Wednesday, the 9th of November, 2016
So, whats just happened? Trump scored with the states and demographies that would have been classic Bernie voters. So, I guess lots of Bernie folks voted Trump. They were not proud of it, hence the opinion polling.
The worst mistake now is to underestimate Trump. He won and partly against resistance from his own party. I think it is fair to say he can get things done. Not everything he will do will be bad, but some things could be very bad.
I am particularly worried about climate change and the general state of the democracy. Trump can build on solid red in both houses and while they might try to stop him on other issues, they won't be much help with these two. Unless something very unexpected happens he will have a majority in the supreme court as well. This is perhaps most disconcerting.
There is also opportunity: If he has the will, he might address some problems that no establishment candidate could ever fix: banks, guns, trade. Will he have the will? And can he be stopped from screwing up the climate/economy/democracy/world in a big way? Its now on the american people. Sorry guys, you brought it on yourself, get your cardboard signs ready, you will need them.