In exactly one year from today, the presidency of Barack Hussein Obama comes to a merciful end.
Yet I believe this mercy is to be quite short-lived for I believe that 9 chances out of 10 that his successor will be worse hard as they might be to believe.
I don’t need to remind anyone of Hillary Clinton’s follies. Another Clinton presidency would make the transformation of the White Housefrom a responsible branch of government to a criminal enterprise complete. Her every word must be suspected of containing a fountains of falsehoods including such words as “is” and “the”.
By contrast, Bernie Sanders is sincere to a fault. Indeed, his very sincerity might cost him his party’s nomination. Yet if he somehow overcame Hillary and Donald Trump (more on him I promise) we can look forward to more government spending with very little to show for it, more recession, a further decline of American leadership and more contempt from the rest of the world.
There are no doubt many conservatives who sincerely believe Donald Trump is our savior. Well, we’ve had a savior in the Oval Office for 7 years with one to go. The last thing this country needs is another. What we need is sobriety and Trump is to sobriety is what Kim Kardashian is to modesty. If we are in need of a collective AA meeting, Trump would come roaring in with an open bar.
Given Trump’s long standing history of supporting Democrats and holding liberal positions one must ask if he truly believes half the crap he’s saying. But a critical mass in this country are eating that crap like it was ice cream, want more and expect the taxpayer to pay for their bellyaches. So The Donald continues to serve by the scoopful.
There is the possiblity that Trump’s support could prove a mile wide, but an inch deep. In which case it would probably come down to Cruz or Rubio. Neither are perfect (no one is), but at least they can be accurately described as conservatives. But right now the Republican nomination is Trump’s to lose.
In which case, a year from today, I will be an unhappy man. What makes me unhappiest of all is the thought that we will get the President we deserve.
If this unhappiness comes to pass, I shall watch this scene from The Marx Brothers’ Duck Soup. Freedonia is in crisis and only Rufus T. Firefly (played by Groucho, of course) can save them.
During Firefly’s inauguration he warns, “The last man nearly ruined this place, he didn’t know what to do with it. If you think this country’s bad off now just wait till I get through with it.”
I strongly suspect the inauguration of the 45th President of the United States will not be nearly so amusing.