November 11th – 2016 Presidential Election – Open Discussion

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1,438 Responses to November 11th – 2016 Presidential Election – Open Discussion

  1. EJ says:

    The other day we were talking about Dodd-Frank and Glass-Steagall. I saw that Trump did not want to fully repeal Dodd-Frank, but just part of it. I bet this will not make all of the GOP happy. I think this may be his first step in negotiating the trade off (D-F for G-S reincarnated). I can’t imagine he would really want to keep all of the regulatory crap in D-F. At the same time, I can’t imagine he will want to let Wall Street off the leash.


  2. Jimmy Jack says:

    I don’t think it is an accident the fake Hillary hiking photo and Chelsea running for office leaked store came out at the same time. Constant lies.

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  3. Concerned says:

    I had been quite open at my workplace about my support for Trump. I didn’t have any political stuff in my cube, didn’t wear any, and didn’t approach anyone about the topic. But if someone was talking to me and asked my opinion, including directly asking who I was voting for, I didn’t hesitate to say I was voting for why and supplied all of the reasons, both pro-Trump and anti-Hillary.

    I just realized that only ONE person of probably thirty who knew I was voting for Trump actually said anything to me after the election. That one person was anti-Hillary but not exactly pro-Trump and I don’t know who he ended up voting for but we’re in Illinois so it didn’t matter very much, Hillary won easily here. All of the rest have been completely silent.


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  4. James F says:

    Sidney Blumenthal claims ther was an FBI coup in video interview with dutch press!

    Liked by 1 person

    • Sherlock says:

      Yes, that is the new narrative they are pushing. This makes it absolutely crucial that Trump appoints a special counsel or just has her indicted by DOJ. If we don’t, they HRC and the media will scream forever that Comey caused her to lose when there was no crime committed. Only way to nip that is to follow through, complete the investigations, and indict.

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    • Concerned says:

      I really want to post a video of cockroaches scrambling when a light is turned on, but I’m afraid I’ll have nightmares tonight.

      Liked by 1 person

  5. StormyeyesC says:

    Seattle employees ask for REDUCED hours so that “jacked-up” minimum wage won’t cost them subsidized housing: 
    Gee, who could have seen this coming…? 
    Now this is downright funny. They scream for a higher minimum wage, then, when they get it they complain because they make too much money to qualify for the free stuff, go figure.  By jacking up minimum wage, Seattle has provided a valuable lesson in liberal economics.
    The plan has now backfired. 
    Nora Gibson, executive director of Full Life Care, told Seattle’s KIRO 7 TV she saw a sudden reaction from workers when Seattle’s phased minimum-wage ordinance took effect in April, bringing minimum wage to $11 an hour. She said anecdotally, some people feared they would lose their subsidized housing so they have asked that their work hours be reduced to remain eligible for all government subsidies. 
    It doesn’t stop at $11/hour. The law puts it up to $15 starting January 1, 2017, they will have to reduce their work hours even more to remain eligible for handouts. Good thing the minimum wage wasn’t raised even higher, most would not work at all, they prefer to be spoon fed and remain on the government plantation.
    So now workers work fewer hours, but for the same take home pay, business’ labor costs increase so prices increase, buyers (workers) pay more and no one is better off.  
    Remember free market capitalism? Under that system, the harder and smarter you worked, the higher your standard of living. But that was found to result in income inequality, so now we have a system where wealth is bestowed by bureaucrats, and working harder doesn’t always make sense.
    Just a little bit at a time until America is gone!

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  6. fedback says:

    Here’s to victory

    Liked by 5 people

  7. marliese says:

    Does anyone know which parts of Obamacare he wants to keep?

    Liked by 1 person

    • lawrencepaul1 says:

      Pre existing conditions and kids on parents plan till 26


      • paulraven1 says:

        Hmm. The pre-existing conditions mandate is what raised premiums and had insurers fleeing.


        • marliese says:

          My thoughts exactly.


        • booger71 says:

          Right now the pre-existers are out in everyone’s else’s pool. Trump mentioned that they should have their own high risk pool. Most people without health care insurance just stayed on Medicaid anyway.


          • Trump’s got some great health care advisors! Putting all the people with pre-existing conditions into their own pool worked out extremely well in North Carolina before Obamacare.

            One of my students wrote about the North Carolina pool in a pre-Obamacare essay. She had moved with her family from New Jersey to North Carolina and she had a pre-existing condition — severe asthma which prevented her from being on her parents’ plan in North Carolina. Here’s what she wrote:

            “New Jersey had state insurance regulations that didn’t allow companies to charge different levels based on pre-existing health conditions. This led to higher prices as the cost of insurance was averaged among all consumers, regardless of health. Coverage was widely available, but extremely expensive at $18,000 a year for a family of three. Also, there weren’t many options for individualized insurance programs….

            “We are far better off in North Carolina because of North Carolinas safety-net: a high risk health-insurance pool. North Carolina has allowed for free market insurance rates, but provided a safety net for those ejected from the system either out-right or due to exorbitant prices. Through this high-risk pool, North Carolina protects those truly in need of insurance and doesn’t require the cost to be spread over all health insurance, which would penalize the healthy people. Because this is a group policy rather than an individual policy, it spreads the cost and risk among all the unhealthy people in the plan. Additionally, families such as mine pay full-rate while those who cannot even afford the high-risk insurance are subsidized by the state. Even full-rate, the price difference between a regular private policy and a state policy is surprisingly large. I can now be insured for $2,000 a year which brings our family total to $7,000 a year, far cheaper than New Jersey. For me, this system of North Carolina is the ideal solution. It was this policy that allowed us to move to North Carolina when we might otherwise have been forced to remain long-term in New Jersey.”


        • lawrencepaul1 says:

          There are a
          lot of things that Mr Trump has proposed that he will not be able to do just as he hoped but he will adjust and work things out in the end.


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    • mysticrose80 says:

      See…and the way it was reported, it made it seemed as though he was backpedaling on his promise. I really hate the dishonest media 😡

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    • Dr. Emmitt L. Brown says:

      Same ones that have been in every GOP Obamacare repeal bill. Pre-existing conditions and children can stay on until 26.

      It’s a nothing story.


      • marliese says:

        OK, I have empathy with anyone with pre-existing conditions, however, there’s a difference between being born with, getting something while insured with another company and never buying insurance and waiting to have cancer to jump on. The latter would not be insurance and I’m sure Trump knows that.


  8. Michelle says:

    So much winning! It’s only been 3 days but already there’s so much improvement in the world.

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  10. TexasRanger says:

    Anti-Trump Protesters – They Want Our System ‘Destroyed’

    O’Reilly Goes Off on Anti-Trump Protesters Who Want Our System ‘Destroyed’

    Fox News Video Nov-10-2016:

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  11. 2old2worry says:

    Just wanted to say here that what saddens me the most about the last 8 years under Obama is the idea of what could have been. Obama could have done so much to heal this nation after such a long history of racial strife, which many would have welcomed and celebrated. Instead, he chose to intensify that divide and magnify the animosity. In a sense, he showed his true color–that of racial hatred. But I still grieve over lost opportunity–over what could have been. And now we move on and hope for a wiser leader. President Elect Trump, you are in my prayers. Lead us well.

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  12. Lucille says:

    Weekly Update: Judicial Watch Changed History – November 10, 2016
    “Donald Trump’s remarkable victory on Election Day is still sinking in.”

    Liked by 2 people

  13. Dr. Emmitt L. Brown says:

    Really good video of a muslim woman who voted Trump. She makes so many great points before being cut off.

    Liked by 1 person

    • paulraven1 says:

      I’m sorry I watched that. I vowed not to watch CNN again. That squint-eyed, condescending leftist b*tch Costello plays every pious and concern-trolling note. What I never see in any of these interviews is someone challenging the interviewer to cite their sources. Costello claims that “there are those who say that Donald Trump…” Journalists constantly do this. Really? Who said it? Make her cite a source. Stop the interview if necessary. Demand that they meet the basic responsibility of a journalist to corroborate their accusation.

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  14. Paula says:

    What do you all make of Trump saying He’s considering amending Obamacare rather than repealing it?


  15. SPMI says:

    I have nothing from The Treehouse since last night
    What gives?


  16. kinthenorthwest says:

    These are the people who are supposed to keep the peace .


    • auscitizenmom says:

      I love it. LOL

      Liked by 2 people

    • sunnydaze says:

      AWESOME T-Shirt!!!!

      Been thinking all day about that crazy b*tch in TX who abused her young son for voting Trump in the elementary school mock election.

      1st thought: Call CPS, punish her legally, whatever.

      2nd thought: when all that’s behind her she should file a lawsuit against the various MSM orgs. for spreading the lies that made her believe Trump was Hitler.

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  17. ajbenius says:

    Some people are saying that Trump is selling out based on what he said in some interview about Dodd-Frank and Obamacare. At first glance, it may look horrific, but if you’ve been following his interviews since 2015, it’s typical Trump-speak that can be confusing but really just means that he doesn’t want to be predictable or is analyzing all options. He uses the words “I’ll consider” or “I’ll look into it” a lot. Based on the team that he is assembling, I’m pretty sure that he will do his best to follow through with his campaign promises in regards to Obamacare.

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    • Cardinals82 says:

      Pretty much. Everything he has said now he has said in the past. Typical media doing what they do best…lie.

      Liked by 3 people

    • Alexsandra says:

      Some people? What people — or rather what kind of people? And why spread it further and then even bother to mention it, creating more doubt? Is it because you are “pretty sure” he’ll be man of his word — if you are confused, you should ponder before opining.

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  18. Brian Drake says:

    I thought I would retire my twitter account after the Trump win, but there is still so much fighting to do, I’m going to keep it running for a little while longer. I’m not tired of winning yet!

    Liked by 2 people

    • Alexsandra says:

      This morning I saw his twitter account had jumped to 14.5 million — about a million more than when I last went on it a couple days ago. Then this afternoon it was at 14.6 million. I’ll keep checking it every day as long as he has it. And 14.6M and counting are on it.

      Liked by 1 person

    • CO Gal says:

      How are the office harpies doing?


  19. Pam says:

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  20. Pam says:

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  21. MzMaryMac says:

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  22. Lucille says:

    If you’e not boycotting the NFL yet, now is the time. Goodell is a PC adherent of leftie causes and utterly repellent and reprehensible.

    I’m packing up my collection of team memorabilia and donating it to the humane society. As my Dem neighbor says, “What good is that going to do,” when I told him I was boycotting games and buying anything with the NFL’s name attached. What it does is MAKE ME HAPPY seeing their viewership go down by a sizable amount. Yes, indeedy! And I’ll try real hard not to peek and see how Trump-supporter Tom Brady (sigh!) is doing.

    “Roger Goodell: Donald Trump’s comments on women could hurt NFL efforts to curb domestic violence”

    Dang, this articke makes me mad!

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  23. MzMaryMac says:

    I love winning – so much fun!


    • Alex says:

      Hats off to our Founding Fathers. They must have been able to look into the future and know that their well-crafted Electoral College system would prevent the likes of Al Gore and Hillary Clinton from gaining control of this great nation’s highest office. Visionaries they were!

      Liked by 2 people

    • WSB says:

      Hillary has 15 million fraudulent votes. Let’s start with the 60K that tipped Virginia.

      What, at this point, does it matter?

      We need an audit.

      Liked by 1 person

    • California has 55, if that state has massive turnout but it isn’t a swing state it is already blue. The extra votes just add to the popular vote but don’t add to the EC. We live in a Republic not direct democracy – which is a huge pet peeve of mine when I hear liberals say democracy instead of republic – The EC system makes sense. I personally like the Maine system where it counts the Congressional Districts and the State.

      BTW, this guy probably doesn’t understand why we have a bicameral legislature instead of unicameral, but that might make his head explode.


  24. MzMaryMac says:

    Sorry-screwed that up – here is a screen shot of the tweet:


  25. sunnydaze says:

    The Facebook page for “Deplorable Deb, Reporting from My Basket”.

    Deplorable Deb is a New Yorker, Lesbian, (and seemingly?) Lifelong Republican.

    She’s what I can only describe as A Real Fan and I’m sure some here will really enjoy her page, which is pretty uplifting.

    She’s got a ton of old photos of Trump and family on their right now:


  26. MzMaryMac says:

    I have to share this and hope it comes through correctly. STRONG LANGUAGE WARNING! But I have never seen a liberal articulate so perfectly and passionately exactly WHY they lost. And it is brilliant. (P.S. Warning also that he hates Trump, which actually, in my opinion, makes it all the better!)

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  27. Katherine McCoun says:

    I know it’s popular to debate who President Elect Trump should appoint but what about spending some time talking about the next speaker of the house? That is something we can actually impact and have a say. Who do we want yo promote for speaker? We need to start calling our congressman on Monday as the vote and therefore the deals will start as they all arrive back in DC this next week.

    I started looking up who is the most conservative, who is expert in getting things done and relating to the media and who supported President Elect Trump early and faithfully?

    (Yes, I will type out President Elect Trump each and every time. He Earned that title and my respect as well as my loyalty!)


  28. blognificentbee says:

    Oh my, had to have a day to catch with my chores & errands, popped in here and feel like I have missed a month’s worth of news! President Trump’s administration is going to address things in an edpedious and strong manner. Hope i can stay awake long enough to catch up on all of the threads & coments!! Wow!

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  29. Honest Abbey says:

    Here’s a link to an article about that FAKE picture of Hillary hiking in the woods yesterday.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Honest Abbey says:

      This morning I told my husband that the picture was bogus – there is no way Hillary was out walking in the woods the day after getting SCHLONGED.

      He disagreed with me and said he could see her wanting to go for a walk in the woods just to clear her head because that’s something he would do. I reminded him that we actually live in the woods and we’re outdoors people. Our hobbies are hunting and fishing and Hillary’s hobby is knocking back a bottle or two.

      I said the picture was probably taken weeks, months or even years ago, but I hadn’t considered the obvious — that this girl and Hillary know each other. I was fooled thinking they were strangers.

      It’s unreal how dishonest some people are. Did this Margot girl think she wouldn’t get caught pushing this pretend story?

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  30. Timmy-the-Ute says:

    More from our favorite Lance,


  31. Went searching for another WWE clip and found this. This has the WWE take down. Clip must have been right after Iowa, but is funny to watch.

    take down

    what is to come in GOP & Hillary debates


  32. SPMI says:

    I have had no posts today!


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