I have so many thoughts. It would probably take me two hours to write a decent, coherent post, so forgive me if I resort to bullet points.
Now on to Trump:
So what do we do next?
The Democrats made some serious errors, but I hope we can learn from them in the future. They need to build a stronger coalition between urban and rural voters, which I think is possible because there's actually a number of issues they can agree on, particularly cost-of-living.
It would also be worthwhile to throw rural voters a bone on the second amendment. When you live out in the country, you own a gun for all kinds of reasons: hunting, sport, vermin control (ever heard of rabies?), self-protection (because the nearest cop is a half-hour away from your home). I own a shotgun myself for a few of these reasons, mostly for sport (I enjoy skeet). That doesn't make me a bad person. So Dems, stop vilifying gun ownership. It's not getting you elected, and if you're not elected, you can't institute reasonable, moderate gun reforms (like universal background checks, which have bipartisanship support). Republicans get a bad rap for being uncompromising, but honestly Democrats can be just as bad on some issues.
So there you have it, my emotional regurgitation of last night's election results. Now will you hold my hand for the next four years and tell me everything will be ok?
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