From the Los Angeles Times:
Dread of the Trump presidency is weighing on many American families.
Dec 21, 2016
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 come.
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.
I absolutely agree with this.
A youtuber that I listen to says that The Hunger Games are upon us.
I believe that she is correct.
I can be called a political junkie. I accept that I am more involved in politics than the Average American. What I can’t accept is that a group of ignorant people cast their ballots, or didn’t cast a ballot at all and the rest of us must suffer the consequences of their actions, all the while, they’re coming up with excuses about what they did.
This is not 2000, where the left, and their accusations of what they believed George W. Bush would do were just theories.
This is not 2004, where we knew what they were about, in how they had exploited 9/11 and failed to bring this country together. How they used it to try and divide us, and allowed a demonization of Muslims, not only here but around the world to foment.
It’s also not 2000, because it was an internal matter ‘settled’ by one of the branches of the division of powers set forth by the U.S. Constitution. It went against the grain, of all that we knew instinctively, but, we swallowed it.
No. 2016 is something altogether different.
It’s a major political party, in concert, with a foreign power, to undermine the sovereignty of the United States of America. How is that not treason?
They are so utterly consumed with power, that they would allow this country’s sovereignty to be undermined by a foreign country.
They are not loyal Americans. Not in any sense of the word.
So, yes , we are offended as patriotic Americans.
Another reason why we are offended is because WE KNOW the extent of the EVIL in their political will.
There is no guessing as to what they will do.
We see what they will do . We’ve seen what they’ve done on the state level.
They poisoned an American town, and deliberately sabotaged the means by which that town could get recourse.
They stripped away democracy in Michigan.
They voter suppressed Americans.
They are trying to eliminate not only a woman’s right to an abortion, but also birth control, so that she cannot determine for herself when she will have a child.
They are willing to harm MILLIONS of Americans by taking away their healthcare.
The attack on Planned Parenthood is an attack on access to decent, affordable healthcare for millions of low-income women – and they don’t care.
They want to sell off our natural parks to the highest bidder, instead of preserving them for future generations.
They want to get us into untold wars, which will kill our wonderful members of the military.
They want to destroy the American Social Safety Net : Social Security and Medicare.
These aren’t theoretical. These are actual things that they’ve proposed, voted on, and tried to do on a state level.
The only ones holding them off from the Hunger Games have been Senator Harry Reid, when he was Senate Majority Leader, and President Barack Obama.
But, now, with the illegitimate election of a racist, fascist , sexual predator on November 8th….
THIS is the EVIL that you hath brought to us.
These next four years ARE going to be as horrible as we can imagine them to be.
He is stocking his cabinet with people as wretched as himself.
Our very existence is being threatened.
EVERYTHING we take for granted, from safe water, to safe food, to banks being on a leash, to the basic understanding that we should NEVER use nuclear weapons..
All that is out the door.
There is no middle ground here.
There’s nothing that we have in common.
They’re offended that those of us, you know, the MAJORITY OF THE VOTERS WHO VOTED FOR HILLARY CLINTON..
Have absolutely no interest in finding common ground with people’s whose purposes are nothing but evil.
The Muslim Registry?
I don’t think so.
The repeal of Obamacare, which will affect 20 million Americans?
The destruction of Planned Parenthood and the loss of those crucial medical services to women across the country?
The deportation of a million DREAMers from the only country they can remember?
Working with a man, who is racist in word and professional deed as the Chief Law Enforcement Officer of this country?
Working with a man, as Secretary of State, whose allegiance is not to this country, but to an oil company?
Working with a woman to dismantle public education, and she tries to sell the sham and fraud of charter schools – looting the public trough for them?
Working with them, as they try and sell that bullshyt infrastructure plan, which is nothing but another privatization of public assets scheme?
There IS no common ground.
And, don’t try the bullshyt of ‘respect the Office of the President.’
We will give him the same amount of respect that the GOP gave to President Barack Obama II over this past 8 years.
The respect of meeting on January 20, 2009, in the midst of the greatest Economic Downturn since the Great Depression and CHOSE ECONOMIC TREASON AGAINST THIS COUNTRY, rather than work with this President to try and correct the economic ship.
EVERYTHING President Obama has achieved, has been IN SPITE OF the GOP, not because they worked with him on anything.
We will show the level of respect that was shown as member upon member of the GOP peddled the unadulterated RACISM of BIRTHERISM, while NONE of the GOP leadership would call these people out. They played fast and cute. Well, we saw you.
We will show the level of respect that was shown when GOP Party member after member, attacked not only this President, BUT HIS ENTIRE FAMILY.
We will show the level of respect that was shown when GOP Senators went against the Precedent that the American PRESIDENT makes foreign policy, and wrote the letter to the mullahs of Iran.
With you remotely trying to pull the ‘ respect the Office of the President’.
We are offended by THAT MAN – as a HUMAN BEING.
He offends and disgusts – as a HUMAN BEING.
So, no, take your ‘ respect of the Office’ and shove it.
We have 8 years of receipts, and NOBODY is playing with you.
NOBODY is rolling over for you.
And, the Democrats in office better understand that too.