Welcome to the old reality Mr. Government employee

At last count, Hillary Clinton won the popular vote by 2.6 million votes garnering 48.2% of the vote.  President elect to Donald Trump received 46.6% of the vote.  Liberals and their mouthpiece, he media, believe Trump does not have a mandate.

That’s fair.  It’s also fair to note that Trump won 3,084 out of the 3,141 counties in America.  That’s 98.2% of the counties for Trump if you are scoring at home. Is that a mandate?

Does it matter?  Politicians operate on changing viewpoints depending on which party is in power.  Today, Liberals want the Electoral College abolished.  If you reverse the results, we all know the Republicans would clamor for its demise.  The next four years will feature a narrative from Liberals that Trump is an illegitimate president while Republicans tout the smallest success as historic.

That is business as usual in Washington, DC.  But can Trump change that culture?  I doubt anyone can but I am hoping Trump forgets the distractions and focuses bringing his promises to fruition.  We all know most of the promises will not happen but if he changes the political environment in Washington that will be a win.

Too many politicians take the voters for granted.  Even after Trump’s victory, politicians are refusing to admit we the people finally exercised our muscle.  For too long, they have played us for fools and we simply kept re-electing inept and immoral people.  I was never in favor of term limits but now have “evolved:  We need term limits..  I had the naïve notion most politicians had term limits because they face re-election.  I think Congress should have six, two-year terms and Senators should have two, six year terms.

They took our vote for granted and still do now.  Only a handful of them understand Trump’s rise was because of them.

I hope he follows through with building the wall but that is a tall order.  Cities with Liberal leaders are already posturing to remain Sanctuary Cities.  It’s their prerogative to run the city the way they see fit.  It’s also within the purview of Congress to withhold federal funds to cities that break the law.

Will they have the will?  If not, I suggest Trump pull a page out of President Ronald Reagan’s playbook and go around Congress to the people.  It is easier in today’s world with social media.  If I am Trump, I start naming names of every representative and Senator that votes against the wall.  I’d fill social media with their names and a note saying “If you want the wall, vote these people out of office.”

If a city disobeys the immigration law are the political leaders guilty of aiding abetting a fugitive or harboring a criminal?

I want to see if running the government like a business is feasible.

I think all Senators and Congressman must participate in the exact same medical plans and social security as their constituents. I do not think they deserve special programs.  Let them have the same plans and see if they take a cavalier attitude towards us.  Congress can purchase their own retirement plans like the rest of us Americans if they want more.

Congress can no longer vote themselves raises unless they earn it.  They can get a one percent raise only when GDP reaches five percent.  It’s time government learn what it’s like to be accountable.  It’s a quaint, old-world reality the real America understands.


About Armando Diana

A freelance writer for more than 25 years I covered the political scene in New Jersey which can prepare anyone for national politics. I have no fancy political degrees and I'm definitely not a lawyer - I am a common person who is fed up with politics. I want leaders focused on doing what is right for the country, not for them.
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2 Responses to Welcome to the old reality Mr. Government employee

  1. w1nt3l says:

    So much of this post resonated with me. I’ve struggled for years with healthcare costs, rising prices, and stagnant to non-existent cost of living increases. Term limits are logical to keep new faces coming into the public eye, keep elected officials from spending 30+ years in service well into their 90’s being ineffective, and most importantly giving the candidates a strong incentive to actually do what they say and be efficient in representing their constituents.

    Trumps social presence is the one thing that I support completely and hope it continues into his Presidency. As long as it stays transparent and unfiltered to a point, it will remain effective.

  2. I think you hit the nail on the head. As long as Trump uses social media to advance his agenda and not himself, I think it will be effective. In fact, I believe a new world order in politics started. Trumps use of social media has changed the playing field.

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