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Onward and upward! something that you say in order to encourage someone to forget an unpleasant experience or failure and to think about the future instead and move forward.

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Wednesday, November 9, 2016

What?

Well, that was a stunner, wasn't it?  No matter which candidate you voted for, I think we are all in a state of shock today.

I had to laugh at the pollsters and the NBC TV crew.  I thought Chuck Todd was going to have a heart attack, when his board started turning Red.  The thing of it is--Exit Polls mean not one dang thing.  Democrats are likely to stop and take the Poll and talk about their candidate.  Republicans push on by and say, "Sorry--I have other things to do."  As for the pollsters?  When have they ever come out into the rural areas and asked?  They stick in the cities and think they are getting a "real" test of what is going on in our country.

Even my State of Michigan went Red--eventually.  First time in 30+ years, I think.  The Silent Majority?  52% of white women voted for Trump--that's unreal.

In my opinion, I don't think this election had anything to do with abortion, women's rights, immigration, or gun rights.  I don't think the vote was against Hillary as much as it was more of a message to our government.  People were just sick and tired and angry about how life altering things have been rammed down their throats and into their daily lives by the present President.  If he didn't get his way via congressional vote, he wrote an Executive Order.  People didn't like that.  President Bush did it too and angered a lot of people.

Congress hasn't been very representative of how their constituents feel on either side of the aisle and that has angered people too.  Apparently last night, 59 million people told the government just how they feel.

One thing that makes me sad is our race relations.  I thought the present President would have helped, but it seemed he did not.  Many African American thinkers have stated that he just made it worse by giving them a feeling of entitlement to do whatever they wanted without reprisal.  Now--I don't know if that is true, but it sure felt that way to me.  I do know, the present President has not helped their life situation.  Black on black crime is at a higher rate than ever.  Blacks are living in object poverty, more than ever.  He just didn't help them with his Hope and Change method.  I don't think I have ever seen it this bad--even back in the 60's and 70's with the race riots.

I have a dear friend on Face Book.  A friend of my daughter Karen.  She is a Liberal and posted the most vile, hateful post I have seen in the last 18 months.  Now, "they" tell me that the Trump supporters are posting vile and nasty stuff--I did not see that--not on my FB page.  I did see a lot of Liberals seething and angry and striking out.  Which I did not expect.  Where is the tolerance they preach?  Even my grand daughter posted a negative status.  Oh well--this too shall pass.

Our society has become nasty, vile and immoral over the last two decades and I don't ever see it getting any better--when you have the likes of Miley Cyrus strutting around the stage with a giant penis strapped to the front of her.  When you have the likes of JayeZ and the other nasty thug rappers spewing out their hatred.  When you see those kinds of people supporting a candidate?  That doesn't help.

I do know one thing for sure--the Democratic Party is not like the one I've known and the Republican Party?  It has nothing that looks familiar to the one I grew up with.  Scary stuff all around.

In the long-run, it is what it is.  To my Liberal friends?  If I have managed to live these past 8 years with a man in the White House that I disliked more than any other President, then you can manage to live the next 4 years with this guy.    Unless of course, as one of my Liberal friends stated this morning, "Trump is a dead man", then we will have Mike Pence and he's a really good guy--IMHO.

As I said before the election--God help us all.

18 comments:

  1. One thing we can all agree on is we're glad this election is over with! What a nightmare it's been going through it, and you're right. If you could live through 8 years with a president you've hated from day one, then so can I.

    Our government is broken but I have never understood the Executive Order criticism of Obama who did it 33 times which was less often than the previous 22 presidents used. Roosevelt did it 290 times and Reagan 47, for example. Find the chart here: the http://fivethirtyeight.com/datalab/every-presidents-executive-actions-in-one-chart/

    We've hit rock bottom with people in the media like Miley Cyrus doing gross things on stage and this election has done nothing to change that.

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    1. It's the way he used it and for what he used it that makes a big difference. He was defiant and when he didn't get his way out came the pen for another Executive Order.

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    2. I did not hate him. I was very open to him as President. It was only after he had been in office for a couple of years that I started disliking him.

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  2. P.S. D.T. won Michigan by only 13,225 votes!

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  3. Bravo!!!!

    What a fantastic post you just wrote! Yesssssssssssss!!!

    We were such wimps, last night. Nov. 8th was our 58th Wedding Ann. and we went out to a lovely dinner. Came home and turned on the Hallmark Movie and Mystery Ch. We did not, not, not want to take the chance of having a nice day spoiled, by seeing HRC win.

    So...... We missed the whole fantastic night!!! LOL

    We have been avoiding news, for a bit, as we were so afraid she would win, and our mental/physical health was suffering. And as I said, we didn't watch last night. ,-)))

    But! Now I can go back to following the news! Hooooray! 'Cause I am such a nosey-busy-body, and love to know, what's going on!!!

    Again, thank you for an amazing post! I love it!

    Luna Crone

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  4. This country has had 16 years with a Democrat at the helm.

    Let's try with someone who doesn't have anyone to "pay back", hopefully will ban lobbyists from government, who will enforce LEGAL immigration procedures, has a business management style towards policies and will continue "free" help to those who need it but get the career takers off my payroll.

    Hopefully he won't take the White House furniture with him ....

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    1. I think you mean 8 years with a Democrat at the helm. Bush was a Republican.

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    2. Oh yes, sorry ... I was thinking Clinton.

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  5. Well said, and interesting perspective from MI, Judy. I appreciate your point of view and agree on many points, although I am feeling heart broken to have our leader be someone with such crude actions and opinions of women. Having experienced some serious abuse at the hands of men like him, I feel violated all over again to have his behavior so accepted and cast off. It will be interesting and Saturday Night Live will be happy to have the fodder he is sure to create. We may all be totally surprised by what happens. As I told Teddy this morning, love and respect needs to be a strong part of our daily lives even more these days. PEACE, and I LOVE your new room divider!

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  6. I agree with just about everything you said. I would like to add that now those people know what it's like to get someone they don't like and then have to "live" with it for the next eight years. I said from day one when B.O. was elected that he was not my president nor would he ever be my president. As a matter of fact one of my posts was titled as such. It is our turn to gloat, our turn to feel good, and our turn to have a say in what goes on in this country, our country. If others don't like it -- tough sh*t, that's all I can say.

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  7. I supported Trump (for all the reasons you mentioned) quietly at the beginning of his campaign. then little by little, friends would cautiously volunteer that THEY were supporting him...and before ya know it, everyone I knew was pulling for the guy. We're all tired of politicians, political correctness, and actions that seemed to do nothing to help the American people. I haven't been able to look at Obama without a sick feeling from the day he got elected. I will be so happy to see him gone, and he can take his sad little "legacy" with him. I think he may be taking Trump's victory harder than anyone, as it indicates he was not the super president he thought he was. At any rate, on to the future! And remember to keep our new president and his cabinet in your prayers.

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  8. I cannot agree with the 'tough sh*t' responses. I don't want to be part of this humiliation from 'the victors'. I feel extremely violated by a man who speaks of women as crassly at DT and I am praying for respect from all to all.

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    1. Sorry if I offended you or anyone else with my tough sh*t attitude but this has been a long time coming. And I am sure if the shoe were on the other foot...well, no need to go any further. I do not want to start a ruckus on Judy's blog -- she is much too nice to do that. Sorry Jude.

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  9. i don't talk politics, on my blog or on Facebook. on Facebook, i was about the only person i knew still posting "happy" pictures...not one political post from me! now that it's over, i hope we can come together and work together!!

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    1. I agree Debbie - I don't post politics or much on religion. If we can come together, as you've said, that would be such a blessing for our country.

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  10. I cannot believe how vulgar our culture has become. Gosh, that sounds judgmental. I am getting old. I'm glad the election is over. We'll see where this thing goes from here. Ever forward... right?

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    1. Yes, Bella Rum - we all need to move forward, and pray for a good outcome from our newly elected President. I've seen a change in him in many ways since the beginning of the campaign. I believe he truly loves our country.

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