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Thanks.  Not sure I know how to answer that. I've been... ok?  If you can call it ok that I'm seething with rage and am sickened by the human race

Maybe we can eventually make language a complete impediment to understanding. -Hobbes
by Izzy (izzy at eurotrib dot com) on Mon Jan 30th, 2017 at 09:28:37 PM EST
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Don't forget that most of the human race don't support Trump and more and more are looking for ways to oppose him.

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by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot male dotty communists) on Mon Jan 30th, 2017 at 10:13:01 PM EST
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If you think I "forgot" that, you're seriously misreading the situation.  In fact, it is the very thing that's enraging me. That fact that the majority of people COULD HAVE banded together and stopped this but didn't, is the worst part of the whole thing.

The fact that a whole bunch of people who claim to be my allies devoted a lot of time and effort into tearing down the other candidate and actively silenced anyone trying to make the case for her so that stupid people never heard the message, the fact that they actively bullied people and are now actively misrepresenting the situation, insisting on dominating the narrative, a calling for idiotic prescriptions to "fix" the problem that they themselves have been busy creating is why I'm seething.

Reminding me that they don't support the monster they helped elect is no comfort whatsoever.

Maybe we can eventually make language a complete impediment to understanding. -Hobbes

by Izzy (izzy at eurotrib dot com) on Mon Jan 30th, 2017 at 10:55:37 PM EST
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Perhaps not even half of the US electorate. Unfortunately, even if that is the case, they didn't show up at the polls in Nov. '16. True believers will remain fervent, but a large portion of the swing voters who supported Trump might just well have a different response in '18 and '20.

"It is not necessary to have hope in order to persevere."
by ARGeezer (ARGeezer a in a circle eurotrib daught com) on Thu Feb 2nd, 2017 at 05:58:55 PM EST
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We certainly will not have a different outcome if a significant portion of white progressives keep siding with Republicans as identifying Democrats as the problem and attacking them as enemies instead of standing with them as allies.

Maybe we can eventually make language a complete impediment to understanding. -Hobbes
by Izzy (izzy at eurotrib dot com) on Thu Feb 2nd, 2017 at 10:29:21 PM EST
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