Voters went to the polls in 2016 and returned two “surprise” results. (Surprises to the media, surprises to the so-called elite who think they know what’s best for the rest of us, not so surprising to the rest of us) – BREXIT and the election of Donald Trump as president of the US.
What elections have the possibility of being major game changers in the coming year?
First, the Dutch general election on March 15. Geert Wilders and his Party for Freedom is ahead in the polls right now. He has campaigned to stop the “Islamisation of the Netherlands”.
The list is getting longer…do these celebrities realize the idea of them leaving is an incentive for many Trump supporters to get out to the polls?
George Stephanopoulos, former Communications Director for Bill Clinton’s White House, current “journalist” for ABC News says he’s moving to Australia. I’m sure he’s used his investigative reporter skills to look into Australia’s immigration policies. (This is a joke, I don’t think he has any investigative skills, just a desire to push personal opinion as facts.) Barbra Streisand is also threatening/promising to move to Australia. Or maybe Canada.
Michelle Obama and Melania Trump both spoke about learning values from their parents. Both said that we need to teach future generations that they can achieve their dreams through hard work. They also both talked about treating others with respect and keeping your promises (your word is your bond.)
If the Obama administration had demonstrated treating people with respect, or had shown young people that hard work brings success, or even acted as though promises were something more than hot air, Melania wouldn’t have needed to talk about any of this at all.
Instead there is more division among Americans than we’ve seen in decades. Young people have bleak futures where they are saddled with debt from student loans but have poor chances at getting a good job. And, we have been fed a constant stream of lies by Obama and the Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton.