Politics in 2016

It's been nearly eight years since I was super pumped about an election year. A lot's changed since then, both personally and in the world (and nation). Here are some things I'd like to share with you about Politics in 2016.
  1. You will always find a poll that tells you exactly what you want.
  2. You will always find "research" that agrees with how you see things.
  3. Nothing on the internet dies.
  4. You will never change a heart or mind by yelling online.
  5. You will always be able find a meme that wildly oversimplifies a stance of a candidate.
  6. You will look back on what you posted in an election year and regret it. Every time.
  7. You will forget there are better ways to spend your time than debating in a Facebook comment thread.
  8. You will always be able to find someone who exemplifies the worst part of your candidate's opponent.