Before The Dust Settles
Soon we'll know our next President. The only thing we know for sure right now is about half the country will be disappointed--indeed, many will be hysterical, some verging on suicidal.
It would be sort of nice if we could unify after the election, but it seems unlikely. (Only "sort of" because too much unification could lead to a bunch of bad laws being passed.) Instead, what I'm hearing, already, is talk of impeachment.
How would this happen? Well, if Hillary wins and the GOP holds Congress, there are any number of scandals they could investigate if they want to test the waters. And if Trump is elected, some feel there's enough bad blood between him and establishment Republicans that they might wait for him to slip up and--joined by the Democrats--try to force him out.
These scenarios are outrageous, but somehow feel less outrageous than usual. Really, though, while impeachment is a big deal, it's not much of a solution when you're mad at the other party, since what you'll get at best is the Veep kicked upstairs.
No matter what, I guess we'll muddle along. But will we learn anything from this election? Seems doubtful.