I'm With Her
Knittin' on

The unimaginable

I feel, alternately, as though someone's knocked the wind out of me, as if I'm going to faint or puke or burst into tears or all of the above; sad, depressed, angry, duped, betrayed, utterly embarrassed.

I can barely say the man's name. I've never understood how such an incompetent, unqualified, disgusting man became an actual candidate, and will never understand how he became our leader.



I am calling him the usurper. It seems most fitting.

And, I don't understand at all that all this time I have been living in a land with such deep seeded hatred.


Yep. I cannot say more just now, except I vote, and will continue to vote. With a vengenance.


How could we do this unspeakable thing? It just doesn't make sense to me. We are all going to have to work harder to bring peace and equality to all.


As a Brit, I sympathise as I felt exactly the same after the Brexit vote. Not to minimise your pain in any way, but at least there is a time limit on his presidency (although I am sure he will do a lot of damage in that time), whereas Brexit is, seemingly, irreversible. With all best wishes, Tricia.


My feelings are the same. I'm afraid this is going to affect a whole generation, children who didn't even have a voice. All we can do is work harder against xenophobia, misogyny, racism, hatred, and fear.


Yes. I'm feeling all of those feelings, too.


Feeling the same. Sad, angry, disgusted, ashamed, not enough words to describe my feelings.


Totally feeling the same, as are most of my friends and relatives. I'm suffering from sadness and despair, and really want to feel hopeful again...like I did during the debates, and even just a few days ago.

Amy C

A real punch in the gut. Could not sleep. Cannot breathe. So scared for my friends/children/colleagues - heck, any and all of us who are the 'other' in this egotistical sociopath's eyes.
I know I'm supposed to say I'm ready to fight and I expect I will be, but right now it's just devastating to come to terms with the horror we'be unleashed on the world.

Stephanie VW

I can assure you that in my part of Canada today, everyone I met or spoke with seemed astonished, upset, and very worried. And it seems that sentiment is the same across our country. We are so sad for all of you who voted for, believed in, and enjoyed the hope and change that came in the last 8 years.


I feel as if I'm caught in a nightmare. Sick.

Kim Dean

I'm with you.


I haven't felt this sick over an election since the first one I really remember (Dating myself: Mondale/ Ferraro). I had a horrible sinking feeling early in the night and I've just felt shocked and unhappy since. My husband and I plan to renew our passports tomorrow (well begin) in case we need them in the next few years. Also I will continue to vote and though this idea comes from someone with whom I often disagree completely I believe the country to use an actual third (if not 4th) viable party. Here's hoping that we can elect someone else in 2020.


It feels like 1980 all over again, only much much worse. I haven't been able to turn on the news. My FB friends are all (but one) reeling and in despair. It feels like our US version of Brexit. Stupid, stupid, stupid.

Debbie Kuppusamy

We will be ok after awhile. I spent today crying and angry, though. It is up to us to continue to make our voices heard. I just hope we don't have to deal with his wife too much. From the Obama administration to this.... pray for us all


Right here with ya, my friend. Especially sad because of the impact this has on all our daughters. But taking great comfort in knowing that we aren't alone - most of the country does feel the same way!

Linda Piotrowski

I am in deep grief. Cannot sleep and am searching for ways to act. I refuse to let hate and bigotry win. I am so embarrassed for my country. I found some hope in the following. Watch and listen. I think it will move you to let go of the despair and being to move forward.


Ella’s Song
Composed by Bernice Johnson Reagon, copyright: Songtalk Publishing Co.

We who believe in freedom cannot rest
We who believe in freedom cannot rest until it comes

Until the killing of Black men, Black mothers’ sons
Is as important as the killing of White men, White mothers’ sons

And that which touches we most is that I had a chance to work with people
Passing on to others that which was passed on to me

To me young people come first, they have the courage where we fail
And if I can shed some light as they carry us through the gale

The older I get the better I know that the secret of my going on
Is when the reins are in the hand of the young who dare to run against the storm

Not needing to clutch for power, not needing the light just to shine on me
I need to be just one in the number as we stand against tyranny

Struggling myself don’t mean a whole lot I come to realize
That teaching others to stand up and fight is the only way my struggle survive

I’m a woman who speaks in a voice and I must be heard
At time I can be quite difficult, I’ll bow to no man’s word


I felt physically ill.


Onward and upward? My Dan is devastated. Never would have believed it could happen.


Kick in the gut.
(I call him the Flim-Flam Man.)

Robin F.

I feel like I did when Nixon won, and Regan and both Bushes. But we will survive and we must be vigilant in guarding our rights.


I am working hard to keep my heart from going black with rage. At the moment, cannot reconcile this.


Sorry. I'm going to unsubscribe if I can. I came here to read knitting posts. After I subscribed I thought I would browse the other posts you've done. Hopefully you can give him a chance to see how it comes out. Just watched a youtube about him and I knew nothing about all the information they shared...it was totally incredible what he has done and the media didn't mention this at all. If in about 4 years you are still that upset with him, then at least you can vote.


Everyone I've talked to feels the same way you do. We can't imagine how this happened. So how it happened I will never understand. Thanks for sharing your feelings. It helps to know that we are not alone in his.

Mary H

Thank you for sharing your feelings about the election. It's been a week of grief and tears for me. I also have enjoyed your posts about knitting and your beautiful family for years, but have never commented. ❤️

Kathode Ray Tube

Furious at the people who chose not to vote. Furious at the person who was elected and the people he will choose to lead the country. We must go on and hold our leaders accountable. And we must look out for those who are most vulnerable to hatred and discrimination.

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