I keep getting told that I need to accept the results of the election because Hillary was fatally flawed, unpopular, and out of touch with Americans.
Yeah. The fatally flawed candidate who got nearly three million more votes than Trump did. The unpopular and out-of-touch candidate that it took the RNC, the FBI, Wikileaks, and Russia to beat – just barely.
Bullshit. Let’s get one thing straight. Hillary did not lose this election. It was taken from her.
Between oppressive voter ID laws (in response to-non existent “voter fraud”), fake news, right-wing extremist thug tactics, gerrymandered election districts, polling place closings, restrictions on voting hours, a decision by GOP leadership to cover up the espionage pre-election, and – YES – sabotage by Russia, the election was taken away by the party that has shown us over and over again that it CAN’T WIN A FAIR FIGHT.
If I were a Republican, I’d hang my head over a “win” like this. As George Takai famously put it: if there’s interference, you don’t count the touchdown.
Any Trump voter who sees nothing wrong with Russian interference and GOP cover-up – after losing your mind over emails and Benghazi – you’re a hypocrite.
Our Constitution does not allow for a do over. And Trump won’t quit, though I bet he wants to. Either the Electors need to grow spines and do the right thing, or the House Democrats need to draw up Articles of Impeachment to deliver ten minutes after Trump’s inauguration.
This isn’t a Republican or Democrat issue. There’s no sides on this except patriots and traitors. Choose a side. Choose wisely.
I’ve been scratching my head for about a week now wondering where is the explosion of outrage against a candidate who promised them the moon, sun, and stars.
Thoughtful voters who believed they were backing a candidate of integrity, who’s not “just another career politician,” should be livid about this.
Guess what? They’re not. They don’t give a fat rat’s ass. So what are they getting for their loyalty?
Cover. They get cover for their once-again legitimized bigotry, racism, misogyny, homophobia, and xenophobia. Nothing else matters to them, apparently – they just want agency to insult and demean people not like themselves.
They never ever believed he’ll deliver what he promised. They don’t give two shits if he does. They got what they crave: permission to be assholes.
Courtesy of my friend Melissa.
“In a moment of exhaustion and despair last night, I wrote this on my Facebook page: “If you voted for Trump, unfriend me now. And fuck you.”
I regretted posting that – it was the wrong thing to say – and changed it after a couple friends spoke reason to me. I also had a few Trump-supporting friends express shock and outrage that I would say such a thing.
People who voted for Donald Trump were offended.
“People telling us to calm down don’t understand why we’re worked up.
But the reason we’re worked up is because we woke up in a country that openly endorsed bigotry. Lots of our fellow citizens are soon going to be less free. In the United States. In 2016.”
“We all like to be liked. In the past I’ve had the gentle conversations because I wanted the other person to like me at the end, to respect me. Which meant allowing them to walk away feeling good about it.
But this is a copout.
There is no reason for Trump supporters to care. Unless we make their ignorance uncomfortable.”
My brother Mike just came up with the perfect description of Trump supporters:
“They act like they’ve been forced to hold back their bigoted opinions like a fart in an elevator. And now, Trump lets them let it all loose.”
And my response:
“Look, I been holdin’ this in for eight long years. And now – ya’ll better brace yerselves.”
“I love Canada. I’m very popular there, believe me. The people love me. They welcome me into their igloos. And we share glasses of maple syrup. It’s excellent. It’s the best. But, folks, they have a country full of foreigners right in the middle. They all speak French, you have no idea what they’re saying. Although I’m sure many of them are good people, I think they should build a wall around it, just until they know what the hell is going on. I look forward to meeting with their new President, Justin Bieber.”
You can go by foot.
You can go by cow.
Donald J. Trump, will you please go now!
You can go on skates.
You can go on skis.
You can go in a hat.
But please go.
I don’t care.
You can go by bike.
You can go by Trump Airlines if you like.
If you like you can go in an old blue shoe.
Just go, go, GO!
Please do, do, DO!
Donald J. Trump, I don’t care how.
Donald J. Trump, will you please GO NOW!
You can go by balloon……or zeppelin.
OR You can go by camel with a Muslim guide.
You can go by school bus……or jet.
I don’t care how you go.
Get a witches’ broom.
You can go with a……………..BOOM!
Donald, Donald, Donald!
Will you leave this room!
Donald J. Trump!
I don’t care HOW.
Donald J. Trump!
Will you please GO NOW!
I said GO and GO I prayed….
The time had come.
Q: Name a snoozer, a boozer, and a loser.