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A few days ago the historian Heather Cox Richardson posted a 'letter' outlining some US economic history, from the early 1900's to now.
The rallying cry for Trump was to Make America Great Again, always a good slogan, because many, not all, have fond memories of "the good old days". And not a new slogan being used by Reagan and Clinton. This referral may be back to the 1920's, but it was never clear to me when he meant. Maybe they meant in the 1960's. Maybe in the pre-Colonial, pre-invasion of North America days.
I have friends that never get involved in politics, not even to follow events in the news or discuss them with friends. Never mind support a party or run for office. Their choice, but they live in a world controlled by politicians, so are giving up any control they might have on a lot of things. Many of them still complain though.
Other friends had been trying to keep up to date with the political circus, especially in the US, and have now thrown up their hands in despair. Hopefully, they will be back.
As expected, Trump was not found guilty of impeachable offences, as nobody in his Senate was willing to shout out "You're Fired". It is interesting that there was one dissenting Republican, Mitt Romney, who said that his religion and his oath to the Constitution meant he could not give Trump a 'pass' on this. This meant Trump couldn't claim it was a partisan witch hunt. However, Donald did dismiss the vote as coming from a 'failed Presidential candidate", so he didn't really count it in.