It wouldn’t be an election post mortem without all of your Gormogons providing commentary. Dr. J. was taken aback by the vast swaths of pussytude infecting the half of the voters that voted for Hillary Clinton in response to her somewhat surprising defeat.
Two former babysitters, one of whom is in medical school posted the diagram above showing the electoral map if only Millennials voted. Voting Millennials are aged 18-25. The folks forwarding this map are putting forth that we are a generation away from the Utopian Social Paradise™ that we’ve always dreamed of and learned nothing from the teenage dystopian literature or its Jennifer Lawrence/Shailene Woodley/Brendan Thwaites/John Hurt casted screen versions.
Several colleges have canceled and postponed exams.
A couple of reminders about these Millennials. The majority of them are in college, brainwashed by the progressive left, have never held a full time job. They now have been infantilized to the point that they remain on their parent’s health insurance and Country Club Tab (no joke, New Atlantis Country Club bumped up the age from 24 to 26 when Obamacare did it for health insurance). If you look at the Red/Grey millennial states, they are states where where there’s a good chance there are employed millennials, or at least ones that got their hands dirty in the fields. In other words, this map reflects a cohort of people who are not responsible for the roof over their heads, the clothes on their back, or the food (and lattes) in their bellies.
Dr. J. had to reassure his fellow that he wasn’t going to be deported back to the Middle East (he’s here on a visa), nor was he going to be interred. The residency program at New Atlantis Ivory Tower Medical Center is offering office hours to talk to the residents because they’re aware that ‘many residents are shocked and depressed’ over the election results.
Mrs. Dr. J. was volunteering at the Ronald McDonald House and two of her co-volunteers were hoping that impeachment or some unfortunate fate befall the President elect, which was pretty disturbing to Mrs. Dr. J. to say the least. She wanted to avoid political discussions but felt the need to explain to them what a clusterfuck Obamacare is for Dr. J., and for the insurance companies that are dropping coverage in the individual market like a hot potato. The cost is simply way to high for the 20 million who allegedly will lose insurance if Obamacare is repealed. She also explained that she’s subsidizing polices for some folk, but other folk (successful small business people) are getting screwed in the individual market.
Even Little Resident is not immune. One of her classmates came up to her yesterday upset about the election. (Her class was split 50/50 over parental ideological lines) The girl’s father, a musician, was sufficiently feeling the vapors that he couldn’t go to work yesterday, AS A MUSICIAN! Another girl was apoplectic (but she has issues). A third young lady asked the Little Resident at lunch, what would happen if Mr. Trump didn’t make it to Inauguration day. Again, a sad reflection on her liberal lawyer parents.
An old schoolmate who is a ‘freak flag liberal/gaming nerd’ and a bit of a sad sack and an unemployed IT guy who was posting scores of political posts everyday on social media in the run up to the election is now in an utter meltdown (he has issues, lots of issues), and he is dreaming of #CalExit or a move to Canada as after 8 years of Obamanomics has done wonders for his employment he has no hope with Trump in office.
Hillary Clinton, who Dr. J. speculates probably wasn’t physically up to facing the crowd on Tuesday night gave a gracious concession speech on Wednesday. Her supporters, however have been languishing AGAIN about the Electoral College because she got 90% of the West Coast vote.
Dr. J. posits that the progressives/SJWs have created a massive bubble around themselves over the last decade or so, catalyzed first by George W. Bush as their Emmanuel Goldstein, and then reinforced by Obama as their false messiah, and perpetually reaffirmed by the social media engine. I’m sure they will recover from their 14 year bubble being burst by the rise of Archie Bunker/Al Czervik as their new president.
Dr. J. and Mrs. Dr. J. reflected on it, were the shoe on the other foot. We concluded that we’d curse under our breath, be as annoyed as we are when the Eagles lose to the Cowboys, and start looking at our budget to create room for the looming tax hike and tighten our belts a little. We wouldn’t be rioting, taking a mental health day, seeking refuge in a safe space. We’d continue to get up, go to work, raise and love on our families and find better things to do in our free time than to dwell on the corrupt fools in the capital.