felt like I woke up this morning in some parallel bizarro world where only the impossible happens, and the impossible has happened.
the polls were rigged !!!
the polls were rigged !!!
I honestly don't know because when you're talking about how people are perceived it seems difficult to be less likable that Donald Trump. Maybe it is because she is a woman. But a lot of the crap she gets is about very specific issues. With Obama it was usually nonsense and conspiracy theories. "He was born in Kenya" or "He is a Muslim." Those things worked in his favor because they took away from the real issues.
But the thing is the Republican Party has an advantage in that the core group they appeal to has traditionally been less progressive, more fearful, less concerned with equality. So Trump's routine, while being pretty crude, is not that far away from what that party has been selling for a long time, just in a much more subtle way. So maybe personality isn't as important. But on the other hand I used to watch Trump's show The Apprentice, and I found him to be entertaining. Lots of people did. It was one of the top shows. You couldn't really take him seriously but his act seemed like an exaggerated performance and it was amusing. My point is that I didn't find him unlikable, and lots of people didn't. I didn't think that was really him, but a character based on him, and I think that's what he was campaigning as, as well. As everyone knows he donated a lot of money to the Clinton's in the past, and is probably far more liberal than the character he took on to get elected.
I'm not sure. I'm sort of saying that maybe she is not as likable as he is, but I can't even convince myself of that. I don't know. But there is just something about her that people don't like. And she must have an extreme case of whatever it is because he is far from charming. Maybe Americans will accept that kind of behavior and attitude from a man and not a woman? It's all I can really come up with. They're both awful people but having him as President is not a good thing for the US of the world.
I cannot believe this has happened.
Why are people so utterly f***ing stupid?
Pretty much except that her faults are not little, but never mind that. The other thing is that the people whose votes he needed are different. Bernie Sanders won sudden mass popularity by addressing a whole other set of issues than Trump did, but Hillary didn't think she needed his supporters. Being a woman cost her votes that she wasn't going to get anyway, but her arrogance towards people who would have voted for her was what did it.To summarise, every little fault sticks to her like a scarlet letter for some reason, but his faults are dismissed as he's just being a dude / businessman / celebrity / outsider.
So you're not talking about "Bernie bros" anymore? hahahaha! You are the perfect example of why she lost. Thank you.In think we can definitely say modern polling models are unfit for modern times and no longer as reliable as they once were. Now I'm just curious what will happen. Will he keep any of the crazy promises he made on the campainge trail and will people really enjoy spect him to and if so how many. Will he ban or screen Muslims, will he build a wall and tear up trade agreement. will he bring back manufacturing and save the coal industry. Deport the millions already here. What will happen to taxes. The Dow will spring back as people unwind bets they made for Clinton and wait for uncertainty to clear. Providing he doesn't and can't do all of the things he's claiming stock will come back. What scare me more or at least equal to his damage with foreign policy such as talking to China about the sea dispute or what he might do to NATO and Russian sanctions it's an unchecked republican congress I fear the most many of whom are the same people from the bush era. Cutting taxes for wealthier Americans while cutting spending for poor ones deregulation and eroding workers rights while deign eating in infrastructure spending accept in economically valuable areas. I don't know if Bernie ran it'd be any different. A lot,of Clinton supporters would have voted him but I don't know if he'd have been able to pull enough Hispanic support or black support, especially the older ones. I don't know how he'd have done in the debates. You can't prove a negative in a lot of these cases but it's fifty fifty in my mind. Youth vote turnout did hurt though. I also saw problems with him not being able to follow through with any of his promises and depressing his voters almost immediately, which I think will somewhat happen to trump, but at least we might have had the court nominee
please come to germany then, kind and sensitive americans, creative intelligentsia and cultural elite of the usa. we'll start an inspiring cultural exile movement that will benefit both our countries. the weather here is better than in canada, 6 months of reasonably mild temperatures, a willkommenskultur offering uninhabited refugee and private accomodation. i can offer a spare bed and a solid roof too. moz?
but let's stop daydreaming
you aint got the room though. we got the room. all new immigrants gets their own igloo and seal club! that's it, we'll put them up up north. they can civilize it.please come to germany then, kind and sensitive americans, creative intelligentsia and cultural elite of the usa. we'll start an inspiring cultural exile movement that will benefit both our countries. the weather here is better than in canada, 6 months of reasonably mild temperatures, a willkommenskultur offering uninhabited refugee and private accomodation. i can offer a spare bed and a solid roof too. moz?
but let's stop daydreaming