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Election tantrums predictable

By what metric does one evaluate the comparative worth of one professional over another? Simply this: their ability to accurately identify any given phenomena and predict its outcome. Whether it be a physician, a meteorologist or an auto mechanic, their value to the customer is intrinsically tied to these skills. We all can agree, a physician who misdiagnoses your melanoma as a simple rash would be seen as not only stupid but criminally incompetent.

This I believe is at the core of the post-Trump election hysteria. It’s laid bare the utter incompetence and outright stupidity of millions, from sneering op-ed columnists and CNN talking heads down to smug second-rate university professors. Of course Hillary would win, only a fool could believe otherwise, right? Suddenly in a blink of an eye, millions were forced to face an ugly reality, not that Trump won, but that the very metric used to gauge their worth was put on the scales and they were found wanting.

Like a child who truly believed they aced a test only to discover they got every question wrong, their childish tantrums have not only been pathetic but predictable.

Daniel Williams

Spokane Valley

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