In advance of the 2008 election, now outgoing President Barack Obama ran on “Hope and Change.” It was a smart, cynical ploy. We the People certainly wanted “Change” – but Obama’s “Change” wasn’t even close to what we wanted it to be.
Obama meant “fundamentally transforming the United States of America” – with a massive, omni-directional expansion of government. We the People wanted – dramatically less government. We were tired of watching a (now) $4-trillion-a-year federal government screw up nigh everything it touches – whilst insisting on manhandling everything.
Obama wanted transform – we wanted reform. We still do. How else to explain the presidential election of Donald Trump?
Trump’s is the Reality Revolution. Reality is – government stinks at nigh everything. So rather than having it do even more – Trump intends to have it do less. Less government regulations everywhere. Less government in health insurance than Obamacare, less government in finance than Dodd-Frank – and less government everywhere in trade.