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Opinion: The election is over; throw away the crying towel

The November 17 edition of the North Lake Tahoe Bonanza had three opinion pieces (here, here and here) decrying the November election of President-elect Donald Trump. 

Like everyone in the United States, I am delighted the election is over, but I will be ecstatic when the mainstream press finishes its post-mortem of the election and stops filling the airwaves with criticism and comments regarding every individual who might be a potential advisor, staff member, or member of Trump's cabinet.

The presidential election can be very easily summarized as follows:

1) If God wanted us to vote, he would have given us candidates. A huge number of votes for Trump, mine included, were not for Trump, but simply votes against Hillary Clinton.

2) For the balance of Trump voters, a writer in The Atlantic stated it perfectly when speaking of Donald Trump: "The press takes him literally, but not seriously; his supporters take him seriously, but not literally."

Many of the November elections didn't go my way, but I learned many years ago to just put a Band-Aid on my butt, throw away the crying towel, and get back to work.

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In my opinion, we have been through eight ugly years, so we can probably get through the next four.

Brent Welling

Incline Village