I did not believe Donald Trump would win. But, granted, a lot of this was a choice to embrace calculated despair. I didn’t dare believe, after the last eight years, that there was any hope left to be had. I didn’t want to be let down again. I willfully dismissed any indication that Trump might pull it off as wishcasting because I simply did not wish to be disappointed.
I am pretty stunned that Ron Jonson and Pat Toomey held on in the senate; disappointed about Nevada though. I guess its Californication is complete.
On the plus side, my (often wrong) instinct on Trump is that as an old man with a large ego, he is going to be very focused on how history will remember him. I think this will make him focus on getting Big Things right; because he will want to be remembered as a Great President who did Bigly Things. Thus, I’m not concerned at all about what he might do for “LGBTQXYYZ People” because despite its exaggerated importance in the media, gay rights are little things, historically speaking.
On the minus side, Donald Trump is a de facto Independent who ran as president under a Republican label. Mike Bloomberg pulled the same stunt in NYC; but NYC seemed to like him OK, even with his loony positions on soft drinks and gun control. He has the opposition not just of Democrats, but also the Republican Establishment, the Mega Banks, and all the Democrat-Media Complex. His task will not be an easy one. Not to mention, the embedded Obamacrat operatives throughout the Federal Bureaucracy who will be working to sabotage him at every turn.
BTW: Here’s the list of 23 celebrities and sort-of celebrities who promised to leave the country if Trump won. I will be surprised if even 1 of these overprivileged airheads even follows through. But I hope I am wrong.