Good Mourning, America.
As a comedian, I should've woken up this morning happy for four years of new material. But I'm not. It still feels unreal. It will always be heartbreaking. Hillary would've been a great president. She's still a great leader. But now instead, the reality star is about to get a big dose of reality.
He had it good as a celebrity. And up until last night, it was all still a show for him. But now it's work. Real work. Hard work. I hope he steps up to the plate and respects everyone's beliefs and values. I keep hearing his supporters say they don't know what kind of president he'll be nor do they think he's perfect, they just wanted someone else in there who was different than Washington DC. Well, he's now a part of Washington DC, and if he fails this country, I hope they own up to it. But more than anything, I hope he surprises all of us who are shocked this morning and will be a great president.
Over the next few years, the right wing will talk about how we need to put down our differences and unite this country. While I've always agreed on that, don't let them use that to push those agendas that set our country way, way back. Remember how challenging and outright disrespectful they've been to Obama when he tried countlessly to reach across the aisle for compromise. Many acted like pouty babies. But now those same folks will try to make you feel guilty for "being difficult" when you disagree. Don't let them have this double standard. Don't stoop to their levels, but do be disruptive about it. Women, fight for your health rights that are about to be challenged. Immigrants and those underprivileged, stand up to the greater inequalities you're about to face. Families, fight for your children's future that is now in question. Be fair and open-minded about it. Be rationale and smart about it. Be peaceful and graceful about it. But be strong about it.
Hillary won the popular vote. She won my vote. Let's carry on her vision:
"And to all the little girls who are watching this, never doubt that you are valuable and powerful and deserving of every chance and opportunity in the world to pursue and achieve your own dreams." - Hillary
P.S. Congrats to Alec Baldwin for four more years of job security.