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Sunday, January 14, 2018

It was raining in Indiana's capital city on the day Renee Elliott and millions of other blue collar Americans stunned the world by helping to elect a Manhattan real estate mogul the 45th president of the United States. But all Elliott saw that day was sunshine. As she waited patiently in line to cast her vote, Elliott said she was buoyed by the belief that Donald Trump would make good on his campaign pledge and prevent her job at the Carrier plant -- the job that she said allowed her to escape an abusive marriage and live a modest but comfortable life -- from being sent to Mexico. Now, very soon, Elliott will be standing in another line -- the unemployment line. Elliott, 44, was one of the 215 workers at the Indianapolis plant who were given pink slips on Thursday. And to say she is disappointed by Trump would be an understatement.

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Elliott, 44, was one of the 215 workers at the Indianapolis plant who were given pink slips on Thursday. And to say she is disappointed by Trump would be an understatement.
"We all voted for him," she said of herself and her Carrier co-workers. "We just thought he was going to protect our jobs. It sounded really good. And then, boom."

Doh!!!

#1 | Posted by reinheitsgebot at 2018-01-13 11:22 PM | Reply | Funny: 1 | Newsworthy 1

she was buoyed by the belief that Donald Trump would make good on his campaign pledge

Sucker.

#2 | Posted by REDIAL at 2018-01-13 11:28 PM | Reply | Funny: 1 | Newsworthy 1

MAGA!!! Send them jobs to Mexico!

#3 | Posted by lfthndthrds at 2018-01-14 05:44 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Working people voting republican has never made sense. I feel bad for Renee Elliot and millions like her.
"When will they ever learn?
When will they ever learn?"

#4 | Posted by squinch at 2018-01-14 05:49 AM | Reply

Hard to feel bad for someone who had all the evidence before them to help them make a better decision.

#5 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2018-01-14 01:52 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 5

#4 I don't feel bad for someone who is told they're holding a loaded gun but decide to look down the barrel and pull the trigger anyway.

#6 | Posted by jpw at 2018-01-14 07:21 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 4

You get what you pay for.

#7 | Posted by bat4255 at 2018-01-14 09:20 PM | Reply

Well, if it makes her feel any better, Trump is doing his best to carry out his promises to plunder this country so he can cut taxes on billionaires, deprive poor people of medical insurance, and help make America into a safe-space for white-supremacists and NAZIs. Sorry to hear she didn't get that job she expected to receive for trading away our country.

Can't win them all!
¯_(ツ)_/¯

#8 | Posted by censored at 2018-01-14 10:28 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

Duh, the whole country was betrayed by Trump. McConnell, Ryan and their ilk, however, are implementing exactly what they've been trying to implement for decades.

#9 | Posted by bayviking at 2018-01-14 11:08 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

You all were warned.

You ignored the warnings.

Tough ----.

#10 | Posted by 726 at 2018-01-15 07:37 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

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"We just thought he was going to protect our jobs. It sounded really good. And then, boom."

It's not like he had 40 year history of being a blatant habitual liar in the public record.

Oh wait, yes he did.

But... her emails.

#11 | Posted by 726 at 2018-01-15 07:40 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

Don't worry--the WalMart is hiring, at $15 an hour, 20 hours per week, no benefits, second shift weekends. The job: collecting shopping carts in the rain, wind and snow. As you do your work, just keep repeating: MAGA!

#12 | Posted by catdog at 2018-01-15 08:45 AM | Reply

"You all were warned.

You ignored the warnings."

and yet, they still thought Trump would be better for them than Hillary.

#13 | Posted by eberly at 2018-01-15 09:06 AM | Reply

A Republican candidate for President lied to you.....and you believed him???? The joke is on you isn't it? We tried our best to warn you idiots, you wouldn't listen. I still do feel bad for y'all though but never ever believe Republicans when they say they are going to protect your job.

#14 | Posted by danni at 2018-01-15 09:13 AM | Reply

"and yet, they still thought Trump would be better for them than Hillary."

Some did but many would didn't were deprived of their right to vote by Interstate Crosscheck. Far more were disqualified from voting than were the numbers Trump supposedly won those swing states by. So, where is Interstate Crosscheck today? In the Dept. of Homeland Security so that we can't even ask that it be transparent. And decent citizens, like Eberly, don't even have the curiosity to question it. And I don't want to single out Eberly, it is amazing to me that we allow this to happen with little or no objections, even from Democrats. We get the government that we allow the cheaters to force upon us and we don't even make a sound. America truly has become a nation of sheep. The rest of the world watches and wonders what happened to make us to accepting of leaders who are only in office due to gerrymandering, voter suppression and out right election theft.

#15 | Posted by danni at 2018-01-15 09:18 AM | Reply

I was raised in a union household. Workers do not vote for Republicans, my father said. My father always voted for Democrats, except for the one time he voted for George C. Wallace in a primary election. By 1968, worried about all the Blahs infiltrating his workplace, he began to vote for Republicans. Dad died in 2003, and did not see President Obama. That would have pushed him into a stuttering rage apoplexy, fer sure!

#16 | Posted by john47 at 2018-01-15 09:30 AM | Reply

and yet, they still thought Trump would be better for them than Hillary.

#13 | Posted by eberly at 2018-01-15 09:06 AM | Reply | Flag

That's not making them look any smarter.

#17 | Posted by 726 at 2018-01-15 10:03 AM | Reply

A good reason not to buy anything from Carrier. You don't go to Mexico or China for quality. You go there for cheap crap.

#18 | Posted by SomebodyElse at 2018-01-15 10:15 AM | Reply

"That's not making them look any smarter."

Trump sold himself better in the rust belt than Hillary.

A mistake I'll bet the dems do not make the next time.

#19 | Posted by eberly at 2018-01-15 11:02 AM | Reply

and yet, they still thought Trump would be better for them than Hillary.

#13 | POSTED BY EBERLY

Was this meant to be humorous?

Because of course they thought he was better than Hillary, they believed the con.

Or are you positing that they didn't believe the con, knew he would be horrible for them and voted for him anyway?

#20 | Posted by jpw at 2018-01-15 12:10 PM | Reply

Trump sold himself better in the rust belt than Hillary.
A mistake I'll bet the dems do not make the next time.

#19 | POSTED BY EBERLY AT 2018-01-15 11:02 AM | FLAG:

I don't believe in this explanation any more. That was fine early one, but not since the data came out. It's time to reconsider the reasons people voted they way they did.

#21 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2018-01-15 02:30 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

who really cares if the POTUS candidate comes to their state? I never care. The policy and temperament matter. I want someone who will take on the rest of the world and win. I don't care if they eat a corn-dog in MO.

#22 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2018-01-15 02:33 PM | Reply

"Because of course they thought he was better than Hillary, they believed the con."

they believed the con. The didn't see him as a con, rather, they saw him as an outsider, unlike Hillary.

and Rust belt folks feel like Washington insiders are their biggest enemy with trade policies and immigration.

Hillary = insider

Trump = businessman and outsider

all -------- but it's how Trump sold himself.

#23 | Posted by eberly at 2018-01-15 02:58 PM | Reply

Sometimes people are outsiders for a good reason. We're seeing that now.

#24 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2018-01-15 03:17 PM | Reply

the reality is that bernie was nailed to the cross while the crowd shouted out for trump and hillary counted her pieces of silver

#25 | Posted by ABlock at 2018-01-16 10:18 AM | Reply

Sometimes people are outsiders for a good reason. We're seeing that now.
#24 | POSTED BY BRUCEBANNER

this is a perfect example of the 4th estate neglecting to inform the public. this narrative that trump is an outsider because he wasn't elected is the consummate con job/mis-direction. trump stood up there and bragged about buying favors by giving campaign contributions. if bernies' social plans had been discussed and properly explained and if trumps' business dealings were even casually reported on, we could have avoided trump and clinton. as a country, we had a winning lottery ticket, and we threw it away

#26 | Posted by ABlock at 2018-01-16 10:28 AM | Reply

"Trump sold himself better in the rust belt than Hillary.
A mistake I'll bet the dems do not make the next time."

And a performance which will be laughed at if he tries to repeat it. Actions speak louder than words and Trump has not kept his promises.

#27 | Posted by danni at 2018-01-16 10:29 AM | Reply

Told you so.

#28 | Posted by chuffy at 2018-01-16 02:11 PM | Reply

Its more than a feeling

#29 | Posted by hatter5183 at 2018-01-16 04:03 PM | Reply

Liar-in-Chief:

The workers at Carrier aren't the only ones who feel victimized by Trump's false promises. United Technologies, Carrier's parent company, is laying off another 700 workers right up the road from the Carrier plant in Huntington. And Rexnord, another plant in Indianapolis, just closed its doors, too. Workers at both plants hoped that Trump would come to the rescue, but he never showed up.

Beyond Indiana, workers across the country feel like they too are victims of a false Trumpian bargain, in which they were invited to trade their votes to keep their jobs. In fact, according to new research conducted by Good Jobs Nation, more than 91,000 jobs have been sent overseas since Trump was elected, the highest rate of jobs lost to outsourcing in five years.

Workers know that Trump has the power to stop offshoring....As president of the United States, he can tell federal contractors like United Technologies that our tax dollars will not fund corporations that continue to offshore jobs. But Trump has failed to take action. In fact, the new report by Good Jobs Nation shows that the pace of offshoring by major federal contractors is accelerating under Trump. Since Trump moved into the White House, corporations that offshore American jobs have received $21 billion in lucrative federal contracts, meaning that the federal government is rewarding companies that send jobs overseas. The truth is that even though Trump has signed more than 100 executive orders since he took office, he has yet to sign a single one to stop offshoring by federal contractors.

www.washingtonpost.com

#30 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2018-01-16 06:03 PM | Reply

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