There’s an old parable; I want to say it’s Russian, since it sounds like it’s part of the Russian character. I don’t know.
But it’s a good parable. There once was a swamp full of frogs. The frogs in a swamp were happy; plenty of slime to jump through, plenty of bugs to eat.
But something was missing. So they asked “why can’t we have a king?”
And presently, a king was sent to them; a stork.
Storks, of course, eat frogs.
The moral: be careful what you wish for.
Along those lines, a longtime friend of the blog writes:
I have a friend here at work who for years has said our problem is that we elect politicians. Well, now he belly-aches because he thinks a Trump presidency is a bad idea. Unless there is a serious change, soon, he’s going to get exactly what he said he wanted, originally — in nominee-form, anyway.
Jesse Ventura II
I like to think that’s why Minnesota bucked the Trump wave last night; we’ve been through this before.