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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.

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

Brent Welling

Incline Village