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Posted 11/9/16 , edited 11/9/16

Akage-chan wrote:

As a Mexican living in Mexico, you should be the last person complaining that our leader doesn't act like a proper head of state. Vincente Fox, anyone? You also should be the last one complaining about segregation, unless you've managed to fix that mestizo problem overnight. And let's not talk about how Mexico treats their illegal immigrants from Central America, South America and anywhere else.

As a Californian, I agree with the Texan. I am tired of illegal immigrants being given free services while we treat our veterans like garbage. Should definitely be the other way around.



First he said that only once and he apologized, Trump never apologizes for what he says. Second, I've never heard of a mestizo problem, care to explain? Third, I'm not in favor of illegal immigration, but making a big wall will be more expensive than he says, and I'm not even considering maintenance. I wouldn't have minded an agreement between the two countries to find a better solution instead of just Mexico paying for it.
Lastly, why do you give services to illegal immigrants in the first place? And What do soldiers do after their service? Don't they have a degree, or at least a high school diploma, or want a military career?
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Math matters little. What you need to do is talk to real people around the US. And by real people, I don't mean the people you meet on like minded internet sites. You need to speak with those living in small towns, who see the one main industry in their town closing up shop, moving overseas and everyone losing their source of income. Not once did Hillary ever say how she would combat this. She was too focused on telling everyone to vote for her because she wasn't Trump.

Hillary lost in the regions of the US where people are dependent on one or two large businesses in their town.


Preach Akage-Chan, Preach fo the peoples!
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Also, doesn't he encourage some xenophobia that will put our anime imports at risk?


Better enjoy CR while you can. Might be gone next year



You keep saying The Don is going to take away all these things, but do you really think in his position, in a country that is gaining so much progressive momentum, that he would take a ridiculous risk like taking away LGBT rights? He wont. He won't touch them at all. The country will likely still move forward in these regards, because there's no chance in hell Donald could get away taking rights away without Congress and the people stopping him. Don't make these ridiclous claims like he's some kind of unstoppable, evil tyrant that can do whatever he wants against everyone's will.
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You keep saying The Don is going to take away all these things, but do you really think I'm his position, in a country that is gaining so much progressive momentum, that he would take a ridiculous risk like taking away LGBT rights? He wont. He won't touch them at all. The country will likely still move forward in these regards, because there's no chance in hell Donald could get away taking rights away without Congress and the people stopping him. Don't make these ridiclous claims like he's some kind of unstoppable, evil tyrant that can do whatever he wants against everyone's will.


Over the year and a half of the campaign, Trump saw himself, bit by bit, LOSE everything he promised his "angry" followers off the top of his politically-inexperienced head:
The Wall will probably never even start building in four years, any more than Reagan's Star Wars Missile System did.
Barring Muslims at the gate will now be "a more strongly vetted immigration policy".
Kicking Mexicans out of the country will now be "a closer look at naturalization requirements for staying".
The Pentagon has every right to refuse orders to "torture terrorists families to draw them out", because of a little piece of paper in Geneva.
And China won't be economically "blackmailed" into fighting North Korea for us, because...China.

Why? Because THAT'S HOW THINGS ACTUALLY WORK.
The Republicans were throwing around so many "tyrant" accusations about Hillary and Obama "abusing power", they thought a president did get to abuse power to do anything he wanted, and then they got mad at the other candidates who weren't promising to do anything they wanted. Because those candidates were actual senators and governors, and knew better.
And between dealing over the next four years with his own ex-Angry Supporters who think they're "betrayed" find out that their Peter Pan can't fly, and a natural ability to shoot himself in the foot with a microphone, we'll see incompetence, but nothing that blows up the world. (Unless he does it himself.)

At best, we'll have a desperately dim, naive and inexperienced president who doesn't know the Constitution he promised to defend--we had one of those before, and a war, to boot--at worst, we'll have a lawsuit-happy paranoiac who keeps delaying every bit of legislation to "punish" his detractors first.
And just like the one of those we had before, at very worst, we've got an Impeachment just waiting to happen, and not a fake partisan-driven one like Bill Clinton got.
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i was not wrong,
in the end they are nothing more than a high school popularity contest. there is little difference especially in these days of kardashians and no history on the history channel.

keeping this in mind,
and the fact that the dem insiders cheated Bernie.. ive been telling non-believers all along to get ready for a trump president.
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Hopefully, in the next 4 years we get a much better president than trump. Just gotta role with what we got. :/
Posted 11/9/16 , edited 11/9/16

nanikore2 wrote:

I had been right about a whole lot of things. I made predictions in tech trends that turned out to right when people inside the company I worked for made fun of me for those predictions. I proved myself to be correct when others were wrong in that regard

Looks like I really should just stick to technology.

I don't know the first thing about elections, about politics.

My calculus regarding this election was simple, and in hindsight, over-simplistic.

Wrong assumptions:

A) Far more people are disgusted and angry at Trump, therefore Hillary. Incorrect.

B) Far more people are afraid of a Trump presidency, therefore Hillary. Incorrect.

I counted on the trifecta of disgust, anger, and fear. Wrong.

I'm going to be overseas for 3 weeks, and counting on a Hillary win means I didn't do any currency exchange yet. This is going to literally cost me, both in exchange for cash at the airports and ATM withdrawals while I'm out of country.

Well, that's the way the cookie crumbles.

So Hillary is not going to be the next president. I'll write "Who cares, Hillary's going to be next president anyways" on a piece of bread, and eat it.


My point was always that the amount of voter and electoral fraud they can commit is necessarily limited, and it *always* relied on people getting out there and voting. When voter turnout is low, then that means the amount of fraud as % of total becomes much more significant than it otherwise would.

I went and voted even though I knew my state gets rigged every election anyway. Even with rigging its still takable, if more people got out and voted from an informed position.

But this election was a TOTAL outlier....its not every election you see all the massive fraud and crimes and the scampering to keep it from exploding.


This is what happens when they cant hide from the public.
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Don't feel bad, you weren't the only one. I had a very bad feeling going into election night. I looked at all the polls that were wrong this year. The Brexit and so many overseas elections that they got wrong. This was NOT an ordinary election and your assumptions were correct. People are more disgusted by Trump's comments than Hillary's emails. More people were nervous about Trumps ability to be an effective leader but there was one little calculation that was greater than those and that was that people are sick of Washington and wanted change, any change. They just want a changing of the guard although it didn't seem to work well on the Senate and House levels. Giving Republicans control of everything seems like anything but change to me but at least now they either have to put up or shut up. They no longer have Obama to blame for everything. This will either make them or break them so it's no big loss. Don't beat yourself up over it too much. A lot of the professionals got it wrong too.
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GIGO happens!
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I let myself get wrapped up in the idiotic 'rigged polls' back and forth to step back and remind myself that polls are a guesstimate at best. And now I have four years to watch Trump fall on his face (metaphorically) over and over again. Joy.
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From Texas here and agree with you 100%


I agree we need some change and a time to heal I hope better things for the veterans.
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I would like to tip my hat to you and all those who posted that Carlin meme or other "why bother voting" style things. Congrats! At least I tried. I may have failed, but not even trying.. bravo. Enjoy your lack of funds.
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Posted 11/9/16
its harder to dislodge a sitting president, and if he can manage to do a couple things that are popular with the masses... itll be 8 years for sure.
not 4. a lot of people seem to have their hearts set on 4 years now lol
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You know what they say about making assumptions.


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Posted 11/9/16 , edited 11/9/16
Called it.

Trump 2020 Baybee

30% off brick and cement. Free classes for how to properly construct your very own wall. Bring your kids.

But seriously, good for him. Fuck hillary. No disrespect but fuck hillary.
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