(Closed) Stop Hating Your Neighbor Over The Election Results

posted 3 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 2
Hostess
3167 posts
Sugar bee

Okay. This sounds a lot more like an angry diatribe than a discussion to me. 

Post # 3
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8856 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper

No. No, I won’t.

Post # 4
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1039 posts
Bumble bee

Will I accept his presidency and move forward? Yes.

Do I demand everyone else fall into step after 8 years of people questioning the legitimacy of the president’s birth certificate, and undermining his legacy? No.

The divisions have been here for decades. And every four years, we say the same thing– bridge the gap. Heal the divisions. Work together.

And then we double-down even more. And considering how this election was run, “working together” is lost in the wind.

Post # 5
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2016

Clinton won the popular vote, so the third-party voters aren’t to blame. So sick of the backlash from Clinton supporters. And I’m sorry, but this “white-lash” claim is just as racist as the racist ideologies that democrats purport the Trump supporters to hold in the first place.

Edit to add–obviously some Trump supporters are racist, but not all. Some of the Trump supporters despise him but found him to be a better alternative to a proven liar whom Wall Street funded.

Edit to add–I voted third party so please avoid calling me a racist because, God forbid, I expressed disappointment in reactions from some Clinton supporters.

Post # 6
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Helper bee

I think it’s awfully sad that people were so ashamed of supporting their candidate that they wouldn’t own it.  Yet, he is good enough to represent this country? 

If they were so proud of Trump and his policies, they should have been proud to admit it. They weren’t because Trump didn’t run his campaign in a way to make them proud. He was divisive, hateful, and disgusting. 

Yes, he won, and yes, the country will move forward, but I hope that those people who were afraid to speak up when he was just a candidate will speak up when he actually has power beyond words.

ETA: I just read a comment that “Trump will make it legal to shoot black kids in hoodies walking around where they don’t belong.” Tell me again how I shouldn’t hate that? There were people at his victory rally chanting things I won’t even repeat. Those people are the reasons that we are so angry. And I venture to guess those people are the reasons some Trump supporters are ashamed.

And, frankly, they should be.

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2016

Post # 8
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Buzzing Beekeeper

 lightofmylife :  So, you’re mad at the people who said “if you do that, this is going to happen” because you did it anyway and what they said would happen happened? Hope you’re a billionaire, because if you’re not, you’re just as screwed as the rest of us and you have only yourself to thank for it.

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

I absolutely cannot understand this “third party partially to blame” nonsense. It isn’t a matter of “we don’t know where the third party votes would have gone” because we know damn good and well where they did go. Third party voters had the opportunity to vote for Trump or Clinton but they didn’t. They chose to vote for a third party. Therefore, we know exactly where their votes went and it isn’t worth discussing further. Just like many decided to vote for Clinton and many decided to vote for Trump, they decided to vote for Johnson or Stein or whoever else. It makes no sense to me. “If the third party voters had voted for Clinton, she could have won!” Okay, sure. And if some of the people who voted for Trump had voted for Clinton, she could have won then, too!

Post # 10
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2016

Daisy_Mae :  I’m mad at the people expressing hate for other people. I’m mad at the allegations that the entire Republican party is racist, and I’m frustrated at the Clinton supporters bashing third-party voters. So please don’t put words in my mouth and re-read my post. I have no problem with differing opinions. I take issue with hateful remarks. That was the point of my post–to address hateful comments.

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2016 - Surfer\'s Beach, Grand Cayman

lightofmylife :  Calling out racism isn’t “reverse racism”. Also there is no such thing.

Post # 12
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3092 posts
Sugar bee

I.Cant.Even.

Post # 13
Member
128 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2016

peegee :  Calling someone a racist is a very serious accusation. Calling someone a racist simply because they voted for Trump or a third-party is a close minded, blanket assumption, made without any knowlege of that individual’s character. It’s as close minded as racism itself. It purports to judge someone, without even knowing someone. That was my point.

Post # 14
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Helper bee

lightofmylife :  You’re right, not every one who supports Trump is a racist, but they sure voted for one.

 

Post # 15
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Bumble bee

Don’t blame us (Clinton supporters) for you (Trump supporters) not speaking out. #freedomofspeech

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