Tuesday, November 15, 2016
My Thoughts A week After Election Day
Today marks a week since Donald Trump won the presidential election over Hillary Clinton. It shocked me and many, many others. I'm not going to lie to you, it hurts and has caused me a couple of sleepless nights. It's hard to imagine how many polls got it wrong!
That being said, I was never a Hillary or Bernie fan; I didn't think either one could have won a widespread national election. For those who remember, I was an early supporter of Martin O'Malley's candidacy.
I think the lack of enthusiasm for Hillary and the last minute James Comey self-injection doomed her. The millennial, black and Bernie support wasn't there as it was assumed to be. As a result, overall voter turnout, I believe, is down from 2012. That said, it's amazing that Clinton won the popular vote, which still continues to climb, by nearly 1 million votes over Trump.
I do believe that there will be widespread voter regret coming when Trumpsters realize that absolutely nothing the man campaigned on will come to throughition. He's not going to build a wall, he's not going to deport 10 million people, he's not going to ban Muslims, he's not going to grow the economy by 4-5% and you will not be able to renegotiate trade deals or eliminate our partnerships in NATO or other foreign alliances. This that tell you otherwise are lying.
Elections have consequences beyond who is elected President. Unfortunately, most of the electorate only votes once every 4 years and never think of the overall big picture.
People want jobs and a strong economy but they also want clean air and clean water. People want Social Security Medicare and Medicaid and equal rights, distributed to all not just a few. Unfortunately, the assaults on those programs, the environment and personal liberties has already begun.
Trump has a lot of legal issues of his own and he isn't the most honest person in the world. I go as far as to say that he is more dishonest than he and everybody else thought Hillary to be.
Before Michael Moore stated it, I said to others that I thought (think) that you'll see Mike Pence as president by the end of the 2018 due to the many Trump conflicts of interest and legal issues.
That's my rant on the subject and God help us all because we don't have a shovel big enough to get us out from underneath this shit-pile that's waiting to be dumped on all of us.