I will admit it, I am down today (Trump)

Eugene, Oregon
November 9, 2016 11:27pm CST
I feel so bad for all the people at home in US and abroad who will be hurt due to the uncaring and ridiculous election of Donald John Trump as our President elect. I live on the west coast and and so proud that that all three continental states and Hawaii voted Blue for Hillary. I am embarrassed and ashamed that we have elected a racist, sexist, know nothing to guide our country through perilous times. I can imagine that our NATO allies are nervous, given his statements about the long alliance. Women in our nation are left wondering about that last glass ceiling. High school and college educated white males helped elect this misogynist. Way to go guys; your ignorance is apparent. Hillary won the vote of the people, Trump won the Electoral College, the same way we got "W" Bush, and we are still in the wars that foolish man started while he paints shower curtains or something. While it not the end of the world, it is close, with this unstable fool's fingers on the nuclear trigger with his hypersensitive ego. I await some disaster, hopefully one that can be cured, perpetrated by this man who should be building hotels or something as simple as his mind. Sorry if you find this offensive, and I won't write of it again, but I am angry at my fellow citizens, the ones who elected a potential tyrant. Are you happy with the election outcome? Why?
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@MALUSE (43661)
• Uzbekistan
10 Nov 16
'Fake' polls have shown that if Germans would have been allowed to vote for your President, Trump would NOT have won.
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• Eugene, Oregon
10 Nov 16
I am not surprised at that. Trump is not big on our historic alliances and friendships.
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@TheHorse (72523)
• Walnut Creek, California
12 Nov 16
Hope I'm not "stereotyping," but Germans seem "practical" to me. I do not care for Hillary Clinton. But she is well-connected and concerned about her legacy. I held my nose and voted for her because it was the practical thing to do.
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@MALUSE (43661)
• Uzbekistan
12 Nov 16
@TheHorse Not only the Germans but other European peoples wouldn't have voted for Trump, either.
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@paigea (22484)
• Canada
10 Nov 16
Well said. I absolutely agree with what you have written. I read your title and came to say something hopeful. All I can think of is, get involved somehow and start working on 4 years from now.
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• Eugene, Oregon
10 Nov 16
There is a FB group doing just that. I am signing on.
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@TheHorse (72523)
• Walnut Creek, California
12 Nov 16
This election has motivated me to get more involved.
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@paigea (22484)
• Canada
12 Nov 16
@TheHorse That is a good thing. Alberta is a very right wing province. We elected a left wing premier here last year. Just in time for the bottom to fall our of the oil market (our main industry it seems). So, that world phenomenon is her fault. It is surprising how much hate is around. I should get more involved too.
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@FayeHazel (20079)
• United States
11 Nov 16
Thank you for being bold enough to post it. A lot of people in my area are pro-Trump. I don't understand how. I understand being pro- conservative, pro Republican and etc... but he is simply not a great spokesperson for the Republican party or the Usa with his lewd remarks about women, minorities and last but not least.... disabled veterans. How dare he mock those who got injured in the line of duty, protecting this country? Anyway, were he simply some business tycoon / celebrity somewhere I could be more forgiving in my opinion of him - he's entitled to say what he likes... but.... the man is the President of the Usa.... a position that requires, grace, eloquence, tact as well as force and power... All of this is my opinion, I mean offense to none...
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• Eugene, Oregon
11 Nov 16
I, and millions of other Americans agree with you.Thanks for reading!
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@TheHorse (72523)
• Walnut Creek, California
12 Nov 16
I agree with you. Happily, a majority of us here on the Left Coast do.
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@teamfreak16 (41526)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
10 Nov 16
I still feel numb. At least, according to the map I saw, we voted blue here as well.
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• Eugene, Oregon
10 Nov 16
Yes, along with the west coast and that is a good thing.
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@JolietJake (51105)
• United States
10 Nov 16
Happy? Nope. But it was a foregone conclusion I wouldn't be happy. Out of the 150 million plus people eligible for the office of President, there surely could have been better choices from both major parties.
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• Eugene, Oregon
10 Nov 16
Yet, those are the choices and we made the absolute worst of it.
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@Lucky15 (33698)
• Philippines
10 Nov 16
no but i respect the result, even if i am not an American, coz at the end of the day, it will be up to the one who got more will be the winner
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• Eugene, Oregon
11 Nov 16
Not really...Clinton won the popular vote, but he got the Electoral College numbers, so he wins.
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@Lucky15 (33698)
• Philippines
11 Nov 16
@JamesHxstatic that is one thing that confuses or maybe curious about. maybe have to read about electoral college. i think election out there is like us, we choose, everyone can "freely" choose
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• Eugene, Oregon
11 Nov 16
@Lucky15 Electoral college is hard to understand or explain. States with larger populations get more of those votes than states with smaller populations.
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@sallypup (28628)
• Moses Lake, Washington
10 Nov 16
I have been depressed all day. All I can say is hug Anne! And watch your back. Dangerous times are here.
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@Rohvannyn (3117)
• United States
10 Nov 16
You really need a sense of perspective.
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• Eugene, Oregon
10 Nov 16
@Rohvannyn That would be of little help in this situation.
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• Eugene, Oregon
10 Nov 16
I played ping pong with about ten other people here yesterday and we were all equally dismayed, so there were no Trumpites around.
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@Ziggy6 (16)
• Alberton, South Africa
10 Nov 16
Your opinions are interesting. I don't know much about American politics, but you say Hillary Clinton would've been a better candidate. Some say, Trump would be. Racism and sexism is immoral, and it sounds like you say Trump represents those qualities.
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• Eugene, Oregon
10 Nov 16
Unfortunately, he does.
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@TheHorse (72523)
• Walnut Creek, California
12 Nov 16
@JamesHxstatic I still find it strange that those in the "Bible Belt" went for Trump. Many core Christian values (helping the poor, being kind to your neighbors, not falling victim to materialism, forgiveness) seem counter to what Trump stands for. I'm well aware that they (Southern Christians) tend to be politically Conservative, but I still don't understand how one can be Christian and vote for Donald Trump.
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• Eugene, Oregon
12 Nov 16
@TheHorse Nor do I. They say to forgive is Christian so that makes whatever he did okay, I guess. Or, as one commenter below says, all the bad stuff about him was made up by the "liberal media." Yeah, sure it was, using his own voice even.
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• United States
10 Nov 16
honestly, i didn't 'like' this fer the content, my friend. but, i 'ppreciate'cher honesty. my query'd be, who chooses those who's electoral votes count? one thingy i can say 'bout mr. trump though, 'tis that's he's purty good 't surroundin' himself with very knowledgeable folks that he respects. i doubt seriously that he's gonna be pushin' any buttons. much 'f this 'tis propaganda. fer myself, i didn't vote fer neither, though such don't really matter 't this point. i'd no desire to 've more 'powers that be' like mr. obama 'n mrs. clinton. i know some folks think they're the greatest, but i disagree. what they've done's divide our country e'en further 'n shown a weakness to other countries. 'mong other thingies we shan't go 'nto, coz 't'd not be polite. jest my opinion, no need to debate 's i respect yer views 's well. don't be angry, such does no good. lets 'nstead put all the ugliness 'f the past 16+ months 'hind 's. go 'nto this with'n open mind 'n heart. bein' bitter jest eats 't ones soul, 'n our unity suffers 'nough from that. big hugs!
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• Eugene, Oregon
10 Nov 16
He is not good at "surrounding himself with knowledgeable folks." They are toadies who jump at his beck and call, like Christie and Giuliani, hoping for a cabinet post. Trump is a know-nothing ignoramus and proud of it. His ego is far larger than his brain. We may be seeing the Putins spending the night at the White House since Trump admires Putin's "control" in Russia. I heard him say that. We have little unity here. There are demonstrations tonight in many cities.
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• United States
10 Nov 16
@JamesHxstatic i shall not debate this with ya, hon. i know that'cher hoppin mad, 's many folks're - 'n disappointed with our election system. there's demonstrations where folks're causin' destruction to others property - somethin' that's been goin' fer some time now when folks don't get their way. we can be united by choice, that's not been takin' 'way from us.
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• Eugene, Oregon
10 Nov 16
@crazyhorseladycx Trump represents everything that I am against. The country has not been united for many years. We have gone downhill fast since the temporary unity that 9/11 brought. I have not heard of much vandalism connected with the ongoing demonstrations. By the way, he is serious about deporting people here illegally, I am sure he will try that.
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@RitzzView (2758)
• India
10 Nov 16
I'm far from this ... I don't live in US.. so I am neither happy nor sad with the election outcome.. But I didn't understand... Are you unhappy because Hillary was chosen or Thrump..?
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• Eugene, Oregon
10 Nov 16
Trump was chosen by reason of the electoral college, which gives heavily populated states more influence than other states. We don't have one person, one vote here. He was a very bad choice I think.
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@RitzzView (2758)
• India
11 Nov 16
@JamesHxstatic oh.. Okay Got it now
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@LeaPea2417 (22090)
• Toccoa, Georgia
12 Nov 16
I am very happy that Trump won. I don't think he is racist and sexist. I think that is a lie by the liberal media. I am just so happy that I lived to see the demise of lying Hillary's Political Career! I have many relatives and friends who feel the same way!
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• Eugene, Oregon
12 Nov 16
You live in the part of the country that voted for him too. Glad that you are happy. The liberal media did not create the tape where he, in his own voice talked about grabbing women's intimate parts or create the lies he told however.
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@TheHorse (72523)
• Walnut Creek, California
12 Nov 16
I hope that the checks and balances of our political system keep us safe. Remember that many Republicans in Congress don't like the man. I hope they don't become his lapdogs.
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• Eugene, Oregon
12 Nov 16
Paul Ryan was panting for that job Wednesday morning. But I hope they all won't.
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@5thHouse (1692)
• Sheffield, England
11 Nov 16
I think those on the left are now going to have to embark on the painful task of finding out exactly why so many people were prepared to vote for such an awful man. Whilst it's natural to just say, "because people are stupid" or "because they're racist and sexist" or whatever -- yes, many of them no doubt are -- but there has to be more to it. There has to be something about Trump that people have latched onto, something that they felt wasn't being addressed by others. It's like in the days after Brexit, here in the UK everyone focused on attacking the leave voters, denying the validity of the vote, claiming that all leave voters were xenophobic and stupid, when energies would have been better spent focused on exactly what it was that made people vote the way they did. There's so much hostility floating around and I totally understand it in the aftermath of this shock result, but I really do think the only way forward is to work out what the hell is motivating so many people to want Trump in power and why they're so ready to overlook his sexism and racism. When the people have spoken, you have to listen to them, even if you think they've spoken a load of crap!
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• Eugene, Oregon
11 Nov 16
He made a lot of promises that he can never keep regarding bringing back coal mining and steel jobs. He appealed to high school educated white males a lot with that and with his race bashing too. Swing state voters hope that he can improve trade agreements but he may simply start a trade war. It is a complicated time and old manufacturing jobs are difficult bring back, especially to workers with no experience or expertise in technical advances.
@Tampa_girl7 (26237)
• United States
10 Nov 16
I am remaining hopeful.
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• Eugene, Oregon
10 Nov 16
That is a good thing.
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@Inlemay (17041)
• South Africa
10 Nov 16
we are sorry you are down, but can relate to your dissapointment
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• Eugene, Oregon
10 Nov 16
Thank you. It seems many parts of the world are having internal turmoil.
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@NJChicaa (46368)
• United States
10 Nov 16
Nope. Not happy at all.
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@EMuhungi (1733)
• Nairobi, Kenya
21 Jan 17
From the word go i didn't like Trump, more so because of his don't care character. He is so rude and dictatorial. But i think the reason that he acts this way is because he is a multimillionaire. Him winning these elections came as a surprise to me. I fear for the black community and the immigrants because Trump have no good intentions about them.
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• Eugene, Oregon
21 Jan 17
I agree and his stance on environmental matters is troubling too, as well as LGTBQ matters.
@ourlot (993)
12 Nov 16
In America anyone can become president. No, really. Literally.
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• Eugene, Oregon
12 Nov 16
It seems to be the case.
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