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The United States is the world’s only superpower, dominating the world’s economic and political systems. With the strongest military and economy, the United States is capable of global power projection, giving it significant influence worldwide. Few countries dare to oppose America’s political agenda.
(Oh, btw, I was “with her.” For reasons in the aforementioned definition.)
The peaceful transition of power has been established. Now we can get down to brass tacks.
We would love to unite. Unite around what? Build a bridge to what?
He incited people, exploited their genuine anger about the status quo and counted on them being “stupid” so they wouldn’t use critical thinking. And boy was he ever right. He peddled snake oil and you bought it. And now you want us to drink the stuff?
You had other Republicans. But this guy — critically thinking Republicans ran away from him like botulism.
Having a view that the establishment is a problem is legitimate. Choosing a “stupid” solution in the person of Trump— what do you want from us — unite behind stupid? That’s like getting in a car when you know the driver is drunk.
Ain’t ever going to happen.
People will die. And no more pretending we don’t think Trump voters are stupid not because they are not intelligent but because they acted recklessly voting for Trump. There is no hate. We just love our country too much not to deal intelligently with problems.
Electing Trump was the dumbest and most dangerous thing Americans have done in my lifetime. (Clinton won the popular vote by about a million votes.) You want to unite? You gotta deal with “stupid” first.
Garrison Keillorsaid it best. “To all the patronizing b.s. we’ve read about Trump expressing the white working class’s displacement and loss of the American Dream, I say, “Feh!” — go put your head under cold water. Resentment is no excuse for bald-faced stupidity.”
Trump is in now. You got your guy. We just don’t have to patronize and pretend anymore just how stupid we think half the country is for handing over our beloved country to a snake oil salesman.
Hey, you don’t have to waste time with silly little name-calling vacuous rants on Facebook anymore either. You have four years to prove us wrong. Good luck with that. Your guy has been involved in 3500 lawsuits. Many were aimed at screwing the little guy out of money owed. Mr. President-Elect goes on trial at the end of the month for scamming students at his “Trump University.”