· Dec 6, 2016 at 9:04 am
Mr. Trump lacks the foreign policy experience and demeanor needed to be commander in chief. During the campaign more than 50 Republican former national security officials and foreign policy experts co-signed a letter opposing him. In their words, “he would be a dangerous president.” During the campaign Mr. Trump even said Russia should hack Hillary Clinton’s emails. This encouragement of an illegal act has troubled many members of Congress and troubles me.
· Dec 4, 2016 at 10:02 pm
Other than thermonuclear war, virtually every competent scientist in the world believes that the biggest threat to human survival is global warming. Donald Trump doesn’t believe global warming exists. Members of his own party have said that his ignorant insistence of this, despite the facts, should disqualify him from the Presidency. They are right. Actions must be taken, and incredibly swiftly, to address global warming or we will reach a point of no return. But the head of Trump’s EPA transition team (himself a global warming denier) consistently fights to roll back crucial stopgap measures already underway.
Fortunately, resources exist to help us, right now. www.asktheelectors.org is a simple tool to reach out to electors directly — use it to voice your concerns, and offer your support and thanks for their conscientious votes for Hillary Clinton. Sign a petition at Change.org, and share it on social media. Join in any public protest. And take every opportunity to speak honestly and earnestly to friends, family, neighbors, and coworkers, urging them all to join you in the fight for our shared future. If you are a Democrat, remind your Republican friends that if Trump had run as a Democrat — something he could have chosen to do - you’d be making the same argument. This isn’t about party. It’s about survival.
· Nov 11, 2016 at 6:31 am
George W. Bush was another President partial to bombast and we survived him. Trump might be a nightmare but maybe the instincts of the electorate are correct and we need someone to do a cannonball in the pool, getting everyone wet. In the long run he’ll get very little done because he doesn’t know how government really operates and his helpers aren’t that helpful. It’s in the short run that he’ll really shake things up, not by doing anything, but through people imagining what he might do. Imagination tends to be worse than reality.
· Nov 10, 2016 at 8:54 am
Wikileaks has a 10-year record of never releasing a single falsified document, and is not connected to Russia. Everything they released were the actual e-mails of Hillary Clinton and her campaign staff. You had the opportunity to look through a window into the Hillary Clinton campaign, but you didn’t.
By ignoring the leaks, you ignored reality.
By not listening to your fellow Americans, and accusing them of being “conspiracy theorists” and trusting the corporate media, you ignored reality. By only following other liberals on social media, and only reading liberal or corporate news, once again ignoring reality. When Hillary Clinton was caught rigging the primary against Bernie Sanders, and Democrats nominated her anyway they ignored reality.
A friend sent the above to me last night. Below is how I replied to her message.
That’s a good read. I was telling Maggie earlier that Hillary shouldn’t have even been the nominee.
Our country is so fucked up that often times it feels pointless. But I just try to be the best me I can for Maggie’s sake. Her generation will be so much better than ours.
· Nov 9, 2016 at 8:09 pm
Me: Maybe Trump will rise to the challenge of becoming president now that enough people believe in him. People can change for the better. I mean I haven’t stolen a wheelchair since I was 19.
Maggie: Wait, you were 19? Sometimes you think you know your parents.
#politics #rebellion #maggie #election2016
· Nov 9, 2016 at 8:55 am
I’m not a politician so I don’t play politics from the couch. We elect politicians so they can handle that stuff, just like judges or mayors, etc. I’m not a doctor so I don’t pretend to practice medicine kinda thing.
What I do know and make decisions on is who people are, what public image they present.
My point is… Politics aside, Trump is no one I could ever admire for simply being a good person. He’s a horrible person. He regularly says mean spirited things.
Those who voted for Trump should be ashamed of themselves. He publicly made fun of someone with disabilities — that’s not even a joke I would make in private and I make some pretty bad jokes.
And this Trump offense is one of literally hundreds. Regardless of where he stands on global warming or immigration, he lacks fundamental compassion.
Electing (let alone supporting) someone without basic human decency is pathetic. You’ve just said that who Trump is as a person is okay.