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Wed May 24, 2017, 06:09 AM

Every day I wake up and wonder why the voters of the US subjected us to such an asshole

Everything trump says, everything he does is either being an asshole or a jerk. He has no good plan for making this country better, he flirts with foreign governments that don't have human rights for his own gain, and every time I turn on the news he's making a fool of himself and our country. Thanks American voter, for nothing - and that's what you have gained.

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Reply Every day I wake up and wonder why the voters of the US subjected us to such an asshole (Original post)
mdbl May 2017 OP
beachbum bob May 2017 #1
Orsino May 2017 #5
SammyWinstonJack May 2017 #7
Cosmocat May 2017 #8
50 Shades Of Blue May 2017 #2
uncle ray May 2017 #3
Cosmocat May 2017 #9
Scarsdale May 2017 #19
Cosmocat May 2017 #23
Vinca May 2017 #4
Cosmocat May 2017 #10
NewJeffCT May 2017 #18
JI7 May 2017 #6
BumRushDaShow May 2017 #11
Stellar May 2017 #17
hibbing May 2017 #16
Cosmocat May 2017 #12
vlyons May 2017 #13
athena May 2017 #14
dlk May 2017 #15
Bernardo de La Paz May 2017 #20
L. Coyote May 2017 #25
B Stieg May 2017 #21
oasis May 2017 #28
WinkyDink May 2017 #22
L. Coyote May 2017 #24
mdbl May 2017 #26
triron May 2017 #27

Response to mdbl (Original post)

Wed May 24, 2017, 06:44 AM

1. you can thank those who voted 3rd party or not vote at all, the US voter majority made the right

 

choice.

It was those who couldn't "support the lesser of 2 evils"........facts do matter

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Response to beachbum bob (Reply #1)

Wed May 24, 2017, 07:42 AM

5. (You can also thank the 62 million who actually voted for Trump.) n/t

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Response to beachbum bob (Reply #1)

Wed May 24, 2017, 08:07 AM

7. 62 million facts.

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Response to beachbum bob (Reply #1)

Wed May 24, 2017, 08:17 AM

8. You are spot on and this is nuance people need to understand

Only 1/3 of the country had the simple god darned sense to vote for the competent, reasonable, sane (and extraordinarily qualified) candidate.

1/3 of the country is lost, flat out.

BUT, the nuance is that 1/3 of the country was willing to accept 45 (and right wing bullshit generally).

That is the soft spot.

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Response to mdbl (Original post)

Wed May 24, 2017, 07:04 AM

2. They didn't. I'm convinced at least four states were flipped for Trump.

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Response to 50 Shades Of Blue (Reply #2)

Wed May 24, 2017, 07:10 AM

3. flipping would mean nothing if millions had not voted for the asshole, or third party.

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Response to uncle ray (Reply #3)

Wed May 24, 2017, 08:18 AM

9. right

nm

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Response to Cosmocat (Reply #9)

Wed May 24, 2017, 09:06 AM

19. Democratic politicians

should be making certain NOW long before the next election, that gerrymandered districts are taken down, that EVERYONE has valid voting I.D.'s. Repubs have cheating down to a fine art, few voting places in democratic districts, strict I.D. laws. They even quoted the incorrect dates to vote, throwing people off. They HAVE to cheat, to "win".

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Response to Scarsdale (Reply #19)

Wed May 24, 2017, 09:46 AM

23. They have been going at it so long and relentlessly

it isn't just one thing, either ...

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Response to mdbl (Original post)

Wed May 24, 2017, 07:36 AM

4. I think this, too, then I put on the Washington Journal call-in show for a few minutes.

The true believers think their lord and savior Donald J. Trump is doing just fine. A fellow just called in and said with great authority that we lost jobs under Obama, but Trump is creating jobs by traveling all over the country making deals with companies. They live in a parallel, fact-free universe.

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Response to Vinca (Reply #4)

Wed May 24, 2017, 08:18 AM

10. YEP

nm

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Response to Vinca (Reply #4)

Wed May 24, 2017, 09:03 AM

18. Meanwhile

The Carrier jobs that he supposedly saved last year that received a huge amount of publicity are now going to be gone by the end of this year.

So, he paid $7 million to keep 1,000 jobs around another year.

Maybe he'll do another deal to keep them around through 2018 and it will now be $70 million instead of $7 million?

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Response to mdbl (Original post)

Wed May 24, 2017, 07:47 AM

6. make america white

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Response to JI7 (Reply #6)

Wed May 24, 2017, 08:19 AM

11. THIS

was their primary primordial (conscious or subconscious) reason why they did it, despite what they claim was the reason.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Reply #11)

Wed May 24, 2017, 08:37 AM

17. Yep, back to the good old days where the little lady bowed down to her husbands wishes

...and I had to beg my husband for a credit card because even working women had to get approval from their husband before obtaining one, and he also had to sign for me to have my tubes tied.

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Response to JI7 (Reply #6)

Wed May 24, 2017, 08:36 AM

16. I agree

The corporate media and commentators rarely if ever mentioned this.


Peace

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Response to mdbl (Original post)

Wed May 24, 2017, 08:21 AM

12. We are suffering the consequences as a nation of indulging right wing fuck wittery for decades

it didn't magically happen on November 8th.

This country has indulged republican jackassery, their deranged parstianship for my entire adult life (the last quarter century).

It has been going on 30 years of WWI type military barrages of their bullshit and our media enabling it that has caused this country to become so course, so superficial, so souless, that DJT was able to not only win the nomination of one of our two major parties, but the Presidency.

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Response to mdbl (Original post)

Wed May 24, 2017, 08:30 AM

13. Anger, greed, delusion make people stupid

From the Buddhist perspective, the 3 mental poisons are anger, greed, and delusion (ignorance). When we let those 3 negative emotions rule us, we think say, and do stupid things that ultimately hurt ourselves and others.

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Response to mdbl (Original post)

Wed May 24, 2017, 08:33 AM

14. Too many men and women

couldn't stand the idea of being led by a woman.

That's the only reason HRC is not president today. She was an intelligent and highly experienced stateswoman with solid policy ideas, running against a man with zero government experience and no idea of what policy even means. There was only one reason to vote for the man, and that was that he was male.

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Response to mdbl (Original post)

Wed May 24, 2017, 08:35 AM

15. It's Not Just the Voters

Corporations, including the corporate media, played the largest role in getting Trump elected. Then, there's voter suppression. We must continue to register voters, even assist with purchasing the ID they need to register, if necessary, and drive them to the polls in buses. Nothing short of that will counter the enormous corporate influence in our government. They are all about the money. We need to be about something more.

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Response to mdbl (Original post)

Wed May 24, 2017, 09:06 AM

20. Hillary won the election. Republicons stole 80,000 votes in 3 states to steal the Electoral College.

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Response to Bernardo de La Paz (Reply #20)

Wed May 24, 2017, 10:10 AM

25. 40,000. Switched votes count twice. Subtract one here, add one there.

A switched vote is the one vote that counts twice! Each one changes the margin by two votes.

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Response to mdbl (Original post)

Wed May 24, 2017, 09:43 AM

21. I believe it was "branding"

Branding, like Trump's campaign, focuses on creating, promoting and selling consumers an image rather than the specific attributes of a product or service. To an oldster like me, this is all just smoke and mirrors.

But "Only I can fix it...as an Outsider...where I'll drain the swamp" created a powerful image of a hegemonic, self-determining ("rugged individualist", vibrant masculinity long popularized on screens big and small, a vision that most Americans see as natural, eternal, universal and, frankly, superior.

While there's no question these voters didn't dig deep enough, they were only thinking that they were voting for a hero in a movie--an archetypal American hero--rather than understanding that the work of government is far, far different from what some cinematic whiz bang can pull off in just about 2 hours.

They were lazy, they were duped and many are biased. But they also had been well-conditioned to swallow the latest lifestyle brand (sans details), especially one using the most powerful (and abused) of all the terms used to sell us things, "new and (by implication) improved)."

But it's Pete Townsend who's right ("old boss, same as the new boss", although this may be even harder to see these days as we watch the Ryans, Mulvaneys and Putins of the world manipulate our "Useful Idiot In-Chief" who, along with his voters, think he's actually in charge.

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Response to B Stieg (Reply #21)

Sat May 27, 2017, 05:59 PM

28. Exactamundo. Excellent post.

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Response to mdbl (Original post)

Wed May 24, 2017, 09:44 AM

22. "the voters"? You mean "some of the voters plus the hacked machines and the Russians"?

 

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Response to mdbl (Original post)

Wed May 24, 2017, 10:04 AM

24. The vote suppressors and vote counters, not the voters. Yuuuuge difference.

Blame ought be assigned where it belongs, the fucking Republican cheaters at the ones to blame.

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Response to L. Coyote (Reply #24)

Sat May 27, 2017, 05:53 PM

26. you say that but everytime I turn around some idiot is admitting he/she voted for trump

so I don't think it was just the machines.

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Response to mdbl (Original post)

Sat May 27, 2017, 05:56 PM

27. Your blame is misplaced. Election was a total farce.

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