Now that Donald Trump has named a number of establishment figures to his Cabinet and White House staff I am seeing a lot of comments like this: "The new boss looking a lot like the old boss," from those who recognize that he is not a libertarian panacea.
But Trump appears to be much worse than this.
I still don't think most get it. Om the domestic front, Trump is going to be much more authoritarian than any president in recent memory.
Further, the U.S. is going to crank up its military efforts overseas, at least in Iraq/Syria and Afghanistan. It is going to, at a minimum, intensify destabilization efforts of the current regime in Iran.
And unfortunately, he will have a percentage of the population who will be rabid supporters.
I can see the support here in the comments. Trump apologists are many. There is nothing he can't do that isn't excused.
If he calls for the stripping of citizenship for those who burn the flag, he is "shrewdly setting the conversation."
If he names a warmongering individual to his Cabinet, again he is being "shrewd."
This is all very scary.
Trump is an out of the box thinker, with much energy. BUT he has no understanding of how a free society would work.
It is not going to be pretty. Trump is not Obama 2. Things are going to get serious.