Do The Freakin Math

Liberals and conservatives alike frequently rely on limited evidence, personal experience, religious beliefs or gut emotions to determine solutions for complex problems. From immigration to global warming - taxes to terrorism - or health care to free trade - analytical study is rare. Science based policy making isn’t the way of Washington. And the consequences are catastrophic. Change is urgently needed. Just do the freakin’ math.

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

TRUMP 2016!!! There’s a pony in there somewhere…



Here is why I hope TRUMP wins sufficient delegates before the GOP convention:
1.       If the GOP keeps their Convention rules Trump will go against Hillary or Sanders and lose.  And the GOP will suffer for years to come (as if demographics hasn’t already condemned any future GOP Presidential candidates to ruin. 
2.       If the GOP changes its convention rules and offers someone capable of beating Sanders or Hillary, Trump could go rogue and permanently divide the GOP, perhaps even destroying the already suicidal  “two-party’ system.   Not likely…but a guy can dream.   Either way the GOP suffers tremendously this election and will have to transform itself to a more rational institution if it ever hopes to regain any shred of relevancy.
And here is a risky desire.  I hope Trump wins the presidency.
Our ‘democratic’ ‘two party’ system is failing us with its 'winner take all', gerrymandered, moneyed, obstinate ways.   Our Constitution is incapable of dealing with the global threats we face using independent agencies in our increasingly and irreversible interdependent world.
We (and our system) are addicted to staying the same -- and only make changes in response to great pain, suffering, and/or abject failure.  It doesn't really matter who is President.  Last week a "Dear Next President" letter from our nation's intelligence agency leaders essentially said...'be prepared! Things are going to get worse!'   At this point there is no way to avoid that, and whom ever is in the White House in 2017 will likely get blamed for whatever comes next.   I'm guessing that having Trump in office in 2017 is a ‘win/win, but maybe we all lose’ proposition.   He will get blamed for whatever crisis happens and our nation's failure to respond or recover promptly.   And, when we bottom out as a nation…there’s a 50/50 chance we could start off new-- in the right direction.  The bad news…is that we still might go in the wrong direction... and there is also a roughly 50/50 chance that the crisis(s) coming during the next Presidency will cripple our nation permanently.
Either way...It’s time for some profound changes…and Trump could be our ‘last best hope’. Clinton or Sanders with a Republican led House and Senate will only take us further down the rabbit hole.  At some point in the not to distant future...I'm guessing again, we have a 50/50 chance of crossing the point of no return.   That 'exponential growth of technology' thing is just to much for my Pleistocene brain to deal with.

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