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    Default Re: Dear America....

    Given the UK has first past the post and most governments gain a majority with less than 40% of the vote, I don't think we Brits are in any place to criticise an electoral system.

    now criticising the output of that system, that's a different matter ��

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    Quote Originally Posted by OB.. View Post
    .. There is no perfect electoral system since the criteria tend to conflict. Clinton got 48.2% of the popular vote against Trump's 46.1% - and our system of constituencies can produce the same effect.
    Thanks OB.

    I saw a graph earlier today where the majorities of all the Presidents was shown in descending order; typically I can't find it now, but there have been about 6 Presidents in minus figures ie more voted against them than for them. I think Trump was -4.5%. The worst one was about -10% ie 10% more people voted for the other guy .... yet he still made it to the White House thanks to the Electoral College.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Taff View Post
    Thanks OB.

    I saw a graph earlier today where the majorities of all the Presidents was shown in descending order; typically I can't find it now, but there have been about 6 Presidents in minus figures ie more voted against them than for them. I think Trump was -4.5%. The worst one was about -10% ie 10% more people voted for the other guy .... yet he still made it to the White House thanks to the Electoral College.
    Yeah, ther was one goofball that managed to get 43% and won. his wife even beat him

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phil E View Post
    What the f**k have you done!
    They have shown what a progressive and imaginative nation they are. Last time, they voted a black president into office. This time, they voted in an orange one!

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    You will note how silent us Aussies are remaining. ....it's not because of the time zone but cause we're to embarrassed admitting that our muppet might be crappier than all you lot.
    Tell em it's Law 23 and smile

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    Quote Originally Posted by menace View Post
    You will note how silent us Aussies are remaining. ....it's not because of the time zone but cause we're to embarrassed admitting that our muppet might be crappier than all you lot.
    No, no.Worry not. You're not close.

    Let's be clear. We managed to elect:
    A sexual predator.
    A racist.
    A misogynist.
    A proven liar.
    Ignorant, intellectually anti-curious thunderc*nt.
    Charlatan.

    You can't beat that.
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    Tullamore Dew, the Afghan Wigs, and many, many strippers - how to get over your ex. How true.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SimonSmith View Post
    No, no.Worry not. You're not close.

    Let's be clear. We managed to elect:
    A sexual predator.
    A racist.
    A misogynist.
    A proven liar.
    Ignorant, intellectually anti-curious thunderc*nt.
    Charlatan.

    You can't beat that.
    I'm just glad he is not a name caller.

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    Quote Originally Posted by menace View Post
    You will note how silent us Aussies are remaining. ....it's not because of the time zone but cause we're to embarrassed admitting that our muppet might be crappier than all you lot.
    I'll give you 51 reasons why, and you will be right between Arkansas and California

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    I just find it ironic that a bloke who is one of the "haves", and boasts endlessly about how rich and famous he is, has managed to convince a vast majority of the "have nots" to put him in the White House by telling them that he is going to "drain the swamp" and target the "fat cats". Isn't he threatening to target his mates from his end of town?
    When interviewed a couple of days ago about why some celebrities had shunned invitations to perform at his inauguration, he says, "They weren't invited anyway". He then says, "We don't need the celebrities, this is not about celebrities it's about the people". Next sentence and he comes out with this, "Anyway, we have the biggest celebrities here". The reporter says, "You?", and Trump replies, "I didn't say that", in a tone of voice that just screams, "F#%@ yeah bitch! I am the BIGGEST celebrity of all. You have nice breasts."

    The guy is a moron.
    Won't take long for him to stuff shit up and those in the shadows will be working out ways of getting him the f#%@ outa there.

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    Woah cowboys, easy! Let's give this great country a chance.

    I used to work in America and I for one LOVE the country. Two reasons, first i am not fat in America, in fact to them I'm something of a sporting icon. Second, bless them for trumping (sorry no other word available) our Brexit vote in the WTF stakes.

    BTW, as a student worker I used to clean Donald Trump's plane...the outside. It was an extra night shift to my day time work at Boston airport. The computer wont let e post a photo as it says I exceed my quota????

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