No Good Outcomes
From my vantage point, as the presidential race remains in the balance with five states undeclared, there seem to be no good outcomes for the state of the union.
A nation divided against itself cannot stand
Those were Abraham Lincoln's words in 1858, long before he became president. But it set him on the track to the presidency because he had said what no man dared say—that the nation could not survive half slave and half free.
Keep in mind that this was said a mere 82 years after the nation’s birth. A point I mean to lean upon and I mean to lean upon it hard.
We are presently divided, but Trump did not divide us
Just as Lincoln did not create slavery, Trump had no hand in the splitting of America into haves and have-nots, the privileged and the homeless, those who eat and those who serve. That 40 year slight-of-hand began with Ronald Reagan
Republicans and Democrats were equally complicit in a series of economic crimes—Republicans by design and Democrats by guilt of association. It was F…