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I didn't vote for President-Elect Donald Trump

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posted on Nov, 11 2016 @ 10:48 AM
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If I were you, I'd stop listening to the national media for a day or so. Get a fresh perspective based on your own eyes and ears, ok? Listening to these idiots is how we got here in the first place, and I say that as a guy who is literally in his senior year of a convergent media degree.

I covered the Trump / GOP watch party last night here in Denver. I did not go out of my way to pull that assignment, but I did take it when asked because I knew that that was where the story was going to be, win, lose or draw. I watched hundreds of campaign volunteers celebrate 15 months of hard work, even though they went in at 7pm *knowing* they were going to lose.

There were African American's, Hispanics, and LOTS of women. Everyone was pretty chill. I never heard or saw any animus towards people of color, nor did I see or hear any overt sexism. Hell, you can argue that the women present were more casual and "free" in their expression of sexual undertow than most of the men.

I am NOT arguing that "bad guys" didn't vote for Trump. We all know that there are groups of # stains out there that support him, but the vast majority are just Americans with completely different life experiences than us, who are as passionate about their American experience as we are about ours.

We would have expected and demanded that they accept our candidate, had she won. We would have marveled at their thin skin and sore loser reaction if Hillary had won, and they had lost and refused to accept her.

We can circle the wagons and get high on our own farts until the cows come home, or we can try to figure out what this all means for our deeply divided nation, and what we can do personally to help bring it back to the center under a common flag.

I choose love over fear, every single time. I can't help it; it's simply how I'm wired. I hope to meet you all there, on the other side of this. I hope the people I think of as my natural peers don't veer off into nonsense; a progressive “birtherism” if you will, because that is something I can never respect or join, no matter which zoo animal “tribe" is behind it.

I'm still with Uncle Bernie:

To the extent that President-Elect Trump lives up to the promises he made to the people of Ohio, Pennsylvania and everywhere else, that he actually fights to make the playing field more level for the average American, that he renegotiates unfair trade agreements and so on: -- he has my full support.

If he fights to close the loopholes he himself has used to avoid paying taxes, while reaping the benefits of a system the rest of us have to give up 35%+ to prop up -- he has my support.

The minute he starts targeting his enemies or encouraging brown-shirts to form up in deputized militias to deport or attack my neighbors, regardless of faith, skin color, sexual orientation or nationality -- I will fight him to my dying breath.

I won't be moving to Canada. I won't be rioting in the streets.

I've got work to do today. We all do.

Congratulations Trump supporters on your political victory. Let's get to work and make America (for all of us) great again.




posted on Nov, 11 2016 @ 10:53 AM
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a reply to: 0zzymand0s

It is a shame that Hillary and her DNC screwed Bernie out of the nomination. He may have won in the general election.

But there are also some wikileaks podesta emails that point to the Bernie candidacy being a sham that he was in on from the beginning.



posted on Nov, 11 2016 @ 10:57 AM
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a reply to: butcherguy

The Wikileaks I saw pointed to Hillary having dirt on him, I do also recall Assange saying there was evidence she threatened his wife. But I will say Assange never provided that evidence.

Also a story circulated today he isn't ruling out another run.



posted on Nov, 11 2016 @ 10:57 AM
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That's what I'm talking about, that's what America is



posted on Nov, 11 2016 @ 10:59 AM
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Congratulations on this post. It would be easy to believe that America is about to tear itself to pieces now, but you and others have shown what I know to be true. Actual ordinary, honest hard working Americans are some of the most tolerant and reasonable people on this planet, and I know that those people will use their considerable moral fortitude to bring about the absolute optimum outcome. I am a Brit, we are your cousins, allies, and friends and on the day where we remember the greatness our nations are capable of when we stand together I want you to know that I admire you and will continue to stand with you as we go forward together.
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posted on Nov, 11 2016 @ 11:02 AM
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a reply to: butcherguy

I supported Bernie then, and I voted (and campaigned for) Hillary Clinton, largely because I don't believe in third party votes under a first-past-the-post electoral system.

The Democrats need to do some serious soul-searching because they didn't speak to working America, they didn't speak to half the college educated, or women. They didn't speak to or for a hell of a lot of POC, or GLBT.

I am not a lifelong anything. I voted for GWB the first time around. I am not ashamed to admit that I may be wrong. Or even "WRONG!" from time to time.

But guess what? Donald J. Trump is my President-Elect and I will support him wholeheartedly if he actively works to govern for all Americans.

Anything less would be to miss the point of what is perhaps the most perfect (ly flawed) democratic system in the history of the world.

My message to my blue friends is simple: IF you really believe in what you say you believe, then you know President-Elect Trump IS receiving the same intelligence briefings President Obama receives. That means he is about to do a 180 on climate change, for example.

Unless it's not really the problem we believe it really is, right?



posted on Nov, 11 2016 @ 11:03 AM
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Our nation is only divivded under the view of the Media and the liberals.

It was a united people who voted for the Republican candidate despite the few a-holes, most are hard working class blue color and middle class as well as some of lower class, they were diverse in color, race and religious views but one thing they all had in common was this, "Our country was headed in the wrong direction".

If we had continued this course we would be a socialist country by 2020 under the control of the uber elite. We have much of this to be placed on our current administration who allowed unchecked immigration, high unemployment and out of work force individuals, destroyed medical insurance industry, continues war mongering overseas and an Elite group of privileged class running the show including the MSM.

The people have spoke and it is un-American what these snowflakes and race baiters are doing Time for the police to start rounding them up and shipping them off to jail.
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posted on Nov, 11 2016 @ 11:03 AM
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a reply to: CulturalResilience

Thank you and likewise!

Nothing but love for our friends across the pond: home of some of the best damn rock n roll ever made in the history of the world (and lots of other beautiful things too!).



posted on Nov, 11 2016 @ 11:04 AM
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originally posted by: butcherguy
a reply to: 0zzymand0s

It is a shame that Hillary and her DNC screwed Bernie out of the nomination. He may have won in the general election.



And the DNC may have won if all of Berne's butt-hurt supporters did as he asked and voted for Hillary.

I didn't vote for Trump.

And honestly, I don't think most who did vote for Trump have a clue who the man actually is.

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posted on Nov, 11 2016 @ 11:08 AM
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a reply to: 0zzymand0s

Let's hope Trump isn't a loose cannon. He sounds like the type of guy who would do idiotic mistakes that can be deadly. Also, I seriously hope Trump doesn't consider violate the Constitution because if he is then he is an enemy of the American people.



posted on Nov, 11 2016 @ 11:08 AM
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Your very welcome. What separates us is as nothing compared to what draws us together. a reply to: 0zzymand0s



posted on Nov, 11 2016 @ 11:10 AM
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a reply to: Annee

They liked Bernie, not Hillary. In the last ten years I've witnessed lifelong party voters switch between candidates during tge last few cycles.

No party owns me, but I would have voted for Bernie, and when they screwed him I switched to Trump.

I'm not butt hurt, but if people want to play dirty I'll change my mind.

Serves her right, we didn't want her when she ran against Obama and we don't want her now or ever.



posted on Nov, 11 2016 @ 11:10 AM
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a reply to: Annee

we are not to vote for someone because another tells us who to vote for. We vote based on who will perform the best in the interests of the citizens of this nation.



posted on Nov, 11 2016 @ 11:13 AM
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Those who didn't vote for TRUMPOTUS the TRUMPINATER will in a few years be grateful to those who did. When will people wake up and realise that politicians are corrupt, self interested and not capable of running a country in the best interests of the people and the peoples needs! It needs a maverick business mind. And I can tell you from personal experience that mavericks with brains and balls deliver far more than useless politicians do!

Good luck to TRUMP, although his job will be difficult he will be a good POTUS, like RR!



posted on Nov, 11 2016 @ 11:15 AM
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originally posted by: starwarsisreal
a reply to: 0zzymand0s

Let's hope Trump isn't a loose cannon. He sounds like the type of guy who would do idiotic mistakes that can be deadly. Also, I seriously hope Trump doesn't consider violate the Constitution because if he is then he is an enemy of the American people.


Trump only cares what Trump wants.

The problem I see is him passing off what he has little interest in to someone else.

If the word "delegate" didn't already exist - - - he'd invent it.

Looking at who he wants in his support team - - - is downright scary.




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posted on Nov, 11 2016 @ 11:15 AM
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a reply to: 0zzymand0s

What can I say but yep to the entire thing. Nice post Ozzy



People will continue on speculating upon which elements "went wrong for them" and some to an obsessive level that may be unhealthy for themselves and their peers, but when all is said and done we will perservere and not MAKE America great again but continue on KEEPING America great.


Not a chance in hell I would have voted in Hillary, but I would have felt exactly the same right now if she were President elect.





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posted on Nov, 11 2016 @ 11:16 AM
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originally posted by: CriticalStinker
a reply to: Annee

They liked Bernie, not Hillary. In the last ten years I've witnessed lifelong party voters switch between candidates during tge last few cycles.


And now they have Trump.

I hope their happy.



posted on Nov, 11 2016 @ 11:18 AM
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a reply to: starwarsisreal
He wont.

You will honestly see a totally different guy now that the campaigning is over. If you watched his acceptance speech you would have already seen the real Trump.

I come from a real estate family and many of us bought shares in his companies. There were loses and there were gains but nothing to be disappointed over.

Met him when I was younger and he was a great motivator, it was just to bad I wanted to do my own thing. But t least now I can do what is right for me and my family.



posted on Nov, 11 2016 @ 11:26 AM
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a reply to: ChesterJohn

How do you know he's not a career politician in sheep's clothing? He sounds like one by the looks of it. Plus his ideas looked too good to be true which gets me suspicious.



posted on Nov, 11 2016 @ 11:27 AM
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a reply to: starwarsisreal

He is a carrier man from a carrier family. That is about as carrier as he gets.



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