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I should have followed my instincts and called it for Trump – because I never believed the Washington “pundits” (whom I despise), and the pollsters, about the outcome of this election.
I had a gut feeling Trump would win. I did not want him to win, but felt he would win! I should have called it. Too late now – after the fact. My bad!
I don’t feel sorry for the Democratic Party. Actually I’m kind of glad democrats lost!
They can go to hell for all I care. Maybe, just maybe, they will start LISTENING to the “ordinary” people they depend on to campaign for them and to cast ballots. Maybe, just maybe, they will open their doors and listen to us – instead of the Donna Braziles!
Which is why I did not lift a finger to campaign this cycle…nor did I contribute any money, despite the numerous texts to contribute just a dollar – or $3! Why the hell should I contribute money for a chance to ride with the candidate — or to meet the President? Shouldn’t I be able to meet the president without having to buy that favor? I tried to contact the President for free. I wrote to the White House several times. They never replied or acknowledged me. So why the hell should I campaign for your legacy?
And why should I chip in, when I earn next to nothing and you’re doing NOTHING for me, DID nothing for me in the last 8-years, while you’re millionaires? For 8 years democrats had a chance to do something on immigration, but they played politics with people’s lives and futures, then close to the 2012 election, democrats come up with DACA as another political ruse…instead of reforming immigration when they held BOTH the house and Senate in 2008.
Again: Get lost! Serve you right. Most of America is now red and pretty soon, your party’ll be dead!
I once foolishly tried to reach out to democrats. I also offered to testify on Immigration. But I guess I’m not a star, not a Hollywood personality! Who ended up testifying? Stephen Colbert! Instead of hearing from a real immigrant, lawmakers chose to play-act. And now you want me to campaign for you? How about getting the people who stayed in the Lincoln bedroom to go door knocking for you! Rural republicans are not the only ones hurting. Urban democrats are hurting too!
I think Democrats should go back and thank Rahm Emanuel who apparently persuaded President Obama to ABANDON Immigration Reform (reportedly against Michele Obama’s advice) in favor of Health Care/Obamacare which has been a noose around the neck of the President and the Democratic Party, ever since.
To the so-called “democrats” who sabotaged Hillary Clinton’s campaign, the Socialists who should perhaps form their own party instead of hiding under the democrats banner (because socialist is a dirty word in America) — thanks. Thank you Bernie Sanders for beating up on Hillary Clinton and giving Trump ammunition to aim at her. The party is yours now. But half that party will never vote for you either!
Thanks for helping damage and sully Clinton’s image and reputation and solidify her negativity in the eyes of voters.
Congratulations to the Bernie voters who did not “like or trust” Hillary Clinton enough so they voted 3rd party. You voted for Attorney General Chris Christie and Secretary of State Newt Gingrich and whatever Rudy Giuliani will be. I hope you like the representation you will get from your 3rd party candidate. I’d hate to see you throw your vote away.
You must be ecstatic that Hillary did not win! Yes, indeed — thanks for your “protest” vote! You will be invited to the White House to meet with Jeff Sessions and doctor Ben Carson to talk about climate change and all the other issues that you hold dear. Both Trump and your protest candidate will appoint Supreme Court judges who will uphold the issues you champion, like same-sex marriage and women’s reproductive rights.
Now I really feel sorry for Trump supporters. The ones who really believe he can actually DELIVER on the things he promised you.
I can already see the very warm welcome he’s going to get from both democrats and the “never Trump” republicans – to push his agenda.
I can’t wait to see him:
- Build the wall…even WITH Mexico paying for it!
- Repeal Obamacare.
- Round up and deport (illegal) immigrants.
- Battle the environmentalists on his energy policies.
- Battle his own party on non-intervention and trade.
- Get the jobs that evaporate due to technology to come back.
- Lock up Hillary Clinton.
- Send prosperous blacks and Hispanics back to being maids and underlings.
When you finally wake up, pinch me too!
The modern-day left-wing RADICALS who protest against the people who live in mansions like these…take money from people who live in mansions like these!
So, you want to PROTEST Trump? And…?
Are you going to make us aware of something about Trump WE DON’T ALREADY KNOW? WHAT IS your point? (Apart from exercising your democratic right to protest, to gather, to speak — which, incidentally, you try to DENY to others.)
Do you have some shocking EXPOSE about Trump? For example: is Trump really Satan in disguise — OR Hitler OR Elvis? Or even Tupac?
IF you are going to proclaim that Trump is misogynistic, bombastic, racist, imperialist, narcissistic, unrealistic, an attention-getter, race-baiter, not to mention jet-setter…WE KNOW!!!
We TRULY don’t NEED you to point out Mr. Trump’s flaws. Those of us who’ve been following the Primaries, debates and Caucuses, news and talk-shows…we KNOW. Even people who are NOT following just know – it’s blowing in the wind! CAN’t miss it!
We’re unlikely to see a placard at your protest and go: “Oooohh – No Wall!” So, you want to occupy the Capitol and will “demand that Congress listen to the People and take immediate action to save our democracy. And we won’t leave until they do or until they send thousands of us to jail.”
Bring paper to write your last will and testament – or enough money for bail. Plan to say there until you die! Or someone sells something on eBay to raise money to bail you…
I don’t see Mitch McConnell or Jeff Sessions granting any concessions to you…that they won’t give to President Obama. Or maybe they’ll turn tail and run….who knows?
Now why would thousands of you want to go to jail to make Congress LISTEN to you. How stupid is that? There is a much EASIER WAY to make Congress listen to you. It’s called an Election and it’s coming up in November. If you VOTE in the same masses that you are protesting with – then the political landscape will change…and Congress will listen.
Sending “thousands” of you to jail means building MORE jails which you oppose! Don’t BE silly…well, I know it’s HARD, but, really – DON’T be silly! Try!!!
Maybe, you will cause a riot and Trump’s supports will go: “Just look at those free-speech killing Liberals trying to trump Trump. Let’s go home. I really can’t vote for somebody that Liberals don’t like!”
Please stay home! DO NOT go to Philly, (Philadelphia) the City of Brotherly Love, to DISRUPT Trump…
Do not interfere with Trump…LEAVE Trump alone.
Nothing you do will derail Trump. Everything you do may likely STRENGTHEN Trump. In addition, you will make Democrats look bad. Crazy commies!
Republicans are already HANDING you the election gift-wrapped with a “you’re fired” bow! Why is it so hard for you to be quiet – and silent – and just watch!? Why must you always want to do? WHY?
I loathe extremes, equally…be they anarchists on the LEFT or Separatists on the RIGHT!
Mr. Soros, republicans claim YOU are funding the anti-Trump Protesters. If you really, really want to help…let me count the ways:
• I need a house. Nothing expensive. Just 3 bedrooms, 2 1/2 baths, biggish yard, could probably fit on your patio…
• Many of the “protesters” need help with their student/other loans
• Help some families facing foreclosure
• Come to Boston and pay for Summer Camp for inner city kids
• Housing groups desperately NEED funding to help tenants fight off higher rents and displacement due to gentrification
• Help build a pleasant housing complex for the working poor who are being displaced by sky-high rents
• Firefighters need new equipment
• Police need money to run stay-out-of-trouble programs for troubled kids
• Excellent, non-egoistic third-party candidates need funding
• Need I go on?
Rupert Murdoch (glasses) net worth: 12 Billion and George Soros…23 Billion
Far be it for ME to tell those “millionaires and billionaires” on Wall Street whose greed is killing America (are you on Wall Street Mr. Soros?) HOW to spend their money – but we’d all be BETTER SERVED…if you invested in the above…instead of chaos!
No hatin’ in the city of Brotherly Love, bro…
We’d ALSO be better off if Rupert Murdock hadn’t imposed his “outlook” (to put it mildly) on America (via Fox News) and ended up making half the population hate each other. I think Murdock and Fox News (News? ha!) are largely responsible for creating today’s GOP chaos. Let’s not have another millionaire or billionaire starting another trend. Think politics BEFORE Fox…
PS: Any groups want to protest that one person owns so much living space? I will fund those protests…shouldn’t cost more that $20. I can afford that…
Photos: Google images
OK, here’s my serious take on the Republican MELTDOWN…
Republican voters are watching debates and Town Halls, attending rallies, listening to the candidates and VOTING FOR Trump and IT IS NOT THE PURVIEW OF THE REPUBLICAN HIERARCHY to “Pick and Choose” the candidate…(this also applies to DEMOCRATS, as well. If voters choose Bernie Sanders or George Orwell (definitely not a republican) then THAT’S the candidate the party has to settle for, LIKE IT OR NOT!).
If party leaders, in their wisdom or arrogance think that voters are irrelevant, then why go through the SHAM of a Primary?
THAT is a problem with the Political Ruling Class right there – and one of the many reasons why things DON’T work in Washington and elsewhere and why voters ON BOTH SIDES are so disgusted with politics. AND, why only certain types of candidates get elected or are PROPOSED for election – and why “We THE People” end up with MORE of the same.
Putting Democrats ON NOTICE: I’m giving you a pass with Hillary because (a) I think it’s time for a Female in the White House and (b) I want to give Republicans indigestion for another 8 years…but AFTER Hillary, Democrats/Democratic National Committee, AFTER Hillary, we no longer want MORE OF THE SAME! You have 8-years to get that house in order.
Seems to me that VOTERS apparently are NOT the ones choosing candidates – seems the PARTIES are choosing the candidates and voters are just granting their seal of approval. Many people understand that – but now it’s become glaringly OBVIOUS to all.
Example: I just watched a spokesperson for a group of republican foreign policy analysts and campaign advisers say PROUDLY, that Trump basically is a moron and his foreign policy is a disaster and they have decided that NONE of them will help Trump OR WORK FOR HIM if he wins! How about doing it IN THE BEST INTERESTS OF THE COUNTRY?
Does that help you understand now WHY they have worked so diligently to BLOCK President Obama’s agenda – to destabilize Obama and cause him to FAIL, even if that means America also fails?If they can DO this to THEIR leading candidate for president, what do you think they will do to a democrat?
WHAT does THAT say about the state of politics, particularly U.S politics?
You’d think that they would be eager to help Trump, if he really is so green.
The party hierarchy, donors, etc meet behind closed doors to hand-pick the people THEY want, the people THEY think will be pliable and biddable and beholden and then trot them out and fund them and groom them and FOIST them on an unsuspecting public.
When the party elites find themselves in a position where they CANNOT control the process, they are at a loss. And instead of supporting the candidate that their party voters seem to be embracing, they try to derail him or her.
I reckon ONE self-destruct button is NOT sufficient…republicans need TWO! An auto, just in case the manual fails!
Now I’m not saying that Trump is the ideal candidate or the best candidate or an acceptable candidate, whatever…I’m just saying, in the process of U.S. democracy and representative voting and electoral freedom, Trump is the leading candidate and INSTEAD of derailing HIM, (if the GOP does not want him – and who are they to speak for voters?)…
However, IF, in the interests of their party the GOP hierarchy (or the hierarchy of any other party) DOES NOT LIKE OR WANT the leading candidate, then please DON’T destroy or belittle him/her.
Simply PUMP UP the candidates you like and want: fund them, go campaign for them, groom them etc.
BUT DO NOT DESTROY OR DENIGRATE THE LEADING CANDIDATE THAT AMERICANS ARE VOTING FOR!
Or does the GOP think that it is DEMOCRATS who are voting for Trump?
While I enjoy the spectacle of the GOP self-destructing (and don’t for a moment believe that Democrats might not also walk that road – because we humans NEVER learn, we always think that WE will be the ones to get it right!) I find it SAD and PETTY and from the standpoint of democracy – an “Assault on Freedom.”
But then republicans are no strangers to assaults on voter suppression – they’ve simply turned the dagger on themselves this time. And good riddance. This is a monster you created – YOU and your pals on the Supreme Court.
You somehow thought that unlimited amounts of cash can buy an election; well apparently, it can’t always do that.
You somehow thought that when your pals on the Supreme Court handed the election to George Bush with a big red bow, that you were advancing your cause. Well, IT DID NOT. It created this entertaining cringe-inducing fiasco.
I maintain that if the Supreme Court had let Florida count its votes or let people vote again, Al Gore would have won that election – and that is what the republicans on the court were afraid of.
So they gave it to Bush. Bush took the U.S. into Iraq and paved the way for rock-star Obama.
Gore would NOT have bombed Iraq – and after Gore, who knows if there would have been an Obama – or another republican president?
It is NOT good to meddle in things based on impure motives – because it has a way of coming back VERY painfully.
By the way, even Martians will be watching that republican debate tonight!
And yes Mitt Romney – we’ll be sitting…we won’t be on our knees!!! Especially as we’re NOT looking for endorsements…
But there’s still time. I haven’t decided yet whether I will throw my hat into the ring – or should that be my heart?
All photos: Google Images. (Except for those I take myself like at a parade or in Boston or Washington DC…photos usually come from the web)
Listening to Trump CUT Romney down to size.
I was ON the EDGE of my seat for the entire 50 minutes or so…and remember, I DON’T even like Republicans, but I DISLIKE Romney SO MUCH, I could not wait for Trump to slam him. Bingo…or should I say, “sit!”? Woof, woof…
“Mitt Romney would have dropped to his knees”…for me. And I thought Romney hated gay marriage, too!
Now PAY for that carpet, Mitt!
Are you planning to stay home, like a typical working mom -> (the Romney’s definition: busy working at home caring for the kids) to watch dressage at the 2012 London Olympics?
I shall be ROOTING for the Romney’s show horse, Rafalca, in the competition – Team and Individual – Grand Prix Special on Tuesday, 08/07/2012.
There’s Individual Dressage:
- Grand Prix – August 02-03, (Rafalca placed #30)
- Grand Prix Special – Tuesday, August 07
- Grand Prix Freestyle – Thursday, August 09.
And Team Dressage:
- Grand Prix – August 02-03
- Grand Prix Special – August 07, from 10:00AM.
If I’m correct, there are 3 Americans in Tuesday’s Individual/Team Dressage Grand Prix Special: RAFALCA ROMNEY ridden by Jan Ebeling at 10:45 London Time — CALECTO V ridden by Tina Konyot (11:25AM) — and RAVEL ridden by Steffen Peters (11:52). Britain, Germany, Netherlands, Denmark – U.S. Team is fifth.
Equestrian/dressage, like sailing, is the SPORT OF KINGS.
The Romney’s dressage horse stepping sideways? Mitt Romney does the same thing: artfully dodge questions by stepping sideways! That horse has been part of the Romney household, what do you expect it to do? Come now…
It’s OK to step sideways and avoid releasing your taxes…if you’re a horse, but if you’re not? Anyway…
Dressage is a French term that loosely translated means: Training. In dressage “movements” include terms like:
A calm, composed, elevated trot in place.
As in: Mitt Romney’s entrance in the republican primaries can only be described as a piaffe….
A very collected trot, in which the horse has great elevation of stride and seems to pause between putting down its feet.
eg: Newt Gingrich is trying to knock Romney out of these republican primaries but Romney’s passage seems assured!
The horse lengthens its stride to the maximum length through great forward thrust and reach.
eg: Rick Santorum may be the Tea Party favorite but it will be difficult for him to match Romney’s extended gait due to Romney’s huge fundraising advantage.
FLYING CHANGES IN SEQUENCE
The horse changes leads at the canter every stride, two strides, or three strides.
As in shifting from conservative to moderate to extreme right. eg: Romney has made a flying change from his original position as governor of Massachusetts where he championed a UNIVERSAL Health Care Reform law with a MANDATE but is now bashing the federal health care mandate!
A 360 or 180 degree turn in place, usually performed at the canter.
As in suddenly changing positions on major issues like abortion, gay rights and immigration reform. eg: Romney made a brilliant pirouette at a recent campaign event when he appeared before Latino voters and said he favors a Republican version of the Dream Act!
A movement where the horse goes on a diagonal, moving sideways and forward at the same time, while bent slightly in the direction of movement.
eg: Romney went forward today by releasing his taxes but side-stepped the issue of FULL disclosure by only releasing ONE year.
Dressage is well suited indeed to Mitt Romney, who, by the way, told NBC he does NOT even know when his wife’s horse is taking part in the competition. As a matter of face, I’m sure Romney is not sure IF the horse is even in London!!!
Depending on your income, it’s hard to say “dressage” with a straight face. Seriously. In Polo, they’re crashing into each other and people are falling off their horses. If somebody falls off a horse in dressage, that rider should be ashamed forever!
Dressage is one of those rich people’s sports that most of us will never play.
Tennis? Tennis courts everywhere. Grab a racket, heck grab a piece of plywood or cardboard and make a racket go hit a ball. You may never be Roger Federer but so what?
Even Skiing. Hitch a ride, hit a ski resort, offer to wash dishes in the kitchen…on your free time hit the slopes. Or just stare up at it longingly…
Golf? Offer to caddy for free…
Polo? Offer to muck horse stalls for free riding lessons?
Dressage? No money? Nothing you can do unless you steal a horse, already have offered to muck stalls and gotten some free riding lessons somewhere, THEN find a trainer. Oh and you can’t bunk the horse in your apartment…and feeding it Chick fil-A is not a good idea either. If you’re planning to send your kids to dressage after school, can my son tag along?
Here are some of the people who are taking part in the Equestrian competitions!
- The Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia
- Royalty from Britain
- And Royalty from America – the Romneys!
I am prepared to spontaneously break into a rendition of “God Bless America for Rafalca. If Chick fil-A Appreciation Day can inspire patriotism then so can Rafalca! So what if he’s German! I did not call her an immigrant and she’s here legally.
Do you know what makes America Great? Dressage. NOT as you believed stimulus plans – waste of money. NOT Health Care Reform – equal waste of money. Building our Infrastructure? NO, No, no!!! The government should assemble a team of Dressage horses led by Rafalca and invite them to Washington to argue for:
- $2-thousand-dollar annual premiums on health care for ALL horses (which is what the Romney’s spent on their horse’s health care for 2010). For PEOPLE, no!
- Increasing the Child Tax Credit from the $1-thousand you can now claim per child – to $77-thousand (the amount the Romneys deducted for their horse in 2010)
So yes, I AM rooting for Rafalca…
Wait. Don’t give up on me! Whom do you want me to root for? What’s Rafalca ever done to YOU?
- Rafalca did not say: “I saw my father march with Martin Luther King.” Romney said that. His campaign later admitted that Romney’s father and Dr. King didn’t march on the same day…or even in the same city. But so what? Romney’s dad marched over there, Dr. King marched over here – conjugated it means: I march, you march – WE march, right?!
- Rafalca did not say: “He (meaning President Obama) says we need more firemen, more policemen, more teachers. Did he not get the message of Wisconsin? The American people did. It’s time for us to cut back on government and help the American people.” Romney said that! Er, Governor Romney, MORE firemen, police and teachers do help…aw, forget it!
- Rafalca did not say: “I love this state, the trees are the right height!” Romney said that. Rafalca would have gone a step further and TOLD us WHAT the right height for trees are these days – NOT left us to guess!
- Rafalca did say: “I’ll tell you what, ten-thousand bucks? $10,000 bet?” Nope,
Romney said THAT. Rafalca would have said “$77-thousand bucks? $77-thousand bet”.
Nope. Can’t blame Rafalca…even though he IS an elitist horse.
So Go Raffie! Don’t let your owners down now ’cause they need the prize money!!! (er, is there money?) Well they can always invest the gold (medal) in Switzerland. Please DON’T tell Rafalca WHERE to keep its gold medal or ask to see bank vault receipts…
Rafalca, there is a nice bag of oats waiting for you at home. Forgive me if I offend a horse of your caliber by offering oats, but I have NO idea what top-class horses like you eat. Maybe oats are for nags? Maybe YOU eat GRAVIAR – a mixture of specially pulped grain and caviar that your own personal chef prepares for you!?
Why the heck not? YOU Rafalca are to dressage what Tiger Woods is to golf. I’m watching, aren’t I? I watch golf too and still can’t explain a birdie!