I am suffering from Trump depression.
This is not the direction I EVER wanted this country to go in. When I was young and idealistic I thought we were good when Nixon resigned. Reagan was awful, Bush 1 was ineffective. Clinton did a good job IMHO. Bush 2 was a total freaking disaster. The Obama administration was fresh air. So much progress was made. Now it is all being lost. And Trump lost the popular vote by 3 million. This administration is against everything I believe in. I wish that mayor of San Juan was president. Just so fucking depressing. Just hoping for impeachment before it is too late.
I am depressed by the fact that there are millions of stupid, greedy, bigoted. mean-spirited people that keep voting for these traitors and criminals.
Although, I can't help but believe that Melania is trying to accelerate things by getting the White House chef to slip extra butter into everything, and serving him extra-large slices of chocolate cake with over-sized two-scoops of ice cream. And, giving him regular Coke, instead of Diet Coke.
Including some of my family members. I mean, Trump will hopefully be gone soon. These people, at least some of them, arent old.
I took a long walk today to get away from the news.
I think Moron has bit off more then he can handle.
Just take a break from the news for awhile.
Enjoy the fall weather.
Every 36 thousand years, they say the earth sifts because of another planet.
As to humans, we never learn. It's in our soul to hate and feel superior, and religion does not help.
I think religion is toxic.
I am 100% pro-choice and pro gay rights.
It kills me that rights are being taken away.
Everything you have worked so hard for all your life. Things like peace and progress. All gone with the work of one arsonist...
That there is nothing we can do about it?
But, we have to keep the faith during these troubling times, in my opinion. If for no other reason than to keep our sanity.
Time has all the answers.
...as much as it is a domestic terrorist cabal that won't stop until the entire non-white, non-progressive groups are ethnically cleansed from existence, along with the absolute destruction of the environment of the entire planet that will doom humanity and all life on earth. This is NOT an exaggeration, and until we take of the kid gloves of politics and treat all Republicans for what they are, goon squad debutantes, we will be on a horrific path to doomsday.
reposted from another poster who I thought put it well:
Trump is hanging on by a thread.
When Nixon got to high 20s approval the GOP turned on him.
Same here. DJT is in the mid 30s depending on day. He tried to intervene in AL Senate and his base didn't listen to him. GOP noticed- it's not Trump, it's hate motivating the base. So Trump can go without breaking the hateful base.
And Bob Corker is mainstream GOP who has turned on Trump.
Make no mistake - Trump is not long for this office. 6 months tops is my prediction. And Mueller or Schneiderman will jail him afterward, and take away all of his assets .
As Democrats our mission now is to work on turnout and against voter suppression.
"As Democrats our mission now is to work on turnout and against voter suppression." Right on!
Thanks for the chuckle!!!!
or you could organize to get Legal Medical Marijuana on the ballot. I read recently that New York State has legal medical cannabis for use but you nearly have to be on your death bed to use it.. that's ridiculous! Whats the point of that?
But you did remind me of my younger days (late 60s early 70s) before they cracked down on us. We were free enough not to care if it was legal or not. Here's a good story:
About 40 years ago we were playing garage rock, and "using" in my bro's garage. It was getting late and we heard pounding at the door. It was a young Baltimore cop. So of course we hid the medicine but he stopped us. He said, "No, no, you don't have to put it away. You guys sound great, just turn it down. The neighbors were complaining it was too loud. But turn it down, cause the next time they may not send me."
We were just so grateful we were not busted.!!!
Thanks for the fun memory yuiyoshida!
That's why States, like California is opening things up to recreational use. They should have things set up by this next year, where you can buy it legally, and betting there will be weed cafe's too, just like they have in Holland.
Time to make some new memories... I bet places like Colorado have their own weed tourists every year...
If you weren't suffering at least some level of mental turmoil with this guy, I would question your mental health. Many people, including myself, feel the same as you. Do what you need to help yourself, and understand that you are reacting in a normal way.
Even mild exercise, such as walking, helps. Eat as good as you can. Mock and belittle Trump supporters every chance you get, but only if you will not put yourself in danger. No need to swallow your feelings when they say "Why do you get so upset over politics"?
I hope you feel better soon.
our government has become in the past 30 years and this is rock bottom...worse than Nixon. I am so glad I chose not to have kids since this place takes one step forward and two steps back every time I look up. It IS too fucking depressing for words. Sometimes I wish I weren't so aware and could just be a "bliss ninny" and willfully ignorant and let it all just slide by. My passionate nature and my upbringing doesn't allow me that peace of mind unfortunately.
I am not arguing for becoming apathetic but sometimes it is good to do something else other than follow politics. I try to offset my political news consumption with other things like reading books, exercising and watching light entertainment (sitcoms are always good). I recently watched a bunch of Get Smart episodes. I forgot how funny that show was.
I feel like my mind is rested and rejuvenated after I take it easy on the politics for a period of time.
Depression and anxiety are perfectly normal responses to what is happening in our country. I don't get the people who AREN'T upset. What I've been doing is trying to find comfort in the little things, day to day. I've been trying to be extra nice to everyone because that makes ME feel better too. Paying things forward, that sort of thing. Everyone is looking for kindness.
Unless they're assholes then all bets are off. (Just kidding.)
I was sad when he 'won' the election. I am angry and depressed now. I am depressed because of what he is doing to our country. Even if he is removed, it will takes years to fix all the damage he's done.
I am angry:
With the GOP. I expected a few spines to show up by now. But only see faux outrage and monotoned condemnation from this bunch. Even though Corker states most repubs agree with him about Trump's instability, they will cave to Trump and pressure him (Corker) to an early ouster. They will never impeach this dirt bag as I believe most GOP are severely compromised.
With Dems because of their silence and concaved chests. Tomorrow morning there should be large group of Dems giving a press conference. They should tell the public in the strongest terms possible the truth: Trump is purposely destroying the ENTIRE health care system and does care if you live or die. Explain exactly what his EO means as some may not fully understand just how bad this is. The Dems should also announce an investigation to see if any insider trading occurred ( by Trump, family, friends cabinet) before this EO was signed Friday. As I believe he is manipulating the stock market.
With MSM. The media has not challenged him in any way whatsoever. His taxpayer paid weekend golf outings receive no criticsm from MSM. Reporting on his threats to the NFL and NBC should have been stronger and could have opened up an abuse of power claim against him. But minimal reporting is done on his descretions. The media never pressured him to apologize for the wiretap lie. Maggie Haberman seems to be so in awe of him, that she can no longer report objectively.
Trump knows that he is winning. Even when it looks like he's losing. This is why he was so happy this weekend. Every day I want to scream 'Why is no one doing anything to stop this monster?'
Sorry for the long post. I just needed to vent.
Trump thinks he's stolen hope. Now he's perched at the top of Mount Crumpet, hand cupped at ear, hoping to hear the wailing sounds of a broken-hearted Whoville. We can't give him that. He's undone nothing that won't be rebuilt better than before. His acts will be rubbed out in the course of time. Just keep sight on the good in the world and sing your liberal heart out.
will be our children and grandchildren, we were brought up with our own parents working hard and making it better for us, now what we have is this nutcase and his narcissistic tendencies to screw us all??? Fuck him he will not paralyze me, and wouldn't it be great if Russia citizens could rise to get Putin voted out.
Boy I am waiting for that pendulum to swing back hard to the left.
Welcome to DU kath2
She found a house for sale. It had an ugly boulder just outside the back door. Nobody wanted it because of that. When she made a low-ball offer, the owners were thrilled. All the men in the family -- mostly loggers -- thought she was nuts. They all said there was no way to extract the rock, or blow it up, on account of it being so close to the house. Her solution was just to dig a boulder-sized hole, tip it in and smooth it over.
It's easy, and only natural to look at Trump and most Republicans and feel down. Their callousness makes them immovable by appeals to both the heart and reason. But, a stone is only as immovable as the dirt holding it up. When something is immovable, target the ground it stands on. The right wing stands on "conservatism." Yet there is nothing conservative about anything the Republicans are about. Point this out relentlessly, one shovel-full at a time, right next to them and they will fall.
Then, we can put picnic tables over them and all have veggie burgers.