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New America Worksheet

New America Worksheet

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So everyone is stunned that Trump won the election today.  I am sure we will dig into it tonight when we record Waiting for the Train but I wanted to take a few minutes to do what I would have expected conservatives to do if Hillary had won.  I am going to give Trump a chance.  Here’s how:  I am making a work sheet.  There are a MILLION things that Presidents can’t control.  Presidents can’t make jobs.  Presidents can’t decide how much gas costs.

But Presidents do say a lot of stuff that get people to vote for them.  Obama promised hope and change.  W. said he was a compassionate conservative who did not believe in nation building.  Obama ended up being the President who presided over the Democrats losing the House, the Senate, the Presidency and the Supreme Court.  W. got us into two wars that we are still not done with and we have spent trillions trying to build those nations.

So all in all we put too much faith in what Presidents say and forget that Congress is, according to the Constitution, in charge.  They make the laws.  They declare war.  We are not supposed to have a king.  But Trump DID say a bunch of things that got people to vote for him and they are things the President can do.  So let’s just make sure we have them marked down so when it is time for another election we can remember if it worked.  Everything is checked off NO right now just because things didn’t really start yet.

[ox_table]

Item YES NO
Is America Great Again?   X
Is there a wall between America and Mexico?   X
If there is a wall, did Mexico pay for it?   X
Did the secret plan to defeat Isis in 100 days work?   X
Did the forgotten people’s lives improve?   X
Have dangerous people been kept out of the country?   X
Did we deport the illegals?   X
Did the manufacturing jobs come back?   X
Is Obamacare repealed?   X
Are NAFTA and TPP dead?   X
    X

[/ox_table]

I think that is a pretty good start.  Some, like the Obamacare one, will need Congress.  But others he can totally do himself.  So I guess every once in a while I will have to fill it out and see how we are doing.

And a couple more things before I sign off.

  1. Trump WON.  Hillary didn’t lose.  If the Senate had gone to the Democrats you could make a case that it was Hillary.  But the only two Senators on the Republican side who denounced Trump both lost.
  2. Bernie Sanders would not have won.
  3. Joe Biden would have.
  4. Gary Johnson DID hurt Hillary.
  5. We have no idea what Trump will do.  There is a 50/50 chance that he will do the OPPOSITE of all the things above.  Everyone has been wrong so far.  There is no reason to believe anyone will be right now.

 

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Acadia Einstein

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24 Comments

  1. Bigscrod wants cake

    Stealing the checklist, and not a goddam thing you can do about it. Lawlessness reigns now.

    Reply
    • Acadia Einstein

      At least give me credit! And money!

      Reply
  2. Cider

    This is a good post fam. Good work. Also that checklist is gold.

    Reply
  3. lipstickandpuppykisses

    Good post and checklist. Thank you for sharing

    Reply
  4. SamHTravels

    Great post and liking that checklist!

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  5. Amber

    I’m a little nervous. But maybe he’ll prove me wrong!

    Reply
  6. Our Family World

    Great post! Love the checklist.

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  7. Kimberly c.

    All we can do is wait and see what he’s going to do. Hopefully his lack of political experience won’t be an obstacle.

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  8. Mihaela Echols

    I’m not gonna lie I’m pretty stoked he won. It’s time for America to wake up from the 8 year nap we’ve had.

    Reply
  9. Chloe

    Hopefully he pulls a magical unicorn out from under his bed and rides it off into the sunset

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  10. Cindy Ingalls

    Thank you for pointing out the obvious that everyone forget, Congress makes the laws. You want change, don’t keep voting in the same people who don’t fulfill their obligation. I hope things aren’t as bad as it seems they could be, especially after Trump point out his terrible plan for the 1st 100 days.

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  11. adriana

    I think a lot of people (clearly, the majority of the country) still wants to see change, and (clearly) didn’t see it from the past 8 years. To those who don’t support Trump, I say – give him a chance. As he says, what do you have to lose? I’m glad someone blogged about the election, because I know it’s a touchy subject in this country today and not many people had the you-know-what to put it in writing.

    Reply
  12. Karlyn Flores

    This is absolutely a good post and a great information. Glad you share this with us

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  13. RonRon

    Hopefully, he will do what is best for AMERICA and it’s people. I mean, for the greater good.

    Reply
  14. Alfonzowords

    bwwwwwahahahahahha! i loved reading the post! and that gif at the end hahahahha so frickking funny. I love how you stated the facts & said it’s 50/50 now. best to wait and see what happens

    Reply
  15. Elizabeth O.

    It’s unbelievable what’s happening these days but like everything else, we have to get up and carry on. I like this idea of yours, it can be good for the rest of us to do that too!

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  16. Kendra

    This is a great list to start with.

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  17. Shelley Plummer

    Every candidate makes wild claims before being elected and very few of them are actually able to do any of it once they’re in office.

    Reply
  18. Rhewi Montemayor

    I’m not really updated about this but it is a good start reading this! 🙂 Just be aware on what’s going on right now.

    Reply
  19. Marceline Dementori

    This is not a bad idea at all! I think it’s great and it’s an effective way of keeping track of the country’s progress.

    Reply
  20. Ari

    Although not my preferred candidate, I’ll give him a chance. I hope he proves me wrong and turns out to be a great president. We’ll see…

    Reply
  21. Christina Aliperti

    I hope he surprises us all! We have no choice but to give him a chance and find out.

    Reply
  22. AWanderingVine

    Love this list. I hope he surprises us, but I have to admit I’m worried. Those gifs are gold :).

    Reply
  23. Karlaroundtheworld | Karla

    US politics is always a tough subject even with a lot of obvious pointers and matters that can be discussed. I just hope everyone’s honest enough to admit that in the end, we’re all on the same side.

    Reply

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