Two very interesting and thought out articles. READ BOTH to get a better understanding of Trumpland, the problems with Democrats and the BIG PROBLEM with the system. And looking at some of the people that Trump wants to put in his cabinent seems like the SAME OLD SHIT and back to trickle down economics. I hope I am wrong and hope that Donald sticks to his one winning promise which is to build up this country’s infrastructure, which we need badly and would create good paying jobs.

But my fellow liberal Democrats, stop calling ALL Trump supporters racist, not all of them are. And not so peaceful protesting, which was seen in Oakland California,  is BULLSHIT (as is saying “Not my President”, unfortunately he is our next president, whether you voted for him or not). Hell, I am not happy at all that this con artist and egomaniac won, but he did. Trump did not steal the election, he won it fair and square and he won it because not enough Hillary or Obama supporters came out to vote.

AND Republicans, if you  are planning to repeal Obamacare, which helped to get 20 million people health coverage (and that includes many Trump supporters), eliminated that horrible “existing conditions” bullshit which stopped many in the past from getting insurance, then YOU better have a plan that works and covers all those people before you tear down a program and have either nothing in place or something worse. AND for you folks who supposedly voted for change and did not want the status quo, here are a few name for a possible Trump Cabinet: Rudy Giuliani, Newt Gringrich, Chris Christie, a Goldman Sachs former executive, Steven Mnuchin (you folks complained about Clinton speaking to executives at Goldman Sachs), Myron Ebell, a climate change denier to head the EPA (WHAT THE FUCK), retired Lt. General Michael Flynn as Secretary of Defense (the same person who clapped along with crowd at a Trump Rally that chanted “Lock her Up”, Sarah Palin (seems that brains are not necessary for a position in the Trump Cabinet), to name a few. SOUND LIKE THE SAME SHIT and a HUGE GROUP of elitist (just ask Sarah Palin, how much money she has made since she was VP nominee). So is that the kind of change you wanted folks, because you have been sold a bad bill of goods by the biggest con artist in American history and you will pay the price down the road.


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From The Daily News:

Learning to listen to fellow Americans: What my brother in Mississippi taught me about white support for Trump


I abhor Donald Trump and all he stands for.

I love my brother in Mississippi, even though he is the reason why Donald Trump is President.

My brother is white, and, at 57, a year younger than I am. He has an engineering degree and a job with state government. His son and daughter, my nephew and niece, are in college near the rural home where we grew up. They voted for Trump, too.

They have never cared about politics but, like many other Americans, they cared a lot Tuesday, for the first time.

They are not angry people. They are not hidden or hiding. They just feel ignored and forgotten, ironically, in the same way many people of color, Muslims and LGBTQ people feel.

My teenage daughter and I spent two weeks this past summer in Mississippi with my brother in the house where we were raised. He and I shared stories about our families and our lives over several early-morning cups of coffee before he headed out for work. When I was younger, I never hesitated to tell him he was wrong about something and why, and he always expected it during our talks.

Our father died when we were both in our teens. In 2010, our mother passed away. With just the two of us, I stopped fighting about politics during holidays and vacations. I just wanted to listen to him, look at him and get to know him better.

So, over coffee one morning, I asked why he supported Trump, and this is what he said:

“Neither party cares about me. These Republican leaders here in Mississippi, they are the elite. In Washington, they just care about the rich. The Democrats just care about immigrants, blacks and Muslims. . . . Don’t get me wrong. I don’t oppose immigrants, but I am worried about letting people into this country without really understanding who they are.

“We need to pay more attention to Christians and their beliefs. . . . We are ignored now. They say on television we have been forgotten. I guess that’s right. . . . Hillary Clinton seems smart and capable, but I don’t trust her because she is part of the past. I don’t think it’s because she’s a woman.

“I’m 57 years old and I haven’t saved a dime for retirement. I can’t get ahead, but I am better off than most. Where are the good jobs? Where are the industries? They are overseas. Trump wants to bring them back. . . . I know he is no moral compass, but who among the elite political types are?

“For the first time, I feel like someone is speaking for me and listening to me.”

I am not interested in turning white Trump supporters into martyrs or sages. Embedded in my brother’s comments are decades of racism and bigotry that, in some ways, are unique to Mississippi but, in most ways, are common to the entire country.

At the same time, a high bar should be raised before calling someone a racist or a bigot or a sexist. Trump surpassed the bar. I don’t believe my brother does.

I do believe too many Americans choose to separate themselves from people who are not like them, leading to an inability to empathize. This is as true for liberals as for conservatives, for Democrats as for Republicans, for me as for my brother.

Separation is the only explanation for this surprise victory. Both parties, the news media and pollsters separated themselves from a healthy proportion of Trump’s supporters, as well as African-Americans and Latinos, who did not turn out as all of the aforementioned expected.

The party of Abraham Lincoln and the party of Franklin Roosevelt once spoke to the working classes of all races. With all his flaws, Bill Clinton had moments of pure genius bringing together people of all colors, shapes and sizes.

Those days have been over for a long time — not because George W. Bush was a bad, bad guy or Barack Obama didn’t try, but because the political apparatus is too entrenched and divisive and, more often than not, spews useless noise.

Perhaps it’s time we spew less and listen more.

Hinton is chief strategy officer at the communications firm Fenton.

The Daily News:

KING: The Democratic Party deserves so much of the blame for electing Donald Trump


Election Day 2016 was a miserable failure for the Democratic Party. When all the votes are counted, it appears that Donald Trump will have won 30 states and at least 300 Electoral College votes. After months of tough talk, Democrats not only lost the presidency, but lost the Senate and continued to lose the House. It was a thorough drubbing. Calling it anything other than that is a damn lie.

But I must linger there for a while. The Democratic Party has mastered lying to itself and its core constituencies. It claims a progressive identity, but is as moderate and lukewarm as it has ever been on so many issues that matter to everyday people. It claims to be tough on Wall Street, financial corruption and white collar crime, but is awash in donations from lobbyists and executives in the industry. Democrats claim to be the party of working people, but so often seem to be deeply out of touch with their problems and needs.

The Party is nowhere near anti-war, but wants the undying support of peace activists. It claims to love the environment, but has spoken against the Dakota Access Pipeline with the strength of a gnat with one missing wing. Its strongest voting blocs are people of color. The overwhelming majority of white people, including women, voted for Trump, but the party insisted on having an all white presidential ticket.

Until many of them were fired or replaced after the primary against Bernie Sanders, the senior leaders and puppet masters of the party were almost exclusively white as well. Of the hundreds of millions of dollars spent by the Democratic Party, an embarrassing 1.7% of that went to contractors of color. Do the math, that means 98.3% of Democratic funds go to white businesses.

I could go on and on, but I’ll highlight one more terrible inconsistency within the party. Young people are the lifeblood of the Democratic Party. They are the idealists and dreamers. They overwhelmingly supported Bernie Sanders for the Democratic nomination, but for the first time in recent memory, the clear and obvious candidate of young people was not the choice of the Democratic Party establishment.The Democratic Party is having an identity crisis. While the groundswell of grassroots support in its base is anti-police brutality, pro-environment, pro-immigrant, anti-war, pro-$15 minimum wage, for the legalization of marijuana, and strongly against the Dakota Access Pipeline — the party in general, and Hillary Clinton in particular, lack core convictions on all of these issues and it shows. I’d be that nearly every single activist and leader in each of those niche communities will tell you that they feel like strangers in the Democratic Party.

Although it already seems like ancient history, you must remember that the head of the Democratic National Committee, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, left in a shroud of scandal surrounding emails that were derogatory towards Bernie Sanders and only confirmed the anti-Bernie bias many of us knew existed for more than a year. Three other top officials from the DNC were fired for the very same thing.

Longtime Democratic operative, Donna Brazile, was brought in to replace Wasserman Schultz. It seemed like a smart move, but further email leaks have only showed us that she, too, was a part of the problem as she continually fed the Clinton campaign questions that Hillary would receive for debates during the primary. The move has all but eroded trust in her leadership from progressives who were already deeply skeptical of the party.

Before the Democratic primaries even began or any of the candidates had their first debate, Hillary Clinton and her team had already sowed up commitments from hundreds of career politicians to serve as her superdelegates — building her what often looked like an insurmountable lead. Even in states where Bernie Sanders beat Hillary Clinton by a landslide, party operatives routinely pledged their support to her anyway — all but ignoring the reality that Bernie was building the very type of populist movement that could have actually defeated Donald Trump.As we now see, this election was not about high-skilled political operatives, polls or even national campaign experience. Trump had none of that. This campaign was about large crowds, big events, momentum, tone and social media. Bernie did those things well. Bernie was the anti-Trump. Trump lacks integrity. Bernie is known for his. Trump is a shady billionaire who has stiffed tons of everyday people. Bernie has spent his whole life fighting for working class folk. Trump is a liar and Bernie is known for his straight-to-the-point honesty.

Hillary Clinton was an absolutely terrible matchup for Donald Trump. I said as much in May when every poll that was released showed Bernie crushing Trump, but Hillary consistently struggling against him. Time and time and time again, polls showed Hillary struggling against Trump. Instead of taking the time to truly understand them, expert pundits and pollsters opted to repeatedly dismiss the validity or methodology of those polls. Clearly, polls like the LA Times/USC poll, which consistently showed Trump ahead, but was widely dismissed as junk science as a result, were on to something.

But that was the M.O. of the Democratic Party from the time the primaries began until we were all gobsmacked by a Trump victory — dismiss all evidence that says anything other than Hillary Clinton was inevitable. But here we are.

The Democratic Party can no longer ride the coattails of President Obama. The Democratic Party truly needs to start over from scratch and put people at its core. It clearly has no idea what it’s doing and has, as a result, put us all in danger.




  1. I agree with you on a lot of things, but not this. Any white person who voted for Trump is a racist full stop. Any minority who voted for Trump is desperately seeking the acceptance of white people who will never like or respect them. To quote Bob Marley “they make their world so hard that when you got to get some food, your brother becomes your enemy” in relation to the minorities who voted for Trump.

    In the past, I have joked about being on the Trump train, until it stopped being funny. There is not one single reason to vote for Trump, besides being a racist or an idiot. I voted for Bernie in the primaries and held my nose and voted for Hillary to stop Trump, to quote something I read about the glee all these racists whites feel about a Trump win ” that joy you feel now will become ashes in your mouth, and you will know the debt as been paid”

    You don’t know what it means to be black or a minority or an immigrant in America and the hurt and pain of racism, that stuff eats away at your soul. How more black people aren’t insanevis a testament to their emotional strength and their faith in a higher power. But like you, I am part of the problem, I stood by while you denegrate people of colour and immigrants calling them bottom of the barrel folks, and I stood by said nothing and for that I am ashamed. We are all humans, all some of these immigrants want, is simply a better life for their kids. What is so wrong with that?!
    To whom much is given, much is expected, America has stolen much, your great wealth came at the price of others suffering, your consumption is slowly destroying the planet making it harder for others to live. Was it Mother Theresa who begged Americans to live simply so others can simply live.

    Why is it very few white people have the courage to call out other white people on their racism?! You will spin it and make excuses for it, simply because you care more about being liked, being accepted over doing what is morally right. So NO!!!! They are ALL RACISTS! Every single last one of them. Deport all illegals stop certain people from coming in?! Who will clean shit in nursing home then?! You see now that is karmic justice a lot of you will someday end up in a nursing home and you will be at the mercy of some black or brown person, let’s hope they don’t let you lie in your own piss and shit all day. If we live long enough we will all age, and most don’t have the resources for fancy white private caregivers, as they say where I come from, “today for me, tomorrow for you” You are a racist and a xenophobe no better than Trump, and the others you are so pathetically trying to defend. Today for me, tomorrow for you! Your hate is slowly eating you from the inside out, but like most whites you can’t and won’t acknowledge it. As Trump would say SAD!

    Peace and Hair Grease



    • There are plenty of reasons for people to vote for Trump and it has nothing to do with racism. I cannot get into the heads of each and every person that voted for Trump, but I think that many of these people were totally feed up with the status quo politicians and especially from Democrats who they thought were in their side, but ended leaving for many many years too many of the blue color working class under the boss. I felt that, even though I am not blue color, but I chose to vote for Hillary, even though I was a Sanders supporter, but felt that between Trump and Clinton, that she was more qualified for the position, not that I thought she would be the saving grace, just that she was more qualified than Trump. Since people only really had two choices, I hardly count the third party candidates, so many of those people (some who probably did not like many of his comments), but looked at him as an outsider, someone who was not a career politician, someone who would shake up the system and someone who was speaking to them.

      And while I don’t know what it is like to be an immigrant, my family were immigrants and came here legally, so yes, it makes me when others decide they can just enter the country illegally as opposed to going through the proper channels. And to say that I have said all immigrants were bottom of the barrel is not true, but I have certainly said that about many in the community from what I saw of how they kept their places or business, their disrespect for throwing garbage all over the place, so yes, those types of people are bottom of the barrel. Just because someone is immigrant, lower income or poor does not mean they have to be slobs and disrespectful of the environment and the community, period and for that, I will certainly use the phrase “bottom of the barrel”, which hardly gives me the tile of racist or a xenophobe, , hell it is not even a racist remark. In this day and age, anyone who speaks their mind and says something someone else does not like is automatically a racist or xenophobe.

      I also don’t know who you are talking about, but I hardly come from wealth, let alone great wealth. My father was the first person in the family to graduate from high school, I was the first one to graduate from college. And while my family was of not much means, many uneducated, they respected their community and their home and took care of it. They would never think of “trashing” their community as some in Jamaica do.

      I am not defending Trump supporter or those who voted for Trump, I am just not making a blanket statement that you made, calling them all racist. That shows how closed minded you are and are just as bad as those who are racist.

      I have a clear conscience when I write or say the things I do, I have no hatred that is eating me up inside. I call it as I see it and I have seen tons of shit in this Jamaica community, whether you want to see it or not, but this is typical of those who do not like to told truth about their communities and some of the people in it.


  2. I always go back to this clip when I think of the values that our dominant political parties proclaim and their obstinance towards the reality of our environment and society.

    I, a colored white man (meaning THE color white), accept the results but I still and will never accept Trump as president. He ran as a flesh-out 21st century schizoid man and Elmer Gantry flipping on beliefs and issues when convenient and expedient, even if it jibed with the Klan (congratulations David fucking Duke), and unabashed vitriol and dishonesty. Everything that’s been said about that entitled failure and her minions has been said enough in my opinion.

    As for the protests, I think these people out on the streets are being hasty, but look at what’s going on in Portland. It looks like something either from a dystopian novel or graphic comic book or what goes on under dictatorships and monarchies. Militarized police with tanks and tear gas bombs. And this was implemented and yearly funded by the Obama’s Pentagon and the state governments. Now it’s in the tiny hands of Don Worthless.

    This is where the true fear lies. Instead of using our military might to engage in wars across the world, it will be turned inward to our constituencies and journalists who dare to protest and inform.

    It can and will happen here. To paraphrase another earlier 20th century classic dystopian novel.

    JQ LLC


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