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Thu Oct 8, 2020, 09:10 PM

In all of my 81 years living in this country, I have never felt so unsure and just plain scared

about how my country is in the hands of a crazy person and his enablers. Even Nixon had those Republican senators who came to him in the White House to tell him the gig was up and he had to go.

Where are the people who will tell Trump?

Or have they told him and he rebuffed them?

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Reply In all of my 81 years living in this country, I have never felt so unsure and just plain scared (Original post)
CTyankee Oct 2020 OP
Skittles Oct 2020 #1
Squinch Oct 2020 #2
DonaldsRump Oct 2020 #3
Jim__ Oct 2020 #4
triron Oct 2020 #27
Laelth Oct 2020 #5
dixiechiken1 Oct 2020 #13
Laelth Oct 2020 #17
llmart Oct 2020 #19
dianaredwing Oct 2020 #20
OAITW r.2.0 Oct 2020 #6
Timewas Oct 2020 #7
CTyankee Oct 2020 #15
fierywoman Oct 2020 #16
dianaredwing Oct 2020 #21
Timewas Oct 2020 #22
Useless in FL Oct 2020 #8
Hekate Oct 2020 #9
StClone Oct 2020 #10
Catcar Oct 2020 #11
OneBlueSky Oct 2020 #26
Stuart G Oct 2020 #12
Arkansas Granny Oct 2020 #14
Chili Oct 2020 #18
c-rational Oct 2020 #23
Kablooie Oct 2020 #24
jimlup Oct 2020 #25
BigmanPigman Oct 2020 #28
Yavin4 Oct 2020 #29
Mme. Defarge Oct 2020 #30
Ohioboy Oct 2020 #31
Marius25 Oct 2020 #32
BarbD Oct 2020 #33
young_at_heart Oct 2020 #34
DallasNE Oct 2020 #35
marieo1 Oct 2020 #36

Response to CTyankee (Original post)

Thu Oct 8, 2020, 09:13 PM

1. take heart, CTyankee

I still believe America is stronger than Donald Fucking Trump but if there was any justice, he and the entire GOP would be stamped out along with that virus.

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Response to CTyankee (Original post)

Thu Oct 8, 2020, 09:14 PM

2. I'm with you, my dear.

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Response to CTyankee (Original post)

Thu Oct 8, 2020, 09:15 PM

3. We're all in this together, and we are going to win this and win our country back!

Peace and keep the faith. We're nearly there.

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Response to CTyankee (Original post)

Thu Oct 8, 2020, 09:24 PM

4. The only people who aren't scared are the people who aren't paying attention. - n/t

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Response to Jim__ (Reply #4)

Thu Oct 8, 2020, 10:51 PM

27. So true.

There are unfortunately far too many of those.

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Response to CTyankee (Original post)

Thu Oct 8, 2020, 09:24 PM

5. Yep. It's bad. I am not going to tell you that you shouldn't be scared.

I have never seen anything like this, and fear of the unknown is quite natural.

That said, 2021 could be one of the most liberal years in American politics (given the way things look now). Eliminate the filibuster, expand the SCOTUS, and we’re in business. It’s always darkest before the dawn.

Strength and honor. Love and light.

-Laelth

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Response to Laelth (Reply #5)

Thu Oct 8, 2020, 09:41 PM

13. Very well said.

And sweet jeebus in heaven, I hope you're right!

🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏

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Response to dixiechiken1 (Reply #13)

Thu Oct 8, 2020, 09:55 PM

17. Thank you.

All my instincts say we’re looking at a Biden/Harris landslide and liberal government in 2021. It will be a challenge to eliminate the filibuster, but it can be done if President Biden and Vice President Harris commit to it and TWIST all the necessary arms to make it happen—LBJ-style. Expanding the SCOTUS is a little tougher, but it can be done because it makes sense—the SCOTUS has too few judges to deal with its current caseload, and it would de-politicize the Court if it were expanded. A vacancy on a 21-member Court would not create the kind of political crisis that we now see when the Court has a single vacancy.

Give me those two things and the United States will soon make a huge, liberal leap toward achieving its declared destiny ... a land of freedom with liberty and justice FOR ALL (including economic justice).



-Laelth

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Response to Laelth (Reply #17)

Thu Oct 8, 2020, 10:22 PM

19. Now that was an uplifting post if I've ever read one!

And on that note, I'm turning off the computer and going to bed. There's been way too much chaos and bad news today and I want your post to be the last one I read.

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Response to Laelth (Reply #17)

Thu Oct 8, 2020, 10:29 PM

20. Absolutely

It was a different time but I sometimes miss those old Dixiecrat techniques.

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Response to CTyankee (Original post)

Thu Oct 8, 2020, 09:26 PM

6. Its always darkest before dawn.

It's gonna be one hell of a sunrise!

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Response to CTyankee (Original post)

Thu Oct 8, 2020, 09:29 PM

7. Well

I am only a couple years behind you there and I agree, this is the most frightened I have been in my 80 years...the part that scares me the most is I am too old to get out now..If it goes worse I am stuck now

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Response to Timewas (Reply #7)

Thu Oct 8, 2020, 09:46 PM

15. If I had the means I would really like to live in Italy for a while but the EU won't have us!

My mother, who was a veteran traveler well into her 80s would go anywhere and wanted to pack in as much travel as she could. She worked in the airline business and could get passes through an exchange system with her airline and others. She would be LIVID right now that she couldn't just up and go to Europe. She took me when I was 16 and didn't want to go but she dragged my lazy butt over there and I was glad she did!

But with Trump we're dealing with a monster and his capabilities for massive destruction is truly frightening. I'm paying attention and don't want to. I had to give up drinking wine because it was making me sick so I don't even have that bit of relaxation...

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Response to CTyankee (Reply #15)

Thu Oct 8, 2020, 09:55 PM

16. I lived in Italy for 8 years. They also have a lot of vitriiolic fascists.

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Response to CTyankee (Reply #15)

Thu Oct 8, 2020, 10:30 PM

21. one should always trust one's instincts

I retired and threatened to expat early in the Trump debacle. I didn't and now no one will have me. What a joke.

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Response to CTyankee (Reply #15)

Thu Oct 8, 2020, 10:32 PM

22. Hell

I have spent a lot of time traveling around the country here. I have some places I would like to go back to and some I haven't been to yet. Just don't really feel safe out on the road right now

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Response to CTyankee (Original post)

Thu Oct 8, 2020, 09:31 PM

8. I know ...

In all my 75 years I've never seen such fear...
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Response to CTyankee (Original post)

Thu Oct 8, 2020, 09:33 PM

9. I completely understand. It's unspeakable.

We’ve got DU, that much is true.

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Response to CTyankee (Original post)

Thu Oct 8, 2020, 09:35 PM

10. Things were too good and we forgot the basics

-Stock Market is not reality
-Vote! Otherwise what's happening now is what happens.
-Free Press does not mean a dis-informing, lying, propaganda, manipulating-it means verity, unbiased and sourced (if possible).
-Good Government does protect use from abuses by the powerful: who actively seek to use every asset available and extract wealth and externalize costs, losses, pollution, labor abuses and more. Big Government is needed to protect against big Corporations abuse.

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Response to CTyankee (Original post)

Thu Oct 8, 2020, 09:35 PM

11. It's always darkest before the dawn

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Response to Catcar (Reply #11)

Thu Oct 8, 2020, 10:50 PM

26. that's what Pete thought . . .

you know it's darkest before the dawn
but this thought keeps me movin' on
through all this world of joy and sorrow
we still can have singing tomorrows

Quite Early Morning - Pete Seeger

Questioner: So Pete, are you optimistic about the future?
Pete: Not really . . . but I'm hopeful . . .

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Response to CTyankee (Original post)

Thu Oct 8, 2020, 09:37 PM

12. I am scared too, but this country will survive..

If we stick together we will survive.

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Response to CTyankee (Original post)

Thu Oct 8, 2020, 09:45 PM

14. It keeps me up nights. I have a very small group of friends and family-friendly

to voice my concerns. We text and telephone a lot.

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Response to CTyankee (Original post)

Thu Oct 8, 2020, 10:11 PM

18. there is one consolation, one glimmer of hope

The whole country knows it now, what kind of fascist psychopath he is - except for his maniacal followers, who will slither back into the sewer where they came from. People can't stand him, they shut their ears to him, no longer believe his bullsh*t. Think of how stupid he is... suburban "housewives?" It's their parents dying of COVID. It's their children who can't go back to school. It's their teens and college kids marching in the streets and being tear gassed. It's their jobs furloughed or lost. Not to mention the rest of us, but he thought only they counted. Imbecile. His lunatic ass is going to be voted out of office. OUT.

Twenty-six days. Twenty-six days!

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Response to CTyankee (Original post)

Thu Oct 8, 2020, 10:38 PM

23. You are not alone CT. Let us continue to march ahead and hope and vote.

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Response to CTyankee (Original post)

Thu Oct 8, 2020, 10:42 PM

24. They are risking their lives and the lives of their families to show subservience to Trump.

By disregarding simple health recommendations so no, no one has told him.

They have all been truly brainwashed by the Trump cult. I don't know why but they have.
Covid may become Trump's version of Jim Jone's Kool aid.

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Response to CTyankee (Original post)

Thu Oct 8, 2020, 10:49 PM

25. they didn't tell him. They don't have spines.

the current republican party has no one with a soul. They can't act morally. It all hinges on November 3rd.

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Response to CTyankee (Original post)

Thu Oct 8, 2020, 11:07 PM

28. My personal silver lining is that I won't live much longer.

I found that out in Aug 2016. So I had that to deal with and I also had been saying for 1 year that tRump would win (I knew Americans are stupid, gullible and have the memory of a rock when it comes to politics). After the fucking moron won I said something I never said before in my life. "I don't feel safe anymore". I don't mind dying (really) especially now that my little dog and my dad died too. I am almost relieved that I won't have to live in a country that has such stupid, hate filled people voting for hateful idiots and greedy, treasonous enablers in all levels of our govt.

But...as long as I can do something to stop them I will. I will make phone calls to all GOP senators again and again, try to go to another protest, the Oct 17 Womens March over the new SCOTUS pick, and encourage others to VOTE! As a final activist statement I will go to DC (if I physically and financially can) if the fucking moron steals the election and I will not leave until he is dragged out of the W House. I will fight since I do love my country and am patriotic. Then I can die with pride and self respect.

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Response to CTyankee (Original post)

Thu Oct 8, 2020, 11:09 PM

29. Seek solace with FDR

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Response to CTyankee (Original post)

Thu Oct 8, 2020, 11:31 PM

30. Courage mon brave ou ma belle,

we have the smart people on our side!

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Response to CTyankee (Original post)

Thu Oct 8, 2020, 11:32 PM

31. I'm hearing you...

With an attempt to kidnap a governor in the news it's time to be scared.

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Response to CTyankee (Original post)

Thu Oct 8, 2020, 11:33 PM

32. I'm Jewish and LGBTQ

so this country is terrifying for me these days. I've been actively looking for other places to move to, but Israel is the only country I qualify for. I have no way to get to Canada or Europe.

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Response to CTyankee (Original post)

Thu Oct 8, 2020, 11:34 PM

33. Got my absentee ballot today.

Because I'm 82 and want to make sure I get this right, I'm going to slowly and carefully read the instructions. Fill it out and drive over to Town Hall where I will put it in the drop box.

I'm too angry and determined to allow the cloud of fear hovering over me to overwhelm me. We shall overcome.

I'm also going to buy the biggest chocolate bar I can find to celebrate.

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Response to CTyankee (Original post)

Thu Oct 8, 2020, 11:57 PM

34. I'm also 81 and scared

I think back to my first time to vote......John Kennedy. All the years since then and never once had the fear I have now. And we thought Nixon was the worst of the worst....little did we know!

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Response to CTyankee (Original post)

Fri Oct 9, 2020, 12:11 AM

35. Citizens United

In politics money is everything these days. Politicians are beholden to superpacs and the President, with an assist from the Senate leader, pulls the strings on who get how much money. Rock the boat and not only do you not get any money but you will get a well financed primary challenger. Money has completely corrupted the process. Oh, I'm your junior by 1 year.

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Response to CTyankee (Original post)

Fri Oct 9, 2020, 12:18 AM

36. Total Agreement

I'm with you CT yankee. I live in Minnesota and I am totally freaked out about what is going on. I feel so overwhelmed by all of it. It's enough to have to deal with Covid-19 but there is daily trauma from DJT and his co-horts...........Sad. We will get through this, tho.

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