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Tue Jan 17, 2017, 09:09 AM

Call your democratic senators and congresspeople and demand they don't go to Trump's inauguration.

John Lewis is right in that Trump is not a legitimate President. Trump worked with Russia and cheated
by using "cross check" to steal the White House he should not be normalized.


From Paul Kruagman's NY Times article .... Standing up against Trump is Patriotic.

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/16/opinion/with-all-due-disrespect.html?smid=tw-share&_r=1

With All Due Respect.

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Now Mr. Lewis says that he wonít attend the inauguration of Donald Trump, whom he regards as an illegitimate president.

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By any reasonable standard, the 2016 election was deeply tainted. It wasnít just the effects of Russian intervention on Mr. Trumpís behalf; Hillary Clinton would almost surely have won if the F.B.I. hadnít conveyed the false impression that it had damaging new information about her, just days before the vote. This was grotesque, delegitimizing malfeasance, especially in contrast with the agencyís refusal to discuss the Russia connection.

Was there even more to it? Did the Trump campaign actively coordinate with a foreign power? Did a cabal within the F.B.I. deliberately slow-walk investigations into that possibility? Are the lurid tales about adventures in Moscow true? We donít know, although Mr. Trumpís creepy obsequiousness to Vladimir Putin makes it hard to dismiss these allegations. Even given what we do know, however, no previous U.S. president-elect has had less right to the title. So why shouldnít we question his legitimacy?

And talking frankly about how Mr. Trump gained power isnít just about truth-telling. It may also help to limit that power.

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Reply Call your democratic senators and congresspeople and demand they don't go to Trump's inauguration. (Original post)
Botany Jan 2017 OP
vlyons Jan 2017 #1
Botany Jan 2017 #2
jmg257 Jan 2017 #3
Botany Jan 2017 #4
triron Jan 2017 #5
jmg257 Jan 2017 #7
Wounded Bear Jan 2017 #6
triron Jan 2017 #8
kairos12 Jan 2017 #9
triron Jan 2017 #10
triron Jan 2017 #11

Response to Botany (Original post)

Tue Jan 17, 2017, 09:28 AM

1. Alas I'm in Texas

and all my representatives are T-party assholes

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Response to vlyons (Reply #1)

Tue Jan 17, 2017, 09:38 AM

2. At least call their office and tell them that working with Russia was treason

n/t

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Tue Jan 17, 2017, 09:58 AM

3. And when no repubs show up to inaugurate the new Democrat Pres in 2020? Who is that good for?

This downward spiral will never end.

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Response to jmg257 (Reply #3)

Tue Jan 17, 2017, 10:14 AM

4. Good God in butter

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This was a coup. If you aren't going to stand up now when are you
going to stand up?

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Response to Botany (Reply #4)

Tue Jan 17, 2017, 02:08 PM

5. I get exasperated as well with some of these

responses

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Response to Botany (Reply #4)

Tue Jan 17, 2017, 03:34 PM

7. I'll be standing up all week/end in DC in protest, but I am not a member of Congress.

I do understand the sentiment. But memories in DC are long. And constant playing of politics sucks.

I guess de-legitimizing trump's presidency as much as possible does make sense...we shall have to see how it comes back to bite us in the ass.

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Tue Jan 17, 2017, 02:28 PM

6. Sent mine an email saying "Thanks"...

he already declared.

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Tue Jan 17, 2017, 06:51 PM

8. Contacted my 2 senators in NM

Heinrich's office said they had been receiving a lot of calls

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Tue Jan 17, 2017, 11:51 PM

9. I did, and he isn't going.

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Wed Jan 18, 2017, 11:58 PM

10. kick for visibility

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Thu Jan 19, 2017, 01:29 AM

11. kick again

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