I don't know? Those are just a few words that come to mind for me. Actually, this has been the most interesting election in my lifetime, regardless of who wins. As noted previously, I'm especially pleased to see the crackup of the GOP coalition. I love the populist uprising and I expect it to continue for some time. This is all healthy to me, not dangerous. America's a big enough and great enough country to tackle all these problems. There's no threat to the survival of the American republic, although there's definitely a threat to the culture and ideological foundations that have made us great. Those things may be going away. Leftists are cheering such developments, because they hate American exceptionalism. The dis-empowered "coalition of restoration," however, isn't so pleased. They're going to be on the outside of the dominant culture looking in, and they'll get burned as society keeps up its inexorable movement to the radical left.
In any case, it is what it is.
At the Los Angeles Times:
We went to the ‘happiest place on Earth’ and asked people to describe the election in one word https://t.co/yRm9CaB6Kl pic.twitter.com/VUwD2AZ1vD— Los Angeles Times (@latimes) October 29, 2016