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Trump Wins — Time to End the Republican Civil War

That means everyone has to eat a little humble pie, those of us on the winning side and those of us who saw Donald Trump as a threat to our country and our party. That said, one thing must be stipulated. Donald Trump did something absolutely extraordinary and unique in the history of American politics, maybe of all politics.  With practically every power source in our country aligned against him, including many of the leaders and thinkers of his own party, he won the presidency of the United States without ever having served in an office of any kind.

That, we all know, is unprecedented -- big time.

As I type this, I am listening to Trump's victory speech. It is quite good and it is gracious.  It has no hint of vindictiveness. The first thing he talked about was fixing our inner cities. And he made it in front of American flags, not Greek columns.

So with that, it's "sayonara" from the Mad Voter.  The election is over -- so no more votes (for now).  I'm not going away, however.  I'll be back at my old popsicle stand here at PJM, keeping my eye on Donald Trump.  After all, I have been one of his ardent supporters. If he screws up, it's on me... well, not just me, but you know what I mean.

Roger L. Simon is an award-winning novelist, Academy Award-nominated screenwriter and co-founder of PJ Media.  His latest book is I Know Best:  How Moral Narcissism Is Destroying Our Republic, If  It Hasn't Already.