However, another big thing we feared: the prominence of right wing and alt right media rising up and becoming mainstream, has actually led to a sort of purging of those personalities. Between the public shaming and firing of Milo Yiannopolous, Bill O'Reilly, Roger Ailes, and to a certain extent Tomi Lahren (though her situation is a bit more complex), we've seen them fall so fast and so hard. Because the spotlight is on them, every shitty thing they do also follows them into the limelight.
In addition, the rest of the media is able to also put a spotlight on how incompetent the GOP is and publically shame them as well since they are the ones in full control. We can see this in the hundreds of town hall meetings that have Republican Reps being berated by their own conservative constituents, or the devastating denial of the reformed healthcare bill proposed by Paul Ryan that the GOP apparently has been working on for the better half of a decade. All shit, and now Republicans know it too.
So if there's any silver lining to this administration, it's that maybe in 2-4 years we'll be able to make it out as a better nation? Is it worth the countless lives that are being destroyed. I don't think so, but this is the only optimistic thought I can have during this time.
Edit: I formally apologized. This was definitely a stupid assertion and question and I regret asking it and am sorry to those I offended.
Well damn, you guys are right. I suppose living in my naive bubble I haven't directly felt the impact of a Trump administration so despite being against it I haven't felt the true weight and magnitude of this administrations actions and the longterm consequences it holds.
And this is true too. :(