Wednesday, November 09, 2016

It Is What It Is, November 9, 2016

To say we’re a shell shocked over the results of yesterday’s Presidential election would be quite the understatement. There will be much finger pointing in the aftermath of this election, some at the DNC and some at the media. Their nonstop coverage of Donald Trump, from the primaries through the election, simply because of his outrageousness gave him invaluable publicity while other more worthy Republican’s (come on, you know there had to be at least one) could not get their message out. We distinctly remember Anderson justifying Trump being the lead story every night saying he’s always available to talk. Well if that’s the criteria for being the lead story every night we should all be questioning how 360 is produced. And further those Republican surrogates that CNN PAID to drive us mad? We could not say it better than Carlos Maza who did in the following video about the CNN Trump surrogates (please take a few minutes to watch, it’s just that damn good). We’ll be taking the next few days off from blogging to regain our perspective but don’t let that stop you from sharing your opinions/comments. We can commiserate together. ~The ATA Team


If you, like us, were playing 'Where's Waldo' with the hard to find Anderson Cooper in last night's election coverage he posted this picture to his IG account yesterday prior to going on the air.



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29 comments:

Jaanza said...

I totally understand ATA wanting a break. Take some time to eat RiceKrispie bars and watch kitten videos for a spell.
The accusation against the media of propping up Trump as though he was a legitimate candidate has been voiced and printed several places today. Unfortunately Anderson's guilty as well.

Although shocked by Trump's win and very disappointed in my country, I turned on Wednesday's 360 preparing to see Trump victory smirk, Trump parrots gloating and not enough attention to the fact Hillary Clinton received more actual votes.
I was a minute late and very surprised to see 360 covering anti-Trump protests in various cities. The protests were indeed *BREAKING NEWS* and received a lot of attention in the first hour.

When I got to 360 Jim Acosta was reporting from the anti-Trump rally at Trump Tower in midtown Manhattan. Anderson asked him a few questions and also showed the Chicago protest. John King's "By The Numbers" had the electoral map, details on a few specific states and comparisons to 2012. Throughout the show the bottom fifth of the screen had the electoral map and, in random order, the results from each state. A panel of 7 of the usual pundits started with Borger but I switched to Hayes who interviewed just 3 pundits.

When I checked back to 360 the panel was still talking but the on-screen title changed to "Anti-Trump Protests in Several Cities", earlier it had stated "...In Chicago, NYC." The panel was still going while Hayes started his second segment talking to a Muslim woman from the Arab-American Association of NY and a Hispanic woman from NPR.

Anderson's next segment started with an overview of the protests then a report from Randi Kaye on all of the things Trump promised in his speeches to do "DAY ONE" of his time as President. They were immigration, the Mexican wall, ISIS, Obama's Executive Orders, ObamaCare, elimination of "gun-free" zones and NAFTA. The panel of usual pundits started again and I watched Hayes interview Cornell Belcher.

The last long segment of the first hour started with Jason Carroll reporting from the Trump Tower protest; the demographics of the crowd, the blocking of Fifth Avenue and an interview with one protester. The panel of usual pundits started again but mostly unseen; most of the time a protest from one of the cities took up the whole top screen (election results still at the bottom) although sometimes the panelist was briefly shown in a small box. Meanwhile Hayes (MSNBC was also showing the protests on-screen) had a Q&A with Robert Reich, Sam Seder and Michelle Goldberg.

I barely watched the panels but have to presume every panel was made up of the same pundits every time, every segment. Why does Anderson do that instead of talking to a variety of people like Hayes did?
When I checked in twice during the second hour there was Jason Carroll at Trump Tower and John King doing the numbers again. Did Anderson talk to anyone different in the second hour? Wouldn't viewers be better served by interviewing a mix of pundits (singly or in small groups) rather than the massive panels of the usual pundits over and over and over again?

@Anonymous on ATA's Sunday post (not our friend CAPPY) - Regarding boycotting CNN, I get it. I especially get it when Hayes or other news programs are doing better news or more news or a better variety of pundits and therefore you get fed up with CNN in general or 360 in particular. But don't stop getting the news. It's important now, more than ever, to stay informed.

Carlos Mazos' video is excellent. I've seen it before but watched again and encourage all to see it.

Pixie Gresh said...

I completely agree with you. I started watching MSNBC a lot after a dozen tweets stating the same didn't make a difference.

Anonymous said...

Do not tell me what to do when it comes to getting my news. I get enough of it and know where to get it. As for my boycotting CNN I will do it, CNN is dead to me.

CWM84 said...

I understand that the outcome did not go as you all wanted. This is not the time to gloat but we should all want and give the new President a chance for the better of country. And if people don't its not their lost. Tues was a comolete repudiation of Obamacare, DNC corruption and Hillary Clinton. When the country wants change, they change it. And we should all respect the power of democracy.

Anonymous said...

Go away, Trump is still a pig acnd will ruin this country. And finally one day you and your Trumpfordbots will be see what happen, not like it and YOU will be the ones to blame. I'm still with her. Boycot CNN.

CWM84 said...

You certainly have a lack of class. But that is your choice. Trump will be President and you and many will have to get over it, just like I would have if Hillary won. The election is over. Hillary did not win and its better for us to give Trump a chance. People had chance to vote and most states choice Trump. I do agree tho. CNN is a disgrace.

Jaanza said...

@Anonymous 7:30 & 11:37 - I didn't mean to anger you when I asked you to stay informed. There are plenty of news outlets besides CNN and if you choose to boycott CNN I understand why you would do so.

My point was all about not packing up and hiding in a cave for the next four years, unaware of what Trump and his cronies are up. People who are worried about rights, health and safety need to keep track of what Trump is doing and to get mad and vocal.

Maybe the first fight should be getting rid of the Electoral College. CWM84 is technically right when she wrote "...most states choice Trump." (although I think she didn't proofread that sentence). Trump got more Electoral College votes but Hillary won the popular vote; just like Al Gore did in 2000

Although you're boycotting you're welcome to come to ATA, read the posts and our comments and even comment yourself. Actually watching 360 isn't a requirement and non-watchers opinions can be relevant. But how about giving yourself a name? Or let me call you Louise. Anonymous poster CAPPY was named by me because she always writes in caps and I needed to differentiate her from all the other anonymous posters. I name you Louise in honor of Lewis Black; you remind me of him but I think you're female.
Or Louie
Or Kablooey
Or Dewey
Or Bluey
Or Gooey
Or Missouri
Or Phooey

I'll call you Louie Phooey unless you come up with a name yourself.

None of this is meant to be disrespectful. You should have a name and considering the horrible election results we need to find some fun somewhere. And Louie Phooey is a fun name.

Anonymous said...

Stop trying to make things better, you're not. If you think this should ve fun, think again. I've been on this blog linger than you have and you telling me to continue to cone here is the last straw, it's not your blog as you seem to think it is. Stop trying to mend fences and I resent the fact you want to give me a nickname, it's insulting.

Anonymous said...

@JAANZA: TOTALLY UNDERSTAND AND HAVE CRIED REAL TEARS OVER THE OUTCOME OF THIS ELECTION.
POOR HILLARY. SHE MADE SOME MISTAKES ALONG THE WAY, BUT NOW OUR COUNTRY CAN HANG ITS HEAD IN SHAME.

Jaanza said...

Thursday's 360, at least the first hour, was still entirely on politics. Although at the very start Anderson mentioned and showed today's new anti-Trump protests, the first report was Jim Acosta's on Trump meeting President Obama at the White House. Acosta covered Trump's past birtherism, Chris Christie's claim Trump won't imprison Hillary Clinton, Trump's comment that he 'looks forward to Obama's counsel in the future' and a WH staffer saying that was "unbelievable". Anderson asked for details about the counsel and "unbelievable" comments. Phil Mattingly reported on Trump's meeting with House Speaker Paul Ryan and how Trump will have to work with GOPers to get anything done. Then Anderson interviewed Kellyanne Conway. Topics included Hillary's "enthusiasm gap", the polls, Trump's message and Hillary's numbers compared to 2012 Obama.

After a report from Ana Cabrera from one of the anti-Trump protests, the Conway interview continued in the second segment. Concerning the protests, Conway said Barack and Michelle Obama welcomed the Trumps, protesters should too. Anderson asked basic soft-ball questions about Trump's "100 Day Plan" and what kind of President he will be and Conway gave rosy happy answers. I left before the segment ended; don't know if Anderson ever asked her about Hillary getting more of the popular vote.
Another city's anti-Trump protest was shown before Anderson introduced the panel of 8. Just a glance told me it was the usual pundits and I changed the channel.

My favorite part of the show was Anderson's interview with Khizr Khan, the Gold Star father who spoke at the Democratic Convention (there was a clip) and dissed by Trump via Twitter (tweets were shown). It was terrific and I hope Trump sees it and pays attention especially to when Khan said Trump needs to EARN respect.

The last segment of the first hour had Martin Savidge's report "What Trump Supporters Want Him To Do First" and the answers were varied but typical. I thought Savidge was being snide when he ended with '...when Obama won in 2008 did Republicans take to the streets?' Back then I don't remember any Republicans worried that the country was headed for fascism. Socialism is what they feared but not outright fascism.

Survey time! How many have read "It Can't Happen Here" by Sinclair Lewis?

CWM84 said...

Hey to quote a rolling stones song, "you can't always get what you want." Hillary and the new dem party now is over. Defeated for some time until they branch out to more working class, middle america. They seem to have forgotten the blue collar, moderate to conservative whites. They went way left and focused too much on liberal social issues over the people's pocketbooks. The country besides the pacific west and maryland to maine of east coast is more moderate and conservative. Obama went to far left and every year since 2010 more and more states locally and nationally rejected it. Gop now has house, senate and federal government, 34 governors nationwide and more house and senate local state governments. Frankly majority of country is not as liberal as Obama and Clinton who was driven more left by sanders... is. And the majority of america has shown that with their votes. The dems need a makeover message because the working class is not interested in hand outs for those who don't work and not willing to work but get rewarded. Obamacare is hurting working people. I know. I have business friends. I have people who work hard and are over taxed and healthcare cost are through the roof, thus less money in their pockets. Obamacare is good in theory but it was a bad law. America wants to get rid of Obamacare and thus America is get ridding of Obama's third term.

Tax Incidence said...

It takes a lot of character to run for president, and I agree with Mr. Trump that Ms. Clinton is a fighter. It takes compromise to run a country, and I agree with math that Mr. Trump should be the next president.

I still can't understand why someone who hates CNN that much would devote time to reading and posting on a website devoted to CNN's flagship program.

I understand CNN gets boring with its "Key race alerts" and its long, long panels. I understand that liberals prefer Maddow or Hayes, but that's exactly why conservatives prefer O'Reilly and Kelly. And, just because Kayleigh McEnany or Jeffrey Lord thinks differently doesn't make them [insert ad hominem attack here].

And to think Mr. Trump, not Secretary Clinton, was the one calling out the media all this time for alleged bias. It's hard to imagine he was helped by the 24/7 coverage of his Access Hollywood tape. And it was Trump who hated the electoral college, criticized James Comey, attacked Anderson Cooper, threatened not to accept the results, etc....the irony is thick in this soup.

I'm not embarrassed or ashamed. I watched Secretary Clinton give her speech on Wednesday, I watched President Obama and President elect Trump in the White House yesterday (via CNN, no less) and I was proud of the three of them and of America.

aries moon said...

So basically all a Republican candidate has to do is be a racist, sexist fart and voters who love that sort of thing or are self-loathing enough to buy into it will turn out--no qualifications necessary. Candidate Obama wouldn't have lasted one second if he did and said the things Trump has done with little criticism from the media. Meanwhile an intelligent, competent, strong and massively experienced woman gets shown the door--this country has become a joke--with a very dangerous, bigoted joke soon to be the head of it. Trump will never be MY president--as Kazir Khan said, respect has to be earned and Trump has shown that he has nothing but contempt for minorities and women--nope, can't respect someone who has the endorsement of the KKK and won't condemn or denounce the racist violence directed at people of color that's already starting to take place since the election. President Obama and family received nothing but disrespect and endless obstruction from the GOP but now reporters/pundits think we should all forget and forgive Trump's behavior during the campaign. I never will forget. Anderson said something about how people shouldn't feel like it's the end of the world because someone they dislike becomes president--that's easy for him to say since he is male, white and rich. President Obama never took away his haters guns or did any actual harm to them but Trump could very well destroy the lives of millions of Americans, doing the bidding of his racist, hateful supporters. For some of us, his election is a genuine threat to our very lives.

Anonymous said...

Man this blog has changed over the years. I have been a reader since the beginning and we had so much fun talking about things, now this blog is like this country, divided. I remember when we couldn't talk about certain things like Anderson's sexuality and we were fine with that. I guess things change and I miss that.

Phebe said...

@CWM84, And yet she won the popular vote. Imagine that. The majority of voters did say it with their vote and if there was no Electorial college President elect Trump would have been out on his rump.

@anonymous, Welcome back. Maybe if you and others would comment more we could lighten things up a bit.

Jaanza said...

@CWM84 - you wrote "... the majority of america has shown that with their votes." As Phebe pointed out Trump won the electoral college vote. The majority of America voted for Hillary.

@Tax Incidence -first: great name! Second: I've stopped watching the panels because too often they are the same old pundits saying the same old thing while Hayes talks to a better variety of people and does it singly or in groups of less than three which allows for more in-depth questions and answers. Having 6 or more people on a panel means it's going to be shallow. Maybe it was just because of the election but these massive panels rarely moved beyond the usual talking points.

@Aries Moon - Anderson might feel safe because he's a rich white male but I worry about him because he's also gay. I've wondered how he feels about Trump and his ilk of far-right ogres wanting to erase LGBT rights.

@Anonymous 6:39 AM - yes, we've changed. Things here could be better but it's hard not to discuss politics when 360 has been entirely about politics for months now. I try to stay mostly focused on reviewing 360 except for the dreary panels and my reasons for not watching them.
On a different note - are you Em? If you are it's good to hear from you again and I hope you stick around and post.

Regarding Hayes and Maddow it was actually Lawrence O'Donnell who impressed me most last night with a terrific look at the electoral college and why we have it and why we should get rid of it. I know Anderson does not want to express any opinions on his show but this week has me hoping we'll get a glimmer of how he really feels. At the very least he could talk to a political expert to explain why and how this country could get rid of the el the electoral college and use the popular vote.

@Phebe - it's been a tumultuous week for the whole country and I agree we should lighten things up around here.
Knock Knock
Who's there?
Cows go.
Cows go who?
No, silly, cows go 'moo'.

Anonymous said...

@ARIES MOON: WELL SAID AND I AGREED WITH VAN JONES COMMENT WHICH WAS NEVER POSTED HERE SO I SHALL
NOT REPEAT IT.
JUST BECAUSE THIS MAN WAS ELECTED BY AN ELECTORAL MAJORITY WHICH APPOINTS HIM AS PRESIDENT, HE WILL
NEVER EARN MY RESPECT AND I WILL NOT CALL HIM PRESIDENT.
WHEN HE MET WITH PRESIDENT OBAMA AND "MOUTHED WORDS OF KINDNESS," YOU COULD TELL HE WAS BORED OUT
OF HIS MIND. THE WHITE HOUSE DESERVES "RESPECT FROM SOMEONE WHO EARNS THIS ACHIEVEMENT." HE BULLIED HIS WAY TO THE TOP, JUST TO SHOW HE COULD.
THERE ARE A LOT OF BILLIONAIRES OUT THERE THAT HAVE MORE GRACE AND CLASS THAN THIS DESPOT AND ACCORDING TO MICHAEL MOORE HE WILL NEVER LAST THE FOUR YEARS. HIS TEMPERAMENT WILL GET THE BEST OF HIM AND HE WILL DO OR SAY SOMETHING UNLAWFUL, PUT THE COUNTRY AT RISK, AND BE IMPEACHED.
GUESS WILL JUST HAVE TO "LOCK HIM UP."

Anonymous said...

Jaanza, no I am not EM, but I do remember her and also Purple tie and Sheryl. Thanks Phebe maybe I will try and lighten things up. I feel we are all going to need it.

I do hope that 360 will get back to different stories like the used to do not the beginning after he took over from Aaron Brown.

Hope everyone has a good weekend.

Anonymous said...

I refuse to watch CNN any more - Anderson, Don Lemon, Wolf - all of them had King Trump on every single day and night never giving an ounce of air time to anyone else.

They should all be fired.

Jaanza said...

Friday's 360 started with a clip of Lesley Stahl's interview with Trump because I was two minutes late. The on-screen title was "WSJ: Trump Considers Keeping Parts Of ObamaCare". Okay I'm glad he's figured that out. When will he and the rest of the GOP figure out they have to have their new healthcare plan ready to go before they repeal ObamaCare? Jim Acosta reported on Trump's transition team (not enough emphasis on Trump's three oldest kids being on the team even though they are supposed to - in an alleged "blind trust" - be running Trump Inc.), Pence is in charge, Christie is demoted because of Bridgegate and the various contenders for Chief of Staff. Anderson interviewed Monica Langley, the Wall Street Journal reporter who interviewed Trump. They covered ObamaCare, a few other policies, the protests and whether Trump's divisive campaign rhetoric would change once he's President. Instead of watching the panel of 5 usual pundits, I watched Hayes interview Michael Moore.

The panel, now 6, continued in the second segment. I didn't watch.

Gary Tuchman reported from the Atlanta protests and Tom Foreman reported on recent racist and anti-immigrant incidents. Anderson interviewed Jorge Ramos on Trump inciting these incidents, his responsibility to denounce them, the media for being too soft on Trump, his immigration policies, the number of Hispanics who voted for Trump and coming to terms with Trump's electoral college win. Ramos said '...as a journalist I did what I could...I took a stand' and promised to continue taking a stand. Kudos to Ramos. Hopefully one day Anderson will take a stand.
Trump Tower in midtown Manhattan is getting more security from the police, the Secret Service and a no-fly zone in its airspace. Phil Mattingly reported on the extra security, the threats, the protesters and how the Secret Service wants to shut down Fifth Avenue. Anderson talked to former Secret Service agent Jonathan Wackrow for more details and analysis.

Randi Kaye filed a report on "Veterans On President-Elect Trump" on this Veterans' Day. There were a variety of opinions from the vets and I appreciate that one of them brought up how ridiculous Trump's "I know more than the generals" statement was and another didn't like Trump dissing McCain for being a POW.

Anderson previewed the start of the second hour: a look at who Trump's Chief of Staff will be. I didn't watch the second hour. However, if Anderson had a segment scrutinizing the electoral college with a political expert (not the usual pundits) please let me know.

@Anonymous 8:26 PM - Well I took a guess; you sounded like you might be EM. Whoever you are welcome back and I hope you will post. I try to post a content review when I can; Mondays I can't because DH watches "Gotham". Hopefully 360 will have some non-politics or non-Trump news next week. And give yourself a name! Anonymous just won't do. You can still post anonymously but sign a name to your posts like EM used to. Or else I'll have to give you a name.

@Anonymous 9:58 PM - Is that you, Louie Phooey? Totally agree about CNN saturating their airwaves with Trump since early summer. Still don't know if that was Anderson's choice or if Zucker wanted it that way. Hayes and Maddow also had way too much Trump news but it was easier to take because they obviously didn't like him.

Let's all hope for a better variety of news next week.

Mattie said...

Anon is there for a reason AND you should respect people who choose to use it. Get off your high horse.

aries moon said...

@Jaanza, as far as AC and LGBT rights go, I do wonder why AC never spent much time talking about Mike Pence's awful anti-gay rights history--I realize AC has said he's not an activist, but it wouldn't have hurt to have done some in-depth reporting on Pence's record in Indiana. Trump has been all over the map when it comes to gay rights so who knows where he really stands on it, but Pence's stance is crystal clear--he believes in damaging conversion therapy for gays and that's something AC should be talking about instead of giving viewers fawning interviews with Kelly Anne Conway or Melania.

@Cappy, I think many people are expecting Trump to flip out and realize that he's in way over his head and can't handle the complexity and pressure of the presidency--but at the same time he doesn't like to be told what to do--Pence, Ryan and all the other Trump whisperers are in for a bumpy ride. I expect there will be lots of conflict and chaos within the 'Trump Administration', but the public might not hear about it since reporters are already complaining about a lack of access to Trump.

If Trump's going to limit press access, maybe they could spend some time looking into why the polls were SO off--not to be a conspiracy theorist, but considering Trump's ties to Russia/Putin and WikiLeaks and the FBI & Rudy Giuliani apparently colluding to bring down Hillary, how can we be sure that the election was completely on the up and up?

UNICORNS BACON said...

It's not CNN's fault that HRC rarely gave her time to the press. After the primaries I rarely saw an interview with her.

I think one of Clinton's biggest mistakes was that she was never available to the public. Instead of holding public rallies like Trump that were free to everyone, she held private dinners. You can't win the white working class over when you ignore them, call them names, and treat them as less than.

All of you complaining about Trump should be mad with your party instead of the media. The voter turn out for Dems was low and she was nowhere near the votes Obama received in both 08 and 12. Yes he was able to get more votes because he was African American and it was seen as more historic. But, your own party disrespected Obama. He asked for everyone to vote for HRC and people didn't listen especially African Americans. Also I don't know if anybody saw a rally he gave not that long ago where he literally had to scream at the audience to shut up. It was so embarrassing... I'm not very fond of Obama but he is the president and you should be respectful no matter how upset you are. It's not passionate it's disrespectful and childish.

Mattie said...

Anon 9:58 Bravo, I like your style.

aries moon said...

It's not totally fair to pin this loss on African-American voters or Democrats when the Voting Rights Act was deliberately decimated by the GOP wing of the Supreme Court and GOP governors across the country swooped in to enact severe Voter ID laws that were specifically designed to suppress the votes of African Americans. 2016 was the first election year without the full protection of the VRA--Republicans closed polling centers (mainly in African American areas), cut early voting and Sunday voting which has been a way to help African Americans get out the vote for years. North Carolina has been in the news and in the courts for its systematic efforts to suppress only the black or Democratic vote. Polling places deliberately shut down or in Democrat-heavy areas but not in areas where Republicans or mostly Caucasions live. Is it right that black and other minority voters have to be faced with hurdles that other groups don't when it comes to voting? Why should anyone have to stand in lines for hours on end to vote--was that happening prior to the GOP making it happen in 2013? The attack on voting rights started soon after President Obama was elected and Supreme Court justice John Roberts saw black voters turning out in record numbers and they realized they'd be out of power if they didn't make it more difficult for minorities to vote. The GOP made sure that obtaining Voter ID was complex and costly. People who have voted for decades with no issue suddenly were told they were no longer eligible--the MAJORITY of those people were black. Black men and women who were ABLE to vote at all voted overwhelmingly for Hillary Clinton. Former Daily Show correspondent Samantha Bee did an excellent segment on her Full Frontal show about how the blame for Trump's election should not be placed at the feet of African American voters when 53% of white women voted for Trump and bitter Hillary haters thoughtlessly went 3rd party and wasted their votes on Stein and Johnson--this is no time to stand on 'principle' when a racist madman is running for POTUS and will destroy everything you care about. Call it 'childish' if you want, but respect should be EARNED and until Trump calls off his Nazi/KKK supporters who feel emboldened to attack minorities across the nation, no respect will be given here. Hillary Clinton was right to call out those white working class voters (not necessarily all) who were attracted to Trump's racist message, solely BECAUSE it was a racist message--that IS deplorable. Her policies would've helped them more than his and they may soon come to regret their vote.

Anonymous said...

AND WHY WAS HILLARY HELD TO A HIGHER ETHICAL AND MORAL STANDARD THAN TRUMP? IF TRUMP HAD USED THE
WORD "DEPLORABLE" NO ONE WOULD HAVE BLINKED AN EYE, BUT BECAUSE HILLARY USED IT TO DESCRIBE "SOME"
OF HIS SUPPORT, NOT ALL, EVERYONE ATTACKED HER, INCLUDING THE RACIST HIMSELF.
I PERSONALLY COMMEND ALL THOSE IN THE STREET MARCHING IN PROTEST OF THE TRUMP PRESIDENCY. IT EVEN
SOUNDS RIDICULOUS. A MAN WITH NO QUALIFICATIONS EXCEPT STAMINA AGAINST THE MOST QUALIFIED CANDIDATE
TO EVER RUN FOR OFFICE. SO NOW THAT THE BIGOT WON, THE ELECTION WAS "NOT RIGGED." HAD HE LOST, WE'D STILL BE COUNTING CHADS OR CALCULATING NUMBERS OR SOME SUCH NONSENSE.
BUT ON A LIGHT NOTE: ON HBO'S REAL TIME: BILL MAHER SHOWED A PHOTO OF GEORGE W. BUSH: IT SAID:
"MISS ME NOW?"

aries moon said...

Don't want to hear anything about showing 'respect' to Drumpf when he's appointing white supremicists as top advisors in his administration.

Mattie said...

Bravo.

Anonymous said...

IN PRESIDENT OBAMA'S LAST PRESS CONFERENCE HE SPECIFICALLY SAID 43% OF THE ELECTORATE DID NOT VOTE.
IT IS A HUGE AMOUNT AND THEY WERE MOSTLY UNDECIDED OR DEMOCRATS. SO WHO DO WE BLAME??
ALL OF THOSE THAT TOOK NO INTEREST IN THIS ELECTION, FOR WHATEVER REASON, WAS A VOTE FOR TRUMP.
IF YOU DON'T VOTE AND EXERCISE YOUR RIGHT TO VOTE, YOU DESERVE WHAT WE GOT, AND IT IS A SHAME THAT
NOW WE ALL SUFFER. THAT IS THE SYSTEM IN PLACE.