Saturday, January 14, 2017

Civil Rights icon John Lewis says what most of us are thinking, that Donald Trump is not a legitimate president.

Courtesy of Politico:  

Rep. John Lewis, the Georgia Democrat and civil rights icon, says he does not see Donald Trump as a legitimate president. 

“I believe in forgiveness. I believe in trying to work with people,” Lewis told NBC’s Chuck Todd in a segment set to air Sunday on “Meet the Press.” “It’s going to be hard. It's going to be very difficult. I don't see this president-elect as a legitimate president.”

Lewis argued that the suspected efforts of Russian hackers to tilt the election in Trump’s favor are evidence of “a conspiracy on the part of the Russians and others to help him get elected.” 

“I think the Russians participated in helping this man get elected,” Lewis said when asked why he does not believe Trump to be legitimate. “And they helped destroy the candidacy of Hillary Clinton.”

Of course this angered Cheeto Hitler, who took to Twitter this morning in response:
Damn do I love John Lewis!

Here is a man unafraid to speak truth to illegitimate power. And we all need to follow his lead and do the same.

This man will never, and I mean NEVER be my president.

Add to this Russian interference, the letter by James Comey, and you have everything you need to recognize that Donald Trump has not earned the right to plant his giant orange ass in the Oval Office.

Just like you would never give the title to the boxer who put the horseshoe in his glove, or the trophy to the runner to tied his opponents shoelaces together, you simply cannot reward those who cheat to attain victory in politics.

This election was supposed to be about letting the people decide who they wanted to lead this nation.

But the Russians and James Comey, manipulated their opinions and frightened them with lies about Hillary Clinton, to the point where they were casting their vote under a fog of confusion.

This goes far beyond campaign dirty tricks, or opposition research, this is about having a hostile nation, and an apparently hostile FBI Director, forcefully move the needle in ways that we have never seen before.

And in ways we must never see again.


  1. Anonymous8:38 AM

    I agree about Russia and Comey, but three people have got off scot-free in the blame game: Bernie Sanders, Jill Stein, and Gary Johnson.

    1. Anonymous9:05 AM

      They were allowed to run as anyone else would be, like them or not.

    2. Anonymous9:35 AM

      the BERN was NOT and never will be a DEMocrat. I hold him PERSONALLY RESPONSIBLE FROM DAY 1.

    3. Anonymous9:36 AM

      Sanders should have run as an Independent. He used the DNC for its resources and then cried like a common Trump when things didn't go his way.

    4. Anonymous10:00 AM

      Thank you for correcting me on Sanders!
      You are all correct. I am just so mortified!

    5. Anonymous10:53 AM

      That perfectly describes the big liberal cry me a river bowel movement, "the blame game", cause that is all you have left after Hillary failed miserably is the blame game.

    6. Anonymous11:06 AM

      Hillary did not fail. She was sabotaged by Putin and Comey. tRump must owe a HELL of a lot of $$$$ to Russia, for them to place the "useful moron" in our WH. He is a disgrace to civilized people worldwide. Perverted, low intelligence, self aggrandizing son of a bitch. His wife is a nude porn actress, with a questionable escort past. GREAT family values, those tRumps.

    7. Anonymous11:40 AM

      I also blame the DNC, if they would have thoroughly investigated Bernie's people when they hacked Hillary's DNC account the forensic investigation into the hacking may have exposed the Russian hacking at that time. But Bernie's staff members got off with no investigation being done.

    8. Anonymous11:59 AM

      The politically un-savvy voted for Bernie, Jill, and Gary. I suspect most of them are young and idealistic and just don't understand how the real political world works. Now they have Trump like the rest of us. Now if they think Trump is a better choice than Hillary, they were born stupid and will die that way.

    9. In what way are any of them responsible for any of this? Because they exercised their Constitutional rights to run? They dared to challenge the chosen one?

      If you're going to spread the blame, blame the Democratic leadership for running a lousy campaign and ignoring the very people who voted for Trump.

      They concentrated on the big cities and they won them. Unfortunately that just meant those 2.8 million votes but NOT the electoral college. They took votes for granted, assuming that just because people voted for Obama they would vote for Hillary. They were blind to the fact that being qualified an experienced was NOT enough. Hillary had a lot of baggage that is still not being acknowledged. It wasn't "her turn" and she didn't deserve the nomination just because she put her time in. It was a poor choice crammed down the throats of the party. Don't tell me potential candidates weren't warned to stay out of the race, that they'd get their turn next.

      Bad decisions. Bad execution.

      None of that are on Sanders, Stein or Johnson. The Green Party are responsible for choosing Stein and the Libertarians are responsible for choosing Johnson.

      The Democrats are responsible for allowing Sanders to run on the Democratic ticket for the primaries. Probably assuming that he'd do poorly but Hillary needed someone to run against. Can't let it look like a sure thing, now, can we?

    10. Anonymous2:46 PM

      From what I read, the FBI knew the russians were hacking the DNC and didn't inform them for months.

    11. Anonymous4:01 PM

      Bahahahaa. Hillary lovers still finding blame everywhere you look.

      The hubris. The hubris.

      Hillary couldn't win against Obama, then she couldn't win against Trump. She was a terrible candidate that couldn't seal the deal against one of the most highly unfavorable opposing candidates ever!

      She was old school establishment establishment establishment, that so much of America is sick of. And you are all just so surprised, because you, and her, and the DNC just felt she was entitled to the crown, and that she would have it. And you were all dumb enough to think that everyone thinks like you do. They don't.

      Lazy entitled hubris. President Trump.

  2. Anonymous8:48 AM

    Trump's comments proved Lewis's point.

    Pat Padrnos

    1. Anonymous9:09 AM

      Proved Lewis' point indeed, Pat, and I just cannot handle four years of his twittering. Nor can I Chuck Todd, Morning Joke, etc.

      Some may accuse me of sour grapes but, no, just trying to keep my sanity. I have NEVER been so terrified of where this country is headed.

    2. Anonymous9:40 AM

      9"09 Join the club! tRump seems to think he was elected KING, and his handlers are backing him up for now. Surely they can see what a lunatic he is? How could anyone respect him. Whatever is in that Comey report has to be HUUUGGE. It should be made public, we need to know just what kind of pervert is going to defile our White House. They went after Hilary like rabid dogs, for pretty much nothing, yet here is tRump, making himself vulnerable to blackmail by Russia, and they keep it under wraps.

    3. Anonymous9:40 AM

      I gave up on Joe and Mika long ago. Todd just infuriates me - he is so transparent. Like you I am worried. One of my main concerns is people "normalizing" the insanity of Trump. His transgressions are already piling up. Quite frankly - when does too much become too much?

      Pat Padrnos

    4. Anonymous10:09 AM

      9:49 For the repubs. there is never "too much" for one of their own. While tRump is distracting everyone with his asinine tweets, the gop is meeting at midnight, screwing over the populace, just as they intended.

    5. Anonymous1:06 PM

      Anon at 10:09 am, Yup.

  3. Anonymous9:09 AM

    Dinesh D'SouzaVerified account
    John Lewis is not a "legend"--he was a minor player in the civil rights movement who became a nasty, bitter old man

    1. Convicted criminal and lying douchebag D'Souza is not someone whose opinion I would value any more than traitor trump's.

    2. Anonymous9:56 AM

      D'Souza is a shithead.

    3. Anonymous10:18 AM

      Oh you have to be kidding me! Dinesh D'Sousa just proved how "some" of t.RUMP's supporters are blatantly racist, disturbed & crazy!

    4. Anonymous11:09 AM

      When dd dirtbag D'Sousa get out of prison?

    5. Anonymous12:22 PM

      9:09 AM - How far up your ass is your head to make you so blind and ignorant?

  4. Anonymous9:13 AM

    Bristol, have you explained to Tripp and Trig what a golden shower is? Just curious.

    1. Anonymous9:42 AM

      Tripp probably knows. No telling what he has seen when his mother had a revolving door on her bedroom, for all those trial husbands to come and go ( oops!) for many years.

  5. Anonymous9:14 AM

    Former MI6 agent Christopher Steele's frustration as FBI sat on Donald Trump Russia file for months

    Exclusive: Steele was so concerned by revelations he worked without payment after Trump's election victory in November

    However, say security sources, Mr Steele became increasingly frustrated that the FBI was failing to take action on the intelligence from others as well as him. He came to believe there was a cover-up, that a cabal within the Bureau blocked a thorough inquiry into Mr Trump, focusing instead on the investigation into Hillary Clinton’s emails.

    Former MI6 Agent Says The FBI Knew About Trump and Russia for Months and Did Nothing

    The Independent reveals that Former MI6 agent Christopher Steele watched as a cabal within the FBI sat on his Trump-Russia file for months

    1. Anonymous9:45 AM

      Every one of those agents who KNEW about this should be charged with TREASON. Letting an unqualified PERVERT take office, with their help is beyond the pale. What was in it for them??

    2. Anonymous1:05 PM

      @9:45 "What was in it for them??"
      $eXxx, BULLying, MonEy.
      Rabid Pac!

  6. Anonymous9:14 AM

    John Lewis is an American hero.

    dRUMPf is an american bully. He has been getting ahead by bullying his entire life. Time. To. Stop. Him.

  7. which is in horrible shape and falling apart (not to...... mention crime infested)
    Fucking racist moron doesn't know a damn thing about Lewis's district (let alone Lewis):

    The Fifth Congressional District includes downtown Atlanta and much of central Fulton and DeKalb counties.

    • The median household income is about $48,000. About 1 in 6 families in the district lived in poverty in the previous year.

    • Nearly nine out of 10 residents of the district were high school graduates or had education beyond high school, and about four out of 10 residents had at least a bachelor's degree, according to Census estimates.

    • The largest single chunk of employed residents in Lewis' district, about half of the civilian work force, worked in a field grouped "management, business, science, and arts occupations."

    Lewis and his constituents are black, so his district must be a falling apart cesspool of crime and despair.

    Fucking racist ignorant bigot.

    1. Anonymous9:49 AM

      Who knows what these people do, likely hiring women to pee in hotel room beds. SNARK. If any place is crime infested it is tRump Tower, where Russians, and Mafia rent rooms for gambling. Time to investigate WHY this orange ass does not want to leave his sanctuary. It is costing taxpayers millions to protect his useless orange arse.

    2. Anonymous10:12 AM

      Want to know a place that is crime infested? tRump Tower! The Mafia and Russian crooks rent suites to hold gambling parties. Some of them LIVE there, including Maleria's parents, the Communists.Maybe THAT is one reason tRump does not want to move to DC. He wants to count the proceeds himself.

    3. Anonymous2:50 PM

      trump probable thinks Buckhead has something to do with hunting.

      Little donnie is always so busy trying to join the Manhattan elite club, you would have thought he would have heard about Buckhead.

  8. Anonymous9:35 AM

    Of course you would love John Lewis, he is the ultimate do nothing and complain lots jackass. And his IQ is probably around 65.

    1. Anonymous9:47 AM

      And from your comment, I'd guess your IQ must be about 30.

    2. Anonymous9:52 AM

      Anon 9:35: I grew up in SW Mississippi. I know a lot of folks like you . . . Klansmen, losers, high school dropouts.

      See my comment elsewhere in this thread about Jackie Robinson.

      Add yourself to those history will forget.

    3. Anonymous9:53 AM

      An racist idiot^

    4. Leland9:55 AM

      9:35, read the reply just prior to yours by Nefer.

      As for Lewis complaining a lot, history has shown the minority peoples of this country have a LOT to complain ABOUT!

      Then again, you probably wouldn't believe that even if you suddenly turned black and had to live with it for real on a daily basis. And if you did, it wouldn't surprise me if you started bitching and moaning and crying about your lot in life instead of working hard to get out of the pit the whites have dug for the minorities.

    5. Anonymous10:02 AM

      9:35 - You obviously are prodigiously limited. Slow kid in class, eh. What an cretinous statement from a racist ignoramus. I imagine you are an ammo sexual. They are stupid like you.

    6. Anonymous10:04 AM

      Troll keeps telling us about all of his own shortcomings - how cute!

    7. Anonymous10:08 AM

      20 points higher than yours?
      Asking for a friend......

    8. Anonymous10:13 AM

      You must have him confused with - insert ANY gop member's name here.

    9. Anonymous10:14 AM


    10. Anonymous10:18 AM

      Hi Sarah!

    11. Anonymous10:25 AM

      Of course you would hate Donald Trump, he is the ultimate do nothing and complain lots jackass. And his IQ is probably around 45.

      Fixed it for you, Dumbass.

    12. abbafan10:32 AM

      Mr. Lewis is more of a man than the fuckin' idiot trump! trump sucked on old fred's dick his whole life!

    13. Anonymous10:49 AM

      First order of business should be to investigate Lewis. He is better described as a criminal than an icon.

    14. Anonymous11:12 AM

      Interesting how the nasty Trump defenders come out of the woodwork whenever something particularly insightful is said or written. They sure don't like their hero being called "illegitimate" but that is how he will be seen by the majority of American voters from now on.
      Beagle mom

    15. Anonymous11:21 AM

      I'm very liberal and haven't ever agreed with Lewis's very conservative and often times judgmental religious stance, nor his adherence to the "war on drugs" and while I have nothing in common with this man I DO understand where he's coming from and how he ended up being the man he is, and much of that is because he came from a world, and a time, that I could never hope to understand.

      He fights the good fight on a lot of fronts and I'm happy that he is on our side, however in some aspects he's more conservative than a lot of republicans.

    16. Anonymous11:45 AM

      @10:49 AM Trump is being investigated by several intelligence agencies here and abroad. How's that orange koolade tasting, Trumpette?

    17. Anonymous11:47 AM

      Your parents should be arrested for the failed abortion that produced you.

    18. Anonymous12:06 PM

      Actually he is not 11:45. This is all fluff. He is your next president.

    19. Leland1:35 PM


      Hhhmmm. Bit of a slip of the tongue there buddy. "He is YOUR next President." Uh huh. Methinks that slip of the tongue exposed a non-US resident! Perhaps one of those foreigners said to create and post lies about Hillary during the election?

    20. Anonymous2:02 PM

      One can be both an icon and an idiot. That is Lewis. He is really nothing but a grand-stander and a race baiter, that is his one trick pony niche and it grew old over a decade ago.

      Time for him to retire.

    21. Anonymous2:57 PM

      @ 9:35 troll, I don't have to love John Lewis to be disgusted by the do nothing, silver spoon in his mouth trump mocking him.

      I can appreciate that while Lewis was fighting for civil rights, trump was dodging the draft and fighting off STD's.

    22. Anonymous4:49 PM

      Yes Leland @12:06 "He is your next president." is either an foreigner or illiterate.

      Besides trump keeps telling those of us that didn't vote for him, he is not our president.

      Trump troll better get with trump policy.

    23. Anonymous12:56 AM

      Funny, nobody disputed the fact that he does nothing and has a low IQ.

    24. John Lewis took beatings without retaliating or verbally responding so that the USA would end segregation, separate but (un)equal housing, education, employment, state-sponsored discrimination. As a college student, he was a national leader and successfully desegregated the lunch counters of Nashville, TN (Just think about that for a minute). As a young adult, he was one of the Big Six who organized and spoke at the 1963 March on Washington. He confronted Bull Connor and didn't back down. He was beaten so viciously that his skull was split! He almost died for freedom, justice, equality, American ideals. On the other hand, Donald Trump claimed bone spurs were disqualifying and he received several deferments, thereby avoiding serving his country and fighting in Vietnam. He said he fought not to get syphylis during that time. Donald trump is not worthy to even shine John Lewis's shoes. I live in Georgia, and I know personally of which I speak.

  9. Anonymous9:45 AM


    1. Anonymous11:14 AM

      That was such a sad story; kid was in foster care, ran away and moved in with folks who were harboring this group of violent teens, some of the same ones involved with the Grunwald murder.

      Sounds like a drug house for sure and hopefully even more terrible people will end up in jail thanks to all of the light being shone on this segment of our society out here in the Valley.

      Way past time to finish taking out the trash.

  10. Anonymous9:50 AM

    Jackie Robinson retired from baseball 50 years ago. Everyone in the country knows the name Jackie Robinson and many of us know the name Branch Rickey, the Dodger GM who hired him.

    Robinson was attacked by his own teammates, by fans, and by opposing players who ran over him, beaned him, spiked him. Do you remember any of their names?

    So -- I ask you -- 50 years from now, who will be remembered:
    -- Donald Trump?
    -- The Trump kids?
    -- Melanoma Trump?
    -- Mitch McConnell?
    -- Paul Ryan?
    -- Steve Bannon?
    -- Kelleyanne Conway?
    -- Barack Obama?
    -- John Lewis?

    1. Anonymous11:10 AM

      John Lewis will be remembered as a Civil Rights leader; Barack Obama will be remembered as a truly great man and president; Donald Trump will be remembered as a con artist who conned his way to the White House. The others - only as footnotes to the failure that the GOP became.

    2. Anonymous2:58 PM

      Donald Trump will be remembered as the first reality tv star president that was impeached for committing treason.

  11. Anonymous10:15 AM

    Dan "the Man" Rather:

  12. Anonymous10:23 AM

    The known FACT that the Russian government interfered with this elect makes it illegitimate as Sara Palin's Grandkids.
    #I StandWithJohnLewis

  13. Anonymous10:38 AM

    Those two tweets show up on the east coast has having been made at 4:50 and 5:07 am today (not three hours later as shown above). Others made over the past few days about the intelligence, etc. were in the 3 am zone. He is manic.

    1. Anonymous11:17 AM

      Maybe his looney dr helps him out somehow. Many famous have this same condition like Michael Jackson and others. The brain wont rest and sleep. He needs meditation and calm.

    2. Leland1:41 PM

      "...He needs meditation and calm."

      What he NEEDS is a nice, quiet, sound-proofed, padded room where he can get the rest he needs!

      Oh, and NO cell phone- especially one with twitter access. (That last one is for OUR rest and relaxation!)

  14. Anonymous10:40 AM

    The optics of a president-elect smacking down a member of Congress on social media are just terrible, and unprecedented.

    I cannot believe that trump's handlers are allowing him to react to matters of state and make disparaging remarks towards other elected officials on Twitter.

    This man is a toxic rage monster who never learned how to behave within accepted social norms. Sad!

    1. Anonymous11:20 AM

      Serious mental problems being displayed by the orange arsehole. Respect must be earned, so tRump will NEVER have anyone's respect. He has never earned anything in his whole depraved life. Loser. He did NOT win this election. Like everything else in his life, it was handed to him. This time by Vlad and Comey.

  15. Anonymous10:58 AM

    Lewis should be investigated and thrown in jail for corruption, fraud, and tax evasion.

    1. Anonymous11:40 AM

      @10:58 AM Don't you mean Trump?

    2. Anonymous11:47 AM

      I think that would be tRump you want to investigate with those allegations, but like usual you goPee on me repuglicans just try to spread lies. now run along and for Dog's sake, stop Trackmarks Palin before he assaults another woman!

  16. Anonymous11:08 AM

    If Donald had won fair and square he would be more welcomed. The fact and truth that he did not and now expects the people to accept him? No. He did not win by majority or electoral. He won by rig. He insulted everyone. He knew what was happening and did nothing but praise espionage. And continue to lie and sway by twisted loud mouth women on tv.

  17. Anonymous11:09 AM

    9:35 why are you lashing out at a man of history?
    A man of courage.A man who would fight for you regardless of your beliefs .
    Please wake up ! We are all at risk. Yes even you.
    If we perpetuate how this awful peotus behaves, then we are no better.
    Together we can survive.Alone we fall.
    We don't have to like each other.Like it or not we are at war with an orangutan Nazi!!!
    And it will come back to haunt all of us and pur loved ones.

  18. Anonymous11:12 AM

    Ever notice how The Republican Party men hide behind their women? They give them the positions that require a face and present. And they hide and deny.

    1. Anonymous12:47 PM

      Hide behind their women??
      Seen and not heard more like it.

  19. Anonymous11:15 AM

    Trump Illegal Activity Escalates With Michael Flynn’s Backdoor Russia Talks

    "According to US govt official, Flynn phoned Russian Ambassador several times the day Obama announced retaliation"

  20. Anonymous11:16 AM

    Lawmakers Rip Trump To Shreds After His Cowardly Attack On Rep. John Lewis

    The backlash has been swift and severe as members of Congress are laying into President-elect Donald Trump after he criticized Rep. John Lewis (D-GA) on Twitter.

  21. Anonymous11:18 AM

    Republicans Join Trump’s March to Silence US Dissent

    "House Republicans’ agenda is clear: intimidate and silence anyone who would raise questions about the President-elect’s vast conflicts of interest."

    Republicans Were All About Holding Obama Accountable But Trump is Somehow Exempt

    Chaffetz's position is that wealth puts you above the law: “The president and vice president are exempt. The voters understood this was a wealthy individual.”

  22. Anonymous11:25 AM

    I have always admired the Gentleman, Senator Lewis. I stand with him and Americans on this. A known rigged election cannot be and a remedy put in place. Mr pence will not do either, he was not elected.

    1. Anonymous12:36 PM

      exactly 11:25. And Mr. Lewis is an American hero and treasure.

    2. Anonymous1:18 PM

      "John Lewis is the U.S. Representative for Georgia's 5th congressional delegation. His district includes the northern three-quarters of Atlanta."

    3. Anonymous2:26 PM

      Your pretend admiration went out the window as soon as it became obvious you didn't even know he isn't a senator.

  23. Anonymous11:28 AM

    Mr Trump should spend more time answering questions without the show.

  24. Anonymous11:42 AM

    A Hacker Just Proved That Apple May Have Been Right About the F.B.I.
    A major security breach reveals that phone-hacking company Cellebrite’s clientele ranges from the F.B.I. to the Kremlin—and that Tim Cook was right to worry about creating a backdoor to the iPhone.

    Last year, when the F.B.I procured a court order forcing Apple to unlock an iPhone belonging to one of the San Bernardino shooters, C.E.O. Tim Cook refused, sparking a months-long battle between the tech behemoth and the federal government. Building a back-door would set a “dangerous precedent” and compromise the security of the iPhone, Cook argued in a public letter. After a tense showdown, the F.B.I. withdrew its case when it reportedly found another way to break into the iPhone: a private Israeli security firm called Cellebrite, which specializes in data extraction and had teamed up with the F.B.I. before. Cellebrite has received more than $2 million in purchase orders from the F.B.I. over the past four years.

    Now, it appears Cook may have been right to worry about the iPhone’s security. A new report from Motherboard says Cellebrite has been hacked, and its data—including highly confidential customer information, databases, and technical details about Cellebrite’s products—has been stolen. The same technology built by Cellebrite to allow the F.B.I. to unlock iPhones could now be sold to the highest bidder.

  25. Anonymous11:45 AM

    Don’t treat Donald Trump as if he’s a normal president. He’s not

  26. Anonymous11:54 AM

    omg, palin just had to pipe up on the subject on her new site. Part of a comment from a real winner in the brains dept.,

    Thomas Hubbard
    "There's another fact not known by most Balck American's it was the Dem's that gave birth to the K.K.K., who not onlt attacked Black Americans but also those Whites who supported the Republican Party. It was all done in hopes to sway votes to the Dem's. I have documents stored away in my computer to back my comments."

    1. "I have documents stored away in my computer to back my comments."
      I can just see this mouth-breather printing out his "documents" and stuffing them through the air vents of his computer.

    2. Anonymous1:44 PM

      And I give you keen history buff and Trump voter, Thomas Hubbard!

      "There's another fact not known by most Balck American's it was the Dem's that gave birth to the K.K.K., who not onlt attacked Black Americans but also those Whites who supported the Republican Party."

      Forget the grammar and spelling, even his presentation of history is intended to deceive(most likely he doesn't know enough to see the deception)... yup, a real Trump nitwit.

    3. Anonymous1:47 PM

      Yes and if you do your research it is the same bunch as of today but with different spots. The key factor is social or communist agenda. The far right are communist and far left are moderate liberal. Independents are mix today. Trump is the Citizen United Candidate. He represent global interest. His focus is not America. It is profit global development and gutting world history.

    4. Leland2:24 PM

      Hhhmmm. Didn't the republican party and the Democratic party Switch their philosophies a couple of times over the 200+ years we've been around?

    5. History is what it is and cannot be denied. Contrary to your false belief, MOST African Americans know Democrats were ORIGINALLY the party of the kkk. During Reconstruction, freedmen ran and were elected as Republicans. Most Blacks aligned with the GOP until John Kennedy came along, then when LBJ signed the Civil Rights Act and the Voting Rights Act, African Americans switched to the Democratic party. The Dixiecrats had begun their party realignment back in 1948 when Democratic president Harry S. Truman integrated the US military. Most white Demicrats started switching to GOP in 1968 with Nixon, and that became a deluge once Ronald Reagan announced his presidential candidacy at Philadelphia, Mississippi, site of the murder of three civil rights organizers/workers. Oh yes, history definitely tells a story, most likely though, not the one you think!

  27. Anonymous11:55 AM

    “I sincerely apologize for my lapse of judgment for being uneducated on the issues that affect every American at this crucial time in history and for causing such dismay and heartbreak to my fans,” she wrote in an open letter provided to The Wrap:

    “I was honestly just thinking that I wanted my voice to be a healing and unifying force for hope through music to help our deeply polarized country. Regretfully, I did not take into consideration that my performing for the concert would actually instead be taken as a political act against my own personal beliefs and be mistaken for support of Donald Trump and Mike Pence.”

  28. Anonymous11:57 AM

    Jennifer Holliday Pulls Out of Trump Inauguration, Apologizes to LGBT Community

    After reading the following piece, Tony-winning gay icon Jennifer Holliday pulled out of Trump’s inauguration.

  29. Anonymous11:58 AM

    The shadow of illegitimacy stalks President-elect Donald Trump. Those are not words to be written lightly. But they are becoming harder to avoid as Trump’s presidency-in-waiting becomes increasingly mired in scandal before it’s even begun.

    Civil rights hero John Lewis shocked the world on Friday by saying bluntly that Trump is not a legitimate president (Trump responded in a Tweet on Saturday, hitting Lewis for the state of his Georgia congressional district). Lewis put his considerable moral authority on the line to make such a bold statement – though anyone who knows his history knows that he’s always been bold. But he is hardly the first person to think it: that this president increasingly lacks the core element required for a broad sense of legitimacy: strong public confidence that he was honestly and fairly elected, and will act in the national interest, and not some other interest – financial or worse – as president.

    It’s not that Americans, including Lewis, are refusing to accept that Donald Trump will be the president once he’s sworn in, the way birthers, including Donald Trump, did to Barack Obama. But birthers were a tiny fraction of the public, and their insane theory of Obama’s secret Kenyan birth remained confined inside the Republican Party base. Obama entered office with approval ratings approaching 70 percent, and with even some Republican voters basking in the glow of his election as the nation’s first black president.

    Trump, on the other hand, is now officially the most unpopular President-elect in modern American history.

    1. Anonymous12:59 PM

      Rep. John Lewis will always remain a hero; Donald Trump will never be one.

  30. Anonymous12:02 PM

    Donald Trump, you need a history lesson. John Lewis almost died taking action with regards to civil rights in America. He has done more for this nation than you could ever dream of doing. If you want your approval ratings to go even lower, keep going. Rep. Lewis is not afraid of the likes of you. He has more courage, class, and action in his little finger than you do in your whole pathetic body. If he wants to declare you illegitimate, it is his right to do so. That man has earned the right to say whatever he likes, about whomever he likes.

    Go ahead, keep it up with the attacks. I dare your sycophants to defend this one.

  31. Anonymous12:09 PM

    Trump Just Got CREAMED For Citing Right-Wing Propaganda Network As Credible News About Prostitute Pee (TWEETS)

    ...Interestingly, it was announced that former Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski joined OANN as a commentator on Thursday — just before Trump tweeted praise for the specious report.

  32. Anonymous12:31 PM

    We the people need a lawyer to fight this thing. We have to get right on this. Trump can't be sworn in. It's not right.
    Not with this Russia thing hanging over his head. Questions need to be answered or we may well have Putin as leader of the world soon. It's not Trump I am worried about. He's a puppet. Putin is behind all of this. It has his signature all over it.

  33. Thank goodness there is one Democrat willing to come out and say it without mincing words.

    Perhaps we should all go in on some neuticles for the rest of the Democrats. So they can at least pretend they have balls.

    1. Anonymous1:16 PM

      Seriously! So everything is GOP controlled, gonna bend over?

    2. Anonymous2:03 PM

      Haha 116 hahaha

  34. Anonymous1:20 PM

    Trump FREAKING OUT Over The Port-A-Potties At Inauguration For The DUMBEST Reason (IMAGE)

    That’s right, it looks as though, but hasn’t been confirmed, that Trump is covering up the name of the port-a-potty because it bears a striking resemblance to his name. And heaven forbid a port-a-potty on Inauguration Day bear the name of the new POTUS.

    The funniest part of all this? It’s kind of obvious and now more attention has been brought to the company name. No one was likely to notice, and now everyone will. Well done, Trump.

  35. Anonymous1:21 PM

    New Lady Liberty Is A Black Woman, And Conservatives Absolutely LOSE Their SH*T Over Her (TWEETS)

    For the first time, we have a woman of color featured on coins here. She portrays Lady Liberty on a $100 225th Anniversary Gold Coin, which commemorates the founding of the U.S. Mint. It’s a reflection of the “cultural and ethnic diversity of the United States,” and honestly, it’s about damn time. She is absolutely gorgeous on the new coin:

  36. Anonymous1:23 PM

    Even White Nationalists Are Turning On Trump

    ...So odd that a businessman who brags about his international business ventures would hire globalists. Who could have seen that coming? Anyone who paid attention, that’s who, but cheer up our neo-nazi brethren, there’s hope for you still (just not for the rest of us). Trump still has his (bad pun ahead) Trump card: Jeff Sessions, who’s been tapped for Attorney General. They also like Rex Tillerson, Trump’s pick for Secretary of State.

  37. Anonymous1:25 PM

    Another day, another assault on the First Amendment from the “freedom-loving” Republican Party.

    In Arizona, a state facing an unprecedented teacher shortage, the Republican-led State House has introduced a bill to ban social justice courses, lectures and events from public schools, including state universities.

  38. Anonymous1:27 PM

    A member of the Idaho House of Representatives has been punished for making absolutely offensive accusations against every female lawmaker.

    After Rep. Judy Boyle was named the chair of the House Agriculture Committee, Rep. Heather Scott remarked that Boyle got the position because female lawmakers “spread their legs” to rise in rank, suggesting that women perform sexual favors to get leadership positions.

    The incident occurred on December 1st in the House lounge and the remark was said loudly enough that several witnesses heard it.

    Scott then repeated the remark in the House chamber, not only upsetting female lawmakers, but male lawmakers as well.

  39. Anonymous1:53 PM

    Every decent Republican should come forward today this minute in defense of Senator Lewis. It is beyond shameful that THE REPUBLICAN party have allowed this man to insult and harm the America People. And sit silent. Disgraceful and Evil

  40. Anonymous2:16 PM


  41. Anonymous3:33 PM

    USA Today:
    More lawmakers to skip Trump inauguration after he blasts Rep. John LewisDonovan Slack, USA TODAY
    57 minutes ago

    The number of lawmakers planning to skip the inauguration of President-elect Donald Trump grew Saturday after he criticized civil rights icon Rep. John Lewis...

  42. Anonymous3:39 PM

    Trump slammed for attacking civil rights icon Rep. John LewisDonovan Slack | USA TODAY
    Updated 3 hours ago
    It’s almost as if they were surprised...

    Rep. Kevin Yoder, R-Kan., said he disagrees with Lewis’s questioning of the presidential election, but said he is a “hero & icon.”
    “He deserves all of our respect,” Yoder tweeted. “He's earned it.”
    NAACP President Cornell Brooks demanded that Trump apologize and said that by disrespecting Lewis, Trump had "dishonored Lewis' sacrifice & demeaned the Americans & rights, he nearly died 4."

    Former Republican National Committee chairman Michael Steele had some concise advice for Trump.
    “Number one, don’t tweet that. Number two, don’t go there,” he said on MSNBC, adding that the attacks were “unnecessary” and “unfortunate.”...

  43. Anonymous3:41 PM

    Sarah Reese Jones ✔ @PoliticusSarah

    Trump attacked disabled, gold star family, baby & John Lewis, but not Putin hacking our election. He has no moral or patriotic standing.

    8:29 AM - 14 Jan 2017

  44. Anonymous3:44 PM

    John Legend ✔ @johnlegend

    Donald "bone spurs" Trump could use some lessons in courage and action from John Lewis.

    8:39 AM - 14 Jan 2017

  45. Anonymous3:45 PM

    Keith Olbermann ✔ @KeithOlbermann

    Trump is, in fact, not fit to be a citizen of John Lewis's country …

    10:10 AM - 14 Jan 2017

  46. Anonymous3:46 PM

    Bill Madden @activist360

    Leave it to Trump to kick off MLK weekend by attacking civil rights icon John Lewis, reminding us what the 'orange' face of hate looks like.

    10:29 AM - 14 Jan 2017

  47. Anonymous3:47 PM

    Robert Reich @RBReich

    John Lewis is the conscience of America. Donald Trump doesn’t have the moral stature to kiss John Lewis’s feet.

    9:55 AM - 14 Jan 2017

  48. Anonymous4:00 PM

    Nancy Pelosi ✔ @NancyPelosi

    Ahead of #MLKday2017, let us remember that many have tried to silence @repjohnlewis over the years. All have failed.

    6:48 AM - 14 Jan 2017

  49. Anonymous4:04 PM

    Chuck Schumer ✔ @SenSchumer

    As we honor MLK, I'll always stand by my friend, American hero @repjohnlewis. We'll lock arms & resist any effort to roll back civil rights.

    9:32 AM - 14 Jan 2017

  50. Anonymous4:05 PM

    Cornell Wm. Brooks ✔ @CornellWBrooks

    By disrespecting @repjohnlewis, @realDonaldTrump dishonored Lewis' sacrifice & demeaned the Americans & rights, he nearly died 4. Apologize.

    12:24 PM - 14 Jan 2017 · Virginia, USA

  51. Anonymous4:22 PM

    Where's Sarah Palin's tweet scolding Trump for disrespecting America's Civil Rights Leader?

    Instead Cochina wants the BEEF

    Sarah didn't tweet where's the BEEF when she was in her sister's college dorm room.


    Sarah Palin
    Twitter › SarahPalinUSA

    Where's the beef?

    8 hours ago - Twitter

    1. Anonymous4:29 PM

      I don't get how it relates to a college dorm room?

    2. Anonymous4:35 PM


  52. Anonymous4:33 PM

    Barstool knows where's the beef. He broke off the engagement twice and married a hottie.

  53. Anonymous4:41 PM

    Little donnie really stepped in it again.

    Can't wait to see what he says for MLK day,will he write MLK got himself assassinated, anyone that get himself assassinated is a loser.

  54. Anonymous1:44 AM

    Trump will be going to the National Museum of African American History and Culture on Martin Luther King Day. Don't know if he'll dare show his face at the ceremony.

    Our great current president suggested that he go to the museum. BO suggested it back in September when Trump said that now is the worst time ever ever ever to be black in America. BO said that even an eight-year-old would know this is not true.

    Well, Trump will see pictures of John Lewis in the museum. Wonder if that will change his mind on anything.

    Let's time how long he stays in the museum.

    Good shortish article with its comment on Trump not understanding at all what MLK was about.

  55. What many people fail to remember or know is that the simple acts taken for granted by most Americans were a never ending source of humiliation, belittlement, and harassment. Yes, today it may be easy to eat at a restaurant and to be treated in a decent, respectful manner. But 50 years ago, African Americans would have to go to a separate window or the back door. It's easy today to shop at Target or Walmart or JC Penney but 50 years ago in the stores that deigned to serve them, African Americans had to be waited on last. Who was instrumental in compelling these dramatic changes? Among others, namely, JOHN LEWIS.


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