When it was abundantly clear by 12:30 or so that Trump had won Wisconsin and Arizona, was pulling away from Clinton in Michigan and Pennsylvania, and maintaining a slim lead in NH, the talking heads and their bosses refused to call any more states for Trump. (Fox eventually slipped Wisconsin into his column.) This ploy served the triple purpose of making the election look closer than it was, delaying Trump’s victory speech until after many viewers went to bed, and keeping the networks’ ratings up. Nice job, guys. (Media Disgraces Itself Once Again)
“…people like me, and probably like most readers of The New York Times, truly didn’t understand the country we live in.” — Paul Krugman
“That screeching you hear is the sound of the leftist love of executive power suddenly reversing itself overnight.” — @Stefan Molyneux
Unbelievable. In the most unexpected result since David kayoed Goliath, the biggest underdog in the history of underdoggery has won the election. And he has a Republican House and Senate behind him. Maybe Donald Trump can make America great again.
The policy legacy of President Barack Obama is a smoldering wreckage. Trump ran as the anti-Obama in virtually every way imaginable, and he prevailed. Obama explicitly argued that the election of Hillary Clinton was necessary to secure his legacy; voters responded with a decisive, “no thanks.” It’s all in jeopardy now. The reckless Iran deal. The failing, unpopular Obamacare scheme. The slew of legally dubious executive orders. And the list goes on. Obama will now hand over the White House and the highest office in the land to a man who effectively launched his political career by questioning his eligibility to hold that office. It’s truly unbelievable … the Left is about to undergo some extremely nasty political recriminations. (Townhall)
Progressivism, at least in national politics, is as dead as Julius Caesar. That’s not, it’s now abundantly clear, who we are.