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“I have personally been on the ballot in Nevada for 26 elections and I have never seen anything like the reaction to the election completed last Tuesday. The election of Donald Trump has emboldened the forces of hate and bigotry in America. “White nationalists, Vladimir Putin and ISIS are celebrating Donald Trump’s victory, while innocent, […]
I can kind of forgive her because winning her election must be a thrill. But if this is any indication of where LBR’s head is, she needs to wake the eff up – and quickly.
Well the world changed late last night in a way I couldn’t protect us from. That’s a terrible feeling for a father. I won’t sugarcoat it—this is truly horrible. It’s hardly the first time my candidate didn’t win (in fact it’s the sixth time) but it is the first time that a thoroughly incompetent pig with dangerous ideas, a serious psychiatric disorder, no knowledge of the world and no curiosity to learn has.
And it wasn’t just Donald Trump who won last night—it was his supporters too. The Klan won last night. White nationalists. Sexists, racists and buffoons. Angry young white men who think rap music and Cinco de Mayo are a threat to their way of life (or are the reason for their way of life) have been given cause to celebrate. Men who have no right to call themselves that and who think that women who aspire to more than looking hot are shrill, ugly, and otherwise worthy of our scorn rather than our admiration struck a blow for misogynistic shitheads everywhere. Hate was given hope. Abject dumbness was glamorized as being “the fresh voice of an outsider” who’s going to “shake things up.” (Did anyone bother to ask how? Is he going to re-arrange the chairs in the Roosevelt Room?) For the next four years, the President of the United States, the same office held by Washington and Jefferson, Lincoln and Teddy Roosevelt, F.D.R., J.F.K. and Barack Obama, will be held by a man-boy who’ll spend his hours exacting Twitter vengeance against all who criticize him (and those numbers will be legion). We’ve embarrassed ourselves in front of our children and the world.
And the world took no time to react. The Dow futures dropped 7,000 points overnight. Economists are predicting a deep and prolonged recession. Our NATO allies are in a state of legitimate fear. And speaking of fear, Muslim-Americans, Mexican-Americans and African-Americans are shaking in their shoes. And we’d be right to note that many of Donald Trump’s fans are not fans of Jews. On the other hand, there is a party going on at ISIS headquarters. What wouldn’t we give to trade this small fraction of a man for Richard Nixon right now?
So what do we do?
Thought Experiment: Is it time for all good Liberals and Progressives to flood into the Green Party?
I know, I know. Just read this and hear me out below the fold…
“As the center shifts right, liberals press closer to the center in order (being practical and realistic) to forestall the calamity of finding themselves too far out. As they rush in this direction, the equilibrium of the system necessarily shifts right again–and the cycle repeats…The secret of the whole process is the political vacuum on the left. There is no left opposition in American politics. It is this vacuum which pulls the new Right out of the walls.”
–Hal Draper, “The Ultra Right and the Liberals” (1962)
Thank you. Last night, I congratulated Donald Trump and offered to work with him on behalf of our country. I hope that he will be a successful president for all Americans. This is not the outcome we wanted or we worked so hard for, and I’m sorry we did not win this election for the […]
I’m already seeing some revisionist history about what this Trump win means. It is hard to fathom because Trump didn’t run on some secret agenda. He was right out in the open. These are the things he ran on, and the things Trump voters voted for:
1) Build a wall with Mexico (invoice them)
2) Overturn Obamacare
3) Overturn the constitutional right to gay marriage
4) Ban Muslim travel to the U.S. until we know “what’s going on”
5) Jail Hillary
6) Stop and frisk blacks
7) Strip first amendment protections from the press
8) “Bomb the shit out of” ISIS
9) Enact extreme abortion restrictions
10) Be unpredictable with nuclear weapons
11) Soft pull out of NATO
And for what it is worth, I believe he can do all of these things. He has been underestimated all along and has always prevailed, so his track record points to his getting these things if he still wants them once he is sworn in.
As expected Carney (58.34%), Hall-Long (59.44%), Blunt-Rochester (55.52%), and Navarro (59.28%) swept effortlessly into office. Nobody cracked 60%, but neither did they break a sweat. With the national outcome, I wonder if Copeland ever second-guessed his decision to sit out the statewides this year?
I’m sure there will be a great deal of analysis around the question of what went wrong. Errors will be discussed. This or that group will be questioned. Villains will be identified. The staggering sums of money spent on negative ads in the Philadelphia media market will be traced back to the “Citizens United” decision. There will be, in short, a lot of forensics.
For me, it comes down to Democrats not having a clear sense of who we are as a party, and why voters should vote for us. We’ve fallen into identifying ourselves, not as what we are, but as what we aren’t. Democrats aren’t racists. We aren’t homophobes. We aren’t religious bigots or xenophobic. We aren’t misogynists. Those are all good things to not be, but we also aren’t… good at politics. We haven’t knitted those identifiers into a compelling case for Democratic governance.
I’m old enough to remember when it was widely known and accepted that being a Democrat meant being on the side of the little guy. We’ve lost that brand identity. This election we ceded that ground to a wealthy charlatan. A one-dimensional cartoon version of a rich guy. I suppose the silver lining is that we can’t fall lower than this.
After the forensics will come the rebuilding. Eventually, I’ll listen to the acceptance speeches of John Carney, and the other Delaware Democrats who won last night. I’ll be searching to find some foundation for the rebuilding. Some acknowledgment that being a Democrat means being on the side of the little guy.
…will that mean that she has been acquitted in the court of popular opinion, and Republicans will call off their Jihad against her? And having called off their Jihad,
…will that mean she will be free to “govern toward the center” and continue the consensus seeking/New Democrats/DLC/Third Way course charted by Bill Clinton and attempted by Obama?
Those rhetorical questions are easy to answer.
Regular readers know that the 9th is the blueish district that Peter Schwartzkopf handed to Republicans by clumsily trying to engineer his own Republican pick into the seat when incumbent Dem, Rebecca Walker, stepped aside. Given the choice between and authentic Republican in Kevin Hensley and Schwartzkopf’s ersatz Democrat (Jason Hortiz) the district picked Hensley […]
Authorities investigating a historically black church burned Tuesday night in Greenville also found “Vote Trump” spraypainted on the side. Mayor Errick D. Simmons called the attack on the century-old Hopewell Missionary Baptist Church “a heinous, hateful and cowardly act,” which is being investigated as a possible hate crime.
Possibly emboldened by the acquittal of the Bundy gang, a 46-year-old Iowa man, Scott Michael Greene, is wanted by the Des Moines Police for the ambush style murder of two police officers.
The sore-loser shit is really out of hand, and they haven’t even lost yet. Sen. Richard Burr (R-NC) told supporters over the weekend that if Hillary Clinton is elected president he is going to work overtime to ensure she will not be able to move forward with a Supreme Court justice, according to audio obtained […]
I have wrestled with what to think about Charlie Copeland. Some people that I like and respect say he is a decent guy in a tough spot, just trying to do his best. He comes from a decent philanthropic family, and his own father was instrumental in establishing Planned Parenthood in Delaware. And then I get this is my mailbox, and it reveals the truth about what kind of person Charlie Copeland really is.
Everyone has good reasons for not watching the crap being put on TV by the NFL right now. For me: 2) It has been warm and sunny the last few Sundays. Only a twit would stay in to watch TV on during an Indian Summer. and.. 1) TOO MANY holding fouls called away from the […]
This must watch clip is from the Rachel Maddow show. Sean Lynn posted it to FB this morning and notes that anti-intellectualism is something we need to guard against. I would add that the “anti-intellectualism” and civic ignorance that Souter laments is abetted by the kind of sham “bi-partisanship” John Carney and other Dems are so devoted to. It is a fetishized bi-partisanship not aimed at solving problems but is intended to muddy the political waters and decrease individual accountability among legislators.
It should be clear to all voters who was responsible for the economic collapse of 2008, for example. It should be obvious to voters which President “created ISIS” through a reckless foreign policy. But it isn’t obvious because we have Democrats like John Carney who are totally devoted to exculpating Republicans in pursuit of “bi-partisanship.”
Skip to about 2:40 to start at Souter’s remarks.
After the first Presidential debate on September 26th, Charlie Copeland released a statement saying that Donald Trump won the debate with a performance that made it clear that he should be supported by Republicans, Democrats and Independents alike.
Since that time Trump has revealed the fact that he is a serial sexual predator who feels that his celebrity status gives him the freedom to grab women “by the pussy.” He has supported Russian geopolitical aims, and taken election aid directly from the Kremlin, and last night Trump said that he will keep the country “in suspense” over the question of whether or not the peaceful transfer of power will continue in American.
And yet Charlie Copeland still fully supports Donald Trump for President. That is appalling. It is one thing for Charlie Copeland to have political differences with Democrats, but to fully support a candidate that is attacking a vital tenant of our system, the notion that election results are honored and accepted by winners and losers alike, that is simply appalling.
This is not surprising when you consider the fact that unless it deals with grabbing p*ssy, promoting his golf course, or basically acting like an entitled ass, Donald Trump seems as intellectually lazy as a marginally competent CVS employee.
Security researcher Kevin Beaumont had a look at the mail servers operated by the Trump organization and found a veritable dumpster fire: systems running Windows 2003 (!), unpatched, badly configured.
His security policy is to depend on the kindness of Putin.
I heard about Colin Bonini’s weed legalization petition from a friend on the west coast.
“What are your thoughts on Senator Bonini?”
“I like his stand against civil asset forfeiture, but he is going to get crushed on election day. Why do you ask?”
Trump is no outlier. It is the policy of the Republican party that only Republican Presidents are legitimate. Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) suggested Monday that the Republican party’s months-long refusal to fill a vacant seat on the Supreme Court would extend into the next administration if Hillary Clinton is elected president. “I promise you that […]
I had heard that Ken Boulden was looking at the empty RD seat Earl Jaques would create by moving up to BHL’s vacated senate seat. But Celia says it is down to Jaques or Boulden v. some GOP tomato can for the SD seat. The confidence was so high, the intrigue was already thick at […]