- The Washington Times - Friday, January 20, 2017

ANALYSIS/OPINION:

For progressive snowflakes, it’s all about feelings, and liberal online news site Vox wants to both track and validate them.

“Inauguration Day emotion tracker: share your feelings, and we’ll tell you where you stand with others,” their headline read, asking: “How many others feel like you right now?”

The poll asks readers to submit five emotions, and then Vox will grid them by level of happiness and intensity. According to the site, you can come back and refresh the results all day, so you know, you don’t feel alone.

When you click on the emotion box, the first five emotions listed are “unhappy” “sad” “terrible” “helpless” and “afraid.” I actually had to scroll down more than half the feed to find even neutral adjectives like “awed” or “untroubled.” “Happy” was the last feeling listed.

According to the tracker, my happy emotions were in the minority. Of the 8,018 people who submitted 25,841 emotions so far, the majority feel “sad.”

Oh, little snowflakes. That’s too bad. Even Hillary Clinton mustered a smile at the swearing in of Donald J. Trump as president. At least you can be reverent of our nation’s peaceful transfer of power — there’s no other country on earth like ours.

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