Vote 2016!

Discussion in 'Current Events' started by Spiderman, Nov 7, 2016.

  1. Spiderman CPA Man in Tights, Dopey Administrative Assistant

    It's been about a year and a half since the last post here, but be sure to go and vote tomorrow!
  2. rokapoke Man Among Gods

    Wow. Did anybody see this coming?
  3. Spiderman CPA Man in Tights, Dopey Administrative Assistant

    Nope. These next four years will be, um, interesting...
  4. turgy22 Nothing Special

    Encouraging your supporters to vote more than once is an effective strategy. I'm amazed other candidates hadn't thought of it earlier.
    Also, I heard that the election is rigged, so take the results with a grain of salt.

    I think we'll be okay until Trump visits Croatia and grabs their president by her lady parts.
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  5. TomB Administrative Assistant

    Wow...Just wow...
  6. Mooseman Isengar Tussle

    May the Trump supporters get what they deserve. Unfortunately, that means the rest of us get that too.
    Ugh......
  7. Oversoul The Tentacled One

    Trump isn't the president America needs, but he is the president America deserves. :oops:

    Or perhaps not. I don't know. Like a lot of people, I was surprised.
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  8. Spiderman CPA Man in Tights, Dopey Administrative Assistant

    I don't think he'll be re-elected, should he run again. I don't think he'll be able to 'fix the economy", which seems to be the main reason why most of the rural areas that voted for him (if you look at the votes of each state). For instance, coal mining is just a dying industry. The people aren't going to get better jobs, which will lead to the same dis-satisfaction of why they initially voted for Obama but not for Hillary.

    Well, scratch that, he *could* get re-elected if the people want to give him a full 8 years' chance, but after that, I don't think a person trying to deliver the same message will have a chance.
  9. TomB Administrative Assistant

    I'm still hoping the Electoral College does their job and prevents this travesty from actually occurring...:)
  10. Spiderman CPA Man in Tights, Dopey Administrative Assistant

    Ha! Highly unlikely although nice wish... :D
  11. Mooseman Isengar Tussle

    The turn out was very low, could be because the choices sucked.
    Trump will be 74 during the next election.
    There should be a retirement age for all politicians and 74 is too old for any position.
  12. rokapoke Man Among Gods

    Fat chance, since Congress can apparently refuse Trump's push for term limits...
  13. Spiderman CPA Man in Tights, Dopey Administrative Assistant

    The voters can "impose" term limits by voting for the other guy. However, given how a lot of state districts are gerrymandered, the same name keeps coming up and people vote for the familiar.
  14. rokapoke Man Among Gods

    And yet, we have term limits for president. Congress hasn't a leg to stand on here.
  15. Spiderman CPA Man in Tights, Dopey Administrative Assistant

    Yes, it's a case of the fox guarding the henhouse. Congress can make the laws for other branches but not themselves.
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  16. Mooseman Isengar Tussle

    Retirement age is not term limits.
  17. Spiderman CPA Man in Tights, Dopey Administrative Assistant

    Agreed, but again, if voters really wanted change, they'd vote for the new/young guy. But if they perceive their representative as effective (and/or simply with name recognition), they'll go for the "old" guy.
  18. Mooseman Isengar Tussle

    True, but retirement age will just effect those that are, IMHO, too old to be running government.
    I also don't want just 30ish year olds doing it all either.
    we have term limits (the vote) but a retirement age would be good to ensure a definitive turn over.
  19. Spiderman CPA Man in Tights, Dopey Administrative Assistant

    I think competency should be the key, rather than age. Some may do well even they're "old" while those who are "young" may be incompetent/ineffective.

    I mean, if you get into the whole "to old to do x" thing, there's lots of stuff... aside from *any* job in general, there's driving that immediately comes to mind. :)
  20. turgy22 Nothing Special

    Competency is extremely subjective. Who determines one's competency?

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