The Silver Lining - Cool Firsts in the 2016 Election


#1

The 2016 elections yielded some inspiring “firsts”, which show our country as a land of opportunity.

Aside from the obvious First Nonpolitician Billionaire Elected as President, Donald Trump, there are others:

First Woman Presidential Candidate from a Major Party - Hillary Clinton
First Jewish Presidential Candidate from a Major Party - Bernie Sanders
First Latina Elected to the U.S. Senate - Catherine Cortez Masto of Nevada
First Jewish Man Elected as Missouri Governor - Eric Greitens

Any other inspiring firsts? Keep adding to the list! :thumbsup:


#2

What an awesome idea for starting a thread…thank you.


#3

First time the democrats stage a major protest, start crying and carrying on about them not getting their way.

Oh wait nevermind, that’s not a first…


#4

I don’t think you’re understanding the spirit of this thread :rolleyes:


#5

First non American born first lady. I think?


#6

Just trying to be funny, sorry for ruining your thread…


#7

First black senator to represent California.


#8

First Indian-American elected to the US Senate (and also California’s first Black Senator) - Kamala Harris
First Somali-America elected to US House - Ilhan Omar (Minnesota)
First LBGT elected Governor - Kate Brown (Oregon)
First disabled woman elected to US Senate - Tammy Duckworth (Illinois)


#9

But that was really funny :rotfl:

Though I’m also a Marine so perhaps that explains why :shrug:

Happy Birthday Marines Semper Fi :thumbsup:


#10

Most of the people named so far hold very anti-Catholic views, and we should think it’s cool just because they’re the first from a particular ethnic or religious group ?


#11

First time a female was defeated in a presidential race…:smiley:


#12

Right. They got their way. Trump’s in office. Give the ad hominems a rest. :thumbsup:


#13

Nope.

Sarah Palin was first. :wink:


#14

Wow. Really. Give the ad hominems a rest, k? :rolleyes:


#15

I could be wrong, but I believe Trump is the first president who never served in political service or the military.


#16

When did she run for president?


#17

Palin wasn’t running for President.


#18

Vice President, thought that counted as being part of presidential race? :confused:


#19

He’s definitely the first who didn’t do one or the other before being elected president.


#20

Nope… VP is not the same as Pres.candidate… but in the spirit of compromise…sure why not…:slight_smile:


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