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Sun May 21, 2017, 09:41 AM

I still can't believe that that asshole is President.

He is a con man, a bigot, a liar, a misogynist, he is owned by Russia and Russian mobsters,
not that bright, a failure in just about every business he was part in and he is bat crap crazy
too.

WTF happened? That election was dirty as hell and both the media and the republicans
know that but stii Trump keeps driving all of us for that cliff. For the love of God can't
something be done?


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Reply I still can't believe that that asshole is President. (Original post)
Botany May 2017 OP
Va Lefty May 2017 #1
Miles Archer May 2017 #2
NRaleighLiberal May 2017 #12
rawhideal May 2017 #22
MichMary May 2017 #26
rawhideal May 2017 #35
Different Drummer May 2017 #29
southerncrone May 2017 #33
True Dough May 2017 #3
Botany May 2017 #14
southerncrone May 2017 #34
calimary May 2017 #21
a kennedy May 2017 #4
Hugin May 2017 #5
CousinIT May 2017 #10
Heartstrings May 2017 #6
Ilsa May 2017 #7
Marthe48 May 2017 #11
Ilsa May 2017 #20
L. Coyote May 2017 #8
dchill May 2017 #9
Bernardo de La Paz May 2017 #13
ailsagirl May 2017 #15
Laura PourMeADrink May 2017 #16
INdemo May 2017 #17
Scarsdale May 2017 #18
smirkymonkey May 2017 #19
StevieM May 2017 #23
spooky3 May 2017 #25
spooky3 May 2017 #24
J_William_Ryan May 2017 #27
Guilded Lilly May 2017 #28
kairos12 May 2017 #30
onecent May 2017 #31
jimlup May 2017 #32
colsohlibgal May 2017 #36

Response to Botany (Original post)

Sun May 21, 2017, 09:43 AM

1. I've been trying to figure that out for the last 6 months

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Sun May 21, 2017, 09:51 AM

2. Fox News happened.

Folks on DU may be getting sick of hearing about my sister, but she's a real-life case study of a rabid, dyed-in-the-wool, red hat-owning Trump supporter.

Much of that happened because she has one news source, Fox News.

She's also something of an intolerant bigot, so the idea of a big, beautiful wall that Mexico would pay for was pure catnip.

I lived in California for four decades. Since 2012 I have lived in Nevada, Texas, Colorado, and now South Carolina.

You SEE things when you get outside of California. A lot of things you would rather not see.

If you asked me "WTF happened" while I was still in California, my response would be "Yeah...WTF DID happen?"

But typing this response to you in South Carolina, my response is "most of my neighbors voted for Trump."

I can't explain how the disenfranchised and working poor felt that giving a prick like Paul Ryan the keys to the kingdom would improve their lot in life, other than the fact that Fox News told them it would.

I look at my sister and I look at my fellow South Carolinians and say "THEY made it happen."

But hey...it's all just locker room talk, right?

SMH.

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Response to Miles Archer (Reply #2)

Sun May 21, 2017, 11:04 AM

12. ...and AM hate radio

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Response to Miles Archer (Reply #2)

Sun May 21, 2017, 12:13 PM

22. Down Here

Fox news is what people watch down here in Alabama. Thats why there so stupid. You cant go to a McDonald's doctors, etc without that stuff on whats it going to take i just don't know.

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Response to rawhideal (Reply #22)

Sun May 21, 2017, 12:50 PM

26. A little advice

If you are going to call people "stupid," at least make sure you get "their/there/they're" right.

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Response to MichMary (Reply #26)

Sun May 21, 2017, 04:31 PM

35. Advice

Maybe you can come down and give us all a little advice

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Response to rawhideal (Reply #22)

Sun May 21, 2017, 02:10 PM

29. Unless and until the GOP stops being the party of flag/guns/Bible, there is little to no hope. n/t

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Response to rawhideal (Reply #22)

Sun May 21, 2017, 03:03 PM

33. Same in TN. Whenever I am able, I change the channel in these public places. Sometimes I get away

w/it. All those NY media moguls have played the Rubes to the hilt. We are so far down the rabbit hole, I can hardly see daylight here in The South. Until we can age past the "Christian", racist, Norquist tax crowd, I don't see much hope. They have managed to keep all the Confederate mindsets in place for over 150 yrs. Life is slow here, so is change...

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Sun May 21, 2017, 10:11 AM

3. I still have those moments as well, Bontany

I'll see a clip of Drumpf on the news or catch part of an addressing he's giving on TV and I just shake my head. Celebrity? Sure, I get it. His brash personality and his wealth mean he's likely to be a prominent figure and The Apprentice/Celebrity Apprentice were actually good outlets for showcasing his entertainment value.

But leader of the free world? OMG, it's challenging to think of a worse fit!

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Response to True Dough (Reply #3)

Sun May 21, 2017, 11:09 AM

14. I turned off MSNBC this AM because they were covering Trump and Saudi Arabia non stop

And I didn't hear one person point out the irony of Trum talking sbout stopping
terrorism to the country that funds and spreads it world wide in part by exporting
Wahhabism and the maddrassas.

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Response to Botany (Reply #14)

Sun May 21, 2017, 03:20 PM

34. With the exception of TRMS & Lawrence O'D, MSNBC has quickly become Faux 2.0.

Began noticing it during the election lead-up. Became more obvious recently w/the flap over Lawrence O'D possibly not having his contract renewed. Have begun watching CNN except for TRMS & O'D.

Looks like THIS happened & everything changed when Andrew Lack took the reigns:
http://washingtonmonthly.com/2017/05/13/andrew-lack-way-off-track-loves-himself-some-right-wing-hacks/

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Response to True Dough (Reply #3)

Sun May 21, 2017, 12:06 PM

21. More like misleader of the free world.

And it's a damn shame so many have bought into this shit.

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Sun May 21, 2017, 10:12 AM

4. Ditto, ditto, ditto,.....

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Sun May 21, 2017, 10:19 AM

5. When you consider we live in a society where the highest earning State Official in any of our States

is a Coach... Well, it all becomes clear.

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Response to Hugin (Reply #5)

Sun May 21, 2017, 10:51 AM

10. That's true of quite a few US states. Saw an article not too long ago..

..about the highest paid employee in each state. Most of them were coaches.

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Sun May 21, 2017, 10:25 AM

6. I sometimes feel

like I'm 4 chapters into a new Stephen King best seller! I'm not impressed with the plot line, but can't seem to put it down....and it's killing me!

Help me.......

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Sun May 21, 2017, 10:50 AM

7. IT WAS A LONG CON DEVISED BY PUTIN.

P. saw years ago that dft was a careless, crappy businessman. P sent in that female ex-KGB spy to ingratiate herself into dft's business, introduce him to oligarchs who overpaid for real estate, giving dft the "success" he thought he created. It's been a big suck-up game ever since.

I think dft knows, deep down, what could happen to him or his kids if he doesn't continue to play along. There are plenty of bodies in the ditch along the road he has taken.

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Response to Ilsa (Reply #7)

Sun May 21, 2017, 10:59 AM

11. I doubt trump worries about his kids

he doesn't have loved ones. trump cares about trump, period. That's what makes this all so bad.

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Response to Marthe48 (Reply #11)

Sun May 21, 2017, 11:59 AM

20. I think would do a lot to save Ivanka.

I doubt he would sacrifice his own life for hers, though. I think he'd sacrifice some, but not all wealth.

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Sun May 21, 2017, 10:50 AM

8. The IQ gap.

The US education system need to be refunded.



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Response to Botany (Original post)

Sun May 21, 2017, 10:51 AM

9. K&R.

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Sun May 21, 2017, 11:05 AM

13. Can something be done? Good people are working on it. Also, Resist, Persist, Triumph. . . nt

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Sun May 21, 2017, 11:39 AM

15. I know-- it's absolutely mind blowing

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Sun May 21, 2017, 11:44 AM

16. GOP w/Trump w/surrogates w/Ruskies Successful non-stop smear of Hillary Media Messaging 101

No one on our side could figure out how to stop it. 1/2 GOP who knew better silently went along. Funny how Jeb didn't.

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Sun May 21, 2017, 11:55 AM

17. I will always believe the votes were switched at the ballot box or as the count

total was electronically tallied

If the Congressional Republicans stand by him they too are treasonists.

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Sun May 21, 2017, 11:58 AM

18. As long as a person has

an (R) after their name, ANYTHING goes as we are seeing.

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Sun May 21, 2017, 11:59 AM

19. "For the love of God can't something be done?"

I ask myself this question every day. It's so frustrating to watch this all going on and feel powerless to do anything about it. It's awful to feel so helpless.

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Sun May 21, 2017, 12:23 PM

23. What happened was James Comey. Over and over again. It sickens me that Democrats are forgetting

who this man is and what he did.

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Response to StevieM (Reply #23)

Sun May 21, 2017, 12:31 PM

25. +1

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Sun May 21, 2017, 12:31 PM

24. Totally agree.

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Sun May 21, 2017, 01:17 PM

27. Among the factors which lead to

Trump’s election:

The press failed once again to do its job, seeking to normalize the election and Trump, obsessed with not appearing ‘liberal.’

Trump voters who voted for Trump knowing full-well that he was a con man, incompetent, and unfit to be president, but who voted for him nonetheless as a form of ‘protest’ to exhibit their contempt for a political system they perceived to be ‘broken.’

And of course weak Democrats and Democratic-leaning independents who stayed home refusing to vote.

Needless to say there are many Trump voters who now have buyers’ remorse, and those who regret having not voted at all.

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Sun May 21, 2017, 02:02 PM

28. Same here. I get through every day, then the nightmare haunts me every night.

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Sun May 21, 2017, 02:11 PM

30. I still want to throw up overtime I hear the word President in front of his name.

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Response to kairos12 (Reply #30)

Sun May 21, 2017, 02:14 PM

31. I do to Kairos12. I always say Bush, but I would LOVE to have Bush back instead

of this human dipshit we have.

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Sun May 21, 2017, 02:49 PM

32. Right there with you....

I know it is something we all are dumbfounded by but it is our reality.

I guess we hang on as best we can and hope for a breakthrough. Perhaps in an unexpected way.

I'm half way to convinced that on 11/9 we entered an alternative reality.

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Sun May 21, 2017, 10:38 PM

36. Ditto

The Electoral College, brainwashed people who have lost their capacity for critical thinking , and Russian interference produced this distressing result. Oh and CrossCheck plus easily hackable voting machines.

The key was about 20% of voters who would vote for Alex Jones if Fox News wanted them to, they are hopeless and not worth the effort.

If we get past this, and Dems ever control it all again, they need to institute reliable foolproof voting procedures monitored by the Swiss or another neutral observer....and jettison the Electoral College. That should keep any other Trump like bozo out of the White House.

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