OK, enough doom and gloom. Everything is terrible, but maybe there are some silver linings we can identify from this new national nightmare. Maybe things won’t be that bad! Let’s think of ways how!
- Infighting between traditional Republicans and Tea Party/Alt-Right loonies will lead to congressional gridlock, forcing them to compromise with Democratic minorities to actually get things passed.
- Now that they have control, maybe the Republicans will come around from just being a party of “No”, to getting something done. The something’s might be things I horribly disagree with, but at least it’s movement in a direction!
- Trump is basically a crazy person, right? So, maybe on some key issues, he will end up flip flopping again and doing things that aren’t so horrible. Like, maybe his Supreme Court list goes out the window and he finds some slightly more moderate voices somewhere.
- Trump clearly has no interest in governing, so he’ll probably mostly be there for the state dinners and non consensual Angela Merkel backrubs. We know that he pitched Kasich with essentially presidential control in the VP slot, so acting - president Pence it is! That’s probably better than Trump, kind of?