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Response to Phoenix61 (Reply #5)

Sat Dec 31, 2016, 01:15 PM

108. Welcome to DU, Phoenix61!

Sigh... regrettably, I hear the same yammering points coming out of the mouth of my best friend. She hasn't admitted it yet, but I strongly suspect (much to my broken heart) that she voted for trump. Even while claiming she's scared to death - she quickly adds "but I remain hopeful!" The same shit I've heard on hate radio and Pox Noise and other assorted CONjobbers comes out of her mouth as well as her text messages.

"I do want a woman president. Just not THAT woman." I've heard that empty talking point as though from an endless loop soundbite.

"Hildebeast." I questioned her on this one and she claimed she'd never heard that before. I had to press forward: "Girlfriend, I'D never heard this one before until YOU TEXTED IT to me just the other day!"

"Babykillers..." hissed under her breath, she probably didn't think I'd heard. I DID. "I've never killed a baby in my life, girlfriend..."

"Did you see those FOOLS!?!?!?!?!?" spoken with full-on disgust and a curled lip after those heroic Congressmembers staged a sit-in over gun control. "Fools? Um ... nope. Didn't see ANY 'fools' anywhere... But I DID see a group of courageous, gutsy patriots in a sit-in on the House Floor - led by the national treasure John Lewis."

She hates President Obama. Claims he's been a disaster for her and her family. "Such a disappointment!" Unfortunate, 'eh, that her son was able to stay on her health insurance program - ONLY because of the Affordable Care Act, which she actually has said she really appreciates - nothing any republi-CON did for her! When I pointed out that the only way President Obama has been a "disappointment" isn't even his fault or his doing. It's the fucking GOP that's blocked and obstructed and "party-of-NO'd" him literally from the very night of his first inauguration!!!

Now, she's on about how wonderful the Electoral College is, and how that silly trump-opposition is confined to a sliver of the coasts. Yeah? California? California is a "sliver"? HELLO? THE BIGGEST STATE IN THE UNION, with the BIGGEST population, the BIGGEST Congressional delegation, the BIGGEST population of the fastest-growing demographic in the country, the BIGGEST economy that - as a state - ranks in the top ten nations' economies, and yep, the BIGGEST Electoral College delegation? THAT sliver, you mean? Where OUR voices don't even rate the same as the sparse population-states like Wyoming?

This fucking election has really torn a scab off. Personally miserable and terribly regrettable. It's adversely impacted my friendship with my best friend.

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