Last Week

It’s time to look at the last week from my perspective.
I didn’t vote for either Trump or Clinton, so I didn’t get too excited or depressed by the surprising results. I really expected Clinton to win because I trusted the media — Reuters assured me there was a 90% chance of Clinton winning.

“By Maurice Tamman | NEW YORK

With hours to go before Americans vote, Democrat Hillary Clinton has about a 90 percent chance of defeating Republican Donald Trump in the race for the White House, according to the final Reuters/Ipsos States of the Nation project.”

I was never an official member on the #NEVERTRUMP group, but I was at least an Auxiliary Member. I am still a non believer, awaiting results.

Since the election there have been two main stories — the kids in the streets and the Cabinet. Everything in the Cabinet discussion is pure speculation. The kids in the streets is very much real, and the Republicans should encourage them because it will put more independents in the “R” column.

Meanwhile, Republicans are reading tea leaves trying to divine the direction of the Trump presidency. Who is in, who is out? Who will have which Cabinet positions — it’s all speculation and it is, as usual, those who know don’t talk, and those who talk don’t know. Anyone who talked would be off the Trump Team.

(It must have galled De Blasio, the New York City Mayor to have to go to the Trump Tower and kiss the Trump ring! Those two do not like each other one bit.)

My Libertarian publication (Reason Magazine) weighed in on the Trump win:

“If there is an advantage to electing a preening, petty, thin-skinned, whiny, vindictive, vacuous, mendacious, boorish bully to that office, it may be that he prompts a reconsideration of the absurd hopes and cultish veneration that surround the presidency. Perhaps a ridiculous President Donald J. Trump will encourage Americans to take the presidency less seriously.”

No, “If there is an advantage to electing a preening, petty, thin-skinned, whiny, vindictive, vacuous, mendacious, boorish bully to that office” it is that his election put a nail in the Clinton dynasty’s metaphorical coffin

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