Michael Moore said it could happen. Donald Trump said it would happen. It did. He was elected President of the United States in a cliff-hanger that played out to the bitter end. My wife and I watched it but gave up in disgust at 2:30 AM ET. It was a classic example of how conservatives have taken over this country…again. I guess memories of the George W. Bush eight cataclysmic years have faded into the combination of I hate Obama and the establishment.
I didn’t really want Clinton; Bernie Sanders would have suited me much more, and apparently the other progressives out there. Not certain, but would bet that many of Bernie’s supporters voted for Trump because both stood for change, although the former’s revolution makes tons more sense than whatever the Donald’s idea of make America great again is. But now we have him and we must do the best with what the rural U.S. has given us.
I do think we have to give the man a chance even though thousands like me do not agree with anything he espouses. You can bet that Bernie sanders and Elizabeth Warren will form a duo of oversight for the Trump administration, with an eye on every move he makes. Considering the number of Republicans that failed to support the new President-elect, this should be a very interesting next few months in the Congress, considering its favorability rating is only 20%.