November 09, 2016

Trump election post-mortem

More tweets and thoughts on the Trump election debacle:

Retweeted Salon (@Salon):

President Donald Trump: A colossal failure for democracy, and our terrifying new reality #Elections2016

“I know a lot of people in Michigan that are planning to vote for Trump, and they don’t necessarily agree with him,” the left-leaning documentarian said.

Michael Moore: People will vote for Donald Trump as a giant “F**k you” — and he’ll win

Forget the polls, boho-proletarian filmmaker tells movie audience: Trump's "legal terrorism" will win

Retweeted Salon (@Salon):

How the White House, and so much more, was lost in #Election2016

The media says, "NOW we'll start pointing out Trump's lies."

Retweeted Cocky McSwagsalot (@MoreAndAgain):

66% of white women voted for Trump. This election is racist white blacklash against 8 yrs of Obama.

On the bright side, it'll be hysterical laughing at Trump voters when their taxes are raised, their benefits cut, their abortions limited, etc.

Retweeted Finn G. 🗳 (@phineasfrogg):

I've said this before, but Trump, Brexit, Marine Le Pen, etc are all part of a Western white supremacist backlash.

"People will see their lives changed forever...will be ripped from their homes...will be made to feel like strangers in their own country."

More tweets and thoughts on the Trump election debacle:

Retweeted Eric Boehlert (@EricBoehlert):

media eviscerated Gore and we got Bush and Iraq War.

media eviscerated Hillary and we're abt to get 10x worse.

On the bright side (?), America's racism is now much more in the open.

The audience eagerly listens to Trump's acceptance speech.

Okay, they're ignorant and racist, but not uneducated:

thisisyourconscience ‏@lincolnablades 3h
STOP calling Trump voters UNEDUCATED. Trump DOMINATED the young white college vote in the south. Whites of ALL education levels chose this.

The sun will rise tomorrow...until Trump starts a new war, repeals Obamacare, or outlaws abortion. Then people will start dying. #Trumpkills

I feel about as sick as I did during Bush/Kerry. People dying in Iraq = people dying without healthcare.

Trump wants to take us back to the '50s, so we'll need the civil rights movement all over again to protect our rights. Start organizing now.

Reminder: Trump hosted "Saturday Night Live" on Nov. 7, 2015. Talk about getting a free pass from the media.

I thought the election was rigged, stupid @realDonaldTrump. Before you even gave your acceptance speech, you already disproved your LIES.

Trump lied, America died.

The Mayan calendar was 4 years off.

And you thought Brits were stupid, xenophobic racists!

Relieved Britain no longer biggest f**k-up of 2016

BRITAIN has woken up relieved to find its idiotic act of self-harm earlier this year is now a piffling historical footnote.

I was hoping for a break. Now I have to spend the next four years savaging President Pussy-Grabber...sigh.

November 08, 2016

The Trump election debacle

Tweets and thoughts on the 2016 election debacle--in real time:

Apparently the pollsters should've asked, "No, who are you REALLY voting for?" :-(

Yep, it's all about race:

Brad Heath ‏@bradheath 4m
Whitest U.S. counties are voting for Trump by an astonishing and unprecedented margin.

Massive sarcasm:

Jill Filipovic ‏@JillFilipovic 57m
Donald Trump is winning white men by huge margins but sure this election is about economic anxiety and not straight up sexism and racism.

So much for the polls showing a 3-6% margin, the great ground game, and an early Latino surge.

Retweeted Laura Anne Gilman (@LAGilman):

Never again can anyone in the US wonder how Germany allowed the Nazi party to take power. Fear and willful stupidity.

Retweeted Jamelle Bouie (@jbouie):

Donald Trump did what Romney and McCain wouldn’t do. He all but cried “nigger.” And it worked.

Things to look forward to: Latinos gone, women locked up, DAPL completed, gay marriage illegal, etc.

So pussy-grabbing is okay now? Trump voters say YES.

Retweeted Simon Maloy (@SimonMaloy):

sexual predator who ran an openly bigoted campaign is a threat to win the presidency

gotta write it out to grasp how big a fuck-up this is

It's a great night for Confederate flag wavers, gay bashers, and mosque burners as well as pussy grabbers. Everyone wins! #ElectionNight

Right...a primal scream against women and minorities gaining equality.

Axelrod: Election a 'primal scream'

"What is clear is there was a hunger for change among a lot of Americans.”

Getting their wish: Republicans, neo-Nazis, and Klansmen, if that isn't redundant.

Retweeted Sabaa Tahir (@sabaatahir):

Terrified right now. If you're not, you're probably not female, an immigrant, muslim, Mexican, a POC, gay, trans or marginalized at all.

Brexit comes to America. Polls failing to measure white anger. Europeans rising up against the tide of brown bodies "threatening" them.

Retweeted Ezra Klein (@ezraklein):

So many of the people who will truly suffer for this election have not yet been born, and had no chance to vote:

Christians have proved to be even bigger hypocrites than I imagined.

Retweeted Keifer Lirette (@KeiferLirette):

Imagine being so privileged that someone's racism is seen as a minor character flaw rather than an absolute deal breaker to run a country.

Retweeted Astead Wesley (@AsteadWH):

Stop telling ppl they'll be okay. There are a lot of people in this country that Donald Trump, himself, has promised won't be okay.

A statistic I just saw says voters under $50,000 went for Clinton. Middle-class and rich people went for Trump. That alone destroys the "economic anxiety" argument.