I have been disappointed in elections before. When we moved to San Francisco in 2007, the following year they passed Proposition 8. I was so disappointed to live in a state where a majority of the voters believed that marriage was only between a man and a woman. But man, that election was nothing compared to the devastation I’ve felt in a country that elected Donald Trump as President. I can’t stop crying every time I think about it.
I’m trying to take solace in the fact that there were many reasons people voted for Donald Trump over Hillary Clinton, including a reaction out of economic insecurity. I’m trying to ignore the fact that we elected a man who bragged about grabbing women by the pussy, a man who thinks Mexicans are rapists, who wants Mexico to pay for a fucking wall to keep out Mexicans, who thinks that Muslims should be banned from entering this country. That people have such disdain for Hillary Clinton that they’d rather elect a man who has never held office, a man who is a business failure, a man whose said on national television that his only hope for his daughter was that she develop the same huge breasts that her mother has. The list goes on and on.
I don’t have a great hopeful conclusion, I’m still at a loss of what to do. My greatest hope is that Trump creates so much in-fighting among Republicans that nothing gets accomplished. I’ve never felt a stronger desire to move to the most liberal place we can find. If you have any ideas, leave it in the comments!