Many Democrats were completely unprepared and stunned by the outcome of the Presidential election and rightly so. They had listened and believed the mainstream media telling them the Republican Party was finished and it was finished due to the Far Right Wing Christian Evangelicals. Fast forward to after the election and it’s exactly the opposite. The Democratic Party is finished at least for now and the Far Right Christian Evangelicals of the Republican Party have taken control with a Republican Congress they hope will do their bidding. So where does this go from here?
Mike Pence stated the person he would most emulate as Vice-President is Dick Cheney. This is frightening because President Elect-Trump has informed Mike Pence that he will be the one running Foreign and Domestic Policy. The most likely reason for this is, Trump has no understanding of politics nor does he have any real interest in learning about it. He is in this for the business end of it and the profits it brings to the Trump Brand.
It’s also worth noting that Erik Prince, founder of Blackwater an American Private Military Company and Security Firm that was contracted by the U.S. government during the war in Iraq, donated money to the Pence Campaign. A number of Blackwater employees were accused of murdering civilians in Iraq and convicted.
What does a Far Right Christian Evangelical Republican Party want? If you are paying attention you already know. They want to roll back Roe v Wade, Gay Rights, Civil Rights, voting rights, Separation of Church and State, severely limit immigration, outlaw Islam, and go to war with Iran and that’s just for starters.
There will be attacks on Freedom of the Press, Freedom of Speech and Freedom of Religion, Right to Privacy, along with attacks on who is covered or not covered under due process.
Trumps picks for his cabinet should be a real warning to all those blue collar workers who voted for him. Many of these picks bring on board former Goldman Sachs Executives; the very same executives Trump told his supporters Clinton was in bed with. This is how he has “Drained the Swamp” If those blue collar workers who voted for Trump believe these executives have their best interests in mind, then they have been fooled for a second time. Many of these men are the same ones that helped bring on the Great Recession.
In the 2000 Presidential Election Al Gore won the popular vote and lost the election to George Bush a political novice. He became the puppet for Dick Cheney, Donald Rumsfeld, John Poindexter and the policies they wanted. The election of Trump is almost an exact parallel including losing the popular vote. He is a political novice who is surrounding himself with people who will easily convince Trump of what needs to be done.
The people he is surrounding himself with are also staunch Zionist who support the Likud Party in Israel. The Likud party was adamantly opposed to the United States Treaty with Iran and will do anything to undermine it. Trump has also named Retired Marine Corp General, James Mattis as Secretary of Defense and who also favors a hard line with Iran. Throw in General Michael Flynn who will be Trumps Defense Advisor in the White House and who has said of Islam that it’s like a cancer that needs to be eradicated and you have all the earmarks for another war.
The picture should be getting very clear here and it’s creating the Perfect Storm. With the Bush Administration it was Iraq with the Trump Administration it will be Iran. If it plays out the same way we are looking at another long war with no way of paying for it and a major recession before it’s over.