I won't pretend to be anything other than shocked, saddened, and more than a little angry about the results of yesterday's Election. My faith in the fundamental wisdom of the American people has been deeply - perhaps irreparably - shaken. But this I do know: In a little over two months, Barack and Michelle Obama will stand on a podium in front of the Capitol building in Washington as Donald Trump is sworn in as President. And they will conduct themselves with the highest standards of decorum, dignity, and grace. And I think we should take lesson from their example. We, who voted for Trump's opponent, who vigorously opposed his message, need to more forward. Life will go on. We have our businesses and our careers; our education, our health, our friends, families, and our avocations to attend to. What we are not going to do is this: We are not going to spend any time contesting and arguing about the results of the election. We are not going to argue about Trump's eligibility to serve as President. His tax returns, his comments about different races or religions on the campaign trail, his behavior on TV shows a decade previously - all that is irrelevant. As President, he has the right, and the duty, to appoint cabinet members and judges. And unless the person he nominates is a criminal or is clearly unqualified, that person should be confirmed. I fear greatly for the future of our country. I worry about the economy, about our relations with our allies, about the international reputation of the United States. And I worry, perhaps most of all, about what actions Vladimir Putin may feel emboldened to take, knowing that Donald Trump is our Commander in Chief. Really. But I am not going to hope for disaster or misfortune to befall us. There will be another election in four years. It is up to us, those of us who believe in a progressive and inclusive America, to make our case in the intervening time.