madhatter wrote: HILLARYOUS-- the most wonderful time in 8 years....
Looking past the giddiness.... Trump will inevitably have his Iran-Contra or Bay of Pigs. His appointees will not be perfect, keeping DHS in material every year or so. His (and his wealthy appointee's) wealth and holdings will fuel conflict of interest comments throughout his term.
It occurs to me that there is an interesting structure developing: Trump makes outlandish policy pronouncements, they are tempered by Ryan and the Senate is glad to pass the reduced version instead of the outrageous proposal. Tom and Dick Smothers... and Tom is the smarter one. Regan didn't have this, he had Tip O'Neil to get by, and it took the form of big spending.
And there will be over inflated expectations. Look at Trickle Down Economics. The left loves to discredit that. Trickle down never was meant to imply the rich would someday have so much money, they would just gladly shovel some at the lower classes. It would just show up at your door, magically. And of course that will never happen. Trickle down means demand instead of sluggishness. Trickle down means double the GNP, Trickle down means opportunity. Trickle down means a robust economy where the rich invest here instead of offshore, and there are many jobs to choose from. You still have to work, and you still need to climb the education/experience work ladder. Trickle down doesn't mean minimum wage laws that pay a burger flipper the same as a UPS driver. Hopefully this will get explained better this time around.