Buck Up, Democrats: It’s Time to Fight

Since I began paying attention about 15 years ago, I have been continually dismayed by the lack of fight shown by the Democrats over and over. Whether confirming Alito, a man completely lacking in compassion and any kind of concern for his fellow human beings, to letting the Republicans steal a Supreme Court nominee, the Democrats are, as Harry Reid said many times, continually “keeping their powder dry” and “taking the high road” for “the good of the country.”

How’s our country doing now, Dems?

The American people have shown with their votes that they much prefer fighters, even if they are fighting to take things away from them, than navel gazers. So let’s fight!!! Fight every inappropriate nominee. Fight every crazy appointment Trump has made, and most are crazy. Stop waiting for that “really important issue” to fight for. Fight everything!!! Especially fight against Trump getting ANY nominee into the Supreme Court. The Republicans said ahead of time that they would block ANY of Hillary’s nominees if she won. Turnaround is fair play. Block any nominee, take those gloves off, take that dry powder out, and FIGHT!! Cause every time the Democrats try to be “principled” or “go high,” the Republicans kick us right in the teeth. Enough.

(Great article on this today in the NY Times: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/14/opinion/buck-up-democrats-and-fight-like-republicans.html?action=click&pgtype=Homepage&clickSource=story-heading&module=opinion-c-col-right-region&region=opinion-c-col-right-region&WT.nav=opinion-c-col-right-region&_r=0

Some Meandering Thoughts about Trump’s Election

You know, I’m realizing that my kids are the only people I could help with forming values, and since they are all far left commie liberals, I did a great job! They are my family. As for the rest of family, I think I need to start creating my own with like-minded friends. This election is different — his followers supported hatred, racism, sexism and division. So I’m dividing. From them.

Trump’s minions are already walking back the rhetoric of deportation, prosecuting Hillary and health insurance. A Democrat on CNN last night kept pushing it, saying believe what he said, and that he made these promises to his rubes in the hinterland (my language) so he’d better do it.

The kids out there putting themselves on the line is what is giving me hope today. While we adults quietly march toward fascism, the kids are out there, refusing to go along. BTW, the students at Russell Sage College are protesting next Wednesday evening in Troy. I’ll be joining them. Will you?

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How come people are free to say really terrible things, like black people are inferior to whites, and Mexicans are rapists, things that would rightfully get me fired if I said them, and yet when I say to them that they are racist for saying that, I’m the hater? And how come Trump’s minions can say that he never said racist or sexist things, the media twisted his words, and the reporters never play back the video and say, “oh, stop lying!” How afraid are they of trump? And why?

I wonder how we put this nation back together. I think it’s like Humpty Dumpty and that maybe we need to explore the Blue states banding together to form alliances in healthcare, women’s and minority rights, etc, and just stay the hell out of the red states.

I’m sure I’ll  be back with more meandering thoughts, including why the Electoral College needs to go.