Vox introduces Eric Raymond’s open letter to the Democrats as follows:

ESR writes one in the faint hope they will react reasonably and learn from their unexpected defeat:

Ok, now that I’ve stopped laughing – tempered by the fact that no matter how much I *knew* things would not be the walkover Democrats expected the morning of November 8th, that things were still uncertain as to victory – let’s get to the term “Unexpected”.
It’s been an ongoing meme for the last eight years every time a failure predicted by those opposing a Democrat policy came about, to snark about it by mentioning that it was “unexpected.”
Health insurance costs rose? “Unexpectedly” – and so forth. Amazing how often the “unexpected” came about – and if you only listen to the left, it *is* unexpected.
It’s worth reading the comments at Vox’s, and at Eric’s article, but it’s also worth noting here that the left has been living in a bubble for years.