are trans-color and now identify as red. Surely they won’t try to turn them blue again in 2020 through some kind of conversion therapy?
Looks like Hillary has officially won New Hampshire. Small consolation, I would imagine.
Michigan is still gray as of right now, which annoys me way more than it should.
Republicans would be foolish to think their newfound gains in the rust belt can allow them to write off the Hispanic vote in the southwest. Arizona was too close this election. Even though Texas was a ten point win, it shouldn’t be taken for granted either. Thirty-eight electoral votes is too much to gamble with.
Hillary Clinton won the popular vote, by about a million. That’s a lot. And it means the Republican candidate has won the popular vote only once since 1988. Not good.
The Supreme Court was saved from becoming a rubber stamp on the progressive agenda. But it isn’t yet safe. Even replacing Justice Scalia’s seat with a good justice simply restores the previous 4-4-Kennedy balance. At least one more justice would need to be replaced to ensure a favorable 5-4 or 5-3-Kennedy split.
Ben Carson has apparently said he is not interested in a cabinet position. Fine. Surgeon General?
George Soros is meeting with Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren. The Democrats, it would appear, have decided that they weren’t far enough to the left and that’s why they lost. Interesting.
Mike Pence will be a great Vice-President. I voted for him.
Those poor millennials. They don’t know how to cope. If you think about it though, a Leftist twenty-one-year-old has never really known defeat on this level. He or she would have only been nine years old the last time a Republican won a presidential election. Too young to care. But now…oh the humanity.