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Re: “In Huge Upset, Trump Defeats Clinton

Trump's win wasn't an "upset".

Media and its pollsters lied; and Hillary and Obama's agenda fried.

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Posted by Nightcrawler on 11/11/2016 at 10:30 PM

Re: “In Huge Upset, Trump Defeats Clinton

Yeah, well be happy that you helped to elect Trump. He hates Bezos and the Washington Post, too.

Posted by Brunetto Latini on 11/11/2016 at 9:28 PM

Re: “In Huge Upset, Trump Defeats Clinton

Apparently, according to the latest polling by Rasmussen, most Americans want to eliminate the Electoral College:

http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_con…

Posted by OakTree on 11/11/2016 at 9:00 PM

Re: “In Huge Upset, Trump Defeats Clinton

@BL - Oh.. The Washington Post.
The rag that said Trump's chances of winning were zero:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-fi…

Yeah, they're useless.

Posted by OakTree on 11/11/2016 at 8:20 PM

Re: “In Huge Upset, Trump Defeats Clinton

I agree Thoughtful. Something is going to be done. The only question is what will coalesce after the initial shock of Trump's election wears off. We are still in the WTF phase. The next phase will be action.

Posted by OakTree on 11/11/2016 at 8:15 PM
Posted by Brunetto Latini on 11/11/2016 at 7:26 PM

Re: “Dwayne Thompson’s Upset Win

Enjoy this crumb; we took the whole damn pie. Your safe space is calling, in Spanish. It's adjacent to the bathroom with a huge ??? above it.

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Posted by Long Duck Dong on 11/11/2016 at 4:26 PM

Re: “In Huge Upset, Trump Defeats Clinton

@Packrat

Nothing, obviously. I was merely agreeing that both of those things need to be looked at. And for the same reasons. The political class in America uses layers of bureaucracy to obfuscate the will of the people. Those layers need to be removed.

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Posted by Thoughtful on 11/11/2016 at 3:29 PM

Re: “Dwayne Thompson’s Upset Win

I think is also safe to assume that TN-96 has steadily been shifting from RED to BLUE for a while. The precinct data has shown over the years, more and more Democrats have been voting in TN-96, it was only a matter of time this one would flip. Maintaining could be the challenge if the turnout is not there in the next election. Also don't rule out the GOP trying to gerrymander the district back into their bucket after 2020.

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Posted by Charlie Eppes on 11/11/2016 at 2:17 PM

Re: “In Huge Upset, Trump Defeats Clinton

What do DNC super delegates have to do with a constitutional convention? That's strictly a party concern, one which I agree with you, needs to be jettisoned.

Posted by Packrat on 11/11/2016 at 1:30 PM

Re: “In Huge Upset, Trump Defeats Clinton

@Packrat

Not necessarily. It depends on the parameters which are set for the convention a priori. I agree with Oaktree. There needs to be a change in both DNC having 'super delegates' and the electoral college. Way too many shenanigans in both lately.

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Posted by Thoughtful on 11/11/2016 at 12:42 PM

Re: “In Huge Upset, Trump Defeats Clinton

I know exactly what I'm talking about bric. In a constitutional convention, everything is on the table. Every word in the constitution is up for play. And bless your heart, you would think it's a great idea.

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Posted by Packrat on 11/11/2016 at 12:32 PM

Re: “In Huge Upset, Trump Defeats Clinton

Packrat,

You clearly have no idea what you are talking about.

I think a Constitutional Convention is a wonderful idea.

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Posted by Bric-a-Brac on 11/11/2016 at 11:11 AM

Re: “In Huge Upset, Trump Defeats Clinton

A constitutional convention would be a disaster given the contemporary domination of our politics by moneyed interests. "The United States' Constitution, A Subsidiary of Koch Industries(TM)."
Every single thing in it would be up for grabs. And don't even think about the nightmare of the way the Religious Right would try to rewrite the First Amendment.

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Posted by Packrat on 11/11/2016 at 9:30 AM

Re: “Dwayne Thompson’s Upset Win

Congratulations to Dwayne Thompson! He will do a great job for his district.

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Posted by cd on 11/11/2016 at 8:49 AM

Re: “In Huge Upset, Trump Defeats Clinton

Oak,
We ain't getting a parliament. And as long as money rules and media follows, we are left with the need for a 3rd party organizing yesterday. But I question how long it will take progressives to abandon their class prejudices. Not hopeful.
I rarely watch tv news, but has technology advanced to the point that we can actually tell what protestors are drinking?

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Posted by CL Mullins on 11/10/2016 at 8:13 PM

Re: “In Huge Upset, Trump Defeats Clinton

@LoveBC - I'm just tired of the presumption that I have to choose between bad and worse. We need a more parliamentarian style to our governance. We need more than two perspectives in order to avoid a pendulum effect in policy.

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Posted by OakTree on 11/10/2016 at 7:49 PM

Re: “In Huge Upset, Trump Defeats Clinton

Oak, BL and Thoughtful - The democrats and their focus groups have been crapping on the non-college educated, socially conservative, working white man for too long. It finally bit democrats on the ass. Being a hep cat can only take one so far.

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Posted by LoveBC on 11/10/2016 at 2:32 PM

Re: “In Huge Upset, Trump Defeats Clinton

Is it just me, or is anyone else wondering if the dems will get rid of the super delegates? IMHO, i see super delegates as a dis to the rank and file, sort of an Orwellian view that big brother knows what's best.
I've seen the newscasts of latte sipping crowd protesting the results of Trump winning, should some of that anger be directed at the dems machinations of ramming though an establishment figure?

Oak, Reb, and BL, please weigh in.

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Posted by LoveBC on 11/10/2016 at 8:37 AM

Re: “In Huge Upset, Trump Defeats Clinton

Revel in that fleeting political statement, Thoughtful. There are 4 years of a Trump administration just offstage. I can and do blame disaffected and unreasonable, former Democrat voters for this fiasco. Lots and lots and lots of people were just as unhappy as y'all were at the treatment of Bernie Sanders and the hijacking of our political organizations by the Clinton machine. But we voted for her anyway because we're adults instead of entitled brats. If you wanted a reckoning, the time to demand it was AFTER THE ELECTION.

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Posted by Brunetto Latini on 11/10/2016 at 8:27 AM

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