"I hope he fails," - Rush Limbaugh, now a shocking thing to say.
"Every critic, every detractor, will have to bow down to President Trump. It is the ultimate revenge to become the most powerful man in the universe." - Omarosa Manigault.President-Elect Donald Trump is set to succeed Barack Obama on 01/20/2017. At his back will be a Republican controlled House of Representatives, a Republican Controlled Senate, and a Supreme Court Vacancy.
The Republican Party is poised to dominant the Federal Government for the next generation. It's little solace that for the 6th time in 7 elections Democratic Presidential Candidates have won the popular vote because the Republican Party is in total control now.
The media will be falling all over themselves to qualitatively ease Trump and the Republican Congress into the semblence of success. Faux News and the conservative internet will have to readopt the role of defender of the Government instead of the anti-government opposition. But, it won't cause any problems or consternation for conservatives because they love wielding the power of Big Government. The Deplorables are no doubt relishing their chance to use the awesome power of government to enshrine oppression and intolerance and destroy the Progressive Gains of the 20th century.
As with the George W. Bush Presidency, a whole litany of excuses and a massive amount of justifications will be proffered up to allay blame away from Trump and the Republicans. The same people who blamed Barack Obama for everything and anything will deflect blame to the usual suspects; minorities and immigrants, liberals and gays. Faux News and the right-wing internet will continue to lay all of America's woes on the poor and the powerless.
"Incidents" like Obama's tan suit, or a Marine holding an umbrella in the rain, which caused breathless angst, days of media coverage, and countless internet articles filled with conservative rage against Obama denigrating the office of the Presidency will never make a blip.
All of Trump's baggage and negatives, his lies, ignorance, abuses of women, business failures, and fake piety didn't matter. What mattered was his bedrock promise to make America White Power Again.
Will Trump be able to fulfill his campaign promises to the WWC? The answer, most likely, will be no. Trump is a savvy showman. He's going to break up his Presidency into 4 seasons. So in Season 1 he'll throw some red meat to keep the WWC occupied and their attention off the wild impossible promises he made which he can't keep. Enter HRC.
Trump is going to follow through on his threat to have his Attorney General and the Justice Department arrest her because the constant circus and show trial will be great reality programing. And the coverage will buy Trump 12-18 months cover as the excitement generated by Trump's proclamations of an unjust society and unvarnished racism begin to fade.
While, this is going on Paul Ryan, Mitch McConnell, and John Roberts will be quietly crafting euphemistically titled legislation to steal Social Security, repeal Obamacare, undo Roe v. Wade, scuttle the multi-nation Iran Deal, ignore the Paris climate change accords, ensconce voter suppression, institute wage slavery, codify religious bigotry, and transfer all money from aid programs into the Military-Industrial-Complex.
I hope I'm wrong.