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Your perspective on the claims of a Trump landslide?

Original post made by St Bernard, Menlo Park: Belle Haven, on Nov 30, 2016

13% of MP voted for Trump, 87% against.
Yet we see so many Trump supporters in the various threads in our Almanac Town Square.

Curious, ain't it?

Trump has historic rankings for a president-elect. See Gallup.

Name Date of poll Favorable% Unfavorable% Net

Donald Trump 2016. Nov 9-13 42% 55% -13
Barack Obama 2008. Nov 7-9 68% 27% +39
George Bush 2000 Dec 15-17 59% 36% +23
Bill Clinton. 1992. Nov 10-11. 58% 35% +23

There were 227 million eligible voters in U.S.:

40.3% didn't vote
28.8% voted Clinton
27.7% voted Trump
3.2% voted someone else

Clinton currently leads by 2.3 million votes. Trump won MI WS & PA by less than 100K combined, giving him the tenth smallest victory margin in the history of the Electoral College.

Trump claims a mandate, a landslide victory. Some local posters agree.

Do you?

He's the winner. Done deal. But shall we keep some perspective?

Comments (1)

Posted by CrescentParkAnon.
a resident of another community
on Dec 1, 2016 at 1:12 am

There is no way Donald Trump could have a landslide or a mandate.

Every day that goes by, every Tweet, every cabinet appointment, I wonder
why do we bother to have campaigns, primaries or even elections when
the candidates do not address any issues and are not held to working with
the facts?

Trump was the most extreme in terms of saying one thing, and then often
in minutes reversing himself, and even reversing the reverses just as fast.

Tweeting in the early AM about flag-burning as if he expects there to be
record flag burning the day of his inauguration, or maybe he just invested
in flag manufacturing companies for a quick buck.

So, we have meaningless campaigns, primaries that seem rigged, a media
that gives away free airtime and justified it by whatever the viewers want.

We have a country that is led by what the Silent Moronity can be said to have
said. Whatever the most morons claim, that is what the networks cater to.
And who really knows, voting doesn't tell us anymore what people think,
polls don't tell us anymore what people think. The one thing we see is the
posts on the Internet, but we have no idea who or what they come from.
The stampede from the right-wing herd is something we see from posts
most often of an insulting or derogatory nature, complete with obscentities.

What kind of democracy is that? What is the point of it?

It's a nice entertaining production and we repeat the same myths about
our nation and our exceptionalism ... but how serious and how exceptional
can we be with a Donald Trump for President?

We can't have Ralph Cramden for President and be exceptional too.

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