“The election of Donald Trump to the Presidency is nothing less than a tragedy for the American republic, a tragedy for the Constitution, and a triumph for the forces, at home and abroad, of nativism, authoritarianism, misogyny, and racism. Trump’s shocking victory, his ascension to the Presidency, is a sickening event in the history of the United States and liberal democracy… It is impossible to react to this moment with anything less than revulsion and profound anxiety.” (David Remnick, The New Yorker).
I stayed up too late last night, watching in sickening disbelief, the election results. I am very worried about my country. This is the worst I have witnessed in my life besides assassinations. This was like the assassination of our country.
Spotted this rockin’ grandma on Senior Planet. She has some good advice for us all.
But my one liner is from David Horsey of the LA Times:
“It is not as if the 2016 presidential election campaign needed a single plot twist more to make it the most bizarre series of political events since Caligula tried to appoint his horse as consul of Rome.”
He is referring to the latest revelations from James Comey about emails found on Anthony Weiner’s computer. And how it has disrupted the last week before the election. I say Mema is right. We need to be sure to vote!