Donald Trump has a zero percent chance of winning California in November, according to the reigning expert in presidential polling interpretation, Nate Silver of fivethirtyeight.com. He has the same chance to carry Los Angeles.
But if he wins the presidency, something that Silver rates at a 30 percent chance of happening and rising, he would set himself up as the first Dictator in America. And a favored target of his hubris would be to attack California and its Democratic despots with all the force the federal government has at its disposal.
Clearly, as a man who blackened the eye of his fourth grade teacher who tried to stop him from bullying his fellow students and has gone on to establish himself as one of America’s most famous bully-cowards, Trump intends to act just like the autocrats he says inspire him: Vladimir Putin, Saddam Hussein, Bashar al-Assad, Kim Jong Un and, of course, Muammar Gaddafi.
If he beats Hillary Clinton, he will be in a position to do just that.
He will pack the Supreme Court with a rabid pit bull like Rudy Giuliani, put the servile and corrupt Chris Christie in charge of the Justice Department and Joe Arpaio or someone like him as FBI chief. He has made it clear he will fire generals and anyone else who gets in his way of making America Great Again.
This is no laughing matter. He will have control of the House and Senate and be able to do anything he wants without any interference by Paul Ryan or Mitch McConnell whose words and action show they find Trump distasteful but care so little about the nation and doing what’s right when it threatens their positions and ambitions. Easy marks for a vulgar narcissist like Trump.
He has threatened to unleash the full might of local, state and federal authorities on the poor, mainly the blacks and Latinos, to eliminate crime and illegal immigrants, all 11 million of them one way or the other, locking up millions of others including every Muslim who doesn’t stand up and denounce their religion. Sooner or later, it will be Jews and Koreans and anybody who dares to stand up and be heard
That will be easy with Republicans in control of the governorships in 31 states and the legislatures in 23. Will any of them stand up to the mobs that Trump will unleash on them and their families and threaten to unleash the FBI on their nefarious dealings since Trump knows just as well as the rest of us that the only honest politicians in America are the few who matter not at all.
Sanctuary cities – like L.A. and San Francisco – and states like California will feel the full impact of loss of funding, armies of federal agents supplanting local law enforcement, judicial rulings that gut their favored programs from helping the homeless and slowing their contributions to destroying the planet.
If you think there is any accommodation with a Trump presidency you are wrong. No one and nothing is safe.
He stands for nothing, says one thing and then the opposite an hour later. He can’t be held accountable because everything is a negotiating position, everything is situational and for the sole purpose of his self-aggrandizement.
Strength, or at least the appearance of it, is all he knows. He is a man without the smallest drop of integrity or honest.
And yet he is running against a candidate who cannot screw up the courage to reveal who she is and to fight for whatever she truly believes in.
We’ve known Hillary Clinton a long time and most of us have concluded we don’t like her. The truth is she is so armored, so afraid to speak from the heart, to gamble on herself and trust the American public, that she remains opaque, so self-conscious of making mistakes that she instinctively lies and dissembles in the face of every accusation, true or false.
L.A. and California are irrelevant in this election but we are at the front of the line for retribution if Hillary gets Trumped.
So when it happens, you can rest assured that the Democratic power structure that controls all L.A. elected officials and two-thirds of the state legislature and all state office — will be just fine, looked after by the special interests who fund them and you who vote for them.
It’s you and your neighbors who will see and feel the full effect of Trump’s pogrom. You can’t do anything about Trump but you can stop voting for local and state officials who take your money and do nothing for you.