I relearned a lesson last night: I’m entirely too old to stay up past midnight watching election returns. That said, at least I’m teaching a Government class today so I’ll just call that “lesson preparation.” Sounds more responsible that way.
There’s every reason to believe the next stages of whatever movement this is will be:
- Democrats will continue to support Executive Orders for their agenda while Obama still has his “pen and phone” the next couple months. Then they will be outraged when Trump uses the same process to begin undoing the ‘fundamental transformation” of the U.S.
- The mainstream media, whose stunning lack of curiosity the last eight years means we still don’t know anything about Obama’s college record, and very little about his mentors (Bill Ayers, “Reverend” Jeremiah Wright, etc) unless one has actively sought out such information through alternative means. (See why you’re dying, corporate media? Your hypocrisy and double standards for the two parties is a large part of why Trump is ascending to the White House. Chew on that for a while.)
- Dissent will once again be considered by Democrats the “highest form of patriotism,” instead of the last eight years where any dissent from Obama’s agenda automatically meant you were a ‘deplorable, racist, xenophobic bigot.’
- Any attempt to restart (or continue) the several investigations into Clinton, her Foundation, and other aspects of what is clearly a crime family syndicate will be labeled ‘demonizing your opponent,’ or an abuse of executive power. But it was OK to say George W. Bush should have been brought up on ‘war crimes‘ charges.
Yes. Yes, they do.
We now need to hold them to the standards they set the last eight-plus years. And yes, while I still have issues with The Donald’s tendency toward verbal diarrhea, he’s shown recently that he CAN control his tongue, at least for a while. So I wish him good luck in using all the expanded authority the Democrats created for the Presidency to smack the Left as hard as he can, all the while remembering that he’s only following precedent they set.
Perhaps a few years in the wilderness under such circumstances will bring the Democrats around to believing in limited Federal authority again. I have no idea what the next four years hold, but it will be amusing watching the Democrats walk back their positions on activist government now that they no longer control said government. It will also be interesting to watch a true outsider deal both with the opposition party, and the elements of the GOP who went #neverTrump and now look politically foolish.
As for Hillary: ding dong, the witch is (politically) dead, the wicked witch is dead!