Analyzing The Pros And Cons Of Trump Winning The Election

For many in the United States, feelings today are mixed. We are angry and shocked that Donald Trump will be our next president.

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Some moreso than others.

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But at the same time, we are beginning to feel the pull of the future. There is more work to be done than before, even with the weight of the recent political upset.

On The One Hand:

Donald Trump won fair and square. The media and nearly all liberals greatly underestimated his support, but that doesn't make his support any less real. If our views differ from those of our countrymen, it is our job to engage in honest political discourse in an effort to change their hearts and minds.

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On The Other Hand:

FUCK! What the fuck? Are you fucking kidding me? Jesus fucking Christ! Seriously? He was endorsed by the KKK! Are you all tacitly giving a pass to the fucking KKK? What that fucking fuck?

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On The One Hand:

People voted for Trump for all kinds of reasons. A lot of very good people felt their voices were not heard, or that electing Hillary Clinton would perpetuate a system that is leaving them behind. Members of my family supported Trump, and they are educated, kind people who care deeply about the future of the nation and the world.

On The Other Hand:

NOOOOOOO! He is a goddamn monster! A crooked businessman, an opportunist, and a lowlife. He's such a goddamn monster, I expected that when he lost, he'd say, "This isn't even my true form!" and transform into an even bigger monster. Have I said "fuck?" Because FUCK!

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On The One Hand:

Maybe there is a silver lining here. An opportunity to shake up entrenched systems that we all know to be unfair. Campaign finance reform, for example. Trump showed that an outsider can still win against the political establishment, even with far less money. Of course, Trump got a ton of free publicity from the media. There certainly is a lot of blame to be placed at the feet of the people who gave him coverage 24/7, made every story about him (even if it was to mock him), and therefore spread some of the disinformation and hate linked to his campaign. Maybe it's time to call those people to task.

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On The Other Hand:

Fuck me.

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Him too.

For more post-election reactions, check out A Letter To My Wife After The Election and Dear White Friends: Stop Saying Everything Is Going To Be OK.

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