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It will greatly please me if Donald Trump becomes the next President of the United States Of America. It'll be one the funniest moments in my life (And I've had some epically elevated kek moments of funny).
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My worst fear concerning this election can be summed up in this poor-quality picture made by yours truly.


As for who I want to win, I'm sure most forumgoers know by now. I've been very vocal about my support for Bernie Sanders.


I vote for a live stream of GrandmasterCoolio when the votes are all accounted for, or better yet the entire election process, would bring me much joy.
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This is the guy who said he'd take out ISIS?
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No, I do get it. But you are framing it like it's an current epidemic now, that there is an increase of violence in general across the US.

I don't like him either so I'm not really defending him


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How would that liberty be any different with another winning candidate?

This was a good one.



You didn't get it. I'm not saying that hate crimes don't exist or that they will stop if another candidate wins.

All I'm saying is that the leader is a huge influence on his people. Hate crimes will increase because the leader encourages such acts. Trump as a leader is full of hate and his followers are like him so having Trump on their side will give them the liberty to act on their hate even more and Trump allows it instead of condemning it. This has happened already.

Instead of uniting the people, he only sees the stereotypes and negativity so that's what we will be hearing all the time if he wins and people will get mad and act like the leader acts.

This sums up my thoughts exactly and explains better what I'm trying to say:

Why hate speech by presidential candidates is despicable






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thatgirl202 wrote:


SatoMadoka wrote:

How would that liberty be any different with another winning candidate?

This was a good one.



You didn't get it. I'm not saying that hate crimes don't exist or that they will stop if another candidate wins.

All I'm saying is that the leader is a huge influence on his people. Hate crimes will increase because the leader encourages such acts. Trump as a leader is full of hate and his followers are like him so having Trump on their side will give them the liberty to act on their hate even more and Trump allows it instead of condemning it. This has happened already.

Instead of uniting the people, he only sees the stereotypes and negativity so that's what we will be hearing all the time if he wins and people will get mad and act like the leader acts.

This sums up my thoughts exactly and explains better what I'm trying to say:

Why hate speech by presidential candidates is despicable






Written by Robert Reich, who was Bill Clinton's Secretary of Labor. It's a hit piece.
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I vote for a live stream of GrandmasterCoolio when the votes are all accounted for, or better yet the entire election process, would bring me much joy.


Depending on who wins, there may need to be a follow-up stream of my journey to Canada and my endeavor to sneak through the border.
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This is the guy who said he'd take out ISIS?


It's a bird of prey, I doubt one could kill a man 1v1 seriously but it can fuck you up, I'd flinch too,
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I have a theory. Maybe Trump is just fooling around. He's too rich and he has too much free time so he wants to run for president. I can't imagine he really plans to win. I mean Trump is a smart guy, if he wasn't he wouldn't be such as successful businessman. I don't think he's stupid enough to say all those horrible things and still think he has a chance at becoming the president. I think he's just bored and wants to go on tv and say crazy stuff.

Maybe the Republicans called him up and said something like "Hey Trump, there's no way you're going to ever become president but what about pretending to run? We need someone who will bring attention to the Republican nominees and we think you're the perfect guy for the job!" Basically he's just a distraction.
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GrandmasterCoolio wrote:


GrandMasterTime wrote

I vote for a live stream of GrandmasterCoolio when the votes are all accounted for, or better yet the entire election process, would bring me much joy.


Depending on who wins, there may need to be a follow-up stream of my journey to Canada and my endeavor to sneak through the border.


Haha I've heard a lot of United States citizens say the same thing, do you actually think he will win? If not, who?
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thatgirl202 wrote:


SatoMadoka wrote:

How would that liberty be any different with another winning candidate?

This was a good one.



You didn't get it. I'm not saying that hate crimes don't exist or that they will stop if another candidate wins.

All I'm saying is that the leader is a huge influence on his people. Hate crimes will increase because the leader encourages such acts. Trump as a leader is full of hate and his followers are like him so having Trump on their side will give them the liberty to act on their hate even more and Trump allows it instead of condemning it. This has happened already.

Instead of uniting the people, he only sees the stereotypes and negativity so that's what we will be hearing all the time if he wins and people will get mad and act like the leader acts.

This sums up my thoughts exactly and explains better what I'm trying to say:

Why hate speech by presidential candidates is despicable






Well I guess now I know why everyone in the US are so shallow minded and ready to give away or let their freedoms be taken away...it is Obama's fault. Thanks for clearing that up for me, I kind of figured that people who can't think for themselves would just follow whoever the leader is.
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Haha I've heard a lot of United States citizens say the same thing, do you actually think he will win? If not, who?


In all honesty, I don't think Trump will win. I suspect he has a good chance of winning the nomination (assuming Ted Cruz doesn't sneakily swoop in and sweep it out from under him), but I'm highly skeptical of the idea that he'll be able to secure a victory in the general election. Donald's strategy relies off of saying bombastic, egregious things about his opponents and minorities. To rise up in the polls, he sacrifices his appeal to certain demographics. So far his comments have almost inevitably alienated prisoners-of-war and Muslim-Americans, and his generalizations about illegal immigrants (as well as his proposal on how to address said illegal immigration) have almost assuredly lost him the Latino vote -- a crucial factor in winning the election that ensured Romney's downfall in 2012.

On top of all that, Donald Trump will likely end up pushing away at least some Republican voters. While I'd argue that the right in this country are too extreme, his hate-filled rhetoric and drastic proposals on how to deal with illegal immigration will likely drive a number of Republicans either into a state of political apathy or a willingness to strategically vote for the Democratic nominee as a least-worst alternative.

As for who I think will win, I'd say that my preferred candidate, Bernie Sanders, will claim victory. Although that may be my bias talking, there is a good case to make for his victory. A lot of voters are sick of the establishment candidates -- the same politicians and policies with a new face on them. It's part of why Donald Trump and Ben Carson (before he dropped in the polls due to campaign infighting) got so far. They were both people outside of the political realm; people voters figured were most trustworthy than your usual corrupt politician. And on the Democratic side, I'd say the same is true of Bernie Sanders. He's the only major Democratic candidate that's not funded by a Super-PAC, won a seat in Congress as an independent unaffiliated with either of the two major parties, and has an outstanding track record that serves as proof that he isn't pandering to the masses, that he says what he means, and that he's on the left of the political spectrum.

A lot of people on the left want to see a more regulated Wall Street. They want a candidate who isn't afraid to stand up to the top 1% and do what needs to be done. And when those people look at Hillary, they aren't exactly filled with confidence. She openly admits to being a representative of Wall Street and only introduced her more populist proposals (such as her plan for dealing with student loan-debt) after Sanders rose in popularity from speaking of them.

You know you're not in a good position when liar is the first word that comes to people's minds when they think of you.

Last but not least, Western Illinois University's famously accurate mock-election has predicted that Bernie Sanders will win both the primary and general election -- the latter of which he won with a landslide victory in said mock-election. So overall, I think Bernie has a significant chance of being the next president of the United States.
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US politics isn't exactly 'an embarrassment of riches' right now, is it?
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Yeah wasn't it just recently Trump threatened to leave the Republican party? This will likely leave a bad taste in a lot of the Republican leaders and cause a lot of divide. Don't think it's their year. I also highly doubt Hilary will ever be elected as she as you said doesn't exactly have the best reputation.

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