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Fri Mar 10, 2017, 11:41 PM Mar 2017

Ready to Play Nice? No Fucking Way! [View all]

There has been much discussion of late as to who voted for Trump and why, and what the attitude of Democrats should or shouldn’t be with respect to those who did.

Many have expressed anger, frustration, even hatred towards Trump supporters. Others have expressed varying degrees of sympathy for those who they feel were misled into supporting such an odious candidate, those who have been systematically brainwashed by FOX-News and RW radio, and/or those who simply vote Republican as a matter of course, without giving any thought to who it is they are supporting.

Some have encouraged reaching out to those who, despite their initial support of Trump, will inevitably become victims of his policies. Others have stated without hesitation that such reaching-out is a dead end, and any efforts in that regard are simply an exercise in futility.

For what it’s worth, here’s my two cents.

From the outset of Trump’s campaign, he presented himself as a boorish bully, a self-agrandizing braggart devoid of what is generally referred to as “any socially redeeming value”. His lack of knowledge about how our government operates and the responsibilities of a POTUS were fully on display. Not once did he demonstrate a scintilla of intelligence – in fact, quite the opposite; his every statements was, without exception, an incoherent tirade of gibberish demonstrative of someone incapable of stringing two sentences together that made any sense whatsoever.

So you have to ask yourself: What kind of person thinks the country should be led by a man who repeatedly demonstrates his lack of intellect? What kind of person thinks that a man who doesn’t know anything about even the bare basics of running a nation is somehow well-suited to doing so?

Throughout his campaign, Trump never shied away from lying – not exaggerating, not fudging the numbers, not stretching the truth, but out-and-out lying about things that were easily debunked.

So you have to ask yourself: What kind of person wants a president who can’t be trusted to tell the truth, even about things that are so readily disproven?

Trump’s temper, and his endless need to lash-out at anyone who he perceived as having crossed him, became the stuff of legend long before Election Day. His “tweets” were rife with vitriol, paranoia, and a total lack of self-control.

So you have to ask yourself: What kind of person thinks that someone who can’t control his own temper – a temper which can be triggered by any perceived slight, any unflattering word, any untoward remark – should be put in a position where he can distance us from our allies, spark an international incident fraught with dire consequences, or even start a nuclear war?

The list goes on – and so do the questions: What kind of person thinks that a president, who represents us on the world stage, should be someone who openly mocks the disabled, brags about “grabbing pussies”, disrespects minorities, disparages immigrants, and promotes the idea that people of certain religious beliefs are a threat to our nation’s safety and well-being?

What kind of person who had access to the information about Trump’s scams – like refusing to pay his debts to hard-working Americans, collecting money for his “charitable” foundation which he then took for his personal use, scamming people through his bogus “university” – decided he was trustworthy enough to hold the highest position in the country?

The answer may seem simplistic, but it is, IMHO, the only answer that makes sense.

The kind of person who voted for Trump is either a fellow bigot/racist/misogynist, a person who doesn’t give a fuck what havoc is wreaked on the nation and the world as long as those damned libruls don’t have a say, a person who believes that as long as the people they despise are persecuted, they don’t care if everyone suffers along with them, a person who is as mentally unhinged as the delusional idiot they voted for, a person whose hatred is so all-consuming, they can’t see anything beyond it – and/or a person who is just too god-damned stupid to have noticed all of the above.

There is always the chance that those who were misled, those who put their faith in the Limbaughs and the Breitbarts, those who are now about to suffer the consequences of their own actions, will regret their choice the minute it hits home – in other words, the minute they realize that the suffering they wished on others is about to befall themselves.

But the fact remains that they voted to put a known bigot, racist, misogynistic, lying incompetent in the Oval Office – and whatever excuses they offer after-the-fact, one is left to wonder whether their regret stems from an honest reassessment of their actions, or merely a too-little-too-late mea culpa in light of having been caught in the trap they so gleefully set for others.

In view of this so-called “president’s” actions, now that he is firmly ensconced in the office so many happily elevated him to, I am as skeptical of Johnny-come-lately penitents as I am of criminals who only regret their crimes when they’ve been caught red-handed, and have no defense to offer other than having fallen in with a bad crowd that they foolishly trusted to their own detriment.

For me, the jury is still out – and will remain out for a very long time to come.

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Ready to Play Nice? No Fucking Way! [View all] NanceGreggs Mar 2017 OP
Just love your thoughts...wanted to tell u...thanks ... pbmus Mar 2017 #1
You said it perfectly. Thank you for that. A lot of trump supporters have money so they dont think caroldansen Mar 2017 #28
Yeah, my boss comes from $$ and her husband is a chief of surgery. lark Mar 2017 #56
Another post and another home run! CaliforniaPeggy Mar 2017 #2
Thank you, Nance, for putting so thoroughly and eloquently the Cha Mar 2017 #3
Or... Terry_M Mar 2017 #4
There is no common ground. RoadhogRidesAgain Mar 2017 #5
Uh, those two things--abortion and immigration. sprinkleeninow Mar 2017 #23
In case you havent noticed NanceGreggs Mar 2017 #17
+1000 smirkymonkey Mar 2017 #33
+ another 1000! COLGATE4 Mar 2017 #36
Oh, yes indeed, Nance. brer cat Mar 2017 #42
As always, volstork Mar 2017 #48
righteous anger! LiberalLovinLug Mar 2017 #52
OK, lets work on this one. Hispanics did not vote in high numbers for Trump. I was Jim Beard Mar 2017 #18
I'll reach across the aisle. lpbk2713 Mar 2017 #6
This is the right mentality RoadhogRidesAgain Mar 2017 #8
THIS! volstork Mar 2017 #49
History Repeats Itself Tom the Mechanic Mar 2017 #74
+1 Jamaal510 Mar 2017 #53
I'm not trying to be funny or snide with this ProudLib72 Mar 2017 #7
For me this is an intellect vs. emotions issue. nocalflea Mar 2017 #10
I know exactly what you guys are talking about. They are the kind of people influenced by their boss Jim Beard Mar 2017 #19
your friends, family, etc. don't have to DesertFlower Mar 2017 #22
There is one fatal flaw in that logic. NanceGreggs Mar 2017 #24
It's called "Republicanism" world wide wally Mar 2017 #32
Great post Nance Gothmog Mar 2017 #9
The very few who are capable of realizing their mistake... dchill Mar 2017 #11
Post removed Post removed Mar 2017 #12
I'm sorry. All I can say right now is to hell with 'em. I have no sympathy left. BigBearJohn Mar 2017 #13
From what I see and hear Motownman78 Mar 2017 #14
Thank you for an outstanding post. dalton99a Mar 2017 #15
K&R betsuni Mar 2017 #16
Love ya, Nance Hekate Mar 2017 #20
my feelings -- exactly. nt DesertFlower Mar 2017 #21
You're just saying that ... NanceGreggs Mar 2017 #26
Thank you for your voice. sheshe2 Mar 2017 #25
I tried love trumps hate, but fuck that NamesDave Mar 2017 #27
What drives me crazy is when they say marlakay Mar 2017 #29
Nance is on point as always. Quayblue Mar 2017 #30
One of your best, Nance world wide wally Mar 2017 #31
K&R and Bookmarked! smirkymonkey Mar 2017 #34
I wish there were some way COLGATE4 Mar 2017 #35
I will always distrust and will never forgive those who voted against Hillary ... *AND* ... NurseJackie Mar 2017 #37
I know Trump voters who"chose" to ignore all these truths mcar Mar 2017 #38
Sadly many of those "trump voters" were in fact "Clinton haters". George II Mar 2017 #39
I was feeling slightly guilty because I also desired that they would suffer. Well... NurseJackie Mar 2017 #41
Kick and recommend to infinity ismnotwasm Mar 2017 #40
Wish I could rec this 1000 times! brer cat Mar 2017 #43
Amen. I'm ready for some serious ass-kicking by Democrats. Paladin Mar 2017 #44
Lotto ticket Tom Rinaldo Mar 2017 #45
These are bad people. Cary Mar 2017 #46
It's as simple as that liquid diamond Mar 2017 #82
It's as simple as that Cary Mar 2017 #83
Nailed it, Nancy! Check out this Insider .... PsychoBabble Mar 2017 #47
You really did a great job describing the attitude of chump supporters and why I can never respect kimbutgar Mar 2017 #50
Well done Firestorm49 Mar 2017 #51
You really summed it up nicely Kimchijeon Mar 2017 #54
For any Trump-voting evangelicals who now worry about losing their health care... Zorro Mar 2017 #55
Republicans have been playing the bigotry card The Wizard Mar 2017 #57
If the sexual predator videos didn't make any difference, why Alice11111 Mar 2017 #77
Wow Hugo24601 Mar 2017 #58
Count Me In With Your Thoughts linnknee Mar 2017 #59
With you 100%, Nance! There is no "playing nice" in a street fight... VOX Mar 2017 #60
As someone already said, Republicans would never, repeat never, vote for Hillary Clinton... Talk Is Cheap Mar 2017 #61
I am not interested ... NanceGreggs Mar 2017 #62
I am assuming that by 'you' in 'if you don't want to be called a deplorable', you mean "one doesn't" Talk Is Cheap Mar 2017 #66
As in anyone who ... NanceGreggs Mar 2017 #67
So, according to you... Talk Is Cheap Mar 2017 #68
Yes, I think the Dem message ... NanceGreggs Mar 2017 #69
My original post said "messaging", but I did write 'message' in the last post. Talk Is Cheap Mar 2017 #70
No, you didn't answer thne question. NanceGreggs Mar 2017 #75
No, I asked the question of you first... Talk Is Cheap Mar 2017 #80
I see you are NOT going to answer my question... Talk Is Cheap Mar 2017 #84
Great post k&r n/t lordsummerisle Mar 2017 #63
I really believe a lot of these Trump supporters really wanted to foist HELL on the rest of us. airplaneman Mar 2017 #64
This is how Trump gained support loyalsister Mar 2017 #65
Message auto-removed Name removed Mar 2017 #71
I have little respect ... NanceGreggs Mar 2017 #72
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If someone heard some of the stuff about Trump, like the bizarre Vietnam interview PatrickforO Mar 2017 #76
Ratings by whom though. If they vote, they will give InfoWars Alice11111 Mar 2017 #78
WTG Nance Gothmog Mar 2017 #79
The idiots can tell me unity is more important than equality... LanternWaste Mar 2017 #81
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