I was going to say, every vote counts in the US?? If that was the case Hillary would have won given that she took out the popular vote.
I agree about Pence, JD! He's fucking scary, and a nut job. My husband was actually saying on Wednesday (when youe election took place here obviously) that he wouldn't be surprised is an assassination happened.
"Gobsmacked" as we were here, Becks. I don't think a soul saw this coming. Still, people are really sick and tired of being sick and tired here. Obama spent four years blaming baby Bush for everything under the sun than the next four doing basically nothing. "Obamacare" was a disaster and the "protests in the streets" here are by predominantly white, young, employed rich kids. You do NOT see the old "line workers" who lost their jobs due to NAFTA out there. Republican sweep of everything from Presidency and the other two main "checks." Am I happy? No. Would I have been happy with Hillary? No. All polls reflect my opinion. Not a sould was happy with how we ended up with these two losers. One was a loon and the other was an entrenched politician who had no new ideas to bring to the table. As I said, I am glad to be in an "it doesn't matter" state. That, in itself is really screwed up. Outsiders think that the USA is a Democracy? HA! We are a Republic! That is why we have "swing states" that determine who wins. It is NOT an "every vote counts" system here. We vote for someone who votes for us. Electoral College. Just a screwed system. That is why I can vote for Gumby and my vote would still go for Trump. It was a vote of discontent with "politics as usual." It was a message to Washington that most here are actually poor while we are off fighting wars and sending jobs while unemployment is sky-high here. Still the politicos keep their salaries and benefits and vote year after year to send them higher. Lost track of how much we owe China now.
Hey, I voted....for Gumby. Hope you are cleaning out a bedroom for me! I am NOT happy by any means. Would have written the same had Hillary won. Just a screwed-up system here.
NZ! I am biast haha.
I was gobsmacked watching the results the other night. Trump looked rather gobsmacked too I find him repulsive, I would have voted HRC no problems and in a heart beat if I was American. But I'm not, so I just sit back and go WTF at it all.
As I've said via PM to many, we were given a la' South Park - Giant Douche vs. Shit Sandwich. YOU choose.
Luckily, I live in a "nonsense" state that would be red no matter what..didn't count. Notice that none in the "rust belt" were protesting last night?" Nobody who lost their jobs in the outsourcing in Detroit? What I saw last night was a bunch of white, young folks in high-income people bitching. Am I happy? No. Wouldn't have been happy either way. Our political system sucks!
I am still weighing NZ vs Canada.
OK, I know I shouldn't bring it up but I'm going to. I really didn't want to live in Trumpland U.S.S.A. REALLY didn't. I will never call that foul orange beast the leader of the U.S.A. I'm just so replused by what that says about America. Which are we more of in this county? sexist scum or racist scum? because the idiot never really put for much of a policy platform to speak of so that only leaves hate as the deciding factor. That's beyond sad.