Here are some ‘silver lining’ moments in the wake of Donald Trump’s victory

November 10th, 2016 | by staff
Here are some ‘silver lining’ moments in the wake of Donald Trump’s victory
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Newspaper front pages from around the world on the day that Donald Trump became the 45th President of the United States of America

Now that I’ve had some 30-odd hours to process Donald Trump’s victory, I no longer feel numb. That was my problem yesterday: I was in shock. The country was in shock. The world is in shock. I have no doubt that the next months and years are going to be brutal, difficult, infuriating, embarrassing, heinous and disastrous for our country, for our neighbors, for our friends, for our families and for ourselves. But since I actually am a positive person (I know, weird), I thought I would make a list of some of the “silver lining moments” I’ve had over the course of the past 24 hours.

We won’t have to hear about “the emails” ever again. I honestly don’t believe President Trump will prosecute Hillary Clinton for anything, despite the Deplorables’ continued chants of “lock her up.” HRC gets to go sit on a beach and drink mojitos and play with her grandkids and enjoy her retirement. She never has to email anyone ever again. And we, as a country, don’t have to hear about those fakakta emails ever again.

We don’t have to spend the next four years defending the Clintons’ marriage. We don’t have to hear about Bill Clinton’s alleged affairs, we don’t have to watch as the Clintons’ marriage is weaponized and used against a President Hillary Clinton. I was not looking forward to that if she had been elected.

The economy isn’t crashing… yet. Many feared that there would be a Brexit-like crash of the American stock market following Trump’s win. It didn’t happen. I’m sure that the American stock market and economy is going to be more volatile than ever before in the months and years to come, but for now… we’re doing better than the doomsday-predictors claimed.

The Democrats don’t own this disaster. You could make the argument that if Dems had done this or that, maybe the outcome would have been different. Sure. But the truth is, uneducated white dudes came out in droves and supported Donald Trump and the Republican Party across the board. Trump is their guy. And the GOP has all the power… so now we get to see Donald Trump and the GOP establishment and the Tea Party destroy themselves from within. They don’t get to blame any of this on Clinton, Obama, Harry Reid or whomever. It’s on them. And when they f—k up, they’ll get the blame. Garrison Keiller makes a similar point in his new column“let the uneducated have their day.” Because it will blow up in their faces.

A new generation learned a difficult lesson. That lesson? Don’t vote for a third-party candidate for president. Go ahead and argue that we need third parties, blah blah blah. Sure, and you should start that movement at the local level, the city level, the state level. But don’t throw away your vote for POTUS when it means electing an orange fascist. To all of the Gary Johnson and Jill Stein voters: go f—k yourselves. I hope you learned something from this and I hope you do better next time, but you can still go straight to hell.

We already have a new generation of progressive/liberal leaders. Stop trying to make “who will lead the Democratic party now” happen. We have Elizabeth Warren, Patty Murray, Cory Booker, Sherrod Brown, Tim Kaine, Mark Warner and now Senators Kamala Harris and Tammy Duckworth. We have living saints like John Lewis and Elijah Cummings. Our bench is deep and our ideas are better. Considering the way Americans like their power divided, we’re likely to win back the House and Senate in 2018. And we’ll have even more bright, committed, progressive leaders.

A new era of progressive activism is upon us. There are already anti-Trump protesters in the streets. There are already feminist calls to action. There are already civil rights leaders pursuing a new agenda. There’s work to be done and the struggle continues.

Newspaper front pages from around the world on the day after Donald Trump became the 45th President of the United States of America

Newspaper front pages from around the world on the day after Donald Trump became the 45th President of the United States of America

Newspaper front pages from around the world on the day after Donald Trump became the 45th President of the United States of America

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Newspaper front pages from around the world on the day that Donald Trump became the 45th President of the United States of America
Newspaper front pages from around the world on the day after Donald Trump became the 45th President of the United States of America
Newspaper front pages from around the world on the day after Donald Trump became the 45th President of the United States of America
Newspaper front pages from around the world on the day after Donald Trump became the 45th President of the United States of America
Newspaper front pages from around the world on the day after Donald Trump became the 45th President of the United States of America

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