A few things I find…curious….
American Communist Party
Why are democrats for Russia when it is communist and against Russia when it isn’t? I understand this isn’t absolutely always the case…but still… During communism FDR loved Uncle Joe. After communism Bill Clinton expanded NATO to the east, Obama went to Ukraine and challenged Russia in Syria, Hillary demonized Russia and went full-blown McCarthy.
A Vote For Trump: Was it a Vote Against the Establishment?
Who knows? What is clear is that for many Trump voters, they believe it to be true.
So, what’s the worst that can happen? Trump supporters were right. Sounds, perhaps, counterintuitive…but if Trump actually is anti-establishment he will work for anti-establishment things and continue to receive the support of the “deplorables.” Not a terrible outcome, but not the best outcome. Why? This way Trump improves faith in the office; he makes way for an even more forceful leader to follow him.
The best outcome? When push comes to shove on the economy or foreign policy, Trump does all the same crony stuff: support the banks, start new wars, etc. Trump will offer a good dousing on the shrinking pool of those who believe elections matter.
Trump is Bad, But Clinton Would Have Been Worse
Many, including me, believe this to be true. We could be right…we could be wrong. We will not have any way to know for sure.
My litmus test is war with Russia. I believe Clinton would have kept pushing the US closer to war with Russia. I might be wrong, but I highly doubt it. Given this…if we don’t have nuclear war with Russia during Trump’s term, I will claim to have been right.
And if we do have nuclear war with Russia during Trump’s term…well, no one will be able to say “bionic, I told you so.” So, I have made a pretty safe call on this one.
Recounts and Elector Revolts
Wouldn’t it be something if, one way or another, Trump doesn’t get sworn in on January 20? The fallout would be even more severe than if Trump gets in and turns out to be as crony as every president before him
Juicy. Something to savor.