another silver lining - whether we like him or not, we have to remember that he rose because the people put him there, not because the establishment put him there. as a matter of fact, it happened strictly because the establishment rejected him.
both parties are now in a position where they have to rethink their insular ways and actually take heed to the people.
yes, the next 4 years are going to be VERY tough to stomach. it's going to get dark, no question (i'm starting to have PTSD episodes from the black clouds over our heads during the Bush years). but i suppose things like this are never an easy lesson to learn.
and to all those that reject that the people can make a difference...well...might be time for you to rethink quite a few things too.
and to all those that still think that your vote doesn't matter...well...might be time for you to rethink quite a few things too.
and for all those that tried giving me the baseless idealism versus realism argument during the primaries, i said it then and i'll say it now:
idealism IS realism, masked as an idea.
idealism leads to realism, especially now in the 21st century...the century that belongs, finally, to the people.
so don't forget - we're people too. and i have a feeling we've got a few ideas that we'd like to make real as well.
time to lick our wounds and do the work.