Various Trump supporters say they fear people will revolt if Mr. Trump loses the Presidential election. Other people, of course. It's not just the hostage-taking -- vote for the candidate I want, or the country gets it! -- or even the absurd fear that yet another center-right Democratic Presidency will bring about "socialism," it's the damn whining. When George W. Bush got re-elected, I didn't go into a "depression." I went to work.
EPA plans to overhaul regulations concerning lead in drinking water, which could lead to "proactive replacement of lead water pipes" and "beefing up mandates for corrosion control technology," among other things. And though you'll have less lead in your water, and thus less brain damage in your children, right-wing whiners will still call all of this "job terrorism," as if good health care is even possible without clean water.
A three-week strike of dining hall workers at Harvard University ends with workers winning increased salary and a five-year reprieve from health care copay hikes. Well-done, Harvard workers -- and well-timed, as classes didn't start that long ago. And if you think $35,000 a year is a lot to pay someone who washes dishes and tends the salad bar, please do two things: 1) slap yourself, and 2) consider that Harvard currently holds assets of over $35 billion.
A New York Times writer wonders if Republicans, with their likely reduced majorities in Congress, will try to get things done in an effort to "get past" Trump or if they'll double down on their obstruction of any Clinton agenda. Gosh, what about past Republican behavior would lead us to contemplate that they'll "dig in" against Democrats? You know, besides all of their past behavior?
In a related note, Sen. Ted Cruz suggests that the Republican blockade of that last Supreme Court seat could go on for a long, long while -- after all, we had fewer than 9 Supreme Court justices just 70 years ago! So, like Lucy pulling the football away from Charlie Brown, first it was "the people need to have a voice" in the next Supreme Court nomination by electing a new President, and now it's nobody getting a voice but Republicans. Who'da thunk it?
Finally, filmmaker Michael Moore says that Trump voters are "legal terrorists." His subsequent explanation of a Trump voter's motivation for "blowing up the system" is apt, but I didn't like being called a "terrorist" for opposing the Iraq war, so why would I like it when someone calls Trump voters terrorists? And I can't shake the feeling he put it like that just to get heard above the din. But that's the post-modern way to get heard, and we must resist that.