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Sunsilver

by Sunsilver on 17 November 2020 - 17:11

This is what grace and class sounds like. From Michelle Obama's Twitter account:

 

michelleobama

This week, I’ve been reflecting a lot on where I was four years ago. Hillary Clinton had just been dealt a tough loss by a far closer margin than the one we’ve seen this year. I was hurt and disappointed—but the votes had been counted and Donald Trump had won. The American people had spoken. And one of the great responsibilities of the presidency is to listen when they do. So my husband and I instructed our staffs to do what George and Laura Bush had done for us: run a respectful, seamless transition of power—one of the hallmarks of American democracy. We invited the folks from the president-elect’s team into our offices and prepared detailed memos for them, offering what we’d learned over the past eight years.

I have to be honest and say that none of this was easy for me. Donald Trump had spread racist lies about my husband that had put my family in danger. That wasn’t something I was ready to forgive. But I knew that, for the sake of our country, I had to find the strength and maturity to put my anger aside. So I welcomed Melania Trump into the White House and talked with her about my experience, answering every question she had—from the heightened scrutiny that comes with being First Lady to what it’s like to raise kids in the White House.

I knew in my heart it was the right thing to do—because our democracy is so much bigger than anybody’s ego. Our love of country requires us to respect the results of an election even when we don’t like them or wish it had gone differently—the presidency doesn’t belong to any one individual or any one party. To pretend that it does, to play along with these groundless conspiracy theories—whether for personal or political gain—is to put our country’s health and security in danger. This isn’t a game. So I want to urge all Americans, especially our nation’s leaders, regardless of party, to honor the electoral process and do your part to encourage a smooth transition of power, just as sitting presidents have done throughout our history.


mrdarcy (admin)

by mrdarcy on 18 November 2020 - 03:11

Sunsilver, 100% grace and class!!!!


Sunsilver

by Sunsilver on 20 November 2020 - 01:11

Deleted post - fake news! 

Glad I found out before edit window expired.


Mountain Lion

by Mountain Lion on 10 December 2020 - 09:12

Can some of you non-Americans bring me up to date on what is going on concerning the American Presidential Election?

When I post I either get in trouble, am told my sources are no good , or they don't pass fact checks, my googles aren't accurate like your googles etc.

So please bring me up to date about what is transpiring in my country.

Thanks in advance for your assistance regarding this trivial matter.

Yours truly,

Mr. Mountain Lion


Hundmutter

by Hundmutter on 10 December 2020 - 09:12

Why would you sign yourself "Mr" Mountain Lion ???

Mountain Lion

by Mountain Lion on 10 December 2020 - 09:12

Well I'm not Mrs. Mountain Lion.

Sunsilver

by Sunsilver on 10 December 2020 - 13:12

Hund, do you get the feeling we're being baited?

Here's the scoop, if you REALLY want to know:

https://www.politico.com/news/magazine/2020/11/22/us-election-foreign-observers-438691

Politico magazine fact check: https://mediabiasfactcheck.com/politico/

Nearly three weeks after a presidential election plagued by long lines and even longer ballot-counting delays, President Donald Trump still hasn’t conceded the race to Joe Biden, his administration is refusing to help with an orderly transition and his supporters are pulling every lever they can to drag out, block or even overturn the results.

Never before has the basic machinery of U.S. democracy looked so dysfunctional. And the rest of the world has been watching almost as closely as Americans themselves.

 


Hundmutter

by Hundmutter on 10 December 2020 - 15:12

Yeah Sunny; now 'MSM' would have us believe that the Chump side HAVE been co-operating with transition arrangements. Its such a good job there are lots of independent sources of info and viewpoints available, without us either just taking what the 'establishment' media says on the one hand, and the (really) fake news that right-wing sites constantly put out for the easily conned to swallow hook, line & sinker, on the other hand. :-D

Mountain Lion

by Mountain Lion on 05 January 2021 - 09:01

I think things are going to get interesting tomorrow in Washington D.C.

Stay tuned.





 


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