- Congress will resume its role in providing oversight to the executive branch and rediscover its power of the purse.
- Democrats in congress and the press will amp up defense of the senate filibuster.
- Democrats in congress and the press will (re)discover the problems with executive orders and actions. Expect to hear opposition to "an imperial presidency."
- Hillary Clinton will receive a pardon in January 2017 - either from President Obama, or from President-Elect Trump after the inauguration.
p.s. One bit of good news about the presidential results: In 2017, we will be able to oppose the President's policies without being labeled a racist or a sexist.