Post # 1
I just want to take a moment (like everyone else) to talk about why this happened. Last night America was blindsided by an outcome we thought would never happen. Why? Because nobody felt comfortable saying they were voting for Trump and everyone else felt comfortable saying they were voting Hillary. This means that every poll, every social media outlet, every news story painted a picture of Hillary’s win. And this happened because of how we have been treating each other. People were too terrified to voice their opinions before the election because they are actually scared of how their friends, family, and neighbors may treat them. That’s not okay. Just look at all the upvotes on Trump-supporter comments on today’s threads compared to every thread leading to election night.
Secondly, stop blaming people who didn’t vote and people who voted 3rd party. Voter turnout was up almost 5%. We don’t know where the 3rd party votes would have gone. They could have just as easily gone to Trump anyway. Maybe they would’ve gone to Hillary or maybe they would have been split and we would be in the same situation we are in now. We need to hold our voting system responsible for allowing Hillary to get the nomination where Bernie should have won, for our two party voting system, and for the electoral college (among other things). Oh and that fact that we allowed these two candidates to be our choices for 2016.
Stop turning on each other. You have nothing to gain and everything to lose by further dividing our country. AND FOR FUCKS SAKE STOP LIGHTING THINGS ON FIRE.
Post # 2
Okay. This sounds a lot more like an angry diatribe than a discussion to me.
Post # 4
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
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
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 # 8
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
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
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
- Wedding: March 2016 - Surfer\'s Beach, Grand Cayman
lightofmylife : Calling out racism isn’t “reverse racism”. Also there is no such thing.
Post # 13
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
lightofmylife : You’re right, not every one who supports Trump is a racist, but they sure voted for one.
Post # 15
Don’t blame us (Clinton supporters) for you (Trump supporters) not speaking out. #freedomofspeech