Robert Reich: Wishful Thinking – First Hundred Days After November 8 – OpEd


1. Hillary Clinton is elected President.

2. Democrats take over the Senate, and reduce the Republican margin in the House to just 3 votes.

3. Elizabeth Warren announces she’ll challenge Hillary in the 2020 Democratic primaries if Hillary isn’t sufficiently progressive and bold during her first term.

4. The Democratic National Committee issues new rules eliminating “superdelegates” and requiring open primaries.

5. In her inaugural address, Hillary Clinton promises to “wrest back control of our democracy and economy from the moneyed interests that have taken over both.”

6. President Hillary Clinton nominates Barack Obama to the Supreme Court, who immediately pledges to reverse “Citizens United.” Senate Democrats make a rule change that allows Obama to be confirmed with 51 Senate votes. He is.

7. President Clinton nominates Bernie Sanders for Treasury Secretary and Michelle Obama for Attorney General. Both are immediately confirmed.

8. The chairman of the Republican Party officially repudiates Donald Trump, saying “shame on us for having nominated him.” Mitch McConnell, Newt Gingrich, Rudy Giuliani, and Mike Pence appear in a joint news conference in which they apologize for having ever supported Trump.

9. Disgraced and with his brand in tatters, the value of Trump’s properties drops 80 percent. His creditors demand that his personal assets – homes, planes, furniture, all he possesses – be liquidated to pay his bills.

10. Rupert Murdoch fires Sean Hannity from Fox News.

Robert Reich

Robert B. Reich is Chancellor's Professor of Public Policy at the University of California at Berkeley and Senior Fellow at the Blum Center for Developing Economies, and writes at Reich served as Secretary of Labor in the Clinton administration, for which Time Magazine named him one of the ten most effective cabinet secretaries of the twentieth century. He has written fifteen books, including the best sellers "Aftershock", "The Work of Nations," and"Beyond Outrage," and, his most recent, "The Common Good," which is available in bookstores now. He is also a founding editor of the American Prospect magazine, chairman of Common Cause, a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and co-creator of the award-winning documentary, "Inequality For All." He's co-creator of the Netflix original documentary "Saving Capitalism," which is streaming now.

One thought on “Robert Reich: Wishful Thinking – First Hundred Days After November 8 – OpEd

  • October 10, 2016 at 5:36 am

    My Wish List
    1. Somebody gets elected President.
    2. Congress holds open elections to replace themselves with ordinary people who actually represent actual people.
    2.a Congress abolishes itself, having come to a recognition that they cannot lead the country (never mind lead the country forward)
    2.b The nation rejoices. Parades are spoken about and considered, but discarded in favor of work sessions to bring people together to create a new agenda for America
    3. Elizabeth Warren announces her support for open primaries/nonpartisan elections and calls Jackie Salit for advice on how to move forward
    4. The Democratic National Committee issues new rules eliminating “superdelegates” and requiring open primaries. * (This is an actual quote from Robert Reich’s post which is a good one!)
    5. The inaugural address is sung by the Harlem Gospel Choir backed up by an All Stars Project Hip Hop chorus, Bruce Springsteen, Beyoncé, and Pam Lewis.
    6. Barack Obama – TBD
    7. Bernie Sanders -TBD
    **and Michelle Obama TBD
    8. The Republican Party TBD
    9. No one is Disgraced, including Donald Trump, and his band of tattered soldiers, not Hillary and her troupe of stalwart liberals
    10. People stop watching The News. And start talking with each other about how we feel, what we want to do, how we want to live and be together with each other.


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