Hillary Clinton will receive more votes to be America’s next president, though fascist Donald Trump is the president-elect because of the Electoral College.
Clinton’s lead in the popular vote is crucial to some of Trump’s most vigorous opponents. They claim he will not have a mandate to impose his anti-gay, anti-Muslim, anti-woman and otherwise hateful agenda on this country.
These critics are partly right. I applaud the many Americans peacefully protesting Trump’s election in Kansas City and elsewhere. And I am dismayed at how too many top Democratic politicians are playing the conciliatory card, saying they will work with Trump when he wants to focus on their priorities for the nation.
Trump will not change once he enters the White House. He will remain the same dangerous demagogue who could immensely damage this nation’s defense, economy, moral standing in the world and very future.
And his key asset in causing all of this destruction will be the GOP-dominated House and GOP-controlled Senate.
House Speaker Paul Ryan was clear this week when he said Trump “earned a mandate” with his win and now “will lead a unified Republican government.”
Here’s the pattern of how that despicable Trump mandate could play out, especially as the Republicans’ thirst for power overcomes their initial resistance to follow his dictates.
Want to weaken U.S. banking laws to make them friendlier to the banks and more costly for consumers? Trump will propose, Republicans in Congress will make it happen.
Want to eviscerate the federal Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Education? Trump will propose, Republicans in Congress will make it happen.
Want to nominate an alt-right justice to the U.S. Supreme Court? Trump will name him, Republicans in the Senate will make it happen.
Want to “defund” Planned Parenthood and imperil health services for millions of women? Trump will propose, Republicans in Congress will make it happen.
Want to expand gun rights and insanely make it possible to legally carry concealed weapons and assault weapons in all 50 states? Trump will propose, Republicans in Congress will make it happen.
Want to investigate Hillary Clinton for her e-mail “scandals?” Trump will propose, Republicans in Congress will make it happen.
Sure, history may prove these predictions wrong. Trump may change his ways. Congress could surprise everyone and fight Trump every step of the way.
But in the real world?
The GOP-controlled Congress will roll over for Trump and give him the mandate he will no doubt claim in his first State of the Union next January.