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Election 2016: ‘The aftermath’

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The people have spoken, and so it is done. Thank God.

This election — 16 grueling months of back biting, race baiting, name calling, dirt digging (and that was just the press) — is over.

I am kicking up my heels, sipping a glass of Cabernet Sauvignon and celebrating up a storm. No longer will I have to listen to the minutia that talking faces on CNN, FOX, CNBC, etc have been spewing minute by minute.

Television programming will be politically free (for a time).

And finally, the tabloids will be silenced (also for a time).

Now the media can focus on news, real news, and leave opinions, however thinly veiled, out of the picture — I’m looking at you, New York Post and New York Daily News.

I wish I could predict how well Donald Trump will do in leading this country for the next four years, but prognostication is not one of my strong suits, so I guess I will have to pray, leave it up to the universe, and hopw we all — the “depolorables” and the “haters” included — live through it.

Good, bad, or indifferent, I am at least sure of the following:

• This election was one for the books.

• The sun will come out tomorrow.

• Taxes will not be going down any time soon — a country can’t owe what we owe without raising them somewhere.

• You cannot trust the media, the FBI, or anyone else to be non-partisan.

• The “One Percent” will still have their 100-percent loopholes.

Not for Nuthin™ but Nobel Laureate Bob Dylan wasn’t kidding when he sang “the times they are a changin’.”

Hey there is always 2020 to look forward to. Good luck, America.

Follow me on Twitter @JDelBuono.

Joanna DelBuono writes about national issues every Wednesday on BrooklynDaily.com. E-mail her at jdelbuono@cnglocal.com.
Updated 11:48 am, January 16, 2019
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