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04/16/2017

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Phred

Trump is the best example of IOKIYAR I've ever seen. Can you imagine the fuss* if Hillary Clinton had done even one tenth of what Trump has done? Or any Democrat, for that matter?

*I tried to think of the right word, but I came up empty. Even sh*tst*rm seems inadequate.

Richard John Marcej

This is the truth, before I read today's post I'd never heard the name Mama June. And having read today's post, I still have no idea who she (it's a she, right?) is or what she does. Then again, while I've heard the name Kardashian plenty of times, I have no idea who they are or what they do. And I'm on the internet everyday. Maybe I just live in some sort of bubble.

As for Trump, I find it personally ironic, as I've been searching for a job for over two years and despite having all required abilities and especially experience, I can't get work. While the masses in our country went out of their way to hire someone who does't have the abilities or experience for the job as president. And all the newscasters and pundits are acting surprised.

I'm living in an upside down world.

Mary in Ohio

People seem to assume that Trump got elected because everybody against him stayed home, assuming Hillary would win in a landslide. People have even said to me "If your side is complaining why didn't you vote?" DUH ! We DID vote ! Mainstream !Stop blaming US because we were outnumbered ! (Crazy Horse and Sitting Bull could not be reached for comment.)

Louis Richards

And remember that plenty of people DID vote against Trump. Clinton won the popular vote by over 3 million votes.
But across the country the Electoral College showed that enough states had close majorities for Trump to overcome the huge majorities for Clinton elsewhere.

Mike Peterson

Google isn't much help in comparing one election to another, mostly because a lot of the numbers were compiled within days of the election while they were still counting ballots, but two points:

1. It doesn't matter if more or fewer people voted in one year than another. Our turnout, overall, still sucks.

2. If people who didn't want Trump were outnumbered by people who did, then the outcome was perfectly legitimate and we should shut up.

My own take is that the prospects were scary enough that we should have had a larger turnout and that a more attractive opponent and a clearer message of what was at stake, plus fewer polls showing that Trump was going to get thumped, would have made a difference.

We also need easier voting -- I talked to nurses who (A) couldn't get off to vote and (B) live two hours from the hospital, so are far from their polling places. They should be encouraged to check their work schedules and vote early, by mail, but it's not permitted here and is under siege in the places where it is.

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