The results amounted to a repudiation, not only of Mrs. Clinton, but of President Obama, whose legacy is suddenly imperiled. And it was a decisive demonstration of power by a largely overlooked coalition of mostly blue-collar white and working-class voters who felt that the promise of the United States had slipped their grasp amid decades of globalization and multiculturalism. [New York Times]
HE CAME out of nowhere over a year ago and he’s now President-elect Donald J. Trump.
Congratulations is due to the victor, especially the team around Mr. Trump, starting with Kellyanne Conway.
So many people are hurting right now, many others are frightened of what a Trump presidency will mean for the future. The markets already reacted and will keep on roiling. For Latinos, immigrants, and Muslims, it’s got to be terrifying.
People are in tears.
“There has to be a pony in this crap pile.” – Chris Matthews
The challenges waiting for the Democratic Party have been there for several years. Senator Elizabeth Warren has been a champion for progressives and then Senator Bernie Sanders rose up. With a Republican Congress, Democrats will need their leadership.
The Reagan coalition and the Republican Party that we’ve always known is gone.
The Obama-Clinton coalitions suffered a devastating defeat.
What comes from the rubble no one knows.
We should all hope that President-elect Trump‘s gracious victory speech and the earned praise he bestowed on Secretary Clinton is a new start for him.
The country and the American people have run out of emotional bandwidth.
This is the worst Democratic performance in the electoral college since Dukakis 88
— Chuck Todd (@chucktodd) November 9, 2016