Thursday, 10 November 2016

more on the Trump victory

I wasn't going to write another post on Trump but I couldn't help it because there was simply more to say. You see, Michael Moore hit the nail on the head and you can read his reasoning in the link below.

Clearly the "Angry White Man" vote came out in droves plus the people who didn't trust or like Hillary Clinton and perhaps were disenthused with Bernie's derailment stayed away or voted third party. That is why this man-child is going to be president for the next four years.

But I do still have hope that there will be reform ahead because the American people are resourceful, intelligent and decent. I think they just have to stop making elections about things like race, religion, abortion, guns and immigration and they need to go back and focus on infrastructure, health care and the economy. The hatred that has built up over this election is greater than anything I have ever witnessed and is akin to a type of social war built along rural-urban lines which reflect the lifestyle and beliefs of the relative populations. But this is no way to run a country or vote for a president.

Voting for change is all well and good but would you switch mechanics and have your car repaired by someone who has never done it before? For this is what Americans have ostensibly done. The fallacy is that Trump is a successful businessman when in fact he leaves a trail of failed ventures and settled lawsuits that number in the thousands.

No this was clearly a protest vote and rejection of the way Washington is run. The downtrodden don't like elitists telling them things and not delivering and they are unhappy with what the global economic downturn has done to their lives. Donald Trump has only helped their ills by doing his business abroad like everyone else.

Once people realize this is not the man to do it, the sleeves will be rolled up and the real change must begin. They might want to start by reforming the electoral college.

Instead of "Making America Great Again" let's settle for a new slogan in "As Little Damage as Possible Please!".

http://michaelmoore.com/trumpwillwin/

1 comment:

  1. This morning I'm feeling pretty distraught over the election. At least under Obama's administration we had him in the White House, a Supreme Court that seemed relatively responsible, and the Fed which seems to be doing its best. Now we have an entirely different situation.

    The Republicans (many of whom espouse Tea Party-like messaging) have control of the House, Senate, and White House. They will undoubtedly promote a Supreme Court justice that supports their policies, and rumors are circulating that they may upend the Fed.

    I seem to be obsessed with following the latest news, unable to let go and move on. I heard that Trump will be featured on tonight's 60 Minutes. At first I thought that I must plan to watch it. But now I think the healthier option for me is to tune out, maybe go see a movie. Anything but watch that Humpty Dumpty strut and preen.

    I have plans to join the TDoR event in San Francisco next Sunday. I think it's more important than ever for us to join as a community, stand tall, and show the world that we're all in this together. It's not a zero sum game. 1 + 1 can very well be, and should be, greater than 2.

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