On Jan. 20, the most openly racist, misogynistic, authoritarian and dangerous presidential candidate in recent history assumed office. As Donald Trump muddled through the rituals associated with inauguration, tens of thousands of protesters assembled in the nation’s capital and declared, “Not Our President! Resist Trump!”

That same day in Houston, several hundred men and women participated in marches and rallies which expressed energetic opposition to Trump. At the end of the march and rally, my wife, Rona, and I helped organize. Several young people took turns smashing a large Trump piñata to pieces with a baseball bat.

The next day, about 600,000 people joined the Women’s March in Washington and made clear that “Women’s rights are human rights!” The turnout in Los Angeles may have been even larger. Hundreds of thousands of people took to the streets of Chicago. Hundreds of thousands more marched in Boston. And in Seattle. And in Denver. Large actions also occurred in hundreds of other cities.

Professors Jeremy Pressman of the University of Connecticut and Erica Chenoweth of the University of Denver estimate that between 3.2 million and 4.7 million people participated in the Jan. 21 actions, making them the largest mass demonstrations in U.S. history. At least one in every 100 people in this country came out to oppose Trump. Here in Texas, about 50,000 marched in Austin and more than 20,000 marched in Houston.

It is hardly surprising that so many people consider Trump an illegitimate president. He lost the popular vote to Hillary Clinton, herself an extremely unpopular candidate, by about 2.86 million votes. And no one who engages in racist attacks on Mexicans, African-Americans and Muslims, demeans and assaults women and promotes violence against his critics could ever be a legitimate president.

Even before the counter-inaugural protests, it was clear that the majority of people in this country have major problems with Trump. A CNN poll revealed that 53 percent of the public view Trump unfavorably, and a Washington Post poll found that 51 percent of the public disapproves of the way he is handling his transition. Trump is the least popular incoming president in four decades.

The election of this bigoted sociopath poses grave dangers to workers, people of color, immigrants, women, LGBT communities, the differently abled and democratic-minded people throughout the nation. Vast numbers of people here and in other countries rightly fear a wholesale assault on existing social protections, dictatorship, catastrophic wars, and ecological suicide.

Many Trump critics will pressure the Democrats to take more progressive positions, fight most of Trump’s legislative agenda, and block a reactionary Supreme Court nominee. Many other individuals will choose a different path and help build a more militant popular resistance to Trump and the Far Right independently of the Democrats.

There is likely to be growing support for a new multinational, working class-led social movement which directly challenges capitalism, its state and its social institutions. If this new movement can effectively resist Trump’s Far Right program and turn back the tide of fascism, it will lay the foundations for revolutionary social change in this country.

David Michael Smith, Ph.D., is a former professor of government at College of the Mainland.

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Don Ciaccio

And yet, Donald J. Trump is YOUR PRESIDENT for at least the next FOUR years, most likely 8. See ya in 2024 at Ivanka Trump's inauguration as the first femald president. We'll have a piñata of David Michael Smith, the communist, to smash with a bat.

Carlos Ponce

Another anti-American, pro Communist rant from David Michael. You're not helping matters. Your misinformed ideas about President Trump are part of the problem.
As an American of Mexican descent I find no "racist attacks on Mexicans" coming from Donald Trump. Nothing but a LIE. Claims of such from the Left are absurd. I am glad you are no longer in a classroom at COM if this is part of the GARBAGE you spew.
Look at the numbers. It was the WORKING CLASS that helped elect Donald Trump. You wrote,"There is likely to be growing support for a new multinational, working class-led social movement which directly challenges capitalism, its state and its social institutions". What I interpret is, "Down with capitalism, workers unite!" - The same rants from Stalin, Lenin, Mao (your hero) -all crazed loons who destroyed their countries.
Let me tell you tell this: Communism is NOT for us.

Kathy Jones

Carlos, I could not have said it better! This is just another idiot that has to look for "poll" numbers to decide what he believes. I would love to see him write a column that compares "THE FACTS", (NOT SOME POLL RESULTS) about what President Trump has accomplished in his first 2-3 weeks as President as opposed to what Obama did in the first YEAR! I do not understand why all the anger and what seems to be outright "jealousy" over a President that talks to "US" personally so that we know exactly what he said and what he is doing. People like Michael still can not grasp that the control of their "embellished" story telling is OVER! The truth is in the Presidents words.....not a poll! (I wonder if yo or I had been one of the numbers in the polls it would have been a different outcome? I was not asked my opinion! I do not agree with polling, it is only a few that still like to vote for prom Kings and Queens....very insecure and have no truth to their words!

Lisa Blair

Just as so many declared that Obama was not their president the same holds true for Trump. Of course he is the POTUS but we are still entitled to denounced our loyalty to him. I like to call him "minority president" because he lost the popular vote by so many. You guys ever heard of Indivisible? That's what's working here. It's the Tea Party play book. It worked pretty good the first time. We'll see how it plays out when the other side uses it. Interesting times.

Carlos Ponce

"but we are still entitled to denounced our loyalty to him" Sad[sad][sad]
You may be entitled but the alternative is a coup. Is that what you are calling for? Sounds like it.

Doyle Beard

USA is a republic with more than just a few states. She is advocating a few states elect the president . If those few elect a president her vote for hildabeast would not have counted this year.This process is more fair than letting a few states dictate who is president

Jarvis Buckley

This article is beyond believe.
Not a single shred of truth to it
regarding our President. It really doesn't even represent a liberal point of view. It just spew's hatred & untruth's.
Just a naysayer that should be
Ignored. Which is what I will do to his articles from now on.
Get over it . Trump won. He will
win again in 4 years. Democrat
Party is a party of the past.

Lisa Gray

Liberalism appears to truly be a mental disorder as evidenced by yet another ridiculous rant from David Michael Smith. Everything he states in this article regarding our new President, Donald J. Trump, is patently false. Let's check off the list. Racist: Nope, no evidence that DJT has ever prevented ANY LEGAL AMERICAN from ever making the most of their potential whether they were black, white, yellow, brown, female or gay. This is evidenced by the rainbow coalition in the Trump businesses. He refers to Trump as a "bigoted sociopath". Can we have documented evidence of that? There is none. He speaks of all of the protests against Trump over the last week. All of which have been violent, destroying private property, leaving messes for taxpayers to have to pay to clean up. The so called "Women's March" was a display of vulgar and disgusting behavior which would never be anything that I, as a woman, would participate in. Note that there were no Pro-Life groups able to attend. He also states that Clinton won the popular vote. So what? The electoral college did exactly what it was supposed to do. Protect America from a harmful, lying and dishonest candidate who would have been disastrous for this country. In addition, I do believe that there was a great deal of voter fraud which shall be evidenced by the new investigation of the same. In the end, he states that that there is "growing support for a new multinational, working class-led social movement that challenges capitalism". The working class were exactly who elected Trump. We are tired of paying for everyone else who chooses not to contribute to the economic well being of the USA. Communism will never come here in your lifetime buddy. Not as long as we can refocus the direction of the country. GO USA! GO TRUMP!

Lisa Blair

The Women's March was a display of vulgar and disgusting behavior? No dear, that was your president. He's the one with the well documented vile and disgusting behavior against women.

Carlos Ponce

You Must be joking, Lisa Blair. There were peaceful protesters who have a disagreement with the President's policies. Nothing wrong with that. But there were also anarchists, setting fires to cars, smashing storefronts, assaulting Trump supporters and police. Then there were women and young girls with T-shirts saying "Touch my P_ss_" ,wearing knitted "P_ss_ " Hats and wearing vagina costumes. There are some that will say Trump started that but if will notice, Trump said it in a two man conversation with Billy Bush. This does not make it right but it was never meant for public visage unlike those hats, costumes and Ts. And then there were the speakers at these "rallies" dropping the F-Bomb and other obscenities. There's Madonna saying distinctly she thought about blowing up the White House then saying her words were taken out of context. Really?
"The Women's March was a display of vulgar and disgusting behavior" - that is a FACT unless you are really out of the mainstream definition of "vulgar and disgusting behavior". Sick, Sick Sick behavior on their part.

Doyle Beard

So Lisa B.is saying tv coverage was fake news if she believes what sg he is spewing out.

Doyle Beard

Really. Any true American including the new media would blast one who thinks about killing someone Blowing up the whitehouse would surely result in fatalites, maybe not the intended one . All you liberals should be proud.

Randy Chapman

Smith continues to cite polls. Now that's some funny stuff! We all know how accurate those CNN and MSNBC polls were, don't we??

Leon Lion

Yep, same pollsters that had Hillary winning the election.[lol]

Lisa Blair

Lisa, Liberalism and Conservatism are two opposing political philosophies. Why would you feel the need to call one a mental disorder? There's just no excuse for not being able to respectfully disagree. And it was well documented that the marches were peaceful with no arrests and no property damage. Did you know that museums across the world went out and collected the signs to archive? History was made.

Carlos Ponce

" And it was well documented that the marches were peaceful with no arrests and no property damage."
Are you that misinformed, Lisa Blair??????????????
Fires set to cars, Trump supporters and police assaulted , over 200 arrests.
See "Police injured, more than 200 arrested at Trump inauguration protests in DC"
http://www.cnn.com/2017/01/19/politics/trump-inauguration-protests-womens-march/
"Did you know that museums across the world went out and collected the signs to archive?" Yes, just like they also display swastikas, Nazi uniforms, murder weapons. History was made, we must remember the villains lest we forget that insanity is not limited to one era.

Lisa Blair

Carlos, did I miss the posts where you announced your loyalty to President Obama?

Carlos Ponce

Lisa Blair, did you miss the post where I posted, "Barack Obama is a good and decent family man but a lousy president catering to special interest groups."
Carlos Ponce posted at 6:41 am on Thu, Jan 19, 2017
I never posted that he was not the president. In fact I posted "Barack Hussein Obama was born in Kenya But Barack Hussein Obama Jr. was born in Hawaii". I disagreed vehemently with his policies but always held respect for the office of the presidency.
Did I disagree with Presidents Nixon, Ford, Carter, Reagan, Bush I, Bush II, Clinton? Yes, I disagreed with many of their policies but I had more disagreements with President Obama.

David Smith

Thats part of the problem with our youth... when you have slanted marxist teaching in our classroom poisoning their mind.
You stated it was clear the majority of people have a problem with Trump.You got it all wrong.Why dont you stop and recognize HOW he got elected.People were tired of the 8 year failed experiment.The only thing COM did wrong with you was wait so long to terminate you.

Doyle Beard

Well stated. COM is so much better off with this commie gone . Had Hildabeast been elected we would have a Saul Alinsky think a like in the whitehouse.

Jarvis Buckley

Many while not voting for Former President BHO, not condoning his past drug use or
Condoning his friendships with
anti - Americans . Or hiding his
college essays, chose to give
him an opportunity. More than
many are doing for our present
President. DJT.

Lisa Blair

Was the Tea Party a coup?

Carlos Ponce

No, it was not. It was a peaceful movement. People who believed they were being overtaxed and those taxes were being misspent. Can you find a TEA party rally where there was violence? No. And some of the Left mis-characterized it as a "white men" only group. They ignore all the minorities that were present at those rallies. You cannot blame them because that is what the Leftist media presented.

Kelly Naschke

Lisa B pretty much displays the mental disorder that Lisa G was speaking of. The ability to completely deny the facts as they exist in an attempt to NOT recognize what really happened at the women's March as well as the destructive behavior of the (bought and paid for) protestors at the inauguration HAS to be mental. How else do you explain the total inability to see the truth?

Lisa Blair

In Washington, Newsham told CNN the several hundred demonstrators who actively confronted police were vastly outnumbered by the thousands of nonviolent protesters who swarmed the nation's capital for Inauguration Day and Saturday's Women's March on Washington.

"We have been pointing out all along that this is a very isolated incident, and by and large, everything is going peacefully and a lot of folks have come to the city to enjoy this historic day, not only the Capitol but walking all around the city," he said.

Carlos Ponce

" very isolated incident" - how quaint. I guess "several hundred" is considered "isolated".[unsure]

Lisa Blair

That was the day before the March. This isn't difficult. Violence on Election Fay. No violence on Women's March Day.

Carlos Ponce

With all the profanity and vulgarity portrayed at the Liberal Women's March there should have been more arrests. Or do you condone such language and displays in public, Lisa Blair. And in front of underage children. Tsk, tsk, tsk.

Doyle Beard

CNN you mean the Clinton News Network

Lisa Blair

Kelly, you seriously don't believe that the marchers were paid? That's absurd. I was there. Stop cherry-picking your news to support your angry rhetoric. Google "violence at Women's March" and see what comes up. Story after story about peaceful protests. You and Carlos are purposely trying to confuse the violent anti-Trump protests that occurred on Election Day with the Women's March. Sad!

Carlos Ponce

George Soros paid over 90 million to 56 women's organizations in the Washington protests. What's the matter, did Soros not send you a check?
And look at the CNN link again. It definitely says "trump-inauguration-protests-womens-march/"
It's a CNN report. I thought you Lefties liked the Clinton News Network.
[unsure]

Doyle Beard

and you did not hear the vulgarity and see the vulgar signs. MY MY what were you doing? As I say show me a liberal and it will bcan e a hypocrite. After what I saw on live tv and to call another vulgar is hypocrital as one can get.

Lisa Gray

I guess my point has been made regarding liberalism being a mental disorder. Those on the left (Including the mainstream media) spout their liberal ideologies, thinking that if they are said enough, they are true. The ir goal is to pound this drivel into others heads. It has worked in many young people who have been force fed liberal garbage in the school and college system. Fortunately there are those of us who are clear eyed, straight thinking, hard working, tax paying, God loving and observant people in this country who are the backbone of society. We reject the concept of liberalism and embrace self responsibility and the American dream. If you work hard enough, you can achieve great things. David Michael Smith needs to look at countries who have embraced his beloved philosophy of communism and look at the lifestyles and economic state they are in.

Ken Hufstetler

As a Trump supporter, I have been wringing my hands in concern for what I should now do. It was so refreshing this morning to open the GDN and read David Michael Smith's article. So comforting to know that we have a leader like him to not only show us our errors, but, more importantly, he has has shown us the way out of the wilderness. And, he is more than willing to lead us on that path to the great future.

Couldn't wait to read the forum to see if the community is following. Good decision, I'm now back on track and looking forward to the next eight years.

Why do we even read any article by DMS? We know what it is - a complete waste of space and ink.

George Croix

Well, after all it IS squirrel season.....🙄

Jack Cross

Amen Mr. Hufstetler. Let him rant, he is only hurting the democratic party more.
Democrats lost 1,042 seats at the state and federal level, including congressional and state legislative seats, governorships, and the presidency during Obama’s presidency, although Hillary Clinton brought out the first family for numerous campaign appearances.
Democratic U.S. Senate seats dropped from 55 to 46, their share of House seats fell from 256 seats to 194, and Democratic governorships fell from 28 to 16.
Over the Obama years, Democrats lost 958 state legislative seats in the Tea Party wave of 2010 and the new movement that’s coalescing around Trump that has yet to be defined.
Even after knowing these numbers, Hillary Clinton, ran a campaign that Michael David Smith is advocating. She thought she could win by admitting writing off the working white middle class and uniting behind her African Americans, Hispanics, Environmentalist and every other radical group in America. They still don’t get it and are digging themselves a deeper hole. The democratic party is in a heap of trouble. Please keep writing professor Smith.

Leon Lion

'Former College of the Mainland Professor', that was years ago. you mean to tell me some short sighted University has not recognized his genius and employed him by now? [tongue]

Jim Forsythe

On September 12, 2009, Tea Party protests were held in various cities around the nation. In Washington, D.C., Tea Party protests gathered to march from Freedom Plaza to the United States Capitol. Estimates of the number of attendees varied, from "tens of thousands" to "in excess of 75,000".
Early projections show that over 2.5 million people participated in the Women's Marches around the globe
What's next?  
American scientists worried about climate change and skeptical of President Donald Trump are planning a protest march in Washington, D.C.

Mike Trube

From the Patriot Viral News site, they state one of the 4 co-chairpersons for the women's March was a Linda Sarour, a Palestinian-American from Brooklyn. She's the executive director of the Arab-American Association of New York. It also states she is in favor of Sharia law and supportive of Hamas. And she wishes that sharia law becomes the law in the U.S. And the article goes on. Is this who the women of the United States of America wishes to follow? Are they aware of who she is and her strong beliefs? It's truly scary how people will follow anyone just to get their way. This is why I support President Trump. I want to see this, MY country, stay in the hands of true, America loving people. We could easily loose it if we don't watch out and pay attention to what is going on.

Connie

Lisa Blair

Connie, that's rubbish about Sarour. Patriot Viral News? Hmm, think they might be just a little biased? Ya'll know that he's just a puppet don't you? The Establishment Republicans will impeach him before his first term is over. He's just a means to an end.

Mike Trube

Lisa, why don't you bother looking up the facts yourself. The article stated she was a guest speaker at a conference. That's a fact. It's a fact of who she is, and what she is. As the old saying goes, there's none so blind as those who refuse to see.
No, Trump is not a puppet. That's why there's such an outrage. He's not the status quo. That's why I, and million others voted for him. That's why he became president. We are tired of the status quo in Washington. If people want to follow the laws of other countries, let them move there. They will not be missed.
Connie

Doyle Beard

please don't insult a liberal by asking for facts

Doyle Beard

The liberals and the rep establishment is the reason Trump was elected.

Douglas Dupuis

The Daily News is working real hard to lose the money I send them every month. Printing columns from this loser does nothing to help mend the division in this country, or county. The election of DJT was a response to the past 8 years of a Washington gone wild. Trump in 2020!

Jack Cross

THE WOMENS MARCH _ I’M a nasty woman Ashley Judd Recited - “I am not as nasty as a swastika painted on a pride flag, and I didn’t know devils could be resurrected but I feel Hitler in these streets,” Judd read to the crowd. “A mustache traded for a toupee. Nazis renamed the Cabinet Electoral Conversion Therapy, the new gas chambers shaming the gay out of America, turning rainbows into suicide. I am not as nasty as racism, the neo-nazi movement that is sweeping through the country.fraud, conflict of interest, homophobia, sexual assault, transphobia, white supremacy, misogyny, ignorance, white privilege … your daughter being your favorite sex symbol, like your wet dreams infused with your own genes. Yeah, I’m a nasty woman — a loud, vulgar, proud woman.”

Doyle Beard

she is ugly,nasty, loud and vulgar.

Jack Cross

Organized by Planned Parenthood, Council for American-Islamic Relations, the Communist Party, and other progressive movements, American women came to Donald Trump's doorstep to express their anger, fury, indignation, and outrage. Everyone's sentiment was best expressed by the veteran celebrity Madonna, who declared a resounding "F--- you!" from the podium to everyone who didn't attend this rally of unity and love. Suspecting that someone might not have heard her, this seasoned embodiment of women's virtues screamed "F--- you!" into the microphone once again, apparently hoping that it would be heard as far as the White House, which she said she always wanted to blow up, admitting to having these recurrent and persistent urges for quite some time. Madonna ended her inspirational speech with a call for love. "We must love one another or die.

Kimberley Jones Yancy

In serious prayer for my country. We are so close and yet so far away. Where are the Christians? Where is the love? What would Jesus do? Is Trump even saved? Are you even saved? One day, we will all have to meet our Maker.....and what will we say when we see HIM. Praying....Christians where are you??

Doyle Beard

One thing most certain they were probably absent on Sunday in DC

Lisa Blair

The Women's March on Washington could be a precursor of things to come. Conservatives should prepare to push back against their agenda, not with derision and mockery, but with facts and solid arguments. Think about what happened in all of the cities that Saturday after the inauguration. Unlike the idiots protesting on inauguration day, the Women's March featured no violence or vandalism, revealing the march to be well-organized and disciplined. It was not just an angry mob screaming in the streets for the sake of doing so. Many women, who never before had an interest in politics, showed up at these marches. Does that sound familiar? How many people did we hear about at Trump rallies saying they'd never been to a political rally before in their lives? We know how that turned oteout. - See more at: https://www.conservativereview.com/commentary/2017/01/what-the-womens-march-and-the-march-for-life-can-teach-conservatives-about-ignoring-protests#sthash.mYtlz26n.dpuf

Carlos Ponce

"The Women's March on Washington could be a precursor of things to come. Conservatives should prepare to push back against their agenda, not with derision and mockery, but with facts and solid arguments."
Funny, we did not hear any "facts and solid arguments" the day of the march. We heard profanity and threats to blow up the White House in addition to "derision and mockery". And you post it was "a precursor of things to come"???? Keep it up. With more of the moronic blather we heard during the Liberal Women's March on Washington, Trump will win easily in 2020 and Conservatives will take more local elections.[beam]

Carlos Ponce

If you missed the "derision and mockery" listen to Ashley Judd.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VNXMOxBbt6g
and America Ferrera
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wrQt0J4hWj4
and Gloria Steinem
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kwoe_0gPGVQ
and Elizabeth Warren
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h9l30SBk2M8
and Scarlett Johnannson
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-6ofCjjUz-Q
And you promise MORE of this? Hmmmm...........

Jack Cross

Kimberly, I agree, goodness is not defined by the color of one's skin or a political party.
One measurement I use to judge myself is a question: "when it is my time to leave this earth, will I have contributed in some small way to make things better" ?

So many people can't answer yes to this question, but instead leave a trail of destruction, some create misery for others and contribute nothing to their lives or others. Yet there are thousands of good Christians who step up and try to help many of these people.

There is a lot of evil today in the way of politics who create issues and use people for votes and actually profit from it. There are thousands of non profit groups flush in money whose officers get hefty salaries and use the donations influence issues that divide us. Most of the people are good but there are too many outside forces that keep things stirred up.

Don Ciaccio

Lisa, I have a male friend that took his son to the march Saturday. A hate-filled Feminazi man-hater came up screaming at them, " What the F are you doing in a GD women's march. Get the F out of here". Wouldn't call that exactly tolerate or friendly. He was horrified that anyone would say that to someone that was there to support their movement, much less in front of a 6 year old boy.

Don Ciaccio

Oh, forgot to mention, the attacker was wearing a vagina on her head!! A real class act. If you want somebody to respect you, dont make an utter laughing stock in the process of trying to get that respect.

George Croix

Actually, the headline writer for this... this....well, this got it exactly right, except kinda forgot it's President Trump.....I'm sure he/she regrets the omission..
America is in trouble with President Trump at the helm....
But he just got on the sinking ship of state, and although it's still listing too far to port moves are already being made to move it back towards starboard and to hire on an actual able bodied crew and salvage the rest of the voyage...
Citizens will now have priority on cabins and staterooms while stowaways will get stearage or the brig.....
Finally.. a cruise headed away from nowhere. Captained from the bridge, not the fantail...
😉


George Larand

Professor of government? OMG LOL

Doyle Beard

the communist government professor

Lisa Blair

Carlos, the article is saying that CONSERVATIVES should not push back with derision and mockery. You know, like Don does. Constantly using the most inflammatory name calling he can muster as opposed to arguing with facts. That's why you and I aren't friends anymore Don.

Carlos Ponce

I see. You're saying that it's okay for Liberals/ Progressives to use "derision and mockery" but not anyone else. That's called HYPOCRISY.
"Why do you look at the speck of sawdust in your brother's eye and pay no attention to the plank in your own eye?" - Matthew 7:3

Doyle Beard

Show me a liberal and that will be a hypocrite

Lisa Blair

You should apply for a job with the Trump Ministry of Propaganda. I think you're well qualified. 😊

Carlos Ponce

Thank you Lisa, but you got the name wrong. It's called the Department of TRUTH.

Mike Trube

Calling Trump supporters a basket of deplorables isn't inflammatory and name calling? What a way to set an example.

Connie

Lisa Blair

Connie, it's really rich for someone with your personal history to criticize anyone for making inflammatory remarks.Hillary apologized. Did you?

Mike Trube

Yes I did apologize Lisa. But I did not call anyone any names. I spoke the truth as I knew it, and those I called out, proved me right. The school district was closed and handed over to Texas City. I couldn't have been more right. And for that, I do not regret. I was more concerned about the mismanagement of the school district and those who brought it down, because of the lack of caring for the students, and the lack of accountability to the taxpayers. If you consider using the word 'black' inflammatory, then that's your problem. I have no problem being called white. Have a blessed day.

Connie

Doyle Beard

Hillary never apologized for lying or stealing from whitehouse

George Croix

So, what, 'soulless jackals' is actually a term of endearment??
Mr. Pot said to Mr. Kettle, 'You,sir, are black'.

Personally, I was getting kind of fond of the name....😏

Personally, I'm very proud to have a wife who retired from a successful career, a daughter doctor in one now, and a granddaughter who test at 3 grades above her age level so has the makings for future career success, too.
I support equal payroll for equal work while noting the reality is the same job does not mean the same level of performance, and man or woman should be paid more to do more than a lower producing man or woman, and also note that pay equity is still a goal despite the 'succes' of previous dministrations on it.
I suspect there will never be satisfactory resolution for all, simply because one standard of performance does not fit, and because it's a very useful tool to divide with and that's powerful political tactic.
I would mention too that both wife and daughter have done well by earning their pay, not burning their underwear, and am confident thatgrandaughter will be raised to do the same.
The women who truly expect real equal pay for real equal work deserve our respect and support. The people who think a march calls for an unfixable public display of
precisely how to make people not give a spit about them only harm the good people who mean well.
Clue for free: Your private parts go in your pants, not on your head, and it's never good to have prospective supporters wonder if you eat with that potty mouth.

Jose' Boix

It continues to be interesting to me that the most ardent and vocal critics of the American way, seem to live under the protection; i.e., freedoms, pension, jobs, social security, etc., of the same American way they despise and critique. And, at the end, they continue to live here, as they know that with all our difficulties and concerns, we have the best there is; I know!

George Croix

Mr. Boix, I'll make a WAG that's because they'd be in prison or dead in those Workers Paradise's with all that 'resist' talk.....☠️

Jack Reeves

Smith's rant is indicative of a person who is seriously off their meds. Good luck getting that stuff balanced out sir. USA!

George Crater

Michael Smith. Another lie and propaganda spreader.
First, let me say that his comments border breaking some of the rules and guidelines of the forum, but I guess that only applies to the right side, eh?

Another article written up, filled with lie after lie, which was media driven to begin with, quoting polls from CNN, a joke of a news platform who outright openly claim to be on the left, who also put out false poll results to fit their agenda, and sheep like the democratic party who just had their future sheepherder in Hilary Clinton shunned and turned away from leading the democratic party and this country further down a road of misery and embarrassment.

Trump is now the President of the United States. Your pathetic story falls only to the ears of fellow sheep who have no idea of reality. Hilary, the lying, manipulating, and stuck-up criminal LOST the election. Get over it. The sooner you and fellow libtards decide to stop protesting, rioting, burning down businesses, and disrupting others lives, the sooner this country will once again rise to being the best country in the world.

If not, hey, Canada has a newspaper, move there and take the other idiots with you, along with the movie stars who all falsely claimed they would leave if Trump won.

George Croix

We' be got several small ponds on the lease, but no big fish in them.
🙃

Jack Cross

Mr. Smith does not respect our laws, He is at every immigration protest in the Galveston Houston and he and his wife organize many of them, While our democratic form of government has flaws, it does allow for corrections. Issues like civil rights, voting and gay and lesbian laws have been changed. Not all people agree but most all obey the law. I can't say this about Mr. Smith and liberal democrats, who support illegal immigration and sanctuary cities. They use vulgar language, protest everything, destroy property will not accept the voters decisions and blame others for everything.
The big cities are a mess, people live in poverty, kill each other by the thousands, all this to a point that I hardly recognize the country I was raised up in.
Mr. Smith is protesting government because he believes that if this will bring down this republic form of governing, his Marxism can be put in place. He prefers to call
it democratic Socialism. I have to give Mr. Smith credit, he will debate his positions, so I invite him to post on the forum showing me where I am wrong.

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