Well, this is absolutely bizarre. Donald Trump is going to be your next President.
There were very few people who saw this coming. In fact, many people thought Hillary Clinton would run away with this election. And yet, Clinton suffered a precipitous fall in the minds and hearts of the American people, and it shows.
Not only did Trump defeat Clinton in what was an incredibly improbable victory, but the Republican party now has almost a monopoly on American politics.
Everything Obama did will be undone.
The last time there was something this shocking to happen to the Democrats was when incumbent President Jimmy Carter lost in an absolute landslide to challenger Ronald Reagan. I will not compare Trump to Reagan in temperament, behavior, or national defense strength. To be honest, I will not compare him to Reagan in any respect other than what I've discussed above.
The Republicans will hold power in the executive branch, the legislative branch, and the judicial branch after Trump's Supreme Court nominee is pushed through. Additionally, Republicans lead in state governments, with the Republicans holding more governor offices and more state legislatures.
In the first 100 days, the Republicans will probably look to build upon the proposals to repeal and replace Obamacare. That will be only the beginning.
Millennials will become young professionals during a time of Republican Revolution.
I think this is going to be interesting. There are portions of this that young people exiting college will enjoy and portions they will absolutely hate. On the one hand, when Republicans have led previously, taxes have gone down and job creators have had more incentives to create jobs.
If Trump follows that pathway, educated young people will likely see more job opportunities and will be able to keep more of their salaries than they would be able to currently.
On the flip side, people have already begun projecting the bursting of the student loan bubble. Forgiving student loans of making college tuition-free isn't going to even be a consideration.
We will return to the days where Americans won't have the ability to rely on government to solve problems, but they may, collectively, have more at their disposals to solve their problems on their own, particularly within the younger generation.
A vastly different Republican Party for the 21st Century
Change in the Republican party was inevitable. Some changes you'll probably see sooner rather than later will be who remains as Speaker of the House and Senate Majority Leader.
Furthermore, we will see populist ideology continue to gain prominence in the party while the Republicans will likely move away from small-government solutions, and from the brand of true conservatism popularized during the Reagan era.
We will see more divisiveness, particularly among millennials. This is what scares me most. Our country has already been divided, with minorities feeling as though their voices are being shrouded.
I can't imagine what this result will make them feel like and you can be sure, the blowback won't be conducive toward mending the divide.