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The Tyranny of A Minority President Has Begun — And So Has The Resistance

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The Tyranny of A Minority President Has Begun — And So Has The Resistance

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Donald Trump’s official presidential bio contains about a half-dozen attempts to convince someone — probably himself — that his win was a massive blowout and not a shameful, slight fluke only made possible by the intervention of a foreign government and a domestic conspiracy to get the FBI director to interfere in the democratic process during the final weeks, twice.

This sad overcompensation — like the emergency White House press briefing called Saturday night to lie about the size of of his inauguration crowd as the largest protests in U.S. history raged against the new president — isn’t an accident.

It’s an announcement: We will do what we want regardless of how many Americans are against us.

Since Trump lost by the popular vote by the largest margin in a modern times, he’s done nothing to reach out to the majority of Americans who rejected him. His cabinet is made up entirely of doctrinaire, extremely right-wing Republicans, most of them filthy rich, nearly all white and male. His hostile inaugural address proclaimed a mandate for him to act as the voice of “the people,” though he’s the least popular president to take the office is the history of polling such things.

And things are only going to get worse.

With minority support and no interest in courting anything but that, Trump is about to enact a far right agenda unlike anything we’ve seen since the 1920s.

If Trump gets his way, we are likely to see the greatest transfer of wealth to the richest in human history, though the wealth inequality in America is already nearing levels that brought out the guillotines in 18th-century France.

This transfer of wealth is not just about giant tax breaks for the rich and their kids and their corporations and their kids’ corporations. It’s not just about a massive uninsuring of working Americans that will return us to the era of discrimination against the sick. And it’s not just about the erasure of regulations that will transfer the costs of pollution and financial risk back on to middle-class.

As he was about to take the oath of office, Trump’s team announced plans for $10.5 trillion in cuts based on a plan devised by the Heritage Foundation — a plan that includes huge cuts to Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid and the Defense Department. This plan would violate some of Trump’s most notable campaign promises and likely send millions, if not tens of millions, of the 48 million Americans, including 12 million children, that the government keeps out of poverty into abject despair.

What mandate does the GOP have to unwind the insurance of 32 million and turn an income inequality crisis into an income inequality nightmare?

Yes, Republicans hold a majority of seats in the House, where they lost seats despite an electoral map that has been gerrymandered for their exclusive pleasure. Yes, they hold the Senate, where they also lost seats and their 52 representatives represent millions of fewer voters than the 48 Democrats. And then there is Trump, who got millions fewer votes than Clinton but won three key states by a margin smaller than 1 percent with share of the vote less than 50 percent.

The closest analogy in history to this is the 2000 election when George W. Bush made passing gestures at unity and ended up pursuing a nakedly partisan agenda that erased a surplus, lost two wars and revealed mass incompetence.

But even W. didn’t go after Planned Parenthood. And the millions he uninsured were just the side effect of the failure of his economic polices.

Conservatives often worry about the “tyranny of the majority,” a phrase Alexis de Tocqueville picked up from John Adams to fret about “mutability of law that is inherent in a democracy by changing the legislature year, and investing it with almost unbounded authority.”

They much prefer the “tyranny of the minority” — as long as the minority we’re speaking of is rich, white men.

So it’s fitting that the right should be willing to abandon all its once-fervent worries about Donald Trump and surrender to his warm embrace of nearly all of their policies. And in exchange Trump takes total control of the Reality Gerrymandering machine they’ve built for decades, with think tanks and a pliant media dedicated to the proposition that birth begins at incorporation. It’s this machine that made Trump’s rise possible and it’s this machine that will sell Trump’s agenda.

The right’s greatest asset is that its policies are so damn profitable for its donors. Conservative allies spent $666 million attacking Obamacare, outspending defense of the reforms by about 5-to-1. They’ll likely do the same or more to tell people why they should be so happy their neighbors are being uninsured. And Trump’s willingness to lie about crowd size and anything means his promises are worth less than the businesses he bankrupted.

Republicans can only lose two votes in the Senate to enact their extreme makeover of the middle class — and two Republicans up in 2018 just happen to represent states that really love their Planned Parenthood.

Taking away things could be harder than Republicans can imagine. And with millions hitting the streets and Trump’s nerve on his first weekend in power, at least the people reminded their president that he only represents a minority of the people he governs. And that may not be enough.

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  1. Dominick Vila January 23, 2017

    Looks like somebody finally got through to our “Child in Chief” and convince him that it is not a good a idea to send Tweets criticizing the First Amendment. Then again, I would not be surprised if Kellyanne turns these anti-Trump demonstrations into “alternative facts” that show the love and support that Trump enjoys.

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    2. Eleanore Whitaker January 23, 2017

      Little babies insist. Little babies whine when they dish it out and then they get it back. Conway and Spicer get caught in lie after lie after lie. Now, they call that “alternative” to what? More and more lies they know they cannot prove? How very Republican does it get? Always trying to prove negatives.

      1. Dominick Vila January 23, 2017

        The alternative to a fact is a lie…

  2. Godzilla January 23, 2017

    Finally, an adult is in charge. You snowflakes, childish little brats that you are, can’t handle losing. Here, chew on these facts:

    National Debt – Year 2009 = $10.6 Trillion…….Year 2017 = $20.1 Trillion

    Debt per US Citizen – Year 2009 = $31,000……..Year 2017 = $61,340

    Labor Force Participation Rate – Year 2009= 65.8%….Year 2017 = 62.8%

    Home Ownership rate -Year 2009 = 67.3%….. Year 2017 = 63.5%

    Real Median Household Income – Year 2009 = $57,744….. Year 2010 = $54,045

    Average Hath Insurance Rate – Family Plan – $12,680….. Year 2010 = $18,142

    Tax to Benefits Ratio – Year 2009 = 60%

    Food Stamp Dependency – Year 2009 = 32 million……Year 2017 = 43.6 million

    Persons living in poverty – Year 2009 = 38 million….. Year 2017 = 45 million

    Number of people on Obamacare private insurance…Year End 2016 = 334,867

    Number of people on Medicade supplemental – Year End 2016 = 17.4 million

    Source: US Treasury Department, US Bureau of Labor Statistics, US Department of Agriculture, US Congressional Budget Office.

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    1. FireBaron January 23, 2017

      Yep. Thanks to the way the Tax codes have been written by the GOP that has been in control of the Congress since 1995 (with the exception of a two year vacation they had between 2009 and 2011). Pretty much everything in your statement could have been handled by Congress, except they refused to grant President Obama even the hint of a success. This includes their failure to raise enough revenue to cover out debt. So, let’s call a spade a spade in this instance. Every one of those has certain names attached to them – DeLay, Ryan, McConnell, Hastert, Gingrich, Dole.

      1. Eleanore Whitaker January 23, 2017

        People are so PO’d rigth now that Ryan’s home address was all over Facebook yesterday. He is such a big baby coward that got deluged at his DC and WI state office that he refused to take any more phone calls, emails or mail. And this is what our taxes pay for?

        The right wing hates that President Obama put this country back on track. They love to forget it was their REPUBLICAN election riggers who screwed it up from 2000 to 2008. They had a 17 year high record of unemployment they not want to flip a switch and pretend it all away.

        The more they anger the masses, the more dangerous their situations become. They will have only their computer keyboards left to Tweet from like their Messiah of Moolah.

        1. adler56 January 23, 2017

          There is no end to your names for the” nattering nabobs of negativism” (borrowed from Agnew who later had to resign from VP for stealing)- all great. Chuck Barris would be proud.

    2. Eleanore Whitaker January 23, 2017

      An adult? His mentality is like yours…Kindergarten. Did your MOMMY spoil your butt too? First of all, you are not the only voice in goverment. I do hope you remember that when we come knocking your door down, shave your balls and your head and then ship you big mouth big babies off to Siberia. 900,000 protestors globally and the Baron of BS who tweeeeeeeeeeeeets his spiteful little boy tactics is what you call adult? Ole Coke Nose had had brains fried in the Manhattan sex clubs like any teenage boy hot to try all the kinky sex he could get.

      You have 70 year old Mommy’s boy who thinks he will point and delegate the entire country. We are taking you DOWN and he goes with it. 900,000 protesters globally sure do prove what you are…a selfish, rotten, nasty COMMIE loving big baby.

      1. 2010HDSTGLIDE January 23, 2017

        You seem hurt by these comments that don’t conform to your beliefs, it will be a long journey for you through the next four to eight years. I don’t recall you being a name caller. Please try to practice your belief in tolerance even if it is towards patriotic Americans that have spoken.

        1. Eleanore Whitaker January 23, 2017

          You assume incorrectly. My hide is as tough as an alligators. You seem to condone everything that allows wrong to appear to be right. I have NO tolerance for bullies. You condone that? I have NO tolerance for liars who use false data to smear others. You condone that?

          If you condone men like Godzilla, it only serves to prove why this last election of the Pretender to the President is so obviously illegitimate. Name calling like Odumber? Okay with you? Name calling like Killery? Okay with you?

          That you remain silent and ONLY choose your prey is all too clear.

          1. 2010HDSTGLIDE January 23, 2017

            Did I use any of these names? I try to respect people and their opinions. Maybe you should try that.

          2. Eleanore Whitaker January 24, 2017

            You are so obviously one of those enablers of all manner of corrupt lies, deceit and mentally defective behavior. Do you respect Charles Manson? Hitler?

            Don’t you EVER DARE ask me to respect the thug Money Messiah or any of his followers when he is the reason for my NJ taxes being higher. So, you respect an employer who cheats his employees out of wages so he can scrounge up the money to pay a massive fine do you? You respect an employer who told his employees and I quote, “If you didn’t get paid, that’s YOUR fault for trusting me.” (DJT, 2014)

            Sorry, your perverse version of respect would have all of us who know right from wrong calling pedophiles poor little boys who had a terrible abusive childhood. Your kind makes excuses for adults who do not want to grow up.

          3. 2010HDSTGLIDE January 24, 2017

            Can’t fix stupid so I will say good day to you.

          4. Eleanore Whitaker January 25, 2017

            Translation: “I lost the argument and I’m not adult enough to admit it. So, I’ll continue to condone everything that lines my pockets with everyone else’s tax dollar.” Shove it.

          5. 2010HDSTGLIDE January 25, 2017

            You are special. Thanks and don’t let anyone tell you any different.

          6. Eleanore Whitaker January 26, 2017

            Awwww…Thank you. I’m one of those behind the scenes people who doesn’t like the spotlight. Being a petite, Betty Boop look alike is a huge disadvantage when I want focus on my brain and not my looks.

            Here is another prediction for you to consider. You know how 3 times or more Trump has said we should just “take Iraqi oil?” There is a reason he says this. He owes Russia so much money that he is now trying to send as much oil to Russia as possible. So, if he can take Iraqi oil and hand it to Russia, Russia becomes more of a super power than China. This is pure Putin ego backed by Trump’s mentally deranged power mania.

            Find out what the real links are between Trump and Putin and both go down like the Titanic. If not, Trump will continue to believe in his right to just TAKE whatever he wants. He was raised in such a mentally dysfunctional family that Mommy Mary Ann allowed him to take whatever he wanted since birth.

          7. 2010HDSTGLIDE January 26, 2017

            This is interesting to say the least. Can you give me a link to a site that I can do a little research about this, I would appreciate it. Thank you for this response.

          8. Eleanore Whitaker January 27, 2017

            The link to Putin and Trump are as yet classified. If you get a copy of Time Magazine’s January 16th issue, there is an article, “The Troublemaker,” that you’ll find quite interesting and the basis for further investigation into how Trump and Putin are linked.

            Because the information remains classified as the article alludes to, it is mainly due to the fact that the Brit MI6 agent had his life threatened. He has had to go in hiding. To protect him from Putin death squads, the BBC won’t release the MI6 agent’s name. This is not any different than the US not releasing names of CIA agents on active duty. But the right wing like to say that’s “proof” of lack of evidence.

            The more Trump protests the validity of the popular vote, the closer we all get to an investigation into how many of those 270 Republican electors were paid off.

          9. 2010HDSTGLIDE January 27, 2017

            Thank You

    3. d schima January 23, 2017

      DES Great summary, but our liberal friends don’t care about our nation or the facts. They don’t like facts that Obama damaged the nation and only worried about making money. Interesting he is a multi millionaire after being in office on ~ $450,000 salary. We gave billions to foreign governments but Obama cut our seniors and veterans budgets so no cost of living but gave them double and more increases in health care insurance, Example – my health care supplement went from $122/mth to $287/mth for 2017. Every senior in Michigan had the increases. Many cut their coverage to afford being insured. This has caused many seniors budget problems and why most seniors voted for Trump.

      1. bobnstuff January 23, 2017

        So when did they change the constitutions to let the president pass a budget? In the last 6 years it has been the republicans spending the money. You like to complain about Obama”s action when in fact it was the republicans that took money away from our Vets. It was the republicans that refused to fix the problems of the ACA, it was the republicans that wouldn’t spend the money or change the laws on illegal immigration. It’s Congress that controls the purse. It’s the law. It’s the republicans that controlled congress.

      2. adler56 January 23, 2017

        Your “health” care supplement? Was it Medicare Advantage? If so it wasn’t president Obama that was responsible but rather republican insurance companies loading up on profits now that they have the cover of trump.

      3. A_Real_Einstein January 23, 2017

        Wait until they see how much their regular Medicare goes up. Wait until they understand that they will never see a COLA SS increase under Trump. Wait intil they see their donut hole come back in full. Here come guillotines. He already has the lowest approval ratings of any new Prez ever. Why is that?

      4. stcroixcarp January 23, 2017

        That is why we need Single Payer. That is why the government needs to be able to negotiate drug pricing, and medical services. The health care industry is run by Drug Companies and Insurance companies. that is why your supplemental premiums went up so much. The republicans fought for insurance companies. Drug companies wrote Medicare Part D. It is unfortunate that seniors of Michigan and Wisconsin were taken in by trump’s lies. Now you stand to lose all your Medicare and your Social Security as well. I will lose my benefits too, and I am pissed.

    4. greenlantern1 January 23, 2017

      UNDERLINE THAT!!
      Prank?
      Remember Nixon’s “hard hat” riot in New York City?
      70 Americans, including 4 policemen were hurt in that!
      Our ONLY, convicted, attorney-general was Nixon’s first, John Mitchell!
      Our ONLY VP, to enter a plea bargain, was Nixon’s first, Spiro Agnew!
      Patriotism?
      Debt?
      Remember DEFICITS DON’T MATTER?
      Remember Dick Cheney?
      Food stamps?
      Herbert Hoover oversaw the Food For Belgium program.
      A relative of his. Margaret Hoover, directed the Hoover Institute!
      She also sat on a Belgian “education” panel.
      KICKBACK??
      PERFECTLY CLEAR??

    5. I Am Helpy January 23, 2017

      Oh no! A series of numbers that you don’t understand!

  3. Eleanore Whitaker January 23, 2017

    Ever notice how when a right wing big baby doesn’t get his way, he thinks he can use phony numbers? Notice how Godzilla the self created monster of the right (dream only little wussy boy) he digs up numbers not even the most credible sources will swear is fact?

    Let’s all do Godzy a favor and keep nailing his lard butt to the wall. These big babies cry when they don’t get their way. But democracy is all about them. It’s about ALL of us.

    Notice how Godzy has so much free time every day to sit on that lard butt and come up with his Messiah of Moolah’s same lies?

    Liars lie. That is the ONLY thing they do at all.

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  4. Eleanore Whitaker January 23, 2017

    Everyone has seen all of the data for the past 20 years on the Republican states. Their own Republican governors are whining and crying their state economies are in the toilet. OK, MS, LA, KS, IA…all get back more than $1.35 for EVERY $1 they pay in federal taxes. How in the hell can they be going broke?

    First of all, Republican states are NOT the most densely populated per square mile. Dem States up and down the East Coast are. How does these DEM states manage on an average of 55 cents for the $1 they pay in federal taxes but the pig eaters in the Republican states can’t manage on nearly $2 like Alaska and Texas?

    The Baron of BS won’t be in office much longer. We all know that. The more they keep broadcasting how easily he won, the more it looks suspicious WHY it was so easy.

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  5. ResqDogz January 23, 2017

    Three words: Narcissistic personality disorder (NPD)
    See if the Mayo Clinic’s description “FITS” anyone we know?
    (read it and weep/laugh):
    http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/narcissistic-personality-disorder/basics/definition/con-20025568

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    1. Dominick Vila January 23, 2017

      Thank you for the link! The diagnosis is right on the money!!!

  6. greenlantern1 January 23, 2017

    Ever hear of FinCen?
    It is part of the Treasury Department.
    It levied, a $10,000,000 fine, against Trump Taj Mahal!
    That fine was paid!
    It was used, by terrorists, to launder money!
    Terrorists!!
    ISIS??
    Ever hear of INTERPOL?
    It is an international police organization.
    No wonder Trump is against it!!

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  7. adler56 January 23, 2017

    Was it really 666 million the right spent? What a coincidence.

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  8. Clearbrook January 23, 2017

    Sorry to say folks, but The numbers that Godzilla quotes are from the U.S. Government itself. Eleanore Whitaker would have you believe that the numbers are “made up” and not worth a snot. Now, I might agree with her on that point. The problem is this: IF they are “made up” the party that “made them up” is most certainly the party that was in power when they were compiled, and the sad fact is that the Democrats could only twist the numbers so far to make them look as least deplorable as possible.

    Obama and the Democrats screwed over the average Working Joe. Trump might favor the rich. He might not. But whining Liberals like Eleanore Whitaker are not going to want him to succeed, (even though success could mean great things for our country) just because their ideology of wealth redistribution is being challenged. You will note that the author here makes predictions about the rich getting richer, but fails to point out that historically, when the rich are getting richer in modern times, so is everybody else, primarily because in a consumer driven economy, if you don’t give the consumers enough to spend, you make less and less money. So for you to get rich, pretty much everyone else has to be experiencing a rising standard of living.

    If the standard of living does go up, Obama telling us that poverty for the middle class was the new normal and that employment would suck like it did under his watch forever, will be shown to be a falsehood that seeks to have us accept our entrapment and reliance upon bigger and bigger government. BTW, look back historically, and the downfall of all modern empires was overspending and economic collapse. Maybe Eleanore Whitaker should take note of that. If our country collapses economically, I can assure you that the poor will suffer the most, and frankly, few people will be able to help them. Those that are, are also likely to realize that their constant demands for more and more support from the government is what led to the downfall, and might therefore be less inclined to help out when they loose ALL government support, when the government can no longer even sustain itself.

    And the “political class” will suffer greatly, too. Some of them have no real skills outside of the bureaucracy, and you can be pretty sure that a lot of them will get the axe — probably the least productive and skilled ones.

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    1. stcroixcarp January 23, 2017

      Which party was in charge for the October Surprise of 2008? Are you old enough to remember Paulson of Goldman Sachs, then the secretary of the treasury hauling George W. out to explain the collapse of the economy, the failure of Lehman Bros. Bank. the AIG scandal etc. The Great Recession came rolling in like a thunderstorm. Now these same mega firms are in charge again under trump. There may very well be the bubble of growth and prosperity, but it will last only long enough to squeeze the last bit of money out of the middle class and poor. Then the bubble will burst again with the rich guys flying hig and the rest of us drowning in debt. trump is a liar.

    2. johninPCFL January 23, 2017

      ” but fails to point out that historically, when the rich are getting richer in modern times, so is everybody else”: sorry, Reagan tried that and nothing good happened for the middle class.

      In fact, since Reagan, the rich have accumulated wealth at the fastest clip in recorded history and the middle class has done nothing but lose ground. While you claim that the Democrats are “wealth redistributionists” (whatever that means in your mind), the facts are that the Reagan tax cuts pushed the government into negative spending (which was why GHWB raised taxes back up a bit to try to stem the bleeding), and that the money has been accumulating at the top at an accelerating rate. “Wealth redistribution” in fact has been upward.

      The whole “trickle down” fiasco has been demonstrated in the last three decades to be urine trickling down on everyone not already in the top 1%.

    3. I Am Helpy January 23, 2017

      OK thanks for explaining that you don’t understand facts or numbers either. Good job with the treason!

    4. Jmz Nesky January 24, 2017

      .. And of course the cons in senate and SCOTUS didn’t jack-off and refuse in spite to block or suspend OR delay everything that the Dems proposed causing the problems themselves.. They were simply innocent bystanders helpless in the grandiose presence of a hated black man.

  9. mike January 23, 2017

    Bitch and moan all you want but this so-called minority president sits in the Oval Office with control of the House and Senate.
    You continue to ignore that Hillary and Barry cost you the House, Senate, WH, 12 Governorships and1000 state democratic legislative seats.
    Trump won 56% of Electoral College. Hillary is in the minority when it comes to determining the President of this country.
    Just an inconvenient truth for you lefties.

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    1. jmprint January 23, 2017

      “Hear us roar” it ain’t over till we are satisfied. We American citizens, expect the elected officials to work for us, if not … “Hear us roar” and if you don’t like it go to hell(o).

      1. mike January 23, 2017

        Good, roar all you want.
        Get this straight, Trump supporters are just as American as you and the rest of the hysterical left and expect the changes Trump campaigned on.
        If Obama’s hope and change really had the people’s interest Hillary would have won. The Democratic base said he didn’t work for them.

        1. Aaron_of_Portsmouth January 23, 2017

          Little mike, complain all you want to. Your efforts are futile and the product of a little man pining to return to junior high school.

          1. mike January 23, 2017

            A-aron A-aron you continue to post insipid comments.
            Although I do appreciate you giving me another good laugh about me of complaining.

        2. jmprint January 23, 2017

          We are, and no, we don’t forget about our friends that voted based on lie, we are concerned about them, and speak for them as well.

          1. mike January 23, 2017

            “Based on a lie” Really? Please enlighten the world about this lie.

          2. jmprint January 23, 2017

            Trump lies

    2. johninPCFL January 23, 2017

      This is more like it: “the minority president shits on the Oval Office “. Putin’s puppet will treat America’s house like a toilet. “Just give him a chance”.

      1. mike January 23, 2017

        Only sh*t I see is coming from your head.
        Keep your head in the toilet so you can keep blowing bubbles.

        1. johninPCFL January 23, 2017

          You’re looking in the mirror, moron.

          1. mike January 23, 2017

            LOL!
            Bravo Sierra

    3. I Am Helpy January 23, 2017

      Why is he “so-called”? Do you know what words mean? … oh, wait, you’re that dumbass who consistently used “medium” in place of “median” – I retract the question.

    4. I Am Helpy January 23, 2017

      I’m still laughing that you think America – a nation FOUNDED on armed resistance to a foreign despot – is going to tolerate it this time round.

    5. luvcats13 January 24, 2017

      True true and true. Real fault is on us, we assumed Hillary would win. But we woke now. And we’re gonna march and protests til our shoes fall off and Trump has a breakdown “why do they all hate me?”. We’re gonna instigate a Dem wave in 2018 and we’re gonna boot his despicable ass out of the White House in 2020. Melania may not want him back that soon, who could blame her? But that’s what she gets paid the big bucks for. To live with an elderly man with elderly swinging balls and a penis that’s either fallen off or is hidden by all that fat because the way he obsesses about anything to do with size, shows an insecurity that would be laughable if he didn’t have his tiny fingers on the nuclear button!

      1. mike January 24, 2017

        “Trump breakdown” how funny.
        One of many of your problem lies in the fact that only 8 republican Senate seats are up for reflection compared to 25 democratic seats. You assume the anger you show now will still be there. You assume the right won’t be just as enthusiastic.
        Should Trump ignite the economy you can fuhgettaboutit, this massive turnout. Your party has no identity or leader but now the party is pivoting to the base that was ignored for 8 years.
        We will see if it’s to late to get the base back.
        Yesterday Trump had one helluva day! He met with union leaders, business leaders, TPP gone, Mexico City policy reinstated, govt hiring freeze.
        He is keeping his promises.

        1. luvcats13 January 26, 2017

          It’s a win-win for me. If Trump is a success, great for America. If he meltsdown after failing, Dem wave.

          1. mike January 26, 2017

            What you are missing in your scenario should Trump ignite the economy you can say bye-bye to all those democrats that voted for him and hello to more of those who didn’t vote for him but finding their lives have improved and they are better off. Ergo more defeats for your side.
            Should it happen you will have Trump for an additional four years. Meaning more conservative judges for SCOTUS, lower court judges. No change in Congress.
            As to the dem wave then you are back to slow growth, more identity politics, return to the social-warrior mentality.
            I worry that your heads will have exploded before the next general election with all your anger and hate.
            It’s going to be an interesting next years.

          2. luvcats13 January 30, 2017

            Brush up on your reading comprehension skills. I SAID – if Trump is a success, it’s a win for America. It should have been self evident that Trump would be reelected in that case. But IF he meltsdown (this means – he FAILED), 2018 will be a Democrat wave and 2020 will issue in a Democrat as a president. Either way win-win for me.

            If Donald Trump gets unemployment lower than the current 4.7% and gasoline prices lower than $1.90 and stock market doubles, pay increases for middle class jobs that are very abundant, everyone has health insurance with lower premiums and co-pays and deductibles than right now, and terrorism has been wiped off the face of the earth, then I’ll admit I was wrong and acknowledge he’s a success. I’ll still think he’s a despicable man with vulgar tendencies but as long as we haven’t gotten into a nuke war cause Trump ran his obnoxious mouth one time too many, I’ll put up with it for the additional 4 years.

          3. mike January 31, 2017

            Thanks for the good chuckle.
            Mid-term election turnout on both sides has had lower turnout so good luck with this big wave. Minority/youth turnout is much worse in the midterms. As angry as you claim the left is the right will be just as revved up. Good luck taking back the House and with only 8 republican senate seats up for election I think you’ve got a big uphill battle. You have no electable leader or party identity for people to follow in 2018. Americans have very short attention spans. Your whole assumption is based on Trumps abandoning his promises.
            Should he succeed I would bet you still wouldn’t vote for him. Those democrats that voted for him in 2016 will be voting for him again should his promises come true. Four years is a long way off.

          4. luvcats13 February 2, 2017

            Read and comprehend!! Let me simplify. IF Trump is successful, he holds Congress and gets reelected, provided the sight of him doesn’t make 60% of Americans vomit by then.

            IF US slides into recession, IF unemployment rises, IF stock market slides, IF gas prices go us, IF he’s gotten US into costly war, any combo of those events will trigger Dem wave.

            And I as I WROTE – it’s win-win for me. First case, US is doing great; I’ll buy anti-nausea meds or keep TV off. Second case- Dem wave.

            I’ve never seen anger by so many (It exceeds Tea Party fits of 2009-2010), but of course it’s gotta hold and turn into action to GOTV.

          5. mike February 2, 2017

            Trump’s success=luvcats13 voting for him in 2020. Right?
            You still don’t get it. 2018 the left has to take House and the Senate which will be an uphill battle. The left has 10 Senators up for reelection in states where Trump took 60% of the counties.
            Trump has kept his promises and his base loves it. Don’t hold your breath on trump not succeeding.

          6. luvcats13 February 3, 2017

            My main opposition to Donald Trump is his character. I also did not vote for Bill Clinton in 1992 because of his rumored and admitted affairs, but based on his success with the American economy and lack of starting a war, I did vote for him in 1996. Trump’s moral character is much much worse than Clinton’s and Trump also does not present himself with the class and dignity that I feel a president should have. At least Clinton didn’t give speeches where he talked about “size” all the time or “counter punched” with insults that have nothing to do with the topic at hand. That said, IF the economy doesn’t slide, as I expect it to, IF US is not entangled in a foreign mess as a direct result of Trump’s buffoonish behavior, IF there has been a resurgence of middle class manufacturing jobs, IF Trump doesn’t strip away health insurance as he says he won’t, IF he doesn’t cut SS/Medicare as he promised he wouldn’t and if Dems run a weak candidate, who knows, I’m gonna vote for the candidate that I feel is best for my country. But Donald Trump has a huge hurdle to get over to get my vote because I find his manner of speaking and behaving as not fit for the Office of the Presidency.

          7. mike February 3, 2017

            Totally disagree that Trump is worse than Clinton.
            What I get a kick out of is this silly idea from the left that Trump wishes to fail. Look at all the promises he has kept. Look at the border patrol once again excited to have their hands untied and ready to do their jobs.
            Look at this mornings job report. It’s a new era. A new norm.
            I am pretty sure should Trump succeed the vast majority that voted for Hillary will never vote for Trump.

          8. luvcats13 February 7, 2017

            Where the hell did you get the idea that I want Trump to fail? I can’t believe you just picked some random “well the ‘left’ this” and “the ‘left’ that” and fling it into this debate. I TOLD you my MAIN objection to Donald Trump is his lack of character, class and dignity. How about discussing that instead of trying to distract with some crap to stereotype those who have serious concerns with Donald Trump as president?

    6. GB3332 August 4, 2017

      That is because every state gets 2 senators and one governor. 25 of the states have 1/5th or less the population yet still get the 2 senators. Lower population states tend to elect republicans.

      Then there is Gerrymandering. Texas had something like 41% voting for Hillary, but they have 75% GOP HoR members. That number should be closer to 60%.

      Now take the article and the popular vote.

      Its basically tyranny of the minority.

      1. mike August 4, 2017

        Hey dipshit! Democrats elected Trump.
        Good luck with changing the constitution. You ignore the America Revolution was accomplished by a minority.
        Presidential election is not based on popular vote. Hillary knew that and she ignored it at the cost of victory.
        Go away little whinner.

        1. GB3332 August 4, 2017

          Nice name calling. Hillary lost because she sucks and no on likes her.

          That an Trump promised the rust belt he would bring back factory jobs.

          My original post is factual.

  10. Aaron_of_Portsmouth January 23, 2017

    Hear ye, all Trump servile toadies—No matter how loudly you protest in your childish retorts, here and elsewhere, to put Humpty Trump-Putin back together again, there will be growing resistance to the child-like Emperor of America. Face it—it is the logical step to take in the face of such a satanic creature being propped up by Russia, and propelled into the WH by that farcical anachronism called the Electoral College.

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  11. Charles Winter January 23, 2017

    Fortunately, most senators and Congressfolk know just how dangerous it is to mess with Social Security and MediCare.

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    1. Jmz Nesky January 24, 2017

      Let’s hope so.. A few minor adjustments could be accepted but what the Trump machine wants and the majority congress will tail wag over is absolute gutting of an employee paid retirement fund.. NOT an entitlement and so too do we invest in medicare as well so any major cuts on either will bring on a rash of current and former workers that will be as Trump would say, “Unpresidented” and that too could be a possibility for the or-ange-a-tang’s fate.

  12. Smiles2U January 23, 2017

    This is complete biased BS. The worst I’ve read in a few days. Shame on you. Trump won fair and square, winning the electorate. The only reason Hillary won the popular vote was because of already won liberal states like California which DOES NOT speak for the majority of Americans – not by a long shot – this is why the electorate exists. Hillary Clinton did herself in with all of her corrupt nonsense, not the Russians. The left is so degraded in judgement it’s pathetic. You’re too stupid to realize how badly such biased hatred works against you. Know this: Trump will be in office for 8 years guaranteed. Keep weeping, crybabies.

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    1. I Am Helpy January 23, 2017

      “Only some people’s votes count.”
      Got it, thanks.

    2. righteous mob January 23, 2017

      You are a dolt spewing completely biased BS without factual support. No wonder you like Trump.

    3. luvcats13 January 24, 2017

      EVERY SINGLE PRESIDENT in modern history have won BOTH the Electoral College AND the popular vote (except George WBush in 2000 & he ONLY lost by 500,000). If Hillary Clinton had gotten just a few more votes in 3 states, she would have won both. Donald Trump did not. He LOST the popular vote by a larger margin than any president in history. He is despised by MORE THAN half of Americans and it’s not just folks on the coasts. Heck, I’m a lifelong Alabamian and consider him an EMBARRASSMENT to this great nation. I’ve never marched or protested anything in my life, but I will be THERE at next march. I’ve heard it may be on April 15th, demanding his hidden tax returns, which will reveal financial conflicts of interests that no president in history. If he continues taking foreign profit, he is in violation of the US Constitution, which is an impeachable offense. Personally, I don’t want him impeached, as Pence will go along with the Republican Congress more than Trump for a hard right agenda. But I want 2018 to be a wave Election for Dems and I want Trump booted back to that tacky gold Tower in 2020, if Melania will let him back in. She seems to be kicking him to the curb and who could blame her. She left him at White House to get Barron back in school on Monday and when asked about fact his school is closed til Wednesday for teacher’s conferences, she’s like “oops” but she didn’t go back to White House. The millions of protesters are in shock over his election, but they’re woke now. Trump, we plan to make your single term as President a living hell. He loves “ratings” and being popular; how will he hold up to daily and nightly screaming protesters outside the White House, outside Trump Tower, outside Maralogo in Florida, screaming protesters who despise his tacky self everywhere he goes? He pictured abject adulation of the masses. This backlash of most Americans is not what he signed up for.

      1. ivory69690@yahoo.com January 25, 2017

        and the 3 states all add up to what about 100,000 votes if that many . DONNY DUMP has to thank the COMA COMEY FBI for the ten days before the election with his news headlines . you know COMEY the FBI CLOWN that dosent let anyone know about any ongoing investigations . he wont say yes or no if ones is going on that’s something he would never do . saying more like the FIB wont let him do that or let something like that ever happen . me I see COMA COMEY as a paid player for DONNY DUMP’s team of brain dead players the same as his brain dead followers

        1. luvcats13 January 26, 2017

          I like the ideas behind your comments, but watch out with the spelling and hard-to-read sentences. Folks that like DonTheCon will use it to discredit your complaints against the Trump (which he well deserves!)

          1. ivory69690@yahoo.com January 26, 2017

            thank you for you input and yes I get that bull all the time . I just tell most im a carpenter by trade I build a house from the ground up and tell im not an English teacher . as you did you got the point and even ones that will knock my crossing my I’S and dotting my T’S (lol ) still comment on the point of my post . as I don’t really worry about any of the DONNY DUMP brain dead followers . I welcome those clowns most of them don’t know their azz from their elbow any ways . again thanks I do when a red line shows things are missed spelled here I do go back and fix it . my , . ? ;:'” might not be in the right places ok I lose no sleep over it I do feel (like you have done )there’s enough to get the point im making . have a great day 🙂

          2. luvcats13 January 30, 2017

            I’ll take a carpenter who builds things over a vulgar despicable entitled filthy rich buffoon ALL DAY LONG.

            I’ve got an Accounting degree and had jobs while in college that REQUIRED perfect spelling and grammar. But one of my FAVORITE things to do is work with wood. Though I’m not much of an expert, building, sanding, staining and varnishing a piece (with hubby’s help) gives me a sense of accomplishment much greater than analyzing spreadsheets, reconciling bank accounts, preparing tax forms or writing an essay! I guess cause I’ve actually built something!

          3. ivory69690@yahoo.com January 30, 2017

            😉

      2. ivory69690@yahoo.com January 25, 2017

        if any booting is to be done to the DUMPSTER please let it be off the top of his gold towel filled with DONNY DUMP cons. frauds , and scamming B/S

      3. ivory69690@yahoo.com January 30, 2017

        and the number of votes in those 3 states was like not even a 100,000 I thing more like 50,000 to 80,000 ?

  13. Jim Samaras January 24, 2017

    Here’s an article you libtards should take heed to

    It’s time for our society to acknowledge a sad truth: America is currently fighting its second Civil War.

    In fact, with the obvious and enormous exception of attitudes toward slavery, Americans are more divided morally, ideologically and politically today than they were during the Civil War. For that reason, just as the Great War came to be known as World War I once there was World War II, the Civil War will become known as the First Civil War when more Americans come to regard the current battle as the Second Civil War.

    This Second Civil War, fortunately, differs in another critically important way: It has thus far been largely nonviolent. But given increasing left-wing violence, such as riots, the taking over of college presidents’ offices and the illegal occupation of state capitols, nonviolence is not guaranteed to be a permanent characteristic of the Second Civil War.

    There are those on both the left and right who call for American unity. But these calls are either naive or disingenuous. Unity was possible between the right and liberals, but not between the right and the left.

    Liberalism — which was anti-left, pro-American and deeply committed to the Judeo-Christian foundations of America; and which regarded the melting pot as the American ideal, fought for free speech for its opponents, regarded Western civilization as the greatest moral and artistic human achievement and viewed the celebration of racial identity as racism — is now affirmed almost exclusively on the right and among a handful of people who don’t call themselves conservative.

    The left, however, is opposed to every one of those core principles of liberalism.

    Like the left in every other country, the left in America essentially sees America as a racist, xenophobic, colonialist, imperialist, warmongering, money-worshipping, moronically religious nation.

    Just as in Western Europe, the left in America seeks to erase America’s Judeo-Christian foundations. The melting pot is regarded as nothing more than an anti-black, anti-Muslim, anti-Hispanic meme. The left suppresses free speech wherever possible for those who oppose it, labeling all non-left speech “hate speech.” To cite only one example, if you think Shakespeare is the greatest playwright or Bach is the greatest composer, you are a proponent of dead white European males and therefore racist.

    Without any important value held in common, how can there be unity between left and non-left? Obviously, there cannot.

    There will be unity only when the left vanquishes the right or the right vanquishes the left. Using the First Civil War analogy, American unity was achieved only after the South was vanquished and slavery was abolished.

    How are those of us who oppose left-wing nihilism — there is no other word for an ideology that holds Western civilization and America’s core values in contempt — supposed to unite with “educators” who instruct elementary school teachers to cease calling their students “boys” and “girls” because that implies gender identity? With English departments that don’t require reading Shakespeare in order to receive a degree in English? With those who regard virtually every war America has fought as imperialist and immoral? With those who regard the free market as a form of oppression? With those who want the state to control as much of American life as possible? With those who repeatedly tell America and its black minority that the greatest problems afflicting black Americans are caused by white racism, “white privilege” and “systemic racism”? With those who think that the nuclear family ideal is inherently misogynistic and homophobic? With those who hold that Israel is the villain in the Middle East? With those who claim that the term “Islamic terrorist” is an expression of religious bigotry?

    The third significant difference between the First and Second Civil Wars is that in the Second Civil war, one side has been doing nearly all the fighting. That is how it has been able to take over schools — from elementary schools, to high schools, to universities — and indoctrinate America’s young people; how it has taken over nearly all the news media; and how it has taken over entertainment media.

    The conservative side has lost on every one of these fronts because it has rarely fought back with anything near the ferocity with which the left fights. Name a Republican politician who has run against the left as opposed to running solely against his or her Democratic opponent. And nearly all American conservatives, people who are proud of America and affirm its basic tenets, readily send their children to schools that indoctrinate their children against everything the parents hold precious. A mere handful protest when their child’s teacher ceases calling their son a boy or their daughter a girl, or makes “slave owner” the defining characteristic of the Founding Fathers.

    With the defeat of the left in the last presidential election, the defeat of the left in two-thirds of the gubernatorial elections and the defeat of the left in a majority of House and Senate elections, this is likely the last chance liberals, conservatives and the right have to defeat the American left. But it will not happen until these groups understand that we are fighting for the survival of America no less than the Union troops were in the First Civil War.

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    1. I Am Helpy January 24, 2017

      Christ, I’m not reading that wall of crybaby whining. Has there ever been such a sorry collection of sore winners in human history?

      1. ivory69690@yahoo.com January 25, 2017

        more seeming thy want to push it till it come up thy really loss it if not for all the GOP’s & Russia’s B/S ohhh yes and might just as well add the FBI to make it a true three stooge’s show

  14. ivory69690@yahoo.com January 25, 2017

    and the 3 states all add up to what about 100,000 votes if that many ? DONNY DUMP has to thank the COMA COMEY FBI for the ten days before the election with his news headlines . you know COMEY the FBI CLOWN that dosent let anyone know about any ongoing investigations . he wont say yes or no if ones is going on that’s something he would never do . saying more like the FIB wont let him do that or let something like that ever happen . me I see COMA COMEY as a paid player for DONNY DUMP’s team of brain dead players the same as his brain dead followers . the truth being I still believe this is all his big play to his own new reality TV show THE DONNY DUMP CLOWN SHOW . at this point the DUMPSTER is showing more and more every day of his issue’s which include dementia ,Alzheimer , and being and or just going senile all forms of the DUMPSTER mental retardation

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