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Re: “Danehy

Reality Star

One person's gullibility is another's desperation. For those without work, or working multiple jobs to barely make ends meet or barely making ends meet on a salary that hasn't increased in fifteen years Trump's message might be seen as at least acknowledging their pain. Demeaning them is, as we've seen, a fool's choice - Hillary's Deplorables made the only case available to them .

Desperate times often call for desperate measures - Trump's victory should be understood as a Hail Mary pass by a large segment of the working population with nothing left to lose.

Posted by Rick Spanier on 12/10/2016 at 12:16 PM

Re: “Danehy

I think it's you who needs a reality check.

Posted by CW13 on 12/10/2016 at 11:43 AM

Re: “Danehy

And lots of gullible voters bought the horse hockey shoveled by Trump. To those people in Youngstown or Saginaw or Ironwood or Storm Lake, if you believe a draft dodging New York real estate speculator, "reality show" host gives two $hits about your job or your Medicare, or closed factory, you are living in La La Land.

Posted by Reality Star on 12/10/2016 at 11:32 AM

Re: “Danehy

Danehy gets it right: Hillary Clinton lost the 2016 presidential election in the Electoral College despite winning the popular vote decisively. Glad to hear Danehy, apparently now a recovering Democrat, concede defeat without pointing fingers, making excuses and hoping for, mirabile dictu, a magic reversal in the EC.

The reasons for the Clinton loss are less mysterious than her apologists admit: the voters weren't buying very old wine in a shapeshifting new plastic bottle. The tone deaf DNC refused to accept the fact that voter "distrust" of Clinton was actually a tepid description of the real issue, many voters actually despised her - and not because of "30 years of attacks" by the far right. The Democrats became lost in the weeds an assuming they could hold on to the coalition of 2008 and 2012 Obama supporters while continuing to neglect the workers - remember them? - who once formed the backbone of the party.

Anyone not blinded by party-sanship should have recognized the incredible, boisterous enthusiasm expressed in the Sanders and Trump rallies meant something really important; that professional politicians are as esteemed as Tom's chicken rapists. In the end, the shocking spectacle was the Democratic Party imploding while the Republicans formed a national conga line and danced in the streets. Maybe the new Democratic leader, 76 year old millionaire Nancy Pelosi will come to the rescue. And maybe pigs will be spotted flying over the dome of the county courthouse.

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Posted by Rick Spanier on 12/10/2016 at 8:43 AM

Re: “What Are They Smoking?

As indicated in the article, the "movement" also has much to do with decades of past injustices and millions of prosecutions with confiscation of property and ruining of lives without conscience. It used to be much worse than it is now, but mean spirited intolerance, Concerned Mom, is still a bigger problem in this country than people who prefer marijuana.

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Posted by Could Be Better on 12/10/2016 at 6:35 AM

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