giandujakiss: (ginsburg)
[personal profile] giandujakiss
let the record reflect that the majority of Americans voted against this.

Date: 2017-01-22 08:26 am (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
Please don't take this the wrong way, but shouldn't that be "A majority of the Americans who voted"? According to the statistical analyses I've seen, either 45% of the voting age population or 40% of the voting eligible population didn't vote at all. Not for Hillary Clinton, or Trump, or anyone else.

And no, I'm not trying to quibble or say that the 3,000,000 votes in Clinton's favour didn't count. My worry is that Trump is going to create a climate in which someone a lot smarter, and even nastier, than he is finds a way to engage all those millions: someone who bypasses the nation's brain and reaches straight into the collective gut. With everything that follows.

FWIW: I've never lived in the States and don't expect to, but I have two African-American nieces who do. Our family is taking a very personal interest.

JennyN

Date: 2017-01-22 01:11 pm (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
On re-reading, to clarify: someone a lot smarter, and even nastier, than he is finds a way to engage all those millions - that is, the non-voters.
JN

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