At long last, we have an actual businessman holding the highest office. Donald Trump, who may be a lot of things, is no ones fool when it comes to making a buck. But, there will likely be challenges to be face in both the short and long term….
Starting in 2017, the United States will be changing course as for the first time in a very long time the forces of Conservatism will be steering the Ship of State, including both Houses. But, in truth, eight years of Obama and his bunch have left things a mess. I don’t say that as a member of any Party, but as an American with average sight.
My country is in the dumps from almost any angle you might choose to view it. The challenges to clean it up and get it moving forward again will be daunting, to say the least. No less so due to the incredible amounts of hobbling debt, failing infrastructures, a terrible economy along with a leaky border that’s admitted fifteen million illegal aliens who never bothered with the immigration process under the watch of a man who history may well judge as mentally impaired. Getting those items fixed would be a major challenge for anyone. A task made all the more difficult by a Senate and House, where half the members of each are constantly at each others throats. Men and women who have long since forgotten why they were elected there in the first place.
So, President Trump will face a true trial by fire, in the early going. I sincerely believe that there are men and women members of the Senate and House that would rather see our Republic collapse, rather than see their elitist views altered in even the smallest way. And until we can pass term limits for these ‘children’, I fear that there will be very little progress made, no matter how hard Trump works.
To wit, I’m looking for real problems with the Stock Market as it has been buoyed up courtesy of the fake money that the Fed has churned out for nearly a decade. When it crashes (and it will), the slower thinkers among us will cry out -‘See! You should have elected Hillary!’ Me? I will see the inevitable ‘correction’ that was long overdue and which the Obama Administration was so clever at avoiding…
Internationally and geopolitically, Trumps rise to power will be interesting to watch unfold. People like Putin know he cannot be ‘managed’ in the way Obama and Hillary could be managed. Members of NATO, along with the EU, will come to a heightened sense of attention as they realize that it will no longer will it be business as usual. (Just how that will all work out will be fascinating to witness).
And then, there is our southern border to consider. I’m sure that the hordes of illegals who were posed to come on over under Hillary’s term will soon have second thoughts as will the President of Mexico. Just in what manner Trump will move on the illegals, (and he will move) will likely be historic for some and a tragedy for others. Once again, great stuff for the media to spew out over the airwaves for months to come.
Of interest to me, at any rate. As I was writing this post, Mediacom suffered a massive outage in numerous cities across the Midwest…