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Mon Jun 19, 2017, 08:54 AM

He Had No Business Becoming President

There is no tax break in the world that can justify supporting a man who continues to lie to the American people with no hesitation.

As a Democrat, I have no reservation saying that America needs a strong Republican Party. We live in a two-party system and there are very real policy debates that we should be having.

With that said, this Republican Party is failing themselves and failing Americans as a whole at resembling anything close to a major political party.

Letís be honest for a minute. Republican support of Donald Trump is clearly less about Trump and more about former President Obama. Itís a guttural reaction. As hard as Republicans may have tried, they have been completely unable to erase our first black president from the history books.

It tears them up inside that a smart, cocky, black man beat them at their own game, twice. He stopped the world economy from crashing. He eased our fears during national tragedies, and whether we liked everything about the ACA or not, he tried his best to give more people access to health care. All with a smile. Not because he was happy with the way it all played out, but because thatís what presidents are supposed to do ― act presidential.


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Reply He Had No Business Becoming President (Original post)
CousinIT Jun 19 OP
bigtree Jun 19 #1
beachbum bob Jun 19 #2
Lochloosa Jun 19 #3
DownriverDem Jun 19 #24
Lochloosa Jun 19 #25
ejbr Jun 19 #23
PoindexterOglethorpe Jun 19 #28
lunamagica Jun 19 #29
PoindexterOglethorpe Jun 19 #30
SHRED Jun 19 #4
RT Atlanta Jun 19 #5
Tommy_Carcetti Jun 19 #9
SHRED Jun 19 #12
Sunlei Jun 19 #6
broadcaster90210 Jun 19 #7
Oden Jun 19 #8
SHRED Jun 19 #10
byronius Jun 19 #13
Fatemah2774 Jun 19 #11
NewJeffCT Jun 19 #14
alwaysinflux Jun 19 #16
SHRED Jun 19 #17
malaise Jun 19 #19
hibbing Jun 19 #21
RedSpartan Jun 19 #15
IronLionZion Jun 19 #18
gordianot Jun 19 #20
LiberalLovinLug Jun 19 #22
Iplayoneontv Jun 19 #26
Chickensoup Jun 19 #27
Doug the Dem Jun 19 #31

Response to CousinIT (Original post)

Mon Jun 19, 2017, 09:11 AM

1. k&r

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Response to CousinIT (Original post)

Mon Jun 19, 2017, 09:26 AM

2. 72, 000 stein votes gave us trump....knowing full well

What happens when you let true evil win...can't blame republicans or trump supporters or Obama...when it was our "own" who did this

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Response to beachbum bob (Reply #2)

Mon Jun 19, 2017, 09:33 AM

3. Stein did not give trump to Florida. Now who to blame?



Overall 2016 Florida Presidential Election Results






100% Reporting Electoral Votes: 29





Polls Closing: 7:00 PM ET

Electoral Votes


R Winner D. Trump
49.1%
4,605,515 29

D H. Clinton
47.8%
4,485,745

L G. Johnson
2.2%
206,007

G J. Stein
0.7%
64,019

C D. Castle
0.2%
16,393

R R. De La Fuente
0.1%
9,071

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Response to Lochloosa (Reply #3)

Mon Jun 19, 2017, 11:43 AM

24. We have a two party system

If you don't like the Dem Party, join and make the changes you want. Otherwise the repubs will keep winning. We Dems warned folks, but they either didn't get it or didn't care.

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Response to DownriverDem (Reply #24)

Mon Jun 19, 2017, 12:11 PM

25. I didn't and wouldn't vote for Stein. I was just pointing out the fallacy of the above post.

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Response to beachbum bob (Reply #2)

Mon Jun 19, 2017, 11:43 AM

23. 9% of registered Democrats

voted for Trump, significantly more than Stein voters. They have less culpability?

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Response to beachbum bob (Reply #2)

Mon Jun 19, 2017, 12:22 PM

28. Please stop trying to blame Hillary's loss/Donald's win on

any third party voters.

The simple fact is she couldn't inspire enough voters to vote for her. Enough more voters voted for Donald, especially in certain crucial states that he won and she lost.

It's possible that votes were hacked, but we may never know the truth of that.

Not to mention that if you do want to blame Jill Stein voters, then you can't also say that Hillary's loss was due to sexism.

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Response to PoindexterOglethorpe (Reply #28)

Mon Jun 19, 2017, 03:21 PM

29. She received three million more votes than he did! GMAB!

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Response to lunamagica (Reply #29)

Mon Jun 19, 2017, 10:31 PM

30. True, but it's hardly breaking news that we have the (stupid) Electoral College

thing. She could have won by 30 million votes, but he got the wins in the right combination of states to give him the Presidency.

For years I've thought that because of the EC there's no real point in voting, especially when I lived in a Red state.

So yes, she got the three million more votes than Donald, despite the Jill Stein voters. You cannot blame her loss on them. Period.

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Response to CousinIT (Original post)

Mon Jun 19, 2017, 09:46 AM

4. "America needs a strong Republican Party"

Last time I checked they are controlling our Federal government and most states.



Democrats should NOT be saying this nonsense.

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Response to SHRED (Reply #4)

Mon Jun 19, 2017, 09:49 AM

5. Agreed

n/t

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Response to SHRED (Reply #4)

Mon Jun 19, 2017, 10:15 AM

9. A multi-party system is a necessary evil for a democracy to thrive.

Now, that doesn't mean the Republican party should be given carte blanche to say and do what they please, but there's no sense in turning this country into the Russian Federation where there's only one political party of consequence.

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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Reply #9)

Mon Jun 19, 2017, 10:18 AM

12. I agree

But that's not what this article said.

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Response to CousinIT (Original post)

Mon Jun 19, 2017, 09:52 AM

6. That's what makes me the most upset-Republicans SUPPORTED the unfit man, even voted for IT.

Fuck you Republicans, you wanted the unfit patsy as President so YOU could shove in your anti-American policies as fast as possible.

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Response to CousinIT (Original post)

Mon Jun 19, 2017, 09:57 AM

7. No strong Republican Party. Just no.

Now I do assume this means there always needs to be strong opposition to maintain balance. Balance is good. But that does not mean that the stuff of horror and nightmares should have an once of power and influence. It should not. The GOP, and conservatism, must die off for Mankind to survive. We also need to rid ourselves of this albatross of a political system that worked 200 years ago but not now.

No. No. No. We don't need a strong Republican Party. I'd rather take my chances without one.

Sounding "reasonable" does not make what is said reasonable.

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Response to CousinIT (Original post)

Mon Jun 19, 2017, 10:07 AM

8. How about a sane Republican party?

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Response to Oden (Reply #8)

Mon Jun 19, 2017, 10:16 AM

10. When has that occurred in modern history?

I don't see sanity ever happening in that criminal organization.

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Response to SHRED (Reply #10)

Mon Jun 19, 2017, 10:27 AM

13. One might argue Dwight David Eisenhower.

Or not, if you were Emmet Till's mother. But I count him as the last quasi-sane Republican.

Of course, he only ran as a Republican because the Democratic ticket was set.

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Response to CousinIT (Original post)

Mon Jun 19, 2017, 10:16 AM

11. Balance

It is ok to disagree, if we both believe in America. Sometimes we compromise. One nasty one is slavery. Another is the Senate. But, don't question my credentials as an American.

This is what the Republicans are saying. They wish for a confederacy, and align themselves accordingly.

Please.

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Response to CousinIT (Original post)

Mon Jun 19, 2017, 10:33 AM

14. Obama cocky?

I never got that impression of him, but maybe I'm not seeing something?

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Response to NewJeffCT (Reply #14)

Mon Jun 19, 2017, 10:37 AM

16. Yeah I didn't like that...

....descriptor of Obama. Very inaccurate.

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Response to NewJeffCT (Reply #14)

Mon Jun 19, 2017, 10:40 AM

17. It's a poorly written article.

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Response to SHRED (Reply #17)

Mon Jun 19, 2017, 11:01 AM

19. Agree 100% n/t

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Response to NewJeffCT (Reply #14)

Mon Jun 19, 2017, 11:32 AM

21. Disgusting

I also found that comment horrible and not accurate.


Peace

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Response to CousinIT (Original post)

Mon Jun 19, 2017, 10:35 AM

15. Republicans: Party Over Country

Always

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Response to CousinIT (Original post)

Mon Jun 19, 2017, 10:43 AM

18. I bet a lot of Trumpers are wondering where the new jobs are



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Response to CousinIT (Original post)

Mon Jun 19, 2017, 11:17 AM

20. The reason Trump ran was for business his own.

Trump liabilities out weigh assets and the bear is figuratively just outside the door.

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Response to CousinIT (Original post)

Mon Jun 19, 2017, 11:35 AM

22. What would be great is a 4 party system + proportional representation voting system

So that parties would be forced to work together.

Have a Sanders Democratic Socialist party, (or Green party) a traditional Democratic Party. A traditional Republican Party. And a bat shit Tea Party.

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Response to LiberalLovinLug (Reply #22)

Mon Jun 19, 2017, 12:14 PM

26. I agree but...

I would love that but with the electoral college it's almost impossible.

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Response to CousinIT (Original post)

Mon Jun 19, 2017, 12:22 PM

27. Greed

Is a powerful motivation and the love of money is the root of all evil.

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Response to CousinIT (Original post)

Mon Jun 19, 2017, 10:35 PM

31. Same with Bush II

But what of it? We have to focus on getting rid of this assclown!

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