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Monday, October 31, 2016

The Lame Duck Weeks



We should know who the next president is going to be after the November election. No matter who wins, Obama will be President until the swearing in ceremony in January. Usually that's a time in government when very little gets done. Everyone's waiting for the new person. Sometimes there's a little bit of panic on the administration's part as they struggle to get their ducks in a row before the opposite party comes in.

I'm trying to figure out what it will be like this time. Normally, the day after the election we know who's coming in and can mentally adjust -or pack up and move to Canada. This might be one of those rare election years when things are up in the air.

It's happened before. Remember when Al Gore was elected President? Then he wasn't. Then he was. Then he really wasn't. We had loads of fun with hanging chads. Just to make things interesting it all happened in a state where George Bush's brother was the governor.

The nation is as divided as it ever was. Trump is making noises that he might not accept the election if he loses. I wonder what Hillery's gang will do if she loses? There just might be enough voting machine shenanigans to cause doubt -in both camps. The danger is that this might not be an election with a “clean” winner.

Say what you want about Al Gore, his conceding saved the nation a lot of uncertainty. Right now it looks like neither candidate is willing to go down gracefully.

Most people are fed up with the whole election. They just want it to be over. Be aware that on the morning after the election, it might not be “over over.”

People have a lot of anxiety about this election. Don't be too sure that relief is on the way.

-Sixbears

14 comments:

  1. Welcome to Hell!

    Wildflower

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    1. Thank you! These seats have a great view!

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  2. I think we reached the tipping point long ago, but some folks feel that this election is the tipping point for America. That's why all the emotion, I think. Liberals are scared their going to lose the communist government that is almost in their grasp, and conservatives scared we're going to lose our last bit of freedom. Bottom line - what's going to happen is going to happen; it's only a matter of when.

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    1. We may look back at these troubled times as the good old days. At least no one's shooting at me right now.

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  3. It's not so easy to move to Canada anymore. I already checked.

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    1. It's easy to visit, as long as you already have a passport. That gives you six months to figure out a plan B.

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    2. Doesn't Canada have a socialist prime minister right now?

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    3. Yes . . . but he's pretty. No matter who wins here we won't have that.

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  4. Obama isn't waiting for the election, he's already up to shenaningans usually reserved for last weeks of office. Already commuted over 700 convicted prisoners of their sentences, according to Washington Post.

    What I'm concerned about is no matter who wins, gaining the other sides cooperation will be extremely difficult. Not even if its for the good of the country or its citizens.

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    1. A lot of people have lost sight of the fact that nothing will get done without cooperation from the other side. There are times when politicians have pulled together for the good of the nation, but that doesn't appear to be in the near future. Hope they don't wait too long.

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  5. Doesn't matter who wins, I'm staying here. I just wish that those who say they'll leave the country if their candidate doesn't win would do so. They're such liars. If Killary loses I'm sure heads will roll. If Trumpet loses we'll never hear the end of it.

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    1. Most people are all talk and no action. Of course, other countries have politics of their own. You could easily jump from the frying pan into the fire.

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  6. Maybe we in Texas should go back to being our own country. . .

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    1. If I remember my history correctly, Texas was in a hurry to join up back in the day.

      . . . You could always go back to being Northern Mexico. It's looking more and more like Mexico anyway.

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