What I Think, Political StyleThe Votepocalypse is upon us!
Because: a) early voting has begun across the country and b) no matter what happens November 8th a large group of people will think the end of the world is upon us.
Think being the key word. There are a lot of misnomers in this campaign.
- That the presidency is some sort of ramrod
And of course the Current Occupant has faced a bad decision the last 6 years. He can either sit around the Oval Office waiting for Congress to do something other than try to repeal his signature healthcare plan or expand the boundaries of his power until one (or both) of the other two branches pushes back.
I believe, if elected, Mr. Trump will be disappointed when he realizes the President is actually not as powerful as a lot of CEOs.
- That the makeup of our economy can be "rolled back"
Even if the factories that moved overseas come back, the jobs of the past won't. Automation has spread through the manufacturing world. Advances in robotics and logistics have raised the skills needed to work in those plants and reduced the number of people needed.
- That "the rich" have enough money to solve our economic woes
- That better background checks and gun registration will stop terrorism and lead to gun confiscations
Sadly, the Republican, Democrat,, and alt-right cartels have managed to reduce a lot of people to sheep. And they did it by telling people, "If you believe us, heart and soul, you'll be the only ones who aren't sheep." Neat trick.
So gather your pitchforks and torches. If your "side" loses rage against the night. And if your "side" wins, and other chase you, point ahead while yelling, "There he goes! Follow me!"
(But really don't do any of that. You have far more in common with the people you despise on the Net or in your community than any of us have with the folks running for office.)