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Please... [Nov. 9th, 2016|05:02 pm]
Tony Grist
Please, fellow liberals, less of the illiberality.

Try to understand why people who aren't liberals have voted the way they did. No-one is without reasons. No-one has a monopoly on virtue.

And please stop accusing Trump voters of racism and misogyny. It may be true of some. But not all by any means. Don't demonise your opponent. It just deepens the division.

Understand that this election was between two of the least popular candidates ever. There were good reasons for not supporting Hillary. Very good reasons.  Many will have voted for Trump as the lesser of two evils.

And try to rein in the fear and hysteria. Fear is disabling. You're only hurting yourselves.
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2016-11-09 07:06 pm (UTC)
Trump said some very inflammatory things- mainly at the beginning of the campaign when I don't think even he believed he'd win. The closer he got to victory the more statesmanlike he became. His acceptance speech was generous and conciliatory. As for what happens next we'll have to see.
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[User Picture]From: topum
2016-11-09 07:51 pm (UTC)
He said very inflammatory things, yes. And the media decided not to take it seriously but take it literally. The problem was that many people did the opposite: they did not take what he said literally but took it seriously.
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2016-11-09 08:15 pm (UTC)
I think Trump's run at the presidency started out as a stunt. He expected to make a splash and get chucked out early. He said outrageous things thinking he'd never have to follow through on them.
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