This isn’t a unique perspective, it’s actually pretty widespread and this example just happened to be easily available. Ed Driscoll via Instapundit, shares his notion of “the best voting sticker of Election 2016″: I Begrudgingly Voted – Fuck This Shit 2016 (follow link for the image).
Piffle. I have no idea how it will turn out, I think this has been an awesome election campaign.
I am happy to have found out that those of whom of those I’ve long considered allies aren’t really. It makes things much more simple when it comes time to subscribe or otherwise pay money. I now also have new perspectives to explore.
I’ve also finally gotten the message about the MSM. That jokey tag-line from Instanpundit, “think of the media as Democrat operatives with bylines”, is now how I actually perceive them all. I’ve also started doing my part to help finance alternatives.
Update (20161109): Trump won. One of the comments.
I cannot tell you how proud I am of the American people, We are not deplorables. We care about our country. We ignored the MSM bullshit, we stuck by our candidate, we rejected Obama. We understood what America was all about. And people across the land rejected the distorted view that our “betters” had of America. And we joined with our cousins in Britain to reject globalism and the elites who were our betters. God bless America. They came through. I am proud to be an American when I am surrounded with such folks as these.
I’ve already read some good snark and there’ll be more – perhaps even added here – but I thought this was a good conclusion.
Update (20161109): Oh, here’s one:
For the first time in my adult life, I am really proud of my country because it feels like hope is finally making a comeback. – Michelle Obama
Update (20161110): From Twitter:
Media which got everything wrong will now tell you all the things that will happen as a result of the thing they said wouldn’t happen.
Update (20161113): I had originally added this comment over here a few days ago, but this is a better solution. Link to that post but include the message here with the other post-election comments. From Podhoretz on Twitter:
Liberals spent 40 years disaggregating U.S., until finally the largest cohort in the country chose to vote as though it were an ethnic group
It’s interesting how all the responses refuse to the deal with the message and indeed utterly reject it. It’s almost as if…
Update (20161113): … there’s a sort of cognitive dissoance in play:
This brings me to the anti-Trump protests. The protesters look as though they are protesting Trump, but they are not. They are locked in an imaginary world and battling their own hallucinations of the future. Here’s the setup that triggered them.
1. They believe they are smart and well-informed.
2. Their good judgement told them Trump is OBVIOUSLY the next Hitler, or something similarly bad.
3. Half of the voters of the United States – including a lot of smart people – voted Trump into office anyway.
Those “facts” can’t be reconciled in the minds of the anti-Trumpers. Mentally, something has to give. That’s where cognitive dissonance comes in.
There’s much more. Very interesting.
Update (20161113): And oh, by the way, this is a thing:
TFW you spend 8 years weaponizing the Federal Government only to hand it over to Donald Trump….