Memorandum to columnist Cal Thomas and the “get over it” chorus (“We won, you lost, deal with it,” Nov. 16):
“Get over it” is an appropriate response for losing the homecoming game or the trays of burnt cookies intended for a school party. It is not appropriate advice for a presidential election in which the winner got fewer votes than the loser. Nor is it appropriate when we have a president-elect who called climate change a hoax initiated by the Chinese government.
The list of reasons for not “getting over it” goes on and on. Tax cuts for whom? Social Security? Health care?
Adding “conservative” justices to the Supreme Court, not to mention filling the long list of lower federal court vacancies. It is hard to “get over” the 5-4 Citizens United decision or the 5-4 decision to undermine the landmark Voting Rights Act.
It is hard to “get over” the egregious character flaws of the president-elect and his continuing difficulties with the truth. Trump University — university? The leading voice of the birther movement?
Best wishes to us all.