At Least We Ended Presidential Dynasties For Ever

There are very few silver linings here, but this is one.

The 2016 election saw the complete repudiation of the idea of presidential dynasties.

Not only did we get rid of the idea of a second Clinton presidency, regardless of its possible policy merits, we also surely saw off the Bushes.

In a supposed republic, that is good news.  Surely it will sink in that if you run a dynasty heir, you end up with all of their baggage and little of their benefits.  So, that, hopefully is that.

 

Advertisements

3 thoughts on “At Least We Ended Presidential Dynasties For Ever

  1. Richard, thanks for finding a positive in this bizarre outcome. Many Canadians like me were shocked by this outcome (although the cynic in me says I shouldn’t have been). In solidarity… Kx

    Like

  2. For ever? Here is a nightmare scenario: the ruling party dismantles the Constitution, suspends Congress and/ or the Senate, changes the Supreme Court, greatly limits the authority of DOJ, changes Article III, change the Federal Courts, so that any structural changes are not challenged, and change the statutes. Allows for more than 2 terms, and indefinite terms, and the president can appoint his successor–then the president when he is 80 or 90 (20 to 30 years from now) can appoint his successor and then the power goes to his children or closest allies. No country gets a free pass against despotism. Think Batista, Trujillo, Hitler,Duarte,Peron, Somoza,Martinez, etc etc.

    Like

  3. This is the second time, in recent history, that most people voted for a progressive Democrat and we got a Republican dolt for president.

    Don’t you think that the real lesson here is that the Electoral College is an impediment to democracy? We need a movement to abolish it. Seriously, Curt

    On Nov 9, 2016 7:29 PM, “Richard Zorza’s Politics and Humor Blog” wrote:

    > richardzorza posted: “There are very few silver linings here, but this is > one. The 2016 election saw the complete repudiation of the idea of > presidential dynasties. Not only did we get rid of the idea of a second > Clinton presidency, regardless of its possible policy merits, ” >

    Like

Comments are closed.