The Election Is Over

My local in Brooklyn is about 99.9% Democrat in its voting. In fact, I was mentioning that my PhD is in politics, and my great friend who bartends there said, "But you never talk about politics!"

Well, yes: politics really ought to be a minor part of our lives. The major part ought to be loving our family, taking care of our neighbors, doing our jobs, enjoying our hobbies and vocations... we ought to resort to politics only when those things break down. (That does not mean we can "do away" with politics: there will always be points where those things do break down, and then we need a healthy concept of the political to get us through those break downs.)

In any case, tonight I heard a regular there say, "You know, when you look at the actual policies Trump is proposing, they seem pretty reasonable."

Trump's marketing shift to sell himself to mainstream voters has barely begun, and already, someone at this Democratic stronghold is willing to publicly state that his positions are really not that unreasonable! And Trump has six more months to market himself to swing voters.

Trump landslide, folks.

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  1. I have a hard time believing Callahan the man rarely talks about politics as opposed to Callahan the blogger.

    The internet never shows the real face of the person.

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    1. I talk about politics here. When I am dealing with my neighbors, relatives, etc., I feel it is much more important to hold the door for them, lend them my car, help them with their math homework, etc. That's the real way to make the world better.

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  2. Does this mean our country is over, as well?

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    1. Just entering a new phase.

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    2. How old is the current phase? What defines if?

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  3. I think that is important but I suspect a big part that the media haven't considered is that Trump will turn the same penchant for negative campaigning towards Hillary as he did towards his Republican rivals. The media seem to make an unstated assumption hat his attacks won't be as effective on her as they were on Jeb and others he trailed big time when he started. Whatever the case I will thoroughly Trump taking an establishment candidate down and forcing the media to collaborate.

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