I doubt Trump is planning to use the nukes, but he's impulsive, aggressive and easily provoked. And there's no one to veto him if he gets it in his little brain that nuclear war was the way.
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It's OK, many people have phobias - nothing wrong with it.
We've got some interesting days ahead of us, Nickie. Maybe a little too.
Despite the imminent onset of Brexit and the fact that heating oil has doubled in price in a few months and the cost of petrol and food has gone up, we've bought a bottle of cheapo brandy with which to commiserate with whoever* wants commiserating with.
* I think you tend to say whomever.
A massive increase in the deficit is an almost certain consequence of Republican victory. They're deeply enamored of tax cuts and not interested in cutting government spending to any remotely comparable degree - in fact they usually end up raising spending overall. A typical budget might look like billions in tax cuts to mostly rich folks, billions in new spending on ineffective walls and corrupt military/industrial programs, and a few million in heavily publicized in cuts to, what, the National Endowment for the Arts, apparently. Adding up to a whole lot more public debt.
By dint of living in France and being an Irish citizen, I seem to have dodged Brexit. My next fear is that France may just be stupid enough to vote in Le Pen.
Like all populist revolutions, the hoi paloi are at first intoxicated by what they think is finally taking their country back from the corrupt elites. Then the new government comes in to demolish every check on power they can get their hands on. Then the purges and the pandering and the power grabs. This has happened so many times in history it's a wonder it's not immidiately recognizable for what it is.
Populist revolutions always go a bad way, left and right. The only question is whether or not one is too intoxicated to see it coming.
I should be more specific. Politics fueled by resentment always goes a bad way, because once the door is opened to it, resentment is an insatiable fire that doesn't let up until it sees all the icons of its humiliation burn.
Then, like a UFO cult, they blame the worsening conditions on foreingers or the poor or the bleeding heart liberals or basically anyone except the people actually making things worse.
It's maddeningly predictable.