...the conservative that liberals hate to love...
#daddywon? Ah, now I get it. As of this AM Clinton ahead 400,000 votes.
If there is a single sentence that characterizes the election, it is this: “He says the things I’m thinking.” That may be what is so terrifying. Who knew that so many tens of millions of white Americans were thinking unconscionable things about their fellow Americans? Who knew that tens of millions of white men felt so emasculated by women and challenged by minorities? Who knew that after years of seeming progress on race and gender, tens of millions of white Americans lived in seething resentment, waiting for a demagogue to arrive who would legitimize their worst selves and channel them into political power? Perhaps we had been living in a fool’s paradise. Now we aren’t.This country has survived a civil war, two world wars, and a great depression. There are many who say we will survive this, too. Maybe we will, but we won’t survive unscathed. We know too much about each other to heal. No more can we pretend that we are exceptional or good or progressive or united. We are none of those things. Nor can we pretend that democracy works and that elections have more or less happy endings. Democracy only functions when its participants abide by certain conventions, certain codes of conduct and a respect for the process.No more can we pretend that we are exceptional or good or progressive or united. We are none of those things.The virus that kills democracy is extremism because extremism disables those codes. Republicans have disrespected the process for decades. They have regarded any Democratic president as illegitimate. They have proudly boasted of preventing popularly elected Democrats from effecting policy and have asserted that only Republicans have the right to determine the nation’s course. They have worked tirelessly to make sure that the government cannot govern and to redefine the purpose of government as prevention rather than effectuation. In short, they haven’t believed in democracy for a long time, and the media never called them out on it.Democracy can’t cope with extremism. Only violence and time can defeat it. The first is unacceptable, the second takes too long. Though Trump is an extremist, I have a feeling that he will be a very popular president and one likely to be re-elected by a substantial margin, no matter what he does or fails to do. That’s because ever since the days of Ronald Reagan, rhetoric has obviated action, speechifying has superseded governing.Trump was absolutely correct when he bragged that he could shoot someone in the middle of Fifth Avenue and his supporters wouldn’t care. It was a dictator’s ugly vaunt, but one that recognized this election never was about policy or economics or the “right path/wrong path,” or even values. It was about venting. So long as Trump vented their grievances, his all-white supporters didn’t care about anything else. He is smart enough to know that won’t change in the presidency. In fact, it is only likely to intensify. White America, Trump’s America, just wants to hear its anger bellowed. This is one time when the Bully Pulpit will be literal.The media can’t be let off the hook for enabling an authoritarian to get to the White House. Long before he considered a presidential run, he was a media creation — a regular in the gossip pages, a photo on magazine covers, the bankrupt (morally and otherwise) mogul who hired and fired on The Apprentice. When he ran, the media treated him not as a candidate, but as a celebrity, and so treated him differently from ordinary pols. The media gave him free publicity, trumpeted his shenanigans, blasted out his tweets, allowed him to phone in his interviews, fell into his traps and generally kowtowed until they suddenly discovered that this joke could actually become president.Just as Trump has shredded our values, our nation and our democracy, he has shredded the media. In this, as in his politics, he is only the latest avatar of a process that began long before...you can read the rest here:http://billmoyers.com/story/farewell-america/^^^he is dead on^^^
If you hate Trump --that's fine. I have DESPISED Obama for 8 years...the weird inflection of his speech makes my skin crawl. But I hate him for real reasons...not made up stuff like he made fun of a disabled reporter (never happened!). I hate him because I have a son with Chronic liver disease and thanks to Obamacare, my formerly good insurance that covered all my son's needs was replaced by a way more expensive but way shittier insurance that is more a month than my mortgage!! His meds are $6k a month. To have a simple colonoscopy, we need to pay a $4500 family deductible and a $500 copay. I don't give a crap what color you are or what triggers you or who you want to have sex with --I care about my son's life. Hopefully Trump will immediately REPEAL AND REPLACE for all the families like ours that have been killed by Obamacare.
I'm sure they never showed the tape of Trump making fun of the disabled reporter on FOX -- but it's out there. But,then again you believe that Trump recently dodged an assassination attempt... I often think most don't have the attention span to listen to Obama's thoughtful, yet sometimes long winded speeches. You will definitely not have that problem with Donald. I can understand though because I'm not sure how we will take 4 years of Sarah Palin's voice and that absolutely creepy voice of Guiliani/Nosferatu...Newts is also grating. Kellyannes - is absolutely unbearable. You hate him for giving 22 million people healthcare, something every developed country in the world offers. He doesn't want to deport anyone, he hasn't called you terrible names because you're a woman, black, muslim, mexican or gay- and doesn't lie - what do fact checkers say- every 2 minutes is Trumps record? - but you hate him because your insurance went up. Well good luck with Trump..I'm already getting my sticker printed up: Don't Blame Me I Voted For Her. If you had great insurance then why didn't you keep it? No one held a gun to your head to sign up for Obamacare. I'm sorry about your son but I care about my siblings lives..I come from a huge family and many members lives have been saved by the ACA.Now they are terrified that Trump will be gutting it--but Trump will be OK, he will still have his gold star health care. You've posted lies on here about the Obama's for 8 years--and it goes way beyond healthcare.
Ala,Do you ever question why the cost of your son's care is so high? It would likely be close to free in companies with socialized health care.
I have thought of Bill Moyers as being a turd for years.I must have missed where he criticized LEFTIST extremism. I am sure it is right in front of my face. Can you please point it out?Can someone define "free"?
Hey Pepeistas, did you do your Trump racism today yet?Better hurry up, looks like your racist Trumpisms is the new thing to do!***Report: USPS Worker in Cambridge Hurls Trump-Inspired Racism at Hispanic Man...“Go back to your country,” Katz says the postal worker, a white man with a beard, said. “This is Trump land. You ain’t getting your check no more.”***http://www.bostonmagazine.com/news/blog/2016/11/10/usps-trump-racist-cambridge/
And this from a man that turns a blind eye toward assaults on kids who supported trump, on hundreds of freaks burning, looting and damaging property in Portland and Oakland, on the racist blacklives matter even when they are trying to kill police officers. God what a miserable excuse you have made of these followers of Hillary--the Liar, the corrupt, the tyrannical, not to mention pathetic excuse for a human being. CNN may still be correct the difference in popular vote count is now less than 300,000. But I don't care. Trump won. Losing has consequences-I think an obnoxious democrat said something similar a while back.
Well I didn't vote for him, but tears of the Leftists are delicious - like ambrosia and bacon or something. Hillary deserved to lose. She was a cheat and a liar. She cheated from the very beginning. Her experience was in cheating. Everything about her was staged to the very end. There wasn't a shred of authenticity or honesty to her. So here's some advice: If you don't want to lose elections, don't nominate a cheating felon whose under investigation.
1) Yes, the video of Trump imitating a reporter is on Fox --but what I'm sure isn't on the Clinton News Network are all the videos of him making the SAME MOTIONS ANY TIME HE IMITATES SOMEONE. Same motions when imitating Ted Cruz, Jeb Bush, Obama...it's what he does, it has nothing to do with a disability. And pretty disingenuous from the party of Joe Biden who tell the paralyzed dude in the wheel chair to stand up! 2) We didn't change from our good insurance --after Obamacare, when prices skyrocketed, The Man's work had to find new companies to cope with the costs...
Good morning racist Pepeistas!Racist Trumpism isn't just for racists Trump supporters as we've learned from this poosea grabbing Amerkin's tweet:***“As soon as Trump hits 270 electoral votes I am grabbing the first girl I see by the p----. #MAGA,” the tweet said.The tweet has been deleted, but screenshots of the message were circulating on social media.Many supporters of Donald Trump use #MAGA...*** http://www.wvgazettemail.com/news-education/20161109/marshall-president-condemns-students-trump-inspired-tweetIn case your racist Pepeista minds have forgotten already, your great white grope bragged about grabbing ladies pooseas and he could get away with it because he was famous, they let you do anything, he said. You racist Pepeistas must be so proud that your great white grope is influencing your Pepeistas kids in such a positive way!GOP = Grab O' Poosea
You all must be proud: "it's what he does" um, yes, we know..Trump makes fun of everyone, not just the handicapped. He also called a deaf actress "retarded" - it's okay: it's what he does. Wow, we are going from the most elegant, articulate, gracious POTUS down down down to the lowest human being on the planet. Thanks GOP!-and you wonder why people are out protesting-ZELDA: Hillary won more votes -that's why people are out in the streets. Because the clown your very disjointed party wanted isn't legitimate. He should be in jail, and might be soon, for rape and scamming people, including VETERANS, with his fake university. He's a fraud..the funny thing is the entire world (minus his lover, Putin) is laughing at us, once again, thanks GOP.No one rejected Hillary--we voted for her and she won, by millions after the final count is in. Ala- if your son has a chronic disease then you might need a safety net, healthcare that will not cause you to declare bankruptcy because you've capped or because of pre-existing conditions. Trump has his tail between his legs already after his meeting with Obama. Such a fraud.
We are a republic, not a democracy. You have to win a majority of votes in each state. The vote was legitimate. Anyone protesting is ignorant on a fundamental level. Besides, they still haven't counted all the military votes. Don't want to leave out those on active duty, do you? Somehow I think you do. But go ahead. Burn things. See what it gets you.
Trump, along with the rest of your party, despises veterans and has done everything in their power to block funding for them. Trump is ignoring vets this weekend, no big surprise.Democrats historically don't try and stop voting, that's your party Zelda. They don't take away polling places and insist on IDs in areas with minorities. Election day should be a national holiday but your party will never go for that, just like changing the electoral college, then you couldn't "win" --Hillary has more votes, millions more - she won. I hope people continue to protest this fraud that your racist party propped up. Why do you always want to take away Americans rights under our constitution?
Hey Pepeistas, how's that popular vote looking now?Still wanna claim your great white grope, who looks to be losing the election by close to 2,000,000 America votes, has a mandate?
Republicans outraged over one flag being burned, not so much when a woman in Michigan is told to remove her Hijab or she'll be set on fire by a Trump supporter. This is just the beginning when you have a POTUS that runs his entire campaign on hate.
No one despises American veterans except communists. But they're insane and no one pays attention to them. It's just that the Leftwing is terrible at running government programs. The VA is one of them. Bernie Sanders was in charge of oversight. He failed on a fundamental level. Our veterans deserve better and Trump says he will do better. I say we all hold him to it.
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