ELECTIONS

Michael Goodwin: Dear liberals, start practicing the empathy you preach

Passersby stop for a selfie with a heavily-armed New York City police officer at the main, Fifth Avenue entrance to Trump Tower, Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2016, in New York. For nearly the entire week since he became president-elect, Donald Trump has been holed up in the tower, his gilded New York skyscraper.

Passersby stop for a selfie with a heavily-armed New York City police officer at the main, Fifth Avenue entrance to Trump Tower, Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2016, in New York. For nearly the entire week since he became president-elect, Donald Trump has been holed up in the tower, his gilded New York skyscraper.  (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

Elections have consequences and an obvious one now is your distress. Your grief over Hillary Clinton’s defeat is understandable, but your rage over Donald Trump’s victory is not.

Yet instead of searching for the reasons, you embarrass the city by booing Mike Pence at “Hamilton.” You screech over Trump’s personnel picks and reflexively smear people you don’t know. Too often, your argument is “Shut up.”

You are playing with fire by hardening the very polarization you decry. Please stop before you burn down the American house.

By all means, mourn Clinton’s loss and the probability that you will never again see her name on a ballot. Her concession speech felt like “goodbye” and someone else will shatter the final glass ceiling.

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Michael Goodwin is a Fox News contributor and New York Post columnist.