What to say other than “I was wrong again!” I need to take this moment to acknowledge to Doug Holmes and Roger Sahni (two unrelenting Trumpsters) that they were right!
The United States has had its own Brexit moment. Virtually every pollster in the country was wrong. Pierce Wire was wrong. The main stream media is in a state of apoplexy. The sky is falling!
I have friends who think the world has just ended, and all that is left is for us to mop up the debris.
OK, people, slow down!
We have a Republican Congress and Donald Trump. We have two years (at least) to implement meaningful tax reform (which, if done properly, will generate hundreds of thousands of new jobs here in the U.S.) and to repeal and replace Obamacare. And yes (to all those nattering nabobs who say the Republicans do not have a viable health care plan) we do have a great way forward. Click here to see it.
Let there be no end of celebration in acknowledgement of the fact that we have just staved off a liberal bias to the Supreme Court that would have discarded the Constitution to the dustbin of relevance had Hillary won this election.
Will there be a new wall and will Mexico pay? I doubt it, but frankly, in the overall scheme of things, it makes for amusing theater. Trump expresses himself horribly. But if one really listens, he will stand by people of all races, colors, and creeds. All they need to do is be in the United States legally. Sounds like a fair trade to me.
Will we abandon our commitments to our allies? No.
Will Donald Trump start a nuclear war? I mean, are there people who actually believe that nonsense?
Will Trump endeavor to be a President to all Americans, as he said he would do in his victory speech? He is a narcissist, but I actually take him at his word on that front.
Will we finally have a President who will call Islamic Terrorism by its name? Thank God, yes.
Will he keep saying things that make you cringe? Probably.
Will he really tear up our trade agreements? I don’t know. I suspect he will instruct our trade negotiators to obtain concessions that he can point to as having fulfilled some kind of promise. Time will tell.
Will he work with Congress to address the deficit? I believe he will.
Will we be in a “better place” two years from January? I believe we will.
Will he delegate? Yes. VP elect Pence will probably have a really interesting job; one worth more than a warm bucket of spit.
Will Giuliani, Christie, Gingrich, Dr. Ben Carson, and other loyalists end up in D.C.? Yes.
I was disappointed in Hillary not giving a speech last night, but both she and the President took the high road today. Let’s see if it lasts.
I hope the democrats behave with grace. The President has been most un-presidential of late. He played the race card on Trump. Now, on January 20, he has to stand with him and be part of a peaceful transition of power. It is the quintessential American moment, made all the more striking by this strange election year.
Who knows, maybe Trump will lean over and ask him if he has his birth certificate with him!
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