a reply to: Irishhaf
To be honest, because there is an awful lot of wishful thinking going on.
First of all, the Democrats will not be getting control of the White House, until or unless a full on election is held again, if at all, and even
then there are no certainties, because everything, and I mean every little thing, depends on the Democrats actually putting forward a candidate who is
not marked by the seemingly unending waves of corruption, cronyism, and deceit that permeate both the right and the left at the governmental level.
They singularly failed last time, to achieve anything of the sort, and scuppered the only individual in their party with the slightest bit of actual
credibility, in favour of the person with the least of it. Think of it, a party ostensibly of the left, which chose a right wing candidate who loves
war, over a man whose voting record reflects not only the beliefs he claims to hold over a period spanning decades, but also a man whose voting record
reflects the beliefs of the majority of potential Democrat voters. It is wishful thinking that suggests a party of that sort, is going to somehow
wrest control of the entire government from the hands of Trump and his disgusting menagerie of fundamentalist goons.
Furthermore, in the Trump supporter camp, the wishful thinking is also running rife. There are people who still believe in Trump, in his cabinet
picks, that history will remember him, and indeed those who voted for him, as anything other than the most amoral, ethically decrepit examples of
American style runaway capitalism, fundamentalism and phobia appeasing, that have "graced" the political stage since the pre-civil rights era. There
are people who support the banning of travel from certain majority Muslim countries, despite the fact that the biggest exporters of terrorism on a
national level are not on the list, there are people who support removing certain rights from transgendered persons, despite the fact that it is
unethical, immoral and inhumane to do so. These people are wishful thinking, because they believe they are saving their nation, rather than dooming it
to regress by sixty years in all the worst ways, without actually getting any potential benefits out of it. They are wishful thinking, because they
elected a businessman on his merits as such, despite the fact that he has lost nearly as much money as he has gained, despite the fact that the only
thing he ever learned to do well is market his name, despite the fact that his record is actually one of failure more than success.
Everyone is doing it, so it would seem. Perhaps the biggest bit of wishful thinking, is that this situation can be resolved without a reset, probably
a very hard, nasty, horrible reset as well.