I woke up at 3 this morning. I actually felt a slight headache, and I knew it was because I wanted to know the election results. I fired up the phone and checked the few apps I had open and waiting from the night before. My plan was to look and then go back to sleep.
I'll admit it, I didn't think Trump would win. When I saw that he had, a wave of relief washed over me. It's not that I'm happy that he won, I'm happy that Clinton lost. Far more important, though, is that the Republicans retained control of the Congress, albeit weakly.
There's no way I'm going back to sleep. I finally gave up on that and now sit at my computer with a cup of Earl Grey Creme tea.
For those of you who were not on the winning side last night, let me share some thoughts with you as someone who's been around this block a few times.
- Yes, the Republicans will run the White House as well as both houses of Congress--but they won't have the supermajorities that the Democrats had from 2009-2011.
- Now will you please reconsider wanting to consolidate power in Washington, DC?
- Now will you please reconsider wanting a president who bypasses the will of Congress and attempts to rule by executive order?
- Now will you please reconsider mocking and hating your countrymen, hence bringing about the very president-elect you decry?
Those are my initial thoughts on this, the Day After.