Things like Hope and Change drive markets. This election has left everyone hoping in one way or another and bracing for the change that lies ahead, especially because that change is in the hands of someone who is not a career politician, has chutzpah out the ying yang and charisma that is undeniable.
The stock market has gone up since Donald Trump was elected. That’s a fact. But what made it happen? I have heard it called a Trump Bump. Positive vibes of hope and change. Maybe. And that led to this –
The stock market’s risen since Trump’s victory.
Is he a boon to the economy?
Is this a trending Trump bump
Or a Donald dry hump……
The world is waiting to see!
Donald J. Trump @realDonaldTrump Twitter
In addition to winning the Electoral College in a landslide, I won the popular vote if you deduct the millions of people who voted illegally.
Recount momentum is starting to mount
And Trump’s Twitter rant is tantamount
To putting the blame
For his rigged election claim
On illegal votes(?) impossible to count…..or prove.
I am an optimist by nature. I always try to see the good in things and a way to turn problems into opportunities. One of my catch phrases is “No mess is as bad as it looks.” I’m beginning to wonder.
What I am beginning to sense is that the American people who voted for Donald Trump weren’t looking for the next F.D.R. who would try to advance modern American society and address the need for positive social change in a world where technology is moving at warp speed. No, they don’t want a President with a conscience which is needed to lead our great diverse mass society, they want a Godfather who will protect the old neighborhood. Now they are going to find out what the price is for that “protection” and the character of the thugs entrusted to reel in the “tribute” for a Godfather. These are political creatures anxious to make their bones, if they haven’t already. On the street, they are dangerous people, feared, not respected.
Bannon, Flynn, Pompeo and Sessions fit the description and they have all kissed the ring. Now they are being rewarded for their loyalty to the Trumpfather with old neighborhoods that they will get to “protect” through intimidation. Territories called the Justice Department, the State Department and the CIA. Bannon is consigliere.
While I was thinking about how to put a positive spin on this, and as of this time, I have yet to do so, this popped into my head –
Trump’s appointments have me in a daze
They show he’s set in his “loyalty” ways.
He’s just letting us know
He’ll strive to reach a new low…..
And take us back to the bad old days!
I’m no different than everyone else. I have my own personal opinions about what just happened and what is going to happen. I do know this. Someone has to be very intelligent and charismatic to be able to be elected President Of The United States. Despite his hateful rhetoric and playing on fear and anger to build his constituency, which is personally offensive to me in so many ways, he rallied enough people to vote for him. He may have defeated the only person that he could have. I am guessing that a good many of the people who voted for him actually voted against Hillary Clinton.
My grandfather used to have a favorite expression, “dumb like a fox” and I think that is Donald Trump. He is clearly an “ends justify the means” businessman and that carried over to his politics, which is understandable, because he is not a politician. The thing I am predicting is that he is going to back peddle on just about everything, leaving in enough of the conservative Republican agenda to maintain a connection with his constituency. And by back peddling he will get enough of a connection with his opposition to be able to possibly effect positive change. Here’s hoping.
He is going to have a reality television administration with lots of drama. And this is going to make his back peddling effective. Here is my first prediction for Act One.
This guy Bannon is N.F.G.
And it won’t take long for The Donald to see
What a problem he’s hired
And to tell him “YOU’RE FIRED!”
Trump’s catch phrase from reality TV.
I have been off the limerick trail for a while, even though the campaign trail is a gold mine for material. However, I have not found this to be an election that I wanted to write jokes about. It is, seriously, not a joking matter. I have never seen an election like this and, God willing, I will not see another one like it.
I am not a person that would express a political opinion on social media. It is not my place for that. I read a lot of political opinion on social media and it reinforces my decision to go Abe Lincoln – Better to remain silent and thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt.
I will make a prediction about tomorrow, Election Day 2016. I predict there are going to be a lot of people in this country consuming a great deal of booze and weed. America will be doing some drinking and copping a buzz. Tomorrow is going to be a numbing experience for many.
Which means that America is going to wake up on Wednesday with a hangover. I was thinking about this while folding my laundry and when I opened my underwear drawer, this popped into my head.
You can’t say “No” to “Just one more.”
So you wake up aching and sore.
And then your universe
Only gets worse…..
You have an empty underwear drawer.