Thursday, November 10, 2016

Ten years ago this was just a movie. Today this is our reality.

Yep we now live in a country where bullying is rewarded with the highest office in the land, Breitbart is a legitimate news outlet, and Sarah Palin can legitimately claim to be smarter than virtually every pollster in the country.

America is no longer that shining city on a hill, it is an out of control dumpster fire.

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  1. If we had just made more fun of progressives, this might not have happened.

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    1. Anonymous8:10 AM

      https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2016/11/10/the-klan-won-last-night-aaron-sorkin-publishes-moving-letter-to-daughter-ex-wife-about-election/

      Idiocracy

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    2. Anonymous11:28 AM

      @ Andrew Prutsok - That's the best comment I've seen on here in a long time.

      Donald Trump was the most disliked presidential candidate in history, but Hillary Clinton came in at a close number two. But even as flawed of a candidate that she was, she still could have won the election hands down if she had at least picked a Liberal running mate instead of another centrist corporate Democrat like herself. Does anyone honestly believe that we would have a President-elect Trump today if Hillary Clinton picked Elizabeth Warren, Sherrod Brown, or even Bernie Sanders, as her sunning mate? So why didn’t she? Because Hillary Clinton’s core values do not align with those people. She is not a Liberal, and calling her a Liberal doesn’t make it so.

      Hillary Clinton lost the election because she just didn't excite her base. Period. As candidate Obama said about Hillary eight years ago, “She’ll say anything (to get elected), and do nothing.” And her base wasn't just Bernie Bros – it’s the whole Democratic base. But instead of trying to give her base something other than empty promises that no one believed (look at her record; look at what she’s said in the past), she was courting centrist Republicans the last several months instead of her courting her base. Securing your base during an election is Campaign 101, but her campaign thought they could just turn their backs on the base, and win with "Vote for me, because you don’t want him (Trump) in the White House. I guess that wasn’t enough to get the base out.

      Everyone is pointing fingers everywhere but where they belong. Let me say again: even as flawed of a candidate that Hillary Clinton was, does anyone honestly believe that we would have a President-elect Trump today if Hillary Clinton picked Elizabeth Warren, Sherrod Brown, or even Bernie Sanders, as her sunning mate? So whose fault is that? The Russians’? Wickieleaks’? James Comey’s? The Republicans’? The media’s? The stupid voters’? Or Hillary Clinton’s?

      One more thought. Does anyone think that Bernie Sanders could have turned out the base, excited people to vote, and have beaten Donald Trump?

      P.S. Trump is going to erase 8 years of the Obama Presidency. Is all she had to do was pick a Liberal running mate. Thanks a lot, Hillary.

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    3. The Bernie Supporters probably weren't bashed enough. Perhaps if Hillary's bootlickers had actually beaten them with pipes and clubs, more might have voted for her.

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  2. Anonymous4:51 AM

    White people put Trump in office. Remember that folks. Remember the disaster you put in office white folks.

    Black people rejected him. Brown people rejected him. Asian people rejected him.

    It is scary to know so many white folks exist in this country, white folks who will put a sleazy degenerate like Donald Trump in this most important office.

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    1. Anonymous5:43 AM

      I know a woman who revealed her father was a very conservative Republican and she did not know who lied more, Hillary or Trump! She denied knowing anything about fact checking sites. I realized I needed to accept she like many will never change her mind that all Democrats want to give away free stuff and do not believe anyone provide for self, spend wildly and Republicans are frugal. I believe there are many who only cast votes for their team or side void of being aware of the issues or bothering to know anything about the candidates or where they stand on issues.

      This election necessitated people to be informed beyond watching the Republican convention and a debate or two. It was not merely a persuasive argument but truth Trump is severely unqualified and ignorant for the job and lied more than any candidate in history.

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    2. Anonymous9:05 AM

      4:51am

      What boggles the mind is the 29% of registered Latinos that voted for him.

      http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/projects/cp/opinion/election-night-2016/heres-what-happened-with-the-latino-vote

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    3. Democrats put Trump in the White House. They did it by not voting or voting for Trump because the Democrats weren't doing anything for them; no fulfilling promises or making life better for them on the issues that were personal.

      The Democrats lost the rust belt because they were deaf to what the people were telling them and took for granted they would just fall in line and vote Democratic as they had always done. The Democratic Party offered them nothing. The Democratic Party did nothing for them. They lost their jobs and the Democrats are talking about white privilege and offering retraining. No wonder they voted for Trump.

      Donna Brazile got a tongue lashing from one of her own staffers and she and the rest of the room dismiss it and think everything is just fine. Unless you do a thorough house-cleaning of the DNC elite they are going to plod along the same way they always have and nothing will change.

      http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/donna-brazile-democratic-national-committee_us_5824cb95e4b0ddd4fe7954e8

      Howard Dean is running to replace her. I hope he wins. He is a true progressive. He helped the Democrats win in 2006 and 2008. (I would have voted for him in the 2004 primary had the DNC leadership allowed me to instead of manipulating the win of their anointed one, Kerry. Look how that turned out. Perhaps they should let the people decide.)

      http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/howard-dean-dnc_us_5824f59ae4b0ddd4fe798f8c

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  3. Anonymous4:56 AM

    Americans who didn't vote, voted for a third party candidate, or voted for Harambe, have elected Trump and his ilk.

    So, let the writing on the barn doors begin.

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    1. Those voters felt they were only given the choice between "President Snow" and "President Coin". They had no reasonable alternative and their own ethics and integrity couldn't allow them to vote for the "lesser" of those particular evils.

      Democratic Party needs to clean house. I hope Howard Dean is elected DNC chair again. He'll get the job done.

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  4. Anonymous5:00 AM

    Ok. Republicans? don the Trojan trump just trumped U. Democrats? You are a nieve bunch. You have a gift. You played election with new bullies, not the slow old gop, but the nasty whigg party of 2016!!!. Don trojan trump is an old school democrat. He is neither current republican or democrat today. Old school republicans are riding on the trump train but they will soon be pissed off and fighting with him. Democrats rode the Obama coattails and are buddies with trump from wayback. So turn this ship around ladies and gentlemen, hold your nose, think big like don and help don piss the republican party off forever. I know this sound hurts but use the reverse and get this party ready for ms robinson 2020.

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    1. Anonymous5:18 AM

      @Anonymous 5:00 AM

      Third party voters helped put that degenerate in office, BUT you have to know that Trumps message of hate, intolerance, racism,and division is what REALLY got him all that support, his message brought out white voters who have never voted before. These people love Trumps hateful, racist divisive message and they registered in droves to come out to vote for him.

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    2. Anonymous6:46 PM

      @ Anonymous5:18 AM, "Third party voters helped put that degenerate in office"

      No. I know that's the shit people like Rachael Maddow are shoveling, but if you look at the numbers, state by state, and compare Obama's turnout to Hillary's turnout, the Obama voters didn't turn out for Hillary Clinton. That's a fact. And those numbers far outweigh the tiny number of votes Jill Stein took away from Hillary, not to mention that Gary Johnson took away far more votes from Donald Trump than Stein took from Clinton. Hillary Clinton lost this election - no one took it away from her, and that's what the history books will say as well.

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  5. Anonymous5:04 AM

    My sentiments exactly.

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  6. Anonymous5:07 AM

    I am still reeling from the shock.

    Hillary won the popular vote, so Trump cannot claim victory there. More people wanted Hillary and more people voted for Hillary.

    I am so glad I have the Lord in my life, HE is the one I focus on. He is the one who gives me hope, and the strength to go on.

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    1. Anonymous10:00 AM

      Why did your Lord let/make Trump win?

      Seriously.

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  7. Anonymous5:07 AM

    A committee to investigate voter fraud and criminal tampering by russian hackers of the republican party must begin now. Hillary won. They know it, we know it and now we must prove it. She won both electoral and popular. And hackers stole it from her. Look at each state voting records for the crime committed. The same hackers did uk, phillpines, korea, etc. It is an organized bunch of criminals that need global prosecution. The United Nations must step in.

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    1. The Russians have already admitted to being in contact with the Trump campaign.

      http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/donald-trump-russia-in-touch-election_us_582475f5e4b0d9ce6fc0e5f4?section=us_politics

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  8. Champagne flowed on Wall Street yesterday and Ecuadorian Embassy Britain. I suspect deals were struck.

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  9. Anonymous5:42 AM

    I just keep thinking about how Sarah Palin will never ever get to touch President Obama, or be part of his greatness. She may be the polebrity for the next four years as she shakes her can for her man, but she will never be part of what really makes America great.
    As to the Idiocracy; I just hope we can keep it together and find a new hero for 2020!

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  10. Anonymous5:58 AM

    I remember when grover norquist said that they didn't need a smart person in the white house, just someone with five fingers that can sign the bills that they put in front of him. well they got little donny and his little hands. no intellience or curiosity or ability to learn, so he's their useful idiot.

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    1. Blazing Saddles: Mel Brooks as Governor Lepetomane. There's your President Pussygrabber von Douchebag.

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  11. Anonymous5:59 AM

    Just having fun today imaging State Dinners and the like at the White House - here's a list of Trump celebrity supporters. Can you just imagine LOL

    http://www.businessinsider.com/celebrities-who-support-trump-2016-11/#ivana-trump-29

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    1. Anonymous9:09 AM

      It must really niggle the entire family that only the dregs celebritydom support them and that they'll never even themselves be considered "A List".

      What a motley crew they are. Can you just imagine how tacky this whole thing is going to be?

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    2. I'm wondering how many state officials worldwide are going to shun President Pussygrabber von Douchebag. Excuses made to avoid visiting the country or not being available for whatever reason.

      As for celebrities, I'm sure he'll get his fill of D-list celebrities. But NOT Kathy Griffin.

      Who is he going to give those medals and awards to at the Kennedy Center Honors? Imagine the "regrets" he'll get. Or the ridicule he'll receive for the "celebrities" he chooses?

      He and the First Trollop will be ridiculed, insulted and be the butt of jokes for the next four years.

      If he uses Fascist tactics to shut down the First Amendment, there will even be some Republicans that will cross the aisle to vote with the Democrats. There are a few that still have integrity and personal honor. Hopefully enough.

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  12. Anonymous6:02 AM

    "All we have to do is replace Obama. ... We are not auditioning for fearless leader. We don't need a president to tell us in what direction to go. We know what direction to go. We want the Ryan budget. ... We just need a president to sign this stuff. We don't need someone to think it up or design it. The leadership now for the modern conservative movement for the next 20 years will be coming out of the House and the Senate. [...]
    Pick a Republican with enough working digits to handle a pen to become president of the United States. This is a change for Republicans: the House and Senate doing the work with the president signing bills. His job is to be captain of the team, to sign the legislation that has already been prepared."

    This was said by Grover Norquist 4 years ago.

    http://www.dailykos.com/story/2012/2/13/1064417/-Grover-Norquist-on-the-GOP-candidates-All-we-need-is-someone-who-can-handle-a-pen

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    1. Anonymous8:24 AM

      THIS.

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    2. Grover Norquist. A name curiously absent from Trump's proposed cabinet.

      http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/donald-trump-administration-cabinet_us_58249c70e4b01019814da7f9

      Maybe Trump is going to replace Janet Yellen with Grover Norquist.

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  13. "Sarah Palin can legitimately claim to be smarter than virtually every pollster in the country"
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    No, she can't. She says whatever she wants true or not. This time she lucked out. Smartness, intelligence, education and critical analysis had nothing to do with it.

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  14. Anonymous6:56 AM

    The next President of the United States of America is a reality TV star. How could anything possibly go wrong?

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    1. Anonymous7:28 AM

      "nothing can possibli go wrong"

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7trn91xkJ0w

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    2. Kinda a step down from a President who was a B-movie actor.

      President Bedtime for Bonzo has given way to President Fuckface Von Clownschtick.

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  15. Anonymous8:09 AM

    Appoint a special prosecutor
    to try and lock up
    the corrupt criminal, Hillary Rotten Clinton

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    1. Anonymous9:02 AM

      You don't even realize that you just proved the entire point of this post, do you?

      Bless your heart ;-)

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    2. They're already walking that one back.

      http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/lock-her-up_us_582489dce4b0d9ce6fc10065?section=us_politics

      “Politics are over now, people have spoken, time to move on,” New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) said on NBC’s “Today” show Thursday morning, emphasizing that he and Trump have not spoken about the topic. He noted that Trump and his Democratic opponent had “an enormously gracious conversation with each other Tuesday night.”

      “The people get to speak through their vote, and they voted for Donald Trump to be president of the United States,” added Christie, who is leading Trump’s White House transition efforts. “It is now his job ― and I am confident he will ― to bring the country together.”

      Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani (R) told CNN Thursday that the question of whether to go after Clinton was “a tough one that should be given a lot of thought and shouldn’t be an off-the-cuff answer.”

      “I think that somebody should review that very carefully, as to how bad is that evidence,” said Giuliani, who is reportedly under consideration to be Trump’s attorney general. “If it isn’t as bad as some of the exaggerators think it is, then maybe the best thing to do is forget about it and move on. If it is really bad, then somebody’s got to look at it who is independent.”

      "Trump campaign manager Kellyanne Conway also refused to say the day after the election whether Trump will actually go after Clinton when he takes office.

      “Lock her up” has been a popular chat at nearly every Trump rally, with many of his supporters wearing “Hillary for Prison” shirts. And some of his supporters earnestly seem to think that a President Trump will literally lock her up.

      “He promised to. She’s a crook and a liar,” James McDaniels, 27, a Trump voter in Michigan, told The Washington Post.

      The Trump team has also been walking back some of his other big, popular promises. Giuliani said Trump will first tackle tax reform and that building a giant wall on the border with Mexico will “take awhile.” The promise to enact a ban on Muslims from entering the United States has also now disappeared from his website."

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  16. Anonymous3:21 AM

    I think that must explain the wild swing back to a Republican White House and the grand-slam sweep that *I* was in particular praying for, for Hillary. I live in rural Ohio, in what I privately call "Trumpistan". People out here are ravenously prolife, and breed like rabbits. They have kids with names like "Micah", "Caleb", and "Jeremiah". I'm close enough to Cleveland, though, to have volunteered there several times with my brother for Hillary, and even attended a rally for her at Kent State University on October 31! I've suffered from crying jags (some at work) for three days straight since this awful turn of events, but I read a recent article- which I unfortunately cannot locate now, which states that couples with more that two kids are gonna take a hit on their taxes... boy are these fertile turtles in for a shock. And I'll say to them the statement I've got ready to say to my 'Know-It-All-But-Really-Knows-Nothing-Trump-Voting-Husband';

    -"FEEL STUPID YET?"

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