The Republicans Won. It Happens.

If there’s anything that the recent election showed, it’s that you can say almost anything you want to say; it’s unlikely that it will stop you from being elected.
Funnily enough, we had something similar during the federal election in 2013, although Tony Abbott was a bit more careful with what he said.

I think it’s really interesting that, shortly after the Republican/Donald Trump win, a lot of people protested. It would appear that they can’t deal with the idea that a candidate and party that they didn’t want to win, won.

There’s a few theories going about as to how the Republicans won.
Personally, I think it’s due to apathy.
I think that a lot of people didn’t actually care enough to go out and vote.
I also think a lot of people started caring once the election didn’t go the way they had hoped.

I don’t think Donald Trump will do well as a president.
I’m hoping that it turns out that he’s a lot more progressive and thoughtful than he’s made himself (as well as plenty of spectators) look.
However, I’m not going to be outraged by the election results.

There’s more important things to do, such as not continually attacking him and pretending it has nothing to do with personally not wanting him to be president.
It’s also important to accept that what has happened has happened and begin working on showing that you’re more interested in working toward a better future for all.

Recently I saw a photo of a person holding a sign with “Love trumps hate” written on its front.
I’ve read that people are using these signs at the protests that are currently happening.
I think that protesting is a good thing, especially when it’s handled well.
I think the use of these signs is a bit hypocritical and shows that most of the democrats weren’t really interested in having a more unified, progressive U.S.A, considering how they’re currently acting.
I think it shows that they were significantly more interested in not having Donald Trump as president.

To be fair, having interest in that is not entirely unfounded, considering what he has said.
If it turns out that Donald plans to go ahead and try and implement some of the regressive ideas that he has suggested and somehow gets enough of the Republican party on his side when it comes to having things passed through (there seems to be enough Republicans in the party that don’t support him that will cause issues with getting things through congress), then times are going to be trying.
It had the bonus of showing more overt unification of various groups.

With that being said, there’s no guarantee that Hillary Clinton would have been a good president.
I think a lot of people bought a bit too much into the emotional sway of the election which is something that should never be done.
Too many people blindly supported Donald Trump because of it and too many people ignored the flaws of Hillary Clinton in order to justify their support of her.
There is room for emotion in an election, but it should never be allowed to overwhelm serious thinking and consideration as you’re deciding which employee will run the country.

Right now the focus shouldn’t be on protesting because the election didn’t go the way you had hoped.
The focus should be on education and building a better, more open tomorrow without resorting to hate disguised as dissatisfaction, because that’s what most people seem to be displaying right now, which makes me think that the people supporting the Democrats aren’t so different from how the people supporting the Republicans mostly seem to be displayed.

Whilst my support does lie somewhat with the Democrats at the moment, and whilst I think that Hillary Clinton would have made for a better president, I don’t like most political parties and their members.
There’s good and bad in most of them and they’re all worthy of serious constructive criticism.
The biggest problem I probably have is that a lot or political parties are lead by people who don’t seem to care much about the people they say they represent until elections come around.
Being a politician is not an occasional job.
It’s one that requires a politician to always be representing the people that not only elected them, but also the ones that didn’t, to the best of their ability.
Through that, perhaps actual progress could be made.

About Stupidity Hole

I'm some guy that does stuff. Hoping to one day fill the internet with enough insane ramblings to impress a cannibal rat ship. I do more than I probably should. I have a page called MS Paint Masterpieces that you may be interested in checking out. I also co-run Culture Eater, an online zine for covering the arts among other things. We're on Patreon!
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2 Responses to The Republicans Won. It Happens.

  1. lulu says:

    I appreciate your point of view. No matter our views on the outcome of the election, it does no good to protest it as that causes more harm. We will survive!

    Liked by 1 person

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