An electoral system geared to prevent revolution... the irony isn't lost on anyone

US Congressman Brendan Boyle. Photo credit: Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call

Donald Trump has lied his way to the White House and there is a terrifying prospect he might actually turn his promises into policies. Radio stations played REM's 'It's the End of the World'. Newspaper headlines warned the White House was about to become a 'House of Horrors'. TV pundits tried and failed to hold back their obvious anger.