We’ve all seen this. You’re up late watching TV when up pops an infomercial promising amazing weight loss within only two weeks. All you have to do is call the toll-free number for your very own supply of “Twenty Pounds In Two Weeks.” You are skeptical but decide to order because you are protected against any possible foolishness … the product comes with a full money-back guarantee.
Of course any sane person would know such a weight loss claim is nonsense … pure hucksterism at its very best. But you want to believe and heck, you can always get your money back!
Donald Trump won the presidency by making some pretty bold and outlandish promises. He is going to build a large wall along the entire 2000-mile Mexican border (“It’s going to be a wall that’s going to make that ceiling look quite low, and it’s fairly high”) He is going to roundup and deport 11 million illegal immigrants. He is going to ban Muslims from entering the United States. He is going to bomb the hell out of ISIS.
Surveys have shown Trump voters actually believe the man they just elected president can, and will, do all that he said he would. It doesn’t matter that what’s been promised is either beyond a president’s power or simply unconstitutional.
Trump voters are in for a big letdown. It is only a matter of time before they realize they have been duped by perhaps the greatest political con artist in American history.
The bad thing for them, and the nation, is that Trump’s election does not come with a money-back guarantee. We are all stuck with the great con man, and the potential harm his presidency will inflict on our great country, for four years.
There are no do-overs in presidential elections.
God help those Trump voters who will have to live with the shame of their foolish purchase; who will have to explain to their children and grandchildren how they could have been so gullible as to believe what, in the light of day, was pure horsefeathers.
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