November 8, 2017

It was one year ago tonight... "Everybody is crying and so upset and it is the end of their world."



"How did this happen?!"

"You're awake, by the way. You're not having a terrible, terrible dream."

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Darrell said...

Gee. If you told me the story of Tim Kaine telling a Marine mother that her son is no longer safe with Trump as CinC, I would have just told you to ignore that lying cocksucker Kaine and I would gladly tell that to the mother, as well. Then I would have asked you why you are talking to that Virginia senator to begin with, since he was half of the failed ticket. Now I would remind you on the day after the 2017 Democrat "Miracle" that Virginia has a history of electing Democrat assholes. Like Tim Kaine.

exhelodrvr1 said...

Still not tired.

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MadisonMan said...

I'm struck by the condescension in many of the people. How could you be so stupid to allow this to happen.

Otherwise, it's just a visual representation when someone is hit by a Clue-by-4.

Francisco D said...

"We believe in legal means to see Trump go. He won’t make it to 2020."

Turn off MSNBC, take your mood stabilizer, and lay down with a cold compress Inga. The mania is becoming glaringly obvious.

whitney said...

I didn't vote for Trump but I was absolutely euphoric for about a week after he won and Hillary lost. I've never felt anything like it. And I didn't even vote. Alternatively, my Euphoria did give me some insight into how Hillary voters were feeling.

Phil 314 said...

As Walter alluded to above, this blog taught me that the line to Trump started in Wisconsin with the election of Scott Walker and the astounding protests to Act 10 and the recall efforts.

Professional lady said...

I'm not sorry I very reluctantly voted for Trump. Just about everything that's happened since his election has confirmed to me that I made the right decision.

Robert Cook said...

Trump is a shitty human being and a shitty president. Hillary Clinton is a shitty human being and would have been a shitty president. There was no scenario where any rational person would feel "euphoria" over the outcome of the election. Before the results were in, before the polls even opened that day and the first vote was cast, the outcome was sure to be a dreadful new President-Elect. And so it was. And so it is. And so it will be.

Ralph L said...

Leave Britney alone!

Matt Sablan said...

Will the damming of Trump be greater or less than the beatifying of Obama?

Original Mike said...

That was amazing. I was out of the country on election night and didn't get to experience it. While I enjoyed sitting in a Sydney pub (more than one, actually) and discussing the results with the Aussies there, I really did miss being home watching these pricks get their comeuppance.

Fabi said...

I'm a rationale person and I was euphoric when Hillary lost to Trump. I was closer to ecstatic when Barry punked her in the primary nine years ago. She's a vile creature and I take delight in her suffering. I'll do the same when the left is stupid enough to run her again in 2020, as it will mark only the third time in her life that she's "gone down".

Can Of Cheese for Hunter said...

the butt hurt party continues.

Hey dems, we know you get away with corruption each and every day, but - next time fake it a bit better.

Patrick said...

I know I am not a good person. For a few months after the election, I took grest delight in reading the Twitter feeds of the most ardent HRC fans. I loved watching their smug self righteousness and confidence devolve into rage and self pity. Really, I only stopped because those folks tweet an awful lot, and it took too long to find their election night tweets.

Can Of Cheese for Hunter said...

I felt Euphoria. Trump might be shitty, but Hillary is a criminal.

Robert Cook said...

"I'm a rationale person and I was euphoric when Hillary lost to Trump."

Then you're not rational. Or, you may be a rational person generally, but you allowed your hatred of Hillary to derange your rationality in this case. Hillary lost...yay! One particular shitty person didn't become president. But Trump won! Another shitty person did become president. We, the people lose...again.

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Can Of Cheese for Hunter said...

Again Cook, Hillary isn't simply shitty, she's a pathological liar and a money grubbing criminal.

Can Of Cheese for Hunter said...

Perhaps if the democrats would figure out a way to purge the corruption inside their party, we wound't get more Trump.

I predict Terry McAufulClinton will face Trump in 2020. Because the Clinton never really go away.

tim in vermont said...

At least Trump isn't blatantly using the Patriot Act against his enemies. Couldn't get away with it.

mockturtle said...

Any delight I feel over watching these meltdowns is mitigated by sheer loathing toward these media-swine for their obviously dismissive attitude toward American voters.

Oso Negro said...

Buwaya's observation concerning the state of American politics is all too accurate to my mind. And no, I have never sensed anything in Buwaya's posts to suggest he is wishing for it. I find my family and friends more harshly divided than ever, and less able to discuss political differences than ever. After Trump was elected, I had several people that I had been close friends with since high school quit speaking with me because I was insufficiently outraged at the election results. I graduated high school in 1974. My view is that it ultimately boils down to two incompatible visions of what the United States should be. On the one hand we have those with a commitment to individual liberty and no guarantee of life outcomes, and on the other hand we have those who desire a contemporary vision of social justice, without regard to whether it can be paid for. It seems to me you get to pick one these - freedom or equality. Boiling in the background, are unceasing war and unceasing deficit spending. A modest reading of history suggests those last two are unsustainable. So I am not too hopeful for happy resolution. And in the event of civil war, I will not be here to participate - I have no interest in shooting my family or friends.

Beloved Commenter AReasonableMan said...

I like coming here for the good vibes. People rising about their petty peeves and hatreds and exulting in their glorious electoral victories. Shiny happy people.

Annie C. said...

Ralph L said...
Leave Britney alone!

You owe me a keyboard.

mockturtle said...

Oso, I was reading about the Unocal oil pipeline and Afghanistan the other day and, with a sinking heart, I realized that our military involvement in that region will never stop so long as we have 'interests' to protect and there will be more, not fewer, 'interests'. Those who are really in control of our policies are not those who are elected. We may go to the polls and vote but this is only a meaningless exercise.

Robert Cook said...

"Oso, I was reading about the Unocal oil pipeline and Afghanistan the other day and, with a sinking heart, I realized that our military involvement in that region will never stop so long as we have 'interests' to protect and there will be more, not fewer, 'interests'. Those who are really in control of our policies are not those who are elected. We may go to the polls and vote but this is only a meaningless exercise."

Yes.

Robert Cook said...

"On the one hand we have those with a commitment to individual liberty and no guarantee of life outcomes, and on the other hand we have those who desire a contemporary vision of social justice, without regard to whether it can be paid for. It seems to me you get to pick one these - freedom or equality."

Without equality, we have no freedom, but a minority of powerful and privileged ruling the powerless many. And who says we "can't afford" social justice? We've spent trillions in the 16 years from 9/11 to now on pointless, lawless, win-less (and unwinnable) "wars," (more like unprovoked attacks on expanding civilian populations of different nationalities). I don't know about you, but I think spending money on our own population is preferable by far to spending it on mass murder abroad and aggrandizement of the ruling elite's wealth and power.

Robert Cook said...

"Again Cook, Hillary isn't simply shitty, she's a pathological liar and a money grubbing criminal."

I don't understand...what's the distinction between the two of them?

Known Unknown said...

"To compare the war-weary, half-starved Russians of 1917 with the overfed video-addled population in our own country seems quite a stretch to me. Who is going to lead this revolution, the Kardashians? They are from Armenia, I guess, that's close to Russia."

I agree with ARM. This country, for the most part, is too fat and happy to really get into a shooting war.

Known Unknown said...

""Again Cook, Hillary isn't simply shitty, she's a pathological liar and a money grubbing criminal."

I don't understand...what's the distinction between the two of them?"

Well, anyone who runs for office is at least a little sociopathic, and they probably all lie. However, I'll always choose the guy (or gal) with less state experience.

tim in vermont said...

Without equality, we have no freedom.

So if everyone were perfectly free, we would have perfect equality? That's pretty funny coming from a guy who wants to take from the time somw people spend working to give the value they created to other people who don't work, some of whom just figure they have better things to do.

"Under capitalism, one man exploits another, under communism, it's the other way around." - Old Soviet joke.

MacMacConnell said...

Every time I watch this video I get a diamond cutter. ;-)

Robert Cook said...

"So if everyone were perfectly free, we would have perfect equality?"

No, of course not...don't be childish. We can have neither "perfect" freedom nor "perfect" equality. We can, however, strive to improve both. Spending trillions on lawless campaigns of mass murder abroad degrade both and forestall even the possibility of either.

grackle said...

I have no doubt they are purposefully sabotaging the agenda they all ran on so that Trump fails, even if it means losing both houses, they hate him that bad.

The establishment GOP in the leadership of Congress have no real quarrel with the Dems. Never have. They are two peas in a pod. From open borders to ObamaCare the eGOP are in tacit agreement with the Dems. If the Dems win big in 2018 the eGOP will breath a huge sigh of relief and resume their usual stance – bent over with trousers down in front of the nearest Democrat.

The Dems have no interest in removing Trump.

My vote for the funniest comment.

If he gets the tax cut, he'll win again in 2020.

Trump will win again regardless of the timidity and failure of the pitiful eGOP. Thankfully, Trump’s political fortunes do not depend on the eGOP posers in Congress. Us Trump supporters are fully aware of their opposition to the policies (most of which got them elected) of our duly elected POTUS. If they fail in Congress Trump will make them wear that failure like a necklace.

At this point I’m in more fear of a Trump assassination than of Trump losing an election in 2020. The MSM elimination rhetoric has been broadly hinting for someone to kill Trump since he was elected.

Fabi said...

I believe four or eight years of Hillary tacked on to eight years of Obama would have been disastrous for this country. Keeping her out of office was glorious. Sorry, Cookie -- maybe you're not being rational.

Bill said...

"Get your abortions now!" Good Lord.

Michelle Dulak Thomson said...

ARM,

The biggest problem both political parties face is simply getting people to vote. More than half the country is so uninterested that they cannot even bother to drive half a mile to the local polling booth.

Oh, it's much worse than that. In CA our polling place was literally right across the street, and then (when we moved) a block and a half away. In OR, there aren't any polling places at all; you vote by mail. Which most Californians were also doing by that point; 3/4 of our local Marinites were already on "permanent absentee" status, which was heavily pushed by the state government.

We have made it so impossibly easy to vote that, yes, people simply can't be bothered. You can get registered via "motor-voter" whether you're a citizen or not. You have extended voting periods. You can vote on Sundays, and congregations will helpfully bus you to the polling place.

Me, I like the old system. Vote on a Tuesday, which isn't any religion's holy day so far as I know. Vote in person, unless you physically can't (e.g., if you are stationed abroad, or are in hospital or housebound due to injury). If you must vote absentee, have your ballot notarized, or whatever the equivalent is if you're on an aircraft carrier or the like. Never let anyone fill it out for you, unless you literally can't hold the pen. Register to vote well in advance (no "same-day").

And we might as well try checking citizenship, because motor-voter has inadvertently registered a lot of non-citizens. We should also check "snowbirds," kids at out-of-state schools, and the like. Voting twice is spectacularly easy. (So is voting a gazillion times; here in OR nearly a hundred ballots showed up last election cycle at the home of an eighty-year-old woman who had no idea where they were from. Oh, just a little mail snafu; nothing to see here.)

None of this is in any way difficult. We are massively concerned with those awful Rooskies "hacking" our elections, while we leave the doors to home-grown "hacking" wide open. I don't think an image of Jesus arm-wrestling the Devil has as much impact on a race as do 700 voters in NY who also voted in FL.

Michelle Dulak Thomson said...

Robert Cook,

Trump is a shitty human being and a shitty president. Hillary Clinton is a shitty human being and would have been a shitty president. There was no scenario where any rational person would feel "euphoria" over the outcome of the election.

I did. The reason is Neil Gorsuch. Though, actually, I voted for Johnson. Hey, I'm in OR; it didn't matter how I voted.

mockturtle said...

Hey, I'm in OR; it didn't matter how I voted.

Yep. I was in WA so I might as well have voted for Winnie the Pooh. Now I'm registered in AZ so my vote might count next time.

Seeing Red said...

It's hard to know if you are lying or just stupid.


Dementia.

tim in vermont said...

Gee, Cook dodged an obvious hypothetical and called me childish because he didn't want to think about the point I made. I am shocked! 8^0

Known Unknown said...

"Without equality, we have no freedom."

Ha ha ha. Uh, no. There's liberty, and then there's everything else.

Known Unknown said...

"And who says we "can't afford" social justice?"

Define social justice for me.

Kevin said...

Define social justice for me.

It's something other than justice. Were it simply justice, they wouldn't need the modifier.

Therefore, social justice is by definition, unjust.

Todd said...

buwaya said...
I was, at the end of that night, very worried.
Between the TV and Facebook.
This was much more than political disappointment.

I have seen many elections, here and abroad.
What I have not seen is the extreme personal hatred the people have for each other, not merely the other sides politicians. Its now like everyone is Ahab, sworn to kill.

You have now two countries (in places, more), utterly incompatible, intermingled.

Its been building for a long time, and now its been kept white-hot for over a year. It cant be cooled off without cathartic violence.

11/8/17, 8:35 PM


It has been thus for quite some time, it was just that the right/conservatives were too nice and too polite (and in some cases too afraid) to make a big stink about it. Trump showed the right that it was OK to STOP being an eternal punching bag to the left.

It is like that old joke whereas the boy tells his mom that his little sister won't stop pinching him and the mom replies "well it is not her fault, she doesn't understand that it hurts". A little bit later the mom hears the girl cry out from the other room and goes rushing in. The boy tells the mom, "she knows now".

The left is learning that their "rules" hurt.

Seeing Red said...


Then you're not rational. Or, you may be a rational person generally, but you allowed your hatred of Hillary to derange your rationality in this case. Hillary lost...yay! One particular shitty person didn't become president. But Trump won! Another shitty person did become president. We, the people lose...again.



I'm not tired of all the winning yet. Please don't speak for me.

Seeing Red said...


I like coming here for the good vibes. People rising about their petty peeves and hatreds and exulting in their glorious electoral victories. Shiny happy


I get even more shiny and happy when I read the looney comments at liberal rags.

MAJMike said...

LibCong tears are sweeter than honey.

Todd said...

Michelle Dulak Thomson said...

We are massively concerned with those awful Rooskies "hacking" our elections, while we leave the doors to home-grown "hacking" wide open.

11/9/17, 9:47 AM


Just like the mob, the Democrats can't stand for there to be any. They own that racket.

Big Mike said...

Then you're not rational. Or, you may be a rational person generally, but you allowed your hatred of Hillary to derange your rationality in this case. Hillary lost...yay! One particular shitty person didn't become president. But Trump won! Another shitty person did become president. We, the people lose...again.

Looking back, I'm pretty certain that none of the other Republican candidates for the nomination could have beaten Hillary Clinton. Marco Rubio? Too nice. He's a good senator and a fine person, but I think the Democrats were salivating at the opportunity to have him face Hillary. Ted Cruz? Hard core enough to butt heads with the Hillary machine, but no charisma. I write that as a person who likes him and supported him -- with cash! -- until Trump clinched. Jeb? Hold on and let me get the bucket -- I'm going to puke. Main thing he did was undercut Rubio and suck up the money that should have gone to other moderate Republicans. His brother put him in charge of the 2000 campaign in his home state of Florida, and he quite nearly blew it. Great qualification to run for president. Kasich? He was stupid enough to stay in the race long after he was mathematically eliminated, so I presume he was there to block Cruz. I loved Carly, but I think she should stay out of politics from here on.

So in the end, the Democrat's nomination of Hillary led not only to Trump's election, but quite possibly to Trump's nomination. No sense bitching about Trump in the Oval Office when it's mostly your own fault, lefies.

Robert Cook said...

"I'm not tired of all the winning yet. Please don't speak for me."

You're obviously not rational. No winning has even begun.

Robert Cook said...

"I believe four or eight years of Hillary tacked on to eight years of Obama would have been disastrous for this country. Keeping her out of office was glorious. Sorry, Cookie -- maybe you're not being rational."

I'm entirely rational, as I could see that either Hillary or Trump was a dreadful, lose-lose choice, a no-choice. Our system is so fucked that we have choices only among terrible and terrible candidates. Four to eight years of Trump will be as disastrous for the country as four to eight years of Clinton. What would have been glorious would have been to have had a choice among actually good and credible candidates. But there weren't any running.

mockturtle said...

What would have been glorious would have been to have had a choice among actually good and credible candidates.

Such as?

Bad Lieutenant said...

Well, duh, mockturtle, we have Jill Stein for one.

mockturtle said...

I'm waiting to hear from Cookie for a list of exemplary candidates for public office.

Jim at said...

Scream at the sky, leftists.
Scream, scream and scream.

The rest of us will simply point, laugh and live our lives just as before.

Gospace said...

Robert Cook said...

Without equality, we have no freedom, but a minority of powerful and privileged ruling the powerless many.


I have no problem, zero, none at all with equality of rights.

I have a really serious problem with the modern day perversion of that that requires equality of outcome, which ensures equal rights are violated.

Birkel said...

Robert Cook starts with a set of unrealistic assumptions and calls everybody else irrational.

He would like you all against a wall of he had the power. He is abhorrent.

mockturtle said...

Robert Cook is a hopeless idealist but there are worse things to be.

Birkel said...

Yeah, a hopeless idealist with power over others is worse.

Rusty said...


Blogger mockturtle said...
"I'm waiting to hear from Cookie for a list of exemplary candidates for public office."

He has to wait for the next issue.

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