Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Brace Yourselves

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Brace Yourselves

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The election is over, thank goodness, and the dust is starting to settle in some disturbing patterns. I, along with a majority of Americans (albeit a small one), am licking my wounds and dreading what the next four years will bring.

Donald Trump has prevailed. His use of the"big lie" in the campaign was masterful. P.T. Barnum must be smiling in his grave. I realize it sounds like sour grapes, but I believe the very people who put him in the White House, middle- and lower-income whites, will rue the day they cast their votes for a huckster with promises of magically remaking our country.

The majority of his Cabinet selections and advisers come from a big-business background. If you trust a government run by businessmen, allow me to remind you of a few names from the recent past: Enron, AIG, Tyco, VW, et al. …

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