–The Biggest Loser: Donald Trump, the most authoritarian, ignorant, unprepared, racist, misogynist, vengeful, pathetic man ever to ascend to the highest office in the land. He has no idea what he has gotten himself into or what he doesn’t know. A more clueless–and thus more dangerous–individual has never before ascended to the presidency. He makes George W. Bush look like a genius. He doesn’t even plan to remain in Washington to do his job, but instead hobnob about claiming he “made America great,” while deceiving America about what he has actually done. Just as he lied through his teeth this week claiming he was responsible for bringing Sprint jobs back to the US (this happened well before the election), he will lie about everything else. He will be the worst president in American history.
–America is a huge loser, thanks to Trump’s victory in the electoral college (note that he was routed in the popular vote by nearly 3 million).
–Democracy in America. It’s toast. Thanks corporate media and James Comey (not).
-All Americans in the 99%, whether they voted for Trump or not.
–The rest of the world for having to deal with the effects of such an ill-informed, reckless “leader.”
–Facts and respect for science.
–The right to vote.
–People of color.
–Transgender persons, who are being wrongfully used by manipulative R’s to get out their base.
–Freedom of religion.
–Freedom of speech and the press.
–Mitch McConnell, having been shown as the lick-spittle and frightened turtle he is.
–Paul Ryan, because he is an arrogant, ignorant, Ayn-Rand-worshiping, misanthropic, hypocritical twit.
–North Carolina, because, unless courts intervene, Democrats can never again win the legislature again. Most other Republican led states are losers too.
–North Carolina Governor-Elect Roy Cooper, who now will have almost no power, unless he fights vigorously and wins in court.
–Pat McCrory, the worst governor in North Carolina history, who lost on November 8 but didn’t admit it for many weeks.
–The environment. Due to the ascendance of climate science deniers, fossil fuel industry tools, those who will end the enforcement of environmental regulations and smash climate science, the environment is hosed and thus so are we.
–Affordable Care Act subscribers. (BTW, What kind of people spend their careers trying to hurt and/or exploit for profit the sick?)
–The poor. Do any Republican leaders actually give a damn about real people they hurt? If you think Trump cares, take a look at what he actually does, not what he says he does.
– The middle class, which will be history because today corporatists won’t accept a living wage for their workforce (and many other abuses).
–Seniors, most of whom voted against their interests because of either gullible partisanship, stupidity or latent or overt authoritarianism.
–Women (all of us, though some are too slow to figure this out). Trump’s misogyny, combined with the archaic positions of his *Vice* president, the contempt for and desire for control of women and their reproduction (including birth control) by the Neanderthal, the so-called right will all set women back a century. Those who “seethe” over progress (you know who you are) will celebrate because they are too clueless to see what they have done.
–Justice. Reforming the prison-industrial-complex will not happen now and many guilty of minor crimes, non-crimes or invented ones will be incarcerated. Obviously, decriminalization won’t happen unless Trump or his treacherous adult children figure out a way to profit from pot.
–The courts. A US Supreme Court seat was stolen from us. NC buzzards still plan to pack the state court. Democrats better not let them!
–Charlotte, for dropping their human rights ordinance for nothing. PS If it was truly invalid as the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse (Berger, Moore, Stam, Rucho ) claimed, these guys wouldn’t have been so insistent that Charlotte get rid of their ordinance.
Hillary Clinton. She won the popular vote by 2.9 million votes. But in America, the clear victor among the population doesn’t matter. The Founding Fathers, unfortunately, figured out how to make our vote less valuable than those in less populous places. Only in a country where one person/one vote is a joke could this happen. I hope that Clinton will rise like a Phoenix, not to run for president again, but to work with Bernie to lead the resistance. Hillary Clinton’s next chapter will be worth following.
There are many more who have lost due to the electoral college trumping the popular vote. We’ll report more on them as the new year unfolds. While wrong-wingers continue to defame us, as they have done for decades, and try to legislate us out of electoral existence, may we all show up for the fight. All hands on deck!