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What have we done to ourselves this time?

For those who voted for Donald Trump, all I can do is shake my head. You let yourself be ruled by emotion to the point of voting as a result of the fear he has raised in your hearts rather than rational care for the future of anyone, much less our nation. I wish you the joy of your choice. I am heartsick to have a conman of his caliber in charge of the United States of America. After all, he took lessons from the playbook of another infamous world leader of some eighty years ago and follows in the footsteps of Lotho Sackville-Baggins.

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claudia603
Nov. 9th, 2016 10:38 am (UTC)
Amen to this. I am baffled and horrified that this happened. I don't want to be in this kind of America.
blslarner
Nov. 17th, 2016 06:48 pm (UTC)
It is hard to believe that so many people appear to have disregarded the sheer viciousness of his language and the manner in which he sought to blacken the names of anyone who opposed him or stood up to him or questioned his motivations or called him on his lies and distortions. Trump has a lot to answer for.
julchen11
Nov. 9th, 2016 12:00 pm (UTC)
We are really shocked and horrified... *hugs you close*
blslarner
Nov. 17th, 2016 06:49 pm (UTC)
Thank you, Julchen.
curiouswombat
Nov. 9th, 2016 12:17 pm (UTC)
I am so sorry - my heart goes out to all the sensible, but out-numbered, Americans.
blslarner
Nov. 17th, 2016 06:54 pm (UTC)
And we must live with this for at least the next four years. He says he can rewrite the affordable healthcare act, whose inequities he blames on President Obama. He forgets that this was the act that the Republicans presented to Bill Clinton in response to Hillary Clinton's proposal as a national affordable healthcare act, and that the inequities within it are those crafted by his own party members. Obama merely took it as the Republicans wrote it and challenged them to oppose it, which they couldn't really do without appearing hypocritical. But they did their best to distance themselves from it by calling it "Obama-care."
curiouswombat
Nov. 17th, 2016 07:37 pm (UTC)
That is really interesting - I didn't know that. Thank you.
addie71
Nov. 9th, 2016 12:31 pm (UTC)
Well said. I'm embarrassed for my country.
blslarner
Nov. 17th, 2016 06:58 pm (UTC)
As are so many I've spoken with. My state is predominantly Democratic, so our state cannot be seen as being part of his election. But those I've spoken with who voted for Trump believe all the claims that Hillary Clinton ordered the deaths of Vincent Foster and the young man in New York who was murdered in a robbery a few weeks ago, and that somehow she was personally responsible for the deaths in Benghazi, and that the use of a personal server rather than the government server that has been hacked by so many countries and personal hackers somehow endangered the nation. It's bizarre!
kitty279
Nov. 9th, 2016 05:58 pm (UTC)
You're not alone in this. I've been following the US elections as much as my time allowed over the last weeks and was in shock when I got up today and saw the result. Clinton may not have been the ideal choice, but Trump is in my eyes many times worse, and it leaves me worried for the US and for the rest of the world. While I understand that people are fed up with the established politicians (it's not any different around here), this belief that such a man would actually make anything better leaves he shaking my head in disbelief. Humankind really doesn't learn from their mistakes :(
blslarner
Nov. 17th, 2016 07:02 pm (UTC)
There appears to be a spirit of fear infecting much of the world that sees those who are different as putting one's own well-being at risk, and Donald Trump fed right into that by insisting that we have to build walls to keep THEM out. Not a good situation. But it helped drive Britain out of the EU and got us a liar and a hypocrite ready to enter the White House.
dreamflower02
Nov. 9th, 2016 09:08 pm (UTC)
We can be heartened by the fact that less than half the country actually voted for him.

I just wish those deluded people had not chosen to drag all the rest of us with them. We who tried to oppose him will have to suffer too.

All that's left is to pray.
blslarner
Nov. 17th, 2016 07:06 pm (UTC)
I know, Barbara, and I am so disheartened. The problem I see is that several I've spoken to here who voted for the bigoted fool are convinced that those who want more equitable treatment for all are somehow part of the problem. They ignored all of Trump's more questionable statements, dismissing it all as hyperbole; but are certain he will keep the country from being drained and attacked by those who enter the country from areas they don't like. Trump truly fed into the US versus THEM prejudices built into the nature of the human animal.
lavendertook
Nov. 9th, 2016 09:42 pm (UTC)
Yes indeed. And the rich will get richer, and that part of his constituency who is using poor white voters as cover will make out like bandits.
blslarner
Nov. 17th, 2016 07:07 pm (UTC)
I am unfortunately certain you are right.
nimue_8
Nov. 9th, 2016 11:39 pm (UTC)
This is horrible. I feel really bas for my American friends.
blslarner
Nov. 17th, 2016 07:07 pm (UTC)
As an American citizen I appreciate your compassion. Thank you.
lindahoyland
Nov. 10th, 2016 09:07 am (UTC)
Hugs. A sad day for the USA and the world.
blslarner
Nov. 17th, 2016 07:08 pm (UTC)
I so agree, Linda. Thanks for the caring.
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