I feel sad watching this.
I really liked President Trump when he was a candidate. He had the potential to be a world-historical figure. Now, he has been persuaded to harness his presidency to this political albatross, and we are going to have to watch him sink beneath the political waves. Ultimately, he couldn’t escape his own background as a New York billionaire and the stale thinking of his generation.
These people are stuck in 1980s nostalgia. We don’t live in the 1980s anymore though. We’re dealing with the consequences of all the poor decisions made by policymakers in the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s. Oh well, he should have trusted his instincts and built the wall. What a tragedy.
Note: Maybe I am completely wrong about this. I hope so. I doubt it. My gut tells me that the people are fed up with the wealth distribution caused by neoliberal economics. This bill is going to light a fire under their ass, exacerbate the problem and backfire on conservatism. While I am not a fan of conservatism, I am not particularly eager to bring the Bolsheviks to power either.