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GOP Obstructionists Now Insist We All Must Back Our New President

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Republicans ask for bipartisanship after 8 years of obstructing Obama's policies

Reprinted with permission from AlterNet. 

A former reality TV star who bragged about sexually assaulting women, cheated hundreds of contractors and workers out of pay, insulted the family of a slain Muslim soldier, mocked a disabled reporter, sent out mean-girl tweets to a former beauty queen at 3am like a psychotic ex-boyfriend, avoided paying millions in tax obligations, and made a whole political career out of resurrecting the racist birther movement with continuous assaults on President Obama, has been elected president.

Donald J. Trump will soon have access to the nuclear launch codes and the power to do the following terrifying things: nominate alt-right judges to turn America back at least 50 years, fill his cabinet with people as manifestly unqualified as he is to ravage the planet, crash the economy, infringe on civil liberties, destroy reproductive rights, repeal Obamacare, and scrap longtime alliances like NATO, allowing Russia’s dictatorial Putin to do as he pleases in the Middle East and Ukraine.

If all of this sounds like grounds to nurse a bottle of Jack with some Xanax in a dark corner, that’s because it most certainly is.

But the very same Republican Party that spent eight solid years making President Obama’s life a living hell, obstructing and blocking everything he proposed under the sun all while hurling vile and racist attacks on the man, well, suddenly wants the country to come together and sing kumbaya and accept the electoral outcome. To that end, Republicans have done everything to delegitimize the outbreak of passionate protests taking place across the country in the wake of Trump’s unexpected victory. While there have been a few reports of anti-Trump protesters engaging in violence, the demonstrations have remained largely peaceful.

And a bit of bad behavior might be expected with any major protest, especially after one of the most insane and contentious presidential election in modern history, which featured Trump’s frequent incitement of his supporters to violence. Even before he was telling supporters that the election would be “rigged” and they might want to arm themselves, Trump had shown a willingness to tolerate violent resistance when things did not go the way he wanted. Well before anyone had the inkling that he might run for, let alone win the presidency, Trump tweeted an invitation for resistance by any means necessary following President Obama’s reelection win in 2012: “We can’t let this happen,” he implored his army of Twitter followers. “We should march on Washington and stop this travesty. Our nation is totally divided.”

He did not need to march on Washington, the recalcitrant Republican Congress did it for him, vowing to obstruct every single action the president attempted to take, refusing to hold hearings on his budget, and hitting peak obstruction when they refused to meet with his Supreme Court nominee. The American people be damned. They were not going to do their jobs.

Outgoing Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus, now Trump’s chief of staff, is one of the newly converted, peace- and democracy-loving Republicans admonishing anti-Trump protesters, while simultaneously claiming to love party unity. The hypocrisy here is so strong it needs to come with a warning label.

“I’m sure that the vast majority of people are just very disappointed with the outcome of the election, so I’ll give them that, and I’ll also say I understand the First Amendment of the Bill of Rights,” Priebus said. “But this election is over now. And we have a president-elect who has done everything he can do over the last 48 hours to say, ‘Let’s bring people together.’”

Priebus thinks 48 hours is plenty of time. Never mind that Republican obstruction and disrespect for President Obama endured eight long years. Not to mention the fact that this plea comes from the committed public servant who put his country in jeopardy when he assembled a task force to ensure that President Obama’s constitutionally mandated duty to nominate a justice for the Supreme Court would be blocked at all costs. But now that Priebus has landed the position of White House chief of staff, he’s just in love with bipartisanship and finding common ground.

But it’s not just high-ranking Republican officials who are guilty of this Olympic-level hypocrisy, some of the loudest voices in right-wing media are whining about how unfair it all is as well. After spending the Bush years serving as the state-sponsored media and hating on Americans upset with unwarranted surveillance, a dishonest war and the destruction of the environment, Fox News suddenly became a bastion of resistance and opposition at all costs when President Obama got into office. Now that their guy is in, it’s time again to toe the administration line. Cherry-picking protest movements is a regular Fox ploy. The network blatantly promoted Tea Party protests and more recently armed takeovers of federal lands, while showing utter contempt for anti-Trump protests, which Fox has said features “losers without jobs” and “paid insurgents by the DNC.”

Indeed, those million-moron marches of pre-deplorables spewing treasonous (and racist) hatred at President Obama not only received an infinite amount of positive coverage from Fox News, but reporters for Fox out and out supported them. Fox News’ embedded reporter Griff Jenkins lavishly praised Tea Party Express rallies in 2009, though he claimed he was “simply reporting” on them. Reporting, cheerleading, what’s the difference? The network vigorously promoted the 2010 Tea Party Express Tour, which featured a number of white supremacists who openly called for armed insurrection. You know, people just accepting an electoral outcome.

In short, after spending an entire year fanning the flames of hate and misogyny and inspiring his supporters to threaten armed insurrection if he lost, Trump, Republican leaders and members of the right-wing media suddenly think liberals should just get in line and fall in love with their new president. Where’s Michele Bachmann to mispronounce chutzpah when you really need it?

Michael Hayne is a progressive comedian, writer and voice artist. Follow him on Twitter and Facebook or visit ImpressionsGuy.com

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  1. Godzilla November 21, 2016

    A recent survey from the Pew Research Center
    says 96 percent (96%) of Trump voters feel hopeful about his electoral
    victory, with 74 percent (74%) also saying they “feel proud.”

    In contrast, 90 percent (90%) of Hillary Clinton voters say they
    “feel uneasy” about the election’s outcome, with 77 percent (77%) saying
    they feel sad and 76 percent (76%) claiming they feel scared.

    In a surprise twist, 58 percent (58%) of Hillary voters profess they are “willing to give Trump a chance and see how he governs as president.”

    Additionally, “An overwhelming 97% of Trump voters
    expect him to have a successful first term; this is comparable to the
    92% of Obama voters who said this about their candidate in 2008,”
    according to Pew Research.

    In other Pew polls, 88 percent
    (88%) of Trump supporters said they are “fully confident” in a
    President Trump, and 90 percent (90%) feel fairly confident in his
    ability to lead in economic, immigration and health care issues.

    Trump has also seen a huge upswing in approval ratings, with one poll
    showing a split of 46 to 46 percent in terms of favorable versus
    unfavorable ratings, according to a Morning Consult-Politico poll. Compare that to Trump’s unfavorability rating before the election, which at one point sat at 61 percent.

    Suck it up snowflakes, the progressive agenda has been rejected at all levels of government. You are no longer a viable solution to the problems this country faces….You ARE the problem. Go away, far away.

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    1. leadvillexp November 21, 2016

      I am a Republican, NRA Life Member and a Trump supporter. I voted for President Bush twice, President Obama twice and feel let down by both in their second terms. I voted for Mr. Trump because I would never vote for a Clinton, Bill was the worst and Hillary would be Obama on steroids. Do I believe Mr. Trump will deliver? I would be a fool to do so, but he is the best hope. All Democrats are not bad and some of their beliefs are right. We now need to work together and get the country back on tract. I think Mr. Trump is doing that we need to give him a chance. He tells it like it is and to heck with political correctness.

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      1. I Am Helpy November 21, 2016

        Obama on steroids? So she’d massively reduce unemployment, raise wages, slash the deficit by another trillion dollars, and reduce crime even more, all while improving the quality of life of all Americans?

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        1. leadvillexp November 21, 2016

          Hy Helpy! Told you we would win. The Clintons are horrible. A good chance I would have voted for Bernie but it wasn’t to be. I think he could have won even if he ran as a Independent. This is what the Democrats get when they back the wrong one. Same happened to the when President Obama won and they didn’t learn. We didn’t want a Clinton.

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          1. Thoughtopsy November 21, 2016

            There’s a funny thing about being divorced from reality and thinking that somehow President-elect F**kstick Von Clownface, the human sewer, is better than his opponent.

            You see, Reality doesn’t need you to believe in it.
            It happens anyway.

            Enjoy the next 4 years.
            We’ll all be here to rub your nose in the consequences of your arrant idiocy.

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          2. leadvillexp November 21, 2016

            Thank you.

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          3. RED November 22, 2016

            Got bad news for ya, thoughtopsy. These ignorant Con morons haven’t been able to comprehend who’s responsible for the problems for 30 years and as bad as Trump is, I expect they won’t be able to comprehend again. As evidence I point to the 2016 election itself, all evidence showed what a lying ignorant con artist Trump is and yet the ignorant moron Cons fail to see.

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          4. I Am Helpy November 22, 2016

            Yes I get that you’re deluded and racist.

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          5. Michael Allen November 22, 2016

            Another victim of Clinton Derangement Syndrome.

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          6. Mama Bear November 22, 2016

            congratulation on your win. Come back here in 2 years and tell us all about it.

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          7. iamproteus November 23, 2016

            Mama, do you really think it will take 2 years?

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          8. Mama Bear November 23, 2016

            nope. I think it will take 2 months but I’m giving it 2 years because by then there will be a Dem house and congress.

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          9. Mama Bear November 23, 2016

            isn’t that code for “we didn’t want a woman?”

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          10. leadvillexp November 23, 2016

            No. I would vote for a woman. I think the best President would probably be a farmer or ex housewife. They both can make things run on nickles and dimes, and both usually have a lot of common sense.

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      2. clemans November 21, 2016

        but that is just it, it did tell it like it is but nobody listened.

        HE said he was a pedophile, not the liberal press, HE said he sexually assaults young women, not the democrats, HE said he has bought and paid for politicians to make laws that benefit HIM, HIS businesses, and HIS family. HE says he will do it again if needed. HE says that his followers are so stupid that even if he killed somebody in broad daylight they would STILL support him. HE says he will have my 5 family members currently serving in the military commit even bigger and better war crimes than bush did…..even though if caught, tried, and convicted in an international court of law, it would be my family hung because just saying one was following orders is NOT a legal justification for breaking the Geneva Conventions…….that we wrote to make sure that if a nation violates them we can go after them in an international court of law.

        HE said over and over again the HE likes Putin. Putin is an enemy to democracy, who wants to see the downfall of the United States of America. But because Putin said nice things about Trump, all else is overlooked. Who cares what Putin thinks about America and democracy, right?

        The list goes on. What the man who wrote his great book said was that Trump has about a 200 word vocabulary and didn’t appear to have ever read a book. Some of our allies…..the people we need to work with to try to eliminate terrorists, have tried to block Trump from even entering their nations. They don’t trust him with intelligence and are not going to tell the US anything they don’t want Putin to know about.

        Then he reportedly owes the Chinese about 100 million dollars. What chances do you think he will make a trade deal with them that benefits us? Or is even fair for us.

        I am clearly a liberal, recovered republican, not a democrat. But I know better than to believe everything any politician has to say without some critical thinking and fact checking. I eliminated mr pussy-grabber from the onset because I listened to what HE had to say about HIMSELF.

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        1. leadvillexp November 21, 2016

          And politicians tell the truth? He would have never won if we believed everything the Media had to say about him. Hillary was the medias baby and could do no wrong. He ain’t perfect but he is the best we have. Bernie should have run as an Independent. There is a good chance he would have been your President Elect today. I can’t stand Clinton’s or Bush’s they are like lice.

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          1. clemans November 22, 2016

            did you see today that he has backed away from prosecuting her? There was never anything top prosecute her for. But Trump supporters believe it, the press said it wasn’t so.

            Did you see where he wants to make nice with Russia….a nation that has worked for the downfall of democracy and the US for generations? Our allies now don’t want to share valuable data with us because they are fearful Trump will share intel with Russia. The press tried to warn us, the base wouldn’t listen. What do you think Reagan would say about Trump being cozy with Putin?

            The press also tired to warn people about his ties to the hate-filled groups who want to have open season on minorities.

            http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2016/11/trump-white-nationalists-hate-racism-power

            The press also tried to warn that cutting taxes on the rich will only add tot he debt and make the rest of us have to pay more. Now Trump plans a 1 trillion dollar infrastructure program NEEDED, but when he cuts taxes on the rich, who will really pay for the program? One thing that is coming out is he plans to privatize our infrastructure so he plans to bring back troll roads and bridges, adding further hardships to poor people and to the middle class too.

            He does not support raising wages…..except when he does support it….he flip flops a lot.

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          2. Jon November 22, 2016

            Yeah that damned lugenpresse kept quoting Trump and airing his rally rants.

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        2. Mama Bear November 22, 2016

          thank you. Brilliant.

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          1. clemans November 22, 2016

            thank you Mama Bear!

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        3. RED November 22, 2016

          Great comment!! Plus a recovered republican? I didn’t know that was possible, I thought the plague of the Con sickness was fatal to all who contracted it and even those unfortunate enough to live where that plague has erupted.

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          1. clemans November 22, 2016

            neuroplasticity saved me. Exposure to foreign nations and people, education, research……travel and living abroad, neuroplasticity saved me……sometimes I love science
            smiles

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      3. CrankyToo November 22, 2016

        You voted for Obama twice? And did you also vote for Republicans further down your ballot each time? If you did, then your down-ballot choices negated your top-ballot choice.

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      4. CrankyToo November 22, 2016

        You seem to think that “telling it like it is” and eschewing political correctness are the essential traits of a good President. If you feel let down my Bush and Obama, wait four years – you’re REALLY going to regret pulling the lever for Agent Orange.

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      5. Mama Bear November 22, 2016

        honestly I don’t think you are old enough to have voted in those elections

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      6. The lucky one November 22, 2016

        If Trump is our best hope we might just as well forget it.

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      7. RED November 22, 2016

        For moment you actually struck me as reasonable. If you are reasonable then you must understand that Trump is only more damage, possibly world ending damage. You must see the personality disorders this man has? I cannot understand how any normal functioning human could not recognize this man’s deep psychological issues. And don’t get me wrong, I’m no Hillary cheerleader, I wasn’t with her ’cause she wasn’t with us. I believe Hillary would have brought her own dangers including possible WWIII and definitely a continued slide in our economic circumstances and inequality. So I understand we all had to weigh which we were more afraid of or what we thought would be more damaging. And I came to a different conclusion than you. Now, I’m a middle aged white Southerner but I can certainly understand the fears minorities face from Trump and those around him. Can you understand that? And please use your mind and re-think your “political correctness” game and mantra. Are you saying you don’t believe in manners? Or being polite to people? So I’m free to call you and others the ignorant pieces of garbage that I deeply believe so many of you are? I’m gonna guess na, you’re all about political correctness when it comes to the cry baby Con world and your Fox New safe space. Just look this week how Trump and many other sick Cons cried and whined when someone wasn’t polite and political correct to Pence. Hypocrites, all Cons!

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        1. leadvillexp November 23, 2016

          You wrote the most reasonable reply I read. One thing to ponder is that if the Legislature does it’s job Mr. Trump will not control the government. He should not be making law and veto can be overridden. When it was a three way race I did weigh my options and was divided between Trump and Sanders. I think Sanders could have won. As I have said, I have no use for the Clintons. The problem with “Political Correctness” is that it is almost mandated. If you say something someone dislikes you are branded intolerant or racist. It is like in the news, they can’t say or print the so called n-word. While I agree this is a hateful word when used against a person and I can understand fear and pain, to not be able to write or say a word is wrong. We all need to show more empathy for our neighbors but to ban a word or symbol is also bad. It is called freedom. We will never get rid of all hate people like the NAZIs will be with us forever. As for Mr. Trump you will see his promises are changing. He has backed away from prosecuting Hillary, is not advancing on the wall, and is listening about global warming. He is starting to repair the damage done during a strong campaign. I never believed he would do all he said because he needs the support of the Legislature and they too will be watching very carefully.

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          1. RED@bluenbama November 23, 2016

            Ok, let’s stay reasonable, btw something I rarely am capable of when it comes to Trump supporters but you seem to respond to reason. First my most terrifying fear with Trump involves the Legislature, the Congress, not at all. The President has vast powers, powers that he probably shouldn’t have that require no involvement of Congress, like starting wars or police actions or whatever he needs to call them to avoid any scrutiny. And the most frightening is the President’s ability to launch nuclear weapons without the consultation of ANYONE if he chooses. And for the life of me I can’t figure out how people could possibly fail to see what a damaged and dangerous person Trump is who clearly is a narcissist and has all the dangerous and damaging traits that come with that disease. And now that we have touched on that let’s say even when it comes to Congress they may be scumbags but they aren’t stupid so they figure out pretty quick the best way to get what they want out of someone, it’s how they got to the Congress in the first place. So they already know when it comes to getting what they want from it’s not about whether it’s good or bad, right or wrong, good policy or not, it’s about Trump’s ego, it’s about making him believe that everyone loves and worships him and using that character defect to manipulate Trump. And even without that character defect Trump has never done anything in his life to help others. Did you see when he was questioned if he had sacrificed anything for the country? His response “I’ve created lots of jobs.” Do you think of that as sacrificing for the country? I don’t but it gives you insight in to Trump’s mind, paying people for their work with his money is a sacrifice. Now regarding “political correctness,” and this drives me crazy. I still will admonish children not to use words that would be considered “cursing” & I bet you would to. Why? It isn’t because the government said they can’t use them? If they did that would violate free speech. Does the government say you can’t use the “n” word? Nope, say it all you want, say f%4k all you want but those who don’t believe it is polite or acceptable are gonna shun you and look down on you. I actually had someone at my work bring attention to me having said the word damn. And yet although I’m in the Birmingham, Al surrounded by so called Conservatives supposedly against political correctness, no one cared about my “free speech.” So having standards and societal norms for both language and behaviors is nothing new, it’s always been there, heck it wasn’t that long ago that saying the word communism or God forbid suggesting that it was good got you destroyed and in that case by the government. But what’s new is who the societal norms are recognizing now. You see where trump lashed out at the cast of Hamilton? Suddenly it wasn’t politically correct to talk to Pence that way? Weird? So political correctness complaints really just boil down to “I don’t wanna show any respect to this group or that minority, I fully expect everyone to be “politically correct” and polite to me but preventing me from insulting them is against my free speech.

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      8. Jon November 22, 2016

        If believing the 1,200 plus lies Trump told over the last 18 months is your idea of telling it like it is, then Trump is your man and to hell with the truth.

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      9. Mama Bear November 23, 2016

        I for one will show him all the respect your pathetic party showed President Obama. How’s that? Fair enough?

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        1. leadvillexp November 23, 2016

          I don’t blame you for that. The Republicans did treat President Obama horribly. Mr. Trump will have to prove himself in the coming years and I hope he succeeds.

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          1. Mama Bear November 23, 2016

            You can be as optimistic as you want.
            Trump’s racism may never affect you. His discrimination may never affect you. His homophobia may never affect you. His hatred for marginalized people may never affect you. He may not have bragged about disrespecting and grabbing your private parts. He may never have called your gender pigs. . So of course you can be optimistic, shrug it off and move on. You were likely not the person Trump promised to go after, to take away your reproductive rights or your marriage.
            You can choose to see the good in a racist, sexist bigot because you will most likely not face the very real consequences of him being in power. You likely do not have anything to fear.
            But he did threaten to go after people. And those people are rightfully fearful of their safety. Do not dismiss our fear because you are safe. That is what happened in Nazi Germany and we know how that turned out.

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          2. Mama Bear November 23, 2016

            You can be as optimistic as you want. It is one of the perks of white male privilege.
            Trump’s racism will never affect you. His discrimination will never affect you. His homophobia will never affect you. His hatred for marginalized people will never affect you. He never bragged about disrespecting and grabbing your private parts. He never called your gender pigs. He never threatened to make white Christians register. So of course you can be optimistic, shrug it off and move on. You were never the person Trump promised to go after, to take away your reproductive rights or your marriage. You have nothing to fear.
            You can choose to see the good in a racist, sexist bigot because you will not face the very real consequences of him being in power. You do not have anything to fear.
            But he did threaten to go after people. And those people are rightfully fearful of their safety. Do not dismiss our fear because you are safe. That is what happened in Nazi Germany and we know how that turned out

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          3. PrecipitousDrop November 23, 2016

            Best yet, Mama!
            Thanks!

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          4. Mama Bear November 23, 2016

            He really pissed me off…..

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          5. leadvillexp November 23, 2016

            I can respect your opinion but racism and homophobia is not defined by the color of the person, it could be anyone. I have met people of color that do not like whites or gays. It is a two way street. As for the fear African Americans, Latinos, Muslims and Gays feel I can understand that after this election. A good looking woman can grab my private parts anytime. Joking aside unwanted advances and sexual assault are never acceptable by anyone. As to calling a woman a pig how many times have you heard a woman call a man that. That is just an opinion of one person looking at another, not of women as a whole. I am a liberal conservative person. While I am a Republican I do vote both ways. I believe in Roe Vs Wade, gay marriage and gun rights. I hold the Constitution and Bill of Rights first. I am pro not anti. Clinton wanted to change things in the Constitution and Bill of Rights. This should never be done and we need to protect them. While I am at it the electoral college also should never be changed. Our forefathers knew best and put it in place to protect the minorities. In a country as diverse and large as ours people on the coasts and in big cities could control people in the mid-west and the country. We are not a Democracy, we are a Republic.

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          6. Mama Bear November 23, 2016

            The point is not who you are or what you have done or what you believe. The point is POTUS has made all the threats I mentioned and not to you, of course, so you feel no fear. I am happy for you. Go in peace.

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          7. leadvillexp November 23, 2016

            As I said, I can understand your reasoning and your fear. I feared Hillary. I did not fear Bernie and still think he should have remained in the race as an Independent. He might very well have won. I also worry about Mr. Trump but not in the same way you do. I believe our Legislature will keep him under control. We need to find common ground and work together. I also do not want to see Roe Vs Wade or gay marriage overturned. I will continue with my beliefs and hope I make the politicians see my points. You too keep vigilant and have a peaceful Thanksgiving.

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          8. Mama Bear November 24, 2016

            The most absurd thing you said (and there were many to choose from) “I believe our legislature will keep him under control”. I suggest you go back to your history book and read all about how the Weimars thought even though Hitler was a bit over the edge they could “keep him under control” (exact words by the way). We all know how that worked out. Listen son, my mother’s entire family was slaughtered in Hitler’s camp and I am not going to sit here and listen to people like you who are either naive or just plain ignorant tell us that it will be OK, just get on board….that, pal, is what the SS told my mother’s family. If we do not pay attention to history we are doomed to repeat it. So you can take your lilly white Christian male privileged opinion and shove it.

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          9. PrecipitousDrop November 23, 2016

            You’re scrambled up in your thinking, LeadPoison.
            You identify as a “liberal conservative”? That’s an oxymoron if ever there was one. There is “moderate”, or “middle-of-the-road”, but there is no such ideology as “liberal conservative”.
            Your defense of the Electoral College, based on population, is hollow. Every state is represented by two senators, regardless of population. House districts are drawn BASED on population. It is time to elect our president by majority vote, as other democracies do — particularly in light of the 2 million (and still growing) more votes cast for Sec. Clinton.

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          10. leadvillexp November 24, 2016

            We are not a democracy, we are a republic.

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          11. PrecipitousDrop November 24, 2016

            Why, yes. Our government is organized as a Democratic Republic, which is precisely why every state is represented by two senators, and house districts are based on population within states.
            It’s no reason to hang onto the Electoral College, though.

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    2. I Am Helpy November 21, 2016

      What do you imagine this proves?

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    3. Thoughtopsy November 21, 2016

      This just proves how stupid those people are.
      Smart people actually:
      – read his business history of screwing people and bankruptcies
      – listened to his angry self-aggrandising word-salad that had no actual structure, and made very little rational sense.
      – watched as he lied over and over and over… compulsively… in public… versus easily verifiable facts.
      – paid attention when he demonized any group that was convenient… then praised them when it was convenient… then demonized them again.
      – listened when he made promises that were completely impossible to keep.
      – watched as he used hate and fear and division to rile his base voters.
      – studied his history with women and his obvious deeply held beliefs that they are male conveniences… there to be pretty and keep quiet if they’re an 8 or above, or get on their knees or go away if they aren’t pretty enough to finger, or abuse.
      – observed who he associated with, and researched what their plans, policies, and general quality was.
      – and all-in-all paid close attention to how often the things that came out of his mouth were honest, matched reality, consistent, and were followed through on.

      What the smart people learned from actually putting in the time to understand President-elect F**kstick Von Clownface, is that he is sewer of a human being with a radioactive wasteland where his soul should be.

      What your polls show is how dumb, willfully ignorant, lazy and unperceptive Trump voters are.

      No-one watching this election is surprised by your poll statistics.
      You only elect a stupid elitist billionaire narcissist with temper problems and the attention span of a gnat as the Heroic “Man of the People” if the “People” are f**king stupid.

      Don’t worry.
      There’s no excuses now.
      The Republicans and Trump have all branches of the Government from Jan 20th.
      So we get to see how the “Party of Stupid” and the “President-Elect of Stupid” govern when they suddenly have to come up with real ideas, and be responsible for the consequences.
      The comedown from your current ignorant post-election high is going to be breathtakingly harsh.

      Consider: Far from “Draining the Swamp”, he’s actually already filling it to the brim with every political bottom feeder he can find, and MERGING his Corporation with the presidency to personally enrich himself.

      Shortly he’s going to be able to extort business opportunities and deals for his Company by threatening people with the American presidency, or simply implying that you can curry favor with the American Government by doing business with his company and paying him money.

      And you were worried about extremely-difficult-to-find possibility that the Clinton Foundation (that she was going to shutdown to avoid a conflict of interest if she won) was somehow “pay-to-play”?
      You morons.

      Trump’s “pay-to-play” advertising is already fully on display.. diplomats staying at his hotels, Ivanka sitting in on meetings with world leaders…. the word is out there now: Pay my company money, and you get favors.

      If you answer one single point about this post I want to hear a reply to his obvious corruption.
      – Why is the current situation not obviously pay-to-play corruption?
      – Why is this blatant corruption of milking diplomats for money ok, but any sniff of Clinton even possibly meeting with someone she shouldn’t have (in your opinion) met with screaming and headlines?
      – Where is all your precious outrage over crooked politicians now?

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      1. CrankyToo November 22, 2016

        Brilliant post!

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      2. Mama Bear November 22, 2016

        wow…thank you, wonderfully said.

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      3. The lucky one November 22, 2016

        Well right there is your problem bud. You provided a list of what smart people know to an obvious nitwit. You don’t really expect him to grasp any of that do you?

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      4. Jon November 22, 2016

        Great post but Godzilla is obviously an example of the Dunning-Kruger effect in action. You have summed things up nicely but you have not likely penetrated Godzilla’s safe place of ignorance. Facing reality would be a traumatic event or him.

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  2. Godzilla November 21, 2016

    Liberal’s are blatant LIARS!

    https://youtu.be/IWh4a98Fwlc

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    1. I Am Helpy November 21, 2016

      OK thanks for the racism and homophobia.

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    2. Thoughtopsy November 21, 2016

      The funniest thing is imagining you as an African American man.
      You would be sooooooooo upset, frustrated, and angry… and violent.

      You see that’s the most amusing thing about wingnut Republicans.
      No empathy.
      As long as you white Christians get your “Religious Freedom” laws, and Voter Suppression (Ooops, I mean Voter ID) laws, and the regular chance to rage about how “no-one looks after the white guy”… it’s all perfectly normal.

      But if you gun and explosive toting hicks ever swapped places with any brown minority and experienced HALF the crap they go through every day, you would f**king implode.

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      1. RED November 22, 2016

        There’s a great article on Alternet.org about how ridiculous and worthless any efforts to reach to the “white working class” are. In the first place it has nothing to do with working, what they mean rural America. And in the second place it’s pointless to reach out to a bunch of fundamentalist cultish lunatics who’s very self identity is built upon the denial of science and education. Nope, bending to these american taliban morons must stop in any way. Theirs is an ideology not to be understood or in any way used to guide modern 21st century human beings and our society, it’s to be crushed and rooted out of modern life and left to the primitive peoples where it came from and where it belongs.

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    3. The lucky one November 22, 2016

      If they’re a politician they’re a liar regardless of political or ideological persuasion.
      PS I didn’t waste time with your hate video.

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  3. Aaron_of_Portsmouth November 21, 2016

    Since 2008 the GOP could do nothing more than whine, complain, and obstruct. Many of their ardent supporters tell those who protest unfair treatments in the past and now should move on, while Trump and the GOP want us to cry about Pence’s response by the cast of Hamilton — the emperor gows so far as to demand an apology.

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    1. leadvillexp November 21, 2016

      Emperor? We elected a President. Remember the Legislature still runs this country. There are three branches of government for a reason. Mr. Trump can have his opinion but I think Mr. Pence said it all.

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      1. I Am Helpy November 21, 2016

        I know, right? What possible harm can come from having a thin-skinned racist lunatic in charge of the world’s most heavily armed military?

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        1. leadvillexp November 21, 2016

          I think you will find he is not as thin-skinned as you think. He fights back and isn’t politically correct.

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          1. Thoughtopsy November 21, 2016

            You fail at basic research.
            Start with a search for “The things Donald Trump has decided were critically important to fight over.”
            Then look up the definition of “thin-skinned”.

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          2. leadvillexp November 21, 2016

            What is relevant is in the mind of the person looking at it. Let’s see where he takes us. It can’t be worse than Bush or Obama. It is time for the Legislature to take back the power it ceded to past Presidents and start governing. It is President Elect Trump not King Elect Trump. That is up to the Legislature.

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          3. PrecipitousDrop November 22, 2016

            “What is relevant is in the mind of the person looking at it.”
            Um, no, LeadPoison.
            “What is relevant…” is much, much bigger than the narrow concepts of a single witness.

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          4. CrankyToo November 22, 2016

            Wrong again, leadhead! The time for the legislature to start governing was eight years ago, when a traitorous cabal lead by Mitch McConnell conspired to obstruct our democratically elected President. Or, at the very least, six years ago, when John Boehner (who’ll be remembered as the worst Speaker in our history) ceded responsibility for governance to the Turd Party.

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          5. Mama Bear November 22, 2016

            That is the problem, sir. There are truths that remain truth from any angle. Trump’s “truth by edict” is not real. It is you and his other followers who are being deceived…unless of course you share the Neo-Nazi philosophy.

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          6. Dan S November 22, 2016

            The economic crisis of 2008 created by 8 years of failed Bush policies will pale in comparison to the beating our economy will take once Trump moves into the WhiteHouse. My greatest fear that this will all lead to a nuclear strike against whatever country gets under Trumps thin skin first. I’d like to think the Legislature could reign him in but Trump is a loose cannon that’ll be hard to contain

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          7. Blueberry Hill November 22, 2016

            Bet he can’t wait to get his hands on the treasury dept. The only thing he loves is money.

            ..

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          8. The lucky one November 22, 2016

            ” Let’s see where he takes us. It can’t be worse than Bush or Obama.” I’d like to hold that somewhat comforting thought too but his history of self-aggrandizement at the expense of the vulnerable and the list of those he is appointing make it likely that he will be far worse than either Bush or Obama.

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          9. Aaron_of_Portsmouth November 22, 2016

            You’re thinking like a man whose mind is weighed down by “lead” mined in “leadville”.

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          10. RED November 22, 2016

            It’s morons like you that are responsible for so much of the ills in this country. Stay stupid, as if you had a choice.

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          11. Zengo November 22, 2016

            LOL!

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          12. I Am Helpy November 22, 2016

            Yes he attacks weak people and – like his supporters – is very racist. That’s what I said.

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          13. I Am Helpy November 22, 2016

            Also I think it’s HILARIOUS that you intolerant bigots are so against “political correctness” yet (for example) insist on being called the alt-right instead of neo-Nazis.

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          14. Jon November 22, 2016

            I used to use the term alt.right but started thinking about why I should adopt Richard Spencer’s term. Doing so aids in their attempt to gloss over who they are. From now on, I will never use that term to describe them. I will use one or more of the words that define them. White supremacists, racists, anti-Semites, Islamophobes, xenophobes, homophobes, misogynists, fascists, neo-Nazis, and armed and dangerous lunatics more accurately describe them. Any, all, any combination of them and others I didn’t list are much more honest terms to describe them than alt.right.

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          15. Blueberry Hill November 22, 2016

            I just call them Trump Trash, as that is what they truly are, and describes them best, I think.

            ..

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          16. I Am Helpy November 22, 2016

            Yeah, they don’t get to whitewash (pun intended) themselves.

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          17. PrecipitousDrop November 22, 2016

            I think you will find he is not as sane as you think.
            He doesn’t “fight”. He whines on Twitter in the middle of the night, like a moony teen on too much Red Bull. Demanding an apology from the cast of a Broadway play? Really? How will he handle the slights and disappointments of international relations? Tweet mean stuff about the appearance of First Ladies who — by the way — actually deign to live with their leader/husbands? In national capital cities?
            Political correctness went out the window 18 months ago, LeadPoison. We’re giving your tinpot KKK hotelier all the rope in the world. We wait and watch with the rest of the globe.

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          18. Dan S November 22, 2016

            Don’t forget his whining about how unfunny SNL has become. The very same SNL that let him host the show for the 2nd time a year ago. He claims Alec Baldwins portrayal of him is a hit job. Personally I think he’s got him down letter perfect ????

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          19. RED November 22, 2016

            Yeah notice how quickly the morons demand political correctness when they are offended? But of course we all know the morons only mean their desire to be racist ignorant scumbags when it comes to their complaints of political correctness.

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          20. Mama Bear November 22, 2016

            It makes me sad to think people like you are actually this blind. He is a malignant narcissistic personality disordered person and there is nothing there except what serves to give him his hungry narcissistic supply. He knows no truth except what serves his ego. He cares about nothing except what serves his ego. You are loyal to his eog and those of us who have lived thru one of these highly disordered people know it comes to no good end for anyone except the patient.

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          21. RED November 22, 2016

            It just goes to prove that Americans are some of the dumbest people in the world. There are lots of countries with uneducated populations but we are probably the only nation on Earth with every opportunity to become educated and not be an ignorant fairy worshiping peasant and yet most of our population choose exactly that.

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          22. Mama Bear November 22, 2016

            You bring up a good point, RED, I call it willful ignorance, or terminal ignorance. When a proven fact comes in conflict with one of their “myths” they choose the myth and call it “faith” which somehow makes ignorance honorable. Add that group to the ones who just don’t want to open their minds beyond Fox Entertainment (I refuse to call it News) and it ads up to a great % of our population. That they have come to call the educated “elitists” as if it were right up there with capital murder.

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          23. JPHALL November 22, 2016

            Not most. Just too many!

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          24. The lucky one November 22, 2016

            He is notorious for holding a grudge. Does anyone not think that Christie’s demotion was payback for imprisoning his son-in-laws criminal father?

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        2. TZToronto November 22, 2016

          Oh, but Trump considers the U.S. military a disaster. So it must, therefore, be a disaster in need of fixing by the only person who can do the job. What’s he going to do with the most powerful military disaster in the world? I know! He’s going to pour money into it so that his wealthy industrialist friends can sock more of their money away in tax havens which will, without even a whimper, be exempted from all reporting requirements. Ain’t it great to have a Congress that thinks you’re a yuuuuugge success even before you take office?

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          1. I Am Helpy November 22, 2016

            it’s a fractal disaster – no matter what scale you look at, every part of it is made up of smaller disasters.

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      2. Aaron_of_Portsmouth November 22, 2016

        You clearly don’t understand the big picture here. Stop relying on what you see on the surface and learn to think deeply and see below.
        Yes, on paper someone was elected President, with outside help both from foreign sources and via the FBI, but the person elected acts like an emperor and has an imperious attitude, in case you haven’t noticed.
        Open your eyes and use your mind.
        As for running the country, that’s a colonial mentality, and the legislature is also elected via manipulating voting districts to its advantage. Do some critical thinking, pal.

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  4. Buford2k11 November 22, 2016

    I will NEVER support trump…He represents everything that is wrong in our country…His supporters will never stop the hate, the fear mongering…the gop is going to kill us slowly with legislation that will be harmful to a vast part of our country…I push back…I will not be cowed…we MUST defeat trump, and the gop, in every place, in every fight…the Resistance will grow…and we will never be subjugated by the russian puppet…

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    1. Dan S November 22, 2016

      All I’ll say is this is, the USA is still my country I’ve lived in my entire life & born in. I will not ever accept Donald Trump as my President & I don’t say that lightly. He is the Ugly American as are his supporters saying & doing the most vile things. There’s a noticeable increase in harassment & assaults coming from Trumpies as I like to call them. Even nasty comments being directed towards people who aren’t white is growing exponentially. Civility has been thrown out with the outcome of this election & I’m afraid America will never be quite the same again

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      1. ceekee November 22, 2016

        Trump, America’s suicide.

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        1. RED November 22, 2016

          Yep, this could be about it for the U.S. And let’s not forget how the U.S. has treated the world for the last 50 to 70 years. Assassinations, coups, subverting legitimate governments, installing strong arm dictators, stealing other countries and regions resources. That’s just the minor stuff, there’s the bombing of families and children the destruction of crops and food sources in Latin America, the exporting poisonous chemical companies that have killed thousands. Hmm, I wonder if the world extend us the same helping hand the U.S. extended them the moment we are too weak to stop them? And as we know from the Soviet Union, you can spend all you want of the military, 100% of GDP, but if you have no GDP and the people have nothing because the elites have stolen everything and it won’t help you one bit. The part that upsets me is that the people who benefited zero from all this and those who actually opposed it will suffer just as much as the scum that did benefit probably much more so.

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      2. PrecipitousDrop November 22, 2016

        Do worry so.
        We’ll survive this president. It will be hard and we will be hurt by him, but he’ll leave no lasting injury.
        We’ll be stronger after the struggle.
        That’s what we do.

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      3. Jon November 22, 2016

        Many have pointed out that Trump has “normalized” hate, violence, white supremacy, misogyny, xenophobia and more that 18 months ago were seen as anti-social and the playground of fringe groups. Today they are part of our daily lives.

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        1. Dan S November 22, 2016

          Sad but true

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        2. Blueberry Hill November 22, 2016

          Let’s change that. Let’s not fall for what they are trying to do to us, let us be civil and kind to each other. We won’t let them win by doing that to us. That will really drive them crazy when we don’t act like they do.

          ..

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    2. ceekee November 22, 2016

      #nevertrump #not my president

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  5. Michael Allen November 22, 2016

    I’m not sure but perhaps the author could have employed a little more hate-filled rhetoric.

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    1. The lucky one November 22, 2016

      Yah, he could have just stopped after the first paragraph because it pretty sums up Trump.

      “A former reality TV star who bragged about sexually assaulting women, cheated hundreds of contractors and workers out of pay, insulted the family of a slain Muslim soldier, mocked a disabled reporter, sent out mean-girl tweets to a former beauty queen at 3am like a psychotic ex-boyfriend, avoided paying millions in tax obligations, and made a whole political career out of resurrecting the racist birther movement with continuous assaults on President Obama, has been elected president.”

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    2. ceekee November 22, 2016

      Did you not watch trump spew hate filled rhetoric for what 15 months ?

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      1. JPHALL November 22, 2016

        /he was being snarky.

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    3. JPHALL November 22, 2016

      Ha ha ha.

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  6. dbtheonly November 22, 2016

    A snort of derision for anyone who didn’t see this one coming.

    Republican idea of fair is following their party line.

    Republican concept of compromise is doing things their way.

    Deficits are something Democrats create. Republicans create “job opportunities”.

    No surprise here.

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    1. davekzy1@yahoo.com November 22, 2016

      Actually it’s republicons who create debt and deficits and democrats create jobs.

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    2. Box November 23, 2016

      Compromise? Here is one Dem “compromise”, making law the use of bathrooms by anyone. How is that a compromise to 206 countries of the world separating sexes in bathrooms? The correct compromise might have been Men, Women and Other for the third one, not forcing a 95 year old woman to pee with males present but you wouldnt have any compromise and that law is what you called it.

      Deficits? The greatest in the entire history of the country was done by FDR, not any Republican. Here is a question, why was FDR persuaded to believe that monumental and even unpayable deficits were healthy for the country? And, why would any Dem today with 20 trillion in unpayable debt, agree its still good for the country? According to your assessment it should be the easiest thing to answer.

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      1. PrecipitousDrop November 23, 2016

        Public restrooms have stalls. With doors. For privacy.
        FDR’s deficit was directly attributable to costs incurred to resolve the Great Depression, and successfully conclude WWII. His investment led to the largest and most prosperous middle-class era in our nation’s history. FDR created “The American Dream” and we all benefitted from it.
        Crack a book sometime, OK?
        Look up George W. Bush’s contributions to the current deficit — his astounding escalation of conflict in the Middle-East, unfunded Medicare expansion, etc.,. Bush 43 spent it, and the charges showed up on the bill delivered to Obama.
        It is, indeed, the easiest thing to answer. Republican economic policies make rich people richer, and middle class people unemployed, homeless, and poor.
        The president-elect is no exception.

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      2. dbtheonly November 23, 2016

        Precipitous beat me to it. Deficits to win WWII. Otto might object, but on one else. Deficits to give the top 2% of earners a tax break? Not so much.

        I agree that there’s little room to compromise with anyone who wants to force Teila Tequila to use the men’s room.

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  7. Jack Burton November 22, 2016

    the only funny part of this fiasco is watching the repug “leaders” like ryan..romney..perry..cruz…etc.. kowtow and kiss his big orange ass..

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    1. ceekee November 22, 2016

      Yes they are the biggest bunch of hypocrites ever. They have zero integrity.

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    2. Box November 23, 2016

      Correct! Thats exactly the same statement as the other side has made except for one exchange of words, orange ass for black ass. Whats the difference?

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  8. The lucky one November 22, 2016

    What was it Mark Twain said? “Loyalty to my country always. Loyalty to the government when it deserves it”

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    1. Box November 23, 2016

      Exactly right, thats what ive been saying for years and now its your turn to worry about that statement. The country remains 50/50 divided for the last eight, the next eight, and probably the next 500 no matter who is president.

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      1. The lucky one November 23, 2016

        Well sort of, though I would rest a bit easier without a narcissistic clueless demagogue like Trump in office I’ve seen no reason to feel good since Reagan started us down the slide we have been on since his criminal reign in office. I prefer a Dem because they are less repressive socially and make small concessions to dealing with our deteriorating environment, much too small but better than nothing and far better than the aggressive rape of our ecosystem that Trump will allow. However the Dems have become a war mongering servant of the 1% just like the Repubs though at least the Dems have some who try to serve the people, honestly I don’t see any today on the Repub side that do and some of them are just pure bat shite crazy.

        The way we are going we won’t have anything even remotely resembling a democracy in 50 years let alone 500. Enjoy your brief rest because I think it will become apparent to all eventually what a mistake it was to put this scam artist into office.

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      2. PrecipitousDrop November 23, 2016

        Careful about your 8 year projection for the president-elect, Box.
        Based on his performance so far, he might not last through 4.

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  9. ceekee November 22, 2016

    Back him??? Why because he’s a republican? You are all hypocrites. He should get the same kind of backing and support that you deadbeats gave President Obama for 8 years.

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    1. Box November 23, 2016

      You are exactly right. Everyone is switching sides for 8 years. One side gets to sleep well at night and the other side stays up all night fraught with fear from Alex Jones. Its your turn and Im all for it. I need a break! Im tired!

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      1. PrecipitousDrop November 23, 2016

        Who, exactly, was ever “…fraught with fear from Alex Jones,” Box?
        Thinking people are simply amused by the weirdo and his crazy “theories”.
        Enjoy your rest.

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  10. Emilio November 22, 2016

    Screw the pubs. They gave us nothing and were rewarded with a full sweep. Let them implement their agenda if they can over our objections. They will own whatever happens. 4 years at least of trickle down BS economics and whatever other draconian measures they will enact. Let them do what they can and own it, then let our uninformed public make up its mind.

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    1. FireBaron November 23, 2016

      Remember the last time they had full control? It was 2001 to 2009. That brought us 911, the Afghan war (with Donald Rumnsfeld ordering our troops to pull back when they were within two days of capturing OBL), the Iraq war, the USA PATRIOT Act, Medicare “reform”, and Justice Sam Alito (aka Scalia-lite).

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  11. browninghipower November 22, 2016

    Thanks for the good read this morning. I needed that. I promise to actively campaign against and support every opponent to every cowardly Democrat who supports anything the fascist trump does. Period.

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  12. davekzy1@yahoo.com November 22, 2016

    I will not comply!
    I listened as they called my President a Muslim.
    I listened as they called him and his family a pack of monkeys.
    I listened as they said he wasn’t born here.
    I watched as they blocked every single path to progress that they could.
    I saw the pictures of him as Hitler.
    I watched them shut down the government and hurt the entire nation twice.
    I watched them turn their backs on every opportunity to open worthwhile dialog.
    I watched them say that they would not even listen to any choice for Supreme Court no matter who the nominee was.
    I listened as they openly said that they will oppose him at every turn.
    I watched as they did just that.
    I listened.
    I watched.
    I paid attention.
    Now, I’m being called on to be tolerant.
    To move forward.
    To denounce protesters.
    To “Get over it.”
    To accept this…
    I will not.
    I will do my part to make sure this great American mistake becomes the embarrassing footnote of our history that it deserves to be.
    I will do this as quickly as possible every chance I get.
    I will do my part to limit the damage that this man can do to my country.
    I will watch his every move and point out every single mistake and misdeed in a loud and proud voice.
    I will let you know in a loud voice every time this man backs away from a promise he made to them.
    Them. The people who voted for him.
    The ones who sold their souls and prayed for him to win.
    I will do this so that they never forget.
    And they will hear me.
    They will see it in my eyes when I look at them.
    They will hear it in my voice when I talk to them.
    They will know that I know who they are.
    They will know that I know what they are.
    Do not call for my tolerance. I’ve tolerated all I can.
    Now it’s their turn to tolerate ridicule.
    Be aware, make no mistake about it, every single thing that goes wrong in our country from this day
    forward is now Trump’s fault just as much as they thought it was Obama’s.
    I find it unreasonable for them to expect from me what they were entirely unwilling to give.”
    Author unknown.
    #TheResistance

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    1. Beethoven November 22, 2016

      If you are talking to any person whom you suspect was a Trump supporter, or simply voted for Trump, and that person utters any complaint about the way things are going after January 20, your response should be, “You voted for the SOB, so you have only yourself to blame.”

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      1. davekzy1@yahoo.com November 22, 2016

        Exactly!

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    2. RoyalPain2015 November 23, 2016

      Behold the king of Copy and Paste. Not an original thought anywhere in sight. LMAO!!! Poor, kid.

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      1. davekzy1@yahoo.com November 23, 2016

        Again, Hey stupid, it’s not about original thought, it’s about getting the truth out. Copy and paste is a tool educated professionals use. So actually all you got is nothing.

        Opinion is the medium between Knowledge and ignorance. Plato

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        1. PrecipitousDrop November 27, 2016

          Copy & Paste in the absence of analytical reason is dumb parroting of an unoriginal party line.

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      2. Thoughtopsy November 27, 2016

        Given the amount of political discourse that requires copying and pasting of laws, rules, and other’s points, right now you just look like a moron.

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        1. sustantivo November 27, 2016

          Only the truly obtuse believe it necessary to run breathlessly from article to article pasting the same pablum over and and over. I see you’re a fan, so carry on kiddo. Your parents have any children that lived?

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  13. Jon November 22, 2016

    I guess the Republicans never heard of karma. They need to get as good as they gave. And stop that whining. People will start thinking you are petulant children.

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  14. cthetruth November 22, 2016

    As your new President Elect so eloquently repeadedly said over and over “tell them they can all go f**k themselves”

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  15. FireBaron November 23, 2016

    I hereby promise to show as much respect to our President-Elect as the GOP did to the current incumbent.

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