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Re: “It’s Time to Stop Laughing Off Poor White Men’s Malignancy—And Their Humanity

I think you are somewhat conflating progressive values/cultural elitism with wealth and privilege. Trump won among all different kinds of whites, not just rural and poor but also suburban and well-off. According to Politico, rural voters only represented 17% of the electorate - they may have overwhelmingly supported Trump, but they were far from constituting the totality of his coalition. Also, I think characterizing Clinton as "a technocrat who represents a status quo that has economically failed them" is unfair when she did in fact put forth a number of concrete proposals to improve the lives of Americans who are struggling, including raising the minimum wage and tuition-free college. Regardless of how you gauge the level of her sincerity or likelihood of getting those things accomplished, it was still a heck of a lot more than her opponent offered in the way of actual tangible solutions. Does that leave us with the conclusion that millions of adult Americans lack the capacity to make a responsible decision? Or did they weigh the factors and just decide that some things were more important to them than others?

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Posted by Van Buren Boy on 11/16/2016 at 3:55 PM

Re: “In Wayne County, N.C., Trump’s America Is Angry

Complain about the jobs the Mexicans have but you still don't want those. Give them to the poor blacks sitting on their porches? Someone needs to make him aware that there are more whites than any other race receiving food stamps and other government assistance in the U.S. Ignorance runs amuck in these parts smh.

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Posted by Khelmz on 11/16/2016 at 3:39 PM

Re: “Where Do We Go from Here?

I think that it is increasingly funny that by your perspective, Clinton should have won. This tells be that you have no line of communication to the other side of the fence.

What do I mean? What I mean is that you pushed your own ideals through your media of choice, and in doing so - you attempted to drown out the "static" from the other side rather than come to the table and have a conversation about the concerns. It's OK - you aren't the only one who did it - I did too.

But - the difference between someone throwing a fit now a week after the election and today is that I went through and critically went through in my own mind and asked myself how I, ME, let it happen.

And the answer was - I would not listen. I would turn a cold shoulder like a pompous ass and not think that the chord they were striking with the everyday man and women was going to matter. But it did. The eMail Scandal, past history, and all of the other criminal behavior that was supposed during the election that I told myself "We are all good Christians, we can forgive her for that" led up to a very pissed off and very determined group that went all out to get Trump elected.

By taking the stance that you are going to waste your paper on saying how America is at fault for the election is the same as saying that you refuse to take responsibility as I have for being a pompous, narcissistic asshole - and you are going to write hit piece after hit piece to attempt to go through why simply you attempted to lead folks down a road they were let down.

Understand, I am no hack. But some times you have to grow up and check your values. If you refuse - guess what - it will happen again.

This is why there are many disallusioned people in the Democrat party who believe today that the election created a vortex that sucked in the party and as of now, it is in Name only. Heck - the ones who are in office now can't get their shit together to elect a leader - this is the very same thing we accused the Republicans of having a problem with and said that they were in disarray. They weren't - they bit off small chunks - they waited - and when it was time to pounce - they knocked our dick in the dirt - and now we see that it was the party that we supported that was in disarray.

I don't know about you all - but I don't think I can trust anyone running for office because they don't speak to the people - they speak toward the money. As far as Trump is concerned - he don't need the money - he is only taking a Buck a year - that is telling me that perhaps those who are painting him with a very bad paintbrush don't necessarily have the larger picture in mind.

Afterall - if we don't talk and exchange ideas and understand our enemies - they will hand us our ass - because we, ourselves are being too ignorant to listen to the train on the tracks coming right at us.

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Posted by Matt Price on 11/16/2016 at 3:26 PM

Re: “In Wayne County, N.C., Trump’s America Is Angry

Thank you. This is the ignorant world we live in and you captured it just as I understand it.

Thank you!!

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Posted by Carole Thomas on 11/16/2016 at 3:26 PM

Re: “What I Got Wrong: How I Misread an American Election

That's all fine and dandy, but really, it simply came down to the young ones on her team ignored the advice of Daddy Bill Clinton. When he told them that she needed to be out shaking bubba's hand, they thought he was old and in the way. Never mind that he won the same voters by, well, shaking a lot of bubba's hands. The miliniums not coming out like they thought they would, hurt also. They are going to learn the hard way, what happens when you don't do your civic duty. If you don't vote, I don't care what you think.

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Posted by Je Sides on 11/16/2016 at 3:25 PM

Re: “In Wayne County, N.C., Trump’s America Is Angry

I have been to MT Olive and those are some poor white people there. Majority of them getting those government checks to and foodstamps. Stop trying to paint a black face on welfare when its statistically more whites then blacks are on welfare. So ignorant they vote against the party that helps them the most. So what are they going to do when the republicans stop their welfare?

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Posted by Eugene Bass on 11/16/2016 at 3:14 PM

Re: “From Nixon to Trump: The Parallels between 1968 and 2016

Thank you for this. I was watching Best Of Enemies just after the election and was struck by how eerily familiar and relevant it felt. Maybe Tweets are this president's secret recordings.

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Posted by ccbrett75 on 11/16/2016 at 2:56 PM

Re: “In Wayne County, N.C., Trump’s America Is Angry

Scary & heartbreaking

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Posted by Viki Walls-Moreno on 11/16/2016 at 2:40 PM

Re: “You Thought We Were Nasty Before? You Better Buckle Up.

Damn, Michael Moore has really changed.

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Posted by Max Brzezinski on 11/16/2016 at 1:43 PM

Re: “November 16 crossword

The file has been corrected and ready for download. Thanks for your patience as we worked through the technical issues.

Posted by Susan Harper, INDY Publisher on 11/16/2016 at 12:18 PM

Re: “You Thought We Were Nasty Before? You Better Buckle Up.

You leftist d-bags seem to forget that 8 years ago you passed over HRC for a MAN who had never held a private sector job and had not even completed his 1st term as a US Senator. His qualifications were miniscule next to hers and yet, because of his true rhetorical gifts, you fooled yourself into believing that he was the most suave, cool and qualified candidate ever. All the mysogyny is that race was, quite frankly, coming from the left in their rush to be seen as historic and symbolic.

Consider your own sins before you point out the sins of others.....

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Posted by Mike Moore on 11/16/2016 at 11:37 AM

Re: “In Wayne County, N.C., Trump’s America Is Angry

I grew up in Mount Olive, NC and I am neither surprised nor disturbed by the comments made by the people interviewed in this article. This area has and will always be full of racists who believe that they are better than minorities merely because of the color of their skin. The more outspoken racists seem to be those who are uneducated, but don't let that fool you. Many of them exchange their KKK hoods for doctor's coats and librarian buns every single day. Trump didn't make my hometown this way. He only gave their hatred more purpose, affording them the ability to make their secret behavior the "new normal".

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Posted by Imari Jackee Olliver on 11/16/2016 at 11:35 AM

Re: “What I Got Wrong: How I Misread an American Election

I was really worried when I started reading this that the left might actually be engaging in real introspection and looking at what they had done to a large segment of the population. Fortunately I can see that you are still engaging in smug revisionism and retrenching your lines of smug elitism. You had me fooled for a minute there!!!!

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Posted by Mike Moore on 11/16/2016 at 11:31 AM

Re: “It’s Time to Stop Laughing Off Poor White Men’s Malignancy—And Their Humanity

So ultimately poor white men don't get it because you are sooo awesome? This whole screed was basically a love letter to yourself and people who you think are like you. The good thing, for me at least, is that your phenomenal ability to wordsmith will lead you to fool yourself and others into thinking that you are winning other elections and culture wars......

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Posted by Mike Moore on 11/16/2016 at 10:48 AM

Re: “Organize or Die: The Left Needs Its Own Tea Party

I completely agree. But, I also think progressives who are currently registered as Democrats should threaten to leave the Party if any of our demands are ignored. I've already unregistered. But, we need to put a lot of pressure on the Party to truly represent the people. If they don't, we're out.

Posted by iamrobdavis on 11/16/2016 at 10:06 AM

Re: “To the Women Who Raised Us: You Abandoned Hillary Clinton When She Needed You Most

First of all everyone can find culpable the people in the Republican side for this disaster, Trump or his voters, but if we are honest, the most upset (angry) we should be for the outcome, are the 6-8 millions who voted previously for Obama, but for some stupid misconstrued conscience and other bullshit reason didn't find Hillary as pure as snow and didn't go to vote or voted for some shit protest vote. The ones, who believed all the garbage the republicans spewed (successfully! and now funny way they can find out that even Trump calls the Clintons good people). It is not their fault what is happening all around the country: neither the neo-Nazis nor the racist were ever hiding their feelings. Our glorious, "educated" millennials, virtuous uncompromising lefties, who decided to vote for their conscience or not vote at all , without any conscious thinking for the consequences, gave the steering wheel to these elements. Where was the out-cry to understand the consequences of choosing the supreme court judge, the future of EPA, climate change, human/civil rights, etc.? No. I am sick of blaming the other side but not accepting how little we have done to demand from our so called liberal media or politicians to gave us a clear picture, path, what is realistic and reasonable to achieve. How did Hillary with a close to 70% approval rate by BOTH party became a pariah, instead of the role model to all the women and young girls, as the picture shining persistence, even when a male dominant society slung mud relentlessly?

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Posted by nyiregyhazilany on 11/16/2016 at 9:50 AM

Re: “November 16 crossword

Another one unable to download PDF Version this morning, 11/16. . I would just love it if two consecutive weekly crosswords would appear and not have some problem. This one it technical, but editing problems in the puzzle itself, misspelled puzzle words that are not merely "variations" and clues that have no relevance to the "solution" are maddeningly frustrating. Last week you had two different downloadable puzzles, and a solution for only one of them. The first one suddenly changed and no reference was made to it. You don't treat us "readers" very well.

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Posted by Chuck Galle on 11/16/2016 at 9:10 AM

Re: “November 16 crossword

Please fix the Nov. 9th and Nov. 16th puzzles so I can download them and print in the PDF file.

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Posted by cbdean on 11/16/2016 at 8:14 AM

Re: “November 16 crossword

I cannot dowload the PDF file for th e Nov. 9th or Nov. 16 puzzle. Am I doing something wrong?

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Posted by cbdean on 11/16/2016 at 7:22 AM

Re: “Moogfest Announces Joint Pass with Art of Cool for 2017 Festivals

I'm so happy to see this collaboration, and this affordable way to attend both!

Posted by Ruby Sinreich on 11/15/2016 at 5:08 PM

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