OK. So Trump won. Now what?
So far, I see things I like and things I don't like. His selections for most of his cabinet posts are pretty good, a few not so good, others I have yet to judge one way or another. I'd love to see him appoint John Bolton as Secretary of State, if for no other reason than to see leftist head's explode like a 4th of July fireworks display (Oooh! That's the kind I like!) Though neither of them needed Bolton's help, JB would make Clinton and Kerry look like absolute idiots. He's not a pushover and he knows foreign affairs far better than either of them.
Not crazy about Trump's moves concerning either Carrier or Boeing. With Carrier, it is really no different than what lefties do to keep large companies from leaving town. They offer a deal. While I like the the company isn't moving to Mexico, I'm hoping it doesn't mean that as president, Donnie will satisfy himself with picking winners and losers like Obama does. The real goal is to remove the reasons that compel them to leave. That means getting together with Congress to lower corporate tax rates and ease regulations everywhere it makes sense to do so. That's about all a president can do or should do.
From there, one must hope that there are unemployed people who will choose to work for any of these corporations that stay or return. I recently heard that there are about half a million manufacturing jobs available right now that go unfilled. These are good paying, skilled positions. How many are offering on the job training, I don't know. To what extent a president can influence work ethic, I hope Trump can figure out, because many of those who dropped out of the job market don't really wish to return at this point. And the young aren't quite of the same cut as workers of previous generations, so remaining and returning companies are only part of the solution to unemployment. But Trump has campaigned on making it easier for companies to stay and thrive, so let's hope he can have success on his end of the bargain.
Boeing is a different deal. And it's a deal between them and the those who ordered their talents in developing a new fleet for AirForceOne planes. They aren't even contracted to build anything yet. I just don't think it's as simple as saying "that's too much dough...forget it". At the same time, it puts people on notice that Trump is concerned about costs for that which government intends to do. So that's good. I just hope he doesn't think he can simply oppose something superficially and expect that his will be done.
Over at Dan's, he worries about Trump's truthfulness. Remarks Trump made about landslide wins and millions of illegal votes have provoked Dan's concern. I have trouble with Trump's liberal use of hyperbole, but mostly because of reactions to such as in the case of Dan. When Trump doesn't weigh his words, he'll have to waste time clarifying or walking back from them. That's just the type of crap the left loves, since it's easier than actually coming up with solutions to problems that actually make sense.
But worse, Dan's concern is ludicrous given the deceit of the opposing party leaders. "If you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor." "Benghazi was the result of a video." "I was pinned down by sniper fire in Bosnia." and a host of other crap sandwiches served up by Obama, Clinton and others in the Democratic party. They live on that stuff, draw in voter support by such stuff and have no shame in continually perpetuating such stuff. But should Trump exaggerate....OH. MY. GOSH!!! Can't have that, can we?
The bottom line, though, is that I am still filled with trepidation with Trump's victory, while still greatly relieved by it. But I think he's off to a fairly good start, even if not a perfect one. We'll see.