It's a fairly long read but very worthwhile. It's full of information about Trump and what could happen to our nation with him at the helm.
The Democratic Party is screwing up its opposition to President-elect Donald Trump. They cant help it.
The reason why is that democrats that is, small d democrats, referring broadly to people who believe in democracy are ill-suited to address the threat posed by Donald Trump.
Those of us who agree with the Declaration of Independence that governments derive their legitimacy from the consent of the governed are poorly equipped to resist Trump. Those of us who agree that governments exist to secure certain unalienable Rights are fighting with one hand tied behind our backs.
We have brought a sheet of parchment and a set of abstract principles to a knife fight. Were going to get cut.
It seems that for whatever office he is considering, he assiduously looks for AND finds the absolute worst, least experienced, or completely unqualified person to fill said office.
Every. Single. Time.
I am no longer horrified, but instead feel saddened and outraged.
I expect the Senate Democrats to put up very stiff resistance and opposition to this parade of the extremely unworthy.
But you cant hit all your panic buttons simultaneously. So I thought it might be useful to do triage, sorting the biggest concerns from lesser ones. Call this a semi-optimistic guide for the seriously distressed.
Lets start with issues we can put off worrying about for a while.
The economy is going to be fine for the short run. Financial markets didnt crash when Trump won; they soared when investors figured out his plans to spend trillions on infrastructure, defense and tax cuts will add up to a giant economic stimulus. Although Republicans hated the idea of stimulus when it bore President Obamas name, watch them hail Trumps as an act of genius.
Over time, all that stimulus is likely to boost inflation, just as conservatives warned in 2009. It may even lead to a recession in time to disrupt Trumps reelection campaign.
Trump, who cast himself as a candidate of renewed American strength, may lead us to a dangerous era of weakness instead.
All of it at the link: http://www.latimes.com/opinion/op-ed/la-oe-mcmanus-20-trump-worry-20161120-story.html
I fully recognize that this is a most stressful time, probably the most stressful time we've ever experienced as a nation, but we must take care of ourselves.
Stress can shorten your life.
The Greek philosopher Epictetus said that there are two kinds of things: The things you have control over, and the things you don't.
If you can't affect something, then try not to worry about it. But do what you can, obviously!
And...go for walks, bike rides, swims...whatever makes your body work. Take your medicines. Get away from the news now and then.
I'm worried about our nation too, but today I went to the gym and when I came home, I felt calmer and more in control of myself. I was also more aware of my own abilities. It cleared my mind.
We will get through this.
It's short and lovely. Hope you all enjoy!
There's a short bit of text explaining it and then when you scroll down, you'll see it...
and also keep as many responses that our membership sent to that page.
So.........Here they are!
It starts with Skinner's wishes that DU would soon be up and running, and then it talks about the hack, and last are our posts.
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