I have always thought Donald Trump was a joke and I have never taken him seriously. Some would include me as a member of the "lamestream media," and I wear the badge proudly. There was no way, I said to myself when I went to bed early on Tuesday night, America was going to elect a bad joke.
We had a cowboy come in on Wednesday to renew his incarcerated son's subscription. The father, who is hispanic, voted for Trump. He couldn't say enough nice things about the president-elect. He wasn't alone. Close to 30% of hispanics voted for Trump. And 53% of women.
We weren't expecting any of this. On the other hand, I have to say, I expected this:
Or this, from the other side:
"My problem? You and idiots like you, full of straight white male privilege, who never understood the life-or-death stakes of sexism, racism and homophobia in our recent election."
—Janelle (no last name given) railing against a columnist in the New York Times who had the audacity to suggest we should "look for the best in each other and talk about it."
"Donald Trump IS the winner.