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anonymous asked:

How does it feel to know that people like you were by and large the reason that Trump got elected?

yes, has nothing to do with the economic depression and total despair in the american industrial heartland in the face of changing economic realities and free trade deals that drain their communities of work and condemn it to forever irrelevance in the eyes of the two big tent parties that only come by and pretend to care during election season. or occupy wallstreet minded young democrats being totally demoralized by a friend of the big banks along with the party they supported crushing the ever loving fuck out of their progressive populist candidate in spectacularly plutocratic manner, but certainly in the rust belt, where most struggling families were wary of Clinton’s favourability toward the TPP and embraced Sanders’ efforts to protect american workers before all else.

1.  Effectively 77,759 votes in three states (WI/PA/MI) determined the Presidency: Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump

won by:

  • 22,748 votes in WI, 0.7 of a point (3rd party candidates received: 188,330)
  • 44,307 votes in PA, 0.7 of a point, (3rd party candidates received: 218,228)
  • 10,704 votes in MI, 0.2 of a point (3rd party candidates received: 250,902 votes)

2.  Just three counties – Macomb County, MI; York County, PA and Waukesha County, WI – elected Donald Trump. If those three counties had cast zero votes, Trump would have lost all three states and the election. By the same logic, just three counties re-elected President Obama in 2012: Miami-Dade County, FL; Cuyahoga County, OH and Philadelphia, PA.

http://cookpolitical.com/story/10201

Ah, wisconsin, ah yes, the state that was blue for 32 years (since reagan) but swung red after how, among things, hillary not even ONCE sat foot in it during her primary or presidential campaign

This image is god as far as i care, because no amount of shitposting on the internet wouldve mattered, because these states and their economic misfortune determined the election, not cynical coastal bitches like me on the internet

President Barack Obama arrives in Havana with first lady Michelle Obama and daughters Malia and Sasha. Obama is the first U.S. president to visit Cuba since 1928. Photo by @aldiazphoto. #obama #obamaincuba #cuba

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Check out this adorable video of First Lady Michelle Obama hanging out (and dunking on) the Miami Heat basketball team. It’s too cute.