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post #121 of 196 (permalink) Old 11-11-2016, 10:06 PM
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Re: How could a "moron" win the Presidency of the United States?

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Never underestimate the power of voters voting against their self interests in large numbers...

Like the Reagan Democrats and NASCAR dads before them, those people are basically multiple groups. The uneducated or undereducated, the ideologically rigid, and the wealthy wannabes among them.

See, Trump won't take away my six figures or my wife's, or our stellar education or 60 years of experience. We'll bounce back. We always do.

The uneducated and undereducated are one plant closing away from fvcked, and still think Trump will save them. Good luck with that.

The ideologically rigid won't listen to reason, as long as their objets d'art are not manhandled. Good luck with that as well.

The most puzzling group to me is the wannabe rich. Those who are an illness or layoff away from ruin but somehow think they'll pull out a stunning financial success if only ACA is repealed and the illegals are turned into rattlesnake food.

It ain't so, people. The Reagan Democrats in the rust belt got fvcked in the 80's, the NASCAR dads saw their meager income stagnate, and the wannabes are always one business success away from heaven. The ideologically rigid are out in cloud nine hugging their objets d'art and wouldn't notice a thousand illegals crossing Lower Wacker drive.

People don't think long term. They want the easy way out. They want a "leader" to blame. Pfeh. I'm 57 and it's Friday night and I'm beginning to dig into MATLAB, since our chief engineer decreed so. FML. Maybe I should call Trump and complain.
You make good posts in this section of the forum, john.

But it does seem that people get upset if they are told they are voting against their own interests.


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Re: How could a "moron" win the Presidency of the United States?

I make good posts everywhere

At least DD2 knows MATLAB...
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At least DD2 knows MATLAB...
john, why do you not quote me when you answer me? I bet I have missed some of your responses because of that.

We may have to agree to disagree on some of your posts in other parts of the forum . . .

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So after 8 pages, no one has been able to explain how a "moron" could defeat almost unanimous opposition from virtually every power center in the USA.

That's what I thought.
A moron couldn't. But you didn't ask the interesting question -

How could a narcissistic 4 times bankrupt twice divorced misogynistic serial predating unrepentent racist gold plated self promoting fact check challenged blowhard convince half the country that he gives a **** about their specific problems?

Ask better questions and you'll get better answers.
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Scary corollary... The Trump minions wanted change. Every cabinet and top position will be filled with retreads, has beens, and so on.

Change indeed. Don't forget Carl Rove while we are at it
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It'll be ok. Stock up on some bicarbonate and Preparation H.
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gyBMhmK79tg Listen to this also. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jOcstHhtL4Y
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No, she could not. This group had their anger stoked by Fox and right wing talk radio. 15 years of constant messaging that liberals are evil, unpatriotic, hate America, etc., etc. Those folks will never vote for any Dem. Even when their interests are not served, they believe the propaganda completely. Sheep.
But with all that anger and hate they have built up over the years; How come they are not out there burning and looting? Oh wait! That job is already taken by all those good and patriotic liberals.
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It'll be ok. Stock up on some bicarbonate and Preparation H.
All of the jokes about being "butthurt" are really considerably less amusing when you realize how we now live in a world where people feel enabled to tell other people that speaking foreign languages in public is illegal, chant to other students in school you are happy they get arrested, and all of the posts bravado or no about how sexual assault is now on the menu because the President-Elect thinks it's A-Okay.

As a woman who has been sexually harassed at work and who has survived domestic sexual abuse, this concept that we are simply "butthurt" is amazing. And that we have female mods "liking" those posts that just indicate that people are "butthurt", honestly, that sort of depresses me.
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a moron couldn't. But you didn't ask the interesting question -

how could a narcissistic 4 times bankrupt twice divorced misogynistic serial predating unrepentent racist gold plated self promoting fact check challenged blowhard convince half the country that he gives a **** about their specific problems?

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A moron couldn't. But you didn't ask the interesting question -

How could a narcissistic 4 times bankrupt twice divorced misogynistic serial predating unrepentent racist gold plated self promoting fact check challenged blowhard convince half the country that he gives a **** about their specific problems?

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Will he? I have no answer to it at all.
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You postulated something nobody here said and then claimed victory since nobody refuted something nobody here said. Run your victory lap man and high five yourself. Trump isn't a moron, and demfinitely in the educational sense. He's a dangerous SOB and I hope you feel good about yourself for voting for him.
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Yes, people here did say that he was a "clown" and an "idiot". I added the following link to my original post, so maybe you didn't see it. Here it is:
Well we put the clown in office...sigh

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Yes, people here did say that he was a "clown" and an "idiot". I added the following link to my original post, so maybe you didn't see it. Here it is:
Well we put the clown in office...sigh
Are you saying clowns are morons? You must be anti-clown, probably because of the multi-colored hair.

My point being is that regardless of the terminology used to talk about Trump, nobody is saying he isn't smart to an extent. So, you set up a straw man to counter something that isn't really an issue.
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Are you saying clowns are morons? You must be anti-clown, probably because of the multi-colored hair.

My point being is that regardless of the terminology used to talk about Trump, nobody is saying he isn't smart to an extent. So, you set up a straw man to counter something that isn't really an issue.
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Read the first post in that thread, in which he is called an "idiot".

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Elizabeth Warren. Corey Booker.
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Ah. Ms. I am Native American. Sorry. She is unelected outside of Massachusetts.

Read the article in the National Review. The discuss the data on the election. This was a Trump win, not a Hillary loss.
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