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    I have 3 daughters. One is a Conservative nurse. One is a Liberal microbiologist. One is a non political teacher. NONE is deplorable.

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    Yea, and the Clintons are a prime example.
    I'm not defending the Clintons. Trump though is an anyone but candidate. Your Electoral College I thought was intended to stop exactly that sort of person from being made President. If not him, who? A monkey? I'd be tempted to take my chances with the monkey...
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    Quote Originally Posted by tude dog View Post
    I see you accept Clinton's name calling as some sort of truth.

    I dunno.

    The people I know who voted for Trump are anything but deplorable.

    I view them the same way I look at Clinton supporters. Ya know, like misguided or other similar descriptions.

    No need to get nasty.
    Well, I think one of the problems began when Clinton used the term "deplorable" to refer to some some of the less sociable trumpers. Trump turned it around by suggesting all his followers we being called deplorable. That did the trick.

    Anyway, both sides of this thing took a leap off the deep end.

    Maybe we can get all this out of our system in the next four years, and Americans will be ready for sanity in the gumment by then.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Clodhopper View Post
    I'm not defending the Clintons. Trump though is an anyone but candidate. Your Electoral College I thought was intended to stop exactly that sort of person from being made President. If not him, who? A monkey? I'd be tempted to take my chances with the monkey...
    The Electorial College is not about weeding out unfit candidates. The decision of who is fit is determined by the voters.

    What the Electorial College does is to prevent a tyranny of the majority.

    Electoral College gives the whole nation a voice not just ruled by the most populous states.


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    Quote Originally Posted by tude dog View Post
    The Electorial College is not about weeding out unfit candidates. The decision of who is fit is determined by the voters.

    What the Electorial College does is to prevent a tyranny of the majority.

    Electoral College gives the whole nation a voice not just ruled by the most populous states.

    The Electoral College has been perverted from its original intent.
    It was meant to be more representative of the districts.
    Each voting district had an elector, and there were two more electors at large. So if a district majority voted for a particular candidate the elector from that district cast his vote for that candidate.
    Some years back a few states determined that to avoid confusion, all of the electors for that state would cast for whichever candidate won the majority. New York, California I think were the first.
    by 2008 many of the states converted to a "winner-take-all" vote where whoever won the state got all the electors.

    As for Hillary's loss, had she not conceded so early, there may have been some options to pursue given the majority vote, but that's all done. No point crying over spilt vote buckets.
    I begin to think she was in on the scam from the get-go, and it was all part of the plan. Just think what a union of Russia, Turkey an the US can pull off in the world. As long as you don't really care about human rights, equality, and fair markets, it'll be Great.
    China may soon become the bastion of human Rights.

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    It'll be great.
    I feel like I'm reading a novel and I can't figure out if it is sci-fi about a dystopian future, a looks bleak then surprisingly improves, or an old fashioned horror story.

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    It would better befit his office if he attended official occasions with a small representative sample of his family instead of bringing everyone on stage as a tribe. I haven't a clue who they all are but they take up an awful lot of room. Donald Trump is not exactly comme il faut - he reminds me of Idi Amin on these occasions, to the extent that I keep hoping he'll arrive one day wearing full opera bouffe army costume.
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    tude dog: Was dropping for sleep last night so continuing this morning as a way of putting off housework

    What ever gave you the idea I supported Trump?
    Well, the way you've been supporting him on here, even if it is support by default it's still support.

    What does Trump have to do with the KKK?
    It's what the KKK has to do with trump. They weren't just supporting him, they were delighted by him. Did you see the story about their celebrations with massed Nazi salutes? (and no, it wasn't fake news) If I found myself voting with the KKK en masse, especially in that sort of mood I'd be very concerned. It's the same with our neo-Nazi groups over here and brexit.
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    Electoral College: learning something here It's beginning to sound as though the Electoral College is the appendix of the US body politic: it used to have a function, but has atrophied through irrelevance?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wandrin View Post
    I feel like I'm reading a novel and I can't figure out if it is sci-fi about a dystopian future, a looks bleak then surprisingly improves, or an old fashioned horror story.
    When you find out, let me know please.
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