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Brilliant Move Democrats! Starve the Media Attention Away From Trump

The Democratic party was brilliant today. Notice how they have totally dominated the narrative? We have the sit in the House led by Rep. John Lewis (talk about an American hero). Then we just had Hillary's speech with a lot of talk about her campaigning with Elizabeth Warren next week.

Notice how Trump's speech is getting third billing?

Not only is the Democratic party being shown in action but they are starving the media attention away from Trump.

So proud of my community - Bloomington, In Vigil for Orlando

I've been in Bloomington since '86. It's always had a very strong and vibrant LGBTQ community. I've been an ally here all that time. I know the full spectrum of the rainbow when it comes to the community. I know it was rocked hard by the events in Orlando.

It's why I'm so touched 1,000 plus people turned out for the vigil that was held last night! All members of the Bloomington community were represented. It was organized by our local Pride organization.

This was a beautiful event.


Can we please just stop it?

With all that's gone on this this week...please can we just stop?

Look, I voted for Bernie in the primaries. I'm thrilled at what he's done and I want him to continue his influence at the Convention. I want that energy. I want his input. I want the issues he believes in upfront.

However, I'm voting for Hillary. I don't think she's the devil incarnate. Is she flawed, yes. Is she better than Trump? IMHO, Hell yes!

As far as who fellow Bernie supporter should vote for...that's for their conscience to decide. Can't vote for Hillary, then don't. Vote for Jill. Vote another party. I would pray you don't vote, Trump but again that's for you to decide.

I hope though that whatever you do, you vote. Even if all you do is vote for local offices because that's where real change happens. That's a real revolution. You want to change the system? You want to change thing? Show up EVERY election, get involved in the process and vote a progressive from school board member to dog catcher to local party chairman.

Also, can we stop sniping at each other? Can we stop falling into the trap of "us" vs "them"..here? If nothing else, stop all this trying to prove how "corrupt" or "evil" or "bad" so and so is. For every article and spin someone throws out about Hillary someone's got a counter. For every article and spin someone throws out about Bernie...someone's got a counter. If this was all *healthy* debate I would be cheering. However, it just seems anymore it's about how nasty can it get.

Politics is passionate. It's just please, can we remember that many of us here want many of the same things; maybe not always exactly...but in general we have common interests.

I'm looking toward November...and it's not Bernie I'm worried about. It's the GOP. It's Trump. I thought the lowest this country could go was George W. Bush. I can't even conceive of the nightmare of a Pres. Trump. So, that's where my energy will be focused, defeating the GOP. The way I'm going to do it, is support Hillary. Doesn't mean I'm going to demonize Bernie, because why would I? He represents so much good that needs to be done. We need that balance, that counter weight to keep pulling us to the left.

I hope those who move forward who can't support Hillary will at least turn their energy towards the GOP.

Overall though, I hope we can stop going at each other.


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