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A NEW PRESIDENT

This election was a massive rejection of Hillary Clinton; not an endorsement of Donald Trump. Trump now needs to be given the benefit of the doubt. Look at it one way. Trump will not be as terrible a president as George W. Bush, arguably the worst in our history, who saddled our nation with unnecessary, trillion dollar wars (which he never paid for) and a fiscal policy of debt that led to the crash of 2008. And, for better or worse, the six-year period of government-in-gridlock should be over. Whew!
Like many, I held my nose and voted for Hillary. Strange as it may seem, I’m not disappointed by her defeat.
The very worst year in my lifetime was 1968: the assassinations of Bobby Kennedy and MLK, the depth of the Vietnam War, the inner-city riots which began in 1965, and the election of Richard Nixon. An ugly time for our nation.
So hang on to your hat for a while. It’s going to be interesting. I doubt it will be a disaster. Though I’m an optimist, there is one caveat: those manufacturing jobs lost to technology will never come back for those forty or fifty-year old men and women who crossed their fingers and voted for Trump. Those jobs are gone for good (regardless of who won the election).
On the other hand, defense industry employment will expand significantly as the budget for spending on the military increases. Sequestration in that area will be a thing of the past.
Final irony: Her closest aide, Huma Abedin, lost this election for Hillary Clinton. Had she not backed up her 650,000 emails onto Anthony Weiner’s laptop, the FBI would not have publicly reopened an investigation ten days before the election. In the meantime, and because of that shock, enough mail-in ballots had been cast to tip the balance of the votes against Clinton. One could barely write fiction with so many twists.

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  1. Kitty Salinas

    Thanks for this message, Sandy.  I’ve been a mess and really scared thinking about Trump in the White House.  He doesn’t think before he speaks or acts.  Kitty  Kitty Salinas ADEC

    626-272-1615 kitty.salinas@sbcglobal.net http://www.adec-ca.org

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