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Dear Trump Voters: Now, Maybe You Try To Understand Us

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Dear Trump Voters: Now, Maybe You Try To Understand Us

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The windowsill over my kitchen sink is an altar of sorts, full of small framed photos of our grandchildren and other mementos to keep me grateful.

The square ceramic tile leaning against the window started out with the painted names of our immediate family. It has since flowered to include the names of additional loved ones etched in various colors of Sharpie.

The red Matchbox car was a gift from my son, who stuck it in my Christmas stocking in my early single-mother days as a promise that one day I, too, would drive a car in my favorite color. He was right, and I do.

A recent addition is a white, palm-sized origami swan. After a speech I gave in December, 12-year-old Chéthan Chandra walked up to me and, with the gentlest of smiles, held out a little black box with a silver bow.

“I made this for you,” he said.

Chéthan is a triplet, and I’ve known his family for years, but that moment — that gift — moved me in a way I didn’t see coming. Like much of post-election America, I was feeling the weight of what loomed ahead, but staring at that delicate swan in my palm, and then looking into the face of that beautiful boy, I was transported. I stood in the eye of the hurricane, awash with a sense of calm.

This may seem like an odd way to begin a column about those of you who voted for Donald Trump, but I have my reasons. If you know these small things about my life, maybe you’ll hang with me here a little longer.

For months now, I’ve been hearing and reading about how those of us who didn’t support Trump need to understand those of you who did. We must listen to you, the argument goes. We must understand your anger.

I’m reaching my saturation point with this one-sided conversation, because it is always framed as a threat. Figure out why so many of my fellow Americans supported Trump, or lose more elections. This is an argument for political ambition, not reconciliation.

I don’t want to mock or ridicule you, but I also don’t want to pretend that my objections are irrelevant. Many of you Trump supporters regularly write to ask why I won’t give him a chance. I want to know how you can continue to tolerate a man so needy that, even as president, he requires campaign rallies full of cheering throngs to keep his ego afloat.

If being president doesn’t fulfill his need to feel important, what will? Doesn’t the answer to that scare you?

I don’t want to coddle you, in the thin hope that this will coax out your regret for electing the most dangerous man to ever inhabit the White House. This would do nothing to mitigate the harm Trump is daily inflicting on this country.

Even The Wall Street Journal‘s ultra-conservative editorial board has had its fill of Trump’s malignant behavior. Consider their response to Trump’s persistent lie that President Obama wiretapped his phones: “(T)he President clings to his assertion like a drunk to an empty gin bottle.”

That’s the image of our president, projected to the world.

His approval rating here in this country continues to plummet. A new Gallup Poll shows that only 37 percent still support him — a new low even for Trump. Fifty-eight percent of Americans disapprove of the job he is doing. This, during what is normally the honeymoon period for new presidents.

I don’t celebrate those numbers, but I won’t apologize for them either. I’ve reached a point where I think it’s time for you to try to understand people like me, who are doing everything we can to limit the harm of this dangerous man.

Like you, I love my family and my friends.

Like you, I love my country, too.

We have this in common, you and I, no matter who is president. I’m trying always to remember that.

Every morning, I walk to that window in my kitchen. I look at those little framed photos, and I study Chéthan’s swan. For just a moment, I stand in the eye of the hurricane, and I am calm. It’s enough.

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Connie Schultz

Connie Schultz is a nationally syndicated columnist for Creators Syndicated. Schultz won the 2005 Pulitzer Prize for commentary and was a finalist for the 2003 Pulitzer Prize for feature writing. She has also published two books: Life Happens: And Other Unavoidable Truths -- a collection of her previously published columns -- and ...and His Lovely Wife: A Memoir from the Woman Beside the Man, which chronicled her experiences on the campaign trail with her husband, Ohio Senator Sherrod Brown.

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      1. Aaron_of_Portsmouth March 23, 2017

        Is that you, Godzy? Thanks for sharing the results of your physical in the Dark Room. Your gait has a hitch, and that slant in your pelvic region is a sign of severe osteoporosis. Otherwise, a true reptilian strut.

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    1. FireBaron March 23, 2017

      Newsmax? Their credibility is less than that of the National Inquirer!

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    2. Jan March 23, 2017

      Newsmax?! LOL

      You’re a total asshat…..

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    3. ⚡️ I Am Helpy ⚡️ March 23, 2017

      Yes, it’ll all change once President Putin and First Lady Donald Trump use time machine magic to make the Obama Presidency never have happened

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    4. ⚡️ I Am Helpy ⚡️ March 23, 2017

      By the way, this is the dumbest thing you’ve ever posted (I assume, I didn’t bother to click on your conspiracy theory link).

      Anyway, I love how desperate you’re getting to deflect attention away from the ACTUAL TREASON the FBI is investigating in Trump’s inner circle.

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    5. PrecipitousDrop March 23, 2017

      Oooh!
      The Tiny-Japanese-Man-In-A-Lizard-Suit got some new funny pages!

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    6. iamproteus March 25, 2017

      Godzy, I encourage others to go to that link and observe the sort of idiocy that is prevalent in conservative circles. An exercise in phony journalism peppered with mealy-mouthed terms, such as “I suspect”, “apparently”, “seemingly”, “claimed”, “it would appear”, “perhaps” is not proof of anything. Please explain how anything in that “article” constitutes “Obama is busted”.

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    7. PrecipitousDrop March 25, 2017

      Oh, yes.
      The Tiny-Japanese-Man-In-A-Lizard-Suit discovers Larry Klayman, another cheerful merchant in the cottage industry of Stupid.
      Hope you didn’t have to trade too many magic beans!

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  1. Buford2k11 March 23, 2017

    there are some very hardened and cruel trumpers, who will never change their minds…they would rather inflict pain and violence on others than to admit they were wrong…the thing is, these folks are so far out of their minds, they will never be able to reconcile their feelings with what it is to be an AMERICAN CITIZEN…they are those nazi’s, rascists, bigots, anti-semites, anti-everything that is good for this country…they are the lost cause…but they are a relatively small group within a larger republican party, who for reasons unknown, continue to hate the poor, the disabled, those who are not the same…I live in trumpland…I deal with these folks all the time…I am hoping to change some of these folks’ minds, because they are Hillary Haters…and there may be some little redemption for them…We must heed the warnings of Ben Franklin and the others before there is nothing left to defend…

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    1. Dominick Vila March 23, 2017

      The problem, this time, is that they may condoning or supporting treason.

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      1. Buford2k11 March 23, 2017

        unfortunately, they don’t see it that way….they consider themselves to be the only ones who are capable of being Patriots…in their minds, anyone not wearing a MAGA hate is the enemy of this nation…I have seen it…

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        1. Dominick Vila March 23, 2017

          What surprises me the most of the amount of ignorance they display. The assumption that President Obama, or any other President, has to be involved and authorizes every surveillance conducted by our national security agencies on foreign entities and individuals is laughable. That’s the reason the CIA, NSA, and other security agencies exist. It is their duty to monitor the activities of enemies and adversaries, prevent attacks against the homeland, and identify potential threats before they materialize. I suspect that their hatred of Barack Obama is so intense, that they don’t hesitate to make fools of themselves to take a last few shots against him, and his legacy. I hope the intelligence community ignores all the idiocy and partisanship, and acts professionally and pragmatically, as they usually do.

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        2. Martha Bartha March 23, 2017

          How is gonna Make America Great Again from a Jail Cell?

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          1. FranceyPoo March 23, 2017

            We are MAKING AMERICA GREAT AGAIN, Ms. Martha. How’s the diet going?

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          2. Martha Bartha March 23, 2017

            I’m on a see food diet! I see food, I eat it!????

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    2. Martha Bartha March 23, 2017

      The mindless idiot’s voted him in. They wanted Change from Obama & Hillary was a criminal. Remember Trump said anybody under an FBI investigation can’t be President? Remember?

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      1. StuRob March 23, 2017

        Martha, why don’t you post at MMfA anymore?

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        1. Martha Bartha March 24, 2017

          MMFA? What’s that?????

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          1. PrecipitousDrop March 24, 2017

            Media Matters for America, maybe?

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          2. Martha Bartha March 25, 2017

            Maybe.????

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  2. Dominick Vila March 23, 2017

    I live in a very red district in Florida, and I see no evidence to support the assumption that Trump supporters are abandoning their leader. They seem to be as determined as ever to find excuses for all the bizarre statements he makes, his controversial actions, and go as far as ridiculing the intelligence community and minimize the importance of their findings.
    Republican Congressmen like Senor Nunes is well aware of this, and does not hesitate to distort facts, if that is what it takes to protect his hero. The latest revelation, dutifully conveyed by to the President, who happens to be one of the targets of the investigation, by his loyal Cubano involves the fact that Trump and some of his associates were caught communicating with the Russian Ambassador and other Russian operatives, as a result of U.S. intelligence agencies monitoring the activities of those foreign national, as is their duty to do so. It is no secret that our national security agencies monitor high value, or suspect, foreign nationals, including interception the phone calls they make or receive, in an attempt to find accomplices and determine the size of their spy network. What they did not expect is to realize that some of the people communicating with these foreign operatives were American citizens! Not surprisingly, Republican congressmen, and man Trump supporters, see nothing wrong with fellow Americans, including some who ended up in the White House, colluded or held inappropriate conversations with adversaries. What enrages them is the fact that our national security agencies caught them in the act!!!

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    1. Aaron_of_Portsmouth March 23, 2017

      Agreed!. Let’s just consider the observation you make regarding the stubborn personae which Trump’s supporters constantly display. It’s a sign of a dogmatism which blinds one to the crumbling of an icon dearly treasured for so long. One refuses to publicly admit the decaying, but blind adoration prevents such an admission—it would be a sign of a loss of stature, which is a chimera in itself.

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    2. FireBaron March 23, 2017

      Remember, Dom, the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. This epitomizes the typical Teflon Donnie supporter.

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      1. dbtheonly March 23, 2017

        Actually FB, I was looking at it & seeing addiction behaviors.

        That would go away to explaining the self-destructive aspects that Aaron pointed out.

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        1. Mama Bear March 23, 2017

          Actually, I was looking at it and seeing a cult. Pathetic weak people with no sense of who they are or where they are following a “leader” who rallies them and whips up their emotions into believing in him and denying reality. Think Jim Jones and the kool-aide massacre. I have studied cults and this is one. The rallies he continues to hold are not for his ego as much as to keep his “faithful” being….well, faithful.

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        2. FranceyPoo March 23, 2017

          Oh, shocking you would make a stupid comment. Where are all your lovers??? Go find Cuffman and Froth the DB and tell them I’m here.

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          1. dbtheonly March 23, 2017

            You do like getting yourself banned don’t you?

            How many “noms de blog” are you on now?

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          2. FranceyPoo March 23, 2017

            No, I enjoy telling you how much of an idiot you are actually. Go get your boyfriend Cuffman, now run run run.

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          3. dbtheonly March 23, 2017

            My what an exciting life you have.

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          4. FranceyPoo March 23, 2017

            Where is your butt buddy? How about Merl Allen that foo k in dB

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          5. StuRob March 23, 2017

            Ol Frothy.

            What happened to him?

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          6. dbtheonly March 23, 2017

            Ol has his own blog on typepad, FrothSlosh if I remember. He & Mrs. Froth have three small daughters.

            He’s busy. But I stop in at his site & check in from time to time.

            Poo seems intent on getting himself banned again. I wonder if he’s trying for the speed record?

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          7. Dennis March 23, 2017

            Do people get banned here?

            I’ll have to check in on Frothy’s place, thanks.

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          8. dbtheonly March 23, 2017

            Do people get banned here? Poo will let us know.

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          9. Dennis March 23, 2017

            He’s just jerking your chain.

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          10. dbtheonly March 23, 2017

            He tries, but his crude insults are easily laughed away.

            Can his life be so empty that hurling these crude insults are what passes for fun?

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          11. FranceyPoo March 28, 2017

            Hey DB- How is life as a LOSER?

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          12. dbtheonly March 28, 2017

            Not being a loser, I wouldn’t know.

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      2. FranceyPoo March 23, 2017

        Where is Billary????

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        1. Dominick Vila March 23, 2017

          Did you graduate from Elementary School. You sound as immature as your hero.

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          1. FranceyPoo March 23, 2017

            Are you a moron? Go Donald GO

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    3. FranceyPoo March 23, 2017

      I love DONALD JOHN TRUMP. Enjoy the food stamps because they are going bye bye big BOI.

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      1. Dominick Vila March 23, 2017

        You seem to be an expert on food stamps. I worked 44 years, was never unemployed, and since I was a division manager at NASA I never qualified to anything even close to food stamps. Some of my Republican neighbors, on the other hand, cheat to qualify for welfare, use MEDICAID, and never miss a chance to sue someone. Typical of Republican states, most of which receive a lot more on welfare than what they contribute to the Treasury. Save your shitty for people like yourself.

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        1. FranceyPoo March 23, 2017

          Not true. Stop being a lair. You collect EBT and you know it

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          1. Dominick Vila March 24, 2017

            Come back when you grow up. In the interim, I have better things to do than waste my time with an immature grownup that is a caricature of the average Trump supporter.

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          2. FranceyPoo March 28, 2017

            How are the EBT’s treating you? Did I tell you that fatso Billary Clinton will NOT be President yet?

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      2. Aaron_of_Portsmouth March 23, 2017

        Francey—Were you raised by wolves? Are you lonely with no one to talk to or be your friend? How many hours of FOX each day do you watch? Have any hobbies—do you like to read books? I’m worried about your turn for the worse.

        Send me your email in response to this, and I’l send some recorded mp3 files with recorded reading of books. That might help you feel some relief.

        And thanks for sharing with us that you love DONALD JOHN TRUMP.

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        1. FranceyPoo March 23, 2017

          Wolves? I’m Ho r ny. You interested?

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        2. FranceyPoo March 28, 2017

          Did I tell you that Billary Clinton will NOT be President?

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  3. Aaron_of_Portsmouth March 23, 2017

    Love is a noble quality, but when any love leads to a blindness which prevents one from maintaining a healthy attachment to the beloved, it will lead to problems and error.
    When the Pied Piper of Hamelin, of Children’s Literature lore, played his flute, the rats were so attached to what to them was a lovely sound that they blindly walked into a river to be drowned and swept away, and thus the city of Hamelin was free of rats.

    In America, Trump and the GOP are the twin Pied Pipers, playing harsh yet “lovely” sounds to certain denizens in cities across the country. Like the rats, these individuals have become blindly attached to the flutes, and “dog whistles”, of Trump and the GOP, and find themselves unable to break free of the spell of enchantment from the pipers.

    Unless these individuals can be aroused from the hypnotic spell of the Piper Trump–whose melody is even more alluring to the petty-minded followers than that of the flutist, Paul Ryan—then these followers will suffer a similar fate as the rats of Hamelin suffered.

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    1. FranceyPoo March 23, 2017

      You are a sexy beast.

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      1. Aaron_of_Portsmouth March 23, 2017

        Stay on topic, Poo.

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      2. Aaron_of_Portsmouth March 23, 2017

        Francey—You need to get yourself to a shrink, and fast!! Do you want to tell us all about your troubles? How long have you had this condition? Do you need some money for a prescription? How can we help you, Poo?

        Let someone know that you’re seeking help, wherever you might be.

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        1. FranceyPoo March 23, 2017

          You got me some heroin home slice?

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  4. opinioned1 March 23, 2017

    Like the fact or not republicans are beginning to look at this clown as a liability, someone who loves LIES more than TRUTH. Today`s non-vote, and you can bet there will not be a vote on Obamacare repeal, will only add another straw that is about to break the back of the GOP. Trump as usual will not accept a drop of responsibility for the GOP failure to even hold a vote. He will blame Ryan and anyone in sight never once taking the blame just as he`s done with trump-U his multiple bankruptcy’s, his countless business failures, and now his inability to take responsibility for not being able to close the deal on his promise to end Obamacare on day one..

    Well you friggin moron it`s day 62 and all you have accomplished is 11 golf outings, $18 million bill to taxpayers for your weekend vacations, the cost of housing, feeding, and entertaining hundreds of staff. required to travel with your sorry azz that you have the balls to bill taxpayers for while profiting. You are a worthless POS a lame duck president who at 62 days have those in your own party wearing a bag over their heads.

    If you are a trumpie you are the problem,not the solution. Hope your life becomes as miserable as trump is trying to make life for millions who his budget cuts will kill.

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    1. FranceyPoo March 23, 2017

      You sound like a disgruntled lib tard. Is that accurate? Go find your sanctuary city and cry with all those illegals about the be deported. Bye Bye Mexi’s and Mussie’s.

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      1. opinioned1 March 23, 2017

        FYI— I`m an American veteran who served my country from 1961-1969 who has compassion for my fellow American`s. I damn sure didn`t fight for this nation so the gd GOP morons could pass another tax cut for the rich and tell 24 million American`s go phuck yourselves, you don`t deserve to have insurance. We are the only civilized nation in the world who tells it`s citizens tough you are not entitled to be covered. The damn morons have had 7 years to come up with anything better than Obamacare and failed miserably to do a damn thing but act and behave like the gd racist bigots they come across as. Some punk azz little coward like you don`t have the balls to face me, so you hide behind your keyboard spouting your stupid sh/t. Just go phuck yourself you cowardly little twit.

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        1. PrecipitousDrop March 23, 2017

          Flag him.
          Block him.
          Frances is a perennial troll who jumps his leash and gets back in once in awhile. He gets the boot more often than Texas stirrups.
          Thank you for your service.

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          1. opinioned1 March 24, 2017

            Just did!!!

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        2. FranceyPoo March 23, 2017

          My picture is up for you, where’s yours pus say boi? Don’t tell lies fatso. You didn’t serve in MY great military. You are the classic waste of sperm, you foo k in loser. Bring it. Oh, get out of your wheel chair and come and get it. I live in Porterville CA and work at The Barn Theatre. I’d kick your arse all day and any day

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          1. opinioned1 March 24, 2017

            Touchy~~Touchy~~Touchy~~Has poor diaper boy losing it caused to you become so f***ed up? As I`ve already said pissant~~~ I damn sure didn`t fight for this nation so the gd GOP morons could pass another tax cut for the rich and tell 24 million American`s go phuck yourselves, you don`t deserve to have insurance!!!
            Groupenfuhrer`s art of the deal isn`t working so well when the azzhat is dealing with adults does it? Have a good day now Sparkie!! Thanks for my laugh of the day. I was spot on right. Who the phuck post under FanceyPoo???

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          2. FranceyPoo March 24, 2017

            Go cry to someone who wants to listen, maybe the soup kitchen line you foo k in unemployed, wheel chair ridden douche bag. You fought in your sleep while bubba was giving you the Hershey highway. Go foo k yourself and get a job, loser.

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          3. FranceyPoo March 24, 2017

            Oh by the way, I’m public, told you where I work, live and my picture is public. Take a picture of you in your wheel chair sitting with a gallon of ice cream on your lap weighing in at 400lbs.

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          4. opinioned1 March 24, 2017

            Yup–if it`s on the internet it has to be true.. You might enjoy life more if you take that butttplug out and stop the shitttty outlook on things..

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          5. FranceyPoo March 28, 2017

            Dude, you challenged me and now resort to name calling? I’m public, my picture is there for you to do whatever you want to do with it, I told you where I live, where I work and you resort to buttplug references. You are a wasted of breath.

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          6. opinioned1 March 28, 2017

            ROTFLMAO~~~ Just for sh/ts and giggles I went to where you claim to be–Porterville CA, and as I suspected nobody ever heard of your sorry asz. Those like you are a friggin joke. Now just F.OFF>>>

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          7. FranceyPoo March 28, 2017

            Oh, I am there. Go to the Barn Theatre as s wipe. You will see my smiling face in many picture. Ask Nicki Edwards all about me. You should come out to a show.

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          8. opinioned1 March 29, 2017

            I`ll bet you can step on stage and do a much better job than trump at stepping on your own di(k. You sure prove your ignorance with each new post..

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          9. FranceyPoo March 28, 2017

            Hey weasel boi. How about a nice glass of arse kicking? You like it? You have been owned on this blog. I OWN you and Billary Clinton will NOT be President

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          10. opinioned1 March 28, 2017

            ROTFLMAO!!!! you friggin clown–!!!

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  5. 1Zoe55 March 23, 2017

    The tRUMP voters have too much pride and ignorance to admit that they voted for “the most dangerous” man to be president–not to mention unfit to serve. My family members in Louisiana and I agreed not to mention politics because of our differing positions. What I will never understand is why they vote against their own best interests. Louisiana is one of the most corrupt states, controlled by the petroleum interests to the detriment of the citizens throughout the state. The Mississippi River from Baton Rouge to New Orleans is a toxic body of water, filled with chemicals and debris. The cancer rates soar for anyone who lives near the huge refineries, yet the so-called medical authorities blame the lifestyle of smoking and eating too much. Truth be told, the people do eat whatever they want, smoke wherever they want, have drive-in daiquiri stands, and now walk around with guns. One last thought to mention is the outright (now emboldened) racism toward President Obama, Hillary Clinton, Mexicans and those who look “different.”

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    1. FranceyPoo March 23, 2017

      Wow, another female poster. Holy good God, read my posts above. My fingers are getting tired.

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      1. ⚡️ I Am Helpy ⚡️ March 23, 2017

        Wow you hate and fear women huh

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  6. Jan March 23, 2017

    Unfortunately, several of my friends have confirmed that they voted for Trump and obviously still blindly support him. I say “blindly” because on any occasion when I state my concerns, they reply with things like “You’re being ridiculous”, “Stop worrying so much”, or “Give the man a chance!” Never once can they back up their replies with anything resembling facts or support for their opinions. This is because their level of care is 0. Their concern ended when they stepped away from the voting booth. They have little to no idea what is going on with our government right now and have no wish to educate themselves. This is the typical Trump supporter – they don’t care to know anything concrete past the fact that who they wanted in the White House is, indeed, currently residing there. (albeit part-time……)

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    1. FranceyPoo March 23, 2017

      Oh really???????? You are a female who feels unwanted, SHOCKING. Guess what, he won’t get to you until 2023 so relax, it’s all about a HUGE wall and deporting all those scumbag illegal Mexi’s and Mussie’s right now. America will once again rule the world after your boy obozo foo k ed it up.

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      1. ⚡️ I Am Helpy ⚡️ March 23, 2017

        Wow you’re totally not in the closet or anything

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      2. Jan March 24, 2017

        Do you possess any intelligence at all? Because I see none on display from you in this forum. I will say your name suits you, however. You are exactly like the stuff I have to wipe off the bottom of my shoe after a walk through the neighborhood dog park….

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        1. FranceyPoo March 24, 2017

          How clever. Love your intelligence, you sexy beast

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        2. FranceyPoo March 28, 2017

          Wow, that is intelligent. What I can tell you is that fat slob Billary Clinton will NOT be President.

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          1. Jan March 28, 2017

            Better to have not won the election than to have won with so little of the popular vote, only to get kicked out in short order because you are a lying, blathering idiot who knows nothing about running the country.

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          2. FranceyPoo March 28, 2017

            Where were you the glorious AM of November 9th as 2AM when that fat slob CONCEDED to our savior Donald John Trump? Go Donald GO!

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  7. vamrse March 23, 2017

    Teflon Don…..I don’t get his supporters, since he shows them each day who he is….yet, it’s give him a chance,” WHHHAAATTTTTT!

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    1. FranceyPoo March 23, 2017

      Donald John Trump- A true American HERO

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      1. PrecipitousDrop March 23, 2017

        Nathan Hale was a hero. His dying regret was that he only had one life to give for his country. Trump regrets that he only has 326 million US lives to give to his ego.
        Sen. John McCain is a hero. He served over 5 years as a prisoner of war, after crash landing — breaking both arms and a leg — in Vietnam. He rejected his captors’ offers of early release when others were still caged. Trump spent his carefree war years on the tennis courts of New Jersey, thanks to four deferments for imaginary “bone spurs”. Actually, he did have one concern from that period. Trump worried sometimes that he’d catch the clap.
        Why can’t Trumpers tell the difference between heroism and cowardice? Or, patriotism and treason?

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        1. FranceyPoo March 23, 2017

          Late Breaking News- Billary Clinton will NOT be President.

          God Bless Donald John Trump, Officer Wilson, NYPD and George Zimmerman; true American heros. Keeping thugs off the street, deporting Mexi’s/ Mussies and killing and grilling baby.

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          1. PrecipitousDrop March 23, 2017

            Hey, Frances.
            You missed your bus? Again?

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      2. vamrse March 23, 2017

        Oh Franceypoo…..as your hero says…”just sad”

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        1. FranceyPoo March 23, 2017

          It’s HUGE. Go Donald GO

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          1. Aaron_of_Portsmouth April 13, 2017

            I hope that by today someone is administering some therapy for you. If you’re certified as dysfunctional mentally, please let us know.

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      3. Dapper Dan March 23, 2017

        And your heros costume will be an orange jumpsuit when he gets removed from office and sent to Federal Prison for Treason. Why people support this ignoramous who’s being blackmailed by Putin is astonishing

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        1. PrecipitousDrop March 23, 2017

          Hero?
          Maybe, in a Don Knotts kind of way. Only not funny.

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        2. FranceyPoo March 23, 2017

          Blah, blah, blah. We won and you lost. Past the food stamps loser

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          1. The lucky one March 25, 2017

            “We won”? I don’t think even Trump would ever consider you as part of “we”.

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          2. FranceyPoo March 28, 2017

            We WON baby and there is NOTHING you and all your LGBT friends can do about it. Life is great being affiliated with DJT

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          3. The lucky one March 28, 2017

            LOL, as far as you are concerned there is no “we” with
            Trump. He laughs at bozos like you. Your only affiliation with Trump is a dupe.

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  8. Lynda Groom March 23, 2017

    It is difficult to understand that which seems not understandable. I just hope that they are watching and beginning to see the reality of their man. There are a plethora of excellent reasons why his numbers continue to move south.

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    1. Martha Bartha March 23, 2017

      You’re being too nice.

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      1. FranceyPoo March 23, 2017

        shocking, another woman trying to find her way.

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        1. Martha Bartha March 23, 2017

          Can’t have that! Life’s too short!????

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          1. FranceyPoo March 23, 2017

            Well at-least you have a sense of humor about it!

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          2. Martha Bartha March 23, 2017

            Yes. It keeps me???? from blowing my brains out. But you need a gun for that & I can’t get one legally, I’m a convicted Felon.

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          3. FranceyPoo March 23, 2017

            So then head to Mexico and buy one. You are running out of time!!! Do you think I am sexy? What do you look like?

            Reply
          4. FranceyPoo March 23, 2017

            I’m HO R NY!!!

            Reply
          5. Darsan54 March 23, 2017

            Why is this not a shock or a surprise?

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          6. The lucky one March 25, 2017

            Well then get out one of your Trump pictures and have at it, just try not to get any on your hero’s face.

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          7. FranceyPoo March 28, 2017

            you interested?

            Reply
          8. The lucky one March 28, 2017

            Nah. I’m sure all of your Trump pics are pretty crusty by
            now though I’m sure that just makes it more exciting for you.

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          9. Aaron_of_Portsmouth April 13, 2017

            You need to see a doctor. Please give me your phone number and address and I’ll have someone from the hospital escort you to a mental facility.

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        2. Darsan54 March 23, 2017

          Troll.

          Reply
    2. FranceyPoo March 23, 2017

      I’m not sure what you are watching but I’m guessing CNN and MSNBC BUT guess what? Donald John Trump has amazing numbers and IS President of The United States of America.

      Reply
      1. Lynda Groom March 23, 2017

        Fox?

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        1. FranceyPoo March 23, 2017

          huh? how about a sentence? I know you can do it even though you are lib tard.

          Reply
          1. Lynda Groom March 23, 2017

            If you wish a serious reply try acting seriously! Is that clear enough for you? BTW, I’ve always been an independent since both parties present both pro and con ideas on the issues.

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          2. FranceyPoo March 23, 2017

            Don’t believe you. Prove it

            Reply
          3. Lynda Groom March 24, 2017

            So?

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          4. Aaron_of_Portsmouth April 13, 2017

            Poor pathetic little Poo. Even Winnie makes more sense.

            Reply
  9. FranceyPoo March 23, 2017

    Shocking, your name is Connie so a female, wow and you hate Donald John Trump, MY HERO.

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    1. Darsan54 March 23, 2017

      You need better heroes dearie. Way better heroes.

      Reply
  10. FranceyPoo March 23, 2017

    Connie- LATE BREAKING NEWS- billiary clinton will NOT be President

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    1. ⚡️ I Am Helpy ⚡️ March 23, 2017

      You STINK of desperation.

      Also BO.

      Reply
      1. FranceyPoo March 23, 2017

        You stink of moron

        Reply
        1. ⚡️ I Am Helpy ⚡️ March 23, 2017

          OK, sorry you couldn’t think of a good comeback.

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    2. Aaron_of_Portsmouth April 13, 2017

      NEWS FLASH—Little Francey is still wetting himself by being irrelevant and juvenile. Are you a robot? How many times must you repeat the same nauseating nonsense?

      Francey, get outside of the bunker and meet some real people for a change.

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  12. Anjasha Freed March 27, 2017

    I don’t think Trump voters care if you understand them. I don’t care if you understand me. What I really want is for you to act like an adult citizen of a democracy and accept the results of the election, just like I do when my candidate loses.
    Instead, Democrats are still throwing a vindictive, self-pitying hissy fit, accusing people of being Nazis, fascists, racists. Claiming the world is coming to an end. Un-friending their Trump-voting relatives on Facebook and refusing to speak to them. The liberal press has dropped all pretense of journalistic integrity and publishes unrelenting propaganda against Trump, his voting base, his policies, his cabinet.
    Let me warn you what is going to happen if you do not stop this and act like adults: you are going to polarize this nation to the point that there will be no going back. You are going to shut down any possibility of civil debate or discussion. You are going to drive people who disagree with you into enclaves where they can avoid dealing with your petty spite and maudlin hyperbole. The press will lose its integrity permanently.
    My suggestion is to wake up to yourself before these things happen. Otherwise, the Great Liberal Tantrum is going to do lasting damage to the civil society upon which your standard of living depends.

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    1. PrecipitousDrop March 27, 2017

      We do accept the result of the election, we just don’t support it. Matter of fact, we are perfectly willing to give Trump the same measure of respect and cooperation Obama received when he won the office — twice — by popular vote and many more electoral college ballots.
      Reputable media outlets report, verbatim, what Trump and his administration say in cabinet hearings and press conferences. These are their words, not propaganda.
      The nation is already polarized. That is the desired effect of presidential campaigns so that the populace must choose one candidate over another. The election produced an Executive who continues to campaign, who continues the polarization, even though he is now president of every citizen — not just displaced midwestern whites. Fox news, a preferred source for Trump supporters, went to court to argue against any requirement for honesty in their broadcasts. They won.
      The erosion, the lasting damage to our civil society, has occurred every day at the hands of the Trump campaign, transition, and administration — from his formal announcement June 16, 2015 in which he described all Mexicans as criminals and rapists, to his use of government websites and spokespersons to hawk his family’s merchandise.
      We reject Trump’s overt bigotry, untruths, and avarice. The nation that I love deserves better.

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      1. Anjasha Freed March 27, 2017

        Trump didn’t describe all Mexicans as rapists and criminals in his formal announcement. He was not elected solely by midwestern whites–a fact which seems like it should be obvious.

        As for the media? Media bias has been widely reported on. Journalists are overwhelmingly Democrat-leaning. Something like 93% of mainstream journalists are Democrats. The New York Times actually had to reach out to its readers after the election to promise to be “honest”.
        http://nypost.com/2016/11/11/new-york-times-we-blew-it-on-trump/

        My own local newspaper has an editorial page full of accusations that Trump is a fascist and his supporters have elected the new Hitler. It just published a completely unsubstantiated editorial that Trump has caused anti-Semitic bias vandalism. Of course, these acts must have been committed by “white” people, according to the editorial.

        These kinds of accusations are rife even though a disgraced black ex-journalist and Israeli Jew were actually behind the latest anti-Semitic incidents that made national news.

        As for polarization? There is nothing that excuses the shunning and violence perpetrated by Leftists against their fellow citizens. The rhetoric is absurd. Trump voters were so worried about disclosing to anyone that they intended to vote for him that it skewed polls.
        http://www.mcclatchydc.com/news/politics-government/election/article98915057.html

        You know very well that the accusations of xenophobia, racism, populism and Islamophobia leveled at Trump voters are intended to destroy reputations and suppress open discussion. You can destroy someone’s career over accusations like that. It is a disgusting libel that people have no defense against.

        Democrats deserve the fact that 50% of the US population are no longer willing to state their honest political opinions. The rest of us do not deserve it.

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        1. PrecipitousDrop March 27, 2017

          I watched his speeches, attended two of his campaign stops, and recorded all of the debates. You can’t convince me that I did not hear what I heard, or see what I saw.
          The number of his electorate, as of November 8, 2016, is considerably less than 50%.
          Only about 58.1% of eligible voters cast ballots https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/no-voter-turnout-wasnt-way-down-from-2012/
          Of that limited number, only 46.4% chose Trump http://www.cnn.com/election/results/president
          So, at best, 26% of registered voters are biting their tongues.
          Sorry you got duped.

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          1. Anjasha Freed March 28, 2017

            Anyone can read Trump’s formal announcement online, in which he said that Mexico does not always send their best and brightest to the USA as illegal immigrants. What is controversial about that? There are many Mexican drug and human smugglers and gang criminals that cross the border at will.

            Trump pointed out the obvious: allowing people to cross illegally means that we get people who do not, by definition, care about US laws. Any moron can figure this out. I don’t know why people embarrass themselves by trying to deny it.

            As for your clever exposition of figures? You know perfectly well that the president elected by our electoral college system is not always the president who wins the popular vote. If you are angry about that, go and change the system. It is not the fault of Trump voters.

            Finally, the question: did I get duped? Well, let’s see. I knew very well that Trump had some serious deficits. I knew that I did not agree with him on many points. However, I believed that Clinton was corrupt. I believed her to be self-serving. Her personal conduct shows her to be a person who will cunningly lie and destroy other people’s lives and careers for the pettiest of reasons. She and her husband set up what amounted to a money-for-political favors fund in the guise of a charity. I knew that we could expect her to continue the work of Obama, who has used the DOJ as a snarling attack dog against local communities to push through ideologically tainted agendas and favor particular identity groups. I expected her to continue the Democrat strategy of using our immigration system to import voters for her own party en masse, while disenfranchising the rest of us. So no, I did not get duped.

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          2. PrecipitousDrop March 28, 2017

            “… Obama, who has used the DOJ as a snarling attack dog against local communities to push through ideologically tainted agendas and favor particular identity groups.” and “… using our immigration system to import voters…” verify and confirm why Trump is so widely reviled.
            You favor Trump for the same reasons the KKK supports him.

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          3. Anjasha Freed March 28, 2017

            Hitler would have fully supported Obama’s use of judges to override local decision making in order to force an ideological agenda.

            Hard-right Israelis have imported large numbers of immigrants in order to outweigh the Palestinian voter from significantly influencing Israeli policy.

            The Communist Chinese regime has aggressively colonized Tibet with immigrant Han Chinese in order to outweigh the sovereignty of the native Tibetans.

            Do you really want to pursue this line of discussion, because you are not winning any points.

            And please spare me the outrage and references to the KKK. Are you aware that the KKK has about 3,000 members in a country of 320 million people? They are statistically insignificant. There are 80 times more AMISH people in the USA than KKK members. How do you know their opinions about Trump anyway? Sources please. My suspicion is that you just made something up so you could accuse me of the most inflammatory thing you could think of. Leftists in action. What a surprise.

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          4. PrecipitousDrop March 28, 2017

            If, by “… ideological agenda”, you mean the Obama administration’s deterrence of discriminatory police practices, requirements for public schools to actively accept and instruct disabled kids, requirements for colleges receiving federal funds to report and investigate campus rape, or requirements for non gender specific public accommodations, um, no. Hitler replaced local police forces with German troops and executed the disabled and homosexuals.
            Netanyahu is, himself, a “hard right” Israeli. That is why Palestinian citizens do not have the right to vote. https://www.quora.com/Can-Palestinians-who-are-residents-in-Israel-vote-in-Israeli-elections
            Chinese citizens do not vote in general elections for national offices
            https://www.nytimes.com/2014/07/12/opinion/yu-hua-voting-in-china-a-distant-dream.html?_r=0
            It doesn’t matter how many KKK members care to be identified. Their publications are read by millions https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-politics/wp/2016/11/01/the-kkks-official-newspaper-has-endorsed-donald-trump-for-president/?utm_term=.2b887b95de55
            As a proud leftist, facts matter.

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          5. Aaron_of_Portsmouth April 13, 2017

            You should stop before you step closer to the abyss of depravity, Anjasha.

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          6. Aaron_of_Portsmouth April 13, 2017

            You believe that Hillary is corrupt and Trump isn’t? Woman, what sort of drugs are you taking?? You knew he had serious defects, but that didn’t sway you one iota.

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        2. Sand_Cat May 5, 2017

          Just keep lying to yourself. Obviously you find yourself convincing. No doubt no one other than your fellow Trump tantrum-throwers does.

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    2. Aaron_of_Portsmouth April 13, 2017

      Anjasha, you’re blind as a bat if you think the nation isn’t already deeply divided and polarized. Since you studiously avoid the obvious when it comes to what is clear as day re: Trump’s lack of morality and showing no sign of wanting to exemplify the Teachings of Jesus, I am led to the following conclusions, assuming you’re a woman, and/or Christian:
      1) You have no respect for yourself, your mother, your daughters/nieces, and any other woman.
      2) You’re OK with Trump grabbing you or the aforementioned female family members, by their collective genitals.
      3) Your diatribe against “Liberals” show that you’re a polytheist, whose main focus of Adoration is some Political Party, with God somewhere tucked away in the back of your mind.

      You should seriously reevaluate your relationship with your Creator, because right now, you’re leaning more towards satanic aspirations rather than striving to transcend the divisiveness of American Politics.

      You’re trying to have your cake, and eat it too. That just won’t work.

      As you may know, one of the 10 Commandments speaks to the no-no of having another object of adoration besides God. You might want to refresh your memory. Let me know if you have a change in your affections—Trump/GOP or God? Hint: It can’t be both!.

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    3. Sand_Cat May 5, 2017

      You and your friends – not to mention the president himself – have NEVER acted like “adult citizens of a democracy” – which the US isn’t, incidentally – or in the president’s case, adults of any stripe.
      You demand that we “accept” the election results, this coming from the same people who never accepted the elections of Bill Clinton and Barack Obama, and used any means – grotesque dishonesty and vindictive pettiness, mostly – to prevent the rest of us from forgetting it.

      YOU’RE then one who needs to drop the infantile projection, lies, and hypocrisy with which your post and your president are filled, and grow up. Having just come off YOUR eight-year tantrum, no one with any brains is impressed by your whining and stupidity.

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      1. Anjasha Freed May 6, 2017

        Oh, Sand_Cat. You are so full of adolescent rage. I am an independent voter. All I care about is that our executive enacts policies that are good for our nation. I wish you did too.

        I was not a great fan of Obama. However, I considered Bush to have been criminal in his deceptive bid to get us into war in Iraq–perhaps the worst decision made in the past 30 years by any president. Senator Hillary Clinton also helped get us into Iraq by voting for the war in 2003. You want to know why I would never vote for her? There’s one good reason. That war has cost over 1 million lives and we will not see peace in the ME for decades. Hillary was one of the uneducated, thoughtless elected morons who couldn’t explain the important distinctions between Shiites and Sunnis and why they never make happy nests together.

        When Obama got into office, I actually felt a bit optimistic. I hoped that he would withdraw us from the Middle East in some politically workable way and move us forward with domestic issues. He did not do that. He made numerous very serious errors, including his misunderstanding of the nature of ISIS and inability to deal with China and North Korea. He was an oddball diplomat and not respected by friend or foe. His decisions in the domestic realm were divisive because of his selective enforcement of our laws and his desire to cater to identity groups. He set up health legislation that was ghost-written by the insurance and for-profit health industry, the very people who have made our health care system both mediocre and expensive. In other words, Obama was a political failure and I don’t like presidents who are political failures.

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        1. Sand_Cat May 8, 2017

          “Adolescent rage”? Really? Sounds more like your post than mine. And yeah, you’re a real “independent.” One can read it in every line of your petulant little screed about why intelligent people can’t accept your idiotic choice.
          Speaking of adolescent, I must presume you “independently” voted for the spoiled-child clown and wanna-be Fascist we have leading us now. Great choice. So exactly what policies “good for our nation” is Trump putting forward? Turning the nation into a further divided police state and corporate kleptocracy? Destroying the EPA? Throwing millions off health insurance? Appointing more “conservative” fanatics to the Supreme Court, appointing giant conflicts of interest – if not outright criminals – to those other executive positions which he bothers to fill at all? Increasing still further our already grossly excessive tribute to the “defense” industry? Confirming every bad thing any other nation ever thought about the US with an added dose of stupidity and incompetence, not to mention massive arrogance? Flagrantly violating the laws of war and other international law, much of it established at some cost by the US itself?
          So, you could never vote for Hillary because she voted to allow the use of force if Hussein refused to allow the weapons inspectors back in, and based on flagrant lies and fabricated intelligence? How noble of you! I must admit, I was no fan, either, except when I looked at the GOP alternatives. So you decided the absolute worst – well, maybe excepting Ted Cruz – of the lot was better than an admittedly imperfect but intelligent and competent Democrat? Guess you missed where Trump supported the war, too, just as all your fellow sycophants seem to miss his support for diametrically-opposed “positions,” which advocate whatever he thinks makes him look better at the moment, even if it contradicts what he said two minutes ago. And how do you think the other Republicans voted or gave their support or thought on matter of the Iraq War, and any and every other war they ever saw?
          Did you think they were a bunch of hippies and peacenicks?

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          1. Anjasha Freed May 8, 2017

            “Fascism /ˈfæʃɪzəm/ is a form of radical authoritarian nationalism,[1][2] characterized by dictatorial power, forcible suppression of opposition, and control of industry and commerce…”

            Trump is not a dictator. He was freely elected. He has been subject to all the checks and balances of any other president. He has submitted to the power of the courts and to Congress. You know this fact very well.

            Trump has not forcibly suppressed opposition. In fact, people who hate Trump have been throwing hissy fits, assaulting people and writing screeds non-stop for his entire presidency.

            Trump has not seized control of industry and commerce (in other words, nationalized them).

            So, he does not fit the definition of fascist in any way. Lazy people throw around the “fascist” label. Not people who want to have a serious conversation. You clearly have no idea of what a fascist is and it is some sort of jargon you sling around when you cannot think of anything else to say.

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          2. Sand_Cat May 11, 2017

            https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/12ef2190434a7c5f7a2de9639ab587ee890e559040e9024a78672578c1539209.jpg

            I said “Fascist wanna-be.” It’s you who are “lazy,” picking perhaps the most ill-suited candidate in history for president, apparently based on your own “hissy-fit”; that’s clearly what motivated the majority of those who selected him.
            His attitudes, behavior at his rallies and in other contexts, the people with whom he has surrounded himself all point to Fascism, whatever nits you want to pick. The fact that he was elected by a minority doesn’t mean he’s not a Fascist at heart, nor does it mean that he won’t try to suppress opposition by force; the groundwork is being laid, and he has plenty of willing accomplices in Congress.
            I have no interest in a “serious” conversation with you, in any case, since you aqppear to be incapable of rational discussion. Clearly you haven’t a whole lot of sense, and your original post was offensive and childish – a lot like Trump – even as you whined about how the opposition needs to “grow up.” Your initial reply even more so, and now you latched onto one small point rather than face the challenge offered: where’s the list of great policies you seem to think Trump is instigating which I requested? What is your answer to all of the other things cited?
            But you go ahead and keep up the evasion and the stupidity while Trump turns the country into even more of a war-mongering corporate kleptocracy than it already is.

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          3. Anjasha Freed May 11, 2017

            You have no interest in a serious conversation at all. You want to throw out words like “fascist” without any regard for what fascism really is. I am not evading anything, since this seems to be central to your entire hatred of Trump.

            Your debate style is composed of a string of insults against the person disagreeing with you. You are “offended” because someone disagrees with your opinion? So is the average three your old! My point exactly.

            I don’t think Trump is perfect and he has done things I disagree with. But this hysteria does not become the left.

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          4. Sand_Cat May 12, 2017

            You’re still here?
            You’re the one who was “offended” because people didn’t agree with your elevated viewpoint; that’s where this started. And you’re the one who started talking about people’s not being “adults.” A great topic, except you missed the fact that you and the “man” you supported because of all those wonderful policies you can’t name are the best examples of what you claim to disdain. A bit of projection?
            You have received the level of “seriousness” your post deserved, and now you have to whine about it. What “serious” points did you offer to begin with? No I don’t care to be “serious” with petulant morons.

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