My oldest daughter threw up violently in the middle of the night after we had finally settled down from watching Trump's landslide. She had loved Bernie and did not want Trump. She and I went together to vote for Hillary. I could feel the pain of my generation's failures passing on to her and then on to her little girl who was sad that Hillary lost too. "Why didn't they vote for the lady, Mommy?"
The ramifications of a totally red government are sinking in now. I dont see much use in blaming anyone for this change. It is something tribal and visceral. The nastiness of Trump would have eaten anyone alive and we can second guess all we want...it doesnt change that the future is altered and we will be meaner and uglier.
Im listening to Hillary's speech and she has not lost heart. She did her best. Throwing things at her did not help. Throwing up sometimes makes you feel better and sometimes it is a sign that there is something seriously wrong. I hope we will be ok.