It’s 1:21 am on Wednesday, November 9, 2016. There are six states that all of the networks say are too close to call. But the handwriting is on the wall. It seems there is no path to victory for Hillary Clinton.
At the moment, Donald Trump has 248 electoral votes by the MSNBC count. He needs 22 more to be elected. By all appearances, he will get the votes he needs. In the states that have yet to be called, Trump leads Clinton in Arizona by 4.2%. in Wisconsin by 1.6%, in Michigan by 1.3% and in Pennsylvania by 1.2%. At this late hour, Clinton is running out of Democratic-leaning precincts in those four states and will likely lose their combined 57 electoral votes to Trump.
If this holds true, and the counting may not be finished by the morning hours, Trump will have 303 electoral votes.
A man who has never held elective office. A man who has never done a lick of public service. A man with no governing expertise will be the leader of the free world.
It’s now 1:36 am. The Washington Post just called the election for President-elect Donald Trump.
How is the world reacting?
‘The Dow Jones Industrial Futures fell by 750 points.
The rest of the world is looking at the United States of America wondering just what the hell we are thinking.
We just made Donald Trump the President-elect of the United States of America. This man will hold the office once occupied by George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln, Franklin D. Roosevelt and John F. Kennedy.
This clown. This buffoon.
This man who is accused of sexually assaulting at least 12 women.
This man who mocks disabled people.
This man who has called for the jailing of his opponent.
This man who has promised to take away the gains made under the Obama administration.
This man who has promised to deport undocumented immigrants, including revoking the citizenship of children born on American soil.
This man who has promised to start World War III if Iranian sailors flip the bird to American ships.
This man who refused to release his income taxes.
This man who was endorsed and embraced by the worst of white racists, including David Duke and the KKK.
This man who attacks first and thinks later when someone makes fun of him.
The man who started the “Birther” movement.
This man. This Donald Trump. President-elect Donald Trump.
You gave him a spineless Republican party to run the House and Senate. You gave him the right to select an alt-right Supreme Court that will take away a woman’s right to making her own reproductive choices and to further strip away voting rights and other protections for the disenfranchised.
You poor dopes who don’t have two nickels to rub together in your pockets. You gave your country to an insane megalomaniac who will use his power to line his pockets and those of his fellow rich guy pals. You allowed your FBI to co-opt your ballot. You have bowed to a Russian tyrant and his Wikileaks stooge who blatantly interfered in our most sacred democratic tradition.
You sold us out. Your pockets will stay empty. Your families will still be paid substandard wages. Pollution will run rampant, Climate Change will be ignored.
You did this America. You did this.
Good night, America. I loved what you used to be. I just don’t recognize you any more.