Anti-Trump Protesters March Nationwide [VIDEO]

USA Today reports:

Protesters took to the streets Wednesday in at least 10 cities to march against president-elect Donald Trump – and numerous college students and faculty leaders took to social media to announce support groups and even postponed exams.

Protests were underway in Chicago, New York, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Boston, Washington, D.C., Portland, Ore., St. Paul, Minn. and several other cities. An estimated 2,000 protesters shouted angrily in downtown Seattle, expressing their frustration at the Trump victory over Democrat and former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, who won 228 electoral votes to Trump’s 279.

Police in riot gear struggled to hold back scores of protesters in some of the cities as protesters chanted “Not My President” and “No Racist USA.” The protests were mostly peaceful. Seattle police said they were investigating a report of a shooting near the site of the protest in that city, but it may not have involved protesters.

In Los Angeles, protesters poured into the streets near City Hall and torched a giant Trump effigy, the Los Angeles Times reported. Later in the night, hundreds marched onto the busy 101 Freeway which brought the highway to a complete standstill. The California Highway Patrol and the Los Angeles Police Department —who urged protesters to remain lawful and peaceful — responded and were seen leading demonstrators away from the busy highway. At least 13 people were later arrested, LAPD Officer Tony Im told the Los Angeles Times.

  • Gustav2

    “in at least 10 cities”

    As long as Trump has the rural white vote, does this matter?

    • GayOldLady

      They’re getting ready to get a real taste of Trump America and they’re not going to like it.

      • Todd20036

        They’ll be glad their premiums drop when Obamacare is repealed.

        At least until they find they have to pay $20,000 out of pocket once they have a major procedure that is “covered” under their cheaper, crappy insurance.

        • canoebum

          Medical bankruptcy is coming back. People will lose their homes, their savings, their credit, their jobs, their lives. Many of those people will have voted for Trump. The GOP has absolutely no intention of doing anything other than returning to health insurance companies the right to print money, the right to decide who lives and who dies. The sick and dying can fend for themselves.

          • Todd20036

            Agreed. As I said before: the wealthy, and those lucky few with single payer insurance will be fine.

            The middle class will go bankrupt trying to stay healthy.

            The poor will die.

            And how much you want to bet this will affect the economy more than anything else Trump does?

          • BobSF_94117

            But on the bright side, I’m sure insurance premiums will go back down…

        • GayOldLady

          Trumps plan is a “health savings account”! Brilliant! As if health savings accounts help low income citizens to buy or afford healthcare. What put 20 million people on the ACA are the supplements and the widening of income eligibility rules to qualify for Medicaid.

        • Acronym Jim

          And premiums will rise unchecked. What seems to have been forgotten when it was reported the premiums rose 25% last year under the AFA, was that the premiums rose MUCH more than that prior to the enacting of the
          AFA. Premiums for my own employer-provided insurance rose 44% just before the AFA went into action.

    • Do Something Nice

      YES.

  • HKDaniel

    Too late you fucking idiots.

  • barrixines

    Good – I don’t know how the demographics skewed in your election but I am sure a whole lot of younger people have got a hard lesson here on how clicktivism does fuck all.

    • Tom000

      If you removed the 100 extra Electoral votes added because of conditions present 240 years ago, but not today, Clinton would have won by a landslide.

      • Todd20036

        That’s a pretty nice “if” that really isn’t applicable here.

        • barrixines

          I think it’s pertinent and maybe cold comfort. I take something from the fact that the popular vote was for Clinton. FTP in the UK delivers minority governments. A minority of the population voted for Brexit. Our democracies are failing to give the true voice of the people. It’s ironic though that we are told that Trump/Brexit are a protest vote about the system but actually those protestors are still the ones prepared to get out there and use that system.

          • Gustav2

            The difference is in four years we can get rid of our “Brexit shit”

          • barrixines

            I really think that is something important to hold onto even though you are going to have to strap yourselves in for the ride over those four years. I know it seemed apocalyptic yesterday but you can, and will, change this. But, going back to my first point, voter apathy really has to be addressed, particularly amongst young people.

          • lymis

            And PARTICULARLY in midterms. 2018 may be the most important midterm election of our lives.

  • Tom000

    I don’t know about any body else, but reading that other people are this pissed off too helps me a whole hell of a lot more than all the Xanax in the World. Thanks Joe.

    • vorpal

      The Xanax doesn’t hurt, though, right?
      I have seven boxes’ worth (comes in 30 pill boxes here) and it still doesn’t seem like quite enough.

      • Ragnar Lothbrok

        Sharing is caring.

        • vorpal

          Probably also illegal, but that just means you care even more. 😼

          I would still like to introduce you to my DCK.
          It packs a big wallop and many say it is a life changing experience.

          • Ragnar Lothbrok

            You said ” many ” say.
            But you didn’t say the Best of the many, so that gives me the concerns.

          • vorpal

            You’d take it and you’d like it.
            I seem to recall during my previous visit, your hole was quite hungry for my treat encased in latex.

          • Ragnar Lothbrok

            LOL ha ha ha, I remember saying ” I cant feel a thing ” !!!
            and then: Oh WOW ! & OMfG!!!!!!!!!

            ( we should have taken PICS*!#!!^@* )

          • vorpal

            I get that often.

            People think my tool looks small, but they find it hard like steel, and it does its job with respect to cracks to provide more than enough to fill you right up.

            It may start off a little cold, but I seem to remember you claiming that my emissions made you feel good and warm!

            Okay, people are definitely soon going to be clamouring for [email protected]@?! and we might get arrested for that!

            I was going to say that there goes all future intentions (negative -8002) that I ever had of running for president, but if Trump can pull it off, a morbidly obese crack whore with two teeth could do it.

          • Ragnar Lothbrok

            I can attest to what you say, But remember, there was a third party. Not sure of his political ambitions, though.

            Also, if you lose it, you can get another one in the mail.
            I’ve seen it done.

          • vorpal

            I have some serious questions for that third party candidate. While I liked that he seemed to advance some radical gay ideas, during his opening act, I wondered about his policy on drug reform.

          • Ragnar Lothbrok

            me too !

          • vorpal

            And P.S. to anyone else reading:
            These are all “inside” jokes.

    • tristram

      These demonstrations are all just mass self-gratification. They make the participants feel better because misery loves company. But Trump is laughing because they only gain him more support out in that sea of red on the map of our country.

  • Todd20036

    He isn’t our President. And this isn’t our government, or at least not the government the Founding Fathers would have wanted.

    I weep for the good people of this country. The haters, and the apathetic ones who enabled them can go rot.

    And fuck the MSM too. Even WaPo could have done better

    • MBear

      a government of white hetero male priviledge?
      no – this IS the government the Founding Fathers wanted.

      • McSwagg

        And this is exactly the reason the conservatives insist on Originalism in their reading of the Constitution. Originalism protects their privilege.

  • Enrico Webers

    Doesn’t matter. It’s futile. He’s got the White House and the entire power apparatus. For at least four years. I feel soooo empty inside.

    • Todd20036

      Technically, for 2 years, but it’s not like our base will GOTV in 2018

      • canoebum

        You’re assuming we won’t be in a shooting war with the Chinese and North Koreans by then. You’re assuming that when the Russians roll their tanks into the Baltic countries Trump won’t tell NATO to handle it themselves. Elections? Those will be the least of our worries.

        • Gustav2

          And America does not change presidents during the first years of a war. Trump reelected in 2020

          • lymis

            We still need to take the states so that we can do something about the inevitable gerrymandering after the 2020 census.

        • Acronym Jim

          Assad had better be very worried. It may appear that Trump will side with Russia in supporting the regime, but Trump has nukes and very little understanding of how they work. In trying to help, he could turn the entire region into radioactive glass.

          • canoebum

            Yeah, and us along with it.

          • Acronym Jim

            Granted, but I’m already very worried.

  • Rex

    And what good will it do? It will take years of Trump fucking up our country before people realize this huge mistake, and by then it will be too late.

    • Todd20036

      Venting is very cathartic. It’s what were are doing on this site, but on a smaller scale.

      As for the country, yeah, I got nothing.

      • Rex

        I agree. I’d join them if there were events near me. The good it does is allow people to express their displeasure, and I understand that. The reality is we’re stuck with him.

    • Treant

      In this case, given the Trump coalition, one year to two at the absolute outside (and I think two is vastly pushing it).

      These are not patient or forgiving people. They’ll be screaming at their Senators to block “traitor Trump” the first time he doesn’t get to build the wall or deport Rafael down the street who’s an American citizen.

      • Todd20036

        I disagree. I think they’ll blame us before they blame Trump.
        You’ll forgive me for being pessimistic

        • Treant

          Forgiven! It’s easy to deflect this one back–“You guys control all of the government. Bitch to them.”

          I think we get an extremely low and disgruntled Republican turnout in 2018.

          • Ninja0980

            I think you’re right in this case, especially since Trump got many Blue Collar Democrats to vote for him.
            They are going to want jobs ASAP and if they don’t get it, there will be hell to pay.

      • canoebum

        They’ll just go down the street and lynch Rafael themselves. Why bother Der Herr with useless protests while he’s out golfing?

      • McSwagg

        I really hope that ‘Raphael down the street’ refers to Raphael (Ted) Cruz. Please let it be so.

    • MBear

      They’ll still blame it on the black guy

      • Andrew Iverson

        Didn’t they keep blaming Clinton for all of Bush’s fuck ups?

        • TrollopeReader

          heck, they’re still blaming LBJ for the civil rights act ….

    • TrollopeReader

      which the good people of Kansas still haven’t figured out yet ….

  • bryan

    Sadly the line that summed this up for me was in a guardian article I just read : ‘The horror show has not even started, this is just the overture.’

    https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2016/nov/10/will-trump-destroy-america?CMP=fb_gu

  • Oikos

    My thoughts
    Drumpf will fuck up the economy. Of this I am fairly
    sure. I plan on buying nothing that is not essential for the next 4
    years. I will purchase food and items I need to live but nothing else. I
    hate to say it but only a severe economic downtown will help remove
    this fascist from office.
    It is not much but if all of us do it it may make a difference.

    • Todd20036

      Especially if the democrats put a white man up as their candidate.

      Yes, that is a very misogynistic and racist statement. And for the record, I hate myself for typing it.

    • Treant

      I already do that, and make everything I can at home (I’m the crafty and chemistry sort, though, so that may not work for everybody).

      I’ll be happy to give out tips for cleaning chemicals, laundry substitutes, and simple things you can do at home to save money (and time and resources, in many cases).

      • Oikos

        I’m sure I will be asking you fairly soon.

        • Treant

          Pro tip: Stock up on white vinegar. That stuff is good just about everywhere and it’s non-toxic.

          • barrixines

            Being self-employed throughout my life it’s always been feast or famine as far as income goes and damn the famine times teach you a lot about detaching your identity from that of “consumer”.

          • Oikos

            I already use that for the bathroom, etc.

      • jsmukg

        All of Treant’s Tips will be much appreciated. Seriously.

    • barrixines

      Good stuff. A point slightly leading off from this is stop supporting unethical corporations just because they’ve started patting gays on the head. Starbucks is the one that really grinds my gears. It is not activism buying a Starbucks coffee because they supposedly love the gays. Be appreciative of their support and buy a coffee in that local business that Starbucks have built two stores either side of to crowd out.

    • Randy503

      Yes, prepare for the next Great Recession. Doing economics is HARD. So, I’m sure their plan is to get all the easy stuff done first. That means all the social policies, and shredding the liberal state as we know it. Gutting the EPA, reversing gay rights, selling off public lands, all that is easy and is red meat to their base. That is what will come down first.

      Second will be the economics. After that, they are gone, but they at least accomplished all their social stuff.

    • tristram

      Of course he will fail to deliver on all his major substantive promises and will probably tank the economy, but that’s when he doubles down on social issues, repression and scapegoating. He can easily sail through the 2020 election with even more votes by blaming Dem. obstruction in Congress, the corrupt judiciary, the biased media, “elite institutions,” radical Muslims, hispanic “illegals,” “certain groups” who live in inner cities, atheists, abortionists, and eventually but inevitably, the gays and the Jews. The worse the economy, the greater our other problems, the better for him because it justifies greater power in his hands.

    • Jerry

      Same here…already booked a NYC vacation next summer, during pride, but nothing else. Almost every proposal from the orange baboon will cause a huge financial meltdown, and I’m moving money out of stocks before the end of the year. The one proposal–like Clinton–that would help is a huge investment in infrastructure, but that will get shot down in a GOP congress. They always have hundreds of billions to throw at new bombers that don’t work, but there’s no money to fill the pothole or fix the failing bridge.

      • Oikos

        Doing the same with investments. Cash is better in the future that is coming.

        • Jerry

          Oh, and my biggest money waster, after 38 years I’m going to finally quit smoking…I can put that $3300/year to better uses.

  • Cousin Bleh

    This was the only LOL I experienced yesterday…
    https://www.instagram.com/p/BMmAIgCFPDI/

  • Wesinoregon

    Maybe it will at least get under his thin skin.

  • bear on the peaks

    Where was the rage months ago when it was apparent Hillary was stealing the election from Bernie?

    • Blake Jordan

      Except She wasn’t though, a lot more people voted for Her in the democratic primaries than him.

    • Acronym Jim

      I voted for Sanders in the primary and helped him win Oregon. I guess someone with the Clinton campaign couldn’t locate their Beagle Boy mask in time to “steal” Oregon’s election.

  • LibreV

    Trump gamed the Electoral College. He held rallies in every single Rust Belt manufacturing town on the map and told them he wouldn’t allow their jobs to be sent to Mexico. That’s how he carried usually safe Dem states like WI, MI, PA.

    • Blake Jordan

      WI was greatly helped by all the voter suppression of gov. walker and the state gop.

      Same with gov. mccroy and the state gop of NC.

      • Ninja0980

        Yup, 300,000 people in WI were unable to vote.
        That certainly cost her WI.

      • Gerry Fisher

        On the one hand, I agree with you, and it enrages me that people died in the 50s and 60s to get rid of voter suppression tactics like this. On the other hand, this stuff seems to work only in super close elections.

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  • joe ho

    I hope people are turning off MSNBC and CNN. Don’t reward them and their he said/she said crap that gave Trump lies a megaphone. Likewise for the email obsessed NYT. Starve them.

    • Treant

      I hate to admit it, but I’ve been on Lifetime Movie Network, SyFy, and Comet since the election. I have no plans to look much beyond them until at least Thanksgiving.

    • Wesinoregon

      I did. I’m so sick of hearing those bobble-heads spin things back and forth without any facts. Mostly by Repubs who they let get away with it.

      • joe ho

        turn them off and tell your friends to do the same.

        • Mel Jones

          That is a counterproductive idea born of your anger at what has happened. It’s just like sitting on the internet flinging blame at people who voted for Stein. There is lot’s of blame to throw around. Find something positive to do. I donated to the ACLU for the first time ever last night. People are already up and out in the streets, join them if you’re able. It’s a good way to work off some of your frustration.
          You can have a sulk for a while if you need to. I think we all need to decompress. But I intend to be as informed as possible and do whatever I can to fight these evil motherfuckers. I don’t watch just anything. I pick and choose. I’m old but I don’t intend to sit quietly while a bunch of sadistic, hateful, regressive shitheads destroy the futures of my kids generation and the generation after theirs. And that is what will happen if we all just shut down in anger at the people who failed us.
          Sorry for the long rant but this is my first post anywhere since doomsday and I needed it. I love Joe My God and all it’s denizens. First stop every morning.

          • joe ho

            lol. who’s sulking? just don’t support bad journalism by watching it or reading it.

            but thanks for playing.

          • Mel Jones

            Way to be an asshole. Lash out at people who are on your side. Smart move. You said we should all stop watching any journalism not just bad. You said we should “punish” the media. This is anger at a situation you can’t otherwise control. It accomplishes nothing.

          • joe ho

            lol. you’re the royal asshole. where did i say we should stop watching any/all journalism? that’s in your overactive imagination. earlier i mentioned msnbc, cnn, and nyt. have your meds adjusted. you have major issues.

          • Mel Jones

            You’re right, I was mistaken to have feelings about what you said or what marginalized people are facing now. I will mind my own business. It’s not my problem.

          • joe ho

            Yes. Have your meds checked.

      • lymis

        It annoys me when the bobble heads spin things without any facts. It enrages me when they have the facts and completely ignore them.

        The whole media acted as though Trump’s business bullying and not paying his debts, flatly lying about the reason not to release his taxes, clear and documented ties to Russia, and the support by the fringes of the fringe who were telling even more egregious lies was just some sort of lark, while constantly repeating complete lies about Hillary’s email server. It was never illegal, it was a contradiction of an internal policy, and she seems to have actually released every email she was asked for – they never asked for her personal email, just the work emails. And yet, it was the primary news about the Clinton campaign.

        Lots of blather about Trump insulting the judge in his fraud case, but ZERO about the nature of the fraud in question. NOTHING about all the financing irregularities in his campaign including the long line of people who got stiffed along the way.

        I’d be frustrated and disappointed if Trump had won by telling truths and being transparent and mobilizing a segment of the population I disagree with. But a huge percentage of his campaign was based on documented lies that were treated as a spectator sport.

        “Ha Ha Ha, look at today’s list of fact checks” rather than “More proven lies from Trump.” And potentially major stories that we heard of here that never turned up in the mainstream ANYWHERE. Where was the coverage of the private server to the Russian bank? The affair that the Enquirer buried? The expose an Manafort?

        Huma Abedeen was married to a guy who has zero sexual filters. HUGE NEWS! FBI INVESTIGATION. LET’S TALK ABOUT NOTHING ELSE! Paul Manafort was in the pocket of the Russian government, and there were a couple of headlines and an “Oh, well, he quit, so nothing to see there, I guess, because there was another Wikileaks release of stolen emails!”

        • tristram

          You are just plain wrong. I don’t know what media you were following. MSNBC, WaPo, the NYT, the Boston Globe and others all gave continuing, very critical coverage to Trump’s tax situation, business and charity fraud , Russian connections, etc. They were the ones who dug up and published many of the Trump transgressions you adduce above. David Farenthold of WaPo produced an extraordinary series of investigative articles about Trumps fraud and fake charity.

          The problem is that Trump very cleverly and successfully delegitimized the ‘mainstream media’ in the minds of many millions of voters. You can read every word at Truthout and NationofChange and all the other sites, but they are never going to reach the masses. We need to support and encourage the likes of NYT/WaPo/MSNBC – if they go down, we’re done.

    • bryan

      I unfollowed and refuse to watch anymore News-tainment … They treated him as a viable candidate. He controlled the media from day one.

      • joe ho

        urge others to do the same.

    • GayOldLady

      I disagree! We can’t withdraw from NEWS outlets. We have to hold these outlets accountable for good reporting. If we walk away from Newspapers and Cable News then Trump wins again. We have to write Letters to the Editor, send emails challenging their complicity in this travesty, use Social Media to hold them accountable for not adequately exposing Trump during the primary. If we lose investigative journalism or if they’re compromised by us disappearing from the dialogue our Democracy will fail.

      • joe ho

        I disagree. You can write to them to complain, but as long as you’re tuning in or clicking them you’re rewarding them and they have no incentive to change. Starve them and they’ll change or disappear.

        • GayOldLady

          If the Press disappears or becomes co-opted by Trumpsters, we’re screwed completely. Every Newspaper, every News Outlet will become Breitbart and Fox News. Surely that’s not what you want because that’s what the Press is in Russia, Cuba and many other places with Authoritarian Governments. It should be our mission to hold their feet to the fire and our Governments feet to the fire to keep them free. And don’t forget, Every Major Newspaper in the Country Endorsed Hillary.

          • joe ho

            As long as you’re tuning in, you’re not holding their feet to the fire. They make their decisions based on ratings.

          • barrixines

            I think you’re completely right. The American mainstream media is still one of your biggest weapons and now you have to force it to act responsibly. It is absolutely the opposite to the situation in the UK where they have an out of control right-wing foreign or non-dom owned Press who are the ones currently cheering the Brexit mobs on. Your media has really let you down in the way they behaved during this election but they are still for the moment pretty much on your side politically.

      • lymis

        You can do that. I think we’d get a better response, given that what is, is, by writing them and demanding that they become journalists again and start reporting on what’s actually going on now.

        He’s been elected. Sucks. But if they bow under now, and Breitbart and the White House Press Secretary are the only sources of information on what they are up to, we really are screwed.

        They fucked up. They should be ashamed. But blame is pointless unless it’s leveraged into turning them into actual journalists.

        • Gerry Fisher

          Many of the same journalists who screwed up while reporting about the run up to the Iraq War?

    • GayOldLady

      If you want to walk away from something start with FaceBook which is nothing more that sulphur pit of vile bigotry and hate.

      • McSwagg

        I never understood the draw of FB. I don’t care to share my personal and private life with the world, nor do I really care about gossipy details of others’ lives. To me, FB exacerbates juvenile thinking. I feel the same about all the other ‘social media’ platforms, like Twitter, Instagram, etc. I’m not against technology. It’s just that ‘social media’ has no redeeming value. ‘Social media’ makes people anti-social.

    • Clive Johnson

      We got rid of our television years ago. I revile the corporate media on a regular basis in a variety of forums. Fuck them. They sold us down the river for advertising dollars.

    • tristram

      Those three media outlets are going to be our main allies in trying to mitigate the pending disaster. We need to support them to the max. That said, I think their coverage of these demonstrations (like this post by Joe) are click/viewbait and counterproductive. Rachel and the others were sitting there last night breathlessly switching in and out of the various cities and hoping for something to start burning somewhere.

      And what’s the purpose of all this? As far as I can see, it’s a massive circle jerk. Where was all this energy before Tuesday? How many of these people even voted (for Hillary, not Gary, Jill or Harambe), let alone campaigned and donated ?

      I think that Trump/Pence/Bannon see these pictures and laugh – knowing that this solidifies and magnifies their support in that vast area of red on all those maps.

  • Butch

    Did they vote? I have the “Pottery Barn” response to anyone who didn’t vote or voted third party – you broke it, you bought it.

    • Andrew Iverson

      So much this. Protesting does fuck all at this point.

    • CottonBlimp

      Can we stop this asinine question? Yeah, I think if they’re not too lazy to get out and protest, then they’re not too lazy to go vote. Lots of young people didn’t vote, but that’s not the sort of people who go to a political protest.

  • MonochromeMouse

    seriously, there are completely legal ways to stop him from becoming president. the electorates can change their votes, in most states they do not have to vote their states winner but almost always do, if we can get just 3 swing state’s electorates to change their vote then clinton wins like she should have, if you do call make sure to point out that clinton won the popular vote by 200,000 more votes nationwide.

    • There are no legal ways to stop Trump from becoming President. Citizens cannot change votes, and faithless electors in the electoral college are a rarity, there have only been 157 in the two centuries of our republic. Hillary has already conceded. The only undeclared state that could conceivably come her way now is Michigan, but that does not look likely. You are right in one thing, the Republicans are using the word mandate to describe Trump’s victory as if it is a landslide — when, in fact, he lost by 225,000 votes —– which is hardly that. I wish what you are saying is true– and we could have a do-ever election or recall our President — but there is no provision in the constitution for this.

      • MonochromeMouse

        yeah, it’s a long shot but the people living in the swing states have the opportunity, how ever unlikely it is, to stop this before it starts. this election will be historic and it will not be for any positive reasons, wouldn’t you want to be able to look back on this and say that at least the good people put up a fight.

      • David Walker

        And an amendment is not bloody likely in the next four years.

  • bambinoitaliano

    Appropriately from the opening scene of last night Arrow.
    https://twitter.com/CW_Arrow/status/796563029974364160

  • GayOldLady

    I’m glad the protesters are having their voices heard, but I can’t help but wonder how many of them voted. Of course these protests are in mostly Liberal cities that voted for Hillary, even those that happened in the Southern cities, but in the end it’s about Voting. When the rednecks and wood warriors come out at higher rates on election day than do city dwellers, this is the result.

    In case y’all haven’t seen it here is Trump’s Contract on America, first 100 days plan. Very scary. Especially the plan for schools, taxes and healthcare.

    Congratulations all you Wood Warriors & Rural Refugees, You bought this pig in a poke and now you get to feast on it’s rotten carcass
    https://mgtvwbay.files.wordpress.com/2016/11/trump-first-100-days-plan.pdf

    • bambinoitaliano

      Essentially it ‘s make America dumber and dumber policy so they can control the masses. The same way the backward countries uses religion to herd the crowd. When people are stupid and ill and living in poverty, they are shackled for life.

      • GayOldLady

        Exactly. His plan is taking money from public education and sending it to Private schools, religious schools, Charter schools, even home schools. Public Education will be destroyed or so undermined and underfunded that elementary & HS education will be out of reach to many low income families. This has been their plan for decades, but now they have both Houses and the WH and will be able to do it.

        • Ninja0980

          Yup, make the people dumber and they will do dumb things.

    • Randy503

      I’m absolutely sure only a fraction of them actually voted for Clinton. If they didn’t vote, or threw their vote away with a third party, then frankly I wish they would shut up. I’m just as angry at them as I am at everyone else right now, and I don’t need a lecture from some ass as to why his vote for Jill Stein was about principle or sending a message.

      To those millennials who failed to vote for Clinton: You will lose your health insurance from your parents because the ACA will be gone. Does your mother or father have a pre existing condition? They won’t get health insurance either. Sorry, you’ll have to take care of them now. Hoping for a job? Plan on another big recession by the time you graduate, because this crowd is just itching for a trade war with China and Mexico.

      Oh, are you concerned about your future? Under the Trump plan to cut taxes on the rich, the deficit will grow much more than under Clinton’s plan. So yes, you will have to deal with it in your middle ages when I am dead and gone.

      Climage change? The environment? Consumer protections? hahaha! This crowd has the daggers out on that. Expect more mining on public lands, and zero efforts to combat the hoax of climate change. So actually, you won’t have to worry about the deficit in 20 years — the planet will be fried by then.

      SCOTUS will tilt rightward for another generation. Goodbye gay rights and women’s rights. We will be deemed to have no rights under the constitution.

      Thanks guys. You just screwed over the future of America. All because you wanted to “send a message to the democrats”

      • GayOldLady

        The idealism of young people make them more vulnerable to mistakes than older folks and remember it was OLDER folks, mostly Gen X’ers, who put Trump in office. Most Millennials who voted, voted for Hillary. It’s also important to remember that our youth will experience the pain of a Trump presidency even more than the rest of us and they are our future. Today I applaud them for taking to the streets to protest Trump. They need to keep the movement going. I can’t join in on their marching, But I can do a sit-in and I’m up to it if/when they organize it.

        • David Walker

          May I sit beside you, please? I actually have some sitting advantages: I’m decidedly fat (I passed “plump” years ago) and can take up a lot of room, and my cop requirement is at least 2, maybe 3. And, as Nina Simone suggested, “go perfectly limp.” You use what you got.

          • GayOldLady

            Of course you can sit by me David. And one cop could drag me away easily so I might call on you to help anchor me a bit. FYI…I sat in before during Vietnam, so I know the abrasions that happen when you resist by going limp. We better wear a sturdy pair of jeans.

          • David Walker

            That’s why god invented them.

      • Tiger Quinn

        I am not taking their side, but go back ten or twenty years and try to remember what you cared about. I barely remember registering that politics existed when I was young. I didn’t even notice recessions. 46% of them did not vote.

        • GayOldLady

          Well I am taking their side…..They don’t have our life experiences so if they voted 3rd party or didn’t vote it’s because they didn’t fully understand that elections have consequences. But Gen X’ers and Boomers have no excuse whatsoever for voting for Trump, except the obvious reasons associated with fear and bigotry that Trump made the hallmark of his campaign.

          My 31 year old Granddaughter texted and phoned me all night election night and into the next day she was so upset that Hillary lost. My 30 year old daughter (adopted-grandchild) has been calling me relentlessly she’s so upset. I’ve tried to tell them both that they did their civic duty by voting, but that the real battle starts now. Millennials are ready to take on Trump which we just began to see in last nights demonstrations. I hope they endure because staying with it makes all the difference, as those of us who protested during the Civil Rights movement and the Vietnam war era can attest to. Stay the Course. Four years passes quickly.

      • GayOldLady

        This is how millennials actually voted overwhelmingly for Hillary

        http://www.popsugar.com/news/How-Many-Millennials-Voted-Hillary-Clinton-2016-42686500

      • CraigNJ

        Here’s one you missed, kiss good bye to legal recreational pot in the states that have it. Remember Trump will be the law and order president and he will surely order his DEA and FBI to put and end to the lawlessness in “certain” states.

    • SoCalGal20

      HAHAHA FUCK YOU TRUMP

      I see he wants to remove all federal funding from “sanctuary cities”, which… isn’t an actual thing. Not that that will stop them. I would love to see which cities are on that list. San Francisco is probably #1.

      Anyway, convenient way to stick it to cities that didn’t vote for him.

      • Acronym Jim

        San Francisco IS a sanctuary city…for wealthy techies.

  • sdbpacnw

    I posted last night on my Facebook page, from Philly. Leaving Temple U after a long day of teaching, I joined a large group of students making me proud. The young people of this country are not much in the mood for reconciliation.
    https://www.facebook.com/SaraDavisBuechner/

  • olandp

    This reminds me of a movie I once saw, but I can’t remember what it was. I remember a scene when Bob Newhart, playing an extremely unpopular President, was riding in his limo with a dummy mounted on top of it waving to the people. The people on the street would hurl insults and rotten vegetables at him.

    • olandp

      Looked it up on IMDB, it is called “First Family” and stars Gilda Radner.

  • Philly Mike

    I would like to know how many of the protesters voted for Stein and Johnson and now regret that decision.

    • REBELComx

      A Facebook friend of mine who was downright fanatic in his support of Stein is actually calling the protestors stupid. When I commented that there are probably Stein and Johnson voters among the protesters, he deleted my comment.

      • IamM

        Wha? Stein said Trump would be better than Clinton because he’s so bad it would provoke a left wing revolution leading to a homeopathic paradise, but now protesting against Trump is stupid?

        I know protests and rallies aren’t enough on their own, and no doubt some of them are stupid but a Stein voter is in no position to insult anyone’s intelligence or political savvy.

    • What do you mean? I betcha Susan Sarandon was partying her butt off, drinking expensive Chardonnay from Napa, and probably smoking some very nice weed at some tony West Side Los Los Angles party celebrating the demise of Hillary Clinton — what are you talking about? I betcha the Stein bunch is much happier with a Trump than a Clinton! they see it as a recruiting opportunity! And they can sit around and say “I told you so!” for four entire years!

  • Bill_Perdue

    Trump was one of two major party right wing candidates who ran for office – Clinton was the other one. Of the two Trump was more honest about his despicable racism and his pandering to workers who standard of living plummeted under Carter, Reagan, the Bushes, Clinton, that main culprit here and Obama. Trump won pandering to working class rage. Clinton lied and tried to hide her racism and her support for the banksters program and lost.

    Trump, as these nationwide demonstrations show, is going to be the object of large scale anti-racist and pro-union, pro-worker demonstrations and organizing. They’ll be all the more explosive as his working class voter base among workers realizes that they, like people who voted for Democrats, have once again been lied to and bamboozled.

    Trump was elected on the basis of widespread rage about declining conditions in the standard of living and he can’t, and more importantly, won’t do any anything to raise our standard of living. He won’t be an American Peron, he will be an American Thatcher, the object of vilification and opposition that we haven’t seen since the pig Johnson escalated the war in Vietnam and began murdering people like Malcolm X.

    It’s on. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/f5f716a40f68bccc4aa02c1624c3e185fd908a51b0c782b1ae6b9ab2b1d96816.jpg

  • Dreaming Vertebrate

    The orange, sexist, racist fascist is NOT MY PRESIDENT!
    Never will be! He’s Putin’s Puppet!

  • A brit

    It’s a bit late now, this vote, exactly like Brexit has been 40 years in the making and it’s both parties collective fault.

    The Michael Moore speech where he explains why many downtrodden whites in the rust belt who don’t even really like Trump will vote for him is spot on. Many are not voting because they want Trump at all. They just want to send the world’s biggest fuck you to Washington, the media, the rich, Wall Street and everyone else they feel has ignored them since the neo-liberal consensus began under Reagan. Trump is a human hand grenade they could all throw in the face of the “establishment”. They hate the establishment so much they voted for the orange buffon just to spite it.

    The same happened here in the UK with Brexit, working class people, loads of once Labour voters, many feeling downtrodden and ignored, turned up in huge numbers to just give a massive kick to Westminster, the media, banks and anyone in authority.

  • lymis

    And, of course, the same Trump folks who all announced that if Clinton won, they would get their guns and take to the streets are declaring that this is somehow something uniquely un-American on the part of Democrats.

  • I think all these protests are great. At 12:00 noon, Friday, January 20, I think everyone should stand in protest for a one minute moment of silence — or something else — we can have some sort of mass participation event– when Trump assumes office. Maybe people around the world can join us. BTW I do not think shutting down freeways is a good thing to do— commuters have miserable lives as it is and should not be punished for the election.

    • McSwagg

      It has to be something more substantial than a one minute of silence protest to get the attention of the media because all of the media will be focused on the inaugural celebration.

  • William

    OT – somewhat. NBC has again delayed broadcast of the Trump inspired episode of Law and Order SVU. It was originally set to air before the election. The airdate was rescheduled for after election day.

    http://www.spin.com/2016/11/nbc-has-delayed-the-donald-trump-inspired-law-and-order-svu-episode-indefinitely/

  • jsmukg

    Keith Olbermann: “The terrorists have won, but we shall NEVER SURRENDER.”
    Remember that, dear friends.

  • Chrissy

    You just know half of them didn’t bother to vote.

    • Jean-Marc in Canada

      That’s the truly infuriating and completely ironic part of it all.

  • rabbit_ears

    I’m lost. You’re protesting democracy? If Hillary had won it would be the same? This seems crazy.

    • CraigNJ

      If Hillary had won the protesters would have been armed with assault weapons

      • rabbit_ears

        No, the point is protesting an electoral result (by either side) is ludicrous. Unless you have actual proof that the results were somehow rigged, what is the point of protesting? You can’t change the fact unless you upend the constitution, and every electoral law.

        Now when Trump takes office and does something absurd, then protest is valid, but protesting the result of the election is just dumb.

        • Yann

          They are protesting because they realize that for a democracy it’s unfair that the candidate that won the majority of the vote loss the electoral college so the presidency. It’s also their right to express their anger so I support their right to protest peacefully.

          It’s also a reaction following the discrimination that have been report from around the country in the last 2 days.

  • James

    Great. He should be protested constantly wherever he goes and whatever he does.

  • Orly

    And how many of them voted for Hillary? The bed has been made, now sleep in it.

  • Yann

    Since I’m an outsider, maybe I’m looking at this with a more critical view, but it’s not the first post that I see lot of people that attack the protester for not voting Hillary : They are from big city that have voted democrats, You don’t know who vote or not, in these crowd there is probably some non-citizen, some “felons”, since there are millions of them from the PIC, that can’t vote.

    I thought that here in particular you would understand the fear and distress that a lot of them are living. If you listen and read, there is a lot of children that are suffering following the hate orgy that was this presidential campaign. So support there right and don’t put them down for protesting as a way to cope with this bullshit. (It’s better than drinking into oblivion…)

    • Yann

      Also, I’m consider a millennial, so I understand the way they feel. We are the first generation that will receive less advantages than the precedents generations. We are also the generation that will have to live with the consequence of bad policy. Climate change is one of the biggest point that millennial look at. And we know that we’re fuck with a denier in the WH. It’s also a fact that our generation will be one of the most educated but also the one with the less chance to have a stable job and even an house.

      So a lot of that is that my generation don’t have representation in media and in politic to make people understand that the worst thing we see, most of the time we vote more progressive than the older generations and it destroy the small trust that the youth have in the media and institution.

      What they feel and what we also feel in Canada, it’s that while the boomers and Generation X were making their life better by the rising economy, we will be the one without good healthcare and without social net left for us to grow old.

      • Yann

        Sorry for the long post, it’s just a subject that I take very seriously. And also I hate seeing this divide on the Democrats side, the only thing that I see right now, it’s people accusing each other for the lost, but not wanting to address the deeper issue.