Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

I Hate to Say I Told You So

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

I Hate to Say I Told You So

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On May 1, 2016, the Post-Gazette published a letter from me, a Democrat: an open letter to disgruntled Democratic voters.

This is a summary of the fourth paragraph of that letter, which was my prediction of some of the dire consequences of the election of Donald Trump:

"The end result of the election: ... a Republican super-majority in the Senate; an enhanced Republican majority in the House of Representatives; ... denial of the science of climate change and its solutions; the loss of women's reproductive rights; the loss of LGBT rights; all funding for Planned Parenthood ... the closing of many clinics serving the health needs of families; the emasculation of Elizabeth Warren's Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and Dodd-Frank restrictions of credit card abuses by credit card companies; the lost opportunity to reform campaign finance regulations; the continued erosion of minority voting rights; the impossibility . …

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