Welp, it is what it is.
But with our First Amendment rights, we can still choose to express our frustration, outrage, or bewilderment with political decisions.
One of the oldest and most entertaining ways to do so is the art of the political cartoon.
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And mere hours after the results of the U.S. election have been announced, these are the first to emerge:
The first political cartoons after the election
The saddest photo I've seen today. 💔🗽
#PrayforUSA #PrayForTheWorld #trump #electionnight #ElectionFinalThoughts… https://t.co/IlQRxM0IcN
America's new President - political cartoon gallery https://t.co/WGKuFNTAO3
Cc @globalcartoons https://t.co/ge0YGRzULI
A Republican nightmare! - political cartoon gallery https://t.co/HxmkOROkLS
Not only Clinton lost. https://t.co/yjSpyNl8c4
Trump wins - Is it great news for cartoonists? - political cartoon gallery https://t.co/Vk6YCRi7OF
A cartoon by Paul Noth. See more cartoons with our randomizer: https://t.co/26wvZfMcOo https://t.co/4zV3g7oaEr
Good Morning America by David Rowe - political cartoon galleryh https://t.co/MC2Yvb8a6d
11/09 Mike Luckovich: OMG https://t.co/HWY5C3baLv https://t.co/64TFF4OYut
Trumped! By Christian Adams - political cartoon gallery https://t.co/tAxrIEycD7