Do we really want to be put in a position where we have to wonder if President Obama should start taking advice from Donald Trump? Don’t answer that before being reminded that this is the same president who said sending troops to West Africa to combat Ebola there was “what the stars and stripes are all about.”

How dumb is our president to send thousands of poorly trained and ill-equipped soldiers over to West Africa to fight Ebola. Stop all flights

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 1, 2014

Hey, leave the troops and their training out of this mess.

.@realDonaldTrump None of our soldiers are poorly trained. Amazingly offensive and dumb, sir!

— Scott Ruesterholz (@Read_N_Learn) October 1, 2014

@CDuplessis22 Most of the troops are building out hospitals, and these troops were trained in construction. They are more than able

— Scott Ruesterholz (@Read_N_Learn) October 1, 2014

@Read_N_Learn @realDonaldTrump poorly trained to fight ebola…not poorly combat trained.

— Clint Duplessis (@CDuplessis22) October 1, 2014

is @realDonaldTrump saying our military is ill equipped and poorly trained?

— Emily (@divineem) October 1, 2014

We’ll chalk that one up with Trump’s usual stupid tweets.

The United States must immediately institute strong travel restrictions or Ebola will be all over the United States-a plague like no other!

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 1, 2014

An idea worse than Ebola?

"@kimgt15: @realDonaldTrump RUN FOR PRESIDENT! Save us!"

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 1, 2014


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This election hit a lot of people pretty hard, and its understandable if some still havent fully recovered.

Politics are personal, and this election cycle was long (too long), emotional and extremely divisive.

No one can blame youif youre feeling a little off.

How To Move Forward After The Election

But President Obama has a message for you if youre still struggling.

He wants you to know its OK to be sad, but you cant mope forever and hell be waiting for you when youre ready to join the fight.

During a telephone call with Democrats on Monday, the president spoke of his admiration for Hillary Clinton and outlined what he thinks needs to be done moving forward, Huffington Post reports.

The president acknowledged that the election didnt end the way a lot of people mightve hoped, but hes still proud of the example Clinton set especially for kids, saying,

I want to publicly say how proud I am of Hillary Clinton of a history-making race.

We did not get the results we wanted, but we took a step in shattering a barrier thats still there. And little girls and little boys are going to have a different sense of the possible thanks to her nomination and her candidacy.

The president added that the pride he feels over how Clinton fought during this election doesntmean the result still doesnt hurt. Buthe warned against falling into despair,

That doesnt mean we dont hurt for what was an unexpected loss. Expected losses are hard enough; unexpected ones are just worse. And thats OK.

I was telling my team: Youre allowed to mope for a week and a half. Maybe two if you really need it. But after that, weve got to brush ourselves off and get back to work. We need to come together and focus on a way ahead.

The president urged people to ask the tough questions, dig deep and do a little soul-searching about what happened here, but none of that means its time to give up,

It means that were listening to each other, were reflecting, were asking tough questions, were respectful of different points of view, were basing our decisions on facts and careful analysis.

Were taking the long view, and were strategizing.

President Obama might be at the end of his tenure, but hes still got a lot of fight left in him. He said,

The bottom line is: I dont know about yall, but Im still fired up and Im still ready to go.

This fired up line harkens back to a storythe president has told many times and something that happened on his campaign back in 2008.

If you havent heard the story, do yourself a favor and watch the video below. It will definitely cheer you up.

Remember this: If one voice can change a room, it can change a city, and if it can change city, it can change a state, and if it can change a state, it can change a nation, and if it can change a nation, it can change the world.

Are you fired up yet? Are you ready to go?

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Yesterday, despite 33 Democrats who voted no, the House passed the Department of Veterans Affairs Management Accountability Act, which “would relax the standard bureaucratic red tape that makes it exceedingly difficult to fire government employees, even those implicated in an embarrassing scandal.”

Unfortunately, Senate Democrats weren’t quite so receptive to the prospect of accountability for VA employees. Today, Marco Rubio requested that the Senate take up and pass the bill. Vermont socialist Bernie Sanders, speaking on behalf of the Dems, agreed to … a hearing:!/GOPLeader/status/469534046025166848!/AndrewStilesUSA/status/469529962484338690!/rorycooper/status/469529706388529152

Followed by a pair of fundraisers. Because priorities, right? Like President Obama, Senate Dems clearly have a firm grasp on what matters. They’ll get to the vets eventually or something. When they’re done caring about the really important things:!/CRENpolitics/status/469569461008076800!/TheBrandonMorse/status/469558418848493569!/RBPundit/status/469566380824875009!/Tark31/status/469567672209141760


Our heroes deserve so much better than this.

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