Monday, November 14, 2016

Think before you vote

Well, it's a little late for that now, those of you who voted for Donald Trump.  You know who you are.  The questions:  when will the first of them realize that they made a mistake, and how long will it take for widespread voter's remorse to set in?

Catherine Rampell, in the Washington Post:  Americans have voted for Trumpism - let them have it

Some excerpts are below.
American voters — or at least, half of them — wanted something different than what many of us expected they’d want. A man with the endorsements of zero national newspapers and zero living presidents, who lost all three debates, and who 61 percent of exit-poll respondents said was unqualified to be president, has won the presidency.
As a writer, I have always believed in the power of words. This election, and the parallel media echo chambers that have encased it, have shaken that belief. We writers can preach to the choir, but our chances of converting anyone outside our house of worship have narrowed.
And also to let him try and fail to keep sick Americans from “dying on the streets” and prevent health-care prices from spiraling out of control, while simultaneously shredding Obamacare’s coverage and cost provisions. Let him twist in the wind as he struggles to define the vague “something terrific” that will replace the Affordable Care Act.

And also watch him try and fail to close the deficit while simultaneously implementing a $7 trillion tax cut without any spending offsets.

She's not very optimistic about this the prospect for the next President, is she?

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