Sunday, November 20, 2016

Get Over It


11 days ago, Donald Trump won the electoral college and as such is the President-Elect of the United States of America. Nearly instantly, almost anyone who didn’t vote for him was incensed, saddened, and/or frightened. And anyone who did vote for him took to social media with one message for them……”Get over it.”  

7 year and 10 months ago today, Obama was sworn in as the President of the United States for the first time. For 2863 days, as he has been President, I have listened to lies and garbage from people who did not vote for him and did not want him as President, many of them the same people who voted for Trump.

You want me to “get over it” when for the better part of the last 8 years you didn’t? Or couldn’t? Or just wouldn’t?

For the last 8 years

·      You spent 5 years questioning his place of birth, acting as though there was a question when it was well established fact. You supported a sheriff (mine) and a candidate (yours) who sent teams of people to Hawaii and claimed “they cannot believe what they are finding.”  What they found was nothing.
·      You defended the First Amendment rights of people who shot at photos of Obama or lynched and burned him in effigy, but deride the Trump protestors as whiny crybabies.
·      You complained that he has no experience in governing because he was “only” a one term senator and referred to him as a “community organizer.” Then you voted for someone who has no idea what he is doing and claimed that was a good thing.
·      You claimed Obama was not a Christian at all and was actually a secret Muslim, over and over and over again. In fact, you are still claiming it while voting for a man who has stated he has never asked for forgiveness of his sins because he doesn’t need forgiveness.
·      You screamed every minute of every day that Obama was going to take your guns, my guns, all the guns. No guns have been taken.
·      You said horrible things about his wife and children and marriage, going so far as to claim Michelle Obama is a man, while voting for someone with 5 kids from 3 different wives who cheated his way out of every marriage.
·      You claimed none of it had to do with race while people simultaneously fill twitter and facebook with tweets and memes using the word n****r. Then you vote for a candidate that was endorsed by the Neo-Nazis and the KKK.
·      You have wailed and gnashed your teeth the entire time because the country is “heading in the wrong direction!” And yet-
                The unemployment rate has been cut nearly in half from 9.3% to 4.9%
                 Violent crime has dropped 16% and homicides dropped 13%
                Jobs are up by 9.3 million and long term unemployed is down by 600k
                US crude production is up by 87% and petroleum imports are down by 62%
                Corporate profits are up by 166%, the S&P is up 139%, the Dow 106% and the
                Nasdaq up 222%

Then you told me to not to listen to anything Trump has said, because that doesn’t matter and he doesn’t mean that, but rather wait and see what he does.

·       He named a known and admitted alt-right white supremacist as is Chief Strategist
·      He either actually didn’t know about the hate crimes committed after the election and had to be told by Lesley Stahl or he lied about not knowing because he didn’t want to deal with it. I can’t decide which is worse.
·      He has refused to put his investments in a blind trust, instead insisting his kids will run his businesses.
·      He then appointed his kids to his transition team.
·      Then he took his daughter and son-in-law into a meeting with the Japanese PM. With no security clearance. And they are supposed to be running the “blind trust.”
·      He appointed for Attorney General, a man who was deemed too racist to be a judge in the 1980’s.
·      He has chosen a VP who believes gay people should change their sexual orientation through therapy and then complains when a theatre cast containing black and gay members try to send him a message about inclusion.
·      He jumped back into twitter by telling a complete lie about the letter from the editor of the NYT’s, claiming they “apologized” when no such thing happened.
·      He tweeted that the NYT’s was losing thousands of subscribers when they have actually increased subscribers at a rate 4 times higher than normal since the election.
·      He tweeted that there were “professional protestors” who were being “very unfair!” like some petulant 6-year-old.  Professional protestors do not exist and he was just perpetuating a ridiculous conspiracy theory that he either doesn’t care is wrong (scary) or doesn’t know is wrong (more scary.)
·      He falsely took credit (again on twitter) for keeping a Ford plant in Kentucky when, according to the President of Ford, they were never going to move, close or even reduce production at that plant. They were considering moving production of one car away, but ramping up production on others, but no jobs were ever in danger there. Because the union has a contract protecting workers until at least 2019.
·      He has appointed people to his transition team who want to register all Muslims and claim the internment of Japanese people as legal precedent.

And it has only been 11 days people. 11 days.  I have listened to your shit for 2863 days and I never said “you lost, get over it” despite the number of times I thought it. 

So, near as I can figure, I have 2852 days to say and do whatever I want in regard to Trump before I break even with you, let alone surpass you. So when you tell me to get over it, I have just one response for you….

NO

I will not listen as you try to shame me into doing something you would never do.
or
As you try to convince me that I need to respect the “office” if I don’t respect the man, even though you never did.
or
 When you say that I need to come together for “unity” when you refused for 8 years to even consider it.
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When you say that “his success is my success” when you have denied every Obama success even happened.

I am not going to get over it
As a matter of fact
I haven’t even gotten started yet.









263 comments:

  1. What an awesome post! I fully agree with EVERYTHING you have said.

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    1. I agree completely. And I intend to call out this national embarrassment for the sham it is at every given opportunity--even if I have to do it all day, every day for the next four years.

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    2. I was doing so much 'Yes'ing and head nodding while I read your post that I must have appeared like I was having a seizure.

      And a final 'yes' to the most important thing that you said: we haven't even gotten started yet.

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    3. "Just give him a chance..." they say.

      He had his chance: to select decent, honorable people for his team and Cabinet. So far, each has been worse then the last.

      He had a chance: to change the tone of his language and his tweets. He didn't.

      He had a chance to try to bring the country together. Instead, he has broken it farther apart.

      And he hasn't even been sworn in as President yet!

      I was born in 1935, when things were going rotten in Gerrmany. Then, too, they said, "Just give Hitler and his Nazi Party a chance."

      No way. Never again.

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    4. And the country was worried when Nixon became president.
      I am scared shiteless!

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    5. Yay You! This has been what so many have thought but could not articulate clearly.

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  2. Best post about the election, period.

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    1. That means a lot to me. Thank you.

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    2. KD agreed! Melissa you have written the Bugle Cry.

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  3. Clever, well written and....true.

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  4. I agree with everything you said!

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    1. I am glad to know that other people do!

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  5. Fantastic! This was beautifully stated. May I share this?
    Thank you!

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  6. I ran across this post on Facebook and shared it, it's been the shared several times from my page. What an amazing piece. Very well written!!!!

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  7. Curious to know the stats on how many have visited your blog to read this!

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    1. Close to 40k as of this morning!

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    2. Yeah!!!! Were you shocked? Again, very well written! Thank you for letting us share!

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    3. Completely shocked! I usually write to a rather small audience!

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    4. Well, you hit the jackpot here. You put the most complete summation of my thoughts on this up here, and did it better by far than I could have.

      Thank you, and I'm gonna share it ASAP.

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  8. Thank you. This is perfection.

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    1. I most certainly agree. Brilliant commentary.

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  9. Yes we're already being told to get over it and yet for eight years I've listened to people demean Obama in countless ways,portray him as an ape, say hateful things about Michelle, etcetera. Now it comes out this morning that the Trump Foundation used money for personal items. He calls Hillary crooked, yet he himself is the worst blathering idiot spreading lies across our country and being believed by so many people who were taken in by him. Unbelievable and yet it is happening.

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    1. I know. My frustration was boiling over!

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    2. Yes! He repeatedly promoted the "crooked Hillary" chant and that she is a liar, as if it would become true through repetition. When in fact the description fits him way better.

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    3. Yes, two of his "Trump Tower" projects which have been stalled since 2012 are now moving ahead - one in the Soviet Republic of Georgia and one in Buenos Aires. Also it has been reported that foreign leaders seeking to speak with Trump ha reached out through his overseas network of business partners. And he thinks the Clinton Foundation needs to be investigated for receiving contributions in exchange for favors.

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    4. Trump took a page from Hitler's propagandist's playbook (Josef Goebbels) by repeating lies about Hillary over and over -- The Big Lie -- say it often enough & people begin to believe it.

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  10. For the first time in my 76 years, I'm ashamed to be an American. "Shocked" doesn't begin to describe what I feel is happening to a country I once considered the best in the world! I'm afraid, and so sorry we have come to this.

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    1. I understand. I told a friend today "the American people are not who I thought they were."

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    2. Melissa, thank you so much for this! Needless to say, you have a LOT of supporters with the same "boiling over" frustration, and I really don't think it's going to change very soon. Just hope I can live long enough to see something positive again. All this has left me and many of my friends feeling just like we did after 9/11, believe it or not. By the way, I am "unknown" above....and "Not MY President" prevails where I live!

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    3. Please don't lose hope in the American people just yet, after all, votes are still being counted and the popular vote has gone to Hillary by over 2 million votes. But I whole heartedly agree this is no time to remain silent. If it turns out after the electoral college casts their vote that he is indeed president, he will be officially working for all of us, and we need to let him know what kind of job he is doing.

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    4. IF she would win for a recount we would still face the reality that half the voting population considered DT an acceptable alternative to H Clinton. Sad and embarrassing. And there is one certainty: if a recount would put HC in office all of those "get over it" comments would evaporate instantly.

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  11. This article is healing for me. I'm surrounded by Trump supporters, both in my family and community. But, I'm a coward. A coward to post this on my FaceBook page, a coward to call out the insanity. I've just decided to keep my head down, stay informed and wait it out. I wish I was most brave, but I am thankful for your courage. Thank you

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    1. I can relate to this! I am in a very red state, surrounded by friends and family and people on facebook that are Trump supporters. Staying informed is the most important thing you can do, so keep up the good work!

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  12. So it's ok for Hillary to kill thousands of us ameRicans and then replace them with illegals and foreigners I don't think so and yeah get the fuck over it what's done is done and if she accepted it so should yall and it has nothing to do with racist at all he wants the Americans to have theit country back AMERICA! Not Latino america as there calling it cause there taking over this place we call home so fuck yall yall are a bunch of idiots especially if tall want to let more illegals and shit in our coun try and have more of our military killed cause she don't know how to use her secured phone. obviously yall don't need to work and just let the immigrants take yalls jobs so yall can sit on yalls asses and do shit cause yall are shit I have a 7 yr old son and I work my ass off and still can't get Obama care can barely make it by thru winter but I see a Mexican in a new ride and getting help from the goverment what about me I'm an American ????? So it has nothing to do with race them fucks get more help than any American does anymore

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    1. You fooling yourself if you think things are going to get any better for you and your winters have just got harsher, Good luck with getting over that one.

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    2. Who won't even read his reply and using foul language of a third grader shows that is intelligent where his intelligence is

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    3. I am going to guess from the grammar, sentence structure, spelling and vocabulary in your reply that most of your problems stem from a lack of basic education.

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    4. First, I know Latinos and Arabs who know the English language better than you do. Maybe that is why you are left to struggle so much. Try bettering yourself. You do know education is free right? You also clearly don't understand any of the political issues. When did Hillary kill thousands of Americans(& who on here said anything about supporting her anyway?). I pray in your next life you have a better understanding of how life works and how you truly attract success, because it's clear you don't. Don't fret though, most people haven't reached that level of enlightenment yet. Calm down, kindness attracts success. And money too, you'd be surprised.

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    5. Wow. So much hate and ignorance in that post.

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    6. Perhaps learning the english language might help this fellow out of his dire position in society. I would imagine it is extremely difficult to make your way through life unable to effectively communicate with other human beings.

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    7. Skypilot, Melissa, writegrantproposals, D K.... these people are so incapable of stringing together a coherent argument (and if they were, it would require a coherent viewpoint which is an even bigger hurdle). I think we're past the point where we have to try to dignify their screed with a response. It's clear they are part of the under educated and lower income group of people that supported Drumpf, which, if we can summon any empathy for them, means they will be hoisted by their own petard. This is the one consolation we have, albeit a sad one.

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    8. Enough with the grammar insults, please. It comes across as self-congratulatory superiority and public shaming.

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    9. At least you acknowledge it as superiority.

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    10. sorry "unknown" your ranting was Totally LOST on me; couldn't understand past the gross grammatical errors & ignorant slangs. And THAT's how "HE" won: the easy brainwashing of YOU IDIOTS. But when he takes away what you hold dear,-and BELIEVE ME-he WILL- we'll see THEN how much 'your STUPID ASSES" will be chanting "Get Over it(-cuzz that's the lingo u only seem to understand-)!!!!

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    11. I'm confused...how do you know the man in the nice car wasn't American? Because he looked of Mexican decent? That is what racism looks like...assuming something of someone based on the color of their skin. This is the type of action that we are struggling to "get over." I will fight to maintain the "dignity of every human being" as I pledged in the baptismal covenant in the Episcopal Church. I am Christian, I am liberal and I did vote. Gonna take me a while to get over this one.

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    12. I think this post we are responding to speaks for itself...half of this country? Really?

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    13. I think this post we are responding to speaks for itself...half of this country? Really?

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    14. The curses, the anger - then using the fact that you have a seven year old son to appeal to people's sympathies - nothing jibes. The reason I won't "get over this" is because Trump tied into your deepest anger, fear, and worst sense of self. You border on violence because your words aren't crushing your opponents - and everyone seems to be vilified. Everyone who listens, researches more than one sided blogs, witnesses lies and double speak coming out of Trump's mouth. Even in Scotland, he lied with promises of thousands of job and stepped all over local townspeople to build a golf course. The "resort" is a failure.

      Trump is a liar - from his draft dodging for a heel bone spur so he could play college football to refusing to pay his contractors - the fraud is right there in your face. It's easy to ignore when he gets your emotions into a focused fury and that hatred feels so right.

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    15. These are the kind of retards who have the right to vote, and they really should be denied that right unless they complete a 2-year degree

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    16. Why do people pay any attention to Rush Limbaugh, Mark Levin, or any of those ridiculous people who should be sued for liable for spreading these trash lies? Glenn Beck and other Republicans who voted for Hillary or anyone else but Drumpf have given me hope for the future...we may after another 100 years come to a mutual understanding of the fact we are all human, children and the crippled need to be given proper education and not let old men wasps rule.

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    17. Is English your second language? I'm not criticizing if it is - I admire anyone who can speak more than one language. I am happy to see that this brilliant post brought out such passion in you, albeit misinformed and misguided.

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    18. Really disappointed at the use of "retard".

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    19. It never surprises me that the most rabid, hate-filled Trump supporters who decry immigration are the ones who have most tenuous grasp of the written English language and all its beautiful intricacies.

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    20. This poor Commenter. I guess the new Tax Plan hasn't hit their news feed. As a single parent, Trump has already made it clear he is going hard on them. They lose HoH, child tax credit and their cap for ACA Subsidy nearly doubles. But hey, Hillary took control of the Secretary of Defense, manipulated the Joint Chiefs, and seized ownership of the Defense Budget for the sole purpose of... oh right, killing people. Uh huh.

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  13. So, the autbor justifies her own bad attitude by contrasting herself to the worst of her opponents? Act like an adult and take ownership of your own behavior, like *most* conservatives did after the last two elections. This adolescent whining is getting tiresome.

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    1. ... How did you turn it around as "adolescent whining" and a "bad attitude" when she is critiquing true actions that Trump has taken since the election? What would you suggest Americans do when they see the President-Elect appointing such horrendously discriminatory advisors? I don't think it can be considered whining about an election at this point.

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    2. Wah, wah, complain all you want about what others say and do--that's what I and others intend to do. You don't like it, then Russia may be perfect for you.

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    3. You didn't even answer the question, instead you just mocked? That isn't a literate response. Perhaps you should get your facts together before responding like an insolent child.

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    4. I feel like she made a gross generalization about conservatives.My family is about as divided on the issues as it can be. When President Obama and President elect Donald trump were announced there was disappointment from different members. Not one of my conservative relatives ever said anything degrading or hateful about President Obama, and in fact they did "get over it". Unfortunately I have not seen the same from my family on the left this time. I know its not all left leaning people acting this way, just as not all right leaning conservatives were rude and obscene when President Obama was elected. It's all perspective. When the loudest voices speak they can drown out the voices of many. I do not like trump and I am disappointed,but knew I wouldn't like the outcome of this election unless there was some sort of third party miracle.

      Ive seen the 100 day plan and some of the potential advisors and I'm not thrilled about that either. Remeber our system is a three branch system for a reason, the presidental office is not a dictatorship. So let's all try to take a deep breath and see where things go.


      Ive seen a lot of kindness and compassion as well over the last two weeks. Let's try to focus on that ans not so much of the hate. After all, paraphrasing the great MLK hate cannot stamp out hate, only love can do that, and darkness cannot stamp out darkness, only light can do that.

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    5. This isn't about a difference of political views; this is about the loss of decency, kindness, and inclusion that people have been fighting for for generations. The big difference between this election and Obama's election is that when Obama was elected there was a smart man with some experience and good intentions going into the White House. With this election we have a man with no experience,no knowledge of the issues he is expected to deal with (issues that affect all of us), and, from every indication, intentions to do only whatever he wants to do whenever he wants to do it, regardless of who it hurts or benefits. Comparing the two situations isn't really appropriate, imo. It's why I can't bring myself to "get iver it."

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    6. "Remeber our system is a three branch system for a reason, the presidental office is not a dictatorship. So let's all try to take a deep breath and see where things go. "
      The problem with this statement is that the Republicans now control all branches of the government. ALL of them. There are no checks and balances with this administration.

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    7. Mark, exactly what I was thinking. I notice that she didn't bother to respond to your comment.

      Tami, Obama had ZERO experience and he isn't a lick smarter than anyone else in DC. For you to say "Comparing the two situations isn't really appropriate" is just as you called it, your opinion, and not a very well reasoned opinion at that.

      Jude, I voted for Obama and when he took office in 2009 he also had the same control of all branches of government. To think that either the R's or the Dems are monolithic, single minded parties is silly and preposterous.

      Bush (W) had that same scenario in 2001 and it wasn't a rubber stamp machine, same went for Obama and he couldn't even get single payer national health care passed. He had to settle for ObamaCare, which is a disaster for most people.

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    8. Although her point was well taken, there has never been a need for public monies to console the people who are "distressed." There was no need for therapy dogs, encounter groups, and the general whining from people like there has been in this election. On the flip side; the absolute intolerance of the right to be gracious winners is deplorable. We are not a nation of extreme left and right (which seems like those are the ones that make the most noise), most of the people are in the center. There are things on both sides that can benefit everyone but we are stuck with kids distraught in the streets and bigots. The extremes on both sides.

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    9. Joseph Morabito, you just said "Obama had ZERO experience". He was a United States Senator. He is a Constitutional Law professor. Both of these make him orders of magnitude more qualified than Donald Trump.

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  14. Wonderfully said Melissa. I would like to share.

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  15. Wonderfully said Melissa. I would like to share.

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  16. I have never read you before, but you have a new fan! Amazing! Pure smart, solid and on point! Sister YOU rock!!

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  17. Great post. Someone told me today that the protesters need to get over it. Nope. Just one thing to edit (sorry to be that person): 7 year and 10 months ago today

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  18. From day one of Obama's presidency, Republicans were told very loudly to "get over it" despite their serious misgivings. They felt like their way of life and values were in jeopardy just like the left is feeling now. Both sides' concerns are legitimate. That's what you get when you have two very polarized parties like we have now. Some of the Republicans acted out of that fear and became very disrespectful because they felt like they weren't represented or protected by Obama. The left is doing that now. Now people opposed to Trump are acting shamefully and rioting in the streets because of fear. You say you have 2,000+ days to do what you wish. Please don't try to be like the worst of the Republicans were under Obama. Please try to be better. Lowering yourself to the least common denominator in a "but they did it" mindset is behavior only worthy of children.

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    1. Good luck peddling your false equivalences, Allyssa. I'm probably old enough to be your father. If you were my kid, we'd be sitting down for a long, long talk, because you would have disgraced my name with what you have said here. You're lucky that I have never struck any of my children, because you have given me huge temptation here.

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    2. What about Obama's policies made anyone feel threatened?

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    3. I wasn't taking sides, merely observing. If you'd read with a modicum of temperance, you'd have seen that. 8 years ago, conservatives were told the very same things liberals are being told now. It's a fact. Dig up some old social media comments if you care to verify that. Conservatives are being the very same jerks now to liberals and minorities who have very real fears and concerns of a Trump administration. No one can look beyond the end of their own nose, and our extremist political climate is going to be our country's undoing sooner or later.

      @Unknown, you are one of the people looking at your own nose and not a complete story. Age doesn't account for everything. In fact, it often serves to just make us more stubborn. Just in case you're interested, I am 28, well educated, and gainfully employed since 16. I ascribe to no party, but take each election as it comes. Please do not attempt to patronize someone you don't even know; it's demeaning.

      @Kayla, the stripping down of our military, being forced to participate in practices which violate religious belief, and a hastily penned and botched healthcare plan which is bleeding many people dry to name a few. Obama's aims may have been acceptable, but he did hurt people by not listening to them and using his pen too much and too quickly.

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    4. You may drop the attempt to compare Obama and Trump, because there is no comparison. At no point did Obama preach hate, threaten an entire religion, both legally and physically, threaten an opponent with legal action, associate himself with fringe groups, make racially charged remarks against other groups, lie 98% of the time, have illegal activities attributed to him, have his Foundation shut down by the State, have to settle a fraud lawsuit for $25 million, have 12 women come forward claiming sexual assault, ...need I go on? So don't tell anyone to "get over it", "calm down", or we're acting like children. The only child around here is the one whining about his "nasty" impression on SNL rather than addressing the white supremacists he's picking for his cabinet.

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    5. Reading comprehension please.
      1. At no point did I ever compare Obama and Trump, only the reactions to their elections.
      2. I never defended or supported Trump. I think the things he has said and done are reprehensible.
      3. I have never told anyone in this situation to "get over it". In fact, that's what I was fighting against: people not listening to each other and telling the other side to sit down and shut up.
      4. The only person I called childish was the author of this article with her specific, spiteful, revenge-filled attitude that is not going to help the next 4-8 years go any better. Attitudes like that are toxic and do nothing to actually fix the problem.

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    6. Allyssa, I have a different memory of reactions after President Obama was elected. You say you are 28? So you were 20 years old when he was elected. I think where all of the fear and anger are coming from is that a lot of us remember the GW Bush years when we were told that it was unpatriotic to disagree with or disparage the President in any way. This was while we knew that thousands of our young men were dying for a war based on a LIE. Donald Trump scares the bejesus out of a lot of us. Sure, we're too old to have to fight in a war, but we can see that with his policies and thin skin that it's just a matter of time. These closet racists and white supremacists are so tough and brave with their mouths, I really hope he sends them to fight Isis. It doesn't work that way though. Melissa is just saying what a lot of us are feeling. I'd like to add something not yet discussed if I may. I hope that we are not done contesting this election. It seems to me that ALL of the polls couldn't have been that wrong. Also, when the Trump campaign said that there were a lot of "closet" supporters, I'm just not buying it. They sure aren't shy now are they? I think the possibility of machines being hacked is very real. When we remember what happened during the Bush years, don't we owe it to our children to find out for sure if his win is legitimate?

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    8. Alyssa, I'm sorry I just would like to clarify something what exactly of Obama's policies are "being forced to participate in practices which violate religious belief"
      I've heard the argument before, as it relates to certain issues but I'd like to know which you are referring to here.

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    9. Unknown anonymous comments threatening physical violence. Oh scary invisible man! Everyone cower in fear of the idiot who can't figure out that Internet thing. Oooohhhh scary!

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  19. Excellent post. I'd love to repost on FB.

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  20. Wonderfully written and I totally agree with you. I've shared it on my Google+ and Twitter accounts. And I'm going to do just like you, say NO, I'm not getting over it. More power to you. So glad you wrote this.

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  21. Yes! I feel your frustration! Although I hope you're wrong about 1 thing...let's hope we only have to endure this administration for 1,461 days, not 2,852. Catch my drift? :)

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  22. So well written, so true. I have never read your blog before, but I will now.

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  23. I totally agree with all posted!

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  24. I feel so bad for your son. He'll grow up in a home that teaches hate rather than love; a home that speaks ignorance rather than one that checks facts before forming opinions; one that believes white Americans are the true Americans rather than one that understands Native American and Mexicans inhabited our States long before the Europeans invaded; one who degrades and demeans women, the LGBTQ community, and people who differ from them. You should be ashamed of yourself. Try to use that tiny little organ that resides in your skull once in a while and set a good example for your son. And, you might want to look at some numbers. There are far more people of color in this country than there are white people. Get used to it. Some of us love all people for their hearts and brains. And we make brown babies. And they make brown babies. Someday that son of yours might just do the same. You might want to open your petty, incorrect, ignorant brain and realize that life isn't about white America. It's about all people. Lastly, "yall" is spelled "y'all". Don't type what you can't spell. Perhaps stick to three-letter words.

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  25. Well written and on point! Thanks for this well-crafted message that describes what I have been feeling. Outraged!

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  26. Well written and on point! Thanks for this well-crafted message that describes what I have been feeling. Outraged!

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  27. *applauds* I wish I could love this over and over again. Everything you said is spot on!

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  28. Thank you. We will not sit down.

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  29. No. That sentence summed up everything that I've been thinking and feeling every time someone comes at me with that ridiculous statement. It's not going to happen. You've got at bare minimum for years to hear me roar. And given that it is now official via votes that most of this country agrees with me we are going to turn this place out and fight for the America that we stand for!

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  30. Excellent article, you nailed it!! This is succinct and to the point. Thank you!!

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  31. And you didn't even get to the orange one's take on women...

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  32. I've got news for you, you don't know me at all. You have no clue who I am & you blog post is full of inaccuracies, half truths & misinformation. I voted for Obama 8 yes ago, so I have every right to complain. I was duped by his lies & campaign promises. I have the right to question everything he says or does. I was not stupid enough to vote for Him twice. I voted for Trump & we are blessed & lucky she didn't win

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  33. Of course you have the right to complain. That's the point of this piece. People who are horrified and frightened at what a Trump presidency means are exercising their right to complain too. Did you actually read the post?

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  34. This woman obviously doesn't know what she is talking about.

    I dispute his birth certificate because it is clearly altered. Obama was born in 1961 yet his birth certificate says that his race is African American. Give me a break. In 1961 a legitimate birth certificate would have described his race as Negro. The term African American wasn't used until about 20 years later.

    I support the second amendment for myself and my family. I am in law enforcement and I can tell you that the majority on murders involved stolen guns. You seem to think that taking guns away will lower the murder rate. If you believe this, you are as stupid as I thought you were. Australia tried taking guns away and this did not stop the senseless killings.Why didn't it? Because criminals will find a way to get guns whether it is from the black market or through smuggling across our borders that YOU don't want to secure. However with today's technology, guns can be printed with 3d printers! How are you going to control that?

    You supported a president that refused to respect our country by placing his hand over his heart during the national anthem.

    Obama is a Muslim. You want to protect Muslim rights yet you want to deny our country's first Muslim president. His father was a radical Muslim and his step father was a Muslim as well. His mother was a non practicing Christian.

    You say that Trump doesn't support gay marriage but that your candidate does. Check your facts. I can show you the videos where Clinton said she doesn't support gay marriage.

    When Obama won, we didn't take to the streets in protest supporting violence and destruction. You beat up people on the streets for voting for Trump. You destroyed private and public property because your candidate didn't win. You allowed your spoiled ignorant children to skip school to march on the streets which does make you an unfit parent.

    You supported a president that started a health program that greatly increased our health insurance rates and lowered our coverage.

    You supported a president that made our country a laughing stock around the world. Other countries no longer takes us serious.

    Regarding the KKK, they vote Republican all the time. You can't blame a person just because a unwanted element likes them. No one can control that. Just like Clinton can't control the fact that in the past her family owned slaves.

    You supported a president that increased racial tensions. You support BLM which has been proven to harass and beat white Americans across the country.

    You voted for a woman that threatened other women that testified against her husband for his sexual indiscretions.

    You voted for a woman who illegally shared sensitive government information over non secure servers and then used her power to keep a lid on it.

    Yes I support a president that wants to build a wall on our borders. Most of the drugs and illegal weapons are smuggled across our borders from Mexico. Other countries have strict borders as well. Just try to cross into France or England's borders illegally and see what happens. You support a president that supports illegals crossing our borders and taking our jobs, illegally receiving benefits and voting illegally.

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    1. ha. the misinformation here is mind boggling. who is taking away guns? hunters don't need machine guns and they don't mind not being able to buy AK-47s. White supremacists with paranoia, I'm sure they agree with you. The only racial tension increasing under Obama were from Congressional Republicans refusing to recognize his authority even though he was clearly, unambiguously voted in by we the people.

      And by the way, you must not have ever been to Europe. You can drive from Italy, to Austria, to Belgium, to France and through the Chunnel to England--all without any "border crossing guards". Sitting at home listening to faux news is not education.

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    2. Krissepulveda, you poor thing. You have been totally brainwashed by FOX news and misinformation read on questionable websites. As Kay Francis noted, the inaccuracies of your response are numerous. One that caught my eye was whether African Americans were referred to as "Negro" on birth certificates in 1961. If you would actually care to look at a copy of President Obama's birth certificate (here's a link: http://www.snopes.com/politics/obama/birthers/birthcertificate.asp you will see that there is no note about the baby's race. The race of the father is shown as "African" and the mother "Caucasian". I won't go into the rest of the 'facts' you presented as it would take much too long. In any case, if you are indeed in law enforcement most departments offer funding for education. You might consider something in political science or the humanities. Better yet, a course in European history between WWI and WWII. Best of luck in your job. If you are a police officer, thank you for your service. If you are a security guard, I hope that you remember your vote when your salary stays at $8 an hour for the next four years. I also hope that your company has health benefits and a retirement plan, because you won't be getting much of either under Republican rule.

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    3. You are an example of one of the things wrong with this country right now. You have been brain washed for years by some false news media. They repeat lies over and over, and that tact has proven to actually work on the masses, so they repeat it. Amazing. Americans are unaware that they are being used by the media. Sad thing is, it is so engrained now that the lies are actually believed now and thought to be truths. No amount of support or facts will alter their thoughts now. So sad. We have become a land of the misinformed. There is so much info out there, hard to know who to trust. People tend to just focus on the sites that reinforce what they already believe. Very unfortunate that Kris has been duped all these years.

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    4. I generally find research to be a useful exercise, both in proving and disproving my own opinions. I'm not sure where you got your information about Australia, but you might want to check out the actual statistics from the Australian Institute of Criminology (Australia's national research and knowledge center on crime and justice). Just by looking at the stats for homicide alone you will see that "the percentage of homicides committed with a firearm continued a declining trend which began in 1969. In 2003, fewer than 16% of homicides involved firearms. The figure was similar in 2002 and 2001, down from a high of 44% in 1968." You can read about this, and more about violent crime in Australia, on their website: http://www.aic.gov.au/statistics/homicide.html

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  35. Your hatred and vile are in the minority, thank god, as expressed in the popular vote which does speak volumes. I'm appalled that a degenerate man (as evidenced by his own public behavior over the last year) could take over the government by being voted for by a certain element of society. If things were so bad in the middle states, why didn't you elect better representatives, not just screw the nation. You cut off your nose to spite OUR face. Learn how government works, not just react to being slighted by thumbing your nose at the rest of society. Get out and elect representatives and senators that reflect your views. Most of your governors are republicans you know and what are they doing for you? And for God's sake, read more varied news because you are being LIED to as reported by most news outlets other than Fox. Didn't the Roger Ailes fiasco teach you anything about the differences between reality and perception.

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  36. I only hope we never get over it, never stop speaking out and never again trust that republicans know what they are doing. The animosity and vile I've heard during this election certainly does not bode well for our nation, nor for those who cry out,"we elected Trump, Trump is our nominee." I am especially appalled at the republican congressional leaders who are now tripping over themselves to align with him. For me, this smacks of opportunism at the highest levels. Mr. Trump has not changed by being elected electorially. Yet you now back him like white on rice. Good lord, talk about duplicity.

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  37. I am not American,but this is a brilliant read, and I totally agree with you.

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  38. THE ELECTORAL COLLEGE WILL VOTE DECEMBER 19TH...

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  39. A very good rant! Thank you for saying what needed to be said.

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  40. Let's clarify a couple things.

    #1 His birth certificate didn't list his race: it gives his mother's race as Caucasian and his father's race as African-- because his father was born in Africa. It does not use the term African American anywhere in the birth certificate.

    #2 After the 1996 buyback in Australia, there was a significant decrease in shootings, especially mass shootings and the NFA was considered a success. I'm not saying it would work as well here in the US, but you can't accurately cite that as a failure.

    #3 Obama is very well respected by the majority of world leaders-- not something that can be said about Trump. How many international news sources do you regularly read that give you a sense of when "the world is laughing at us"?

    #4 How, exactly, do you know Obama is Muslim? I know lots of people who are not the same faith as one or both of their parents. And even if he was Muslim, his religion shouldn't matter. Your xenophobia is staggering, as demonstrated in several of your paragraphs.

    I know better than to try to change any of your opinions; those are yours and, despite how strongly I disagree with them, you have every right to them. However, I can tell you to work on your facts. Snopes is your friend. Do some research with sources that aren't quite so right-wing biased. Having that many inaccuracies in your statement weakens your argument to the point that no one will take you seriously.

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    1. Thank you, CRmischa! Very well written. Although M. Selpulveda may be too far gone, there are so many others out there who are actually searching for firm footing in our current bizarre political situation. They weren't keeping up with politics, so really don't know what has happened.

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  41. Complete Awesomeness! *bows to you*
    Thank you Melissa.

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  43. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NCIUf8eYPqA

    Yes!
    They "ain't seen nothing yet."
    They "need some education."
    They "need to go to school."

    Love your post. This is the kind of energy we need to sustain.

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  44. Thank you for sharing such a well stated reaction to a crazy set of events that we have been and are living through.

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  45. You tell it. And keep on telling it! Let's do our best to move beyond words to meaningful resistance. Inspire change!! Thank you!

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  46. I am most frustrated by the people that want to preach compromise and unity. How can you compromise with someone that doesn't fully view you as a person. How can you compromise when what you want is equal rights? Anything less is still inherently unequal. How can you compromise and unify when one side won't acknowledge facts. If one side is spouting conspiracy how can you meet in the middle, you can't even agree on facts. You aren't on the same page, your not in the same book.
    They had the fear of guns being taken away, we fear internment camps, marriages no longer being valid, programs we require to survive being taken away, our environment being irreparably damaged, we fear hate crimes over our identity, we fear registration. How can we compromise when have all of these very real fears.
    I'm also frustrated by the people saying "don't protest, but we'll stand with you if... happens" the problem is no you won't. You won't stand with us, because you already didn't. You're watching now as white nationalist get positions in the white house, as those surrounding the President-elect talk about internment camps setting a precedent. It's frustrating to hear wait and see while we are already seeing. The protests may not change the result but at least it's a very clear showing of a lot of us are not ok with this.
    I lived through the Bush years where I was told it was unpatriotic to say anything bad about the President, where I was told if I didn't like it to get out. I lived through Obama where it was the hot new trend to hate the President. Where actively working against him was some patriotic stand. Now it's circling back around to the unconditional support or get out. Rather than quietly shaking our heads, we're being heard. We will not be shouted down this time. We want the advancements on equality, not a stall, not a backpedal.

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  47. Try putting your big girl panties on and acting like a well adjusted adult rather than this juvanile tit for tat!!! Sheesh! Life goes on!

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    1. We might do that if we had an adult for A "President elect" rather than a perverted man child. I'll never get over it and never quit fighting.

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    2. Why is it the Christians like this blog called Richey, Shannon & Blythe Boyd are always so disgusting and angry? Evangelical Christianity has become so evil as evidenced by this hostile response. So creepy.

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  48. Boom! One hell of a mic drop! Thank you for your voice.

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  49. Well said-I feel your pain. I am pretty sure that Trump will be a one term president. Reset your countdown calendar to 1461 days!

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  50. Best. Post. Period.
    Thanks for putting into words exactly how I feel.
    👏👏👏

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  52. Melissa could you please tell your fellow Democrats to STOP burning down our cities STOP Killing cops and rioting and next time go vote if you don't like the way things are going. I would love to see how many protesters actually have job's, are here in the country legally, or actually voted. Now why don't you quit crying and lets move forward. We had Obozo for 8 years and yes he did a decent job but our economy is at a stand still. Obozo negotiated some of the worst trade deal ever IRAN. Allot of the things you said above are only words not actions like we have seen. The Democratic protestor's are violent the Republicans never acted out and killed cops, burned down our cities and protested with violence

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    1. Who is doing this? Please be specific and provide facts. And it is Mr. President to you, he is worthy of the title, not the perverted man child a minority elected.

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    2. I find it disingenuous that your post calls for more respect and yet speaks so disrespectfully of our current president. That's quite the disconnect.

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  53. Than you so much for writing this!! This is exactly what I have been thinking and feeling since the election!! I love it, best post election blog written!! I shared it on Pantsuit Nation and it has gotten at least 130 likes and loves so far! Keep preaching, don't let the haters get you down!! I loved every word!!

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  54. Thank you so much! This is exactly how I feel about it. Beyond that, history shows that Demagogues first try to control the media. No surprise they are trying to paint those of us still vocal and watching as "just not getting over it" and mainstream media as "not to be trusted" They would much prefer that we just shut up and go back to sleep. Not going to happen. Thank you again.

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  55. Don't worry. Vote again in four years......

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  56. Yes! All of this. We didn't lose, we got screwed by a large number of uneducated fools, and then the electoral college gave it to Trump. I am against this "one person's vote counts more than another" it is a crock of shit.

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  57. Thank you for that truthful post and the effort put into the content. I am really frightened of what djt will do to this country let alone the world!

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  58. Thank you for your post !

    May I suggest that, especially in light of all the misinformation being shared, you add some sources to your article? When I shared this with a friend, he scoffed at the percentages, astutely pointing out that you didn't provide any dates for when those improvements in crime, economy, etc. actually took place. Just something that could strengthen your piece :)

    Thanks for your message !

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  59. About the only bright spot in this travesty is that, in fact, only a minority elected him (maybe, we'all see if recounts reveal the truth). Most Americans did not elect him. He has no mandate and we have the chance to step up our game for truth and justice.

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  60. You all need to learn how to fact check, as the stats in this article are COMPLETELY SKEWED. The unemployment rate as stated is just 1 example. In this particular statistic, it no longer takes into "chronically" unemployed people who have "given up on looking for work". If you were to add these people back in to the calculation as they have always been before President Obama, the unemployment rate would almost TRIPLE.
    Have a nice day pulling you hair out because someone threw an inconvenient fact at you...

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  61. You all need to learn how to fact check, as the stats in this article are COMPLETELY SKEWED. The unemployment rate as stated is just 1 example. In this particular statistic, it no longer takes into "chronically" unemployed people who have "given up on looking for work". If you were to add these people back in to the calculation as they have always been before President Obama, the unemployment rate would almost TRIPLE.
    Have a nice day pulling you hair out because someone threw an inconvenient fact at you...

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    1. I love when people argue that a stat is skewed and then throw out a stat ("unemployment rate would be almost TRIPLE") without providing any evidence. Why should I believe you? Can you cite your source?

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  62. You forgot to mention that Republicans wouldn't confirm Obama's Supreme Court nominee from March. Does the Donald get to be a lame duck starting now then?

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  63. Thank you Melissa for having the energy as well as intellect and factual accuracy to write and post an excellent piece on how true democracy allows us to feel pain and share it, on social media and in peaceful protest, as well as in written and other proactive forms of legitimate protest against the danger that is a president-elect advised by an alt-right racist misogynist pig. Thank you also to my daughter-in-law Megan and my friend Robin, two very intelligent, articulate, and loving women who shared this piece on Facebook. The few very negative comments, filled with lies and glaring inaccuracies, reflect those who were tapped to vote for an entire horde of deplorables from Bannon to Kushner to Flynn to Trump and his dynasty of "All for me" characters. Mr. Orange- head is not a limited problem for our democracy, as he is surrounding himself with characters who want to take down public education as well as viable, affordable healthcare and unions; destroy our credibility amongst our allies, who FYI, love President Obama far more than an American majority who have again given him an enormous popularity percentage. Even many Americans who wanted a more progressive democracy during this election season love him and his family for the people they are...beautiful, healthy, intelligent, well-spoken, caring, and fun. The others, largely "educated" by falsehoods perpetrated on Fox "news", owned by an Australian billionaire, or by radio demagogues like Rush or Savage, will not ever learn history, civics, or current events that are factually based. They prefer receiving easy affirmations of their preconceived prejudices. Therefore, those of us who question not only the Right but also the Left, issue by issue, owe ourselves and all who live and may live on this Planet Earth our vigilance, our tenacity, our intellect, our questioning, our teaching, our writing, our voting, and our peaceful but forceful protests.

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  64. You were much more eloquent than me! Thanks for posting this. https://www.davidcaseydiversity.com/why-just-get-over-it-just-wont-do/

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  68. The rich politicians will do what they want, when they want and with or without your approval. The reason why they will do what they want is because they are a part of club that you will never be in....They call the shots, they create the rules. It's best to divorce yourself from the entire process as I have. You'll be happier in the long run and your conscience will be clean knowing you are not propping up a government that no longer functions for poor people

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  69. Preach it, sister. Not only am I not going to get over, I'm going to do everything I can to bring him down. Although given all the crap he's already done, I'm not sure what that could be.

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  70. It's gonna be a LONG 8 years for you nuts, then a long 8 years after that. What are you going to do once Trump cleans this mess up and makes America great again????? You insane lefties have lost close to 2000 seats since the idiots election in 2008 and you haven't leaned a thing-- keep it up, it'll just increase the majorities that the Republicans enjoy for EONS. UGh, y'all are crazy.

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    1. Make America great again? What does that mean exactly? Do you want to go back to the good old days where "The niggers and the spics knew their place" and women had no rights?

      If you think we're crazy now, wait until the income inequality gets much worse (and it will).

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    2. Eventually people like you will have to live on barbwire complexes and travel in bulletproof cars to avoid being killed.

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    3. So you don't have an answer....Got it. Slogans are for the slow minded....Make America Great Again is such an example....You can't exactly articulate how he's going to do that because you're not used to critical thought

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    4. What is funny is that he's already going back on almost everything that he said he would do. Are you so stupid that you actually believe he's going to build a wall and deport anyone? That he is going to do anything to bring jobs back here? Sure, we might have jobs here....But they will be minimum wage jobs

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  71. Thank you so much for writing this, you said everything that I was too afraid to say to anyone who even voted for Trump

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  72. That was an incredibly well thought out, well researched, and insightful commentary. I could not agree more. Thank you.

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  73. “It isn't so much that liberals are ignorant. It's just that they know so many things that aren't so.” ― Ronald Reagan

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  74. I almost passed on reading this b/c of the title--I don't want anyone to tell me to "get over it" and I was worried you were going to. I friend I trust liked it so I clicked in and I'm glad I did. Thank you for a well-reasoned, complete response to why I will not be getting over this any time soon.

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  75. I think you have just a few things wrong. The first and foremost is in being presumptuous enough to make ANY statement as to what I have done in tha last 8 years. None of them are included on your list. What I did do, along with many of my colleagues in the health care profession was have my job eliminated as a result of Obama care. There were more than 2500 employees at the facility where I had been employed for nearly 20 years as a registered nurse who also lost their jobs. Also, I lost a HUGE amount of tax allowances for my son as a college student and dependent compared to what was previously the case with my daughters. As a single mother completely responsible for supporting my children without assistance from ANY government agency, I lost quite a bit over the last 8 years. I can also say with complete certainty that not once, not EVER have I taken to the streets in protest, missed any work due to being so distraught by either of the two elections, nor burned the American flag that many in my family have died while serving under. So please do NOT speak for me nor tell me what I have done, you obviously have no idea regarding my actions, which also leads one to believe you quite possibly speak on most topics of which you have little to no knowledge.

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  76. Only thing wrong in the blog is about there being no such thing as professional protesters.There is such a thing as paid protesters,I was paid to be in a protest march years ago in D.C.I was hired along with a group of others out of a day labor pool.

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  77. I scanned your screed but you lost me when you decided to lump everyone into the same boat with that "for the last 8 years" garbage. I voted for Obama but was very disappointed with him. Many, MANY people share my POV and never questioned his place of birth. We wanted the Tea Party people to shut up, just as we want the snowflakes to shut up too.

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  78. I am struggling why Trump's supporters arent current furious with him and feel ripped off. He has already backtracked on so many of his promises - put Hilary in jail, he won't be repealing Obamacare, won't be putting 45% tariff on Chinese goods, the 'really great wall' may now be a fence, if it happens at all, and he has stacked his transition team with the exact type of people he said had no p-lace i9n politics - mainly lobbyists (drain the Swamp' sound familiar? Then to top it all off, the lower income bracket will lose overtime penalties, the rich will get a tax reduction and because he won't live in the White house, its going to cost an extra $1.2b per year in security. Also he refuses to release his tax returns to show conflicts of interest, refuses to step down from running his businesses, installs his kids into the management of Trump enterprises and then puts them on his transition team. What the hell am I missing here???? I would be really pissed if I voted for him based on his campaign promises.

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    1. I voted for Johnson but knew he'd lose by 1000 miles (still, I can't believe he couldn't muster 5%, but I digress) I am very happy that there is not a president Hillary. This was a terrible year with a terrible selection. No matter which of the two top candidates were to win the American people were going to be on the short end of it. Time to buck up and support the president elect. As I did in 2000, 2004 and 2012 (in '08 I voted for Obama and was glad he won, only to have him disappoint me over and over).

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  79. Great perspective. Obviously you aren't listening to Fox news 24/7! Thank you for articulating what so many of us are feeling.

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  80. AWESOME POST, MELISSA!!! And I don't use that word as much as most people.

    http://trumpsworld.blogspot.com/

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  81. I am not ready to make nice and probably never will. Four years of denial is challenging. But then again, we have never had such an unfit POTUS leading the free world. We refuse to use his name in our household and keep our Clinton posters up. I am NOT moving on. To what? He is dangerous and the GOP has simply folded, lining up for key positions. They should be ashamed to death for such kissing up.

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  82. I absolutely agree. This is a fantastic post!

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  83. Very well laid out...
    The only change is that the Electoral College votes December 19th, not November 19th. So as slim a chance as it may be...it ain't over, yet!

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  84. Wow! So well put. Everyone will be able to understand and agree with what you wrote, from children to adults. Thank you so much for putting in to words what many if us have thought.

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  85. Standing ovation! Masterful. Simply masterful. Thank you.

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  86. You REALLY need to send this to the NYT as a Letter to the Editor or opinion piece so that it gets a larger audience. This is very well done. Unfortunately, the name of your blog ... and the fact that it is a blog ... may cause some people to discount it. Give it a larger audience. Really. Bravo, all the way around!

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    1. In the mean time, I am sharing the heck out of it (with full attribution), hoping to get it to go viral. Hopefully everyone else is doing the same ...

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  87. But you're missing the point. The election of Trump is an indication of what is happening around the western world. This was not some outlier exception. The Brits quit the EU. Le Pen is making strong inroads in France as is the conservative party in Italy. May is the PM of England. Something is going on that goes well beyond the American elections.

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  88. So. Much. Yes!

    I had to share this too, because WAY MORE than just politics is at stake here.

    http://www.pyramidfusion.com/mind/post-election-ptsd-anxiety/

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  89. Republicans won dirty and they know it.

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  90. Nonsense. Your entire rant is little more than an exercise in ego centered pique. It is also little more than a litany of disingenuous unsubstantiated generalizations about people you know nothing about. You betray your arrogance and ignorance with your unsubstantiated generalizations. E.g.; your list of "You..."
    I never spent one moment questioning his place of birth.
    I defend the First Amendment (and all other) Rights of all US citizens equally. (and, BTW, there is a difference between legitimate protest and violent civil disorder - you might want to learn that)
    If I referred to him as a community organizer it is simply because that is what he was.
    Christians are supposed to be identifiable by their words and deeds. Calling yourself a Christian because you occasionally go to church is as valid as calling yourself a Buick because you occasionally enter your garage.
    I don't expect Obama, Trump, or any other POTUS to successfully mandate a gun ban. I think it is logistically impossible -- however it is certainly not without precedent (think Lexington/Concord)
    I have never said a word about Mrs. Obama or those lovely young women they are raising.

    My dislike and distrust of Mr. Obama has its roots in his political ideology, his vision for a weakened USA and his arrogance. It has nothing to do with his race.

    I was given no worthy choice for POTUS in this latest election. I personally believe that neither Clinton nor Trump is worthy of the office and that neither sought it for reasons I can endorse. That being said, I am convinced that Hillary Clinton posed a much greater threat to the continued existence of this republic and could not ever vote for her. Those of us who can see her for the corrupt, evil, self-serving plutocrat she is were left with Hobson's choice.

    I voted for a platform. A platform that more closely reflects my core values, ethics and morality. I do not believe in unrestricted abortion on demand through full term - that is infanticide and those who believe it is a woman's right are promulgating an evil. Should abortion be legal? Moot point it is - but to channel Bill Clinton, I believe it should be legal and rare. To kill an infant in utero for the convenience of the mother is sickening.

    I believe in a sovereign USA that has the right, duty and obligation to protect its borders and defend its way of life.

    I believe that all immigration must be done legally and controlled carefully.

    I believe that radical Islam is an existential threat to this country and the world.

    I believe that Mr. Obama has intentionally and for ideological reasons deepened the racial divisions in this nation, massively increased the national debt, caused more people than ever to be dependent upon government assistance and that he is in a large sense responsible for the war on police.

    Bottom line lady: We have survived 44 presidents and we'll survive #45. I am not suggesting you get over IT. I am suggesting you get over yourself.

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    1. Hear, hear!
      Other than the rant on abortion, I'm with you all the way down the line. Well said.

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  91. Absolutely Spot On! Right there with you.

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  93. We're exploring new political territory, normally hidden from view by trivialities like the Constitution, ethical decision-making and fairness. "Give him a chance!" As if words don't matter. The words are frightening enough. He'll have chance after chance to climb out of the hole that he and his, handlers, advisors and cabinet members have been busy digging since he descended his golden elevator. (I wonder if his crown is finished, sized and sent to Justice Roberts yet.)

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