I am a Democrat, but I didn’t support Hillary Clinton.
Feel free to ignore reality and blame me.
But if you want reality, listen:
Clinton stole the Democratic nomination from Bernie Sanders. He was always the better candidate against Trump, according to all polls. Yet despite this, the establishment hand-picked Clinton.
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When Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman-Schulz was exposed for colluding against Sanders, she resigned — yet Hillary immediately named her an honorary chair of her campaign.
This alienated progressives like me who chose to sit this one out rather than support a candidate who basked in the stench of her own corruption while standing on the heads of silenced Democrat voters.
Clinton usurped the democratic process by silencing my vote in the primary, yet had the audacity to ask for my support in the general.
No thanks. Never gonna happen.
I wanted a peace-loving, Wall Street reform-seeking, tax-raising-on-the-wealthy, people-supporting Democrat. Basically Bernie Sanders.
Ysasaga, Fort Worth
I hate to brag.
Wait, no, I don’t hate it that much.
At the beginning of the third year of the Obama presidency, when the Republicans took back the House and then the Senate, I said, “If this new crew of Republicans does nothing to awaken Obama, they can turn off the lights. The Party’s over.”
Sure ’nuff, now they might as well take the name off the door. President-elect Donald J. Trump and millions of “deplorables” just started unscrewing the bolts to that sign.
What it has been is no more.
Roger Latham, Haslet
From this day forward, President-elect Trump must be held responsible for every word he speaks, every fact he cites, every policy he proposes that he claims will make my life better as an average American.
And can we agree, my fellow Americans, that Vladimir Putin is not our friend?
Trump must be right. The election was “rigged.”
How else could he have won?
Did you hear the people speak at the voting booth Tuesday? It was loud and clear.
We, the American electorate, are intelligent. We do not need the print or broadcast media telling us how to vote, be it conservative, liberal, or otherwise.
Paula Mackey, Fort Worth
I have voted in every presidential election since 1972, and I’ve only voted for three people who won. I did not vote for just Democrats or just Republicans, but rather a mix.
With the defeat of so many of my candidates, I never felt ashamed of or afraid for my country. This time I feel both of those emotions.
Our country has sold her soul to a fascist, sexist bully. Donald Trump was right about one thing: If you’re rich enough, you can get away with anything.
Hillary Clinton was hardly the ideal presidential candidate, but her shortcomings pale in comparison to the bigotry and sexism of Trump.
Reasonable, decent Republicans, of whom there are many, helped elect Donald Trump by not voting or by holding allegiance to party above commitment to the welfare of our nation.
For those who supported Trump because you want to “make America great again,” I can only believe that to you “greatness” means having control over other people, forcing them to act, live, worship as you see fit.
I am sadly reminded of Thomas Jefferson’s words, “I tremble for my country when I think that God is just.”
Judith Myers Stricklin, Arlington
The silent majority finally said enough is enough. Our Constitution will continue to be the blueprint that other nations envy and the cornerstone that makes America the greatest country in the free world, with no apologies.
On Tuesday, America played a deadly game of Russian roulette and lost.
Ed Holloman, Fort Worth
Donald Trump was elected president. For those who continued to push illegal aliens, dangerous Middle-Eastern migrants, tyrannical political correctness and ever-expanding government control of our lives down our throats: Can you hear us now?
Daniel OConnor, Euless