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Millions of Americans registered a protest vote on Tuesday, expressing their fierce opposition to an economic and political system that puts wealthy and corporate interests over their own. I strongly supported Hillary Clinton, campaigned hard on her behalf, and believed she was the right choice on Election Day.
But Donald J. Trump won the White House because his campaign rhetoric successfully tapped into a very real and justified anger, an anger that many traditional Democrats feel. I am saddened, but not surprised, by the outcome. It is no shock to me that millions of people who voted for Mr. Trump did so because they are sick and tired of the economic, political and media status quo.
President-elect Trump is right: The American people want change. But what kind of change will he be offering them? Will he have the courage to stand up to the most powerful people in this country who are responsible for the economic pain that so many working families feel, or will he turn the anger of the majority against minorities, immigrants, the poor and the helpless?
originally posted by: loam
But no explicit call to end the violence.
originally posted by: slider1982
I do firmly believe that had Bernie run he would be heading for the Whitehouse, my conspiracy head is "almost" saying was it planned for Trump to win to then fund the Liberal left groups to divide the nation???..
The elite must know the average Joe will have access to non MSM reporting, was it a rouse in saying Hillary was unstoppable, that a Trump supporting vote had no chance. Did it push people to vote Trump as a "We will show you".. I say all this a bit tongue in check but how was it allowed to be reported so wrong, the earliest announcement in history for a Hillary win they said. It could not have been further from the truth, had you written a script for a movie it would get rejected as being to far fetched...
A majority of ATS members could say it was probably nearer a 60-70% chance of a Trump win, yet the pollsters said otherwise.. I also noticed a number of vocal Hillary supporters have been absent on ATS since....
I personally think the US population or at least those with any sense just wanted change it just happened their best bet was a Trump vote....
originally posted by: TrueBrit
a reply to: loam
....he is not there to tell American people what to do, but here to do as they tell him. He is not the boss of them, and would not be even were he President, which makes him the only person who ran this year who was worth a God damn.
originally posted by: Snarl
The United States is a Republic ... not a Socialist State.
originally posted by: smurfy
Eh? d'you not just mean it isn't a socialist republic.