Perhaps it’s wishful thinking, but we at Briefing really do think there’s plenty to be thankful for that came out of this rollercoaster of an election season.

Birdie Sanders may not be rejoining us, and Sarah Palin won’t be joining Donald Trump’s administration any time soon — which eliminates the fun times Tina Fey would guarantee us on SNL. But we might have the makings of a late night comedy Golden Era upon us, as we all wait and see how Trump intends to “Make America Great Again.”

Here are five other things we’re thankful for as Trump leaves the campaign trail, and begins to set an agenda for the Oval Office:

Trump’s hair



While Hillary Clinton’s pantsuits will be sorely missed by some, it’s Trump’s hair that we’ll be focused on as he enters Washington, D.C. It’s an important issue many pundits have been speculating about — will it actually survive Inauguration Day? Or will The Donald be forced to wear one of his trademark red hats during speeches delivered outside of the White House?

Regardless, it gives us one family-friendly subject to bring up over the dinner table for a period to come.

Tax cuts for everyone!

Flickr/Tax Credits

Flickr/Tax Credits

Sure, maybe the “top one-tenth” of one percent in America stands to get richer with the election of Donald Trump — but guess what? We all get to keep more of our money. That’s right!

A Tax Policy Center study cited by Buzzfeed News recently shows that average Americans can look forward to being $1,600 richer under rule by the Trump administration.

The Constitution provides checks and balances

Wikimedia Commons

Wikimedia Commons

Whether or not he likes it, Trump wouldn’t be able to rule with an iron fist even if he tried. The U.S. Constitution is one of the greatest living documents ever to exist, and provides a system of checks and balances to make sure no one man has all that power.

And from the looks lot things, he is actually starting to fill important Cabinet positions with a diverse range of people — including some Democrats on the left.

You could always move to the Republic of California!

Flickr/N i c o l a

Flickr/N i c o l a

Hey. If things just don’t work out, and it gets a little too “Mad Men” 1950’s America for you, there’s a serious movement under way to secede in California. It’s a place where tax and spend is a way of life, industry is strongly regulated, and almost every city is highly educated.

Of course if Hillary Clinton had won, Texas would be the place threatening to withdraw now. Regardless …you have options!