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camarillobrillo  ·  649 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: It's election day America!

Holy fuck. We're doomed.

E: Fuck it. Burn it down. The only silver lining is that the people that voted for him are going to be hurt the most.

E2: Eight years forward, sixty years back. This is madness.

veen  ·  649 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Holy shit. Hoooollyyyy. Shit.

This is the darkest timeline.

rjw  ·  648 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I went to bed just before 2am. So glad I didn't stay up. So glad.

camarillobrillo  ·  649 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Goddammit America. You're making my girlfriend cry.

user-inactivated  ·  649 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Hubski will be here tomorrow. So will the television. Turn off the electronics and just spend time with her tonight

mk  ·  649 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Yeah, my wife cried. She immigrated. She said that people in this country don't like her.

thenewgreen  ·  649 days ago  ·  link  ·  

We like her. The people that are worth hanging out with, like her.

This is so fucking crazy. I can't believe it. I recall G.W winning and being mortified when Gore lost the supreme court decision. This is 10x worse.

ButterflyEffect  ·  649 days ago  ·  link  ·  

We live in a racist, sexist country and it's rearing its head in full force tonight.

Guess the rest of my 20s will be spent dealing with this.

bfv  ·  649 days ago  ·  link  ·  

No one really cares about all those states in the middle of the country, right? And Republicans love anything defense-related? I propose ambitious nuclear testing in the midwest and southwest. Throw in the South too, I'll happily accept getting bombed for the greater good.

francopoli  ·  649 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Or how about we as liberals demand that the DNC stop sucking Wall Street's dick and start giving half a shit about the 100 million of our fellow Americans that do not live in San Francisco and Brooklyn and Austin? As I said in IRC, this is Clinton's doing... Bill Clinton. The DNC told the middle of the country to go fuck itself, and they tuned into Fox News for 20 years. That is how you get Trump.

Dean pushed the 50 state strategy and the DNC fought him. Even after he delivered the House in 2006.

At least the Evangelicals hate Trump, so at least we got that to share as a starting point.

bfv  ·  649 days ago  ·  link  ·  

    At least the Evangelicals hate Trump, so at least we got that to share as a starting point.

I have a lot of respect for Ammon Hennacy, Dorothy Day. Philip Berrigan, and Vernard Eller, but they're such a minority that I don't think they're relevant. I'd welcome any evidence to the contrary.

francopoli  ·  649 days ago  ·  link  ·  

The evidence is all anecdotal. The Evangelicals at work hate him. He's twice divorced, hung out with Hollywood drugies, ran casinos. Will be fun to watch over the next month or so as people adjust.

camarillobrillo  ·  649 days ago  ·  link  ·  

You may very well get your wish. We fucking deserve it.

user-inactivated  ·  649 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Just breathe.

camarillobrillo  ·  649 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I can't. Panic attack. I haven't felt this bad since I woke up in rehab.

blackbootz  ·  649 days ago  ·  link  ·  

This little story my mom just told me is providing a very little bit of comfort. Her old boss, a big businessman, was a dyed in the wool Republican. Prototypical (R) in my eyes, knew him since I was little. He's an incredibly nice guy. More than that, he hand selected my mom to be a practice director in his firm and so single handedly supplied my family with my mother's income that was one of our lifelines through some very tough times. So I have a funny perspective of him -- utmost respect, and utmost difference of opinion.

He used to tell my mom that quite literally the worst day of his life was the day Bill Clinton got elected. He thought the world would end. But it didn't.

It's probably not a lot of consolation to you, because Bill Clinton and Donald Trump are demonstrably different candidates. And I agree that this is horrifying to watch. I just don't want to see you struggle.

user-inactivated  ·  649 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I know this is disconcerting, but in the long run things will be alright if we just keep our heads about us and be good to each other. You'll survive this. We all will.

camarillobrillo  ·  649 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I'm not so sure. Global economic meltdowns, clusterfuckerific sense of foreign relations, monumental Supreme Court decisions overturned and those are just off the top of my head. This is going to set humanity back at least a decade.

rthomas6  ·  649 days ago  ·  link  ·  

We live a lot longer than that, though, so it's not the end. Maybe some of us will even be wiser for the experience.

francopoli  ·  649 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Don't get mad, get angry. vent, rage, etc. take a day. Then let's figure out how to fight this. Anger can be a great motivator to get off our asses and get to fighting.

We have had worse presidents. We have had worse Congressmen and women. The country will survive if we don't give up on her.

kantos  ·  649 days ago  ·  link  ·  

    The only silver lining is that the people that voted for him are going to be hurt the most.

Or that people are voting in favor of medical/recreational marijuana so they can get past these next four years.... /s

... I'm joking because I'm also scared. What the fuck is going on.