by Andy Weddington
Friday, 18 November 2016
Win or lose, we go shopping after the election. Imelda Marcos
After having his (and Hillary's) derriere handed to him last week, President Obama, this week, found friendly audiences - abroad - making his farewell tour.
He's still touting his policies, agenda, and what a great job he's done while struggling to defend his countrymen's decision to elect Mr. Trump.
Rather pitiful it is to watch. Kind of like watching two U. S. Navy gunboats surrender, without firing a shot, to the Iranians (but like Obama, that, too, is going to change).
Yesterday in Germany, standing starboard of Chancellor Merkel, President Obama made reference to polls back home that people think he did a pretty good job. Some polls reflecting as high as 57% approval.
We know from the election polls are not only not credible they amount to little more than airway pollution. Media is no better for airing the garbage.
Instead of polls, how about a picture of what the people actually said - as in a county by county breakout of the election ...
In case the top ledger is difficult to read, all that matters is that red represents Donald Trump and blue Hillary Clinton. The other three irrelevant.
Look closely at the massacre and there's silhouettes of a couple of dead ducks - one an American Black (drake) the other an American Pekin (duck).
Kid Rock, I noticed last evening on Facebook, has turned that map into a clever T-shirt. Funny! - for the invented word for the ledger representing blue. I'd include an image but it wouldn't make the Editor's cut in venues that republish this commentary.
What else is there to say that the people did not say last week, and said with exclamation point?
Nothing better, at least at the moment, comes to mind other than to crow ...
"President Trump," has a nice ring to it.
And so the election is over.
This week President-elect Trump is forming his Cabinet. Adults are going to take over.
Next week Americans give thanks.
And go shopping.
Endnote: The map diagram, in several nearly identical versions, appears in multiple online venues and is all over social media. Best I have been able to track, the above originated in The Washington Post.