My family will survive the next four years. I can say that with some confidence because we’re straight, white, middle class, don’t have pre-existing conditions, and don’t get out too much. It might not be comfortable, but we will survive. I can’t say the same for many of my friends. I’m not sure how the children I teach will fare.
These facts sicken me.
There’s been a lot of blame going around this morning. People are upset at those that voted for that man, those that voted 3rd party, the Democrats that stayed home… the list goes on. I blame the DNC. Some are saying that this is proof that we, as a society, can forgive a man anything but forgive a woman nothing. I agree to an extent but, if you forgive both of them everything, we’re still left with those that were swayed to Trump because he isn’t a part of the flawed system.
DNC, thanks for giving us #PresidentElectTrump. When are you ever going to get it though your head the country does not like establishment?!
— Cenk Uygur (@cenkuygur) November 9, 2016
The DNC exemplified how massive that problem is when they rigged the primaries so that Bernie could not possibly win… To elect the first woman president? To save their jobs? To get corporate money? No matter the reason, they did this to us. They took away the only sensible candidate that was proffered this election season. If he had been the Democratic nominee, I would even go as far as to say that the US map would have been as blue as any of Roosevelt’s last night.
Alas, what’s done is done. No matter who is to blame, Trump will be our president come January 20, 2017. What now?
“This loss hurts. But please never stop believing that fighting for what’s right is worth it.” —Hillary
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) November 9, 2016
1. If my kids were little, I’d tell them: Life isn’t fair. Sometimes bullies win. It means you have to dust yourself off & fight harder.
— Jodi Picoult (@jodipicoult) November 9, 2016
“It is better to light a candle than curse the darkness.” -Eleanor Roosevelt pic.twitter.com/82FMw1cvq5
— shonda rhimes (@shondarhimes) November 9, 2016
— Autistic Voices (@Autistic_Voices) November 9, 2016
Let us raise our children to tear down walls, to help one another, to love.
— Heather Shahan (@skyefairy) November 9, 2016
Be aware. Speak up. Help each other survive.