Until this morning I had favored the election of Mr. Trump as President as a means of punishing professional politicians for their narcissistic, inbred consistent ignoring of their constituents wishes, requests and needs, choosing instead to form their badly disguised cross-aisle cooperation to protect each other at the taxpayers' expense. They all needed to rediscover and suffer consequences. I reasoned that an outsider would accomplish that, and although Mr. Trump seems likely to be far more liberal than I would like, it was paramount to punish all those with such a longer track record of not listening that I ignored his liberal potential.
But this morning my thoughts suddenly turned in a much more positive direction.
One of the constant complaints heard is that our government is not only responsive, but that it just can't get things done. We hear that our President had no interest in creating any working relationship with Congress in general, with the "other" side, and even is aloof from those office holders from his own party. We note that even wanted actions by the executive branch don't help because upon an election of a President who thinks otherwise, those decrees can be reversed...so no business or individual can invest in any business because of that inherent risk.
Others point to the Congressional impasses that result in lots of words and votes, but either stall or end up being vetoed by the Chief Executive.
May I suggest that electing Donald Trump is extremely likely to solve all of these complaints, relegating them to the scrap heap.
What is Mr. Trump's broadest impact on the world? No, not his Real Estate empire or accomplishments. It is the book, "Art of the Deal." It clearly demonstrates Mr. Trump's desire to "get things done"...preferably at a profit, but always as economically as possible.
To accomplish something that he deems essential, is he likely to walk away from anything because of ideology? I don't think so. He will want to have proof of what it will cost, where the money will come from (if from borrowing, he'll want to know how it will be paid back), and who and how will the costs be controlled and the results be guaranteed. No verbal assurances are likely to be acceptable to him...put it in the "voted for" document for everyone to see.
How or why is this good?
Because now...finally...there is supreme motivation for getting good people to run, and for getting people out to vote for Congressional and Senate elections!
It is very likely that a President Trump will work with whatever Congress the people elect...Republican, Conservative, Democrat or Liberal. And those elections will determine who will be "dealing" with President Trump. It is entirely likely that the more conservative the Congress, the more conservative the deals that will be made. But, conversely, if the "people" chose to elect those of the Liberal or Democratic viewpoints, Mr. Trump will work deals that would be more liberal. None of us would be completely happy, but I strongly suggest that government would, again, work! Remember that President Reagan worked with a Democratic Congress to get things done. So did President Clinton. Good administrators will find a way to accomplish more things in ways that make the most people more content.
So...if more and more people come to the same conclusion, I think that a lot of Democrats will cross over to vote for Mr. Trump...if he is nominated...knowing that if they also achieve numerical superiority in Congress, their views and wants will be heard and respected. And those of a more conservative bent will feel the same. Everyone will then focus on those Senate and Congressional races, realizing that the President will honor those elections in the manner in which he negotiates government action with the Legislative branch.
And THAT would be a good thing for the entire country.