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Anti-Trumpers: If you were with her, don't despair

Updated on November 16, 2016

I was with HER!

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It was a shocker for this Democrat!

The 2016 Presidential Election stopped we Democrats in our tracks.

Granted, we knew thus wouldn't be a slam dunk We knew that Trump was expert at bullying and exaggeration and the polls weren't as strong as we would have hoped for. BUT, Hillary was super qualified and Trump was, well, NOT. In spite of all the trash talk about her emails, Bengazi, and the Clinton Global Initiative...we believed the American people were smart enough to realize that her negatives were nothing compared to HIS!

Wrong! Watching CNN on election night I became parylzed as, one by one, each Blue state (previously considered safe wins for Hillary) turned Red, I felt my heart sinking into my stomach. When it was obvious that Clinton had no pathway to the White House, I went from dread to complete disbelief.. Donald Trump will be our next President. O.M.G!

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Week 1 after the election

I think I slipped into political insanity for about a week. It wasn't really because Hillary lost but because Trump won. I couldn't sleep. I was unfriending Facebook friends at a record clip. I was screaming the "F" word at the TV. I was talking to myself all the time, babblping as I worked around the house or garden, "He's such an idiot. He's such a jerk! How could any sane person have voted for that misogynistic, racist, sexual predator??"

Take a break, relax

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Relax, my Democratic friends

Eventually, I began to see the silver lining. As unbelievable to a liberal as it sounds, there will be good things about the Republicans taking over Washington.

I'm not talking about the fact that it will be easy for them to pass a conservative agenda in an all Republican Congress. We may have to say goodbye Obamacare, goodbye Planned Parenthood, hello tax reductions for the rich, hello expansion of gun rights. I'm not talking about the possible repercussions of appointing more conservative judges to the Supreme Court and overturning Roe v. Wade. I'm not talking about Trump's crazy talk of re-implementing enhanced interrogations and pulling out of NATO. Those and many more possibilities still scare me to death.

But, the election is over, and we will soon be immersed in a new Trump reality world, whether we like it or not. In spite of that, I'm coming out of my funk and I'm starting to realize a few things:

  • "They" are now in charge and have no excuse for not making things happen that they claim will bring prosperity to our country. They have a Republican in the Oval Office and a majority in the House and Senate. No more blaming President Obama for everything! We can go on vacation and see if they have everything fixed when we get back!
  • I enjoy seeing that "Deer in the Headlights" look on the Donald's face. Like on 60 Minutes the other night, or after his initial White House meeting with President Obama. I think he was slapped in the face over the truth of how hard this new job of his was going to be and was starting to feel respect for Obama, and all of the other "really, really stupid people who run this country."
  • This new reality, may be a good show to watch. There are cabinet positions and thousands of key Washington jobs that Trump has to fill. He's made lots of enemies during the campaign and many politicians don't want to work with him. And his promise to "Drain the Swamp" may turn into "Well, there are a few reptilian lobbyists we might keep around."
  • The irony of Trump's accusation of Clinton's "Pay to Play" which was connected to the Clinton Global Initiative, as compared to his current dilemma over how to handle his own global conflicts of interest Is striking. He says he will be turning over the management of his businesses to his children, but originally wanted to involve some of them in his administration. No conflict there, right?
  • He has a multitude of legal battles pending in the courts, including his alleged participation in the rape of a 13-year old girl and his Trump University scam.
  • Trump's business brand is tarnished. The Trump name was recently taken down from several luxury Manhattan apartment buildings because of resident's demands.
  • it's been reported that Trump doesn't want to live full time in the White House; that he wants to spend some of his week at Mar-a-lago. The cost of the secret service covering this will be a waste of tax dollars. We can complain.
  • He's back-peddling on many of his campaign promises already. His huge wall with that big, beautiful door is turning into a part wall/part chain-link fence. He says he will keep some of the good parts of Obama, i.e. all of them most likely since he didn't understand it in the first place. He doesn't want to "hurt them" (the Clintons) so the talk of investigating Hillary again over her email "scandal" has run head-on into the fact she has already been cleared of any wrong-doing. His deportation plan is changing shades.
  • He knows his real estate, but his political ineptness is going to show.
  • He could get impeached if he oversteps his authority.
  • His plane might fly into the Bermuda Triangle.


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Go U.S.A!

Don't get me wrong, I love this country and don't want it to fail. I just hope that our forefathers put enough checks and balances in place that no one man can take us down.

It's no secret to anyone that I don't like Trump and I don't respect him. To me, he is that nasty, mean bully kid who grew up to be a mean, nasty, bullying old man. He's a thin-skinned, know-it-all, egotistical fill-in-your-own-word, and I'm not sure I can ever say the words, President Trump.

For those of you who voted for him....I don't think you are all clones of Trump. I don't think you are all racists and hateful people. I think either you were conned or just wanted change and to shake up Washington. Trump won fair and square, and I believe in our election process (except for the electoral college which is a stupid system... but that is another subject for another time). However, elections have consequences and you get what you voted for.

For the rest of us, (which turns out to be the true majority), we have a right to be upset if he embarrasses our country, gloat periodically when he deserves it, and vote him out in four years if he doesn't get impeached before that time comes. Until then, Trumpers will have to put up with us reminding them what a mistake electing him was. Likewise, we Democrats need to put pressure on our party leaders to determine what went wrong, and we can never let something like this happen again!


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    • Oztinato profile image

      Andrew Petrou 

      24 months ago from Brisbane

      Jack, Jack, Jack,

      Look at the statistics that have come out. "It's about race".

      I'm reminded of Abe Lincolns famous quote :"You can fool all of the people some of the time, and Some of the People all of the time.....but you can't fool All of the people all of the time!"

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      Jack Lee 

      24 months ago from Yorktown NY

      You missed the whole election cycle by focusing on Trump. The bigger story is the Republican majority in Washington, in State governorships and state legislatures. How do you explain all that? You can't blame it on Trump voters...

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      Andrew Petrou 

      24 months ago from Brisbane

      Every facist box has been ticked by Donald. Nepotism, ultra conservatism, cronyism etc. Fascists always get control of police and spy agencies. This is the first USA election I can recall where the FBI helped a candidate. If the electoral college trys to to stop this farce, bullets will fly. Left wingers carry placards but ultra conservatives carry rifles.

      It's that bad.

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      Sanxuary 

      24 months ago

      We are definitely going to find out if our government does its job. If they can spend 2 years investigating Jimmy Carters peanut farm and then his brother Billy when all of this was put in a blind trust. If they can waste 6 to 8 million dollars and never find anything they are going to have to raise taxes just to get started with Trump. You mentioned the Republicans would have to take all the blame on future failed policies with all this power. They have never accepted responsibility for anything and I hear nothing but bold lies on thing such as the economy and the Gulf Wars. Benghazi is what in comparison to those two topics alone? We are going to look like the race wars and protest at the height of the Vietnam war here soon. For all those who voted Trump have advocated violence and that violence will soon be with us everyday I am fairly certain. 47 percent never voted. They did not when the popular vote and that leaves them with around 26 percent of the population. Power is one thing but he could easily anger twice as many people who voted for him. Ruthlessness is all that won in this election and we should be concerned because its going to get even more ruthless. The core of America is angry about the same things regardless of politics. The lack of truth however clouds their judgements. Accepting lies has empowered more people in this election then truth. In the coming days we are about to learn the truth of these lies and find out if Nero burns Rome again.

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