Monday, November 28, 2016

Trump Election Not Like December 2014

Clinton lost partly because she neglected too big a segment of American voters and thought a bit like she did in 2008 that 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue was hers for the taking. That was a big contrast with Trump who was very efficient in appealing to the reptilian brains of enough voters who don't understand for example that his proposed 15% flat tax is going to hurt them the most. These voters seem to be oblivious to how Reaganomics increase US debt from one to four trillion dollars in twelve years back in the 1980s. And what threw America into its worst recession in almost eight decades in 2008.

So that's very different from what happened here in 2014. It looks a lot more like the June 1982 elections when voters were not sophisticated enough to compensate for the lack of relevant information to take the decision that was in their best interests. But we've become increasingly smarter since then as a careful study would show. Intelligent enough to reject the wicked plan of a scheming trio two years ago.

4 comments:

akagugo said...

Ah well, to our diplomatic mission will get to talk to the Trump adminstration about defending our AGOA and Diego, please ditch all your puny powerpoint presentations, and do a video like this: I tell you, it's gonna be absolutely fantastic, people! Because, forget the false media, Mr President, we do the best, totally best textile products, nobody does it better, not even these rapist Mexicans. And these Brexiters voted for Brexit but ain't exiting our Diego, total scumbags I tell you, totally scandalous, it's true...

akagugo said...

Among the SNL-like events that characterized his first 100 days, this latest episode (firing FBI's No.1)is really a milestone. From here, the only way seems downhill...

akagugo said...

The Donald is messing things up in unexpectedly massive proportions...
With hindsight, Hillary appears so prophetically wise.

Sanjay Jagatsingh said...

We've begun the careful study.