Originally Posted by BigMacPhisto
Pence is no improvement. He would hold his tongue more but there would be absolutely no wiggle room on certain issues. Out would go anti-free trade and imperialist rhetoric and in would come the worst neocon we've ever had. I'll gladly take Trump over any of those other fools.
Trump may well become the most successful President ever in terms of getting their own legislation passed. He has all of Congress, the Supreme Court, Republicans holding most of the state houses, etc. Meanwhile, the right just can't wait to pass all of their awful crap after being in the dark for about a decade.
Kind of ironic that Clinton called herself "a progressive who gets things done" when she couldn't even win an election in the first place and surely would have faced major obstructionism with no prayer of ever holding the House, thus making her the least successful modern President in history. And yes Bernie may have fared even worse.
So, if you hate a do-nothing Congress, that's now no more. And in an even crazier twist, it may be through Donald Trump that we actually get, say, a minimum wage increase. Something that would have been impossible with a Democratic President and Republican House.
One posative I hope to come from a Trump presidency is that we get a solution on the boarder and imigration. I am hoping for a secured southern boarder which will result in drastically reducing the amount of heroin in this country. Also an imigration policy that prevents undocumented people from being exploited and living in fear.