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butdiduvote

(284 posts)
Thu Mar 2, 2017, 11:48 AM Mar 2017

This (already) great country didn't deserve any of this.

The more I sit and stew about the Russian hacking of our election and collusion with the Trump campaign, which I find it hard to believe didn't occur, the more I realize I'm just pissed at how much it all did to divide and distress our country. And for what? For oil money? For a narcissist's ego? It all seems so unnecessary and, ultimately, unfair to the American citizens who are the ones suffering for all of it.

This past election should have been an opportunity for us to spend a year and a half exchanging ideas about ways to improve lives for everyday Americans. Instead, it devolved into a shit show that left just about every group but white men feeling thrown under the bus by a major party nominee for president. It left our sane candidate desperately trying to have her ideas heard among the spectacle and propaganda of it all.

Right now, we should be continuing to discuss policies that impact people's everyday lives, but instead, we're losing our minds trying to make sense of all this incredibly complex Russian plot. So many of us are experiencing strained relationships and often straight-up physical manifestations of the stressful situation this administration has already put this country in.

I think what I'm most angry about is I feel like my vote this past election wasn't honored and valued, and those in power don't give a shit about it. I can accept my candidate losing fair and square in an election, but this election wasn't fair and square; it's people like me who are the ultimate losers because of it, and the attitude from Washington seems to be, "Oh well. What happened, happened. Let's move on now."

Also, aside from the entire thing being incredibly unfair to America as a whole, women in particular didn't deserve this. We didn't deserve for the first time a woman is at the top of the ticket to be a rigged election.

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This (already) great country didn't deserve any of this. (Original Post) butdiduvote Mar 2017 OP
All good points PJMcK Mar 2017 #1
Oh, I agree. butdiduvote Mar 2017 #2

PJMcK

(22,166 posts)
1. All good points
Thu Mar 2, 2017, 11:56 AM
Mar 2017

Your emotional expression is articulated effectively, butdiduvote.

Here's who I blame: the 60+ million Americans who voted for this obvious and corrupt conman. They are the reason our great nation has been dragged into the swamp of TrumpWorld.

Everything that happens now is their fault.

Period.

butdiduvote

(284 posts)
2. Oh, I agree.
Thu Mar 2, 2017, 12:04 PM
Mar 2017

My ultimate anger resides with the voters who had the opportunity to end all of this and didn't.

It's just that, had this malicious Russian puppet not run for president and had Republican leadership not allowed him to continue while his campaign was tearing our nation apart, we wouldn't be here. It just feels like such a betrayal. How dare you hijack our presidential election.

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