My husband is so upset about the president elect. Anyone else have this problem?

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Please don;t get into politics. (How would you feel if it were Hillary?) But my husband had a great time disliking and insulting the candidate, and I reassured him that "our" candidate would win. Obviously I was wrong!

Now he talks about what country we should move to, and about what will happen to our cats! I discourage him from watching the news, but he insists on it sometimes. Does anyone else have this problem? Any suggestions?

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Does anyone remember the movement to write in Alfred E. Newman's name as President? If I recall correctly, the more angry voters also wrote in Disney characters - Minnie or Mickey Mouse or Donald Duck.

That was a different way of protesting, not necessarily effective, but certainly nonviolent.
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Moecam, except when they did go to vote.... but only voted for the items on the ballot underneath the candidates for President names. Thus didn't vote for anyone for the President. If I was faced with that, I would at least do a write in so I could say I voted for a President.... [sigh]

There was one State, I can't remember which, where 90,000 voters did the above, but no write in votes.
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ff- 46% didn't vote so closer to: 1/4 happy, 1/4 not happy & 1/2 should be quiet because they didn't vote - I always say if you don't vote you can't complain about government until you do because by staying home you loose that right - even go & do a spoiled ballot gives you the right to speak because you went to the polling station
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Rainmom, I like that idea of one vote equaling one vote nationwide, not within each State.
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If the "popular vote" can be tabulated - which it obviously can - what's wrong with one vote equaling one vote? Maybe I'm being overly simplistic but just saying...
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Amy - you forget that after Obama's election he was burned in effigy in several places around the country, a black church torched in Massachettes, and after his re-election Trump called for a revolution and for people to march on Washington.
With both House and Senate controlled by Republicans, and this their #1 priority, you can bet it will get done. All obstruction
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FF, you are right and I am not going to panic and try and take a wait and see approach. The upside to this election is my mother will calm down lol
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I feel the opposite regarding term limits, if a Congressperson or Senate is doing an outstanding job for their State, let the voters keep voting that person back into office. Senators such as John McCain 5 terms.... Dianne Feinstein 4 terms.... Mitch McConnell 6 terms... Susan Collins 4 terms... Barbara Mikulski 5 terms but is retiring at the end of her term at 80.... Orran Hatch 7 terms.

We currently have 8 U.S. Senators who are in their 80's, amazing. We currently have 17 U.S. Senators in their 70's, also amazing. And 38 U.S. Senators in their 60's. That means more than half of the U.S. Senate is 60 and older. There is 100 U.S. Senators, each serve 6 year terms.

What is tough is if term limits were set for the House of Representatives who are only in office 2 years before being re-elected. My gosh, it takes 2 years for someone new to learn how things are done, much less finding the bathrooms in the Capital and their own office buildings :P
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I still do think very highly of Mr Obama, in spite of not necessarily appreciating his comments to us in the UK (I excused him because he was only trying to help his buddy Dave), and in spite of raising an eyebrow when he suddenly lost all interest in due process - not that I didn't think it was justified, only I'd thought he had better standards than that. I think if anything even more highly of Mrs Obama, whom I do not think I have ever heard utter a negative or unhelpful word..? Not that I can recall, anyway.
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Amy, you make good points on the electoral college. I doubt though that any of them could foresee over a few hundred years into the future, into a world of technologically dominated communications and manipulated campaigns.

And I'll never forget the fact that in the late 60s and early 70s I was proud to be a part of the group that was trying to get the Equal Rights Amendment passed.

That was a MAJOR omission of the republic's conception and planning - as well as that we had to fight for the 19th Amendment just for the right to vote.

While there are some brilliant aspects to the inception planning of this country, there are also some sexist, disgusting absences - the two cited. which to me are the most blaringly unjust.
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