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ELECTION IS OVER!

Emotions are raw.  Half the people are “weeping and gnashing teeth”, crying “foul” and, joining protests because Donald Trump won the election.  The other half is celebrating the fact Donald Trump won the election. This is the outcome of a very ugly, contentious campaign for one and a half years.

Since we live in a “free speech” country, no matter how it may anger people, the protesters have a right to protest. The ugly, contentious campaign has spilled over into post-election anger.  The anger felt by these protesters will diminish and, hopefully, when things “calm down”, the election results are accepted by everyone we can get on with the task of healing America.

MSM and some Hillary supporters will not accept the outcome of the election and their hatred of Trump is fierce! They are continuing the “campaign” by repeating everything Trump said or did during the campaign and, using the same insulting words Hillary used to describe him. They are even making references to Hitler!  Other Hillary supporters have accepted the results and are getting on with their lives.

Bernie Sanders endorsed Hillary after an ugly, contentious primary campaign. He showed us how a sincere and caring person who loves America accepts defeat.  Hillary Clinton gave a very gracious speech and called on every American to support Trump’s candidacy.  President Obama did the same.  (*Just in:  Hillary is now going to pursue a recount!).

Now I’m going to write what I really think!

I never voted for Trump.  However, the election is over and Trump is now President-elect whether we like it or not. So, get over it!  Stop the “hate messages”.   Use this “energy” to get involved with local politics.  Work for those you believe would be the best person for whatever seat they will be running for in two years.  That’s a short time in politics. We need to get a Democrat controlled congress to stop Trump’s agenda we don’t agree with.

MSM; TV Networks, newspapers, internet web sites, etc. have the money and power to continue this “angry” reporting as long as they want.  Their concern is not “healing” this country or making a “smooth transition” for the President-elect.  Since then election writers are still doing the “pre-election” articles, insulting Trump even though he has not uttered one “racist” word, “abused” one woman, talked of deporting one Muslim, one Mexican or any other immigrant.  These reporters/writers are all Hillary supporters and blame everyone but Hillary for her loss!  They are still in “campaign mode”!  This is what is driving these articles.  They believe they are so much smarter, educated, better mannered and well-spoken than those who voted for Trump!  They would never admit maybe they aren’t!  The journalists and reporters I thought were non-partisan definitely are not!   I no longer read or watch them.  I realize their inability to accept the reality of the election.  They are not willing to even give President-elect Trump a chance.  I was a Bernie Sander supporter and am still hoping Rep. Ellison will be the next DNC chairman. These are my biggest disappointments because I believed they were “above” this type of “insulting the now President-elect”.  Continually insulting the President-elect only makes that person seem “small” and does nothing to heal the divide in America.  Those who are “picking to pieces” every name mentioned for a cabinet choice are “speculating” and “fear-mongering”.  Again, wait until all these “speculations” are “fact”.

The country needs the “peaceful transition” MSM gave Bill Clinton, G.W. Bush and Obama. I remember the Republican attacks on Obama but not the entire MSM.  There is one article   I suggest you read written by Matt Taibbi on December 13, 2009 titled “Obama’s Big Sellout: The President has Packed His Economic Team with Wall Street Insiders”. Taibbi also wrote “Barack Obama ran for president as a man of the people, standing up to Wall Street as the global economy melted down in that fateful fall of 2008. He pushed a tax plan to soak the rich, ripped NAFTA for hurting the middle class and tore into John McCain for supporting a bankruptcy bill that sided with wealthy bankers “at the expense of hardworking Americans………..”. ”THEN he got elected.”  Taibbi also wrote “What’s taken place in the year since Obama won the presidency has turned out to be one of the most dramatic political about-faces in our history.”   Obama’s “Hope and Change” was all “smoke and mirrors” and forgotten the day he took office.  Taibbi goes into detail how Obama’s cabinet choices affected every single American. There are many records of what Bill Clinton promised in his campaigns and did the reverse!  Ditto for G.W. Bush. There was never this amount of MSM anger towards any of them.

This is probably the first candidate in a very long time who told people what he would actually do when president, even though Trump knew he was alienating many.  He is following through with some of it.  However, Trump has actually changed his mind on others which are good for America.  No TPP.  No lobbyists in his cabinet.  Bannon (the bad guy) set up a meeting for Trump with Tulsi Gabbard, who is anti-war and was a Bernie Sander supporter. Trump has spoken against the white supremacists.  He has made it a point to assure people of different religion or race, he considers them all Americans. He is “open” to climate change.  Trump said he would not prosecute Hillary and spoke well of her.  This is not to “gloss over” his many faults.  I am just trying to point out that because a candidate promises to do things you want doesn’t make it so.

There are only a few presidents since George Washington & Abraham Lincoln who have truly put America first.  President Franklin D. Rosevelt was one. Although Jimmy Carter had America’s best interests at heart, he did not get the support he needed from Democrats.  In politics, there is no “savior” for the country.  There are only choices to be made.

ABRAHAM LINCOLN wrote:  “Let us neither express, nor cherish, any harsh feelings towards any citizen who, by his vote, has differed with us. Let us at all times remember that all American citizens are brothers of a common country, and should dwell together in the bonds of fraternal feeling.”

These are wise words we should all live by!

“FED UP” WITH TRUMP & THE 24/7 MEDIA COVERAGE!!

 

I am fed up with the Republican politics of the presidential campaign!  In particular, Donald Trump, his outrageous remarks and his minions!  I am fed up with the media’s attention to the worst of America and the fear mongering the MSM delivers on a daily basis!  I am fed up with the CINOs (Christian in name only) who want to ban not only the refugees, but all Muslims entering the U.S.!  I am fed up with political talk shows harping on the same topic!  I am fed up with fear mongering politicians!  I am fed up with those who believe these politicians!

It is hard to believe there are actually citizens of this country who believe everything they see and hear on TV.  It astounds me that even 20% of people are so gullible they agree with everything Trump says. Trump is the perfect example of “An Americans right to act the fool”!  You can “fool some of the people all the time”…but…the other 80% of the country isn’t “buying it”!

Trump has endangered the safety of America with his lies about Muslims… exactly what ISIS wants!  Trump blaming the innocent for actions of evil people in the country of their origin is exactly what ISIS wants!  Trump has damaged our reputation as well. Many people living in Europe and other parts of the world believe he speaks for all Americans.

It isn’t just Trump that is acting like a fool. When Jeb Bush and Ted Cruz say our country should only admit “Christians”, they are no better than Trump!  I’m not going to quote all the Republican presidential candidates because they are basically saying the same thing….”Be afraid….let me protect you”!

Most Republican members of Congress are no better than Trump! They yell that President Obama is not doing enough to fight the terrorists.  Yet, the Banking Committee refuses to vote on Obama’s nominee for Treasury under Secretary for terrorism and financial crimes, Adam Szubin.  His job is to track terrorists financing and stopping that financing.  Szubin, who worked for the G.W. Bush administration is bi-partisan and is now serving in the Treasury. Even though the Chairman of this committee, Richard Shelby (R-Ala), has said Szubin “is eminently qualified”  they will not vote on him now!  They are going home for Christmas!  Szubin’s nomination has been before the Banking Committee since April!  In addition….this is a thirty year low in confirming presidential nominees!

It is mind boggling when Republicans allow suspected terrorists on the “no fly” list to purchase guns in the U.S.!  Republicans have no problem with racists that kill people with guns!  Republicans have no problem with faux Christians “in the name of their religion” to kill people with guns!  There is not a leader among the Republicans! They have no courage, morality or conscience.  They are arrogant, greedy and self- serving and they have sold their souls to the NRA!

The MSM is no better.  They fear monger 24/7 to keep the fearful in perpetual “attack mode”!  The MSM does not do 24/7 coverage on “domestic terror attacks” in our country, such as the one at Planned Parenthood.  They don’t even call those type of attacks “terrorist attacks” when that is exactly what they are!  Elections aren’t the only elite and corporate funded projects.  The MSM is funded by the same corporations.  Since COMCAST bought NBC to acquire the majority share, they have worked diligently to replace the liberal viewpoint on MSNBC as well as other stations.  It is difficult to find the news on one that isn’t now a Republican leaning program. The liberal political talk shows have dwindled to a few and even some of these keep rehashing the latest outrageous remark Trump has made.  Everyone knows FOX is definitely an extreme right wing conservative network, owned by an extreme right wing conservative.  However, MSNBC is more “subtle” about showing their true colors!

The Republicans have the U.S. Supreme Court in their pockets as well.  This Supreme Court has made more rulings taking away individual freedoms fought so hard for than any court in the history of this country!  They have decimated the voter laws, they have allowed the elite and corporations to decide who wins our elections (national and statewide), etc. They now have a case before them concerning education of minorities.  I wonder what their ruling on that will be.

Between Trump and the rest of the Republicans, our democracy is truly being threatened.   I am more afraid of what they are doing to our country than I am of any terrorist attack.  If they were to succeed in the 2016 elections, there would no longer be an “America” to attack!  Thankfully, there is almost another year to get the vote out and get rid of these “unpatriotic, hatred spewing excuses for human beings”!

ELECTING A PRESIDENT IS NO GAME!!

Electing a president is choosing a leader who stands for the heart and soul of America.  The way the campaign for president is being presented by the media, one would think it is just a big game!  At the top of this game is “carnival barker”, Donald Trump!  The media is so enamored with him, they give him 24/7 coverage.  Then there are the Republican “establishment” contenders, the “clowns” in the ring!  The Democrat “establishment” contender is doing the “high wire” act, hoping she doesn’t fall!

According to the “establishment” media, this is the extent of our choices for President. This is who the pollsters pick to rate.  This is who the media gives the attention to.  Never mind there is one “serious” candidate, Bernie Sanders, watching from “ringside”.  Bernie Sanders has been drawing crowds long before Trump jumped into the “ring”!  The Sander crowds come to his events because he addresses what the problems in our country are and what he intends to do about them if he becomes president.  He is precise and never vacillates on any issue.  He says what he strongly believes and has supported these beliefs his entire life.  Sanders is the only one who has given a solution to this country’s problems. Yet, he is mostly ignored by the media.

When two campaigning Republican candidates, Chris Christie and Ted Cruz make cruel remarks about former President Jimmy Carter as he is fighting cancer, what does the media report?  They give us more of Trump!  There are no consequences for these two Republican candidates! Their offensive behavior is ignored except for the reporting by a few “real journalists”.

Another Republican contender, Jeb Bush is now “revising” the term “anchor baby” (a disgusting term used for pregnant women from Mexico entering the U.S. to give birth so their child automatically becomes a U.S. citizen).  Now, he is saying the “anchor baby” term is actually “more related to Asian people than Hispanics”.  He doesn’t want to offend the very large Hispanic voting population in the U.S.  However, he doesn’t care if he offends another large number of immigrants to America.  What kind of a president would he make?

These are just recent examples of what is going on in this campaign for president.  There are so many examples of “who not to vote for” in this campaign!  Candidates who make outrageous statements, candidates who lie about their past leadership, candidates who pit conservative    Christians against liberal Christians, candidates who promise to stop the funding from the big corporations in elections while they are taking money from those very same corporations, ad infinitum!

This campaign will show you who “rises above the slime” and who “wallows in it!