The victory of Trump.
Oh shit! No. Nooooooooooooooo! Like every other civilised person I am aghast at the success of this menace to mankind. Tell me this is a nightmare from which I can wake up. I feel sick to my stomach. The impossible has occurred.
How did this happen? There was a claim that there was a timid Trumpster factor. Many pundits dismissed it as a mythos. It turned out to be true.
How did the psephologists were dead wrong. Many experts are left with egg on their face. The electoral forecasts were all out. The commentariat were mistaken. This applies to Republicans almost as much as Democrats. The Republican pollsters who said he would win mostly did so because they were partisan and not because they had any evidence.
One expert had called it right every time since 1984. Admittedly that was sometimes easy to do. He had a series of 13 true false statements. If 6 or more are true then the incumbent party loses. He said 6 were true this time. These were subjective judgments. Nevertheless he was correct. Trump would win but only just.
I too made a forecast. What a chump I was. I always knew that Trump was capable and a peril to humanity. However, I still underestimated him.
It is staggering and sickmaking. 49% of Americans voted for someone who is abosolutely vile. His wickendess is unalloyed. He has not a single virtue. Many American shut their eyes to this man’s many enormous vices. It is nauseating and frightening.
He is greedy and proud of it; conceited beyond belief; incurious; wilfully ignorant; malicious; sexist; racist and bellicose. This man has the nuclear codes! He openly admired malevolent dictators.
There is no telling what someone like him will do. He is so erratic. He is a brazen liar and has no sense of shame. He makes audacious policy announcements only to retract them weeks later. How can people fail to analyse this charlatan and see him for what he is. To make matters worse the GOP controls the House and the Senate.
They say every cloud has a silver lining but it is hard to find one here. By far the most rebarbative candidate for the presidency since the days of slavery has won. I am flabbergasted. It is a damning indicement of Hillary Clinton. That wooden, mendacious anti Palestinian bitch is at least off the scene. She will never hold public office again.
Does the job make the person? Maybe the office will house train him. He does not mean what he says. Or does he mean it when he says it? Maybe he will avoid war in the Middle East. He will permit Assad to slaughter civilians in Syria in their tens of thousands. This will also clear out ISIS. He will kiss and make up with Putin but Obama tried that and look what happened.
There will be gleed in the Kremlin over this result. The world will lose what little regard it has for the United States.
How bad can it get apart from nuclear war? What would Trump’s America look like if he has it all his own way? No more Affordable Healthcare Act. There will be more guns everywhere and far more people will get shot. Torture will be reintroduced. More people will be kidnapped and held in Gitmo without trial. The USA will wilfully kill civilians in their thousands. The economy will tank. People will disinvest. Broad minded Americans will flee the country. Congress will spend fortunes expelling illegal immigrants even if they have been there for decades and done no harm. A border fence will go up with Mexico. If Mexico refuses to pay there will be punitive sanctions on Mexico. The USA will pull out of NAFTA. This will create few is any jobs lead to many job losses instead. The tax burden will go off the rich onto the poor. There will be rising racial animus. The US will pull out of NATO and invite Russia to annex Ukraine. It is a dystopian scenario. At least some of this will come true.
America is going to become more dangerous, more polarised, and more detested than ever.
The victory of Trump.