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Now that the election is settled, Donald Trump has removed the brown bag mask. What we saw under it is a real estate mogul, an actor, a con man, and a neo-establishment politician.

I congratulate him on pulling off the biggest con of his career.

He conned his core supporters, conned the media, conned the alt-right, but missed the mark on Hillary supporters.

He is now wading the swamp searching through the other chameleons to fill his administration.

I must admit I bought into his now-phony persona. I am saddened that Hillary’s win was turned into a loss by a Constitutional bite.

What happens next year will be fascinating for some and frightening for others. This doesn’t feel like a transition. It feels like a coup.

The Founding Fathers were focused on intervention by foreign governments. They never considered an internal coup.

 

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  • tech

    I’m amazed at the vituperous reaction of some after a free and fair election.

    Hillary Clinton was rejected under our Constitutional system, Mr. Allen. Assigning the peaceful transfer of power a nefarious term like coup is a display of emotion overpowering reason.

  • nohatejustdebate

    When Trump didn’t give an immediate answer if he would accept the election outcome, Hillary Clinton said she was “horrified” by his answer as a “threat to our democracy”. The media had a meltdown and replayed his response repeatedly for a week after that last debate. But now that Clinton got beat, her “supporters” like the naive writer of this letter think it’s totally appropriate to question the outcome of the election. Such hypocrites.

    No worries. While they continue to waste time in bitterness, fear, and hate, we’ll be appointing conservative judges on the Supreme Court, enforcing immigration laws, and reforming Obamacare.

    To Don and the rest of your fellow “Hillary supporters”, it must suck to be you.

  • nohatejustdebate

    There are many versions of Hollywood airheads, political pundits, and media anchors insisting that Trump would lose the election but I think this one is about the best. If these hypocrites had said 5% of these ugly things about Barack Obama in 2008, they would have been fired immediately and forever branded as a racist. Also, if you watch them get it so wrong about Trump, ask yourself what other causes these idiots might be completely wrong about. Enjoy – it’s priceless!

    • noonan

      Nohate, I just want you to know how much I enjoyed that clip. Each day I wonder, “will I still get a high somehow today because Trump was elected or will this eventually fade?” They answer is yes, I’m still giddy and watching all those sanctimonious a-holes predict that Trump will never be President is almost orgasmic.

      I didn’t vote for Trump but I would have if I were in a swing state. I don’t know if he will be a good President or not, but I said frequently that him winning and observing the liberal reaction would be almost as good as hitting the lottery. And unlike the lottery, it’s a gift that gives each day!

  • Brian Baker

    This LTE is pretty funny, frankly.

    The guy whines about Trump being “a real estate mogul, an actor, a con man, and a neo-establishment politician”, yet seems to be A-OK with Clinton being an unindicted federal felon, failed SecState, and career political hack.

    Double standard much?

    Followed, of course, by the now-standard American Marxist bleat about that oh, so pesky Constitution.

    LOL!

    Priceless… really…

  • Nishka

    “The first glimpses the world has caught of Donald Trump’s America have unsettled allies and encouraged adversaries. Both camps anticipate that they will be dealing with the “Disunited States of America” throughout Trump’s presidency.”
    Trump’s election “was hardly a victory for democracy,”
    “The Chinese people, who gain from the weakening of U.S. moral authority in world affairs and who feel a certain kinship with the New York real estate magnate”

  • nohatejustdebate

    We all need to give Nishka much grace today. First Clinton suffers the most humiliating loss in American political history and now Fidel Castro has died. It’s truly a sad time for Socialists in the world.

    • Brian Baker

      Yes, American Marxists are in mourning. Joining Nishka in her grief, I hear Leo Dicaprio’s flying a Cuban flag at half-mast at his estate while Sean Penn’s drowning his sorrow in a half-liter of Cuban rum.

    • noonan

      Don’t be mad Lois! Ok, be mad and stomp your feet each day. It brings many of us joy that can’t be described.

  • Nishka

    “In assessing Donald Trump’s presidential victory, Americans continue to look away from this election’s most alarming story: the successful effort by a hostile foreign power to manipulate public opinion before the vote.”

    “U.S. intelligence agencies determined that the Russian government actively interfered in our elections. Russian state propaganda gave little doubt that this was done to support Republican nominee Trump.”

  • Nishka

    “Much has been written since Election Day about the need to resist the “normalization” of racism and misogyny. Less has been said about the “normalization” of democratic dysfunction, the signs of which are all around us.”

  • Nishka

    “The explanations of what decided the election seem to fall into roughly one of three categories: racism, sexism, or economic disenfranchisement. I tend to believe it was a combination of all three, where racism funneled some votes toward Trump, sexism dissuaded certain voters from voting for Clinton, and perhaps some voters wanted to voice discontent and had the luxury of ignoring all of Trump’s truly ugly and hostile comments toward women and people of color.”

  • nohatejustdebate

    Brian, the same people who are outraged by someone who wants to make America great again are in grief over a murderous tyrant like Castro. It’s crazy. Someone needs to give young DiCaprio a history lesson about Castro’s ruthless regime. And then someone needs to enlighten him about science. The lunkhead who said they had to film his last movie in southern Argentina because it was the only place on earth where there would be snow. Idiots like him can’t distinguish real life from Hollywood fantasies.

    • Brian Baker

      LOL!

      Ya think?

  • Nishka

    “Donald Trump Jr., the president-elect’s oldest son, gushed with triumphalism when he announced a deal in 2014 to attach the family name to the Trump Hotel Rio de Janeiro.”

    “But just two years later, the venture is embroiled in a criminal investigation in Brazil, pointing to unfulfilled promises that are casting a pall over both the Trump business empire and the president-elect in their dealings in Latin America’s largest country.”

  • Nishka

    “Situations like potential conflicts around the globe for Trump, the businessman President, are already leading some former government officials from both parties to ask if America’s reaction to events around the world could potentially be shaded, if only slightly, by the Trump family’s financial ties with foreign players. They worry, too, that in some countries those connections could compromise American efforts to criticize the corrupt intermingling of state power with vast business enterprises controlled by the political elite.”

  • Nishka

    “Mr. Trump relentlessly excoriated Hillary Clinton for the Clinton Foundation’s willingness to accept donations from foreign governments. But Mrs. Clinton’s possible conflicts pale beside the ones he’s now intent on embracing. He has little interest in living by ethics rules because that would disadvantage his financial interests. He says he intends to meet with business partners in the White House. And he insists, wrongly, that handing his businesses over to his adult children, who are on his transition team, solves the problem.”

    • tech

      LADIMAS
      Posted: October 6, 2013 6:31 p.m.

      Democrats could take back the House in 2014.

      “Anything is possible but the probability is low while Obama is President.” – Tech

      The probability is that the Democrats will take back the house because
      Obama is President, and they will take back the house because the GOP
      is doing sooooooooooooooooo badly

      2014 and 2016 . . . tick . . . tick . . . tick . . . goes the clock.

  • nohatejustdebate

    Nishka, for eight years you turned the other way when leaders in your party engaged in all kinds of corruption and deception. You even defended them. When did you suddenly grow a conscience?

  • Nishka

    Donald Trump: ‘I won the popular vote if you deduct the millions of people who voted illegally’
    “Donald Trump, president-elect, is now seeking to delegitimize those that voted against him by declaring that they must be “illegal.” This is known as spreading FAKE news.”
    Per Trump : In addition to winning the Electoral College in a landslide, I won the popular vote if you deduct the millions of people who voted illegally
    “For the record, he’s LYING. It’s total crap—a hoax. The “millions of illegal votes” garbage is a conspiracy theory started by one conservative guy who posted it on Twitter, did not bother to back it up, and who has not presented even the tiniest shred of “evidence” for his “theory” since. Some Guy said it on Twitter, and a conspiracy theory was born in the far-right that now President-Elect Dumbass is citing from his bully pulpit because, apparently, his advisers are all steaming idiots and his constant need for adulation can’t stomach the idea that most of America voted against him.”

    • tech

      I have to say, the weeks-long stream of cutting and pasting quotes without attribution is a bizarre quirk of yours, Nishka. Are you attempting to create the illusion of a groundswell of opposition where none exists?

      We just had a Presidential election. Your candidate lost.

      • That particular bit appears to have come from dailykos, yeah, I surprised they were still around too.

        I still love watching the parade of exploding heads though!

    • noonan

      It’s not fake Lois. I have an employee with a green card who received a ballot. Unless you think she’s the only person of Mexican decent who had this happen, then voter fraud is not fake. I wish someone would do a tally in CA as I’m sure hundreds of thousands, if not millions, voted illegally.

  • nohatejustdebate

    Yes Nishka. The Russian plot Democrats have been floating is much more plausible. They successfully hacked everyone’s computers except those operated by Hillary’s home brew server.

  • Nishka

    “Donald Trump’s disturbing tweets expose his fatal flaw”
    Don’t you think Trump would have a better way of spending his time than tweeting nasty, personal attacks against political opponents who are backing vote recounts in battleground states that he narrowly won ?????
    “Apparently, Donald Trump, preoccupied with himself, has too much time on his hands. The vote-recount effort has got him in a royal snit.” As predicted the thin skin is showing !!!

  • nohatejustdebate

    Nishka, don’t you have a better way of spending your time than posting nasty, personal attacks against political opponents that defeated your candidates ?????

    Grow up and move on. It’s time for you to post some fresh hysteria about a different subject.

  • Nishka

    “During the presidential campaign, Rudy Giuliani argued (correctly) that Hillary Clinton could be charged with a federal felony for mishandling classified information through her sloppy email practices as secretary of state even if she did not intend to break the law.”
    “But there is also a strong case to be made that the former New York City mayor, who reportedly is in the running for secretary of state in the Trump administration, committed multiple federal felonies by assisting Mujahedeen-e-Khalq (MEK), an Iranian opposition group that the State Department listed as a terrorist organization until September 2012.”

  • Nishka

    “The Wisconsin State Board of Elections has decided to move forward with a recount effort pushed by 2016 Green Party candidate Jill Stein. As deadlines loom in Pennsylvania and Michigan, Stein continued her push for battleground recounts on Monday.”

  • Nishka

    “There’s A Method To The Madness Of Trump’s Tweets. Or Maybe Just MADNESS .”
    Trump’s unsubstantiated claims renew fundamental questions of what’s behind the president-elect’s ERRATIC
    BEHAVIOR”
    “Donald Trump on Sunday claimed without any evidence that “millions” of people had illegally voted for his opponent in the election, renewing the crazy versus crazy-like-a-fox debate about the next president.”
    “Even as Trump’s critics pointed to the statements as yet more proof that HE IS WAY OVER HIS HEAD, a leading Republican National Committee member said Trump had once again re-framed the debate”

  • noonan

    “The Democrat Party officially declared irrelevant outside of CA.”

  • Ed Shalom

    I hope this post is not too off topic – it is focused on the overall quality of the discourse on this forum. As such, it may deserve more attention that the specific issues at hand.

    We should appreciate the support of the SCV Signal in even attempting to provide this outlet, while at the same time doing what we can to encourage intelligent and peaceful debate. Unfortunately, the setup of this forum at this time seems to allow ad-hominem and insulting comments, which naturally go on forever once they are launched with no penalty to the violators.

    I recently ran against this generic issue while participating in a debate regarding a column by a “Signal Columnist”
    This columnist asserted that there was a distinction between Signal’s rules that apply to Columns vs. the Comment guidelines.

    This distinction that a particular columnist employed to evade the spirit of the Signal’s editors is very telling. Consider any reputable newspaper that constrained the content of its columnists, yet allowed these columnists to respond to their critics with invective, ad hominem attacks, and background checks. In the case of case, this would clearly defeat an obvious interpretation of the paper’s policies, which is that a columnists response is issued with the imprimatur of a Signal. As such, even if a columnist thinks they have found a technical evasion, I cannot imagine why the Signal would want to retain them. In addition, if there is a loophole that allows for such unethical abuse, it should be remedied ASAP

  • Ed Shalom

    (Follow up to previous post, with typos corrected – with my apologies))
    I hope this post is not too off topic – it is focused on the overall quality of the discourse on this forum. We should appreciate the support of the SCV Signal in even attempting to provide this outlet, while at the same time doing what we can to encourage intelligent and peaceful debate. Unfortunately, the setup of this forum at this time seems to allow ad-hominem and insulting comments, which naturally go on forever once they are launched with no penalty to the violators.

    I recently ran against this generic issue while participating in a debate regarding a column by a “Signal Columnist”
    This columnist asserted that there was a distinction between Signal’s rules that apply to Columns vs. the Comment guidelines, which gave him the freedom to post comments with total freedom.

    This distinction that this columnist employed to evade the spirit of the Signal’s editors is very telling. Consider any reputable newspaper that constrained the content of its columnists, yet allowed these columnists to respond to their critics with invective, ad hominem attacks, and background checks. In this case, it would clearly defeat an obvious interpretation of the paper’s policies, which is that a columnists response is issued with the imprimatur of the newspaper; in this case, the SCV Signal. As such, even if a columnist thinks they have found a technical evasion, I cannot imagine why the SCV Signal would want to retain them. In addition, if there is a loophole that allows for such unethical abuse, it should be remedied ASAP.

    We will all be the beneficiaries of a system that supports the IMMEDIATE flagging of offensive and ad-hominem attacks. One way to do this is to make very columnist responsible for monitoring the posts that follow-up on a column, and a vehicle that allows every reader to flag any post for inappropriate content, and direct this objection to the columnist. Any columnist that does not wish to adhere by these rules should be DROPPED.

    Alternate ideas to “drain the swamp” of this forum are welcomed.

  • Wow Ed, you do realize that you aren’t forced to read any of the columns posted here, or even come here at all, don’t you? Why don’t you just leave? Apparently, you are the ONLY person that has a problem with what goes on here. Take a hike, it will do you some good.

    By the way, how’d it go at the Sheriff station? 🙂

  • noonan

    No worries Ed, Nishka loves your commentary!

  • noonan

    “a vehicle that allows every reader to flag any post for inappropriate content, and direct this objection to the columnist. Any columnist that does not wish to adhere by these rules should be DROPPED.”

    The tyranny of the left on display again. They hate freedom of speech unless it agree with their warped world view. They hate the second amendment because it means they can’t fully control the population, a population of over 100 million gun owners with over 300 million guns. They hate the freedom of press because once in a while Fox or Drudge comes along and exposes the slanted viewpoints of their desired “news outlets”. They hate freedom of religion because, well, they hate religion in general. They hate large sodas, certain light bulbs, toilets that actually flush, and plastic bags. They love porn and pot though, and welfare checks of course.

  • Ed Shalom

    There are those who prefer to take part in a forum that allows ad-hominem attacks upon others, but there is NO reason why the SCV Signal is obliged to provide them with such a forum. The fact IS that the SCV Signal HAS levied requirements upon its columnists, and asked for a civil tone of discourse.

    The recent abuse of the SCV Signal’s tolerance went way beyond these norms: as a result, the thread for Mr. Baker’s “Joes Coming-Set Another Seat at the Dinner Table” has now been stripped bare. I am eager to see if Mr. Baker will be retained as a columnist by the SCV Signal. Mr. Baker and others seem to forget that in taking part in this forum they are the “dinner guests” of the SCV Signal, and while they have 1st Amendment rights in general, they have no right to display their rude manners here. I don’t advocate ANY censorship of public policy or public figures here, but do agree the SCV Signal has the right, and the obligation, to prevent personal attacks upon the debaters in their forum.

    http://www.signalscv.com/2016/11/24/brian-baker-joes-coming-set-another-seat-dinner-table/

    • tech

      May I make a suggestion, Mr. Shalom? You’re rather new compared to regular posters who’ve engaged in spirited debate in these forums for years. We’ve all managed well, with no damage beyond bruised egos, including the columnists who’ve received pointed criticism in the comments section. No doubt you will as well when you cease exaggerating the supposed injuries you’ve received.

      No one finds free speech congenial 100% of the time and urging censorship based on what you consider “norms” isn’t a reasonable request, in my opinion. Your tendentious cross posting off topic in this thread is an attempt to circumvent the closing of comments you caused in the original column. It doesn’t improve your argument and is in itself a display of intemperance.

      A high level of discourse in public forums is a desirable objective and one I support. You can display leadership by avoiding the frequent ad hominem attacks you’ve engaged in personally.

  • nohatejustdebate

    Mr. Ed: “Alternate ideas to “drain the swamp” of this forum are welcomed.”

    Here’s one: Anyone who disagrees with Mr. Ed’s personal ideology should be silenced lest he post more ad-hominem and insulting comments.

  • Nishka

    “President-elect Donald Trump was criticized from across the political spectrum for his baseless claim on Twitter that he lost the popular vote because millions cast ballots illegally.”
    “California’s top election official called the allegations absurd and said Mr. Trump’s “reckless tweets are inappropriate and unbecoming.”

  • Brian Baker

    LOL.

    Well, Shalom, here I am! Looks like your dream of trying to get rid of people who refuse to genuflect at the altar of your self-declared intellectual superiority has been crushed.

    Boo hoo.

    “There are those who prefer to take part in a forum that allows ad-hominem attacks upon others,..”

    Why… like you! How about a sample, you ask? Sure, why not, I respond:

    “For a little humility for the SCV castrati choir for racism, bigotry, ignorance, and hatred,…” That was from your FIRST comment in the thread to which you’re referring. An ad hominem attack on everyone in the SCV who doesn’t agree with you, apparently.

    Let’s go back to the well:

    Oh, wait… you next spent a whole lot of space obsessing on female genitalia.

    Are you SURE you want to go down this road again, Shalom? Want to get this thread shut down, too? I don’t mind, and I’m ALWAYS ready to tango.

    Well?

  • Nishka

    “No worries Ed, Nishka loves your commentary!” YOU DARN RIGHT!!!!!
    Dear Ed, hope you and yours had a nice Thanksgiving ??
    So glad that your are participating in the comments again.!!!

    Thank you for bringing up the subject of “insulting comments, which naturally go on forever once they are launched with no penalty to the violators.”
    “The recent abuse of the SCV Signal’s tolerance went way beyond these norms: as a result, the thread for Mr. Baker’s “Joes Coming-Set Another Seat at the Dinner Table” has now been stripped bare.” BINGO !!!!!

    ” I don’t advocate ANY censorship of public policy or public figures here, but do agree the SCV Signal has the right, and the obligation, to prevent personal attacks upon the debaters in their forum.” BINGO !!!!

    The unfortunate thing is that the abusive violators will continue their personal attacks. SO BE IT !!!!!
    WHEN THEY GO LOW WE GO HIGHER AND HIGHER !!!!!!!! BINGO !!!!
    PERSONAL AND ABUSIVE COMMENTS are inappropriate and unbecoming.” BINGO!!

    SHALOM ED TO YOU AND YOURS !!!!!!

    • tech

      Quelle surprise! An endorsement of censorship by Nishka.

  • Nishka

    TERRIFYING
    “Ohio State Attacker Described Himself as a ‘Scared’ Muslim”
    “Before running over and stabbing bystanders, Abdul Razak Ali Artan told his college newspaper he was afraid to pray on campus.”

    Thank you to Trump and his followers for spewing all the hate and fear !!!!!!

    • Lois, you truly are the gift that keeps on giving, the last couple of weeks you have had me in stitches!

      • Nishka

        “We should all fear for any minorities as the deplorable followers of Trump are rising up to spew their hate and violence as he willed them to do so !!!!!

        • noonan

          You’re saying this radical muslim POS from Somalia tried to kill a bunch of college students because of Trump? Come on, nobody is that stupid.

    • tech

      Your hysteria is hysterical, Nishka! 😀

    • hopeful

      It is appalling that anyone would show sympathy for the Ohio State attacker…that has got to be the most disgusting post you have made to date, Nishka. Abdul Razak Ali Artan attempted to murder multiple college students, and according to his own Facebook post, “he had reached a “boiling point,” made a reference to “lone wolf attacks” and cited radical cleric Anwar al-Awlaki.” Additionally, he wrote: “America! Stop interfering with other countries, especially Muslim Ummah [community]. We are not weak. We are not weak, remember that.”

      This is the person YOU are defending by casting blame on Trump? I would highly recommend that you think before you post something so deplorable…unbelievable!

      • Nishka

        “Ohio State Attacker Described Himself as a ‘Scared’ Muslim”
        “Before running over and stabbing bystanders, Abdul Razak Ali Artan told his college newspaper he was afraid to pray on campus.”
        Thank you to Trump and his followers for spewing all the hate and fear !!!!!!

        There is no defending the attacker only condoning his fears !!!!!
        ” I would highly recommend that you think before you post something so deplorable…unbelievable! ”
        “This has got to be the most disgusting post Hopeful you have made to date”
        in saying that I sympathized with the attacker !!!!!!!!
        Comprehend a comment in a post before spewing your negativity !!!!!

        • tech

          In an effort to improve your understanding and tolerance, you may find this article of use, Nishka:

          Ten Reasons Left-Wingers Cut Trump Voters from Their Lives
          November 29, 2016 12:00 AM

          Many Hillary Clinton voters have ceased communicating with friends, and even family members, who voted for Donald Trump. It is so common that the New York Times published a front-page article on the subject headlined “Political Divide Splits Relationships — and Thanksgiving, Too.”

          The article begins with three stories:

          Matthew Horn, a software engineer from Boulder, Colo., canceled Christmas plans with his family in Texas. Nancy Sundin, a social worker in Spokane, Wash., has called off Thanksgiving with her mother and brother. Ruth Dorancy, a software designer in Chicago, decided to move her wedding so that her fiancé’s grandmother and aunt, strong Trump supporters from Florida, could not attend.

          The Times acknowledges that this phenomenon is one-sided, saying, “Democrats have dug in their heels, and in some cases are refusing to sit across the table from relatives who voted for President-elect Donald J. Trump.”

          A number of people who voted for Trump called my show to tell me that their daughters had informed them they would no longer allow their parents to see their grandchildren. And one man sent me an e-mail reporting that his brother-in-law’s mother told him that she “no longer had a son.”

          All of this raises an obvious question: Why is this phenomenon of cutting off contact with friends and relatives so one-sided? Why don’t we hear about conservatives shunning friends and relatives who supported Hillary Clinton? After all, almost every conservative considered Clinton to be ethically and morally challenged. And most believed that another four years of left-wing rule would complete what Barack Obama promised he would do in 2008 if he were elected president — fundamentally transform the United States of America.

          In other words, conservatives were not one whit less fearful of Clinton and the Democrats than Democrats were of Trump and Republicans.

          Yet virtually no conservatives cut off contact with friends, let alone parents, who supported Clinton.

          Here are ten reasons left-wingers cut Trump voters from their lives:

          Read more here: http://www.nationalreview.com/article/442538/why-left-wingers-cut-ties-trump-voters

  • Nishka

    THIS BIT OF NEWS IS HYSTERICAL !!!!!!!
    ” President-elect Donald Trump falsely claimed on Sunday that “millions of people” voted illegally in the 2016 presidential election. In a conference call with reporters on Monday, Trump’s campaign team did not produce any evidence to support that allegation.”
    “But the strangest thing about the president-elect’s claim isn’t that there is zero evidence to support it — it’s that Trump, who has turned away daily intelligence briefings since winning the election, took time out of his day to repeat a rumor that initially spread because of one guy on Twitter.”

  • Ed Shalom

    Behind the Grey Clouds

    The edges of the grey clouds
    Glisten with silvery light

    Behind them is
    A luminous golden orb

    Beaming with the
    Gift of Existence

    e. shalom
    Thanksgiving 2016

  • noonan

    Gray skies are going to clear up, put on a happy face!

    Noonan
    Pre-Christmas 2016

    • Brian Baker

      LOL

  • Nishka

    “Trump’s Chief Strategist, Stephen Bannon, said he’d prefer it if only property owners could vote ”
    ” How many different ways the bigotry of Donald Trump’s Chief Strategist, Stephen Bannon, needs to be described in order for him to be disqualified for his insider position in the White House.”
    “His ex-wife said he openly and repeatedly made anti-Semitic statements about Jews.”
    “His hero, Andrew Breitbart, boldly compared him to a Nazi propagandist as a compliment.”
    “Bannon himself recently admitted that he built Breitbart into “the platform for the alt-right,” which is little more than Neo-Nazism with a new name.”

    Gray skies are going to be grayer with the unhappy face of Bannon !!!!!!!

  • Nishka

    “President-elect Donald Trump’s choices for health secretary and administrator of the government’s largest health insurance programs have for years pursued a sharply conservative agenda that includes redefining Medicare, placing “personal responsibility” requirements on low-income recipients of Medicaid, and dismantling the Affordable Care Act.”

    “If adopted, this agenda could dramatically alter access to insurance and medical services for more than 100 million Americans covered through the two entitlement programs and the ACA.”

    • tech

      Citizens voted for change. Did you believe change would not occur?

      PPACA (Obamacare) was unworkable due to fundamental actuarial flaws and unsupported by the majority of Americans. It was passed by partisan Democrats without a single Republican vote via extraordinary parliamentary maneuver.

      At the Federal level, your party lost the House, then the Senate and now the Presidency largely due to Obamacare. The rejection is absolute and your attempted appeal to consequences reveals a disconnect from reality.

      http://www.realclearpolitics.com/epolls/other/obama_and_democrats_health_care_plan-1130.html

      http://www.realclearpolitics.com/epolls/other/direction_of_country-902.html

      In other news, Nancy Pelosi was reelected House Minority Leader. If Democrats like yourself keep doubling down on failed ideas/policies, the party will be in the political wilderness for years. Plainly stated, voters don’t like what Democrats offer nor their “vision” for the future, i.e. larger government and greater dependency on it.

  • Nishka

    “It is unconscionable to put Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions in charge of federal civil rights and federal environmental enforcement. Sessions repeatedly has shown that he is at the extreme right in these areas and he should not be the attorney general of the United States.”
    “Throughout his career, Sessions has made statements that evidence insensitivity with regard to race, or much worse.”

  • Nishka

    ” Trump unveiled his economic team of investment titans. His secretary of the Treasury, Steven Mnuchin, promised sizable corporate tax cuts in an appearance on CNBC. Sarah Palin is being considered for Veterans Affairs” and
    Cheney is coming back as the war lord !!!!!

    The rich are definitely going to get richer, the poor are going to get poorer and the middle class are still going to be
    squeezed and left behind !!!!!

  • Nishka

    Since Trump was elected there have been a troubling rise nationwide in hates crimes.
    ” In New York City, hate crime incidents are up 30% for the year.”
    There have been 867 hate crimes since the election of Nov.8, 2016 and here we are less than a month away
    from that time making these crimes a devastating stat!!!!!!