Oh how I would like a morning after pill to help me with the political hangover I have. Condolences to all the Trump supporters who were thrilled last night to see your candidate win.
When Bill Clinton won the presidency way back when, a reporter asked him what he was going to do now. His response was that he felt like the dog who caught the bus. He certainly had a rough ride for eight years. It won’t be any different for Donald Trump.
All the horrible issues, and facing the factious Congress Mr Obama had to face the past almost eight years await the next president. Keep a close eye on Washington DC for a while and you wonder why anyone would want the job. Hubris is a major factor.
New presidents always seem surprised by the limitations. The wise Framers of our Constitution placed restrictions on the job. The States they represented were jealous of their powers and shared only those few with the federal government they saw as necessary for defense, interstate commerce, foreign trade and eventually a common monetary system. It’s all spelled out in the “enumerated powers” of the Constitution. President Kennedy compared these limits to fighting a feather bed.
Thus there will be no ban on Muslims, immigration will be regulated and not ended, refugees will be sheltered, and the States will have a say-so on any wall along their border with another country.
Hillary and Bill can now return to their good works with the foundation that carries their name. She broke a glass ceiling and fought the good fight, even Donald said so. Now she deserves a rest. Thank you Hillary for all those years of service.
As for Donald, hold onto your seat, its going to be a bumpy ride. And thank you in advance for the next four years of entertainment.