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Jen Sorensen
© Jen Sorensen

I know I keep saying it, but the time to get our shit together is now. If there is going to be a silver lining from this election it will be because we (especially progressives) create it. We need to figure out our priorities and act on them. And we need some unity.



  1. ebdoug wrote:

    Well, his 71% lying is in full force, that he was the one who keep the Gen Motors jobs from going to Mexico. He’ll be lying for four year; yet none of the people who believe him are capable of going to politifact.

    Apparently there are a lot more false news stories on the Alt-Right sites than on the “progressive sites” I got one on my facebook and realized before I even checked “wait a minute, that isn’t true.” As I’ve said, he went back to being a Republican because he felt they were more gullible.

    And I’m proud of my red neck area. Gary Johnson go a lot of votes here.

    Saturday, November 19, 2016 at 3:58 am | Permalink
  2. Mike wrote:

    EBDoug: Depending on where you are, those Gary Johnson votes helped elect Trump.

    As for going forward, Democrats need to finally focus of city and state executive and legislative offices, carefully and publicly define what makes Democrats different than Republicans and tell the nation (as you’ve done Iron Knee) what Republicans do when given power. The 2020 census is coming and the Republicans currently control two-thirds of the state governments. That’s not a good recipe for regaining the House.

    Saturday, November 19, 2016 at 9:35 am | Permalink
  3. ebdoug wrote:

    Mike, didn’t have to worry. This is Western NY where everyone votes Republican (except the nearby college town) The Gary Johnson votes were taking votes from Trump.

    Saturday, November 19, 2016 at 12:16 pm | Permalink
  4. westomoon wrote:

    One thing that ought to help us achieve unity – and take our fingers out of our ears — is that suddenly everyone who has brown skin of any shade, who practices a non-evangelical protestant christian religion, or who falls anywhere on the LBGTQ spectrum, is afraid for their safety.

    When you sit down and count up, that’s at least half of us. Half of the people in the US feel actively unsafe right now. If that’s not grounds for being righteously pissed off, what is?

    Saturday, November 19, 2016 at 4:59 pm | Permalink