You can't remember how different George HW Bush was from Trump? Reagan too for that matter.
Do I equate the president elect and his reality television based pandering to the Bushes and Reagan? No, he's his own unique brand, and I think his success is a reflection of the information shoveled by the "news" network and sites that grew up out of the Reagan/Bush era political operatives reaction to Clinton and Obama.
I do think the financial mess we have been struggling through is largely a result of the Republican effort to defund government and then complain about it's incompetency, largely the result of aiming to shift the tax burden off the wealthiest and open up access to tax revenues to private industry. Education, healthcare, military- three huge pillars of a sound country, the direction of a good share of the tax revenue stream. Is our country better off for privatization of these services? But look at the incoming cabinet- to me it looks like a downhill run the last 30 years for the Republican party.
Hell it was Richard Nixon that set up the EPA. At one point the party at least recognized some concern other than someone profiting.
It's lime the battles between sperm whales and giant squid half a mile below the surface of the ocean. Only it happens in the palm I your hand.- thndr
when I fall, I am still cold and wet, but much more stylishly dressed. as my hat disappears in the riffle- flybug.pa
"Sugar? No thank you Turkish, I'm sweet enough."