America and the world just suffered through a very long and grueling primary and general election. We listened to a magnitude of rhetoric and promises from candidates who would say anything to win a vote. The winner and president-elect built his base on the promise of a wall and the promise that Mexico will build that wall. Donald Trump will not get his wall on the southern border, but he will inherit a great big dysfunctional wall that goes by the title of Congress.
Congress is broken, it is not healthy, functioning or sustainable. In a perfect world occupying all three levels of government would and should be a politician’s dream. Unfortunately senators and house members tend to live in separate universes. House Republicans often lash out at Senate Republicans and visa versa. Finger-pointing and unfounded accusations run rampant in both chambers, while ensuring nothing gets done. Ninety-eight percent of Trump’s promises will require action, by a do-nothing, broken, dysfunctional Congress with an approval rating below that of cockroaches and STDs. The next four years are going to be more entertaining than any episode of Survivor. The swamp won’t get drained and gridlock will rule the day.
Robert Wright, Hilmar