What’s Next After Trump?
The vast majority of people I know don’t like Donald Trump, but many of them voted for him — WHY?
Maybe they were more fed up with what the government is (not) doing than they were disgusted with Trump. Both Democrats and Republicans are guilty of obstructionism, partisanship, and more interest in getting their way than serving the country. The hope of many voting for Trump was that the parties would get the message that the public is more disgusted with them than with Trump’s antics. The hope being that both Parties would see a need to change their tactics and come together on issues that they could agree upon, and select candidates that did not represent “business as usual.”
So far this strategy doesn’t seem to have worked, in fact the Congress is just as divided and contentious now as before the election. TBD whether the politicians will get the message that the last election sent or will continue to try to ride out the next four years counting on going back to business as usual. If this is the strategy (possibly of both parties), as it appears to be, what is the likely public reaction?
If the American public was willing to elect President Trump, it seems unlikely that they will accept the continued behavior of Congress. Yogi Berra said, “Its tough to make predictions, especially about the future.” Nevertheless. I will boldly predict that the next movement to fix the government, starting about two years from now, will be an effort to unseat ALL incumbents — in perpetuity. Personally, I think that would be great, imagine a Congress that could spend all its time doing its job rather than most of its time trying to assure reelection. Well, we can always dream.