The people were looking for an anti-establishment candidate, which I would believe and even laud if it wasn’t for the overwhelming reelection of total establishment incumbents like John McCain and Chuck Schumer. So where does this leave us?
I have been pondering this all night (literally I slept barely a couple of hours and lest you forget I have a 3 year old who will be waking up soon, it is going to be a rough day)
So I have been thinking of worst case scenarios, and I am inclined to think selfishly given that it is what my fellow Americans chose last night, selfish, narcissistic, megalomania. Worst case scenarios how does this affect me, my family right here in this house?
If President Trump sweeps in day one and completely dismantles Obamacare, how does that affect me?
Not at all really.
If President Trump is able to build that wall, how will this affect me?
Not at all.
If President Trump and his Congress are able to revamp the tax code so that it further skews toward the top earners, how does that affect me?
Again, not really very much.
If President Trump tears apart NATO in an effort to allay with Russian, how does that affect me?
Nope not much (cheaper vodka?).
If President Trump returns us to an outmoded 20th century business and manufacturing practice of total disregard for the environment and perpetual rape of natural resources?
This hits a little closer to home as I have long felt that we were on the wrong track when it comes to being responsible stewards of our collective home. It does put an undue burden on my daughters to clean up the mess that Baby Boomers have created for us all. Although we were pretty much here already.
If President Trump allows roving bands of white supremacist thugs to run rough shod over the country side, how does this affect me personally here in this house?
Not very much, but it will have an enormous impact on people I love and care for so this, then begs a response. What does one do on the eve of Kristallnacht do I pack my bags and run for the border (fuck there’s that wall), Do I pick up arms and resist (dude I'm 50 and not built for that shit), or do I go along to get along?
This is when the hard choices will need to be made. I heard someone, in the lead up to election night, say that collectively the American people are smart and that he wouldn’t worry if we did elect Donald Trump. And I sincerely hope that he is right although anyone who knows me at all knows that I do not believe this.