So, half the population got conned by Trump. But we (the left-leaning Americans) may actually get the last laugh.
I've watched the situation closely for the past week and listened to Trump in the 60 Minutes interview and other sources, and although he'll surround himself with lobbyists and republican hasbeens, he seems to realize that his changes will come slowly and what he said to obtain votes is not quite the same thing as what reality will permit.
The first Supreme Court nomination will produce a 5-4 court, but it will take more than that to overturn the current law of the land.
He'll settle for a fence in some places instead of a wall, and perhaps most important:
Many of his idiot supporters will feel betrayed by his statements last night about being and all-inclusive president and a uniter rather than a divider. His goons had taken his words to give them permission to intimidate and harass minorities and immigrants, and last night in public on a widely viewed form he took it all back.
Yeah, if I was one of those guys hiding in the woods with a bunch of guns I'd definitely feel betrayed.
Some sources suggest that there's more going on than Soro's demonstrations in the cities and I believe it. A guy in Missouri whose company sells solar and wind power equipment is overwhelmed with calls. Righties and lefties want to get off the grid in contemplation of disaster.
But disaster has been promised dozens of times in this country and I'm too optimistic to believe that this will actually be the end. I just can't imagine becoming a full-blown prepper.
Not that it isn't a good idea to stockpile necessities whenever possible, but there are limits. Medication and gasoline to name two.
I'd really like to see an account of how people are getting by day-to-day in Greece and Venezuela and other countries with runaway inflation and unemployment. But that isn't new in history and their worlds haven't ended.
I think the Chinese own too much of the US of A to cause serious instability and the Russians can't afford war with the West any more than we can. Putin causes problems in his part of the world but that's been going on there for centuries.
So, not that I have a choice anyway but I'll willing to wait and see how Trump handles the situation. Seems like filling the West Wing came to a surprise to him and we'll see what else he wasn't expecting, but one man, even the president isn't all powerful.
So for me, for now, it's life as usual.