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    Quote Originally Posted by stphndbsn View Post
    The lie`s that got Trump into office was the "anti-establishment" idea of "we" want change and the idea that he is a good buisness man and "will make the economy great again". Its one of the things that amazed me about all the analysis after the fact, when people were asked why they voted for him it had more to do about the economy/creating jobs than anything else, which shows peoples priorities... yes we know he is not the nicest man but he has promised to make our lives better and give us more jobs and money (because unemployment is 42%!!), so we voted for him.
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    Everybody campaigns on jobs... Trump's and Bernie's great ability was to present the economy as a zero sum adversarial contest.
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    Quote Originally Posted by straw man View Post
    It all makes perfect sense if you
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    ... and that's my joyous contribution to the thread for the day
    This is most people though. Both A and B.
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    Quote Originally Posted by indiaholic View Post
    If they wanted tough and no nonsense Hilary would have been the choice. Still think the beer argument holds.
    Gary Johnson was the no nonsense option.



    It was a simpler time back then.

    Trump is tee total btw
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    Quote Originally Posted by stphndbsn View Post
    The lie`s that got Trump into office was the "anti-establishment" idea of "we" want change and the idea that he is a good buisness man and "will make the economy great again". Its one of the things that amazed me about all the analysis after the fact, when people were asked why they voted for him it had more to do about the economy/creating jobs than anything else, which shows peoples priorities... yes we know he is not the nicest man but he has promised to make our lives better and give us more jobs and money (because unemployment is 42%!!), so we voted for him.
    It's probably more simple than anti-establishment nonsense and all that kind of stuff - the prospect of a big ****ing enormous wall turned the people on.

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    Yeah lol, sorry i forgot about him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by indiaholic View Post
    Everybody campaigns on jobs... Trump's and Bernie's great ability was to present the economy as a zero sum adversarial contest.
    The two candidates so different yet so much in common.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Prince EWS View Post
    This is most people though. Both A and B.
    While I try to be more optimistic sometimes, basically yes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by straw man View Post
    It all makes perfect sense if you
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    This is most people though. Both A and B.
    Yep. pretty much sadly.... man (in the general sense) in a nutshell.

    Quote Originally Posted by indiaholic View Post
    Everybody campaigns on jobs... Trump's and Bernie's great ability was to present the economy as a zero sum adversarial contest.
    True.... pretty much just ignore real life and promise more.
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    Quote Originally Posted by indiaholic View Post
    If they wanted tough and no nonsense Hilary would have been the choice.
    So tough she's only lost every presidential campaign she's ever launched.
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    She is not the winningest person ever, that is true.

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    She lost to Trump.

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    Which is not good.. But lost by maybe 150,000 people across three states?

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    Quote Originally Posted by indiaholic View Post
    Which is not good.. But lost by maybe 150,000 people across three states?
    Clinton should have won in a land-slide but she had the wrong set of policies that are now out-of-date and behind the times. Not to mention a small problem with corruption.

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    The way the media are hounding Trump is hilarious, and those few semi-articulate rednecks that stick their heads above the parapet to defend him are just exacerbating his problems - I give it 3 months max before he flounces



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