Wednesday, February 8, 2017

'It's like a bad movie'

Or a nightmare from which we can not awake. 


But we must continue to resist. There's miles to go before we sleep. And I'm inclined to agree with Peter Leyden that our time will come very shortly--maybe just around the corner even:

I think Trump ultimately is going to do America and the world a service by becoming the vehicle that will finally take down right-wing conservative politics for a generation or two. He is getting the entire Republican conservative establishment to buy into his regime. He is creating an administration that is blatantly all about rule by?—?and for?—?billionaires, sold out to the oil and carbon industries, and celebrating an out-of-control corporate capitalism. It will be a caricature of conservative policies. In short order he will completely and irrevocably alienate all the growing political constituencies of the 21st century: the Millennial Generation, people of color, educated professionals, women. He’ll eventually do the same for a significant number of more moderate Republicans. And does anyone out there really think Trump will do anything for the white working class that got him elected? Watch as repealing Obamacare blows up in his face.

I think the backlash will be fast and furious. And it won’t just be Trump that goes down--it will be large swaths of conservative Republicans who will be almost helpless to stop Trump or distance themselves from him. They will pay the price for creating the conditions that created him. I think the next 4 to 8 years are going to see a serious sea change in politics--to the left, not the right. The analogy is closer to what happened to the conservative Republicans coming out of the 1930s?—?they were out of power for the next 50 years.

In the meantime, a short bit of advice that may help you keep on, keeping on:




1 comment: