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Old 11-10-2016, 03:22pm   #1
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"Seven Reasons For Liberals To Chill Out About Donald Trump"

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The Facebook freakout is epic. You’ve seen it: friends, relatives, and colleagues posting that they are not only sad that Donald Trump won the election, but actually physically afraid that he is going to round up all of them and send them to death camps.

Some of the hysteria is just political posturing. As every parent with toddlers knows, throwing a tantrum is a way to constrain authority. Freaking out about Trump is a way to oppose him. But for others, the fear is real. Here’s how to calm down.

Step 1. Realize you were lied to about Trump being Hitler. Guess what? Trump is not Hitler and never was or will be. You were also told that his supporters were “alt-right” racists, antisemites, rednecks, etc. You know who his most important voters really were? The people who would have voted for Bernie Sanders, who wanted a “political revolution” — and some of those are your friends. Trump’s a flawed but decent man, with a complicated but beautiful, successful family. He’s going to be fine.

Step 2. Realize you can’t win every presidential election, and that’s OK. It’s been a while since Democrats lost, so this bears repeating, especially since millennials who came of age with the Obama campaign may never have voted for a losing candidate before. 2016 marks the first time I have ever voted for a winning candidate (I never voted for George W. Bush or Bill Clinton), and I’ve survived until now. At some point, Republicans were going to win again. At some point, so will you.

Step 3. Read this thing called the Constitution and learn to use it. You bought one when Khizr Khan waved one at Trump. Open it — there’s actually some good stuff in there, like checks and balances on the executive branch. Obama tried to destroy those checks and balances, which is one of the main reasons we fought so hard to resist him — and one of the reasons voters rose up against him, as well as Clinton, on Tuesday. Use those checks against Trump and you can stop his worst tendencies.

Step 4. Realize there are some things Obama did Trump won’t reverse.If you like your gay marriage, you can keep your gay marriage — really. Trump supports traditional marriage, but at this stage what that means is he will defend the right of a private business to refuse to participate in your wiccan lesbian polyamorous union. And you may have missed it, but Trump was the first GOP nominee to talk openly about defending gays from persecution. (He won’t touch your birth control, either.)

Step 5. Expect immigration reform to look something like you wanted. If you could ensure that most of the 11 million illegal aliens currently in the United States would stay here, but build a wall across the border to prevent any more from coming, you’d take that deal, wouldn’t you? Because that’s what’s likeliest to happen. And any deal on immigration Trump makes will have more credibility than any deal Clinton makes. Just stop waving that Mexican flag, and it will happen.

Step 6. Recognize that this is the best time in America to be a woman. Trump hired a woman to run his campaign and she delivered. Women were also in key positions throughout Trump’s campaign. Expect them to fill his administration — and dust off your résumé. You might be sad about Hillary Clinton’s defeat, but it means that the first woman to break the glass ceiling probably won’t be someone who got a lift through marriage, or who used public office to enrich herself. That’s a good thing.

Step 7. Realize that you might be wrong about a few things. The shock of Trump’s victory is a good time to evaluate some of your beliefs. You can start with the assumption that everyone who opposed him was actually a racist. Half the country has different ideas, and some of those ideas really are very good. You’re going to like Paul Ryan’s budget, for example, and you’re probably going to ask yourself why Obama didn’t pass some version of it. Regardless, this is a “teachable moment.” Use it.
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Old 11-10-2016, 03:49pm   #2
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You know who his most important voters really were? The people who would have voted for Bernie Sanders, who wanted a “political revolution” — and some of those are your friends.
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looking back, it strikes me that every time a political party has decided that someone is their favorite, and they shove that choice down our throats, that candidate loses.

Romney
McCain
Kerry
Gore

seems like the best results come when the People get to choose from a field.

GOP didn't like Reagan, until he won twice.
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The nation could have put a woman in the White House as Vice President back in 2008. Where was the Lean In, girl power, glass ceiling, her turn, Madam President, rah-rah then?

Hypocritical mother f**kers.
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The nation could have put a woman in the White House as Vice President back in 2008. Where was the Lean In, girl power, glass ceiling, her turn, Madam President, rah-rah then?

Hypocritical mother f**kers.
yup. Barry could have put her in VP, left idiot Biden in Delaware, and kept her under much tighter control. and then she'd have a more natural path to succeed him down the road.
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The nation could have put a woman in the White House as Vice President back in 2008. Where was the Lean In, girl power, glass ceiling, her turn, Madam President, rah-rah then?

Hypocritical mother f**kers.
Actually they had a chance in '84.
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Actually they had a chance in '84.
No, if you look at how many states Mondale carried, they really didn't. Reagan beat Mondale like a rented mule.
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Funny, where were all those militant feminists when Sarah Palin could have been a heartbeat away from the big chair? Why is having a president with an innie so gosh darned important now, but not when Palin was running?
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I thought that was my daughter bawling in the article pic.
My wife and daughter are absolutely terrified and I've been attempting to talk them off of the bridge since the win.
Call me insensitive, but grow a fk'n set already.
Thanks for the article.
Forwarded to the scared fawns.
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My wife and daughter are absolutely terrified and I've been attempting to talk them off of the bridge since the win.
Just out of curiosity, would they have been pleased as punch with a Hilliary win despite the battalion of skeletons released from her closet? They have no concern about electing someone whose political perspective is basically, "I know what's best for you and I'll decide which rules I need to follow"?
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Just out of curiosity, would they have been pleased as punch with a Hilliary win despite the battalion of skeletons released from her closet? They have no concern about electing someone whose political perspective is basically, "I know what's best for you and I'll decide which rules I need to follow"?
Yes, and it dumbfounded me that they wouldn't, and still won't listen to reason.
It's like it's a male vs female thing or something.
I just don't understand.
They are flaming libs to the max... This election brought it out, and I'm hearing it from other people that we know. The same scenario.... It's crazy.
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I thought that was my daughter bawling in the article pic.
My wife and daughter are absolutely terrified and I've been attempting to talk them off of the bridge since the win.
Call me insensitive, but grow a fk'n set already.
Thanks for the article.
Forwarded to the scared fawns.
For the bolded. You da man and a realist, Jeff.

Also, we endured that fukk called Obama. Enduring Trump can be a teachable lesson for them.

*Side note: I'm still pissed my USAF retirement certificate has that fukks signature.
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For the bolded. You da man and a realist, Jeff.

Also, we endured that fukk called Obama. Enduring Trump can be a teachable lesson for them.

*Side note: I'm still pissed my USAF retirement certificate has that fukks signature.
There's that, but didn't your benefits increase under his watch?
I know guys who made out like thieves from the VA because of him.
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There's that, but didn't your benefits increase under his watch?
I know guys who made out like thieves from the VA because of him.
You know, I just filed for VA benefits back in May and am now going through the process. I seen too many abuse the system and I may be stubborn or old fashioned with a value system or a combo but it just didn't feel right for me to file. Yet after five years and knowing my health will degrade the more I age, the wife finally talked me into filing. The money part, sure most anyone can use extra money but that's just an extra sweetener for me filing. I will say my body did endure a few things during my time with Uncle. By far not as much as many who've endured much more.
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You know, I just filed for VA benefits back in May and am now going through the process. I seen too many abuse the system and I may be stubborn or old fashioned with a value system or a combo but it just didn't feel right for me to file. Yet after five years and knowing my health will degrade the more I age, the wife finally talked me into filing. The money part, sure most anyone can use extra money but that's just an extra sweetener for me filing. I will say my body did endure a few things during my time with Uncle. By far not as much as many who've endured much more.
If it's legal, take everything they offer.
No shame in that.
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I thought that was my daughter bawling in the article pic.
My wife and daughter are absolutely terrified and I've been attempting to talk them off of the bridge since the win.
Call me insensitive, but grow a fk'n set already.
Thanks for the article.
Forwarded to the scared fawns.
This made me laugh. My parents are like your family. hard core go crazy for the team democrats. The fear is so abstract even when I keep telling them this is exactly how republicans acted when Obama was elected. For some reason that makes them more mad. Big time comedy times right now.
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This made me laugh. My parents are like your family. hard core go crazy for the team democrats. The fear is so abstract even when I keep telling them this is exactly how republicans acted when Obama was elected. For some reason that makes them more mad. Big time comedy times right now.
Every time I laugh at my wife, she gets pissed. It is amusing, no doubt.
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Every time I laugh at my wife, she gets pissed. It is amusing, no doubt.
Pics of couch you will be sleeping on tonight?
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Pics of couch you will be sleeping on tonight?
Seriously... It's as bad as, if I touch her leg in bed, she recoils...
I'm thinking about moving.
The crazy in this house is getting overwhelming.
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If it's legal, take everything they offer.
No shame in that.
Also legal...

I saw a Lt Col spend one week at a FOB, Forward Operating Base, in Afghanistan. FOBs are known to not have much in comfort. You get the basics; a place to sleep, some food which can include MREs, and a hot shower is known as a luxury. He was sent there from Bagram which is a sprawling creature comfort filled base. After our return back to the "World", the good Lt Col filed for retirement and disability which included PTSD for that one week. Further, the word was there were no attacks during his one week. Finally, while at Bagram, we endured one, yes one, attack. There was a single round mortar/rocket fired into the ground between the taxiway and active runway. That means no people were around for at least 100 meters.

Let all that sink in for a minute.
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