I'm not quite sure where I am on the Kúbler-Ross model right now. I'm going with "bargaining" and hoping to avoid "depression." One thing I can take away from this: Polls are pretty much garbage. Nate Silver was wrong. The New York Times was wrong. The AP was wrong. I was wrong. The only person who got it right was H.L. Mencken when he wrote: Make no mistake about this: This is an unprecedented, unambiguous disaster for the United States. I am all but certain the US will slip into a recession. We are looking at a serious stock market correction. Starting today. I'm not moving to Canada. I'm not joining the armed revolutionaries. The one person I feel worst for is Barack Obama. After all he's done for this country, this has to be a bitter, bitter pill to swallow. It seems all but certain that the ACA is history. God only knows what this means for abortion rights and the tens of millions of undocumented. Selfishly I could say that doesn't affect me that much, but that's little comfort. Hillary Clinton was a flawed candidate. Damn it, she tried so hard, her entire life. But she just didn't connect with people the way a winning Democrat has to. Maybe this counts as "acceptance", but the one thing I can take comfort from is this: The United States is a strong country, with robust institutions. We will still have smart, intelligent people working in our State Department. At the Treasury. In the military and Justice Departments. Things wont go to **** overnight.