I feel like throwing confetti around and having a parade. The election is over! No more campaign ads. No more angst about who to vote for. No more negative campaign ads. Tra la la, I’m skipping through the daisies. Now we get to get back to normal and see what the next four years brings our way as a nation. The world apparently doesn’t like our decision because markets quaked and fell overnight before steadying themselves. I find myself not too concerned about the world’s opinion. I don’t agree with the rest of the world on a lot of things either. Funny how the world does not care about my opinion.
Still, I fell asleep last night before Donald Trump was declared the victor. America did not elect its first woman president. When I woke up this morning, the sun was still shining, and it was still too seasonably warm for November in Colorado . There were no signs of the end of the world or any other apocalyptic happenings. No zombies running around either. The only catastrophic thing that seems to have happened has been that Canada’s website for immigration has crashed due to high traffic.
It’s time to forget about this political theater and go back to our daily routine. I have more taxes after yesterday’s election results. Some that I chose yes for and some that I chose no for. My job is still the same, and my neighbors are still the same. We may not agree on everything, but we do need to get along. So, when you ponder this election, it might make you laugh, and it might make you cry. Just remember that term limits for all politicians will solve the majority of our problems. If America wants to be great again, we need to take responsibility for who we elect each and every time, and stop pretending that the corruption simply happens to us. When we do not hold our politicians accountable, we are accomplices not victims. For now, I’m going to sit back and see what a Trump presidency brings. Will he stop the taxing and spending frenzy? I doubt it, but I would like to see him look at all of the career politicians and say, ‘You’re fired!’