You lost, get over it

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I’m sure many people here have either taken part in, or witnessed, a dialogue like such …

Person A: “God, I hate Donald Trump!”

Person B: “You need to get over it. He won.”

I, for one, have heard this a solid 10,000 times, and it never makes me feel particularly soothed. And here’s why: I am not upset, literally, by the actual result of an election. I mean, I get how these things work. Someone wins, someone loses. I despised George W. Bush, but after he was declared the victor in 2000 I moved on. Same with most John McCain and Mitt Romney backers I know. They were upset afterward, but then life continued forward.

So, again, this isn’t about win-lose. Truly, it’s not.

The reason so many of us can’t get past the words “President Donald Trump” is because we know—in the way you know the sky is blue and the ground is solid—that he’s a conman. It’s not a guess, or a perception. It’s the legitimate reality of his years upon years upon years in the public domain. Believe it or not, I can deal with leaders who are, say, pro-life, or anti-gay rights, or skeptical to climate change. Their ideas sicken me, but at least they’re true to a core set of beliefs and opinions. Ted Cruz is the perfect example. Nothing that comes from Ted Cruz’s brain makes me feel calm or content. But I know—truly know—that at least he’s being sincere in his misguided takes. Cruz may well be an asshole (as many peers have said), but he’s not a conman asshole. You get what you get with Ted Cruz, just as you got what you got with Barack Obama.

Trump lies. And lies. And lies. He has no moral compass. He’s pro-choice until it’s beneficial to be pro-life. He says Hillary Clinton is a tremendous secretary of state, until he needs to declare her awful. Barack Obama wasn’t born here. Oh, wait, yes he was. We need to deal with climate change … or, it’s a hoax. Yes! It’s a hoax! I saw people celebrating after 9.11. Wait, no one was celebrating after 9.11? Maybe I didn’t see it, per se …

He is not merely dishonest. He is ruthlessly callous to truth, decency, integrity. He belittles people not because of their beliefs (which certainly wouldn’t be OK), but because they dare disagree with him. Or they dare question him. He is a bully, in the most classic sense of bullying. A thug. The worst symbol of a dark side we all have, but try—generally—to contain.

So I am not upset that Hillary Clinton lost, in a literal sense. I am upset that we, as a people, have handed this amazing nation to a fraud.

If you don’t see it yet, trust me.

You will.

8 thoughts on “You lost, get over it”

  1. I would rather have a conman with years of REAL corporate and business experience than a corrupt former attorney beholden to multiple governments around the world, who is known for running the US state department into the ground.

    1. Hmm, thats funny and a weird coincidence, I would rather have a president too who is not beholden to other governments such as Russia, myself. You say you want a president with “Real” corporate and business experience, yet he is being sued for creating bogus university. This is the same man who continues to act like a spoiled petulant child when people do not agree with him. Lie after Lie after Lie. What happened to Mexico paying for the wall? That promise broken. Surrounding himself with experts? His Cabinet is a joke and full of people who create more drama and problems than they do as solving them. I get you are his supporter, and that is your right as an American, but do not act like this country far better with Trump at the helm than Hillary.

      1. Pretty obvious you have no real business experience. He has over 500 companies and is involved in ONLY 4 lawsuits. That is some kind of record. Maybe you’ll grow up and get some experience in the real world one day. And regarding Russia …. Its Clinton who was in the pocket of the Russians after the Uranium deal, Trump has ZERO connections to Russia.

      2. No no you may be right about my limited business experience, but I do contain logic. Why would we as a country want a president who is involved in any Lawsuits? Why would we want a president who disgraced our soldiers by not realizes how important a purple heart is? why would we want a president like this? By the way in a debate between two people it helps you try to debate the whole statement not just a small point, seems like I’m the elder with the experience in this case.

      3. You have no logic. You claim to hate liars yey you support Obama and the Clinton Crime Family. You should have gone to fucla where moron libs like you are in the majority.

      4. You would rather have a president too who is not beholden to other governments such as Russia like Hillary with her Russian Reset Button? Or Obama who promised he would be more flexible after the 2012 election? You must have curled into a ball on November 8th.

  2. Agreed, except for one point: Ted Cruz is very much a con man: he just stinks at it. He’s a bookish, Cuban-Canadian Harvard legal scholar pandering to broadly drawn stereotypes of red state, white alpha males by saying things he thinks tough guys (or self-declared tough guys) would like to hear…then he tries to make a sports analogy by talking about the “basketball ring” and the whole sad act falls apart.

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