The Times describes the protests sweeping the nation following Trump's victory. Let's get the flavor:
Protesters Take Anti-Trump Message to His Doorstep, and Plan Next Steps
Thousands of demonstrators filled public squares, parks and streets in the country’s three largest cities on Saturday to protest President-elect Donald J. Trump, part of a wave of dissent that has swelled since the presidential contest last week.
They were transgender people, the children of immigrants, and parents toting infants on their back. They were families, students, and men and women of all ages and races. Many carried cardboard signs — “Show the world what the popular vote looks like,” read one, “Putin Won,” said another. As throngs marched through city streets, the participants joined in a cry of “Not my president!”
Despite my inevitable To Be Fair moment, do savor this; let me include a 'coffee cup down" warning:
Many protest leaders had supported Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont in the Democratic primary race and either did not vote or chose a third-party candidate in the general election...
Say what!?! I'm crying. tears of laughter, but still... OK, take a breath and...
To Be Fair, voting for Clinton in New York, California, Illinois or Chicago, site to some protests, could get you flagged for piling on and, given the subtleties of the Electoral College, not change the outcome.
However, per this article:
Demonstrations have taken place in Oakland, Calif.;Baltimore; Kansas City, Mo.; Milwaukee; Miami; and Portland, Ore.
Trump won Wisconsin (10 EV) by 47.9% to 46.9% so protestors there may have missed an opportunity.
Missouri went for Trump by 57%-38% so the Kansas City crowd was probably never going to win their state.
There have also been protests in Philadelphia. Pennsylvania (20 EV) went for Trump by 48.8% to 47.6%.
Politico had Hillary at 228 Electoral votes to 290 for The Donald with Michigan and New Hampshire undecided. Flipping PA and WI would raise Hillary to 258, with 260 for Trump. We would probably then be experiencing the joys of a Michigan recount.
All of that happened in an alternative universe. In this one, whatever happened to Move On?
COLLECTING VICTIM CARDS: My two cent sociology on the crybully Trump protestors - on the left, people gain status points by their victimhood. "I'm a woman"; "I'm a black woman"; "I'm a gay black woman"; "I'm a gay black transgender woman"; "I'm a gay black transgender woman with a Muslim boyfriend (?)"; and so on.
The louder one screams at an anti-Trump rally the more one demonstrates their victimhood, their need for compassion and their entitlement to deference.