View Poll Results: Flawed but fixable or UK-style upheaval?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Davocrat View Post
    Nobody wants to speak in specifics. It's exactly like Brexit. They just know they don't like "something."
    Normally I don't really care if anyone votes 3rd party or doesn't vote at all. This year is different. Trump is competitive in key states even though recent polling gives Clinton a 5-11 point lead nationally.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Davocrat View Post
    This is a family forum, Swimmer.
    I was thinking the same thing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Davocrat View Post
    Upheaval that might take 20-30 years to sort out.

    So which are we going to do? And remember, supporting anything other than a candidate who can beat Trump is a vote for upheaval.

    What's your rationale?
    Mr. Davocrat,

    Wait, Trump is in favor of the US leaving the EU? I didn't even know the US was in the EU.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kallie Knoetze View Post
    Mr. Davocrat,

    Wait, Trump is in favor of the US leaving the EU? I didn't even know the US was in the EU.
    Davocrat wrote a "UK-style" upheaval.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Babba View Post
    Exactly! I hate that.
    Its kneejerk politics at best. Something must be done is seen in poll after poll. But when asked to be specific, no one knows what exactly has to be done other than "make it better." I read a kooky book from a whackjob back in college who proclaimed that when population pressure increases, people naturally become less sane. Creates an environment where humans become unpredictable and all of sudden behave erratically. With all the goings on in the world, maybe they were right.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Babba View Post
    Davocrat wrote a "UK-style" upheaval.
    Ms. Babba,

    The UK style upheaval was caused by a vote to leave the EU.

    I did not realize the US was in the EU.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kallie Knoetze View Post
    Ms. Babba,

    The UK style upheaval was caused by a vote to leave the EU.

    I did not realize the US was in the EU.
    Oh, ferfuckssake.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bajisima View Post
    Its kneejerk politics at best. Something must be done is seen in poll after poll. But when asked to be specific, no one knows what exactly has to be done other than "make it better." I read a kooky book from a whackjob back in college who proclaimed that when population pressure increases, people naturally become less sane. Creates an environment where humans become unpredictable and all of sudden behave erratically. With all the goings on in the world, maybe they were right.
    It seems like, doesn't it? Maybe that's why people won't just calm down and think sensibly. It would explain people inexplicably believing Tump's tariffs will bring back manufacturing jobs or that he can increase coal consumption.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Babba View Post
    Oh, ferfuckssake.
    Ms. Babba,

    Don't feel bad. I can see how you may have been caught up in the hype and not seen the difference between what happened in the UK and the upcoming US election.

    Forest for the trees, wot?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ARMCX1 View Post
    The last 15 years have rocked the ship of state steadily. 9/11, wars, economic meltdown, sustained political paralysis, growing income inequality. My answer was only my opinion regarding voting 3rd party in 2016.

    What would be accomplished if enough people voted 3rd party so that Trump was elected?
    A. It would be terrible if Trump were elected.

    B. It would be terrible if Clinton were elected and the Democrats kept acting like the Democrats have been acting, i.e., take the nation being scared of Trump and spin it into the nation approving of the smug, undemocratic they have been operating. You KNOW that's how they'll keep acting because this past year they have been quite brazen about it. With the extra boost of the landslide they're going to get thanks to Trump, there will be no hope that there will be any fixing of the flaws.

    C. If Clinton together with the Democrats' very efficient demographic-microtargeting advertising and GOTV machine can't get a landslide over Trump then holy moly.

    D. Maybe your answer was only about 2016 ... but that's the answer that people give every year. It's always too important to risk a third party vote. Or so the tale goes.

    E. My vote doesn't matter but I will still take part in the sham.

    F. The Democratic party needs a reminder that the reason they got a landslide in 2016 was because Trump was so vile. And they they themselves are vile enough that some people had to think twice before pulling the lever for Hillary. And some people who hated Trump still couldn't pull the lever for her. I know the powers that be won't listen. But that's where my vote goes.
    Last edited by Amelia; 28th June 2016 at 07:24 AM.

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