Charges of election rigging, infiltration by the "Russians," troves of e-mail leaks, inflammatory rhetoric from both parties, and outright fraud are all topics making headlines. Add in the real violence we're seeing; violence that includes destruction of campaigning materials, graffiti, and several fire-bombings. It's become something different than a "normal" American election cycle. With so much corruption exposed from the Washington insider community, those of us on the outside are forced to ask ourselves and our future new leaders, if it's possible to go back to what we knew beforehand.
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Will a squeaky clean candidate matter if partisanship continues to be the primary focus? The two party system by default doesn't leave room for important qualities like honesty and integrity.
Not sure CJ is the one to ask Ralph, he continuously said Trump didn't have a chance. His reasoning always illogical.
Still, every question deserves a fair analysis
CJ, it can get much worse. Trump has taught future candidates that the path to the White House requires taking the low road.
Democracy in the U.S. is declining fast. The future belongs to billionaire presidents and their propaganda machines.
It's not so bad right now. We have a fantastic President elect and in 2024 maybe one of Trumps sons could run.
This country seems to be going towards a downfall in regards to integrity, as far as I'm concerned. The quality of this country, I believe depends upon the leadership, in which, we the people of this great nation chooses to elect for this role.
How much worse can it get?CJ is as wrong as he was predictingTrump a loser.Read what a guy who predicted the election& the aftermath is predicting http://www.naturalnews.com/056068_predictions_hist...
Trump will restore integrity to DC
I guess since its not a legal requirement then you're probably right. Good observation.
Who cares, they file an extensive financial disclosure, 92 pages in his case crammed with detailing assets, income sources and positions held. If there is something illegal about any taxes we'd know it,otherwise just political hack hunt.
we all know the left wanted Trump's tax returns to dispute his net worth
There is such a thing as an ethical obligation. We now have even less reason to trust our so-called leaders and future dictators.
Scott.....My friend, is that even possible?? LESS reason to trust "our so-called leaders?" Gosh, I've hit rock bottom in the trust dept. I envy you if you can still hang in there! Peace, Paula
I didn't vote for DT, but I don't fault him for not paying taxes he didn't owe. The loopholes are legal. Would any of us give up our mortgage interest as a tax credit? In that regard he was smart. But legal loopholes for the rich need to be closed.
Some students are don't like trump as president
Scott,as always is pre-judging.Ethical governing of the country can only be judged after Trump takes the presidency and his performance in delivering his promises and ethical behavior in doing his job is evaluated.Scott is prejudiced
I think everyone agrees that there's a cabal organizing to take down Trump. You can read about it here: www.dailystormer.com
Polling shows Comey and his remarks meant little in the swing states - Hillary counted on them and Trump caught her napping
Yes but wikileaks has made the contribution of exposing corruption in media and political machines and politicians in power...This use to be the primary job of a free media - "freedom of the press". They have been discredited and it is a good thing.
This election revealed out new media is as biased as old media. WikiLeaks Makes DNC Look Bad - Banned on Facebook and Shadowbanned on Twitter
Apple, Twitter, Google, Instagram collude to defeat Trump
Media is sickening - now they're going on about how 'they didn't realize how angry people were' to provoke them the way they did. Idiots. Jack, yer way to hung up on wikileaks. I can relate to this answer: we're not doomed & realization = change.
Yes, the new media creates challenges for the average person. Who or what are we suppose to believe? I still prefer the old days when journalist did their job and they left their bias at the door. Wikileaks is not perfect but it serves a purpose.
Your #2 is the absolute truth, the reality, that the Progressive/Left agenda cannot see or refuse to admit, maybe they think that would be akin to saying Capitalism, or earning what you make (IE - work for a living) has value, has meaning.
I see "leaking" information as the new, albeit sensationalist, way of the future news cycle - I expect to see Republican databases hacked subtly in a counter attack someday
Well maybe that will help to make the parties and their candidates more transparent.
Term limits don't end Democrat vote fraud - or the unelected bureaucracy that gives the President massive power to go around Congress discussed in Charles Murray's books.
OK, Tamara, Trump said the election was rigged, now maybe he's proven himself to be correct.
Wikileaks simply proved that people will believe anything they hear -- even from the Russian intelligence services.
Scott, I disagree. Wikileaks did the job that media used to do. If you think the leaks are fake, I like to know the details. The hacked emails are plain to see. It exposed the raw feelings behind the scene.
Even Hillary Clinton is not stupid enough to deny the authenticity of the leaked emails.
I think this past election if anything taught us that the major media outlet should be suspect as to the information they relay to the TV viewers. I would hope that this will changed for the future presidential election cycles.
I think we need to start distinguishing very clearly between fear and hatred. I think fear was more of a driving force than hatred.
I didn't vote for HRC or DT. She has too much baggage. He has too little discipline. Hillary voters respond with anger rising from fear for America's future. The anger needs to be positively directed. We are all changing. We need to guide the change.
Snowflakes have never been taught how to lose - maybe if we passed out participation ribbons at the protests everyone would go home.
Very open-minded approach Janice. I think that Congress is just starting to realize how much power they ceded to the Oval Office under President Obama - now that power is scaring them and the rest of America - my question is why now?
Missy, your views are the results of what you've been fed by the media. In times like this, my advice is to step back, and assess what just happened. One way Is to list on paper what you believe to be true and what is "real". Then ? Your sources.
Missy - nice speech. Enjoy that Revolution you're working on. You'll likely have to hunt hard for help since under President Trump, everyone will be working again and wont have time to complain about how great things are.
Thanks for weighing in, but I strongly disagree with your statement. America will change a lot once we have a businessman in office - not because it's Trump, but because business people are hardwired to fix problems, not kick them down the road
Absolutely, Ralph. We need to make sure ALL Americans are doing well, not just the city folk. We need to focus more attention on rural America and get those coal and blue collar jobs back from foreigners.
Really, is that still all you liberals can do, call people who disagree with you racists, homophobes, sexists, basket of deplorables? That's one of the biggest reasons you lost the election, people are sick of your now transparent tactics.
Clive, this is a very offensive, divisive and insulting comment.
Identity politics - the last remaining fortress of liberal politics. It's no wonder America chose something different.
Too bad, Clive! White Americans have been getting screwed for the past 50 years and it's about time to level the playing field, wipe out the globalists, and make America great again. You need to read The Daily Stormer.
Term limits plus other guidelines would work better - such as once you hold public office, you can never become a lobbyist, or putting term limits on judges also
Term limits don't affect liberals having illegal aliens vote, multiple voting proven via Project Veritas, mailing in ballot and voting in person instructions provided by Democrats.
Oh, Tamara, it is narrow-minded people like you who will keep this country down. Ralph, I've never liked term limits, but I'm beginning to change my mind. I would like to see some of the do-nothings in DC replaced.
I agree with Mike, mostly! I can't believe it. Money is definitely the problem. Not sure term limits would help. Trump won, in part, because people think he's immune to financial influence. But look at who he's taking with him - same old, same old.
Money has a profoundly minuscule impact on the outcome of elections, the fact that the Clinton campaign actually had more money than Trump proves that. Award winning economist Steven Levitt actually has some very interesting research on this topic.
Hillary had twice as much money as Trump's campaign and lost the election. I would normally have agreed with your statement that money is the deciding factor but that has now been debunked. It turns out the message and will of the people wins out.
The will of the people? You've got to be kidding. Until money is controlled in politics, we will never get a candidate who isn't a millionaire/billionaire or influenced/controlled by the same.
Some say Trump's masterful control of the media was the difference - his content was so good that they couldn't avoid reporting on it, thus giving him tons of free airtime
Mike- Unfortunately what you're suggesting is the type campaign finance reform that chuck Schumer was for. This results in reelecting incumbents in record number because the resources of there office give them a huge edge.
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"He brought out the worst in America - racism, ethnocentrism, vulgarity, gender discrimination" to some degree, but the media inflamed, magnified, outright lied to make him into a horrible, evil, embodiment of people's fears.
You should do yourself a favour and read a book John Kennedy suggested every American should read. It is called The Ugly American.' Trump embodies all of that and more.
Profiles in Courage, written by JFK is better reading. The Ugly American was Clinton more than Trump. The Personality profiles of Clinton and Trump were similar in many ways, but she was the more dangerous, even evil, of the two.
Ken...."AMEN." Sometimes one simple word sums up my support. This is one of those times. Well said, my friend. (Evil with a true vengeance) Hopefully we have cut the head of the snake. Peace, Paula
No, no, no, Ken. The media didn't have to inflame that man. How can you say that, we all watched him blow up time and time again. Not media edited - LIVE TV! Lol... And Paula you have just simply disappointed me over and over. Just sad!
Ken, if you look at the tweets Trump wrote himself you do not need to read a newspaper to understand that Trump is indeed a racist, lies, is vulgar and a sexist.
Only people who hate Trump see it as the lesser of two evils - over 60 million people voted to change Washington. Please tell us more on how the voting system is corrupt - the candidates were running to win Electoral votes, it wasn't a secret.
I think many did view it as lesser of two evils. Post election, many are getting excited to see Trump sworn in and start tackling the issues. There is an energy that I haven't seen since early 80s. Minds are changing. Trump is a man of action.
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So you think Hillary would be any better a choice? The sad story would have been if there was no other choice but Hillary like she rigged the system against Bernie Sanders, this election is her just deserts via the People.
Good grief! If she was so excellent at rigging the system, don't you think she would be the President?? He did not win by popular (peoples) votes, so I'm sure she could have rigged the electoral college way of voting. It's a set up system. Lol.
DTMB Can't imagine how much louder, bolder or more clear the Debbie Wasserman Schultz shameful exit could have been, in order 4 the anesthetized to have noticed? Do U have a theory? Be nice 2 know 4 future reference. Back 2 the WH.
Missy - there are 7 million absentee votes not even counted, most in states Trump won. The "popular vote victory" theory falls flat. Hillary lost because she is morally corrupt
You can believe what you want Ralph. I don't choose to believe that at all. The numbers have been posted over and over. The protests around the country tells me they're right, and you poor souls are lost to believe your own single-minded hype. Fact.
It makes no difference anyway - both Hillary and President Trump knew the rules of the game per se. Hillary won CA by 2.5 millions votes - her over confidence in thinking she would be handed the election did her in.
Or just maybe people will see that America can be a better place once we relieve Washington of all the stagnant water (drain the swamp)
Ralph, what do you think of the appointments so far? Does this go against draining the swamp. These are all insiders. I must say, I do like the choices so far. But I have reservations about Romney. If he doesn't get SOS, his political career is over.
Couldn't agree more and I like your definition of those so-called reporters
Hillary won't be running in 2020 - she's lost twice already and her health won't allow it