Disappointment in America

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Hi everyone. I hope you’re doing better than me. I’m sure by now you already know who won the 2016 U.S. Presidential Election. I’m SO disappointed with the results! The results weren’t supposed to end up this way! I’m kind of at a loss for words right now but…all I know is that I’m really upset and disappointed! I stayed up until 2 or 3 a.m. watching the results online. After I found out he won, I was tossing and turning in bed. I immediately became sick to my stomach! Trump disrespects minorities, the disabled and women YET he gets to become the U.S. president! WTF? WHY? It’s sad people actually believe he’ll ‘Make America Great Again!’ He doesn’t even have a lot of political experience! He’s a complete joke and bully! He’s even allies with Putin! He sort of makes George W. Bush seem like an angel (the key words are sort of). This just goes to show that racism/bigotry are very much alive in the U.S. (more so than I actually thought!)! I’m pretty sure he isn’t going to do anything great while he’s in office. I’m trying to collect my thoughts but it’s not really happening right now. On a positive note, I’m glad I don’t have to see those stupid political ads for awhile. I’m trying to be as positive as I can but I don’t have much to work with right now. God, please help us all. According to Boom 92 Houston and 98.5 KLUC, here’s some reactions from a few celebrities on social media below:

“I was wrong. I thought America couldn’t possibly disappoint me more than it already had. But, I was wrong. RIP America.” Talib Kweli Greene.

“Once again America has continued to FAIL WOMEN, MINORITIES, MUSLIMS & IMMIGRANTS, LGBTQ, this is so disgusting.” Janelle Monae, Cindi

“I. Can’t. Breathe. Sitting up at 2:48 am trying to decide what to say to my daughter in the morning. This country, society is doomed.” Masta Ace

“Do not sit still. Do not weep. MOVE. We are not a nation that will let HATE lead us.” Katy Perry

For more reactions, click on this link or this one.

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44 comments

  1. Good point there! Thank you for your comment and for following my blog. 2016 has been a bunch of disappointments for me in general. I’m focusing on the positive as much as possible. Here’s to 2017 being a MUCH better year for everyone!

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  2. Disappointment’s a real bitch. It can sting like a poisonous injection. But you have all the power you need within yourself, don’t forget that! I’ve just finished a piece about dealing with disappointments and I hope it’s a helpful one! I think everyone was as shocked as you are, but there’s no one who can influence your life if you don’t let them!

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  3. I thought so too! Obama wasn’t the greatest president but there is no comparison with Donald Trump. Who knows what will happen once he’s in office? It’s a scary time right now.

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  4. I thought we were moving forward in America. When Obama became President, I was proud of our nation for looking beyond race. Now, the country has taken 2 steps back and it’s shameful to see that the American people want to be lead by an inexperienced and racist person. God help us all.

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  5. I wish they would get rid of the Electoral College! It would be better if the popular vote only counted. I’m really worried about what he’ll do when he’s in office. Hopefully nothing but I guess we’ll see. I read that California and Texas want to leave the country but it wouldn’t happen until 2020. Great! When he’s out of office!

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  6. I too am horrified that so many people voted for a narcissistic, misogynistic, narrow-minded bully for President! And once again, the Democrat won the popular vote, but our archaic Electoral College means a candidate with fewer popular votes will be President.

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  7. Excellent and passionate post Lisa!
    I feel you all the way! My daughter cried all morning. She asked, “How could people pick a president that teases handicapped people?”
    I did not have an answer.
    I’m dumbfounded!

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  8. I feel you as your Canadian neighbour this is not the America we thought we knew. I think these are hard times in the world from Brexit to Trump people are getting irrational and desperate.

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  9. well, you saw my post this morning so you know how I feel. part of me says to remember what people would be saying if Hillary had won. what made me extremely nervous was what people claimed they would do if Hillary won. what’s bothering me is this bromance between Trump and Putin.

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  10. Hi there and thank you for your comment! Lots of us are still pretty shocked over here too. The Brexit situation also sounds like a difficult thing to go through. I guess we’ll see what happens…

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  11. Shocked when I work up this morning in the UK to hear the US election result! Since the Brexit vote there has been a rise in hate fuelled violence and crime towards minorities and other nationalities and we haven’t even left the EU yet! Worrying times. Have also heard the people who voted to leave now regret doing so, but not sure how true that is. I never thought the majority would vote to leave the EU and I never thought the US would vote for Trump! The rest of the world watches with trepidation!

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  12. I agree, Keith. Clinton’s speech was good. I saw Obama’s too and it wasn’t too bad. I don’t know if I’ll ever like or have any respect for him. Maybe later it will blow over but not right now. Lol.

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  13. Lisa, it is disappointing, but we still need to come together and offer support to the President elect. Clinton’s speech was marvelous and showed the right tone. We need to look for common ground, like infrastructure investment, which both wanted and is needed. And, we need to civilly push back when we see issues important to us being not fully considered. Keith

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  14. It was not nice initially. Behaviours did change at first but they seem to have gone back to before. What has changed is cost of living as politically and economically there is still unease.

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  15. I’ll never like him nor do I trust him at all. A lot of damage has been done already. He’s a hateful human being and treats women like objects. Hopefully he gets impeached. I’m so so upset! I’m sure it will blow over in time but I don’t know.

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  16. Just about an hour ago I thought exactly the same: Compared to Trump George W. Bush looks like a harmless puppet! It is not to understand that someone who said with all his speeches and actions that he can impossibly be elected wins! Now we have to see. I hope that whatever he said in the campaign was more hot air and now that it is getting serious he starts to think and feel! But what is even more important is that the nation is not divided but faces this challenge together!

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