It's true that tactics of both candidates would be different (for popular vote), but not true that "Candidates would have basically only had to campaign in major population centres and ignored the rest of the country.", as "rest of the country will decide the outcome. I'm familiar a lot with elections in Israel (popular vote) and all candidates concentrates even less on campaign in major cities like Tel Aviv, Haifa or Jerusalem and more on the rest of the country
How can you say that? Not a waste of time, except for the true haters. Most have legitimate reasons for protesting such an outcome, which might influence some political decisions. But democrats are refusing to take any blame for the loss by pretending their candidate was flawless. In politics, especially when a country is hungry for change, experience does not translate into victory, have we not witnessed that before as recently as 2008?I think the protesters are wasting their time and energy.
Let me book my ticket. :eagerness:For Toronto peeps a protest is planned for Saturday Nov 19th, starting at city hall at 1:00 PM and marching to Trump tower.
The idiotic rant is typical of social media but I would have expected better from something that calls itself a newspaper.I do know that humans do awful things. I’ve read my history. Right now, it feels as if I’m rereading one of the more unfortunate bits. Well done, America. I can report that we in Canada are feeling a little Austria, 1933, right now.
Tell me where you get this idea LBJ was a racist?Anyone not worried is dumb or nuts or evil. Having said this, Trump hasn't done anything yet. Not known for a fact what he will try to do. And if he tries, it's questionable what exactly he can achieve. In summary, the panic seems premature and thrashing property has no excuse.
US survived LBJ and Nixon, both virulent racists, and alt right is tiny compared to KKK at their heyday.
1. He used the word "******" a lot. Discussing civil rights legislation with men like Mississippi Democrat James Eastland, who committed most of his life to defending white supremacy, he’d simply call it “the ****** bill.”Tell me where you get this idea LBJ was a racist?
You have convinced all of us-your life is going right down the tubes-our condolences-SUCKS TO BE YOU.sags, would you fight to protect your wife and child? Excerpt from the above article, bold for emphasis to illustrate that Trump is perceived to be a threat to individuals. This is why they protest and fight.
I sincerely doubt Trump really wants to be president of the country and submit himself to the art of the compromise that is politics in the real world. He just wants to win to feed his massive ego. But who knows how many hate crimes he will inspire in the process. It should be noted that Trump is widely popular on the racist Stormfront discussion board. Stormfront is the primary place white supremacists and Neo-Nazis meet and registered members have been linked to almost 100 murders.
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But there is no better example of the failed model of racist, sexist masculinity than Donald J. Trump. He is an artifact of the past and he wants to drag the country back to it. The man’s rhetoric directly affects the security of my family. The thought of someone hating my wife and child (or attacking them) because they want to “make America great again,” is frightening. When was Trump’s America great? In 2008, when the Great Recession started? In 1954, before the passage of Brown vs. the Board of Education? In 1860, before the start of the Civil War? America is better than Donald Trump, but I fight against him for the safety of my family.
The alliances that the US entered into after WWII have been the basis of peace in the world.These alliances are NATO and alliances withNo matter who would have won the election there would have been protests. It is just a time for protests. You have people that want change & those that do not want change. Maybe the states that want Hillary to be their president should break away.
I guess living next to the US is rubbing off on us Canadians. Some of us want to tell the US who should run their country. Should we be like war hungry Hillary who has supported every war while she was in politics the US is famous for over throwing governments.
In other words, it's okay that the system is lacking in democratic legitimacy because it gives results I like. To frame your comments in another way, you believe it is good and right for rural people to have votes that count for more than urban (and "urban") people. Urban should be about 3/5ths of rural?The popular vote whining is a non-issue, and here is why. First of all, the margin was very tiny, 0.2% in favour of Hillary compared to the relatively large electoral college win for Trump. Second, the popular vote is irrelevant because that is not how the game is played. For instance, claiming victory for Hillary would be like overturning the results of a Super Bowl because the losing team had more total passing yards. If the rule was popular vote wins, then the campaigns would have been totally different. Candidates would have basically only had to campaign in major population centres and ignored the rest of the country. To win the election all of your policies could be pro-city and anti-rural and thus have the most popular support. The electoral college necessitates appealing to a wide variety of Americans, and it gives rural America a voice. Incidentally rural Americans having a voice led to a Trump victory.