Letter To those who voted for Trump:
People are PRAYING that Trump will be a good president.
There are statements floating around like this too:
“Name-calling instead of respectful debate is not right. It’s wrong to harm other people, regardless of how you personally feel.”
When people have accused Obama for eight years of treason, or of being Satan, or being disgusting, or of being a liar, or of being like Hitler, what do his opponents who NOW WANT TO RESPECTFULLY DEBATE, actually hear?
Are these fair descriptors of the man? Comparisons to HITLER?
You think you can stand alongside people who draw these disgusting comparisons for eight years,
and white supremacists, after voting in a racist xenophobe, and now the Left is going to be REASONABLE while YOUR post-Patriot-Act civil and data protection rights – and whatever else – continue to be dismantled?
Your own freedoms will be undermined by the reactionary cabal you voted in, which is regarded by many as the most right-wingnut mainstream party in the Western hemisphere.
You understand that in 1933, the Jewish communities of Europe were seen as dangerous – the Jews were the suicide bombers of the times. The terrorists. And we know what happened then.
So you’re COOL with endorsing a guy who says the same about Muslims today – because you’re scared of WHAT exactly? You’re only scared because of the fear-whipping scumbags, the idiots, the ones who talk up the hate, the fascists: The conservatives YOU vote for.
And remember, these are the same “small government” conservatives who came in with Bush and – after BJ Clinton left the White House with an increased number of public servants, relative to his predecessors – INCREASED THE CIVIL SERVICE FURTHER.
And when Bush required consensus to go into Iraq or to push through the Patriot Act (with his constant preying on fear and terror), these progressives, these Democrats, were willing to listen.
Bush tortured prisoners – some of them entirely innocent and mistakenly snatched. Bush incarcerated innocents at Guantanamo too – a prison Obama wanted to shut down because its name is synonymous with everything wrong in the world.
And yet Trump wants to bring back torture. Right? He’s been on the record saying it’s a good idea.
I AM NOT SAYING TRUMP IS BUSH. I am only saying he wants to bring back torture.
Sticking with conservative policy, Bush ruined the world economy for a few years with an ideologically-based refusal to bail out a bank. Is there more nuance than that?
Yet there’s an amazing amount of nuance when Obama bails out the auto-industry. It’s suddenly the TAXPAYERS who bail it out, not the president? So what was Bush doing? Letting nature take its course?
Hillary’s with the banks, though, right? Maybe she wouldn’t be dumb enough to let a big one fail.
When Obama tries to build consensus, his opponents refuse to listen, refuse to come to the table, and then they turn their backs. Obama was told very early in his presidency “You lie!” by a man not fit to lick the president’s boots clean.
Bush sent Colin Powell to the United Nations with intelligence FULL of lies seeking a mandate to go into Iraq. MILLIONS HAVE DIED as a result of THAT lie. Some of them American.
The neoconservatives were not expecting the sectarianism and infighting in Iraq AFTER THEY DISMANTLED THE IRAQI ARMY, after they said “We don’t do nation-building”, after they toppled a horrible dictator (WHO as we’ve seen HAD! NO! WEAPONS!).
The neoconservatives had been PLANNING an Arab Spring LONG BEFORE 9-11 – look up the Project for the New American Century. Just look it up! The neocons were entirely agenda-driven in their foreign adventure since the mid-90s.
It’s a DISASTER that both Hillary and Obama have been dealing with, perhaps inadvertently, perhaps intentionally, for some time now, pursuing this same neoconservative agenda.
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Benghazi in 2012 would likely NEVER have happened if Commander Cuckoo Bananas hadn’t stolen his first election in 2000, and got a second term on the back of a terror attack.
Clinton NOT BEING IN THE LOOP at the time is small fry relative to Bush NOT BEING TRIED FOR WAR CRIMES, AND THE BLATANT INCOMPETENCE AND SHOULDER-SHRUGGING APATHY OF THOSE IN THE BUSH ADMINISTRATION while Americans died.
“Terror! Terror! Terror!” was his excuse. Sh*tting from his mouth like a junior senator from Wisconsin.
Bush would never have had the opportunity to lie, and to torture, and abuse prisoners, and set new disgusting, satanically-low standards for international boorishness and arrogance which the Chinese and Russians and everyone else have been watching. We’re all gonna get hammered because YOU’RE A DUMB ASS.
COLIN POWELL LEFT THE BUSH ADMINISTRATION BECAUSE OF THESE LIES.
Cheney’s Halliburton profited MASSIVELY from these wars while US Marines were killed.
These issues are MASSIVE compared to losing a few guns in Mexico (for which people wanted Obama impeached), or for showing indecision over Syria. There is NO COMPARISON.
As for being friendly with Saudis – wasn’t Bush friendly with the bin Ladins?
ISN’T TRUMP FRIENDLY WITH THE SAUDIS???
So Hillary was beholden to the Saudis and Qataris and the banks and maintaining the status quo? What do you do? You vote for a racist torturer keen to turn the clock back to pre-bellum America? ARE YOU KIDDING?
Why you’re wrong to vote the way you did
Trump is an advocate for war crimes – torture – and most probably he’s for economic disaster.
These things are far WORSE than ANYTHING Clinton has done or would do.
This includes taking speaking fees, or making dodgy property deals back in the day, or (one could even argue) setting out to destroy women who had affairs with her husband because they want to tell the truth.
Nobody on Hillary’s team let a spanner drop into the world economy.
Nobody got killed fighting a war that they started.
Nobody even got delayed by traffic in Jersey.
The Right’s behavior is consistently WORSE because thousands of US troops are committed to its crap TO THIS DAY, and soldiers’ families have suffered loss, and veterans are maimed, or scarred in other ways.
It’s worse because Obama inherited a cluster**** which he has been pissing out for eight years.
BJ and Jimmy and George Sr (when he’s out) are still expressing their views and offering support to acting presidents.
Dubya is PAINTING.
You want to return to that cluster****?
- Don’t WANT to reduce the number of school, workplace, movie theater and army base shootings.
- Don’t WANT to allow people to practise the religion they choose.
- DON’T WANT women to have a say over their own bodies, their own futures, and their lives.
- DON’T WANT your elected representatives to COLLABORATE and COOPERATE with their opponents in government.
- Don’t WANT to resolve the issues highlighted by Black Lives Matter, or by the self-surveilling and caught-on-video police shootings.
- Don’t want people to live their lives as they choose with the people they love.
If any one of these things is important to you for the right reasons, you chose the wrong candidate. Is that fair?
There is no comparison between a center-right progressive whose husband executed a man when he was a governor so as to appear tough on crime in order to become president in the early 90s, and anyone to the right of that politically.
When Trump refused to allow people of color to rent his apartments, was that not WRONG? People like this brain serjun here who should be impeached for practicing medicine! Trump was fined for preventing POCs from living in his buildings, for the HATE. You want to end the hate?
VOTE FOR THE OTHER CANDIDATE!
Isn’t she rightwing enough for you? Can she use the word Islamo-fascism in a sentence? She’s already said she has an indoor voice and an outdoor voice! She has the wherewithal to use BOTH! But you want your lies told straight in your face?
TRUMP IS THE HATER. HIS CAMPAIGN HAS BEEN ENTIRELY BASED ON HATE AND DIVISION. THE HATER MUST BE OPPOSED THROUGH CIVIL DISOBEDIENCE, FROM THE TOP LEVELS OF GOVERNMENT TO THE HOMELESS.
Because RATIONAL PEOPLE DO NOT WANT TO exacerbate horrific problems of discrimination. Okay?
RATIONAL PEOPLE DO NOT WANT WARS.
You voters want him in charge of making court appointments? Prejuduced appointments of racist StupidWhiteMen? You want to give him a gun which he’ll flash around like Billy the Kid with a combover?
NO. That is wrong. To give a child an assault rifle is just wrong.
And Clinton’s emails?
How about Bush’s emails? And he had the authority and the temerity to place electronic communications (the ones he didn’t delete) outside of Freedom of Information requests, and he increased the statute of limitations when it came to the release of plenty of correspondence too.
Trump is an incompetent and racist businessman with a questionable attention span, who relied on the generous US bankruptcy laws to bail himself out of trouble on a number of occasions.
You know this, right? You voted for a guy who won’t be watched by Bernie and Obama, but by a cabal of egregious lunatics.
He comes from a world of evictions, and court-ordered property seizures, and refusals to pay contractors, and disastrous finances, and sourcing cheap resources overseas.
So everyone lets build a bridge and end the hate. Yay!