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Old 11-12-2016, 03:12 PM   #41 (permalink)
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It would seem he's already backpedaled on his ACA repeal.




He has two legal issues due for court in the coming weeks,
both are legitimate grounds for impeachment,
as it's definited in our laws.




I'm honestly open to him making us Great Again (whatever that means)
Despite my better judgement.

I hope he remembers everyone,
and acts with justice, equality and equity as his roots.




I hate to say it, but if he didn't get a chance to fuck up the country,
and his presidency, he'd have just ended up a martyr.
That could have been more dangerous.

Even my Grama, who thought GWB sat to the right of Jesus,
eventually took down his picture on the wall, in disgust,
during his second term.




It's two year until midterm elections... That's important.

In the mean while, take your anger and sadness
and get involved in organizations that work for human rights.
The street protests are fine and well,
although the violence towards Trump supporters is not.....

So help catch that fire and use it as fuel for the real fight.
Talk to your friends. Go do peace work.
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Old 11-13-2016, 06:27 AM   #45 (permalink)
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Trump will never kill suspected terrorist family members
Trump will never "fill up" Gitmo
Trump will never torture "much worse" than waterboarding
Trump will never skewer the Iran nuclear deal
Trump will never build up our bloated military
Trump will never not know the difference between a Qud and a Kurd
Trump will never surround himself with establishment/neocons
Trump will never "bomb the shit" out of ISIS knowing full well they are in multiple countries
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Who gives a shit. There are literally 100k protestors marching up 5th Av right now to demonstrate in front of Trump Tower. Now that's a party. You can feel free to go hang with 200 fat white dudes if that's what you're into, tho.
Wonder how many of 'em actually voted? nationwide, all protesters.

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Old 11-13-2016, 08:11 AM   #47 (permalink)
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Lots of demonstrators identify as Sanders supporters, I suspect many did not vote or voted 3rd party in protest.

If the gif were true, Clinton would have lost the popular vote. She didn't. She actually won by a pretty impressive margin given how polarized the nation is. They're saying it might be as much as a percentage point.

I think this is right: the outcome of the election can be attributed to the DNC rigging the primaries against the rightful heir to the candidacy.
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Popular vote isnt even finished in counting. It wasnt until two week later that the devastating loss of Romney was truly revealed.

Also good luck with all your guys hopes and wishes of Trump presidency. It's going to get bad.

His transition team looks like it was a copy and paste from SPLC hate watch
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Wonder how many of 'em actually voted? nationwide, all protesters.

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They wont accept this reality, in fact theyve just doubled down on their old bullshit. Sad!
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Popular vote isnt even finished in counting. It wasnt until two week later that the devastating loss of Romney was truly revealed.

Also good luck with all your guys hopes and wishes of Trump presidency. It's going to get bad.

His transition team looks like it was a copy and paste from SPLC hate watch
Yeah, they're still counting in California. So Clinton's margin is likely to increase substantially.

There is nothing to hope for with this man's administration. There is nothing "normal" about a racist demagogue as the president. For exactly the reason you stated, and many others, it'a going to get VERY bad for everyone.
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Yeah, they're still counting in California. So Clinton's margin is likely to increase substantially.

There is nothing to hope for with this man's administration. There is nothing "normal" about a racist demagogue as the president. For exactly the reason you stated, and many others, it'a going to get VERY bad for everyone.
So true.

Guys. /pol/ is president now. We elected one of the best internet/irl trolls to the highest office of the land. Katrina Pierson actually tweeted a thankyou to reddit (lol) and 4chan earlier.

And the vice president thinks you can electrocute gay out of people! lololol maybe you can idk not a scientist
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I’ll never forget the moment, in one of the 2015 Republican primary debates, when Donald Trump looked into the camera and declared that destroying political correctness was his No 1 campaign issue. His fans went berserk, both in the crowd and, especially, online. Oh my God, I thought, even then. He’s courting the troll vote.

Sure enough, over the subsequent year, I watched as wildly disparate groups of men from the slimiest corners of the internet – anti-feminists, antisemites, anti-choicers, white nationalists, gun fetishists, Islamophobes, rightwing talk-radio toadies, garden-variety good old boys – coalesced into one sprawling, frothing hydra behind Donald Trump. When mainstream news outlets started churning out thinkpieces about the mysterious “alt-right”, the wicked green engine of Trump’s base, I wanted to scream.

Feminists and other social justice activists already know what the “alt-right” is – it’s a roll call of the angry men who’ve been stalking, harassing, abusing and trying to silence us for years. The only thing they have in common is a fixation on the spectre of “political correctness”, a vaguely pejorative catch-all for post-Martin Luther King social activism, and in Trump they found their champion: the alpha male who was finally going to give these bitches what they deserve. (I can’t adequately convey how sickening it has been to watch groups of men who have posted my home address online, dug up photos of my husband and children, and threatened to rape and murder me lie and steamroll their candidate to the presidency.)

For 18 excruciating months, we were expected to entertain the fantasy that a person could vote for Trump without voting for racism, for xenophobia, for rape culture – when that campaign’s very slogan vowed to drag us backward to a time when the US was “great”, a time before people of colour and women and LGBTQ Americans had inked, in blood, our few hard-won protections into law. It’s gaslighting on a galactic scale.

I know that “alt-right” seems like a shiny new buzzword, but Trump didn’t win the election because of new ideas; he won because of old ideas. Call it whatever you like – activism, social justice, basic respect and decency – but “political correctness” is our dissent, our watch keeping those old ideas (barely) at bay, our avowal that our humanity matters as much as white men’s, our insistence that you cannot simply erase the line between racist actions and racism, our hope for building a more inclusive future.

The Ku Klux Klan is planning a “victory parade” in North Carolina next month. Hate crimes are at their highest since 9/11. More than a dozen women have accused the president elect of sexual assault.

This week, I had to listen to supposedly reasonable, leftist men – not trolls this time – insist that Trump’s victory was at least partially a result of “divisiveness” and “incivility” and “political correctness gone too far”. This is the consequence of “confrontational movements”, one man told me on Twitter. There’s always a backlash. “Learn from this,” he admonished. As though any social-justice movement in history got anywhere by asking politely and taking a seat. As though there was some magical moment in the semi-recent past when we’d reached a perfect stasis – no racism, no sexism and white dudes could still have a chill time – but those greedy feminists just had to keep pushing.

There is no such thing as a non-confrontational social movement. A non-confrontational movement is acquiescence. A non-confrontational movement is not a movement at all. It is stillness. It is the status quo.

Political correctness is the backlash. Blaming political correctness for President Trump is like blaming the civil rights movement for Jim Crow, or feminism for rape culture, or Stonewall for anti-gay hate crimes. It’s every battered wife who has been murdered by her husband when she tries to leave. It’s “I wouldn’t have to hurt you if you’d just behave.” It’s a disingenuous rationalisation peddled by people who know they did nothing to help when Trump’s Voltron of hate was gathering steam and are suddenly terrified because the stock market is crashing. Oh, now you’re afraid? Now you’re angry? Welcome. You’re late. You spent eight years obsessing over college students’ opinions on standup comedy and now a racist clown is president.

Trump is a man who believes in registering Muslims, restraining black protesters with violence, building a wall on the Mexican border and non-consensually grabbing women by the genitals – and you don’t think he has a vested interest in tamping down the dissent of Muslims, black people, immigrants and women? He is institutional silencing personified. Are you sure political correctness went too far? Are you sure we were overreacting?

And what do you actually want us to do on a practical, day-to-day level? Shrug at blackface when black churches are burning? Accept being misgendered when trans women of colour are murdered at staggering rates? Smile at catcallers when only 3% of rapists in the US are ever punished? Never defend our boundaries until they shrink down and garrote us? It’s not an option. Political correctness is not voluntary; it’s survival.

If you consider yourself a good progressive, but you spent the past eight years parroting the troll party line and tittering at the silly activists – mocking us, baiting us, treating us like children, eroding our credibility – and now you’re pointing at black people, Muslims, rape victims, immigrants and everyone else who is petrified for their lives under a Trump regime, and insisting that we brought this on ourselves by fighting too hard, then screw you. You didn’t fight at all. And you will suffer the least.
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Another gay think piece that avoids the fact that clinton offered absolutely nothing to working class whites or whites in general. Also responding to SJW criticism with more SJWism
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How the Democrats lost the white working class | Washington Examiner

This one sums it up better without attempting to shame the reader for not being interested in transgender womenmen 'of color'

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The young mother who says she comes from a blue-collar background even though both her and her husband are white collar is unclear that they can. "Culturally they have lost me. They are the party of the cosmopolitans, yes, but they are also the party of grievances. Every time they try to reach me as a voter, the message they give me is I am bad, and I have to vote for them to fix that," she said.
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That quote doesnt make sense.
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While I appreciate the general sentiment of peace and hope in the tweet so many folks are sharing: "Wanting Trump to fail is like wanting a pilot to crash the plane we are ALL on." I cannot 'climb on board', if you will, to blindly hoping for or supporting someone who has proved to be so incredibly problematic.

I think John Oliver said it well last night:

“Optimism is nice if you can swing it, but you’ve got to be careful, because it can feed into the normalization of Donald Trump, and he’s not normal,” Oliver warned. “He’s abnormal. He’s a human What Is Wrong With This Picture… So giving him a chance, in the sense of not speaking out immediately against policies he has proposed, is dangerous. Because some of them are alarming.

“Some argue he might not have meant all those things,” the late night host said. “That leaves us with two bad options: Either we just elected a president who didn’t mean a single word he said, or we elected one who did.”

Problem is, it’s impossible to know which one is true, Oliver said, citing Trump’s 60 Minutes interview that had run earlier same evening, in which he walked back several of his campaign promises that had played well with his supporters. Among them, his vow to kill Obamacare, and to appoint a special prosecutor to investigate Hillary Clinton with a view toward tossing her into the hoosegow.

“Don’t get complacent…He might change his mind on that again,” Oliver cautioned “Trump is like a Magic 8 Ball; every time you shake him gives you a different answer.

Trump’s election begs the question how the media, which is “supposed to catch a serial liar, failed,” Oliver said.

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Keep reminding yourself this is not normal, Oliver said. Clarifying, he continued: “a Klan-backed misogynist internet troll will deliver the next State of the Union Address, and that is not normal.”
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That quote doesnt make sense.
If i may, i'll try to make sense of it.I think the Dems problem in general, and Clinton in particular, is that they more readily identified with some of the cultural issues, (i/e. LBGT rights, transgender, BLM etc etc) than with the economic anxiety felt because of the pressures of Global competition, such as wage stagnation, lack of blue collar jobs and capital flight.
..this was not a necessity, of course, if the Dems (or a critical mass within the elite) had addressed the bread and butter issues in a credible way...Sanders, for instance, had an authenticity concerning the working class that the DNC as a whole lack, without compromising his social progressiveness.

Clinton was one uninspiring candidate, the platform they put forward was really, truly pathetic when it came to the economy..paid leave? really? that's all you got? a bump in the minimum wage? seriously? I'm not really opposed to those things, but they don't address shit.
Both Trump and Sanders attacked globalization and Clinton is the personification of it
Indeed, if Clinton hadn't spent the last four years cultivating her war chest and monopolizing the donor class the field may have been more wide open and a better field of candidates would have sunk Clinton. But, as wikileaks made clear, the DNC was too ready to collude with the Clinton machine, and they did because they operate in an echo-chamber where they congratulate each other and how open minded they are when it comes to public toilets
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