We’re just a few hours away from the 2018 mid-term elections. If the Republicans retain control, then this country is probably too far gone to save it. If the Democrats take control of at least the house, then Trump can be slowed down, if not completely stopped. It’s up to you, America. I have very little confidence left in you but I have LOTS of hope. PLEASE do the right thing tomorrow.
We originally started iH8trump.org as a source for anti-Trump campaign rhetoric in order to keep him from being elected. That obviously didn’t work, since he managed to fool people into electing him as their president. But he’s not our president. So we’ll never refer to him as anything other than “president” Trump. With a small “p”.
After a three month lapse (stemming primarily from shock and incredulity combined with a sense of hopelessness) we have decided to bring back iH8trump.org as a source for anti-Trump information in the hope that it will help encourage and support the Resistance. With a capital “R”.
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Well, we just saw the most qualified person to ever run for President, Hillary Clinton, get defeated by the least qualified candidate, Donald Trump. It goes to show you:
- Xenophobia is alive and well in America;
- Racism is alive and well in America;
- Misogyny is alive and well in America;
- Uneducated Americans will believe any bullshit that they want to believe;
- There are truly two Americas: ours and the deplorables.
I’m not a good loser. Not when the stakes are this high. I feel a pain in the gut like somebody punched me in the stomach combined with a kind of sadness/numbness I associate with a relative or close friend dying. I’m not able to shrug it off and just go on with my life. Something fundamental has shifted for the worse.
Trump is unfit for the office he was just selected to. I say selected because he got the electoral votes, but for the second time in recent memory, my candidate won the most votes by a margin of over 1/2 million votes and still lost. Perhaps it’s time to get rid of the electoral college: a system designed to disproportionately favor small states with larger groups of non-eligible voters.
That being said, I don’t believe that Trump won this thing “fair and square”. I will agree with him on one thing– this election was rigged. But not in the way he said. It was rigged by the Russian/Wiki Leaks/FBI connection combined with Fox News and Trump’s dupe, CNN. Hillary Clinton deserved to be our 45th president. Trump deserves to be locked up. But sadly, we may have to put up with him for the next four years if nothing comes along to stop him, like his upcoming Trump University trial. Or the public finally demanding he produce his tax returns. There are so many holes for him to fall in, but then what? President Pence? That might be worse.
We need to band together. We have two years to stage the takeover of the House of Representatives and U.S. Senate. Then, at least, we can stop Trump from doing anything more to hurt our country. In the mean time, we have to find the strength to go on. If you figure out how, please let me know. I’m struggling with it.
Election day is finally upon us. The pundits are keeping us all guessing who is going to win. Will we wake up tomorrow with a sigh of relief, comforted by the knowledge that Donald Trump won’t have the power to destroy our country? Or will we wake up, asking what went so very wrong that an egotistical, xenophobic, racist megalomaniac is the choice of the majority of our fellow citizens to run our country?
I don’t know about you, but this election has been entirely different from any I can remember. Oh, sure, I was worried that George Bush Sr. would get us into a war (he did). I was horrified that we elected a total idiot like his son, who turned over the reins of power to a Nixon protégé (Cheney) who practically sank our economy.
But I honestly believe that Donald Trump is infinitely worse than either of the Bushes. Worse than Nixon. Worse than Reagan. Donald Trump is a puppet of Vladimir Putin, who would try to have the U.S. withdraw from NATO. He would cede Eastern Europe back to Russia so as to effectively revive the USSR. Not to mention the havoc he would wreak on our economy.
Some of you have taken the attitude that you won’t vote for Trump, but you can’t bring yourself to vote for Hillary Clinton because she is “corrupt.” Let me set you straight– ALL politicians engage in backroom deals and compromises. That is how things get done and has been the case throughout history. She isn’t any different than Paul Ryan or Mitch McConnell. Or, for that matter, the vaunted Bernie Sanders (who I supported in the primary).
The Republicans have been demonizing Hillary Clinton for 30 years. This year, Putin got into the picture. Why? Because he is angry at her for challenging the legitimacy of his last “election” to power. So he has poured the resources of the KGB into cyber attacks designed to benefit Trump. That’s how Wiki Leaks got all of Podesta’s emails.
Jim Comey was unexpected. I believe there will be investigations into why he released the letter he did 10 days before a presidential election. It’s clear why (to attempt, one final time, to derail Clinton’s campaign). But why? Did he do it because he wanted to derail the campaign or did somebody force his hand? Was he blackmailed into doing it? Was Comey doing the Kremlin’s bidding, or somebody else’s? These are all questions that need to be answered.
If Hillary Clinton wins this election, despite the unbelievable roadblocks thrown up by the Republicans, Russians, FBI and their dupes, both witting (Fox News) and unwitting (CNN), that victory will be the biggest political upset in American history. It will be a testament to truth winning out over lies, hope over fear and love over hate.
If Hillary Clinton loses this election, it’s because the system was rigged. That’s right, rigged. Not against Trump, but against the most qualified person to ever run for the office of President of the United States. Nevertheless, if she loses, she will concede her defeat gracefully. Because that’s what people with class do, unlike the slimy shit-bag running against her.
SNL NAILS THIRD DEBATE:
Scary . . .
Donald Trump made history in the last debate of the presidential cycle. While he did passably well during the first forty minutes of the debate, he completely torpedoed any chance that he could still win this election with his response to a single question from moderator Chris Wallace: If you lose the election, will you accept the results? After initially saying he wouldn’t know until after the election, he finally exclaimed:
“I will keep you in suspense.”
His statement drew an audible gasp from the audience.
Trump has responded to his falling poll numbers by telling his supporters that if he loses, it is due to the election being “rigged.” His rhetoric has resulted in some of his more rabid supporters to engage in talk about armed rebellion and a civil war. Attempts by the Republican leadership and his running mate to tone down Trump’s claims in order to diffuse the possibility of violence have been rebuked by Trump. This is the reason for Wallace’s question.
Trump failed. We predict the result of this blunder will be swift and extreme. Over the next 20 days we expect to see his polling numbers fall at least 2-3 percentage points. This is enough that Clinton will likely win Arizona, Georgia, North Carolina and possibly even Texas.
Trump has made good on his campaign’s central promise: to Make America Great Again. He did that by handing the election to Hillary Clinton.
Trump has been consistently whining about the election being “rigged” by the media. It might have seemed that way to him, when not one single news outlet would endorse his candidacy. But finally, that streak is broken. The tiny Santa Barbara News-Press gave Trump his one and only endorsement. So, we hereby declare Trump’s cries of foul to be unwarranted.
Here is a breakdown of the candidates’ endorsements as of today:
Out of a total of 177 daily newspaper that have taken a position about the presidential election, 147 endorsed Hillary Clinton. Five papers who had endorsed Mitt Romney in 2012 decided to make no endorsement instead of endorsing Trump. An unprecedented nine papers endorsed not Donald Trump rather than selecting any candidate. They told their readers to vote for anybody but Trump. Gary Johnson, the Libertarian candidate, got an unprecedented six endorsements.
So to sum it up, 147 times as many papers picked Hillary Clinton over Donald Trump. Nine times as many papers said don’t vote for Trump as papers who said to vote for him. And the third-party Libertarian candidate, who keeps having “Aleppo” moments got six times as many endorsements as Trump.
Of the 34 weekly newspapers that have taken a position, 33 endorsed Hillary Clinton and one endorsed not Donald Trump. Twelve magazines have made endorsements, including some very conservative Christian ones. Of those, eight have endorsed Hillary Clinton and the other four have endorsed not Donald Trump. Out of 16 college newspapers, 14 have endorsed Hillary Clinton, one endorsed not Donald Trump and the remaining one made no endorsement.
But Trump finally has one. So he can’t cry “conspiracy” anymore. He has to acknowledge the reality that the press genuinely detests him and thinks he poses a danger to the very fabric of our country.
We support the position taken by all but one American daily, all the weeklies, magazines and college papers: Whatever you do, DO NOT vote for Trump.
Live, from New York, it’s Saturday Night!
You’ve got to watch this SNL version of the Town Hall debate. It’s incredibly funny. And it really pissed off Donald Trump.
(CNN: Jeremy Diamond and Daniella Diaz) — Two additional women on Friday stepped forward to accuse Donald Trump of sexually assaulting them, the latest revelations to rock the GOP nominee’s campaign.
One woman alleged that Trump slid his fingers under her skirt and touched her vagina through her underwear in the early 1990s. Another, a former “Apprentice” contestant, said Trump grabbed her breast and kissed her aggressively in 2007.
Kristin Anderson and Summer Zervos told their accounts separately.
Anderson, now a 46-year-old photographer living in California, told The Washington Post in an interview published Friday that she was sitting with friends at a Manhattan nightclub in the early 1990s when suddenly a man put his hand up her skirt. Moments afterwards, she said she recognized the man to be Trump. The two had not spoken or met before the incident occurred, Anderson said.
At the time, Anderson was an aspiring model.
Zervos claims Trump kissed her twice on the lips during a lunch meeting in his New York City office. On a separate occasion in Beverly Hills, she alleges he kissed her aggressively and touched her breast.
She later pursued a job within the Trump Organization and says Trump asked her to stop calling him.
The former “Apprentice” contestant shared her story in a press conference that was organized by her lawyer Gloria Allred, a women’s rights attorney and activist who has represented other women in high-profile sexual assault cases.
CNN has not yet independently verified Anderson or Zervos’ accounts. Trump spokeswoman Hope Hicks said in a statement Anderson’s account is a “total fabrication.”
“It is illogical and nonsensical to think Donald Trump was alone in a nightclub in Manhattan and that the alleged incident and recognition of Mr. Trump went unnoticed by both the woman involved and anyone else in this ‘crowded’ venue.”
Hicks also questioned the timing of Anderson’s allegations.
“Further, why is this just coming out now? She described the allegation as being ‘inconsequential at the time,’ but why then wasn’t it consequential when Mr. Trump announced for President, or when he won the primary, or when he headlined the convention — why is it just now, three weeks before election day, consequential? The answer is that this is clearly a political attack designed to tear down Mr. Trump.”
Trump disputed Anderson’s claim at a rally on Friday, calling her account “nonsense” and “false,” arguing that he rarely sits alone, even though Anderson never claimed Trump was sitting alone at the time of the incident.
“I was sitting alone by myself and then I went wah to somebody,” Trump said, motioning to his side as he attempted to re-enact Anderson’s account of his behavior.
Trump later responded to Zervos in a statement Friday, saying he “vaguely” remembered her.
“When Gloria Allred is given the same weighting on national television as the president of the United States, and unfounded accusations are treated as fact, with reporters throwing due diligence and fact-finding to the side in a rush to file their stories first, it’s evident that we truly are living in a broken system,” Trump said.
The denial of Anderson’s claim is similar to ones the Trump campaign has offered this week as other women have come forward this week to accuse Trump of kissing or groping them without their consent. CNN has not independently verified any of these allegations.
The allegations, which have rocked Trump’s presidential campaign, emerged days after audio of a lewd conversation in which Trump bragged in 2005 about kissing and groping women surfaced last Friday. Trump apologized for the words, but insisted in the second presidential debate Sunday that he never sexually assaulted women in the way he boasted about on tape in 2005.
The women who have leveled allegations of sexual misconduct against Trump this week have all said the publication of the 2005 tape and Trump’s denial in Sunday’s debate prompted them to come forward.
“When I heard the tape of the bus where he is describing how he is a star and he can just pretty much do whatever he wants and they let him and, you know, he can ‘grab them by the pussy … I was just like ‘wow, wow, that explains it. That explains what happened to me,'” Anderson told the Post.
Anderson’s allegation is similar to the story of Jessica Leeds, who told CNN’s Anderson Cooper — as well as The New York Times in a story published Wednesday — that Trump grabbed her breasts and tried to put his hand up her skirt during a flight in the early 1980s.
Zervos said Trump “grabbed my shoulder and began kissing me again very aggressively and placed his hand on my breast” during an encounter in Beverly Hills, when she met with him in 2007.
She was a former contestant of season 5 of “The Apprentice” and continued to see Trump as a “possible mentor” after she was “fired” from the show.
Trump denied these claims in his statement and said Zervos had contacted him as recently as April.
“To be clear, I never met her at a hotel or greeted her inappropriately a decade ago. That is not who I am as a person, and it is not how I’ve conducted myself. In fact, Ms. Zervos continued to contact me for help, emailing my office on April 14th of this year asking that I visit her restaurant in California,” Trump said.
The news conference was the first time Zervos has spoken to the press about her allegations against Trump. Allred said that she’s been contacted by more women accusing Trump of sexual advances.
“Many more women have contacted me. Will they be coming forward? I can’t answer this question at this time,” Allred said.
A People Magazine reporter wrote a story alleging Trump began kissing her without her consent in 2005 when the two were alone for an interview at his Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida. She was reporting an article on his one-year wedding anniversary to his wife, Melania.
Trump has forcefully denied all of these allegations and has argued that they are part of a conspiratorial effort to sink his campaign.