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originally posted by: TrueBrit
a reply to: Flyingclaydisk
But it would not have been far worse, it would have been PRECISELY as bad, for different reasons.
originally posted by: tothetenthpower
a reply to: seasonal
Conservatives would have done the same thing if Hillary would have won, emboldened by the fact that Donald would have told them it was rigged and somebody cheated.
Pot meet kettle.
Well, I guess you and I are going to have to agree to disagree on this point.
In an earlier post you posited that Trump will trample 1st Amendment rights and equal rights. Time will tell I guess, but consider this...
How much are those rights worth when all that's left of society is twisted smoldering wreckage? I don't mean this as hyperbole either, but rather litterally. Clinton made crystal clear her intentions toward Russia during her campaign run, and being the vengeful person she is I have no doubts whatsoever she would have followed through with those antagonistic postures well into her presidency likely leading to armed conflict and war. What most don't realize though is the reason why. The Russians represent an obstacle to clinton; they stand between her and what she perceives as "her" money. In the case of Clinton, this is worse than the wrath of a scorned woman.
And to make matters even worse, war would only make her more powerful...and wealthy via special interest, lobbying and audience access.
Rights mean little when the person upholding those rights destoys the very country where those rights have been bestowed on the people.
At least with Trump we know WWIII won't start tomorrow. It may start the day after tomorrow, but not tomorrow. The same cannot be said for Clinton. In fact, the exact opposite would likely be the case. (the word "tomorrow" being a metaphor in this case).
Putin congratulates Trump via telegram as world leaders react to election victory
originally posted by: TrueBrit
a reply to: snarfbot
It happens to be a fact, which is why it may be confusing to some people, especially people living in a nation which just elected a person who has no actual policy worth a god damn, and whose firmest plans involve violations of the first amendment and institutional discrimination against minorities.
As you stated your a huge proponent of the Constitution as am I. Conservative justices tend to adhere to that document much more often than liberal justices do. Trump will appoint justices that will be far more conservative than what Hillary would have tried to appoint.
2nd Amendment among others will be protected.
As a bonus we probably averted WWIII as well.
I think we would have asked for a recount. We would not burn flags and I can guarantee no one would have feared a mob beat down the way trumps people do around any group of "tolerant" liberals.
I would be pissed though. I wouldnt see her as president. Sure. I wouldnt riot though.