|Posted: August 1, 2016, 12:07 pm - IP Logged|
The members of Congress have over the past 20 years gone from largely being a body of trustees (Vote based on the merits) and delegates (voting the wy their constituents want) to being a body of almost entirely partisan (voting the way the party wants). If Trump wins and he gets a Republican Congress, he can get virtually anything he wants. if he gets a Democratic Congress, then literally next to nothing will get done.The same would happen in reverse with Hillary.
The Republican base is united while the leadership is divided, The Democratic leadership is united while the base is divided. I don't know which is worse, this election will tell.
I don't think that Trump will be able to get anything he wants if the Republicans control the Congress and the Senate, for the simple reason that the Republicans are NOT necessarily in agreement with Trump on what policy should be. If Trump gets elected, the Republicans will either gradually start to fall in line with some of Trump's ideas, or they won't !!! Instead, they will force Trump to fall in line with their ideas, or Nothing will get accomplished or passed, as usual.
Trump is in for a RUDE AWAKENING and a SERIOUS REALITY CHECK in dealing with a Republican controlled Congress/Senate, he just doesn't know it yet !!! Trump thinks "he's got this", but he doesn't "get it yet". The BEHIND THE SCENES REALITY in the White House will be that if the Republicans don't TRUST and RESPECT Trump's ability to LEAD this NATION, they will NOT Cooperate with Trump the way that he Expects, and he won't be able to "Make a Deal" with anyone.
There will be a Power Struggle and a Power Play between the Executive and Legislative branches of the U.S. Government [as usual] !!! Because he is CEO of Trump International Empire, Trump thinks the President holds the Power. But, he's WRONG about that, in the U.S. Government !!!
How many of Trump's policy ideas can he pass by EXECUTIVE ORDER, and Bypass the House and Senate ??? Most of Trump's Policy Ideas will have to pass through Both the House and Senate. This will NOT happen !!! Trump will be the one forced to "give in" and compromise with what the Republicans and/or Democrats want instead.
He also will NOT be able to continue to speak his mind unfiltered and be politically incorrect, b/c it will NOT be acceptable anymore in the White House, b/c his constituents, the public, and the Media will continue to CRUCIFY him and TARNISH his image even more as President. This happens to every President. Trump will be No Exception to this General Rule.
BTW, Who is going to FUND the Mexican Wall, if the Mexicans Don't ???
What are the Logistics of a Muslim Ban that can be accomplished , and how much money is it going to cost the Taxpayers ???
THINK about the REAL LOGISTICAL and MONETARY REALITY of Trump's Policy Ideas, and Consider if he can really accomplish what he thinks he can accomplish, working through the U.S. Congress and Senate.
We should NOT be Voting for or Supporting a New and Different Political Ideology anymore that Cannot be Realistically Accomplished, b/c we tried that with Obama and it didn't work out so well.
We should be Voting for and Supporting a Realistic REALITY CHECK that CAN BE ACCOMPLISHED , working through the Congress and Senate !!!
I don't necessarily think Hillary Clinton can do any better working through the Congress and Senate. I don't know about Gary Johnson or Jill Stein.
The point is, I don't think that we as Americans should have Unrealistically High Expectations of Donald Trump, only to be Disappointed like we have been with Obama, who has had a hard time working with the Congress and Senate.
It's called Realism in Politics.