We’re living in a time when we might not have the future president that we wanted in this country. And as an immigrant who can’t vote, I don’t really get to say much. But tonight, I do.
People voted for him. So just like they gave us a chance to love equally, we will fight to keep that. But we have to give him a chance. And we do it by spreading love, not hate.”—The never-not-controversial Kelly Osbourne, during an award acceptance speech for her work with The Trevor Project, a 24-hour, toll-free confidential suicide hotline for gay and questioning youth
Well, it’s not like I have a choice. I didn’t vote for him. Nevertheless, he did get the most electoral votes, and that’s enough to win him the White House. I have no choice but to watch how events unfold. My guess is that a LOT of the people who voted for him are going to start having so major misgivings within the next year or two, but we shall see.
@PolishBear: By some accounts some 14% of LGBT voters cast their votes for Trump, and I personally know a few of them. I don’t understand it, but there it is.
Apparently the LGBT Trump voters are more interested in wanting change and better jobs, but they truly do not understand the risk that Trump puts us in. We will just have to wait and see. Fasten your seat belts, it is going to be a bumpy 4 years!
I’m so sick of this “give him a chance” nonsense. Nobody is preventing his from acting as President-elect. We’re just watching and commenting on what he is doing. Let’s see. He picked a conversion therapy proponent for Veep and staffed his transition with some heinous anti-gay charlatans. Then there’s all that white supremacist crap. And he has apparently promised people he will revoke an executive order prohibiting discrimination by government contractors. Who knows if he will — he’s not know for keeping his promises. But be clear, if gay and lesbian rights gets in the way of him lining his pockets, we are toast.
He has to earn our good faith. So far hasn’t don’t that. But, there he is.
And, btw, Kelly, he won the electorate vote, not the people’s vote.
Theoretically, 30 million could vote in one blue state and 2 million in another five red states , and under the electoral college, if the majority of those 2million votes, however slim, cast them for whatever creature ran, that said creature would get all 5 electoral votes. Time to get rid of that system, especially as the populations thin out in these increasingly uneducated, isolated hillbilly states.
@JoeyRamone: Actually, Trump hasn’t even won the Electoral College vote yet. That vote doesn’t happen until Dec. 19.
Also, as much as I disagree with this particular outcome (if he wins the EC), that system is in place for very good reasons. Look it up.
If she really cared, she would file the paperwork so that she can vote.
Also, I find it INFURIATING that she made these comments during an award acceptance speech for her work with The Trevor Project. How insulting to so many good people involved with that organization.
Why does Kelly Osbourne keep saying we, did she come out of the closet recently? And how did she get to be a spokesperson for us or anybody else. She is just another example of someone who is famous for no other reason but being famous.
can all the poor black people please leave the room i need to explode.
paul dorian lord fredine
i’m more than willing to give him the exact chances (and respect) the republicans gave obama beginning in ’08…..none.
@paul dorian lord fredine:
Sorry, but you are wrong as evidenced by the attached Gallup poll.
President Obama “rank(ed) among the best for a newly elected president since World War II.”
“Time to get rid of that system, especially as the populations thin out in these increasingly uneducated, isolated hillbilly states.”
Any trouble here, right back to England she goes to save herself.
He’s picking virulently anti-gay politicians to be head of departments and in his inner circle, what more proof do we need you english [email protected]?
@Aromaeus: Proof of what? The fact that people like you are more intent on whining and complaining than getting over yourselves and figuring out what the next steps will be to make sure that social, economic and environmental progress is continued?
Bunch of crybabies. People were hosed in the streets and attacked by dogs so that sites like this one could crop up, and what do you do in the face of a little adversity? Lash out and name-call.
No one said life was going to be easy and that only what you want is what you’re going to get. Life is hard. Learn to work in the face of adversity for what you want. Learn to respect your enemies for the sake of living above them.
Keep it moving.
What is Ms. Osbourne talking about exactly? Mr. Trump is being given an enormous chance from now until election day in 2020 to prove himself. He has taken that chance in the last 30 days and used it to appoint the most bigoted cabinet imaginable, made major foreign policy faux pas, and committed numerous actions that indicate he intends to use the power of the Presidency to enhance his own wealth. So, he has his chance and he’s using it.
What Ms. Osbourne really seems to mean is that she would like us all to sit down and be quiet until he actually harms us. I’m sorry, but wherever he opposes civil rights, civil liberties, and economic & social justice, he must be opposed from the very beginning. If he should ever seek to do something good, as Frederick Douglass said, “I would unite with anybody to do right and with nobody to do wrong.”
Rachel Maddow speaks of emoluments issues being abused of late.
That’s easy for her to say since she’s white and straight.
Because of Trump’s background and his foul-mouthed comments etc. it is hard to believe he was legally elected. We will watch and see what he does and if he tries to hurt our country he can be impeached.
Well of course we all care what Kelly Osborne has to say.
@GayEGO: It’s not hard to believe he was elected. The United States is a nation of uneducated, hate filled, crass, ignorant, money grubbing,white trash hillbillies. Trump is a reflection of who these people are.
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