Obviously there are a lot of promises Trump made that are not going to happen because reality gets in the way.
I just want to know if his supporters will even notice that he’s abandoning his promises.
I think he carried a lot of the upper midwest because the economic recovery mostly missed them. Trump promised to bring back jobs . . . and they fell for it like a promised payout from Prince Uchenna Mbarga of Lagos Nigeria. Trump’s plan for bringing back jobs? Tax cuts for the rich, and deregulation, the same old GOP mantras.
So the “best case” scenario is that Trump is the entry point whereby the most reactionary elements of the Republican party are going to take complete control of the US for the next four years.
I’ve been having a hard time grappling with the realization that the Trump victory isn’t just going to be four years of hell - it’ll usher in changes to this country (in particular what happens to the Supreme Court) that will mean it’ll be fucked up for the rest of my life.
In the end the biggest winner here is the media, who, regardless of what else happens, will have four years of gibbering nonsense to fuel the 24-hour news cycle. By the end all the satirists will have either given up or worked themselves to exhaustion (assuming Trump doesn’t manage to do something to freedom of the press, which he probably won’t).
I think you mean the biggest winner is the media that idolises Trump will be the winner. Everyone who has ever said a nasty thing about him is about to be sued. bigly. The media outlets that survive will no longer be showing news, just propaganda about how great everything in america is and how the rest of the world is a bunch of meanies.Sigh.
[quote=“Katryn, post:31, topic:89109”]Everyone who has ever said a nasty thing about him is about to be sued. bigly.
[/quote]Well, the lawyers will certainly come out ahead. It seems like any such suit will be one of those where the winner just so happens to have deeper pockets. Maybe Trump will finally end up touching money that he definitely shouldn’t?
Gee, thanks, I thought I already had encompassed the scale of this tragedy.
Reagan was such a gigantic f-up that they named an airport after him and - this is literally true - American schoolchildren are taught that he was a great patriot and hero.
It appears that having one of the most immoral and expensive regimes in American history makes you get written up as an icon of moral purity and financial restraint.
So now, not only do I have to deal with 8 years of arrogant posturing from the White House while unsupervised Republican plutocrat worshippers loot the country, I have the prospect of future generations thinking President Camacho Trump was the bestest ever to look forward to.