From NPR News: Here Is What Donald Trump Wants To Do In His First 100 Days http://n.pr/2ffyrCe
How far back does the phrase “we need to come together now” in relation to the aftermath of a Presidential election? And has it ever worked? For either Republicans or Democrats?
The Republicans hated Bill Clinton. Dug as far back into his past as possible, made mountains out of every mole hill they found. (And Bubba helped them out by his infidelity.)
Democrats hated George W. Bush, and everything he did or tried to do.
Republicans hated Barack Obama, and everything he did or tried to do..
At every point I remember hearing the call to “come together.”
Considering the grievances both sides have with each other, if no one is stressing finding common ground and working together to find solutions to common problems, even compromising where we can, “come together” tends to sound like “Kneel before Zod.” Or, if you prefer a more recent pop-culture reference, “Bring me my ax!”
Word of the Day – syncretism http://www.dictionary.com/wordoftheday/2016/11/09 at Dictionary.com
Love this one.
Was up until passed 2am over the election. Trump pulled a “W”.
I turned off the radio before Trump’s victory speech. Apparently, Trump said in his speech he would be president to everyone, was offering everyone a chance to get on board now. I’m detecting an NYC-style “…or else” in there.
Comparisons between our “Pax Americana” and the long-fallen Roman Empire come in and out of fashion.
My $0.02: by voting for John Kasich during the primary, then for Hillary and down-ballot Republican in the general, i guess i was hoping for a details-minded, nose-to-the-grindstone Claudius to continue to guide us through some turbulent times that require hard work, revitalization of integral infrastructure, and open-minded innovation and experimentation, all under fiscal diligence.
I’m very worried — based on everything Trump said during his campaign, things said they may now have the weight of policy — that we’ve ended up with a Nero or Caligula.
EDIT: Sidebar: Ever since last Sunday’s episode of The Walking Dead, I’ve had that some “We’re On Easy Street” song stuck in my head.
That finally changed this morning while listening to more news as i drove in the rain to work. Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble, “The Sky is Crying” is looping through my head. Better, in a bittersweet way.