I made a campaign contribution to the Trump campaign. Wasn’t much money but it was a first for me — I’ve never contributed any money before to any politician. Never.
I like some of Trump’s policies but not all of them, but I’m definitely frightened by what I see among the Democrats — no borders, soft on crime, free everything, socialism, anti-free speech. The next time we elect a Democrat as president will be perilous for the country, for Democrats have turned into ideologues with no common sense.
2020 is going to be an intense year in the US. If you think 2016 was raucous, you haven’t seen anything yet. I wonder if the intensity is going to cause violence and perhaps even assassination attempts by people who have been driven over the edge. Wouldn’t surprise me at all.
But first the Democratic candidates will tear into each other.
West coast cities are turning into sewers under the Democrats. They just flat out don’t know how to government worth a damn. Good at getting your vote; terrible at actually governing. Chicago is another example. Is New York next — about to slide back to the crazy, lawless place it was back in the 70s and early 80s? Wouldn’t surprise me because the long-term residents there are leaving in droves, and being replaced with poor immigrants, many of them illegal immigrants. We all know how that ends up. The tax base gets eroded, while welfare costs go through the roof.
Cities overrun with the homeless, illegal immigrants, and drug addicts…needles and human waste everywhere — our future.
Long-time residents of San Francisco can’t get out of the city fast enough. They are fleeing. I don’t blame them a bit. I would too.
The real tipping point for a city comes when the police stop policing because it has become too dangerous for them to go into large sections of the city. That’s already happened in Chicago. That would be the next leg down for San Fran and LA. When that happens, the descent into chaos is unavoidable.
Most Americans have the happy illusion that ours is a well ordered and peaceful society. That might be the case for country life and small towns across the country, but when you get to the level of cities, the facts tell a quite different story. St. Louis, for instance, is ranked the 16th most dangerous city in the entire world. I don’t think it will be long before the United States has a city in the top 10, perhaps more than one.
I’m not sure the Democratic Party will survive intact in 2020 — there is just too wide a divide between the conservative wing and the far-left elements. I think the “progressives” will break away to form a new socialist party. Just a prediction.
Irony — the farce Russia ploy against Trump, now that it has collapsed, has made him twice as strong.
In 2015 into 2016, we got a chance to see all the nincompoops among the Republican candidates. This year into 2020, it will be the Democrats.