Just about two weeks ago, the OB Rag began our Fall fund-raising campaign. Our goal: $2,000 – we knew it was a lot to shoot for, but … hey … a goal is a goal, right? Well, OB came through – our friends, readers and supporters – all sent us a hearty thanks with their […]
The OB Rag ran a poll for over a week recently, querying readers with What Are You Going to Do Now that Trump is President-Elect? The poll was similar to one we ran before the election in mid-September asking the same basic question.
In this poll, one hundred eleven readers responded. As we all are aware by now that our country and city are divided on Mr. Trump, the poll results reflected those divisions.
Nearly 30% of the respondents chose options that indicated their extreme opposition to Trump, whereas 21% said they “continue to celebrate”, with a quarter of those polled stating that they wish to wait and give him a chance to govern.
None said they’re moving out of the country – in contrast to our first poll, where”nearly 8% said they would move out of the country (2% to Mexico and 5.5% to Canada).”
An incredible percentage – one in five – said they would “Join the underground resistance” ; this option had 20.72% of the total, with 9.01% saying they’d “take to the streets in protest.”
His Supporters Have Been Snookered!
By John Lawrence
In a 60 Minutes interview with Leslie Stahl, Trump back pedaled on his major campaign promises and a lot else. When asked what his sit-down with President Obama was like he replied,
“I found him [President Obama] to be terrific. I found him to be– very smart and very nice.Great sense of humor, as much as you can have a sense of humor talking about tough subjects, but we were talking about some pretty tough subjects.”
So no more questions about his legitimacy to be President? No more wondering whether he was born in Kenya? I guess not now that he, Trump, is a member of the club.
The holidays have definitely taken over Ocean Beach, what with the arrival of Santa Thursday morning, all the way from the North Pole to visit the children of OB Elementary School.
The Christmas Tree at the foot of Newport is up – albeit a little shaky. There’s the hilarious auction, the Holiday Parade, the Craft Fairs, and the very important Food and Toy Drive.
Here’s more details of just what exactly is happening during the upcoming weeks.
The OB Holiday Auction – Thursday, Dec. 1 – 5:30pm Sunshine Company
Join members of the OB Town Council and the regulars for the most hilarious night during all of OB’s holiday calendar. It’s the annual auction to benefit the Ocean Beach Town Council’s Holiday Food and Toy Drive on Thursday, December 1st. Don’t miss your chance to bid on and win fantastic prizes from local businesses and sports teams! The Silent Auction kicks off at 5:30 p.m. and the Live Auction gets underway at 6:30 at the Sunshine Company Saloon (5028 Newport Avenue).
It’s official – as of today, Thursday, December 1, 2016, Hillary Clinton now leads Trump by more than 2.5 million popular votes. Clinton has 65,152,310 votes to Trump’s 62,626,216 votes.
That’s nearly 2 full percentage points – 48.2% vs 46.3% – of the overall percentage. Other candidates remain at 5.5%.