I keep telling you all, We’re Screwed. But no one seems to listen.
To pick on one of my twitter followers:
@tsrblke The worst case scenario under Clinton is still better than the best under Trump.
— Moe Fwacky (@MoeFwacky) August 8, 2016
(To be fair I’m not sure the best case scenario under Clinton is better than Trump, but IIRC this dude #FeelzsomeBern so I went with a premise he’d at least accept.)
His reply though is…frankly wrong. Not just kinda wrong but country destroying wrong.
The best case Trump Scenario is that Trump gets bored after winning the election, doesn’t care much about governing, such that the bulk of everything falls to Ryan (and his aptly named “Ryan Agenda”) and the, likely GOPe, chosen cabinet. Under this model we get: tax reform, starting entitlement reform and maybe even some regulatory reform. (If Trump wins, the GOP will certainly hold the house and senate.)
This is actually parallel to what would have likely happened under Obama this term except the GOP held the house and senate, preventing autopilot from setting in.
The worst case scenario under Hillary! is that she pushes her disastrous tax and spending plan, making the problems of ObamaCare look quaint by comparison. Whole sectors of the economy will undergo turbulence (to put it mildly) and the debt crisis will at least start to come to a head. Also there’s likely to be something between stagflation and inflation at this point.
Meanwhile, world events continue getting even more tense, and the architect of: The Russian Reset, The schizophrenic approach to Egypt’s uprising (which put the Muslim Brotherhood in power resulting in a SECOND uprising), Libyan intervention, and the early set up of the Syrian civil war response (giving us the refugee crisis we have today) does…well does all this, again. Oh, and this time we have Iran in play.
I’m not here to tell you who to vote for, hell I’m not even sure that I won’t write in Mickey Mouse come November. But if you think Hillary Clinton represents a safe bet, take off your rose colored glasses and hand me some of what you’re smoking, because I’m going to need it for the next 4 years.
Pretending there’s a magic candidate who isn’t a risk of total disaster isn’t naïve it’s willfully ignorant.