I'm not rooting for Trump to fail, just observing that that's what he's usually doing (and predicting that that's what he'll most likely keep doing).Philip wrote: ↑Sat Jul 28, 2018 9:19 amEd, while I appreciate your cynicism for all things Trump, I would think, no matter what we might think of him on a personal level (yes, he's a self-promoting piece of work), we better all hope he brings about some substantial positives. Because if he fails at the important stuff, we will ALL lose!
There were some things in his platform that I supported, although the infrastructure deal is the only thing I can think of off-hand. But where's the infrastructure plan? Where's the new healthcare plan that's better and cheaper than Obamacare? When's the swamp getting drained? Nowhere.
There are also many things in his platform that I hated and/or dreaded, and they've all come to pass. I'm not going to bother listing the things that he's done that have pissed me off - I feel like I've pretty well covered them by now - but I think that most of Trump's successes have actually been disasters for our democracy, not to mention Trump's base.
Even with the one thing that's going objectively well - the stock market - things aren't how they're being presented. Remember the populist rage about how under Obama Wall Street was booming, but Main Street wasn't feeling the effects? That hasn't changed a bit. Sure, the Dow's stratospheric, but the overwhelming majority of that new wealth goes straight to the top 1%, just like it has for the last 30 years. Oddly, Trump no longer mentions how Main Street is getting screwed. It's almost as if he never actually cared...
So anyway, yeah, I live here and I don't want the nation to collapse, even if it means Trump getting blamed for it. But I also thing that he's an astonishingly bad president, as well as a truly awful human being.