Monday Open Thread | Shania Twain says she would’ve voted for Trump, later apologizes

Dear Shania Twain,

That don’t impress me much….. You said what you said! Out of the abundance of the heart, the mouth speaketh.

Seeing how she’s a Canadian citizen, Shania Twain couldn’t vote for Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton in the 2016 presidential election. But the country crossover star says she would have cast her ballot for President Trump.

“I would have voted for him because, even though he was offensive, he seemed honest,” Twain says in a new interview published Sunday by The Guardian. “Do you want straight or polite? Not that you shouldn’t be able to have both. If I were voting, I just don’t want (BS). I would have voted for a feeling that it was transparent. And politics has a reputation of not being that, right?”

By Sunday evening, Twain had backpedaled from her remarks, apologizing for her “awkward” answer and saying the question caught her off guard.

“I am passionately against discrimination of any kind and hope it’s clear from the choices I have made, and the people I stand with, that I do not hold any common moral beliefs with the current President,” she tweeted. “My limited understanding was that the President talked to a portion of America like an accessible person they could relate to, as he was NOT a politician.

“My answer was awkward, but certainly should not be taken as representative of my values nor does it mean I endorse him. I make music to bring people together. My path will always be one of inclusivity, as my history shows.”

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63 Responses to Monday Open Thread | Shania Twain says she would’ve voted for Trump, later apologizes

  1. rikyrah says:

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  2. Liza says:

    So this happened…

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  3. Liza says:

    Flake is a jackass and nothing but a jackass. For all his pontificating about true conservatism blah blah blah, he is still Trump’s boy.

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  8. Liza says:

    Cuteness break. I love this outfit, simple but elegant. And the Hello Kitty tights are perfect.

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  9. Please donate if you can. If not, pass the link around so others may do so. He’s the nephew of one of my Twitter pals.

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  10. rikyrah says:

    UH HUH
    UH HUH

    PENNSYLVANIA JUDGE CALLS ICE TO ARREST COUPLES ON THEIR WEDDING DAYS
    BY CHANTAL DA SILVA ON 4/20/18 AT 11:40 AM

    Alexander Parker and Krisha Schmick didn’t want much fanfare on their wedding day; the small Camp Hill courthouse in Pennsylvania would do. The high school sweethearts were giddy as they walked into the building for their appointment, eager to exchange vows.

    “We talked back in high school about getting married and finally we were going to do it,” Krisha told Newsweek. “We were all dressed up and everything.”

    The couple’s excitement was cut short, however, when the judge that had been meant to marry them called Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents on the pair instead, refusing to believe Alexander, 22, was living in the United States legally.

    Alexander, who was born in Guatemala, but had been adopted and brought to the U.S. at eight months old, said he knew something was wrong when courtroom staff took fifteen minutes to check his Guatemalan identification card after only taking moments to check his then-fiance’s.

    “I didn’t have my Green Card yet, so I gave them the I.D. I had been given and they took it back to the judge and next thing I know a constable is coming out and telling me he needs to detain me because I.D. didn’t look real,” Alexander told Newsweek.

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    • yahtzeebutterfly says:

      This needs to stop! So upsetting!!! We have to be more than onlookers. I have made and passed out support DACA buttons at rallies, but I need to do more. Maybe, I will start writing editorial letters to major newspapers. I think we need to end the greed in Congress as far as lobbyist money that pushes anti-immigrant agendas. But, how do we do it?

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  11. yahtzeebutterfly says:

    “Acclaimed Denver photographer speaks out about being a DACA recipient”
    http://kdvr.com/2018/04/21/acclaimed-denver-photographer-speaks-out-about-being-a-daca-recipient/

    (There is a short video on page of the article.)

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  12. Liza says:

    Shania Twain says, “The question caught me off guard.”

    Indeed, Ms. Twain. That’s why you gave an honest answer.

    Now go away.

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  13. Cop threatened to break black woman’s arm over plastic wear? They pulled her clothes off and had her breasts exposed in a public restaurant. Thug slave patrol mofos!

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    • yahtzeebutterfly says:

      I watched the video and am horrified.

      It reminded me of what police officer Eric Casebolt did to fifteen-year-old Dajerria Becton as he restrained her at the McKinney pool party in Texas.

      I want to see the various women’s groups and associations in our country speak up for Chikesia against the way she was treated by the police.

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  14. They can’t do right for anything. Always lying, stealing, cheating, scheming….

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  15. rikyrah says:

    Trump’s bold new idea: suing the Democratic National Committee
    04/23/18 08:00 AM—UPDATED 04/23/18 08:39 AM
    By Steve Benen

    Not long after Richard Nixon and his political operation launched their Watergate scheme, the Democratic National Committee launched a civil suit against the Republican president. Last week, in a remarkable historical echo, the DNC filed a similar lawsuit against the Russian government, Donald Trump’s campaign, and WikiLeaks, alleging they coordinated to disrupt the 2016 campaign.
    The judge in the case, as luck would have it, was a former Watergate prosecutor.

    Not surprisingly, the president, who’s already the subject of a criminal investigation, heard about the civil case, and on Friday afternoon, Trump shared his initial reaction:

    “Just heard the Campaign was sued by the Obstructionist Democrats. This can be good news in that we will now counter for the DNC Server that they refused to give to the FBI, the Debbie Wasserman Schultz Servers and Documents held by the Pakistani mystery man and Clinton Emails.”

    To the extent that reality still has any meaning, nearly all of this was nonsense. The DNC, for example, didn’t refuse to cooperate with the FBI. For that matter, DNC officials aren’t in Congress, and therefore can’t be “obstructionists.” (The original version of Trump’s tweet also referred to Wendy Wasserman Schultz, instead of Debbie.)

    But the words that stood out were, “we will now counter.”

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  16. rikyrah says:

    Students across U.S. walk out of class to advocate for gun reform

    Rachel Maddow shares scenes from around the country of students marching in protest for gun reform legislation on the 19th anniversary of the Columbine High School gun massacre.

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    Former Stormy Daniels lawyer cooperating in Michael Cohen probe

    Rachel Maddow reports breaking news from the Washington Post that Keith Davidson, the former lawyer for Stormy Daniels and Karen McDougal, is cooperating in the federal investigation of Donald Trump confidant Michael Cohen.

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  18. rikyrah says:

    Pending DoJ IG report could have answer to Giuliani leak inquiry

    Congressman Eric Swalwell talks with Rachel Maddow about what is expected from a Department of Justice inspector general report reported to be coming next month that could include the results of an investigation into whether Rudy Giuliani received leaks from the FBI New York office.

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  19. rikyrah says:

    DNC files lawsuit against Trump camp, others over 2016 hack

    In a remarkable echo of the Watergate era, the DNC has filed a lawsuit against the Donald Trump campaign, members of Trump’s inner circle, Russia, Wikileaks, and others over the hack of e-mails and other data by Russia during the 2016 campaign.

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  20. rikyrah says:

    Remember, he was ‘ Presidential Timber’

    BWA HA HA HA HA HA AH AH

    New felony charges filed against Missouri governor Greitens

    Rachel Maddow reports on new felony charges against Missouri Governor Eric Greitens related to a charity he runs, separate from the disturbing sex scandal that has also brought charges.

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  21. rikyrah says:

    TWITTER TRUTH ABOUT THAT RIDICULOUS ATLANTIC ARTICLE:

    44 former presidents, not once was something like this written. Trump inherited a booming economy, Obama one falling apart, an auto industry collapsing, banks and institutions crumbling, but NOT ONCE did a report from @TheAtlantic or anywhere else write a piece of shit like this! https://t.co/pEJeKRWoaB

    — tina morphis (@TinaMorphis) April 23, 2018

    44 former presidents have held this office, 44 men, who stood over wars, watched a Great Depression, steered us through countless recession, terrorist strikes and NOT ONCE did a report write drivel like this, NOT ONCE.

    I have a fucking Idea, maybe it’s not the PRESIDENCY and or

    — tina morphis (@TinaMorphis) April 23, 2018

    the office, maybe just fucking maybe it’s the Goddamn Imbecile, lying Authoritarian wannbe ignorant sob in the office? A man who speaks on a 3rd grade level. A man who can’t read more than 3, yes 3 bullet points. This article should be burned. Yes, that’s what should happen.

    — tina morphis (@TinaMorphis) April 23, 2018

    Take all the copies from everywhere, throw it in a pile of rubbish and burn the damn thing until there’s nothing left but soot!

    JFC, what nation did I wake up in? Victim Card Mentality Award given too…….one @realDonaldTrump and the Author of this piece of shit!

    — tina morphis (@TinaMorphis) April 23, 2018

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  22. rikyrah says:

    How one Baltimore clinic is helping patients with food, housing and even the gas bill. Fascinating by @brettnorman: https://t.co/bgnYWtVMTG

    — Dan Diamond (@ddiamond) November 30, 2016

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  23. rikyrah says:

    About Shania Twain and her ‘ I would have voted for Dolt45’

    I’ll say it again..
    Ain’t got no time.
    Ain’t got no tolerance for anyone pursing their lips about supporting Dolt45.
    We can go on the internet and bring you 50 horror stories – IN POLICY- within 5 minutes..
    and, you think people gonna tolerate this bullshyt?

    ARE. YOU.SERIOUS?

    Off the top of my head, the most disgusting things I’ve read in the past 36 hours:
    1. Trying to kick Native People off Medicaid
    2. Trying to declare Native People a ‘race’, so that they can try a land grab
    3. 700 CHILDREN HAVE BEEN SEPARATED FROM THEIR PARENTS IN THE ICE DETENTION FACILITIES

    This is off the top of my head.
    And, you think that I’m gonna ‘ understand’ muthaphuckas who try and ‘explain’ their support for this evil?

    PHUCK.OUTTA.HERE.

    TWAIN IS CANCELLED.
    PERIOD.

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  24. rikyrah says:

    The Waffle House Massacre needs to be INVESTIGATED as a hate crime. Note, I said INVESTIGATED, not DECLARED. The demographics of the victims as well as the demographics & alleged beliefs of the prime suspect demand it. https://t.co/58fakseOP8— Hercules Mulligan (@johnvmoore) April 23, 2018

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  25. yahtzeebutterfly says:

    Happy Birthday, Benita Jones! 🎈🎂🎈 (April 23, 1976)

    Video: “Benita Jones – ‘You Are My Strength’ “

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  27. yahtzeebutterfly says:

    Ban Assault Rifles!

    HERO James Shaw, Jr. has shown us (proved to us) that when you take away the assault rifle that the killing stops.

    End White Supremacy and White racist hate!!!

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  28. rikyrah says:

    It’s a boy. William and Kate have a second son.😄

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  32. rikyrah says:

    Um, Hillary is a private citizen 😒😒

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  33. rikyrah says:

    Kate is in labor with Baby #3. George and Charlotte will have a sibling soon😄

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  41. rikyrah says:

    Good Morning Everyone 😄😄😄

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