2020 vision

Our man in Indiana offers an estimate for November of next year:

The Repubs will run Trump, because why rock the boat? Since they have the worst PR apparatus in the free world and have no idea how to tout the good stuff Trump has done, The People will be pissed because Trump couldn’t pass legislation (not his job) and stay home.

Those who think they are owed something, you know, anyone under 35 and most people who are not fair-skinned, will vote the Lefty into office because he/she will promise something for nothing. We will one again be back to the Alvin Lee/Ten Years After political platform.

Don’t worry, the new lefty will not deliver on his/her promises and the voters will put the other guys back in charge of the purse strings two years later. The Levelers always overreach. The Invisible Hand always trumps Marxism, even in Mao’s China and Stalin’s USSR or Fidel’s Worker’s Paradise.

Nothing will change. The Swamp Monsters will tax a little more, spend a lot more and the corruption train will chug chug chug right on.

Not everyone votes in accordance with melanin levels. Age, though, might be a more reliable marker. And as an old white guy with no particular allegiance to the GOP, I might have more to say about such matters than the conventional wisdom contends.


  1. McGehee »

    30 January 2019 · 11:01 am

    Trump has always relied on the PR know-how of the Republican Party, hsn’t he? <eyeroll>

  2. Roger Green »

    31 January 2019 · 1:30 am

    I’m trying to figure which Republican would have the temerity to challenge him, now that Jeff flaked off. the only one that comes to mind has run before, the junior senator from Utah, Mittens.

  3. hollyh »

    31 January 2019 · 8:52 am

    “the good stuff Trump has done”?

    Um…I can think of only one. His administration is opposed to the Evil Venezuelan dictator. This confuses me, since Trump is diametrically opposed to everything else I hold dear. I can’t help but suspect we are heading into a Tail Wagging the Dog situation soon.

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