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Meanwhile, take a look at this eye-popping essay.
From the LA Times:
I have never seen anything quite like the grief being felt by the majority of American voters who did not vote for Donald Trump.
Back in 1980, there was disappointment among Democrats when Ronald Reagan
won. In 2000, after the long Florida recount and the intrusion of the
Supreme Court into the decision, there were plenty of upset people who
thought Al Gore, not George W. Bush,
deserved to be president. But the losing voters in those elections were
not despondent. They were not breaking out in tears weeks later. They
were not waking up each morning with feelings of dread about what was to
This time it is different and, in my experience, unique. This is not simply a case of Hillary Clinton
supporters being bad losers. For most of those who feel traumatized by
what happened on Nov. 8, this is not about the candidate who won the
popular vote, yet lost the election. It is about the candidate who was
picked as president by the electoral college on Monday. People are
mourning because the fate of their country will now be in the hands of
an intellectually disinterested, reckless, mendacious narcissist.
It is not just Democrats. There are plenty of conservatives and Republicans
among those feeling depressed. Their party has been captured by a man
who has no bedrock belief in any principle; a man whose only allegiance
appears to be to himself.
David Frum, conservative Republican and ex-Bush
speechwriter, has been very explicit about what he expects from the
Trump White House: corruption and authoritarianism. In a series of
tweets the day after the election, Frum predicted that Trump will engage
in “massive self-enrichment” and, once the media and Democrats begin
investigating and criticizing his actions, he will retaliate “by means
fair or foul,” utilizing the powers of the presidency and aided and
abetted by a compliant Republican Congress.
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