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Sat Jun 29, 2019, 08:36 AM

Found on Facebook (Not a meme): Open Letter to My Trump Supporting Family

[link:http://mydaughtersarmy.org/open-letter-to-my-trump-supporting-family/?fbclid=IwAR3ay5aQevuaNdGT8KTJ2fk9ZXq9Sdm5tv-ylVGjxP8KlnEhJMa06EVo9ag|

A few excerpts, but the whole thing is pretty worthwhile:

On the morning of November 9, 2016, the America I knew and loved died. Or rather, I woke that day to discover that it never really existed in the first place.

Up until November 8, 2016, I genuinely believed that, despite its myriad shortcomings, America was still the country that stood up to bullies. It valued intellect and scientific discovery. Americans may have disagreed on specific policies, but still had faith that public servants genuinely had the countryís best interests at heart. Immigration built this country. And we should always, always protect the innocent and welcome those fleeing poverty, war, or famine with open arms.

But America didnít elect a leader who represents any of those principles. America didnít elect a leader with any principles. And you did that. You can say you held your nose and voted for the ďlesser of two evils,Ē or that you only voted for Trump because you knew heíd further the policies with which you agreed, even if you found him personally detestable. But when you and all of the other Trump voters pulled that lever, you werenít just selecting your preferred presidential candidate. You were selecting what America was. And it is nothing like the America I grew up believing in. To say that your choice and the result it brought about triggered an existential crisis would be an understatement. My whole life, Iíd been an unquestioning, patriotic servant of America because of what Iíd believed it stood for. But in a single night, everything it stood for was revealed as a fraud. Everything I stood for was a fraud.

So now, two and half years into the alternative reality, Iíve come to grips that this isnít some insane nightmare. This is reality. And seeing how Trump supporters (yourselves included) have behaved since then, I really was a fool for ever believing America stood for anything else.

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Response to Bettie (Original post)

Sat Jun 29, 2019, 09:12 AM

1. Turns your stomach to read some of the comments posted

in response to the letter at the link.

The hate--and free expression of it--that has been normalized by Trump is disgusting.

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Response to mnhtnbb (Reply #1)

Sat Jun 29, 2019, 09:27 AM

2. It proves the truth of what the

guy wrote.

Trump people are horrible, their masks have been torn off and they take pride in exposing their real faces. The trick will be remembering what they are once they try to put the masks back on.

I will not forget. I don't think I'll be able to forgive either.

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Response to mnhtnbb (Reply #1)

Sat Jun 29, 2019, 11:46 AM

10. Hateful bullies

Those comments were disgusting, threatening, and insulting. And sooooo ignorant. And the most thin-skinned snowflakes imaginable.

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Response to Bettie (Original post)

Sat Jun 29, 2019, 10:20 AM

3. The coup of 12/12/2000 was that point for me

Probably when we didn't indict Nixon was the real turning point.

My weekly column deals with this subject this week.
http://eureka.news/free-parking-74/

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Response to WhiteTara (Reply #3)

Sat Jun 29, 2019, 11:25 AM

8. sir or mam, i havnt been the same since 2000. when the 2016 got stolen , i cried .

wish we could have convicted nixon.

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Response to AllaN01Bear (Reply #8)

Sat Jun 29, 2019, 12:39 PM

12. I couldn't cry at first

but about a week later, I couldn't stop.

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Response to WhiteTara (Reply #3)

Sat Jun 29, 2019, 11:51 AM

11. Thank you for the link to your column - well written and complements My Daughter's Army

which is also worth reading in its entirety.

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Response to Bettie (Original post)

Sat Jun 29, 2019, 10:23 AM

4. I no longer speak to the man who was my best friend since 8th grade (I'm 51) and best man at my wedd

He has gone from a conservative to an open racist, although he doesn't concider himself a racist. Then again the doesn't concider Trump a racist either. During the 2016 primaries he supported Ted Cruz and was very critical of Trump when he acted like he didn't know who David Duke was. Now he lives on a steady diet of Kool Aid.

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Response to prodigitalson (Reply #4)

Sat Jun 29, 2019, 10:59 AM

6. It's amazing (in a bad way) what Trump has done to this country, especially to families and other

close relationships. I suppose these people have always had this in them, but in some ways I feel that he has led them astray. He has exploited their weaknesses and turned them to the dark side. It's just really sad.

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Response to smirkymonkey (Reply #6)

Sat Jun 29, 2019, 11:17 AM

7. trump didn't do it. he's just the front man for limbaugh and the few hundred ignorant

racist assholes on 1500 think tank-scripted and coordinated radio stations, with fox doing the cartoon cliff notes. they've been doing the exact same shit, selling the exact same shit, for 30 years to 50 mil a week while the left and dems ignored it. now we're paying the price and the analysts still have no clue.

trump studied talk radio in 2014 to coordinate it all with russian trolls. the kremlin's probably been using talk radio since about 2008, when manafort was mccain's cochair and limbaugh (trump's friend and neighbor) wouldn't support mccain (a disaster) until minutes after mccain announce palin for VP (who was being courted by russian oil and gas oligarchs).

since dems continue to blame social media, economic and astrological cycles, etc for this and ignore talk radio, even tho it would be easy to destroy, our only hope is probably when the country finds out from mueller that one of the investigations barr killed was about russian use of talk radio.

but dems won't ask!

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Response to certainot (Reply #7)

Sat Jun 29, 2019, 11:30 AM

9. we have one of those in our community and they just stank up fm with a new fm assignment.

id like to walk into one of those and take over and show them what real radio is about . the thrumpers wouldnt know how to behave . its too bad that it has come to this situation.

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Response to certainot (Reply #7)

Sun Jun 30, 2019, 10:16 AM

14. YEP

Decades of conservative propaganda created a mass of braindead zombies for 45 to cull.

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Response to Bettie (Original post)

Sat Jun 29, 2019, 10:36 AM

5. Powerful

I hope that family reads this and wakes up to the truth.

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Response to Bettie (Original post)

Sun Jun 30, 2019, 10:12 AM

13. They don't have much of a legitimate leg to stand on, do they.

I guess itís appropriate, though. For an ILLEGITIMATE so-called pResident.

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