This will undoubtedly be one of the nastiest, meanest Presidential campaigns since our forefathers foolishly elected Dick Nixon President back during the appalling, pointless, destructive Vietnam-Cambodia-Laos War. Just as today there was then a wave of anti-federal passion. Our government was sending draftees to die in a jungle war that didn’t even promise sapphires or oil. Every summer had become riot season in the urban ghettos and the Civil Rights Movement had scared white suburbia that the slaves were getting off the plantation at last.
Once again fears will compete and dominate the thinking of many voters. Are you most afraid of dark-skinned men? Women wearing face scarves? Abortion doctors? People from south of Texas? Muslims? Government bureaucrats? The Supreme Court? A trans-sexual in your bathroom? China’s new military bases in the China Sea? ISIS? Getting laid off? Starvation? Being homeless? Student loans? Wall Street? Hedge fund vultures like the ones preying on what’s left of Puerto Rico? Your dentist, if you have one? Cancer? Opioid addiction? Meth addicts? Big Pharma? Climate change? The Sixth Great Extinction? Zika? Ebola? The plot to ban guns? The National Rifle Association? The kid next door with 25 guns? Twitter? The War on Christmas? The War on Women? Fundamentalists? Secularists? Retirement? Social Security going broke? Privatized everything? Ending the war on drugs? Continuing the war on drugs? A neighbor who travels to Cuba? A neighbor who won’t travel to Cuba? So much to fear and so many ways to be moved to vote for…
I have no clue how this election will end. By November we will all be sick of hearing, seeing and thinking about it..Polls in the U.S. now show that 70% of women have a negative view of Donald Trump. My surmise is that most American women, regardless of color, have had enough personal experiences in the world outside the home to be able to name one or a dozen or more men who remind them of Trump. Lewd at times, inappropriate at others, leering, horny, on the make, taken with themselves, gross and engrossed with power, loving control—from frat parties to dirty old men watching high school cheerleaders to beauty pagaents to walking past a construction site to going to work or church or class to having a drink or dinner in public…most women have been targeted once or often by men who assume they are judge, jury and entitled. I further posit that most of those women will find the fear of living in a country run by such a creature to be more fearful than any of the other fears that may itch their psyche. If any woman is undecided I suggest she read any account of the reign of Belusconi in modern Italy, or simply think about a Yankee Putin.
WHAT WOULD TRUMP DO?
Would he blockade Mexico to force them to pay for his beloved Rio Grande Wall? Would he change his mind for cheap oil and legalized marijuana south of the border? Would he do a deal with the drug cartels? Before that wall gets built would he send the National Guard to patrol the entire border. Who’d pay for that? If I live in North Dakota I know the folks crossing the border aren’t coming north. They don’t like cold do they? Don’t they simply sit in the sun and collect welfare and drink Corona? Make Texas and Arizona pay for it, I say. If Mexico doesn’t budge make their whole country a no-fly zone, that’ll get ‘em off their asses.
Would he forever stop doing business with Saudi Arabia now we know there were government officials there helping Bid Laden’s crowd? Would be give Israel the go-ahead to blast Iran, Iraq or any other nation that seems out of line. After all, it’s not our Middle East is it? We could promise Israel to replace their warheads for free. Congress would support that, needing to get re-elected in two years.
As for all those undocumented folks here, round ’em up. One set of prisons for the men, another for women, a third for the kids. We don’t any more children born until we get them out of here. Make Mexico and Honduras pay for feeding them all. We didn’t invite them here. We need a specific law saying children born in US to illegal parent or parents are NOT now nor ever will be citizens. Don’t want them coming back later. We use old Trump University and casino buildings to house ’em while we get them shipped back to Mexico or wherever. Or former junior college campuses ’cause we’re gonna do away with this free-ride thing and stop all those stupid scholarships. Kids need internships for smart bosses like me not a bunch of pointy-headed professors preaching socialism.
Wouldn’t Trump go to the Supreme Court to suspend the First Amendment that is so dated and allows so many news outlets to say things that are dangerous to the Republic? After all, Putin doesn’t put up with such shit, does he?
Could he not order the shutdown of the Interior, Education and Health & Welfare Departments? Leave the EPA undirected? Wait for Ginsburg to die and leave the Supreme Court at four conservatives, three less conservative? It would save two whole office staff salaries! Refuse to appoint anybody to run the SEC or Consumer Protection? Get Congress to outlaw the FDA so Big Pharma can get drugs onto the market more efficiently? Look how well they did with opioids despite government interference. Why not legalize gambling across the land? And suspend any enforcement of gun laws, whatta drag that is on business. Reinstate the military draft in case of domestic riots? Make bigamy legal again? Real men shouldn’t have their lives hampered by government interference. And we could just do away with all those government regulations that limit driving time for truck drivers, or rules that require colleges to fund women’s sports when women should be learning to cook and model, or all those federal underwritten college scholarships? If you want to go to college, pay for it like a real man…or just get a job and shut up, already. And how about those laws so common in other lands protecting government officials from prosecution for crimes while they are in office. We need that here.
To get Americans back to work we could institute a Trump Tower project for every town and city, construction jobs would bloom and we could get rich donors to pay for them, and they’d get ownership.
What cushy job would Trump find for his former butler with his strong political opinions?
The tariff on Chinese imports would be a great first day move. To hell with the WHO, what have they ever done for Americans? We could find some company in Mexico to make tee-shirts and running shoes for us, right? They could throw them over the wall and we’d pick ‘em up.