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I understand the reasons Trump won. I appreciate the enormous ground-swell of demand for change from the status quo in D.C.
I too want change. I have been vocal for years on how broken our federal government is and the many aspects that need change.
But All change is not good.
THIS change is not change for good.
For me, this sadness and disgust is not about politics, or winning or losing, or Republicans or Democrats, or about the economy or healthcare. It’s about basic decency and humanity, none of which Trump has ever displayed. He has exhibited who he is for 60 years, and that is exactly who he will be until the day he dies, no matter what speeches his handlers put in front of him or how they might try to put lipstick on this Pig.
I know our nation will survive this. We have survived worse. Still, I am appalled that –less than–half of the electorate wanted change so badly they would elect a man that I would:
Never want as a friend, because he is everything I am not,
Never do business with, because I wouldn’t trust him for a nano-second,
Never emulate or hold up as a role-model for our children, because, well, everything about him is the opposite of what we teach our children.
And yet, he is about to lead our nation and be our most important, most visible representative to the world.
This is very, very hard (read “impossible”) to accept.
This note below was sent to me. I don’t know the author. I include it here because it resonates deeply with me.
“I don’t think you understand us right now.
I think you think this is about politics.
I think you believe this is all just sour grapes; the crocodile tears of the losing locker room with the scoreboard going against us at the buzzer.
This is not about losing an election or not winning a contest. This is about two very different ways of seeing the world.
Hillary supporters believe in a diverse America; one where religion or skin color or sexual orientation or place of birth aren’t liabilities or deficiencies or moral defects. Her campaign was one of inclusion and connection and inter-dependency. It was about building bridges and breaking ceilings.
Trump supporters believe in a very selective America; one that is largely white and straight and Christian, and the voting verified this. Donald Trump has never made any assertions otherwise. He ran a campaign of fear and isolation—and that’s the vision of the world those who voted for him have endorsed.
They have aligned with the wall-builder and the professed p*ssy-grabber, regardless of the reasons they give for their vote:
Every horrible thing Donald Trump ever said about women or Muslims or people of color has now been validated.
Every profanity-laced press conference and every call to bully protesters and every ignorant diatribe has been endorsed.
Every piece of anti-LGBTQ legislation Mike Pence has championed has been approved.
Half of our country has declared these things acceptable, noble,American.
This is the disconnect and the source of our grief today.
It isn’t a political defeat that we’re lamenting…it’s a defeat for Humanity.
We’re angry because our candidate’s losing means this country will be less safe, less kind, and less available to a huge segment of its population.
Those who have always felt vulnerable are now left more so. Those whose voices have been silenced will be further quieted.
Those who always felt marginalized will be pushed further to the periphery.
Those things have essentially been campaign promises of Donald Trump, and half of our fellow citizens have said this is what they want too.
This is not about one candidate over the other.
It is not blue vs. red.
It’s not her dishonesty vs. his indecency.
It’s about overt racism and hostility toward minorities.
It’s about religion being weaponized.
It’s about crassness and vulgarity and disregard for women.
It’s about a barricaded, bully nation.
It’s about an unapologetic, open-faced ugliness.
This hatred, fear, racism, bigotry, and intolerance have been amen-ed by our neighbors, our families, our friends, those we work with and worship alongside. That is the most horrific thing of all.
It feels like living in enemy territory being here now, and there’s no way around that. We wake up today in a home we no longer recognize. This may be America today , but it is not the America we believe in or want.
This is not about a difference of political opinion; It’s about a fundamental difference in how we view the worth of all people—not just those who look or talk or think or vote the way we do.
As a nation we had an opportunity to affirm the beauty of our diversity this day, to let everyone know they had a place at the table, to be the beacon of goodness and decency we imagine that we are—and half the voters in our country said “no.”
This is why we grieve.”
Update 9/30/2016 This first debate should be a wake up call for all Americans that the unstable Donald Trump is unprepared to be Commander-in-Chief of this great country. Trump’s ineptitude was on full display around the globe. He has made us a laughing stock. Let’s stop the madness. Enough of your misguided hatred of Hillary Clinton, fueled by the bigoted misogynist Fox News Network. Fox News and Republicans in general have been trying to destroy Hillary and her husband for over 30 years. Their only success, a comprehensive unfair smear campaign that continues today. The catch phrase “Make America Great Again” that Trump lifted from a Ronald Reagan speech, backed up by nothing, should not be the only reason you support this buffoon. Show you have some concern for the future of this country and send Donald Trump back to reality TV. This debate made me realize I’ve taken Obama for granted the last 8 years.
USA Today Says it Best
He is erratic. Trump has been on so many sides of so many issues that attempting to assess his policy positions is like shooting at a moving target. A list prepared byNBC details 124 shifts by Trump on 20 major issues since shortly before he entered the race. He simply spouts slogans and outcomes (he’d replace Obamacare with “something terrific”) without any credible explanations of how he’d achieve them.
He is ill-equipped to be commander in chief. Trump’s foreign policy pronouncements typically range from uninformed to incoherent. It’s not just Democrats who say this. Scores of Republican national security leaders have signed an extraordinary open letter calling Trump’s foreign policy vision “wildly inconsistent and unmoored in principle.” In a Wall Street Journal column this month, Robert Gates, the highly respected former Defense secretary who served presidents of both parties over a half-century, described Trump as “beyond repair.”
He traffics in prejudice. From the very beginning, Trump has built his campaign on appeals to bigotry and xenophobia, whipping up resentment against Mexicans, Muslims and migrants. His proposals for mass deportations and religious tests are unworkable and contrary to America’s ideals.
Trump has stirred racist sentiments in ways that can’t be erased by his belated and clumsy outreach to African Americans. His attacks on an Indiana-born federal judge of Mexican heritage fit “the textbook definition of a racist comment,” according to House Speaker Paul Ryan, the highest-ranking elected official in the Republican Party. And for five years, Trump fanned the absurd “birther” movement that falsely questioned the legitimacy of the nation’s first black president.
His business career is checkered. Trump has built his candidacy on his achievements as a real estate developer and entrepreneur. It’s a shaky scaffold, starting with a 1973 Justice Department suit against Trump and his father for systematically discriminating against blacks in housing rentals. (The Trumps fought the suit but later settled on terms that were viewed as a government victory.) Trump’s companies have had some spectacular financial successes, but this track record is marred by six bankruptcy filings, apparent misuse of the family’s charitable foundation, and allegations by Trump University customers of fraud. A series of investigative articles published by the USA TODAY Network found that Trump has been involved in thousands of lawsuits over the past three decades, including at least 60 that involved small businesses and contract employees who said they were stiffed. So much for being a champion of the little guy.
He isn’t leveling with the American people. Is Trump as rich as he says? No one knows, in part because, alone among major party presidential candidates for the past four decades, he refuses to release his tax returns. Nor do we know whether he has paid his fair share of taxes, or the extent of his foreign financial entanglements.
He speaks recklessly. In the days after the Republican convention, Trump invited Russian hackers to interfere with an American election by releasing Hillary Clinton’s emails, and he raised the prospect of “Second Amendment people” preventing the Democratic nominee from appointing liberal justices. It’s hard to imagine two more irresponsible statements from one presidential candidate.
He has coarsened the national dialogue. Did you ever imagine that a presidential candidate would discuss the size of his genitalia during a nationally televised Republican debate? Neither did we. Did you ever imagine a presidential candidate, one who avoided service in the military, would criticize Gold Star parents who lost a son in Iraq? Neither did we. Did you ever imagine you’d see a presidential candidate mock a disabled reporter? Neither did we. Trump’s inability or unwillingness to ignore criticism raises the specter of a president who, like Richard Nixon, would create enemies’ lists and be consumed with getting even with his critics.
He’s a serial liar. Although polls show that Clinton is considered less honest and trustworthy than Trump, it’s not even a close contest. Trump is in a league of his own when it comes to the quality and quantity of his misstatements. When confronted with a falsehood, such as his assertion that he was always against the Iraq War, Trump’s reaction is to use the Big Lie technique of repeating it so often that people begin to believe it.
We are not unmindful of the issues that Trump’s campaign has exploited: the disappearance of working-class jobs; excessive political correctness; the direction of the Supreme Court; urban unrest and street violence; the rise of the Islamic State terrorist group; gridlock in Washington and the influence of moneyed interests. All are legitimate sources of concern.
Nor does this editorial represent unqualified support for Hillary Clinton, who has her own flaws (though hers are far less likely to threaten national security or lead to a constitutional crisis). The Editorial Board does not have a consensus for a Clinton endorsement.
Some of us look at her command of the issues, resilience and long record of public service — as first lady, U.S. senator and secretary of State — and believe she’d serve the nation ably as its president.
Other board members have serious reservations about Clinton’s sense of entitlement, her lack of candor and her extreme carelessness in handling classified information.
Where does that leave us? Our bottom-line advice for voters is this: Stay true to your convictions. That might mean a vote for Clinton, the most plausible alternative to keep Trump out of the White House. Or it might mean a third-party candidate. Or a write-in. Or a focus on down-ballot candidates who will serve the nation honestly, try to heal its divisions, and work to solve its problems.
Whatever you do, however, resist the siren song of a dangerous demagogue. By all means vote, just not for Donald Trump.
I have had a lifetime of political apathy. That all changed because of Donald Trump, the sexual predator, corrupt, unstable, narcissist, thin-skinned, divisive, racist, bigot, pathological liar, misogynist, xenophobic bloviating demagogue. Put simply for Trump worshipers, Trump is a dick. No I am not the liberal media. I’m a rich white guy that is concerned about the damage Donald Trump could inflict on this great country. I created this website to reach out to those undecided in the upcoming presidential election. This website shines a bright light on the real Donald Trump. I have given up on deprogramming Donald Trump cult members. They seem to not care that Donald Trump is so deeply flawed and believe everything he says even though he is a pathological liar. At some point the Trump worshipers will need to be deprogrammed like any cult member. You can tell a Trump worshiper 25 atrocious things about Trump and their response is “What about Hillary’s emails and did you see her coughing?”. I have decided to never vote for any member of the Republican party, the party that nominated this appalling buffoon and continues to support.
Donald Trump figured out a trick to get this far. He took the Obama birther issue and ran with it knowing this would secure the racists in this country. Yes there is a huge block of racists that could never handle a black man being the President. I became convinced of this when lower to middle class whites declared “No I don’t want affordable health insurance. I’d rather fight against anything our black President proposes.” Trump then strengthened this support by calling Mexicans rapists and calling for a Muslim ban. This easily got him through the primaries. Next by luck his opponent is a woman. With this he locked up the sexiest group who do not think a woman should ever be President. Another group of support comes from delusional people that think that Trump will change their life. He will do that alright after he destroys relations with other countries that have resulted in our cost of living being among the lowest, if not the lowest in the world. When you start paying 30% to 40% more for essentials you will wish you never voted for Trump. The other group Trump secured is the Fox News junkies group. This group can be easily manipulated. They actually believe Fox News is fair and balanced. Fox News helped reinforce the notion that affordable health insurance is a bad thing. Fox News has never given one ounce of credit for anything positive President Obama has accomplished. Instead their first response to anything Obama does is “He should have done something else.” The irony of Fox News is they are supposed to be the network for Republicans, the family values party. Since inception they have been run by Roger Ailes, the scumbag ousted after multiple employee sexual harassment claims. Yeah that is family values alright. I ask those undecided, do you really want to be associated with any of these groups?
This is the last hooray for the racists in this country. The racists are dying off and being replaced by young people tolerant of other races and other lifestyle choices. The joke is on the racists though. They would be electing a phony fraud that is only interested in using them to promote his brand. This was evident when Trump made several campaign stops in Texas, a state that he would easily win without ever showing up in the state. He wants to promote his brand in Texas. Winning the presidency is secondary. Gullible people actually believe he is running for them.
When someone said “The President’s words can move markets” Trump’s brain went into overload. He thought as President he could actually become a billionaire. Only thing to work out is how to take advantage of those moving markets and which cronies to use. Trump would be the most corrupt President ever.
Trump worshipers believe Trump will fix the government. Trump worshipers need to take a civics lesson and learn how the US government functions. Trump said it best “I love the uneducated”. Trump would be the most ineffective President in history. He would be unable to get anything passed because he has alienated a large amount of Republicans and none of the Democrats would ever vote for anything Trump comes up with. People should realize the job of President is not an entry level position and lack of experience is not a good thing. Trump worshipers have been fed a Trump illusion. Trump is a lousy manager but a great salesman. His ability to lie with ease and embellish anything he is selling, including himself, is a great trait for a used car salesman, not President. Remember Trump says his best trait is his temperament, this coming from the most thin-skinned person I have ever witnessed.
Oddly Trump worshipers love Trump because he is not politically correct. He gets a pass to say the most outrageous insensitive things with the goal of getting attention. The guy that fixes my flats at the gas station is also not politically correct but I don’t think he would make a good President even though he has not lied to me. “Oh but Trump is a successful businessman!” No he’s not. He’s been a failure as a businessman but he has been a success as a reality TV game show host. I think just about anyone but a Trump worshiper would make a better president than Trump. I will use a Trump litmus test for the rest of my life. I will never vote for anyone who endorsed Donald Trump and for the foreseeable future I will not vote for any Republicans. I will not support a party that has a platform that appeals to the lowest common denominator.
Some Republicans justify their support for Trump because of Supreme Court nominations. They should know by now that Trump is really a Democrat to the left of Clinton. He floated a list created by his campaign staff of possible nominees. This was done just to pacify his base. The Republicans should wise up and immediately confirm Merrick Garland because he is going to be closer to their ideals than anyone Clinton or Trump would nominate.
It is no surprise that ISIS is employing every means possible to promote the election of Trump. His election would be the best thing that could ever happen to boost recruitment efforts.
In August, one ISIS spokesman wrote: “I ask Allah to deliver America to Trump.” Another supporter declared: “The ‘facilitation’ of Trump’s arrival in the White House must be a priority for jihadists at any cost!!!” ISIS is working to drum up support for the candidate it has called “the perfect enemy.”
If you have not been brainwashed by Donald Trump, please talk to your neighbors, friends and relatives about this election. If they are Trump worshipers, give up and move on to someone else. If they are undecided, send them to this website to learn the truth about Trump. The future of this country hangs in the balance.
Note to visitors to this website from outside the United States: The views of Donald Trump do not represent the views of the vast majority of Americans. We are ashamed that he has gotten this far.
Mike Luckovich: ‘Splainin’ to do.
Sen. Lindsey Graham (S.C. Republican)
“There’ll come a time when the love of country will trump hatred of Hillary.”
Rep. Adam Kinzinger (Ill.)
“I’m an American before I’m a Republican.”
Sen. Jeff Flake (Ariz.)
“This notion that we ought to have a religious test for people entering the country is just the antithesis of who we are as Americans.”
Gov. Charlie Baker (Mass.)
“As I have said many times, Donald Trump lacks the temperament necessary to be president.”
Rep. Richard Hanna (N.Y.)
“Trump is deeply flawed in endless ways and unrepentant in all things … While I disagree with her on many issues, I will vote for Mrs. Clinton.”
Former secretary of Treasury
“I’m not the first Republican to say Trump is a phony and should not be president, and I expect there will be many more to come.”
Gov. Larry Hogan (Md.)
“I guess when I get behind the curtain I’ll have to figure it out. Maybe write someone in. I’m not sure.”
Sen. Mark Kirk (Ill.)
“Given my military experience, Donald Trump does not have the temperament to command our military or our nuclear arsenal. Cannot and will not support.”
Former GOP strategist/advisor
“I can’t look my children in the eye and tell them I voted for Donald Trump.”
a former speechwriter for Ronald Reagan
About Trump “When you act as if you’re insane, people are liable to think you’re insane.
the former dean of Harvard Medical School who remains a professor there
tweeted over the weekend that Trump “defines” narcissistic personality disorder.
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