Surprises can be valuable. Even the Trumpites were surprised by the election victory. CNN, as I recall, quoted a “senior Trump campaign source” early on election night who said it would “take a miracle” to win. Meanwhile, liberals are in shock or despair. Everyone is a bit flummoxed. So what happens next?
The reaction to surprises is a very interesting and important thing to watch. There's two main paths people take.
1) try to work out why you were surprised. What did you miss? What didn't you pay attention to? What could you do differently next time?
2) struggle to reconcile events with your previous view so you retain as much of the preexisting narrative or perspective as possible.
People generally go the second route, and so they learn little or nothing from events. As Weick and Sutcliffe put it in their book Managing the Unexpected,
The moral is that perceptions of the unexpected are fleeting. When people are interrupted, they tend to be candid about what happened for a short period of time, and then they get their stories straight in ways that justify their actions and protect their reputations. And when official stories get straightened out, learning stops…In that brief interval between surprise and successful normaling lies one your few opportunities to discover what you don't know.
In all the reactions to the election, all the pieces of analysis and journalism and commentary, decide for yourself whether they are going route 1 or route 2.