Sorry this is so late. Last night, absolutely convinced we were stuck with the dowager empress for four years, we went out for “a truly American meal” of burgers and (exceptionally, and trust me, I’m paying for it this morning eczema wise) fries. Coming out of the restaurant, (where everyone was watching BASEBALL) I checked my phone and realized that Trump was now favored to win.
We dropped by home, then crashed the Vodkapundit’s home, where we stayed until Irene said goodnight… and I drank half a bottle of Eagle Rare. (What? Portuguese born, remember?)
So, this morning, and quickly — the GOOD —
I am so relieved Hillary is out of public life. I wish I could tell you that my late change to “I’ll vote against HER” was because I’d discovered some great qualities in Trump. Alas, it was mostly because of how reckless she was with national security and how she lied to us over Benghazi, and the sewer-people she surrounds herself with and covers up for.
The Clintons have been flushed out of the national bowl, and before they could foist their entitled spawn upon us for yet another election. Let this be the end of political dynasties for a while.
(BTW between and I the over-under to Hillary dying of whatever she has is about a year. But at least it won’t be presidential funeral and it won’t leave us stuck with the loathsome Kaine.)
The press is thoroughly discredited. And they deserve it. Discredited and rebuked, and I hope Newsweek eats that thrashed print run and chokes on it.
We have a largely non-socialist legislature who just MIGHT find their balls.
This country has a chance. JUST a chance. At least the male evil clown doesn’t hate us. Let’s make the most of it.
Now the bad:
Trump has appointed Chris Christie head of his transition team. I know, I know, Christie is a toad-eater who goes where the wind blows, but Trump, appointing Obama’s bestie who stabbed Romney in the back in 2012 will NOT endear you to many of us, and certainly not to the Mormons. Bad move.
At best we get a self-obsessed guy, who loves the limelight so much he lets his appointees govern. If he does that, and appoints good people, he might turn out to be one of our good presidents. If he appoints the Chris Christie’s of this world, he’ll be a run of the mill democrat president circa 1960. (BUT still better than Hillary.)
I’m going to spend at least a couple of hours eating schadenfreude with a spoon. Everyone who told us the Republicans were finished, and the arrow of history was going their way is having major meltdowns.
What can I say, I’m not a good person.
And now, I have a post from the younger son tomorrow. He sees a civil war in the dem side in the next four years. I hope he’s right, but wrong about who’ll win it. That party needs reform.
And I have a book to finish.