Actually, I'm pretty sympathetic to the (mostly real) grievances of Trump voters. My biggest problems with Trump are, in descending order:
- His general disdain for constitutional rights. People think it's no big deal now because they aren't the target of his disgust, but wait until the day you disagree with him.
His threatening remarks against that publisher are worrisome, but it was not a recurring theme as far as I am aware, so I am hopeful that it was just blowing hot-air.
Of course Hillary and Obama have plenty of public policy history that shows she cannot be trusted with any sort of power or authority, so it is sort of a fart vs hurricane type situation.
- I think he has given license to political and racial violence.
As opposed to the democratic party that paid for the mentally ill to wave inflammatory signs at trump rallies and allies itself with BLM?
I am also pretty sure that Trump did not fire-bomb his own offices...
- And I don't think for one minute his tax policy will do anything other than benefit the very wealthy at the expense of everyone else.
But hey, maybe I am completely off-base here. Maybe everything is going to be fine, and His Trumpiness will bring peace and prosperity to all Americans. If that happens, I'll vote for him in 2020. It wouldn't be the first time I switched my vote based on a president's job performance.
As best as I can tell, Trump treats his employees well and finds highly capable people to put into positions of authority so he can be free move on to his next project.
If he maintains this behavior with the presidency, it could be a major boon for the country.
At best he will bull-doze his way through the legislature to push through things like a term-limit amendment for us to vote on and a Reganesque tax policy.
If not, it is not unlikely he will get fed up with the sausage-making in DC and hand everything but the title over to Pence.
At worst he will be ham-strung by the Washington establishment and not get much of anything done.
Either one sounds better than letting Hillary sell our government to the highest bidder.