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Old 01-16-2017, 08:07am   #21
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Without the electoral college, it would be nothing more than mob rule. It is a good thing it was set up that way by the founding fathers. Most of the country wanted nothing to do with Hitlery, but huge concentrations of the U.S. population ie: California, New York City, and anywhere with illegals voting could sway the election. Hell, even if Hitlery was elected, I dang sure would not have liked it, but since I have a job to go to, to support my family and put a roof over my head, I damn sure wouldn't be trying to disrupt things to the extent they do. I would be too busy....ummmmm.....working.....
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Old 01-16-2017, 09:51am   #22
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Except he didn't.

Let's compare Ronald Reagan to Barack Obama.

Reagan

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United...election,_1980
Popular Vote - 50.7% vs 41.0%
EC - 489 vs 49

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United...election,_1984
Popular Vote - 58.8% vs 40.6%
EC - 525 vs 13


Obama

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United...election,_2008
Popular Vote - 52.9% vs 45.7%
EC - 365 vs 173

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United...election,_2012
Popular Vote - 51.1% vs 47.2%
EC - 332 vs 206


So no, Obama did not win in a landslide.
Now you done it. You went and brought facts to an argument. Now you're going to have to send Kermie some colouring books and PlayDoh.
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You can't just have a football game and invite the local college band to perform at halftime. Now you have to have Beyonce or Lady Gaga doing a mini-concert.
That is a completely irrelevant parallel to a political event.

The NFL is a business. FOX is a business. It is their job to make money. Nothing more, nothing less.

The Super Bowl is the most watched TV event worldwide on an annual basis. If you look down the list of the most watched TV programs in the history of the planet, the entire top of the list is made up of the Super Bowls over the last decade. Do you think that is because of the football game being played on the field?

Does having Lady Gaga perform at halftime bring in more money for them than the Texas State Armadillos marching band? Of course it does. It is ridiculous to expect them to do anything else.
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Let's compare Ronald Reagan to Barack Obama.
You should be kicked in the nuts with steel toe boots just for typing that sentence.
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Just swear in the President, let him do the Inaugural Address and then everyone go home.
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That is a completely irrelevant parallel to a political event.

The NFL is a business. FOX is a business. It is their job to make money. Nothing more, nothing less.

The Super Bowl is the most watched TV event worldwide on an annual basis. If you look down the list of the most watched TV programs in the history of the planet, the entire top of the list is made up of the Super Bowls over the last decade. Do you think that is because of the football game being played on the field?

Does having Lady Gaga perform at halftime bring in more money for them than the Texas State Armadillos marching band? Of course it does. It is ridiculous to expect them to do anything else.
Ah...so there will be no commercials during the coverage of the Inauguration?

Got it.
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Ah...so there will be no commercials during the coverage of the Inauguration?

Got it.
Really? THAT'S what you took from my post? I never said anything even remotely close to that.

You want to make the argument that the inaguration should be done with minimal theatre, great. I couldn't agree more, but comparing it to the Super Bowl, an event whose sole purpose is to make money and bitching because the organizations involved do exactly that, is stupid.
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Liberals are all good and well until they don't get their way, or should I say get all their stuff for free at someone else's expense. Too bad we can't deport them to Syria or somewhere they might fit in. That said, if the shit ever really hits the fan, they will be the first to go, and no one will miss their whining asses. Just my .02!
If the shit hits the fan I am 100% sure and would bet my life and anyone else's that the liberals will be the FIRST to join the other side and point to the houses where the patriots live. They will be enemy suck-ups giving hand jobs to the jihadi within HOURS.
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Trump should demand all the networks that run the inauguration contribute part of their profits from commercials aired during the ceremony to veterans' charities. Viewership should be high. The Hillary voters will be at home anyway, waiting on their EBT cards to be reloaded, and I bet plenty of the Donald's supporters will take at least part of the day off to watch/celebrate a win for America. All that leads to sky high ratings, and thus, an advertiser payday that should be shared with those who sacrificed for our freedom.
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Really? THAT'S what you took from my post? I never said anything even remotely close to that.

You want to make the argument that the inaguration should be done with minimal theatre, great. I couldn't agree more, but comparing it to the Super Bowl, an event whose sole purpose is to make money and bitching because the organizations involved do exactly that, is stupid.
I know exactly what you said in your post. My point...which YOU completely missed...is that we've turned everything into a spectacle for the sake of advertising dollars. Doesn't matter whether it's a sporting event or a political event. You'd have to be pretty stupid not to be able to see that.

But hey, maybe I'm wrong! Maybe Fleetwood Mac, U2 and Jennifer Holiday appeared at past Inaugurations for free out of blind patriotism. I'm sure no one's looking to make money there.
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