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20 January 2017 @ 11:49 pm
Good luck, Americans  
Eight years ago, I remember going to bed thinking that tomorrow would be better. This time, I know it will be worse.

I do not think that I will ever be able to forget that so-called Christian Americans chose to vote for a serial adulterer whose campaign was driven by racism and sexism and whose business record is littered with profits made at the excuse of the average worker, rather than a woman.

Goodbye, Obamas. You remain people to admire and I am happy I saw you in the White House. I will remember you constantly over the coming up-to-four years.

The only good news today is that they have found survivors in that hotel in Abruzzo. That is cheering!
 
 
 
Chiara Castelnuovo-McKenziecmcmck on January 20th, 2017 12:58 pm (UTC)
You'll need it for sure, but then so will we..............
(Anonymous) on January 20th, 2017 01:12 pm (UTC)
I'm heartsick. and wondering what is going to happen to us when the Republicans try to dismantle or do dismantle Medicare and the Affordable Health Care Act.

People who voted for him are just beginning to realize that Obamacare and AHCA are the same thing and don't want it dismantled; they like their insurance.

20 million people and all the seniors who will be left with nothing but vouchers and no coverage if they get their way.

We just have to keep fighting and being aware and staying alert and not getting apathetic or giving in to anxiety and fear or hate.

We can. I prayed for someone to be a leader and Mr Obama is one.

He's going to write a book. The people who hated him are going to try to destroy his legacy and his image and everything he accomplished but it won't work. There are too many of us who believe in him and what he stood for and his optimism for our country and democracy.

M Lyn
bk7brokemybrainbk7brokemybrain on January 20th, 2017 03:17 pm (UTC)
I'll take whatever luck we can. Thank you.
I'm so glad to see so much resistance already. The National Mall was empty for Drumpf's concert. There would be more people in a shopping mall on a weekday afternoon than at his celebration. I hope the sting of rejection hurts his feelings. He's disgusting.
sassy_catsassy_cat on January 20th, 2017 04:40 pm (UTC)
Thanks :)

We need luck and maybe a prophecy to correct the balance, because we're screwed.
Libbylibby_drew on January 20th, 2017 05:34 pm (UTC)
I kind of want to take a four year nap. Yuck.
excentric397excentric397 on January 20th, 2017 06:37 pm (UTC)
We're going to need a lot more than luck, I fear. 'Faux' christians, I call them. They follow the old testament, not the new. There is no Christ in the old testament, therefore they cannot be Christians, which means 'followers of Christ'. I keep trying to block the whole thing out of my mind, but it just doesn't work. I sign petitions, which is pretty much all I am capable of right now, and I am appalled that people, especially in government, are just standing by and seeming to give him a free pass. Some of the things he is doing are illegal, and no one is doing anything about that. No one. WTF, America? Seriously. Sorry, didn't mean to rant, but otherwise I'd have to run away screaming.
snowgallsnowgall on January 20th, 2017 06:44 pm (UTC)
Word.

I'm devastated right now, and having a hard time accepting reality. Most Americans did NOT vote for this guy, but many Americans will still end up dying because of him.

It helps knowing that there is still sanity left in the rest of the world. Stay strong.
fantasyfiend09fantasyfiend09 on January 20th, 2017 11:04 pm (UTC)
We will need all the luck we can get. Obama may have been flawed like every human being, but I never doubted his intentions, intelligence, and integrity. He listened. He was thoughtful. I always knew that his dream for America was like mine. He might not have all the answers, but he had the right goals. His heart was in the right place. I trusted him. How often can you say all that about a politician? My kids have only ever known his presidency and I loved that.

I am really worried about the next four years. But clearly our nation has some serious problems we need to address. Trump is a symptom of the illness festering within our nation. I would have thought it was impossible to take such a large step backwards, but we did. Now to take the steps forward needed to regain that lost ground.
khalulukhalulu on January 21st, 2017 04:12 am (UTC)
We need the luck, thanks. Going to a Women's March in my city tomorrow, and I know there will be many many there, but neo-Nazis are turning up on campus.

I heard Harry Belafonte speak over a year ago and he predicted a coming fascism but it is still hard to believe.
宝井かりん: ChigiMiyu - hey wifeytakarai_karin on January 29th, 2017 11:51 am (UTC)
Happy birthday, kind Brammers
Thank you for being a source of positivity in this bleak world. Hope you don't mind me posting a random non-fic post m(_ _)m

I hope you had a blast today, with lots of pampering from Mr. Brammers and other loved ones (>^ω^<)❤