misc: 2012 election

These are Donald Trump’s tweets from the 2012 election, during a brief point where it looked like Romney was carrying the popular vote (before the west coast was counted). If you read them without that context, it looks like he’s admitting his own failure now, encouraging people to deny his inauguration.

It’s worth posting just for that, never mind his hypocrisy on display.

Do I expect Trump to feel any dissonance between his accepting victory now and his calls for revolution because he (wrongly, oh so wrongly) thought Romney won the popular vote in 2012?

Of course not, what a stupid question.

anonymous asked:

I have not seen Way of the Dog. Can you explain the film?

“Wag the Dog”.

SPOILER ALERT

Basically, it’s election season, and the President is caught in a scandal. If it leaks to the press, he’ll be sure to lose the election, so he brings in a fix-it man. His co-conspirators end up staging an entire war, complete with fake footage scenes, leaking false information about it to the press, completely fabricating a war hero for the entire country to cheer for (who is chosen by them practically at random and accidentally ends up being a convicted rapist), all to distract the media from his scandal to keep it from making headlines. They were able to keep up the lies so thoroughly (even after the rapist-war-hero was supposed to pretend to be brought home but on the way ended up raping a woman and getting killed by her husband, so they had to have a military funeral for the rapist to make it a tragic scene) until election day passed, and the lying slime ball was re-elected. The end.

My final political statements of the night... just some thoughts.

So I’m sitting here with the smell of marijuana drifting through my open window just grinning about everything. There’s this feeling of complete accomplishment and also complete satisfaction with my country which for me, trust me, is rare. 

Maybe it’s because this is my first election, and the first time I’ve felt as if my voice has truly and really mattered in the American democratic system. But I just feel part of something. I feel part of this powerful momentum and it’s almost as if history is tangible around me. We are living history. We are living something that will be written into history books and drawled on about in boring lectures. 

Today, tonight, will live in history.

And I’m not talking about the president. Yes, it was a big part of it, but let’s look at the other things. Gay marriage is now legal in more states than ever, marijuana is officially legal in two US states, we elected four female senators, one of whom is openly gay and another is Asian American as well as a disabled veteran, and we are finally moving toward statehood for Puerto Rico. 

We are living in a great time in history, and it’s crazy when you just stop and think about it. Let it soak in. 

No matter who you voted for, what you believe in, if you are crushed or uplifted by the results, tonight we are all Americans and this is the time for us to band together. We can either decide to stay where we were, unmoving, unchanging, or we can work with what we have and move forward as a country and a people. 

We live in a country which believes in your freedom to be who you are and love who you love, as well as believe what you believe. That is truly something to be grateful for. 

Now let’s make history together. 

It’s not that our message — we think abortion is wrong, we think same-sex marriage is wrong — didn’t get out. It did get out. It’s that the entire moral landscape has changed. An increasingly secularized America understands our positions, and has rejected them.
— 

R. Albert Mohler Jr., president of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

Yes, Mr. Mohler.  And we thank you for making your issues so abundantly clear.  It helped us know exactly what we were rejecting and why we were rejecting it with much greater clarity.

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