Irony of Ironies

George KGeorge K Super ModeratorPosts: 10,003 Senior Member
Hillary had more defecting Electors than did the Donald.

Election Day result: Trump: 306 Clinton: 232

Actual Electoral vote: Trump: 304 Clinton: 227

State Pledged to Voted for


Hawaii Clinton Bernie Sanders
Texas Trump Ron Paul
Texas Trump John Kasich
Washington Clinton Colin L. Powell
Washington Clinton Colin L. Powell
Washington Clinton Colin L. Powell
Washington Clinton Faith Spotted Eagle

http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2016/12/19/us/elections/electoral-college-results.html?hp&action=click&pgtype=Homepage&clickSource=story-heading&module=first-column-region&region=top-news&WT.nav=top-news&_r=0
Keep your stinkin' government hands off my Medicare.
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  • fishingcomicfishingcomic Senior Member Posts: 24,260 Senior Member
    Personally I think the electoral college thing was the wrong way to go. Just wondering how far into his administration can we begin impeachment?
    'I've spoken of the Shining City all my political life. …In my mind it was a tall, proud city built on rocks stronger than oceans, windswept, God-blessed, and teeming with people of all kinds living in harmony and peace; a city with free ports that hummed with commerce and creativity. And if there had to be city walls, the walls had doors and the doors were open to anyone with the will and the heart to get here. That's how I saw it, and see it still.'" Ronald Reagan
  • BufordBuford Senior Member Posts: 2,972 Senior Member
    Personally I think the electoral college thing was the wrong way to go. Just wondering how far into his administration can we begin impeachment?

    For what pray tell???
    Just look at the flowers Lizzie just look at the flowers.
  • creekguycreekguy Senior Member Posts: 3,905 Senior Member
    For the answer to that, just review his campaign statements. Lots of impeachable stuff there if he actually did it. The question is, was it ALL B.S.?
  • NZ IndicatorNZ Indicator Senior Member Posts: 10,172 Senior Member
    Personally I think the electoral college thing was the wrong way to go

    Why is that?
  • swizzswizz Senior Member Posts: 2,560 Senior Member
    There are chunks of unicorn in my morning stool.
    All of your Trout are belong to me.
  • NZ IndicatorNZ Indicator Senior Member Posts: 10,172 Senior Member
    This is my America!!! This is my America!!!! Bunch o' crazy folks out there. Send this lady the crayons.

    http://www.weau.com/content/news/Wisconsin-electors-gather-to-cast-presidential-votes-407418215.html
  • fishingcomicfishingcomic Senior Member Posts: 24,260 Senior Member
    Why is that?

    The will of the people should be honored.
    'I've spoken of the Shining City all my political life. …In my mind it was a tall, proud city built on rocks stronger than oceans, windswept, God-blessed, and teeming with people of all kinds living in harmony and peace; a city with free ports that hummed with commerce and creativity. And if there had to be city walls, the walls had doors and the doors were open to anyone with the will and the heart to get here. That's how I saw it, and see it still.'" Ronald Reagan
  • NZ IndicatorNZ Indicator Senior Member Posts: 10,172 Senior Member
    I think you and many others would be singing a different tune if the shoe were on the other foot.

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  • StevenSteven Senior Member Posts: 3,558 Senior Member
    The will of California should be honored.

    fixed for accuracy
  • CO NativeCO Native Senior Member Posts: 1,556 Senior Member
    Steven wrote: »
    fixed for accuracy

    Exactly, WHO'S people? Hahah.
  • MikeAMikeA Senior Member Posts: 4,095 Senior Member
    You guys are forgiven.

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  • StevenSteven Senior Member Posts: 3,558 Senior Member
    Today's headlines included news that Tim Cook had to send a letter to his employees stating the reasons why attended the tech summit with Trump last week.

    Honestly, **** is up with Californians? Especially Northern Californians. NorCal has always been crazy left, but c'mon! The guy who runs the largest company in America (by market cap) has to basically explain why, even if he doesn't particularly like the guy, he thought it was necessary to meet with the next President?

    Is there any common sense left?
  • George KGeorge K Super Moderator Posts: 10,003 Senior Member
    Steven wrote: »

    Is there any common sense left?

    Very little, on either side, on this board or anywhere else.
    Keep your stinkin' government hands off my Medicare.
  • swizzswizz Senior Member Posts: 2,560 Senior Member
    George K wrote: »
    Very little, on either side, on this board or anywhere else.
    That's basically what Obama's wife told Oprah.... "no hope".
    Cheer up ol boy, everything gonna be jus fine.
    All of your Trout are belong to me.
  • NZ IndicatorNZ Indicator Senior Member Posts: 10,172 Senior Member
    swizz wrote: »
    That's basically what Obama's wife told Oprah.... "no hope".
    Cheer up ol boy, everything gonna be jus fine.
    Oprah then told Obama's wife to look under her chair.

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  • MikeAMikeA Senior Member Posts: 4,095 Senior Member
    Obama advises Trump not to use executive orders so much... The irony is extra thick today.
  • fishingcomicfishingcomic Senior Member Posts: 24,260 Senior Member
    Obama did not issue as many as his predecessor.
    'I've spoken of the Shining City all my political life. …In my mind it was a tall, proud city built on rocks stronger than oceans, windswept, God-blessed, and teeming with people of all kinds living in harmony and peace; a city with free ports that hummed with commerce and creativity. And if there had to be city walls, the walls had doors and the doors were open to anyone with the will and the heart to get here. That's how I saw it, and see it still.'" Ronald Reagan
  • fishingcomicfishingcomic Senior Member Posts: 24,260 Senior Member
    Steven wrote: »
    fixed for accuracy

    Man you are a hateful little man. My point was that the electors should cast their votes as they were won in the election. Thus giving the election to Trump.
    'I've spoken of the Shining City all my political life. …In my mind it was a tall, proud city built on rocks stronger than oceans, windswept, God-blessed, and teeming with people of all kinds living in harmony and peace; a city with free ports that hummed with commerce and creativity. And if there had to be city walls, the walls had doors and the doors were open to anyone with the will and the heart to get here. That's how I saw it, and see it still.'" Ronald Reagan
  • MikeAMikeA Senior Member Posts: 4,095 Senior Member
    Obama did not issue as many as his predecessor.

    Who was also a major failure as POTUS.
  • fishingcomicfishingcomic Senior Member Posts: 24,260 Senior Member
    I think you and many others would be singing a different tune if the shoe were on the other foot.

    Sent from my SM-G900V using Tapatalk

    Can you read? I did not think changing the results with the electoral college was the right way to go. I think that would have been clear considering what I was responding to. But you just had to overlay logic with your assumptions.
    'I've spoken of the Shining City all my political life. …In my mind it was a tall, proud city built on rocks stronger than oceans, windswept, God-blessed, and teeming with people of all kinds living in harmony and peace; a city with free ports that hummed with commerce and creativity. And if there had to be city walls, the walls had doors and the doors were open to anyone with the will and the heart to get here. That's how I saw it, and see it still.'" Ronald Reagan
  • fishingcomicfishingcomic Senior Member Posts: 24,260 Senior Member
    Ronald Reagan issued 381, Obama 260.
    'I've spoken of the Shining City all my political life. …In my mind it was a tall, proud city built on rocks stronger than oceans, windswept, God-blessed, and teeming with people of all kinds living in harmony and peace; a city with free ports that hummed with commerce and creativity. And if there had to be city walls, the walls had doors and the doors were open to anyone with the will and the heart to get here. That's how I saw it, and see it still.'" Ronald Reagan
  • fishingcomicfishingcomic Senior Member Posts: 24,260 Senior Member
    swizz wrote: »
    That's basically what Obama's wife told Oprah.... "no hope".
    Cheer up ol boy, everything gonna be jus fine.


    Did you watch the interview, or did you read what Faux news said she said?
    'I've spoken of the Shining City all my political life. …In my mind it was a tall, proud city built on rocks stronger than oceans, windswept, God-blessed, and teeming with people of all kinds living in harmony and peace; a city with free ports that hummed with commerce and creativity. And if there had to be city walls, the walls had doors and the doors were open to anyone with the will and the heart to get here. That's how I saw it, and see it still.'" Ronald Reagan
  • StevenSteven Senior Member Posts: 3,558 Senior Member
    Man you are a hateful little man. My point was that the electors should cast their votes as they were won in the election. Thus giving the election to Trump.

    Now, now. Don't get so ****.

    Maybe you should learn to write a little more clearly. It's quite easy to link reply #2 and reply #8, particularly when you write something vague like "the electoral college thing was the wrong way to go."
  • fishingcomicfishingcomic Senior Member Posts: 24,260 Senior Member
    Yes but you just had to assume the worst now didn't you?

    Not if you were thinking what post number one was suggesting.
    'I've spoken of the Shining City all my political life. …In my mind it was a tall, proud city built on rocks stronger than oceans, windswept, God-blessed, and teeming with people of all kinds living in harmony and peace; a city with free ports that hummed with commerce and creativity. And if there had to be city walls, the walls had doors and the doors were open to anyone with the will and the heart to get here. That's how I saw it, and see it still.'" Ronald Reagan
  • HextallHextall Senior Member Posts: 9,520 Senior Member
    George K wrote: »
    Hillary had more defecting Electors than did the Donald.

    This is slightly muddied due to the possibility that candidates that are unlikely to win the electoral college have a higher probability of faithless electors (i.e. you're guy's gonna lose... why not do a little showboating). Seems like that's been the case in recent presidential electoral colleges.
  • StevenSteven Senior Member Posts: 3,558 Senior Member
    Yes but you just had to assume the worst now didn't you?

    Not if you were thinking what post number one was suggesting.

    Sorry man. It's the way it read.
  • swizzswizz Senior Member Posts: 2,560 Senior Member
    Did you watch the interview, or did you read what Faux news said she said?
    I watched Oprah, I'm a male feminist.
    All of your Trout are belong to me.
  • Shawn C.Shawn C. Senior Member Posts: 7,022 Senior Member
    FWIW, I understood the context of Chris' posts.
    By saying "the pectoral college was not the way to go." he clearly meant that it should not have been screwed with.

    I do wonder if he will be impeached, forced to resign or just freakin' quit in the first year.
  • HextallHextall Senior Member Posts: 9,520 Senior Member
    Shawn C. wrote: »
    By saying "the pectoral college was not the way to go."

    Sherb got a PhD from Pectoral College.
  • MikeAMikeA Senior Member Posts: 4,095 Senior Member
    Hextall wrote: »
    Sherb got a PhD from Pectoral College.

    Then he left us for lateral move.

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