I thought I would have calmed down by now...that maybe my heart would stop aching and the sick feeling would go away, but it hasn't.
I have had 36 hours to process the future of America and it is looking quite dim.
Stop telling people to "get over it." For eight years, people and politicians alike said that Obama wasn't their president and believed every little piece of bullshit spewed about him. He was called racial slurs, he was insulted, but he has been the epitome of pure class. He helped millions of people get health insurance, even if the program has its flaws. He killed bin Laden. But this isn't about Barack Obama.
I have friends who are fearing for their lives and livelihoods over the next four years. I have already read countless stories of racially or religiously charged violence that involved people saying "this is Trump's America" while committing the acts. In December, the Electoral College will elect the least qualified candidate to ever run for President. It's funny though, people claim to have voted for him because he's an "outsider," but re-elected many of the lobbyist purchased Washington insider members of Congress.
I read Trump's 100 days plan. It shows more than anything that he has no idea how government works. Starting with the non controversial - he wants a constitutional amendment for Congressional term limits. Sure, this doesn't actually sound awful, but is anyone forgetting that Congress has to pass this? Why waste time, it's not even going to get to the states to be ratified, it will die on the floor of Congress.
Cutting taxes drastically sounds great for the people who have to pay them...but then what happens when the budget and finance committees in the Senate are trying to balance a budget. What's getting cut? Who is going to suffer?
The Supreme Court will likely still be more liberal than it was a year ago...mostly because there are very few qualified candidates that are strict Constitutionalists in the way that Scalia was. However, more justices will likely need to be named in the next four years. The Court will spend time setting us back and taking away rights that they have already granted. Overturning Roe v Wade would be a crisis of such great proportions. I really don't give a shit if people think that I'm condoning "killing babies." Do a little research. Most abortions occur in the first trimester; abortions for unwanted pregnancies typically happen even sooner. There's a pill that can be taken in the first six weeks that terminates a pregnancy. ABORTIONS DO NOT EXIST AFTER 24 WEEKS and those are even very rare. There is no such thing as a nine month abortion; that's called a birth. No one is sticking forceps in and pulling out baby parts, please get your information from science if you believe otherwise.
There are many people who voted for Trump out of a strong dislike of Secretary Clinton. I am sick and tired of the Benghazi and e-mail buzzwords and that no one "trusts" her. So instead, let's elect a bigot who has no idea how government runs and is putting the lives of marginalized Americans in danger.
So no, I won't just "get over it." This country is more divided than it has ever been and it's only going to get worse. I just hope that there is a compassion for those who are in fear and that we can help them get through it.