Predictions

November 9, 2016

Predictions:

  • Somewhere around March (perhaps sooner), there will be a great deal of buyer’s remorse.
  • He will be a one-term president.
  • He will run his time in office in the same way he ran his campaign, and his businesses before that. His time in office will reflect his values.
  • The “burn it down,” isolationist, take it back from “them” mentality that created Brexit and a Trump presidency will increase, not decrease. Except, now those on the left will join in more than ever.
  • It will be a good time to be a comedian.
  • It will be a good time to be in armaments.
  • As cronies are rewarded, we will find the calibre of those he surrounds himself with will not elevate the office.
  • With control of both houses and Trump as president, the right will run so hard and so fast, it will knock your breath out. It will be their undoing.
  • It will be a good time to be in marajuana.
  • The sun will continue to rise, but the earth will continue to heat.
  • He will continue to be distractible and thin-skinned. Unexpected people will suffer from that.
  • Animals may not come out ahead when the head of state has a fur-loving, hunting family.
  • Trump’s business interests will prosper disproportionately.
  • There will be so much scandal, it will affect the functioning of government.

I hope I’m wrong, but I don’t think I will be.

I normally console myself in times of political disappointment by saying, “They are never as good as you hope, nor as bad as you fear.” Let’s hope that is the case here.

About Andrew Einspruch

Co-founder of Wild Pure Heart Productions and the Deep Peace Trust, I'm an animal-loving, vegan, author and filmmaker, who loves nothing more than an engrossingly entertaining film or book.

Comments

  1. Harold Melnick says:

    The problem with predictions, at least my predictions, is that they’re often wrong. Otherwise, I would be rich.
    “Trump’s business interests will prosper disproportionately.”
    I worry less about wealthy people in office than about people who enter office not wealthy but leave office wealthy. FDR and JFK entered office wealthy. The Clintons left office wealthy.
    “Animals may not come out ahead when the head of state has a fur-loving, hunting family.”
    Animals survived Teddy Roosevelt.
    “There will be so much scandal, it will affect the functioning of government.”
    Like Nixon? Or 1884 Presidential Campaign Slogans
    “James G. Blaine, The Continental Liar from the State of Maine” – Grover Cleveland
    Refers to Blaine’s involvement in unethical business deals with the railroad industry and his behavior after they were exposed.
    “Ma, Ma, Where’s my Pa, Gone to the White House, Ha, Ha, Ha” – James Blaine
    Refers to the out of wedlock child Cleveland allegedly had fathered.

    “America has been changing since the first Europeans arrived in the 17th century, and probably before that. Compared to the Revolution, the Civil War, the Great Depression, and World War II, the changes of the past 20 years have been fairly slight. But we now have a thousand times more outlets for expressing and amplifying our fear and discontent, so it sounds like a revolution, whereas it’s only a hailstorm. Our basic values are as strong as ever, and much stronger than in the 19th century, for example, when half the men in the country were schnockered half the time — and much stronger than during the era of slavery, which was a shame on the culture. There’s a lot of melodrama and self-pity going on, but it’s still America.” — Garrison Keillor

  2. Edith Einspruch says:

    If you listened to cable news as much as we do, you would have heard all these predictions already and not had to got the trouble of thinking of them yourself. You need to add some predictions about Russia and Putin and what effect that will have on our country.. I don’t think it is trivial.