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What will Republicans say if these things happen?

Source: Trump is likely to get much, much worse. Here are a few big things to watch for. – The Washington Post


Of all the ways to measure Trump, judging him as a chief executive would seem to be fairest.

Source: Would You Let Trump Run Your Company? – Bloomberg


Democrats are taking aim at President Trump’s power to roll back regulations.

Source: Dems propose scrapping law GOP used to overturn regulations | TheHill


In normal times, it takes American presidents hundreds of days before they reach a majority disapproval rating.

This has been the case for the last five presidents – with Bill Clinton being the previous record holder after taking 573 days to have more than 50 per cent of Americans disapprove of his presidency.

But Donald Trump, the billionaire businessman, TV star and now US president, has smashed this record after his victory on a wave of anti-establishment anger.

It has taken just eight days for him to gain a majority disapproval rating, according to Gallup polling, with 51 per cent of Americans saying they disapproved of the President on 28 January 2016.

Source: President Donald Trump smashes record to get fastest majority disapproval rating ever



The president-elect is directly at odds with the Constitution and many of his top aides are flouting federal laws against self-dealing.

Source: A new solution for Trump and his team of billionaires: Ignore the law – The Washington Post


Send John McCain of Arizona and Lindsay Graham of South Carolina say they’re not letting up on Russia until they find out the truth.

Source: Republicans vow to ‘go after Russia’ for its alleged interference in US elections – Business Insider


It is certainly worrying times.

Stephanos Ioannou

From its beginnings, Democracy has opened the way for people with overweening ambition, who employ lies, division and bigotry to achieve their goals. From ancient Athens to modern Europe, we have often seen leaders who challenged the endurance of the political system. But however many wounds those people caused, the democratic system repeatedly proved that it could heal them and lead citizens back towards stability and prosperity. As long as there was some force to restore democracy, the way the United States did in Europe twice last century.

Seldom, though, has a person been able to wield so much power as the US president today, and, at the same time, seldom has an elected leader seemed so unqualified to wield that power as does Donald Trump. The United States’ technological and military superiority, its economic power, its history as winner of two world wars and guarantor of the international order…

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Trump’s plan for selling insurance across state lines could cause a race to the bottom.

Source: Repealing Obamacare May Be Easy. Replacing It Won’t Be. – Bloomberg View


After mourning Trump’s victory, I took the opportunity to think things through and I suddenly saw a big silver lining for Democrats. Politics is like a game of chess. Trump’s victory last night may have put the Democrats in a stronger position going forward than if Hillary had won. Here’s why I’m saying this:

If Hillary had become president on the heels of Obama’s two terms, the Democrats would be in a very vulnerable position in the next two major elections: the 2018 midterms and the 2020 general election. Democrats would likely suffer heavy losses in the 2018 midterms due to historical precedent (the party that wins the White House usually does poorly in the following midterm elections) and sheer voter fatigue. However, with Donald Trump in the White House the tables are turned and Republicans are the ones who will be in a defensive position in 2018 as they now control both the White House and Congress and will have to give full account of their agenda and results to voters. In this scenario, Democrats are likely to make significant gains in the 2018 midterm elections.

 

Source: Trump’s Pyrrhic Victory Provides a BIG Silver Lining for Democrats

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