How little uproar this has caused internationally. Maybe the world is just putting on a pretend face but I figured electing Trump would cause the entire world to go ‘ok, the Americans have totally lost their minds. They are too morally and intellectually bankrupt to lead. Lets do it all ourselves while the Americans work through their racial resentment issues’. That has kind of happened, but not to the degree that I thought it would have.
Also I’m surprised it hasn’t been ‘that’ bad so far. No economic collapse, no war.
I guess what will also surprise me (in a bad way) is if the democratic margin in 2018 is no bigger than the GOP margin in 2010. In 2010 the GOP won the popular vote about 52 to 45. A 7 point margin. Some polls show the democrats winning in 2018 by a 7 point margin.
If ending the great recession and passing health reform is all it takes for the democrats to lose congress by a 7 point margin, I will be deeply disappointed if Trump and the complicit GOP committing treason, rampant corruption, gross incompetence, white nationalism and destroying our reputation only causes the democrats to win by a 7 point margin. At that point, why bother. The American people consider both these things equal in their eyes. If the average American voter considers mild health reform and a stimulus to end the recession as offensive as treason and declaring war on democracy, then fuck this country.