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The Aftermath Of the 2016 Presidential Election

Now that the 2016 US presidential election is over, many are anxious to see what will occur in the aftermath of the historic event. Some fear that President-Elect Donald Trump will go on a tirade undoing just about everything the Obama administration fought so hard to achieve. Others fear that the public who voted for Hillary Clinton will rise up in outrage undermining civil security and plunging the country into disarray for years to come.

So far the world is still here so we'll have to wait for months to see what the affect of Trump's administration will do or will not be able to do. Trump made lots of declarations regarding his strategies covering immigration to commerce and social programs, but whether he has the power and the law behind him to do so is another matter. Trump will be one of the most powerful presidents in history from day one. He has both houses of the Senate and Congress dominated by his fellow Republicans. This means he's looking at a super fast path to all agendas he wants to sign into law as well as backing for any decisions he has including when to go to war. Obama had the problem of a restrictive and vindictive legislative branch and it was a miracle he got anything done, however, all his efforts may be wiped away if Trump gets his way.

Trump will get major opposition regarding immigration. Just one day since his election, immigrants from all over have shown signs of terror. They have no idea how brutal Trump's solutions will be. He may upend over 10 million people in the US to leave the country. If that happens there will be huge holes in the workforce albeit those jobs are jobs most Americans won't do. His placing of a wall across the US and Mexican border will put a damper on human trafficking, the drug trade, illegal merchandise trade and that loss of income will hit Mexico and S. America as well as America as a whole. The effect should be seen quickly. That loss of income from illegals who are already forking over 10s of millions into the US economy daily, will cause havoc with many communities. Mexico will lose billions as well. It could plunge 10s of millions of people into joblessness and poverty in North and South America.

The military is another concern. Trump, not being a traditional Republican politician might not be so accommodating to the military that has grown to absurd proportions. The military is no longer a branch of the government but another culture within America itself. It demands the majority of taxes to operate and maintain itself and traditionally, with a Republican government, war is inevitable. Trump may put an end to this practice. Reason being is that we have no surplus for the military/industrial complex to siphon The only money left would come from the middle class that is barely holding on. It's like the Republicans want to make a new poverty class so that there would be only two classes, rich and poor. Every time the US has had a surplus of money, somehow, some way, a war would occur eating up those reserves and causing the people to work harder to rise back up out of destitution.

Race relations, energy, Global Warming, LGBT community issues, will all be forefront in the news as Trump puts his new machine to work. The best people can hope for is that he keeps his word to change government for the better and not succumb to the Republican Hierarchy as his predecessors did.

Posted by GregB at November 10, 2016 5:46 PM
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Comment #409871

Greg wrote; “Obama had the problem of a restrictive and vindictive legislative branch and it was a miracle he got anything done…”

No miracle Greg, he decided to bypass congress and issue executive decisions. Many were challenged in court and found to be unconstitutional.

The ACA did not receive a single Republican vote and was pushed thru congress with threats, bribes, and bullying.

I disagree with your assessment on immigration.

I disagree with your assessment of military, taxes and war.

Greg writes; “It’s like the Republicans want to make a new poverty class so that there would be only two classes, rich and poor.”

Disagree. Facts would help your case but there are none.

Greg writes; “Every time the US has had a surplus of money…”

Can you pinpoint that time for us.

Posted by: Royal Flush at November 10, 2016 6:16 PM
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It appears that GregB, now that the American people have spoken, believes Trump must address the problems that have divided our country.

Race relations, energy, Global Warming, LGBT community issues, will all be forefront in the news as Trump puts his new machine to work.
I hate to break it to you guys like this, but…

Those are issues only the left believes in promoting. Let me inform you of a recent development. The left lost the election!

ELECTIONS HAVE CONSEQUENCES!

Remember?

None of that divisive crap means anything now. Trump won the LGBT community over by standing with them when they were terrorized. He has reached into the minority communities and didn’t offer them a hand out, but an opportunity. Global Warming is a myth, (that’s my opinion).

The only reason your issues dominate the media is because they divide the U.S. Division is what the Democratic Party survived on for 30 years.

That’s over. If you people think the right is so incompetent you should step aside and wait for us to fail. Why can’t you step aside for a mere 2 years if it’s inevitable the right will fail? What’s two years compared to another 3 generations of Democratic majorities if we’re wrong?

The Democratic party will have their monarchy if the Republicans fail this time around.


Posted by: Weary Willie at November 11, 2016 12:33 AM
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No miracle Greg, he decided to bypass congress and issue executive decisions. Many were challenged in court and found to be unconstitutional.

Sorry Royal GregB has it right, you have it backwards.

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2012/06/08/1098434/-Eric-Cantor-Paul-Ryan-Kevin-McCarthy-Plot-To-Sabotage-US-Economy-with-Frank-Luntz

ELECTIONS HAVE CONSEQUENCES!

Weary, at least your not using the “it’s a mandate” line. Yes elections have consequences but lets remember the popular vote went to Clinton. Trump won with a minority of voters.

Posted by: j2t2 at November 11, 2016 10:04 AM
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“Trump won with a minority of voters.
Posted by: j2t2 at November 11, 2016 10:04 AM

And, as someone else said…He won 100% of the presidency.

Posted by: Royal Flush at November 11, 2016 2:24 PM
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