Three weeks after Election Day, allegations of Russian interference in the contest continue to appear. Adm. Michael S. Rogers, director of the National Security Agency, stated that there was a “conscious effort by a nation-state to achieve a specific end.” Green Party presidential nominee Jill Stein has formally called for a recount in Wisconsin, citing reports of potential outside hacking.
Peaceful Indigenous water protectors battling the Dakota Access Pipeline in North Dakota have faced water cannons in subfreezing temperatures, rubber bullets, and police tactics so violent that one protester nearly lost an arm.
U.S. Sens. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) have come out swinging against a heavily lobbied healthcare bill they say has been “hijacked” by Big Pharma.The 21st Century Cures Act, poised to pass the House on Wednesday and the Senate soon after, would ostensibly advance medical innovation with increased funding for initiatives like Vice President Joe Biden’s cancer “moonshot” and Alzheimer’s research as well as provisions to accelerate the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) approval process.
The mainstream U.S. media’s hysteria over “fake news” has reached its logical (or illogical) zenith, a McCarthyistic black-listing of honest journalism that simply shows professional skepticism toward Officialdom, including what’s said by U.S. government officials and what’s written in The Washington Post and New York Times.
The mayor of Flint, Michigan, and over 100 advocacy groups on Monday sent an open letter to all members of Congress, demanding emergency aid to help the city cope with its ongoing water crisis.The city, whose residents continue to suffer from health problems related to lead-tainted drinking water, still does not have clean water.
The Washington Post’s promotion of a new, “McCarthyistic” so-called black list has journalists aghast over what appears to be a red scare redux, as independent news outlets critical of U.S. foreign policy are being smeared as “Russian propaganda.”
Emotions are raw. Half the people are “weeping and gnashing teeth”, crying “foul” and, joining protests because Donald Trump won the election. The other half is celebrating the fact Donald Trump won the election. This is the outcome of a very ugly, contentious campaign for one and a half years.
Since we live in a “free speech” country, no matter how it may anger people, the protesters have a right to protest. The ugly, contentious campaign has spilled over into post-election anger. The anger felt by these protesters will diminish and, hopefully, when things “calm down”, the election results are accepted by everyone we can get on with the task of healing America.
MSM and some Hillary supporters will not accept the outcome of the election and their hatred of Trump is fierce! They are continuing the “campaign” by repeating everything Trump said or did during the campaign and, using the same insulting words Hillary used to describe him. They are even making references to Hitler! Other Hillary supporters have accepted the results and are getting on with their lives.
Bernie Sanders endorsed Hillary after an ugly, contentious primary campaign. He showed us how a sincere and caring person who loves America accepts defeat. Hillary Clinton gave a very gracious speech and called on every American to support Trump’s candidacy. President Obama did the same. (*Just in: Hillary is now going to pursue a recount!).
Now I’m going to write what I really think!
I never voted for Trump. However, the election is over and Trump is now President-elect whether we like it or not. So, get over it! Stop the “hate messages”. Use this “energy” to get involved with local politics. Work for those you believe would be the best person for whatever seat they will be running for in two years. That’s a short time in politics. We need to get a Democrat controlled congress to stop Trump’s agenda we don’t agree with.
MSM; TV Networks, newspapers, internet web sites, etc. have the money and power to continue this “angry” reporting as long as they want. Their concern is not “healing” this country or making a “smooth transition” for the President-elect. Since then election writers are still doing the “pre-election” articles, insulting Trump even though he has not uttered one “racist” word, “abused” one woman, talked of deporting one Muslim, one Mexican or any other immigrant. These reporters/writers are all Hillary supporters and blame everyone but Hillary for her loss! They are still in “campaign mode”! This is what is driving these articles. They believe they are so much smarter, educated, better mannered and well-spoken than those who voted for Trump! They would never admit maybe they aren’t! The journalists and reporters I thought were non-partisan definitely are not! I no longer read or watch them. I realize their inability to accept the reality of the election. They are not willing to even give President-elect Trump a chance. I was a Bernie Sander supporter and am still hoping Rep. Ellison will be the next DNC chairman. These are my biggest disappointments because I believed they were “above” this type of “insulting the now President-elect”. Continually insulting the President-elect only makes that person seem “small” and does nothing to heal the divide in America. Those who are “picking to pieces” every name mentioned for a cabinet choice are “speculating” and “fear-mongering”. Again, wait until all these “speculations” are “fact”.
The country needs the “peaceful transition” MSM gave Bill Clinton, G.W. Bush and Obama. I remember the Republican attacks on Obama but not the entire MSM. There is one article I suggest you read written by Matt Taibbi on December 13, 2009 titled “Obama’s Big Sellout: The President has Packed His Economic Team with Wall Street Insiders”. Taibbi also wrote “Barack Obama ran for president as a man of the people, standing up to Wall Street as the global economy melted down in that fateful fall of 2008. He pushed a tax plan to soak the rich, ripped NAFTA for hurting the middle class and tore into John McCain for supporting a bankruptcy bill that sided with wealthy bankers “at the expense of hardworking Americans………..”. ”THEN he got elected.” Taibbi also wrote “What’s taken place in the year since Obama won the presidency has turned out to be one of the most dramatic political about-faces in our history.” Obama’s “Hope and Change” was all “smoke and mirrors” and forgotten the day he took office. Taibbi goes into detail how Obama’s cabinet choices affected every single American. There are many records of what Bill Clinton promised in his campaigns and did the reverse! Ditto for G.W. Bush. There was never this amount of MSM anger towards any of them.
This is probably the first candidate in a very long time who told people what he would actually do when president, even though Trump knew he was alienating many. He is following through with some of it. However, Trump has actually changed his mind on others which are good for America. No TPP. No lobbyists in his cabinet. Bannon (the bad guy) set up a meeting for Trump with Tulsi Gabbard, who is anti-war and was a Bernie Sander supporter. Trump has spoken against the white supremacists. He has made it a point to assure people of different religion or race, he considers them all Americans. He is “open” to climate change. Trump said he would not prosecute Hillary and spoke well of her. This is not to “gloss over” his many faults. I am just trying to point out that because a candidate promises to do things you want doesn’t make it so.
There are only a few presidents since George Washington & Abraham Lincoln who have truly put America first. President Franklin D. Rosevelt was one. Although Jimmy Carter had America’s best interests at heart, he did not get the support he needed from Democrats. In politics, there is no “savior” for the country. There are only choices to be made.
ABRAHAM LINCOLN wrote: “Let us neither express, nor cherish, any harsh feelings towards any citizen who, by his vote, has differed with us. Let us at all times remember that all American citizens are brothers of a common country, and should dwell together in the bonds of fraternal feeling.”
These are wise words we should all live by!
Calling on Congress to protect American consumers from Wall Street’s attacks on the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, the U.S. Public Interest Research Group (U.S. PIRG) launched the “Campaign To Defend the CFPB” today.
Barack Obama ran for president as a man of the people, standing up to Wall Street as the global economy melted down in that fateful fall of 2008. He pushed a tax plan to soak the rich, ripped NAFTA for hurting the middle class and tore into John McCain for supporting a bankruptcy bill that sided with wealthy bankers “at the expense of hardworking Americans.” Obama may not have run to the left of Samuel Gompers or Cesar Chavez, but it’s not like you saw him on the campaign trail flanked by bankers from Citigroup and Goldman Sachs.