I am so stunned I can barely formulate a thought. The last time I felt this way was in 2000 when George Bush Jr. beat Al Gore. Back then I thought to myself: well, maybe it won't be so bad. And I was right. It wasn't that bad. It was worse. Much, much worse.
On the plus side, it's kind of good to know that the people can still stick it to the elites when they put their minds to it. But oh my God, Trump? Trump???
I also find myself clinging to one other glimmer of hope: now that the Republicans control all three branches of government they will not be able to blame the coming catastrophe on the democrats. (Well, OK, they will still blame the Democrats. But maybe people will stop believing them.) So even though the Republican party emerged victorious tonight, maybe it will not rise from the ashes when this train wreck ultimately plays itself out. (But who the hell knows where all the horcruxes are hidden.)
If you are a young person who voted for Trump as a protest vote I pity you, because Donald Trump and his cronies are about to take our last hope of averting a global climate catastrophe and flush it down his gold-plated toilet.
Brace yourselves, folks. There are very dark days ahead.