... While it's pretty clear that the Republicans lost the White House, it doesn't seem that their policies lost. It looks like the Republicans will keep the Senate and the Democrats have a reduced majority in the House. This is hardly a victory for Democratic policies.
Whatever Trump does, conservatives, populists and republicans better get focused on those two Georgia senate races.
Hmmm.....well ....Trump is probably one of the most stressed out people on the planet right now. I would be more then a little edgy and annoyed myself.Is a senile president better than one that is looking more and more insane? I noticed that his mind was not quit right during the Corona Virus briefings. His old mug would twist up when one of his team would say something he didn't agree with. Sometimes you have to listen to your advisors. Unfortunately it cost him the election.
One Day,As a relatively recent legal immigrant myself, I too still have a bit of an outsider look, and I believe that these two posts resume well both the Trump Presidency and the current situation.
It seems fair to say that Trump is a man with nearly intolerable ego who seems to go out of his way to be purposefully disagreeable and unlikable.
Yet, Trump has fundamentally implemented the policies that the nation needed and the previous administration shrunk from. For example, among others: confronting China on intellectual property theft, balance trade, currency manipulation, imperialist expansion, etc.; confronting European allies who have relied on the US to fund their defense in violation of NATO agreement; confronting out-of-control illegal immigration; confronting the manufacturing exodus from the US; confronting American energy dependence; etc. etc. Certainly not everything was perfect, but by far and large he has done more for the country in 4 years than cumulated past Presidents in 12 or 16 years...
As I explained to whomever wanted to hear during the campaign: do not vote the man, vote the policies, and the choice is clear: on one side an unlikable, so far not proven corruptible guy who implement the right policies; and on the other side a supposedly likable guy, apparently proven corrupted, who will likely let his entourage implement the wrong policies.
Was there fraud? It seems that the objective answer is yes.
Was there enough provable fraud to change the outcome? This remains to be seen but this would surprise me.
The line is thin between legitimate challenge of questionable results, and bombastic ego-driven illegitimate attempt to cling illegally to power. I hope for Trump that if the legal challenge do not pan out he will walk away with dignity and not attempt a futile and infantile tantrum. He has a legacy to be proud of, and he should not damage it by becoming what the opposition has always accused him to be without being able to prove it, and proving them right.
Let the legal process play out, but let the Republican also remember that maybe the more critical fight is now in Georgia. Biden/Harris in the White House with McConnell at the Senate Presidency is not ideal, but it is a lot better than Biden/Harris in the White House with Schumer at the Senate Presidency.
Unless, getting away with mail in ballots debacle, they keep the practice and cheat forever...One Day,
I think you've summed up this election situation pretty well. Many people who voted for Biden were just voting against Trump the man and not his policies. Many of the policy changes you've described here that Trump addressed head on, are supported by the vast majority of people here in the U.S. Biden and the Democrats have been TALKING about changing the policies for DECADES and have done NOTHING! Trump DID change things for the better for the U.S. and pissed a bunch of people off worldwide, because he took them out of their "business as usual with the U.S." comfort zones and made them confront the elephant in the room. Biden hasn't done a damn thing in 45 years in public office for the people who have to work for a living in this country, except raise their taxes to pay for social programs for the leeches (socialists) that suck the bone marrow out of our economy and send our jobs overseas. I predict in two years when the mid term elections roll around, people will see the light as their household incomes start to disappear and vote overwhelmingly for a Republican Congress.