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Yes ... and at least 40% of the Americans are going to vote for him.

What does that mean?
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anemaat wrote:
Yes ... and at least 40% of the Americans are going to vote for him.

What does that mean?


That our country has an intelligence issue.

I blame private vouchers and reality TV, but porn, video games, and death metal could also be accessories.

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darthhugo wrote:
anemaat wrote:
Yes ... and at least 40% of the Americans are going to vote for him.

What does that mean?


That our country has an intelligence issue.

I blame private vouchers and reality TV, but porn, video games, and death metal could also be accessories.

Is politics perhaps been mistaken for entertainment?
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darthhugo wrote:
anemaat wrote:
Yes ... and at least 40% of the Americans are going to vote for him.

What does that mean?


That our country has an intelligence issue.

I blame private vouchers and reality TV, but porn, video games, and death metal could also be accessories.



I've sometimes wondered if there's actually a kind of tacit cultural acceptance of bullying in the US. Certainly the films, TV and books we see over here seem to suggest a widespread belief that, at best, bullying is unavoidable, and at worst, that it's actually a good thing, and that weaker or more vulnerable people deserve to be victimised, if for no other reason than that they are weaker. But of course, the media is not necessarily a good reflection of how life is actually lived, so my impression may well be distorted...
 
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anemaat wrote:
Yes ... and at least 40% of the Americans are going to vote for him.

What does that mean?


Oh please, get off your high horse.

Trump won the Republican primary by garnering 14 million votes. Yes, I am embarrassed by those people, but they're only a small fraction of Americans (325 million). I'm sure I can find equally (or more) despicable pols who have garnered the support of 4% of your countrymen.

Now that he's the nominee people have only two choices- the Republican or the Democrat. At this point there are a variety of reasons people who in no way shape or form approve of this odious demagogue will reluctantly vote for him. Also it isn't 40% of Americans that are voting for him, but 40% of Americans who vote. I'm willing to bet that turnout for this election will be historically low. What does that mean?

More to the point, it's disingenuous to single out Americans for poor/unethical voting choices; people have been drawn to fear-mongering demagogues throughout recorded history. I can understand your frustration/anxiety given the immense power wielded by the U.S. on the global stage - many of us Americans are anxious too - but don't worry, it's looking extremely unlikely he will get anywhere close to the White House at this point.

I admit I will be slightly embarrassed of my country if he doesn't get blown out in this election.




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verandi wrote:
anemaat wrote:
Yes ... and at least 40% of the Americans are going to vote for him.

What does that mean?


Oh please, get off your high horse.

I don't have a horse. And if I had one, it would have been a mini-pony.

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Trump won the Republican primary by garnering 14 million votes. Yes, I am embarrassed by those people, but they're only a small fraction of Americans (325 million). I'm sure I can find equally (or more) despicable pols who have garnered the support of 4% of your countrymen.

1 - I understand the process how he got nominated.
2 - Every country has a certain percentage of a**holes.

verandi wrote:
Now that he's the nominee people have only two choices- the Republican or the Democrat. At this point there are a variety of reasons people who in no way shape or form approve of this odious demagogue will reluctantly vote for him. Also it isn't 40% of Americans that are voting for him, but 40% of Americans who vote. I'm willing to bet that turnout for this election will be historically low. What does that mean?

I understand the motives, such as declining industries in certain states. I have no understanding for people who have the right to vote, but don't use it.
I don't believe the turnout will be historically low, because of level of controversy. But the American trust in politics will certainly not increase.

verandi wrote:
More to the point, it's disingenuous to single out Americans for poor/unethical voting choices; people have been drawn to fear-mongering demagogues throughout recorded history. I can understand your frustration/anxiety given the immense power wielded by the U.S. on the global stage - many of us Americans are anxious too - but don't worry, it's looking extremely unlikely he will get anywhere close to the White House at this point.

I am not frustrated about the American global position. I see it quite positive, in spite of all the errors made. A lot of good has also been done.

verandi wrote:
I admit I will be slightly embarrassed of my country if he doesn't get blown out in this election.

I still believe mr. Trump will get more than 40% of the votes, but it is unlikely that he will win. But then ... you never knows.

And what will that 40% mean ... it is disappointingly high!
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Quite a lovely video - good production quality.

https://www.bing.com/search?q=bill+clinton%27s+black+eye&pc=...
 
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Is bombing brown people in the middle east considered "bullying" , cause I see a lot more bullying when she wins.
 
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anemaat wrote:
Yes ... and at least 40% of the Americans are going to vote for him.

What does that mean?
Well, maybe 40% of 60% who actually vote. Still not a nice stat, but not quite as grim.
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