Hillary Clinton’s concession speech didn’t make anyone feel any better, sorry

Wednesday was supposed to be a decent day — Clinton would be the president-elect, Trump would be proven wrong, and everyone could just get along with their lives. But now we can’t just “get along” because more than half of white women voted for Donald Trump. America is officially more divided than some people realized, and Hillary Clinton’s concession speech proves many people really underestimated just how deep racism, misogyny, and, well, stupidity, run.

You have to hand it to her for not just throwing shit from the podium, shrieking, “Are you fucking kidding me?” She was supposed to throw a party in New York City and talk about breaking glass ceilings and progress (for some, which you should read about here), but instead had to wake up Wednesday morning and tell everyone she’s sorry.

Speaking to her campaign staff, Clinton really did apologize, first and foremost for losing. “I know how disappointed you feel, because I feel it too. And so do tens of millions of Americans who invested their hopes and dreams in this effort. This is painful, and it will be for a long time,” she said. If anyone knows how to lose gracefully, it’s Hillary Clinton. She’s a pro at conceding elections.

But she did hold it together and kept it pretty freaking classy, FWIW. People hate on Clinton for seeming power hungry and sneaky and all that shit, which may be true (seriously, it doesn’t matter anymore). But her concession was gracious and generous. Instead of contesting Tuesday night’s results, she called Trump and congratulated him. Because (at least in public) being the president is bigger than your own petty agenda. She said in her speech:

“[My campaign] was about the country we love and building an America that is hopeful, inclusive, and big-hearted. We have seen that our nation is more deeply divided than we thought. But I still believe in America, and I always will. And if you do, then we must accept this result and then look to the future. Donald Trump is going to be our president. We owe him an open mind and the chance to lead.”

Who the hell wants to do that? Not me.

Clinton added that she thinks the American Dream is “big enough for everyone.” She said, “For people of all races, and religions, for men and women, for immigrants, for LGBT people, and people with disabilities. For everyone.” On the campaign trail, that sort of lip service works. On the day after voting Donald Trump into the White House, it sounds like a bunch of BS.

So, if you want to feel better, don’t listen to Clinton’s concession speech. Or at least not yet.