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petro
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November 11th, 2016 at 9:12:01 AM permalink
Trump's win was from desperation. People are looking to improve their lot in life and they think a wild card like Trump might change things up a bit.
You could be pretty certain that things would just stay the same under Hillary. And that's obviously not what a lot of people wanted.
RS
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November 11th, 2016 at 9:39:43 AM permalink
Quote: petro

Trump's win was from desperation. People are looking to improve their lot in life and they think a wild card like Trump might change things up a bit.
You could be pretty certain that things would just stay the same under Hillary. And that's obviously not what a lot of people wanted.



Surely Obama's 2008 campaign had nothing to do with this (hope)......
MrV
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November 11th, 2016 at 10:20:16 AM permalink
H.L. Mencken's actual quote (not the one we think he said) was:

“No one in this world, so far as I know — and I have searched the records for years, and employed agents to help me — has ever lost money by underestimating the intelligence of the great masses of the plain people. Nor has anyone ever lost public office thereby.”
"What, me worry?"
dumbledore
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November 11th, 2016 at 10:28:39 AM permalink
I am willing to take this bet for $200 with the same conditions as beachbumbabs. Since I am an unknown on this forum, I'm willing to have WOZ hold my stake, if you want.😎
JimRockford
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November 11th, 2016 at 10:30:09 AM permalink
Quote: MaxPen

This is the map they will never put on the front page. Somebody needs to send this to the violent cupcakes throwing a tantrum in the streets because their liberal dream of Eutopia was shattered. They need to think twice about following, like useful idiots, the instigators who have them out screaming for revolution. Mao used kids like these useful idiots to murder the populace too, but he disarmed the people first. THIS, and several other historical examples, is exactly WHY Americans will not give up our ability to defend ourselves. It was coded into the US Constitution for this EXACT REASON. The people have spoken peacefully through the election, please, clueless rioting libbies, don't take this to the next level. Get a job, do some manual labor(shoveling stalls would be a nice start), find out how NOT special you are and grow up!

Wow, imagine if cacti, prairie grass and corn stalks could vote.
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AxelWolf
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November 11th, 2016 at 10:31:11 AM permalink
Quote: MaxPen

I am still trying to get action on Trump winning the popular vote. ;-)

Any takers?

I was gonna say I know better to bet against you on the election, but then you did lose to me on that other bet. I didn't know you were offering a even money bet on this. How much can I get down if I want to bet it?
♪♪Now you swear and kick and beg us That you're not a gamblin' man Then you find you're back in Vegas With a handle in your hand♪♪ Your black cards can make you money So you hide them when you're able In the land of casinos and money You must put them on the table♪♪ You go back Jack do it again roulette wheels turinin' 'round and 'round♪♪ You go back Jack do it again♪♪
dumbledore
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November 11th, 2016 at 10:32:11 AM permalink
Quote: MaxPen

I am still looking for action on this. Care to double down?



I am willing to take this bet for $200 with the same conditions as beachbumbabs. Since I am an unknown on this forum, I'm willing to have WOZ hold my stake, if you want.😎
rxwine
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November 11th, 2016 at 12:27:55 PM permalink
The professor who predicted Trump's win with his model also thinks he will be impeached.

http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/%E2%80%98prediction-professor%E2%80%99-who-called-trump%E2%80%99s-big-win-also-made-another-forecast-trump-will-be-impeached/ar-AAkbsjd?li=BBmkt5R&ocid=spartanntp

I think many of the Republicans wouldn't care , or even love to have Pence take over.

Weirdly, I could see the Democrats being uncertain where to go on such a thing. Getting Pence might make it harder to get rid of a Republican President when elections roll around.

But it is just a gut reaction, so professor doesn't model it.
Quasimodo? Does that name ring a bell?
JimRockford
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November 11th, 2016 at 12:42:27 PM permalink
Not based on any model, but my prediction is they the Trump presidency ends in a resignation and apology.
"Truth is ever to be found in the simplicity, and not in the multiplicity and confusion of things." - Isaac Newton
MichaelBluejay
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November 11th, 2016 at 1:00:07 PM permalink
Quote: MaxPen

Are you still caught up on this? Really?
Get out from under the mud and net contribute to the discussion.

Hint- It's called hyperbole.

No, because at the time you claimed it WASN'T, and you also said that if/when you were proven wrong, "No excuses will be coming from me." But that's exactly what we got from you. Big surprise.

You were wrong about a Trump landslide, using the criteria you agreed to. If you won't own up to it, why should anyone ever listen to anything you say?

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