upended the two most stable democracies in the world“Stable” can mean “stagnant.”
a supremely talented demagogue who created an authoritarian cult with unapologetically neo-fascist rhetoric.It’s like Andrew Jackson, Abraham Lincoln or FDR never happened.
This is now Trump’s America. He controls everything from here on forward.… and Obama?
He has won this campaign in such a decisive fashion that he owes no one anything.It was a close election, and he owes “we, the people.”
He will seek unforgiving revenge on those who dared to oppose him.… Did we elect Trump or Albert Anastasia?
he can pick a new Supreme Court justice who will make Antonin Scalia seem like a milquetoast.Shocking.
They will likely build a propaganda machine more powerful than Fox and Breitbart/facepalms
The only sliver of hope is that his promises cannot be kept.All of them can be kept. Tax rates are one part of America’s problem, another is the Federal Executive’s metastasizing, lawmaking bureaucracy. Social Security is a Ponzi scheme; Chile has a private retirement system that works quite well. We can create jobs.
But hope fades in turn when you realize how absolute and total his support clearly is./facepalms
And so there will have to be scapegoats — media institutions, the Fed, the “global conspiracy” of bankers and Davos muckety-mucksAll of whom will do better to cooperate with Trump than not.
his rankly anti-Semitic closing adHuh?
doubtless civilians who will be targeted by his ranks of followers/facepalms
And then there will be a terror attackQUELLE SURPRISE!!
there will be a clash between police and largely black protestors after another unarmed black man is shot.(Nostradamus, thou shouldst be living at this hour!) The Dallas police chief said it: “if you’re black, and you want black patrolmen, join us.”
Then he will reinstate Guantánamo and capture prisoners and torture them until the truth he wants is extracted.A hard line against Islamic jihadi terror is perhaps the best way to secure Muslims in America. Everyone else living here wants to feel secure.
the institutions he will have to destroy to achieve what he wants — an independent Department of JusticeBWAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!
our scientific institutions, and what’s left of free thought in our colleges and universities.Ah, yes, precious little of that Left. Pardon the pun. And what did Eisenhower say about “the scientific-technological elite”? We’re far down that road following Presidents Sullivan boot-licks.
We will need to march peacefully on the streets… nonviolent civil disobedience.BWAHAHAHAHA!! To do that, you’d really need to destroy the Left!
We must transcend racial and religious divisionWhatever you do, don’t call Obama.
we will have to resist partisanship.Resist partisanship, reverse gravity, push the toothpaste back in the tube. Whatever it takes!
In a country which just elected and re-elected a black president — whose grace feels now almost painful to recall/facepalms
Someone saw it coming a long time ago:George Washington did not want us to have political parties. He lived just before the age of a Loyal Opposition. Something the Democrats never quite mastered.
A country designed to resist tyranny has now embraced it.A country fed up with a worthless, even dangerous, political class has hired the strongest man available, a man with no military experience, whose power is one entirely of personality, to clean its public house. A man with riches, unimaginable in Washington’s day, to return to, who needs no more. Bless him, and all who follow him.