I guess I am just in a funk. Ever since the election, I have had a problem focusing because every time I see Trump’s name I get agitated and then depressed. I regularly read another blog out of Boise, Idaho that usually covers a different subject with each post. But since the election, the writer seems obsessed with writing about Trump—and it is all venom. He says that he just can’t get his mind around anything else at the moment. With me, I’ve been frozen in space—I just can’t write about anything.

So here’s my first shot at writing post-election—and it is nothing if it is not something to simply make me feel better.

Here are 10 good things that could result from the election of Trump:

  1. People will take voting serious from now on. Those eligible voters who sit on the fence (40%) are going to realize what a mistake they made in blowing it off in 2016. Hopefully, they will also try to become educated voters.

  2. If this administration is as bad as it seems, many, many of our self-serving representatives will be ousted in the next election.

  3. Voters will take a serious look at the need to change and unify the voting system. Discriminatory voter ID laws and partisan gerrymandering will become illegal. The use of the Electoral College will be challenged with a demand the President be elected by popular vote.

  4. There will be a call for new campaign finance legislation that eliminates huge donations by corporations and bribes by rich individuals looking to buy themselves a legislator or two (make that a dozen or two).

  5. The more lies that come from the mouths of our representatives, the more the truth will be revered and demanded by the voters.

  6. The news media will decide it needs to concentrate on real news and not on the hype and distractions they focused on in 2016. They will also rededicate to being the one blockade between greed, chicanery, and evil and the American people.

  7. This mess will be a disaster for the Republicans and even worse for those Republicans who support Trump over their constituents. There is nothing wrong with being a conservative, but the current Republican Party no longer represents the traditional values of the party. Democrats will also find out they are not immune to what is going to be a tremendous backlash fueled by voter frustration.

  8. People are going to get fed up with a rigged system that their elected representatives say allows their constituents to have input into the decisions they make. Meetings that hand-select participants, speeches with no give and take, and phone or email inquiries that are answered by the representative’s flunkies spitting back canned, self-glorifying messages, will no longer be the only way we can communicate with our congressman/women.

  9. The need for term limits will be revisited in order to prevent career politicians acquiring unlimited entrenchment. Hopefully, always voting for the incumbent will also be more fully examined by the voters.

  10. We will reeducate our representatives to the fact they are serving at the voters discretion, are only temporary, and are civil servants. Pandering to any special interest or bribe of the wealthy in any form will no longer be tolerated—it will become the kiss of death.

How will all this come about—I think it will be an accumulative effort. Ridicule, protests, petitions, sarcastic Facebook posts, opinion pieces, SNL parodies, rallies, boycotts, letters to the editor, marches, humiliation, booing, and any of a dozen other demonstrations of frustration and dissatisfaction will be part of it. Will it be enough? I think it will take time, but eventually I think it will slowly add up to what is called a “movement.”

Remember movements like civil rights, women’s suffrage, anti-war, labor, and environmentalism. The development of a Stop Trump Movement (or better Dump Trump), is already here and it is gaining power (I haven’t seen people this worked up in my lifetime). I believe this crusade will gain force, become focused, and become unstoppable sometime in the future. I believe this because I want to leave my grandkids a country worth living in—an America they can be proud of—and I won’t settle for anything else.

Slogan: America Get Pissed Off!

 

Trying to Figure it all Out
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4 thoughts on “Trying to Figure it all Out

  • January 27, 2017 at 10:33
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    Oh I so hope you are right about what this tragic election may spur – I fear you may be giving the collective “us” too much credit – after all you do call for a better educated electorate – I’ve been waiting for that since Richard Nixon. But alas – we cannot give up, we cannot not participate, and we need to turn our outrage and disappointment into real action in the 2018 mid-term elections.

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    • January 27, 2017 at 10:33
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      To not have a positive view point about all of this would leave me with nothing but despair. Hang in there, evil and bad hairdos have a way of unraveling. DRC

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  • January 27, 2017 at 10:33
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    I agree with everthing you wrote!

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    • January 27, 2017 at 10:33
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      Good to hear. DRC

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