Trump Supporters: Be Prepared To Be Disappointed

President-elect Donald Trump gives his acceptance speech during his election night rally, Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2016, in New Yor
President-elect Donald Trump gives his acceptance speech during his election night rally, Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2016, in New York. (AP Photo/John Locher)

I opposed Donald Trump's candidacy, and his presidency will not disappoint me. I expect the very worst, and anything more than that will be a pleasant surprise.

However, if you are a Trump supporter, be prepared to be disillusioned. His campaign promises to you will evaporate like a shimmering mirage on the desert horizon.

There will be no wall, no mass deportations, and no ban on Muslims entering the country. These big three pledges are logistically, economically, and politically dead in the water of that desert illusion.

The US/Mexican border spans nearly 2000 miles. Imagine how high and how deep the wall would have to be to prevent undocumented people from going over or under it. And think of the eminent domain issues and years of litigation associated with acquiring the land and easements from adjacent property owners to get equipment and supplies in for this fool's folly. Mexico need not worry about paying for it. It will never be built.

A deportation force to round up and throw out 11 million undocumented people would be a logistic and economic nightmare; if and when his storm-troopers knock on the doors of these families, they would not go peacefully. They aren't going anywhere.

There will be no ban on Muslims entering this country. One's religion is not stamped on their visas or passports. And the security, economic, political, and constitutional consequences would be insurmountable. It will never happen.

Those who voted for Trump have bought the Brooklyn Bridge from a hustler. Those who abstained or voted third party had a hand in the sale. I suspect there will be considerable buyers' remorse.

In the meantime, you have entrusted Trump with the nuclear codes, the power to grant full and unconditional pardons, and the right to nominate Supreme Court Justices. How do you think that will work out?

In the immortal words of Edward R. Morrow, "Our history will be what we make it."

And I say to you what Morrow concluded to his listeners "Good night and good luck."