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2016 Postmortem

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Mon Nov 7, 2016, 06:28 PM Nov 2016

I've been following your elections since 1960. [View all]

I've read Advise and Consent, your constitution, and your Bill of Rights. You have an amazing form of government, which would be totally awesome if it were rescued from the Republicans and the alt-right business interests. Wouldn't it be lovely if you reclaim the Senate, and can do the things that august body was meant to do!

In order to understand this particular election, I have learned about the primary system, which truly offers any American the opportunity to run for president. Now if only more of the thinking public would vote at primaries, they couldn't be hijacked by the likes of Trump.

I read in-depth articles to such an extent that many of my American friends tell me I know more about this election than they do. (But not, obviously, more than DUers!) I have educated many Canadian friends about the nuances of your process.

I've visited every one of your 50 wonderful states, as well as Puerto Rico. And to several of them: I'll be back.

I support Native American, women's rights, African-American rights, and animal rights through contributions to US charities, for which I can't get a tax receipt.

I can't vote in your elections, or even contribute financially to any campaign, but I have become a DU junkie, and I follow your threads avidly, as well as post when I have something to say. And I honor all of you who have worked your hearts out for this one.

I will be following posts on this site tomorrow, and will have my heart in my throat, like many of you.

But I truly believe Hillary will win, and while she won't change the public perception of women overnight, things will change over time, with her as president, just as they have in many other democracies.

So - I'm ready to celebrate a landslide tomorrow night.

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Thank you. tonyt53 Nov 2016 #1
Yes shenmue Nov 2016 #2
our form of government is really good lapfog_1 Nov 2016 #5
I'm actually kind of embarrassed when I think of people in other countries watching us right now. drm604 Nov 2016 #6
You write, "...with her as president, just as they have in many other democracies," billymike Nov 2016 #8
Thank you, Billymike. sunweaver Nov 2016 #9
Great Post. pennylane100 Nov 2016 #32
Great post. Thank you. K & R nt Persondem Nov 2016 #10
Thanks. If Trump wins via fraud or SCOTUS, I'm coming your way! sinkingfeeling Nov 2016 #11
What a beautiful OP! NastyRiffraff Nov 2016 #12
What a wonderful post Saboburns Nov 2016 #20
K&R nt ProudProgressiveNow Nov 2016 #21
welcome to du--would that so many of the citizens of this country had done one tenth as niyad Nov 2016 #23
Oh Canada.. lostnfound Nov 2016 #25
Some of my family moved to Canada way back, and if Trump somehow wins, maybe I'll do the same. manicraven Nov 2016 #26
You're a sweetheart! Welcome back here any time. fierywoman Nov 2016 #27
I don't suppose you'd consider moving here would you? redwitch Nov 2016 #28
What a beautiful post. New Orleans Strong Nov 2016 #29
Thank you for such an encouraging post! I'm glad you're with us emotionally. n/t Upthevibe Nov 2016 #31
I LOVE New Orleans. sunweaver Nov 2016 #37
I envy your affordable access to healthcare SHRED Nov 2016 #30
Affordable in Ontario means sunweaver Nov 2016 #36
We will have paid... SHRED Nov 2016 #45
So you've been punishing yourself since the 60's have ya? TrekLuver Nov 2016 #33
Just my OCD... sunweaver Nov 2016 #35
Well, HEY there neighbor! annabanana Nov 2016 #34
I think you ought to be able to vote in US elections . . FairWinds Nov 2016 #38
One thing about this election and the Primary season GusBob Nov 2016 #39
I appreciate your comments, very much. TryLogic Nov 2016 #40
Welcome! glad you're here! I have many relatives in Canada who follow what's going on Raine Nov 2016 #41
Hi from Montreal here w/ relatives across the border. Amonester Nov 2016 #42
I worked on the Kennedy campaign when I was six years old. texanwitch Nov 2016 #43
Thanks, Sunweaver mountain grammy Nov 2016 #44
You rock!!! LovinBlueInKY Nov 2016 #47
Even though you cannot vote, thanks for BEING WITH HER!! mfcorey1 Nov 2016 #50
Thank you! texasleo Nov 2016 #51
LET'S DO THIS!!! WELCOME TO DU!! n/t secondwind Nov 2016 #52
Thank you for your support. lillypaddle Nov 2016 #53
Thank you for your loving post LittleGirl Nov 2016 #54
Cheers, sunweaver !! n/t VWolf Nov 2016 #55
Thank you all! sunweaver Nov 2016 #56
Good for you, sunweaver. Wishing us all good luck. Nitram Nov 2016 #57
I'm glad you are so interested in our country. It is great to have nice neighbors. Zing Zing Zingbah Nov 2016 #58
Unable to generate and sustain anything positive, the Republicans... Cary Nov 2016 #59
They can only debase themselves... sunweaver Nov 2016 #60
That's true of me as an individual Cary Nov 2016 #63
Thank you for your wonderful post! Mad_Dem_X Nov 2016 #61
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Many thanks for the support. Paladin Nov 2016 #64
great post!! berksdem Nov 2016 #65
House terms need to be changed awoke_in_2003 Nov 2016 #67
I as well follow your politics. healthnut7 Nov 2016 #68
Thank you ngGale Nov 2016 #69
happy you are here! Butterflies Nov 2016 #70
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