2016 Election Post Mortem (aka Monday Morning QB)

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    Random thoughts:

    *In an era of disruption, maybe the Dems should have also put up a disruptor (Bernie).

    *It's not a right/left issue as much as it's a have/have not issue in this country. While wrapping up my MS degree, I had lots of Repub MBA professors spouting off about the new economy and that "people would just have to adapt". Perhaps too much disruption or unforeseen human consequences of Moore's Law?

    *Christie and Guliani in the cabinet? That shit scares me more than Trump.
     
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    The biggest victory for the right is that a lot of liberals will be buying guns.
     
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    I was about to give my 659 to my cousin as a useless totem, but now I think not.
     
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    @Jim Mac: To your points, yes , yes , and yes.

    I really think at this point that corporations have won over governments, with exceptions such as Russia and China.
     
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    In other words: Money rules the world.
    In other news: China was rooting for Trump, because they think to have better chances to get the No.1 country in the world with him.
     
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    this is what happens when a weak candidate has 2 billion to spend....money better spent elsewhere.
     
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    The only plus as I see it, we voted for what we will get. The other choice was who she thouht we wanted her to be. I will give Trump a fair shake and hope to hell he surounds himself with good people and then listens to them.
     
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    well, guiliani, gingrich, and christie are on that list, so no.
     
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    Did not know the Newt was back in action.
     
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    How ridiculous is it that we've invested so much power in government that the election of one person could be so important? Do we have a president or god-emperor?

    Do we really have to have one person to "lead" or "protect" us? Are we all so needy?

    Sad, sad, sad...

    I think some perspective is in order; we all end up dead one day no matter which asshole won. Go live your life and owe no alliance to any media invented political cartoon.
     
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    Seems like a widening gap.
     
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    Well the fire has been lit, that is for sure. Seems like a ripe opportunity for the people to step up and push back.
     
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    Obama said it in 2008, "We live in a shock or trance society".
     
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    your polling models are dead.
     
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    Not on East Colfax...
     
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    imagine what his hair is going to look like when his four years are up....
     
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    On the bright side, I've made a killing in the stock market this morning. No clue how that happened, but fuck it, I'll take it.

    Otherwise, I'm looking for other silver linings. May finally be able to buy part of Rocky Mtn Ntl Park?
     
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    The next 4 years will be interesting to say the least. All the morons will be expecting him to come through on all his foolish campaign trail rhetoric and will probably only excuse him when they realize that it was all bullshit and hubris. All the morons on public aid will blame Obama when it gets cut and they cant afford the diesel for their trucks anymore.

    Meanwhile, he and Hilary will continue to laugh all the way to the bank.

    As long as he doesn't start any new wars or expand any old ones, I may not be completely unhappy. But Bernie deserved better.

    Honestly, I think we were fucked with either one, and I think he will find this gig to be much more difficult than he anticipated.

    Also, I feel for the senior military officers that are going to have to deal with his Field Marshall Trump act, and the career public servant types that will fall under him.
     
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    Trump voters will not like what happens next

     
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    more perspective:

    231,556,622 eligible voters

    46.9% didn't vote
    25.6% voted for Clinton
    25.5% voted for Trump
    1.7% voted for Johnson
     
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    Seriously. The way I see it, I lived through 8 years of GWB. If he didn't launch nukes, I am not sure the Donald will, either. So we "should" survive this wave.
     
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    Honestly, I think they disconnected the button for GWB. Probably should do the same for DJT.
     
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    ^
    same in nyc and philly....
     
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    The good news is, that if it's not, you and I are so close to Cheyenne Mountain/NORAD, Peterson, Carson, etc that we'll be insta-fried, no wandering the post nuclear wasteland, Fending off the zombies and cannibals for us. Take that fly over America!
     
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    GWB was a twit with handlers. Trump is an unmanageable egomaniac.
     
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    If Hillary hadn't shanked Bernie Sanders in the primaries, we'd have him as our next President instead of Trump today.

    We all should hold the Media responsible for Trump because they chose to ignore the volumes of manipulative, corrupt dealings of the Hillary era revealed to the world by Wikileaks and shill for her in a complicit biased way. Unbiased objective Media is dead.
     
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    I said it during Brexit and I say it now: People over 65 years old should not be able to vote.
    They are only dreaming about the good old days and went these times back. They are not building the future as most of them are already retired. And most of the time they are just fed up and crumpy.

    The world is changing so fast that even young people have trouble following, nevermind the seniors.