We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
Ah....the language of a failed leader. Not just presidents, but failures at every level of leadership always fall back to the same language. "Not my fault" *!% happens" and so on.
Failures happen in all leadership but real leaders acknowledge them, name the problem and ensure it never happens again. They don't stick their head in the sand saying "*!% happens" or "What difference does it make now"
It's finished as we've known it. We lost the most important election in my lifetime (I'm 50), and we need to start facing facts. There's no "coming back" from this. They have the press, the schools, the universities, the unions, the immigrants, the fastest growing minority populations, the women, and a majority of the rest of the voting population. All we can do now is burrow in and await the collapse. It ain't gonna be pretty.