Okay, so, what are we going to do now?

Okay, so, what are we going to do now?

I first posted this on my private Facebook page, but here goes:

I was going to do the whole "unfriend me if you're feeling anything other than terror and despair at this moment," but I'm not going to do that. That's what got us into this mess.

 
We're all living inside our own echo chambers. I spent all day yesterday flitting around the house, joyful in my Lady POTUS T-shirt, reading posts from women who were excited to witness Hillary Clinton elected president--no, not just because of our well-documented Vagenda of Manocide, but because she was the most qualified candidate, her supposed scandals were paltry compared to her challenger, and the notion of that orange garbage running the country seemed too ridiculous to entertain.
 
I watched the news and Twitter for much of last night. My Twitter feed, especially, was confounded. We--even I, though I live in a neighborhood where support of the short-fingered vulgarian is rife--couldn't fathom how this could happen.
 
Well, it happened.
 
We're going to replace a man who scandaled no scandals, stayed just left of center for most of his presidency, and taught us all what true class looks like with a man who cannot be trusted with his Twitter machine, who admits to and has been accused of sexual assault, who thinks nothing of offending and demeaning people who do not look like, think like, or adore him. He has surrounded himself with the worst of our worst (looking at you Newt and Rudy), because they are the only ones who would have him.
 
We have our work cut out for us. The Democrats and center-leaning Republicans are going to have to stay on high alert, protecting the rights of minorities, women, and the middle class.
 
To the Republicans I say, game on. Let's see what you've got. If the last eight years have been SO TERRIBLE for you, what are you going to do to fix it? And how will you avoid making it worse?
 
The rest of us, we need to keep each other close. Remember that the people who voted for HIM (or her, sure) are friends, family members, neighbors, and fellow Americans first, and adversaries second. We are more than who we voted for. We have more in common than we are different.

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