Donald Trump, the day before he became president-elect of the United States, said that if he lost, the last year would have been the “greatest waste of time.” After 200 posts — make that 201 — analyzing presidential politics, I know what he meant. Congratulations to the Trump voters, who have ushered in an age I once would have described as dystopic — a TV star with a cult of personality was elected President. Now it’s reality.
We will have a Republican president, a Republican Senate, and a Republican House of Representatives. The Republican President-elect claims he will appoint a Republican Supreme Court Justice. In one night, we chose to be represented by a Republican government.
It’s tempting to say that those voters now own the next four years, but we all do. Everyone stay calm, follow the law, love your neighbor, and prepare for Kanye West 2020. After all, he’s just as qualified as Donald Trump, our soon to be 45th President of the United States. (That’s the most absurd sentence written in the history of the English language. And that includes Beowulf.)