The good news is that we won't have Clinton for president, with her defensiveness, 'safe' rather than bold leadership, and playing for popularity. We also will have so much less sniping at her. I feel a lot of relief about that.
The bad news is that we'll have a lot of unknowns with Trump and whatever gaggle of advisers he'll have.
But I'm not a pessimist because the world has generally turned out better than the worst case scenario, often much better. The US and I have survived so many presidents who were supposed to ruin the country that I just can't muster worry because Trump is expected (by some) to be a hundred times worse.
I'll keep my eyes open for signs of authoritarianism, and fight it strenuously if it happens. But I'm not losing sleep over the possibility until I see actual signs.
Changes I do expect:
- Planned Parenthood will be defunded. That can't be blocked.
- ACA changes will happen. I might actually support some of the changes.
- Conservative nominees to the Supreme Court.
- Tax cuts with no sunset dates--hopefully not too large.
Oh, and if there's a registry for Muslims, I guess I'll be one of many in line, from the sounds of it. Not expecting that though.