Thursday, November 24, 2016

Ten things the 2016 US Election taught me

1. My ideas of reality must be as big a mystery to others as their ideas are to me


2. If Democrats put the same energy into insisting that Muslims assimilate that they put into insisting Republicans assimilate, they'd have got more votes


3. On that same note, if all Republicans are racist, then for sure all Muslims are terrorists. But they aren't, so stop making fools of yourselves


4. The closer you get to the target, the heavier the defensive fire


5. Never use the power available to you unless you are willing to have that same power used against you


6. Hubris is fed by groupthink. Get out more


7. The fatter the hubris, the hungrier the nemesis that stalks it


8. Presidents #43 and 44 were at the helm for the worst 15 year period of US economic history. When you find yourself in a hole, stop digging and build a ladder


9. Blind loyalty weakened both parties


10. If the MSM had been doing a reasonable job over the past two decades, neither of the two nominees would have been selected. HRC got a free pass. Polite GOP candidates got eaten alive


Bonus: if you believe that the White House has never had a couple as graceful and uplifting as those who are just leaving, understand that a lot of people saw this unposed photo.