The 2016 election: “You can’t always get what you want”


Tannen Holt, Staff Writer

After a particularly stressing election season, we’ve finally reached the end of the road. And I don’t just mean in terms of the election. I mean mentally… *pauses and enters in a fit of rage and tears while rolling around on the floor screaming “WHY COULDN’T IT HAVE BEEN SANDERS AND RUBIO!?”*

We’ve experienced more than our fair share of ups and downs.

Sanders and Rubio. Two electrifying senators, determined to unite America by bringing the two major parties the changes that they wanted to see.

But, no. We got stuck with a lying criminal, and a blood crazed megalomaniac. An unusually large turnout of Clinton votes were Republican (around 35%+). Even good ol’ GEORGE DUB-E-YUH  voted for her. This election has caused massive flips of both long time GOP voters, as well as a handful of Anti-Clinton democrats who have voted Trump.

But despite our grief, it is time to move on.

Now don’t get me wrong. Your feelings, and your opinions matter. The day you don’t have a voice, is the day democracy has failed us.

However, we need a president. And who it is, is irrelevant at this point. There is a status quo that needs fixing, and it’s up to us to guide the president towards it. We as citizens, cannot make prominent change on our own. But we influence the president, which is where we should be focusing. Protesting that our candidate wasn’t elected is: 1. Not effective, and 2. A waste of effort, which could be used to promote positive change in more dire aspect of society.

There has been a saying floating around social media: “Wishing for a president to fail is like hoping for a pilot to crash the plane that we’re all on.”


Hang in there America. You’ll do just fine.