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Name: Steven Leser
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Hometown: New York, NY
Home country: USA
Current location: NYC
Member since: Tue Jan 4, 2005, 05:36 PM
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Hillary won the popular vote by a greater margin than 24 of 45 elected Presidents.


Trump does not have a mandate and most Americans did not want him to be their President. We should keep reminding people about that.


With the object of hate that spawned them gone, JPR descends into an existential squabble


Now that the electionís over, we think that the battle lines are clear: JPR is a site for Progressives, Trump ainít a Progressive, so Trump is on the other side of the battle lines from us. Henceforth, posts that praise Trump in a general way will likely go into the void. But itís OK to praise something specific thatís connected to Trump, like his putative student loan repayment plan.

sabrina (4258 posts) (Reply to Octafish - post #5) November 17, 2016 at 9:15 pm
72. So the DU infiltration of trolls WON?? Did TM99 step down or did the DU triolls

succeed in getting him off the site? Would you like ME to step down Manny? Just say so, but when you make that decision, do not speak for me I will speak for me as I have always done.

As far as I know, TM99 was not informed that of what you are claiming. I want to be clear, if you want me to step down please make that request public.

Crabby Abbey (501 posts) (Reply to sabrina - post #72) November 17, 2016 at 9:17 pm
74. Yeah, this sounds a lot like censorship. Isn't that what we all came here

to avoid? I did!

Post Removed (626 posts) (Reply to sabrina - post #72) November 17, 2016 at 9:23 pm
76. I think mods should be elected by popular vote.

Anywho I nominate



ThinkingANew (496 posts) (Reply to jwirr - post #3) November 17, 2016 at 7:46 pm
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24. There are people already threatening others here with the "new rules"

For reporting a relevant tweet that Trump put out.

Team Trump's chilling harassment of Megyn Kelly a frightening preview of whats to come?


Threatening journalists and attacking or killing them is, or at least has been, one of the things we Americans point to regarding third world dictators and other oppressive regimes as justification of why our system of government is so great in comparison. The State Department and other Executive Branch agencies complain about those kinds of governments and their practices and try to influence them to change their ways, well at least up until now.

Freedom of speech and freedom of the press are important values for Americans and central to the rights afforded to us in our Constitution and Bill of Rights.

Megyn Kelly is one of the most prominent political personalities in media today and she has the support of the top folks of a powerful network behind her. Trump and his team went after her and harassed and threatened her. They encouraged their supporters to harass and threaten her.

The fact is that despite all the help and resources supporting Kelly, her last year was something that sounds to me like a nightmare. What will happen to those in the media who criticize Trump who don't have the kind of support and protection behind them that she does?

The question that every member of the media is now asking themselves is, once inaugurated, when team Trump is upset with a journalists coverage, will they engage the security services of the country against them? When I write of security services, I am referring to the FBI, CIA and NSA. Is there any thinking person out there who thinks that kind of abuse of power and disregard for Constitutional freedoms is beyond team Trump? Does anyone think it is beyond Trump himself? I would answer no to both questions.

This would be yet another piece of evidence supporting the idea that Trump is leading the country into oppression, hate and Fascism. If this starts to happen, Americans need to quickly mobilize to stop it.


See the full interview of Megyn Kelly here where she details even more about her harassment by Trump himself and members of his campaign leadership team and his supporters:

Being "proven right" on a Boolean proposition isn't the genius some are making it out to be

Those of you doing this, I wouldn't wear your arm out patting yourselves on the back. Every four years some folks from each party, or that general ideology are unhappy with their nominee and bet they will lose.

Every four years half of them are right.

Without Comey's interference we win. I think that fact is more important than any other.

Yes there were other factors that would have contributed to Hillary's win not being as big as it should, but an interference like this from the FBI director is not a normal factor in an election.

I think Comey's interference also explains the polling discrepancies. I think they caused a late break for Trump and late breaks are always hard for polls to take into account.

After that we can talk about sexism, the unfair attacks on Hillary for the last 16 years, inappropriate blaming of trade agreements for loss of manufacturing jobs when automation is the real root cause, and Republican obstruction of Obama's attempts to help more middle class people being perceived as an issue with Democratic policies.

I am happy with the platform on which we ran. I don't see any need for soul searching or big changes. Without Comey Hillary wins and we take back the senate. Why would we change from that? Do we anticipate a Comey-like interference going forward and if so what would a change in policies do to help that?

Aw, Vladimir Vladimirovich, is that you? Silly Putin. nt

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