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Oh wait... that seems a bit dramatic.  Let me put it in more accurate terms:

It's actually possible that we could elect a pompous, misogynist, racist megalomaniac for president.
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Re: It's actually possible that we could elect a clown for president.
« Reply #1 on: December 14, 2015, 09:15:09 PM »
Oh wait... that seems a bit dramatic.  Let me put it in more accurate terms:

It's actually possible that we could elect a pompous, misogynist, racist megalomaniac for president.

I think that he could be classed as a clown...
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Re: It's actually possible that we could elect a clown for president.
« Reply #2 on: December 15, 2015, 05:33:09 AM »
Oh wait... that seems a bit dramatic.  Let me put it in more accurate terms:

It's actually possible that we could elect a pompous, misogynist, racist megalomaniac for president.

I think that he could be classed as a clown...

Agreed.

I still think there's a chance he's a plant by the Democrats.
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Re: It's actually possible that we could elect a clown for president.
« Reply #3 on: December 15, 2015, 06:02:30 AM »
The whole election process is a fucking joke. The "people" don't individually vote for president, their electoral representatives do. (but most Americans don't realize this) The winner in your state gets all of the electoral votes. Literally, if you vote for a losing candidate in your state, you might as well not vote at all! Thats why Sanders stands absolutely no chance of being president, because there aren't enough young hipsters to win him the majority in any state. The number of electoral votes per state is horribly skewed, which is why major candidates only care about the few swing states and don't give a shit about anywhere else.

Trump is the media's baby and a celebrity, but I have my doubts that enough electoral college representatives would seriously vote for him. If they did, a lot of people would probably riot.

Lets be honest, Hillary is probably going to win and everyone knows it. Let people fawn over Trump, let him enjoy the limelight, but you will never see him sit in the oval office.  I don't give a fuck what the polls say, because you can do magic with math if you really try. I honestly think that the executive branch needs more than 1 person, and that the terms should be slightly longer and limited to only 1 term per lifetime.
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Re: It's actually possible that we could elect a clown for president.
« Reply #4 on: December 15, 2015, 09:01:26 AM »
The whole election process is a fucking joke. The "people" don't individually vote for president, their electoral representatives do. (but most Americans don't realize this) The winner in your state gets all of the electoral votes. Literally, if you vote for a losing candidate in your state, you might as well not vote at all! Thats why Sanders stands absolutely no chance of being president, because there aren't enough young hipsters to win him the majority in any state. The number of electoral votes per state is horribly skewed, which is why major candidates only care about the few swing states and don't give a shit about anywhere else.

Trump is the media's baby and a celebrity, but I have my doubts that enough electoral college representatives would seriously vote for him. If they did, a lot of people would probably riot.

Lets be honest, Hillary is probably going to win and everyone knows it. Let people fawn over Trump, let him enjoy the limelight, but you will never see him sit in the oval office.  I don't give a fuck what the polls say, because you can do magic with math if you really try. I honestly think that the executive branch needs more than 1 person, and that the terms should be slightly longer and limited to only 1 term per lifetime.

As popular as Trump gets, only a handful of people would actually vote for... this: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_Forbes_(farmer)
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Re: It's actually possible that we could elect a clown for president.
« Reply #5 on: December 15, 2015, 08:48:20 PM »
Math is magic??  How cool is that!
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Re: It's actually possible that we could elect a clown for president.
« Reply #6 on: December 16, 2015, 05:42:25 AM »
I think a lot of our issues would be fixed by two things:

1) Make congress work 5 days a week again.

2) Switch to a parliamentary election system.

The first one might actually get the republicans and democrats to treat each other as humans again. (Cross party socialization pretty much died as a result of Newt Gingrich's winner take all mentality and the implementation of the 3-day congressional workweek.)

The second might reduce the two-party stranglehold on this country. Gridlock as a result of many conflicting voices is not a bad thing. Gridlock because neither side desires nor needs to compromise is not.
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