Nothing good can come from a November election pitting Donald Trump against Bernie Sanders.
America cannot survive a third Disaster-in-Chief following the last two we've had.
There is little to hope for when you logically consider the future following the election of one of these two extremist candidates; one so far to the left that California can't even see him, and one so unhinged that it's a wonder he hasn't been institutionalized by now.
On the plus side of a Bernie Sanders presidency, you have the fact that, with a likely GOP Senate still in place for the first two years or more of his potential term, Sanders would be hard-pressed to get any of his "more free stuff for everyone" agenda through Congress. And given that I'm pretty sure he has never read a copy of the Constitution he has already sworn to defend, he'll have an even tougher time of getting his way through the use of Executive Orders. But with every plus comes a minus, and that will be in the form of another term of office where gridlock and competing radical philosophies keep our government from truly reforming the way it works.
That being said, the ultimate disaster of a Sanders presidency is in his likely Supreme Court nominees. Some of those old folks on both sides are hanging on to see who will be picking their replacements, and it would be nice to see some liberals replaced with a couple of conservatives who actually believe in the Constitution and the limited powers of the Federal government. We can only hope that the U.S. Senate finally decides to show some testicular fortitude when it comes to approving potential President Sander's nominees and remember that there are two words in their job description - advise and CONSENT.
Bernie's disaster is the only positive for a Trump presidency. The Supreme Court would not be packed for decades with liberals (although who Trump might nominate is always a coin toss), and for the long-term health of this nation that will be a good thing.
Everything else will be a freakin' dumpster fire.
I've always been worried about what might happen with a GOP president and a GOP Congress in place, given their past abilities to turn electoral success into legislative disaster, and I'd still be worried about any Republican but Trump getting into office, given that years of frustration following the Obama administration would send anyone into an orgy of knee jerking legislation (especially on the social side), but a Trump presidency would be like letting your kid play with matches in a gasoline pit.
Why? Because as much as Trump knows business (although how anyone who has declared bankruptcy multiple times can claim to know business is beyond me), he doesn't know how to legislate. And while Congress knows how to legislate, they are clueless about economics and business. Remember, these are the geniuses who thought that cutting taxes alone would stimulate an economy and drive our deficit down. Also, Trump has never really had anyone around him to tell him "No", and there is a big difference between being the CEO of your own company and the head of the Executive Branch of the United States. Trump has never worked with someone who has veto power over his actions (in this case, the Supreme Court), and they have, rightly, intervened in the abuse of executive power lately.
And don't get me started on all the international incidents we'd be embroiled in within the first few years of a Donald Trump administration.
Ultimately, this is the fault of Barack Obama, who has managed to polarize this nation as no other President before him. Instead of trying to work together to become great again, he's managed to turn everyone into solidly for his agenda, or rabidly against anything he might propose, all in the name of building a resume he can look back on when he no longer matters. It's an us-against-them America we live in today thanks to this current Disaster-in-Chief.
Where are the Ronald Reagan's when we need them?
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