“While the year saw the rise of Trump, this is not the beginning of his term, it is the end. As painful as it has been to watch him and his supporters rally, theirs is merely a last gasp of a dying world view.
Ten years ago, when my father-in-law was dying of esophageal cancer, we called hospice in. I’ll never forget what they told us: that just before death, we might see a surprising surge of energy in him, something that doctors refer to as “terminal lucidity.””
See 2017 was Trumpism’s last gaspTrump may have squeaked by the post in the election of 2016 but he’s stirred a hornet’s nest for the 2018 mid-term elections. I predict he’ll lose control of Congress and be impeached in 2019 if the GOP doesn’t come to its senses sooner. Even if he hasn’t committed “high crimes” his “misdemeanours” are there for all to see. Trump is wrong for this century, wrong for USA and wrong for this world. It’s time he moved on to retire on some golf-course or other.
Those who supported Trump out of pique at Hillary are regretting their mistake. Those who did too little because they thought Hillary was sure to win are mobilized to fight like their lives depended on the outcome, which may well be the case. Trump has united huge blocks of voters by leanings and demographics to support anyone but Trump next election and that will be that, Pence holding the reigns of the GOP going off the rails. Congress could even impeach Pence for not uniting the cabinet against Trump’s obvious treachery and deceit and insanity. Surely there will be the cabinet-shakeup of the century. Surely the cabinet needs new blood just about everywhere. It has lead USA down a rabbit-hole.
Whatever the outcome of 2018, Congress will start cranking out veto-proof legislation that actually fulfills some sane goals for USA: a solid economy built on industry and free trade, universal healthcare, DACA that works, immigration that makes sense, real justice, taxation that deals with accumulated debt sooner rather than later (for deficits in the good times make no sense), and repairs to the fabric of society including its infrastructure, education and regulation.