By Bill Bonner – Bill Bonner’s Diary (USA) –
There must be rejoicing in “flyover country” where “The Donald” is regarded as an American hero.
But long faces dominate on the two coasts, where he is considered a sort of biblical curse visited on the Establishment by vengeful gods.
Last night, we heard chanting out on the street near our Baltimore headquarters. A small crowd of protesters stopped traffic, briefly, on Charles Street.
So far, up in our office, we’re enjoying a jolly revolution. Hillary supporters are whining and kvetching. They would be “soul-searching” if they had souls to search. Instead, they are figuring out how to hold on to their zombie incomes, crony deals, and claptrap theories.
Drain the Swamp?
We got a report from the Soho House private members’ club in Los Angeles:
Oh Dad, you wouldn’t believe it. Hollywood is so liberal… so politically correct. Many of the people in the club were shrieking when the state-by-state results came in. They were in a panic. I was afraid they were going to jump off the roof.
But we will neither celebrate nor look for a sharp object. Instead, we’ll put on our thinking caps. What will a Trump presidency really mean?
To many, including many of our own dear readers, a Trump in the White House means a victory over the Insiders. He is supposed to bring “a new political order,” says The Wall Street Journal.
Didn’t he promise to “drain the swamp”? Didn’t he stand up to the Deep State? Won’t he do to Washington and Wall Street roughly what Sherman did to Atlanta?
“See,” they say triumphantly, “voting does matter. With our man in the White House, no dream is too big. Now, we’ll make America great again. Won’t we?”
But you don’t pay us to cheer with the winners or chant with the losers. In fact, you don’t pay us at all, which makes our comments worth at least what you pay for them.
Sometimes right… sometimes wrong… and always in doubt… we just try to connect the dots.
So let’s take a look…