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Thursday, 05 December 2019


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“As a sane, semi-educated Brit, I cannot conceive of anyone outside of a mental institution actually voting for Jeremy Corbyn to be Prime Minister.” Well, get a load of these numpties

And most people over here thought no one in their right mind would vote for Trump which, it turns out, could still be true. At least Brit youth haven't shown they think they can run a government via Twitter.

"And most people over here thought no one in their right mind would vote for Trump"

Given the ghastly alternative, Bob, what else would they do?

2016, "The Flight 93 Election"
Excerpt: 2016 is the Flight 93 election: charge the cockpit or you die. You may die anyway. You—or the leader of your party—may make it into the cockpit and not know how to fly or land the plane. There are no guarantees.

Except one: if you don’t try, death is certain. To compound the metaphor: a Hillary Clinton presidency is Russian Roulette with a semi-auto. With Trump, at least you can spin the cylinder and take your chances

2020 will be the same.

Corbyn would be happy to be PM of the United Kingdom and leaving out Northern Ireland. I guess most USA citizens are unaware that NI hosted tens of thousands of USA troops training for the D Day Landings. The Irish Republic remained neutral and were the first to send condolences to the Germans on the death of Adolf. A bit of shame for them that has kind of conveniently left history.

Thank you sincerely Jimmy - I did not know that.


I actually had a lot of sympathy for some Trump voters. HRC was a terrible candidate who represented the frivolous abandonment of small "d" democratic values. Tens of millions of once stable, good-paying jobs were outsourced or offshored because of NAFTA, the trade deal pushed through in large part by Bill Clinton, who also helped sow the seeds of the 2007 economic crash. You might remember me arguing with Carpenter and that twit Peter G about Trump's chances to win based on the plight of the working class.

However, I never sympathized with the extreme nationalists, religious fundamentalists or oligarchs, both American and foreign, the Republicans now obviously represent. Working class people still supporting Trump after his destructive tax cuts, trade wars and encouragement of foreign meddling are deluded or malicious or both.

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