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2016 Postmortem

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cally

(21,609 posts)
Mon Nov 7, 2016, 01:00 PM Nov 2016

A Trump supporter went after me unexpectedly [View all]

I was canvassing in Orlando, Fl. I have walked many precincts in many, many elections. Often, a neighbor will come up to me and ask why I am there. Several times, someone tells me they support the Republican and we go and we leave on decent terms.

NOT THIS TIME!!! Someone came up to me and when I said I was supporting Hillary, she went off on me. Absolute rage and hatred on her face! I have never had a stranger, possibly anyone, show such hatred and rage towards me. I am embarrassed to say that I responded and yelled back until I remembered that the best strategy is to walk away. Although, I did shout down the stairs when I heard her swearing at me.

This election is unlike anything I have ever seen in this country. Trump and the other Republicans have spent decades stirring up this rage. I'm scared for our country.

I continued GOTV because we need to win this!! I refuse to let hatred win.

I then went to see Obama the next day. That was a love fest with smiling, friendly, dancing supporters. Love trumps Hate.

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Thank God you did the right thing meow2u3 Nov 2016 #1
Hate can be infectious. madaboutharry Nov 2016 #2
Wow, cally.. I'm really sorry you had to have that experience Cha Nov 2016 #3
It was a middle aged white woman cally Nov 2016 #9
How does that happen? What could possibly be in it for them? smirkymonkey Nov 2016 #10
It come from Andy823 Nov 2016 #22
Empowered by mob mentality displacedtexan Nov 2016 #30
I bet! She had no business getting all up in yours. Cha Nov 2016 #11
My cell phone video is so always ready. JonathanRackham Nov 2016 #5
Thats why i canvass in pairs. drray23 Nov 2016 #6
DEPLORABLE! Motley13 Nov 2016 #7
Two confronted me about leftynyc Nov 2016 #12
How is it "unexpected?" Daemonaquila Nov 2016 #13
Glad you're okay, you brave person you. Nt retrowire Nov 2016 #14
he and social media heaven05 Nov 2016 #15
Good on you for canvassing treestar Nov 2016 #16
I Got That During The Primary - otohara Nov 2016 #17
Last week, a distant relative went ballistic on my Facebook page. hamsterjill Nov 2016 #27
The fact that many on the right are vicious tells me they're operating on emotion stemming manicraven Nov 2016 #18
Thank you for your hard work, BlueProgressive Nov 2016 #19
My wife's uncle told me he would "fucking kill me" if I didn't take the Hillary stickers of my car. Still In Wisconsin Nov 2016 #20
I would have whipped out my cell phone avebury Nov 2016 #21
Be carefull out there... Squaredeal Nov 2016 #23
back in 2008 barbtries Nov 2016 #24
Thank you for your hard work! MontanaMama Nov 2016 #25
Stay safe! tallahasseedem Nov 2016 #28
You don't need to be embarrassed because you yelled back Downtown Hound Nov 2016 #29
Cheeto has really brought out the ugly nature in people kimbutgar Nov 2016 #32
I have no doubt that those bad things will, sooner or later, show up in their smirkymonkey Nov 2016 #33
We have a lot of undiagnosed people with mental health issues kimbutgar Nov 2016 #34
It's hard to remember to do it when it is occurring, but video tape her. AgadorSparticus Nov 2016 #35
I would take out my cell phone and say ThoughtCriminal Nov 2016 #36
First glad you're alright? Divine Discontent Nov 2016 #37
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