The Pendulum Swings

Oh, don’t tell me you didn’t see it coming! Don’t even THINK of saying that you really believed eight years ago when Bobo Obama took over as president that you thought the country was moving inexorably to the left. You KNEW better because you’re smarter than that!

The more the country swings in one direction, the more it will eventually swing in the other. That’s the way it works, and that’s what is happening now in Washington DC.

The problem is that Obama tried to take the country too far left too soon. He was too smart for his own administration. He didn’t learn from history, which was surprising to me. He should have read my blog as I have said for years that the farther right you go, the more the pendulum will swing to the left eventually. It has to find an equilibrium, and that is called “nature”.

So, don’t be surprised when the GOP finds a way to get rid of Obamacare (as the House has done). Don’t be surprised when the tax cuts that favor the wealthy start hitting the Senate floor and get voted in. When you swing one way, you’re going to swing back the other way. That is the underlying reason why Democrats have lost the Senate and the House and the White House, and now are poised to really take it in the shorts over the next 50 years or so in the judicial branch of government. That is what Donald Trump is going to do to the country…bring it more to the right.

But looking down the road, what is really going to happen? Are we going too far to the right, so eventually we will swing left again? Yup. That’s what happens. If you stay at six o’clock on the pendulum swing, you stay at rest. But when you start swinging to say, ten o’clock, you’re going to swing back to two o’clock. That’s what happens. It’s happened throughout history…and we’ve started down that road. We’re going to have to slowly work our way back to six o’clock (Moderateville) again.

So, Obamacare dies…ACHA is now the new kid on the block in some iteration, though the Senate says there will be big changes in order to get 51 votes. And the overall feeling is that “socialized medicine” is going to replace traditional doctor/patient medicine in this country for eternity. Government has stuck its nose in the honey jar, and like Winnie The Pooh, it won’t get unstuck for a very long time. And it will cost Americans pretty much 1/6 of their lives. That is just the beginning. I predict you’re going to see the same wild swings on tax reform (from 47% not paying any taxes) to a flat tax and back again. I predict you’re going to see illegal immigration shut down on the southern border…then opened up again when the Democrats take back the government, and then shut down again. It’s just the way Americans operate.

We don’t like the GOP way of thinking anymore so we switch to the Dems. Then we see that way only costs us money, so we hire the GOP to fix it. And we don’t like the fix because they take away all of our candy. So we go back to the Dems. Will America never learn? The answer, sadly is no.

Carry on world…you’re dismissed!

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