What is your opinion on the Womens March on Washington Today? - page 3

i am not involved in it, but my daughters are marching. I am a pro life person but each person has her own opinion. I am just curious about what your opinions are.... Read More

  1. by   MunoRN
    Quote from SC_RNDude
    Take out LA and SFO counties, that 3 million goes down to 1.

    I'm sure Trump would have made up ground in many places if the popular vote was the ultimate goal.
    I agree, he could have made up ground in the popular vote and likely would have been a different candidate with different policy positions and a different tone if the goal was to win the popular vote, that's the point.
  2. by   Lil Nel
    Yeah, I read Trump's comment and thought: I DID vote, just not for you!

    My hope is that the marchers won't just go home and be quiet. I spent yesterday e-mailing the White House regarding Kellyanne Conway's hilarious comments over "alternative facts" and Trump not releasing his tax returns because "Americans don't care." I let the WH know that I do, indeed, care about those tax returns and pointed out that if Trump is serious about returning power to the people, then I am HIS boss and demand those tax returns.

    I also e-mailed one of my Republican Congressman and demanded the tax returns and told him I am holding him accountable for getting those tax returns. I had already e-mailed Mitch McConnell on the topic last week.

    I plan to follow-up those e-mails with phone calls. Weekly and daily if necessary.

    Maybe we should all mail in OUR tax returns to the WH. I bet Donnie is up for a game of I'll show you mine, if you show me yours. I think it's right on his level of understanding.
  3. by   Farawyn
    I marched, and I'm not old or bitter.
    I'm still glowing.
    I can't wait to push back on Trump more, at every turn. I will vote. I will protest. I won't shut up, ever.

    I have found myself in a place where I'm believing that neutrality is as bad as opposition. Worse, maybe. I like it.
  4. by   Mini2544
    Just curious, what rights do us women not have? it would appear that if all who participated were actually genuinely interested in helping themselves and our gender, maybe they would devote their time to volunteering or mentoring or donating to a worthy cause that actually makes a difference. Marching around just because you can, does nothing. Not all the participants were vulgar and disgusting but from my OWN hometown, it looked like an overload of mental illness and liberals throwing a tantrum about the election. Not as bad as the sbsolute mental imbalances expressed from the celebrities like Ashley Judd and Madonna, but still quite disturbing. I personally felt like it was way more about people just feeling like they are doing something to further their agenda that lost so badly in the election. 100s of democratic counties flipped and conservative republicans control everything. So there's that. Oh and spare your comments on the popular vote garbage. You had no issue with the map of electoral college when it was in your favor. CA doesn't decide the election for the entire country. I also don't comment back normally so don't waste your time. I commented for the OP, not for additional response.
  5. by   heron
    Quote from Mini2544
    Just curious, what rights do us women not have? it would appear that if all who participated were actually genuinely interested in helping themselves and our gender, maybe they would devote their time to volunteering or mentoring or donating to a worthy cause that actually makes a difference. Marching around just because you can, does nothing. Not all the participants were vulgar and disgusting but from my OWN hometown, it looked like an overload of mental illness and liberals throwing a tantrum about the election. Not as bad as the sbsolute mental imbalances expressed from the celebrities like Ashley Judd and Madonna, but still quite disturbing. I personally felt like it was way more about people just feeling like they are doing something to further their agenda that lost so badly in the election. 100s of democratic counties flipped and conservative republicans control everything. So there's that. Oh and spare your comments on the popular vote garbage. You had no issue with the map of electoral college when it was in your favor. CA doesn't decide the election for the entire country. I also don't comment back normally so don't waste your time. I commented for the OP, not for additional response.
    Oh, good. Welcome to my ignore list.
  6. by   Markperry
    Quote from Farawyn
    I marched, and I'm not old or bitter.
    I'm still glowing.
    I can't wait to push back on Trump more, at every turn. I will vote. I will protest. I won't shut up, ever.

    I have found myself in a place where I'm believing that neutrality is as bad as opposition. Worse, maybe. I like it.
    This is the main reason for the march, It was woman who were not allowed to celebrate a Hillary Victory. They were all going to DC to celebrate the upcoming Presidential victory or Hillary. She was going to be the first woman to be President. It was a done deal, the press told us so and most everyone believed it.

    Once Trump prevailed many woman were lost and didn't know what to do, so this protest like this poster states was their time to come out.
  7. by   Lil Nel
    Sorry, Mini2544, but just because you ask for no comments related to your post, doesn't mean you get to shield yourself from the slings and arrows of commentary. That is NOT how democracy works.

    Besides, you asked a question, and I believe you deserve an answer.

    You asked what right(s) do women in the US not have? For the sake of brevity, let's start with the fact that this nation has no Equal Rights Amendment. So, that means there is no guarantee of equal pay for equal work between men and women.

    As for your call for the marchers to volunteer, mentor, etc. I do do, those things. In fact, in March I am volunteering with RAM in Cookesville, TN to help provide basic healthcare to the underserved.

    May I ask: What do YOU do to make this country a better place for all of it's citizens?
  8. by   Farawyn
    Mini, your privilege speaks volumes. These are not your issues because you are selfish.

    A mature human being sees beyond her own needs and looks at what others may need.

    Who are you to assume that those of us that marchd do not donate our time and or/ money with any of these causes. They are not mutually exclusive.
    Do you?

    Clearly, this march is important if it gets the uninformed and head in the sand folk talking about what it means.

    I marched for women who do not have equal pay for equal work.
    I marched for women who have medical issues not covered by private insurance.
    I marched for LGBT.
    I marched for people who depend on social services for their day to day that are in danger of being cut, the chronically ill, the drug addicted, the disabled.
    I marched for teachers, and I marched for the arts.
    I marched to any woman that has been groped, sexually abused or raped.

    You're welcome.
  9. by   Farawyn
    Quote from Mini2544
    Just curious, what rights do us women not have? it would appear that if all who participated were actually genuinely interested in helping themselves and our gender, maybe they would devote their time to volunteering or mentoring or donating to a worthy cause that actually makes a difference. Marching around just because you can, does nothing. Not all the participants were vulgar and disgusting but from my OWN hometown, it looked like an overload of mental illness and liberals throwing a tantrum about the election. Not as bad as the sbsolute mental imbalances expressed from the celebrities like Ashley Judd and Madonna, but still quite disturbing. I personally felt like it was way more about people just feeling like they are doing something to further their agenda that lost so badly in the election. 100s of democratic counties flipped and conservative republicans control everything. So there's that. Oh and spare your comments on the popular vote garbage. You had no issue with the map of electoral college when it was in your favor. CA doesn't decide the election for the entire country. I also don't comment back normally so don't waste your time. I commented for the OP, not for additional response.
    Oh, and your last sentence? That's not how the internet works.
    We will respond, or not, as we see fit.
  10. by   heron
    Remember: "First they ignore you. Then they laugh at you. Then they fight you. Then you win."
    -Mahatma Gandhi, Indian independence leader

    Don't let Bannon's brigade define the debate. 27% of eligible voters do not a majority make. In my opinion, a majority in the popular vote plus the clear differences in turnout around the inauguration and the huge numbers of people at the Women's March, it's sister marches in every state in the Union as well as world-wide are all evidence that the current ruling party does not have the support of anywhere near a majority of citizens.

    As for the California schtick, so what? California is, last I heard, still part of the United States and Californians are still citizens. Can't see that the argument invalidates the plurality at all.

    So far, the opposition has followed a very stereotypical course in its quest to delegimize feminists as well as anyone else daring to point out that the emperor has no clothes. First the cracks about appearance (AZhiker, I'm looking at you), then the claims that we're all crazy and bitter old women, then apoplectic outrage over "unseemly language" (See The American Conservative.com's Rod Dreher's comments here: The Horrible New Normal | The American Conservative).

    Soon to follow are the accusations of terrorism, currently reserved for the likes of Black Lives Matter. Since, as far as I know, all the marches were non-violent, they can't make that one stick quite yet. (They got a little mileage out of the anarchist idiots during the inauguration, but they had nothing to do with the women's marches.) Then comes the violent intimidation, a la the forced pregnancy movement.

    I suggest we don't waste time debating "alternative facts" with anonymous internet and instead about how to capitalize on the energy generated these past few weeks. As soon as we become effective, we will become targets. We have a lot to do.

    Meanwhile, a couple of reality checks, as I wait with bated breath for proof of Trump's claim that the popular vote plurality resulted from illegal voting.

    216 National Popular Vote Tracker

    https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/...ates.html?_r=0
    Last edit by heron on Jan 24
  11. by   Spidey's mom
    Quote from Mini2544
    You had no issue with the map of electoral college when it was in your favor. CA doesn't decide the election for the entire country.
    As a Californian my entire life . . . I agree with you. Most of California is on the liberal side of politics and those of us more conservative or libertarian are routinely thwarted at the polls due to population. I live in a rural county consisting of a large percentage of folks who are farmers or logging. We've still got Gov Moonbeam The bureaucracy involved in our state and local governments would amaze most folks. But I won't go into that.

    Quote from heron

    As for the California schtick, so what? California is, last I heard, still part of the United States and Californians are still citizens. Can't see that the argument invalidates the plurality at all.
    Yes we are although there has been movement afoot for quite a long time for Northern California and Southern Oregon to break off into our own state. The rural areas just don't think we are well-represented. I found a short video of how this started and then the website for The State of Jefferson.

    Watch State of Jefferson Clip - How the States Got Their Shapes | HISTORY

    State of Jefferson 51 declaration petition formation

    Plus the recent talk of Calexit .

    Yes California Independence Campaign

    I'd like to hear this man speak . . . sounds like he takes each side into account.

    The Lima News | Professor focuses on reasons for Electoral College

    Alexander said people’s perspectives on the Electoral College change depending on if their candidate benefitted.
    “One of the things I’ve seen as it speaks to the Electoral College and this campaign is it depends on where you stand. If you feel like you benefited, then the Electoral College is great. If you feel like you were wronged in this election then the Electoral College is a problem. That actually has bared itself out much more in this election than in past elections. That’s been an intriguing piece on any potential movement to change the institution,” Alexander said.
  12. by   conservativeprof
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    Quote from rnmaybe
    That's funny then why isn't Hillary president? That's right she didn't know she had to get votes from places besides California and New York. Typical liberals leaving all their trash behind for others to clean up.

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    You are one angry person. I feel sorry for you, to be filled with so much vitriol and hate.
    The posters were left as a message-not dumped as trash.
    One person's left behind "message" is another person's "trash".....just saying.
  13. by   conservativeprof
    Quote from Mini2544
    Just curious, what rights do us women not have? it would appear that if all who participated were actually genuinely interested in helping themselves and our gender, maybe they would devote their time to volunteering or mentoring or donating to a worthy cause that actually makes a difference. Marching around just because you can, does nothing. Not all the participants were vulgar and disgusting but from my OWN hometown, it looked like an overload of mental illness and liberals throwing a tantrum about the election. Not as bad as the sbsolute mental imbalances expressed from the celebrities like Ashley Judd and Madonna, but still quite disturbing. I personally felt like it was way more about people just feeling like they are doing something to further their agenda that lost so badly in the election. 100s of democratic counties flipped and conservative republicans control everything. So there's that. Oh and spare your comments on the popular vote garbage. You had no issue with the map of electoral college when it was in your favor. CA doesn't decide the election for the entire country. I also don't comment back normally so don't waste your time. I commented for the OP, not for additional response.
    I not only like this, I love it. Also, you may have noticed that one of the prolific posters has threatened to place you on her "ignore" list because of your post. No matter, and this is actually quite funny because I bring to your attention a quote that is on every one of her posts: First they ignore you. Then they laugh at you. Then they fight you. Then you win.
    -Mahatma Gandhi, Indian independence leader

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