Edgar Allen Beem’s column about the electorate’s emotional breakdown (The Universal Notebook: “5 stages of election grief”) seems to me to be a classic example of journalism’s liberal arrogance and condescension.
Instead of pointing out the elitism and misuse of the “politics of identity” deployed by the losing side, he invents (with a rhetorical device) a theory of catastrophe that may descend on the nation. This may assuage his fear and grief, but it does not get him a “trophy for losing.”
Wake up and smell the coffee. We “deplorables” like it.