President-elect Trump and family, calls for unity
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America shocked The Establishment last night in voting for change.
That IS the message that reverberated around the world.
This was a night of the American Revolution that this country voted for change above all else!
I am a liberal Democrat, though vote each office for the person and not the party, and in what I have witnessed this year, beginning as Yelm’s Democratic Area Caucus Coordinator (ACC), to the DNC’s responsibility in working with the Clinton Campaign deliberately tanking the Bernie Sanders Campaign, the Democratic leadership should look no further than themselves for the stunning losses from the Presidency to down-ballot races. I suggest that if the DNC would have backed Sanders, this nation would be welcoming President-elect Sanders right now. Voters’ desire for change and leadership would have built around Sanders. This fervor is what propelled Trump into office.
Michael Moore said it best last July in his warning to Democrats –
Trump’s message was resonating!
– By Michael Moore: “5 Reasons Why Trump Will Win”
“Friends: I am sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but I gave it to you straight last summer when I told you that Donald Trump would be the Republican nominee for president. And now I have even more awful, depressing news for you: Donald J. Trump is going to win in November. This wretched, ignorant, dangerous part-time clown and full time sociopath is going to be our next president. President Trump. Go ahead and say the words, ‘cause you’ll be saying them for the next four years: “PRESIDENT TRUMP.”
Never in my life have I wanted to be proven wrong more than I do right now,” by Michael Moore.
– UPDATE: November 10, 2016
“DNC Staffer Screams At Donna Brazile For Helping Elect Donald Trump”
“Democrats’ nerves are raw in Washington after Tuesday’s stunning loss,” quoting Jennifer Bendery, The Huffington Post.
President Obama failed to close Guantanamo, which underscores the revolt against him and The Establishment!
He could have unilaterally closed Gitmo, yet leaves America with that as a “black-eye” around the world. The continuation and expansion of Bush policies of infiltration into every aspect of our private lives during Obama’s watch has become his legacy. Further, the country has been revolting against these issues under Obama for quite some time, the anger seething over at the polls:
* The US Has Become a Corporate Oligarchy
* Financial Firms, Fossil Fuels, and Big Pharma have a symbiotic relationship with our government
* Big Ag companies, the Media, and the Military-Industrial Complex have merged within their groups and become larger
* And under Obama’s Administration, 80+% of U.S. airline seats became controlled by 4 airlines: American, Delta, Southwest, United!
– “Guantánamo and the 2016 Election”
“President Barack Obama’s campaign promise to close the Guantánamo Bay detention facility when he took office never came true. Now, despite Obama’s rush to release more detainees before he leaves office, Guantánamo will remain open when the next president comes in. Obama’s failure to close the Guantánamo Bay detention facility, alongside his maintenance of the policies of indefinite detention and perpetual war, leave behind an infrastructure to help the next president to continue the same practices.”
“Secrecy about the US government’s torture program has continued to plague the military commission system,” byy Adam Hudson, Truthout.