Yeah, I was thinking this. Separate into two nations: The United Coasts of America and The Confederacy of Dumbasses in the middle and South.If you don't like Hillary, that's one thing.... but how on earth did a person like Trump win? It just goes to show how screwed up lots of us Americans are.
I'm hoping that at least things won't get affected much here in California. This also goes to show that America desperately needs to be divided into 2 different countries(or at least a separate President for Democrats and Republicans).
I don't think anyone saw this one coming.
Anyone crying over Trump right now still flailing the bigot/racist/homophobe/-ist garbage needs to grow up as that was manufactured stupidity. There are many genuine provable reasons that were out there that could have been hammered harder like on women, certain business aspects, his "university" but instead it was the fear and hate card the left played, a card a LOT of people are goddamn sick and tired of.
It's not just that you need to blame the Democrats for being in the tank back in the primaries for her, but also just in general the last 8 years of policy shift under Obama. Race relations at an all time low, relations to the police as well (right or wrong case by case), left leaning policies in relation to trade sending jobs and material production overseas losing jobs, and even just the superficial horrible treatment of anyone who doesn't agree automatically is (fill in the blank-- racist, homophobe, stupid, uneducated, a redneck, anti-(some)-ist/ism.) No poverty level to middle class white people want to hear how they so called have white(male or not) privilege and should shut the fuck up and deal when they can't pay their bills any better than anyone else.) People had enough shit and Trump got it. They wanted a non politician, and someone who doesn't act anything like what we've been dealing with for years now. Did you see the numbers in formerly blue states overnight? Unions which usually have like a good 80/20 split for democrats voting wise were coming in over 50% for Trump because he went around and told them they're not haters, they're taken advantage of ignored (majority white) people who are losing their jobs to material and production being done overseas while being lied to by union bosses and the left who is to blame for it. Oddly even Trump had record turn out among minorities too, higher than McCain, Romney and more or less Bush with the latino and black vote which is nuts. The left fucked themselves, then by placing Hillary there put the last nails in the coffin.
Oh and I still believe the EC to be bullshit. Yes it would put that evil harpy in office, but it is what it is. This isn't 100+ years ago when many people couldn't read or get the info needed to vote and were lied to due to illiteracy or other reasons. It should literally come down to one vote (like the Swing Vote movie a few years back mocking both parties buttkissing one dude in a trailer in some small state trying to buy his vote.) I hated both of them, and didn't vote for either as it didn't feel right at all. At this rate we just need to cool some of the divisive crybaby hateful garbage and move forward. We've had divided government far too long at each others throats going back to basically the post-Clinton era and it needs to stop. By law this country has been breaking the law not passing a budget for the nation all these years it has been that bad.
There's a writer friend-of-a-friend of mine who is the most cartoonishly exaggerated blowhard liberal you've ever seen, who assured me it was mathematically impossible for Trump to get enough electoral votes to win. Broke it down state by state and told me that even in a worst case scenario and a few normally blue states flipped Trumps way, it would only be close but he'd still lose. And even though his blowhardiness irritates the living shit out of me, I really wanted to believe him in this case.