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Biden calls for healing in appeal to Trump voters

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"No more years...no more years ! !"

Heh. He's gone.

Rudy Ghouliani looked particularly deranged spouting conspiracy theories earlier....

Congrats Biden/Harris. May sanity and the truth return.

37 ( +54 / -17 )

Yeah, I've said forever that Trump is a wanna be dictator. Democracy has no place in his world... which is why he's trying to destroy it. I don't like Biden, but I know Trump for exactly who he is, and Biden will not try to destroy our country like Trump has always been trying to do.

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Lol................BYEDON 2020!!!!!

31 ( +44 / -13 )

What a beautiful day for democracy and justice !!..

Facism, racism, division, hate, homophobia, xenophobia, white supremacy, ignorance and lies were defeated.. Science won, justice won, democracy won, diversity won, blacks won, LGBTQ won, unity won, immigrants won, kindness won common sense and all the good things in America won !!..

Trumpy will be eternally remembered as the one term impeached mockery of president..

Victory is for BidenHarris 2020 !!..

God bless America !!..

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And the Trump lanslide??

LOOOOOOOL !!..

16 ( +35 / -19 )

"narrowly"? Not all the results are in, but DT has so far got fewer votes than Ms Clinton did in 2016, and the gap is the same as back then. Seems pretty clear.

It is, I'll agree, a gap that should be wider. That so many people voted for that vicious bigot after the past four years, shows it is still a country filled with hatred and ugliness.

Mr Biden needs to stop that hatred and ugliness being allowed to have a say.

20 ( +35 / -15 )

Woke up this morning saw the news and felt total relief

the dictator was being thrown out.

Although I will admit I may miss the shenanigans and

hilarious lies that so entertained me for 4 years.

Let the healing being!!

15 ( +28 / -13 )

Lol................BYEDON2020!!!!

Nice!!! Now we can also get rid of the other incompetent figures that he appointed. Besides, he has an eventual date with some New York courts unless he flee the country.

Hopefully, he won't blow up the country in the next couple of months. How much will he try to steal?

We know he won't attend the inauguration because it will be bigger than his was probably. It will be nostalgic watching Biden place Pres. Obama's portrait in the White House. We might get Supreme Court Justice Obama!

Woah......Mind Blown!!!

14 ( +27 / -13 )

Let the healing being!!

Unfortunately, Trump was a symptom, not the problem.

America is still broken. They just took the foot off the accelerator a bit.

30 ( +44 / -14 )

Well done.

Now start preparing to fix the US.

Address poverty, inequality, bigotry and division.

And weigh up the pros and cons of any future pardon for your predecessor.

He was a symptom of the malaise, not the cause.

11 ( +23 / -12 )

Trump hates losers.

And now he's the biggest loser.

What a loser.

30 ( +45 / -15 )

Now start preparing to fix the US.

Knock wood the messes made by Trump and his R's can be fixed. One of his biggest failures, Covid45, continues to kill and sicken. Millions of Americans are out of work because of Trump's failures, many with no healthcare.

6 ( +17 / -11 )

And now he's the biggest loser.

That reality show title is already taken. Maybe he can go with a new one. The sorest loser.

13 ( +23 / -10 )

Don E..........You are fired!

11 ( +22 / -11 )

Finally, some great news in the worst year in memory! The US can now try and earn back respect, and hopefully start being a friend to the world again.

Congrats President elect Biden and VP elect Harris!

Lets hope Trump shows a tiny measure of dignity for the first time in his life, and does not need to be physically dragged out screaming and crying from the White House.

16 ( +26 / -10 )

About time, let the healing begin.

7 ( +20 / -13 )

Trump has filed a raft of lawsuits to challenge the results but elections officials in states across the country say there has been no evidence of significant fraud, and legal experts say Trump's efforts are unlikely to succeed.

Hate to break it to you guys, but since this election result is contested, the outcome of the race is to be decided in court, not by the media. There are several evidences of fraud being examined right now and the SCOTUS, which is dominated by REPUBLICANS, will make the final call. It is also NOT he job of the media to determine what is a "significant" level of fraud. This may be a repeat of Gore2000 being called by the Media.

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Ah, Democracy. You can’t beat it! 

Now’s the time to stop all the bleating about cheating, finish the fighting and start uniting!

10 ( +20 / -10 )

The US has such a screwed up 'Democratic' system where a popular majority doesn't immediately translate to a win by a particular candidate. Just a vote for another person who gets to vote for President.

Well done Biden and Harris. Lets hope the US can get back to operating like a civilized country again, co-operating with other nations and abiding by global norms.

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Facism, racism, division, hate, homophobia, xenophobia, white supremacy, ignorance and lies were defeated.. Science won, justice won, democracy won, diversity won, blacks won, LGBTQ won, unity won, immigrants won, kindness won common sense and all the good things in America won !!..

Biden won, cut the drama.

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And to add to that, the people have chosen a democratic president seven out of the past eight elections: '92, '96, '00, '08, '12, '16, '20. The Republicans have been the choice of the people only once in the past 30 years; in 2004.

Also in 2000. W was a two term president.

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Congrats to Joe and Kamala.

As for Trump:. You're fired!!!!

9 ( +24 / -15 )

What are we going to talk about now... oh yeah, Trump.

8 ( +15 / -7 )

"President-elect Joe Biden" - words we weren't allowed to say on JT yesterday

9 ( +17 / -8 )

Kiss Taiwan Good-Bye.

-10 ( +18 / -28 )

Thank GOD! No more being waterboarded by that nasal monotone as he bullies, insults individual Americans, praises yes-men, engages in corruptions, slimes allies, takes a sharpie to show YES the dang hurricane went to Alabama because I said so and then to bully the agency on weather reports to say that it did, or to rationalize how it is a-ok for him to bring in a prostitute into the WH and commit adultery, and state, yes, it is just fine to keep kids in cages! And a 1000 other bad speech acts like whining, commanding, sliming, demanding, ordering, etc. We are FREE of this monster, but as one conservative dude said “But how did that hurt you!? What’s the problem?” Hahaha

3 ( +13 / -10 )

Looking forward to a different 4 years with lots of positive changes! It can only become better.

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*Congratulations poured in from around the world, including from conservative British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and German Chancellor Angela Merkel, *making it hard for Trump to push his repeated claims, without evidence, that the election was rigged against him.

No, these congratulations did not make it hard for Trump to continue to push his false narrative that the election was rigged. What an inane thing to write.

As much as I hope Biden is the next president, this isn’t over until Trump concedes or the states certify the election. Media outlets calling an election isn’t what ends it. Let’s hope Trump concedes.

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...narrowly wins presidency... ?

Umm, no, I don't think it was narrow. The counting hasn't finished yet, but it looks like he will win with over 300 electoral college votes. That's not narrow. I will concede that he still has considerable support. Cults are like that.

Now we will see the US rejoining international organisations like WHO and the Paris Agreement again. Look to repair the massive international damage to the US's allies that Trump wrought. Maybe fix the Iran agreement. Get a federal plan to combat Covid. Tackle climate change. Drain the swamp from Betsy Devos's etc. Remove the corrupt AG Barr... The list goes on.

4 ( +14 / -10 )

Great, America elected a boob.

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@otherworldly

And he will be leaving in January.

13 ( +22 / -9 )

Trump was humiliated as 10 of thousands gathered near the Whitehouse,welcoming his departure

6 ( +15 / -9 )

Trump lost the popular vote by an even larger margin this time. He never had a mandate to govern, but Biden will.

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I’m waiting for Trump’s “It is what it is!” and hearing him concede. If not, watching him be evicted on 1/20 will be great fun!

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Hate to break it to you guys, but since this election result is contested, the outcome of the race is to be decided in court, not by the media. There are several evidences of fraud being examined right now and the SCOTUS, which is dominated by REPUBLICANS, will make the final call. It is also NOT he job of the media to determine what is a "significant" level of fraud. This may be a repeat of Gore2000 being called by the Media.

Lol No, that's not how an election works. The courts don't get decide this. Republicans can bring there case to the court if they believe there is fraud and then court can hear the case. It is highly doubtful the courts will overturn the results, unlike 2000, Trump lost by considerably more than one state.

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The problem now is - what damage will trump do in his remaining time as president ?

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Just look at all those Trump supporters rioting and burning down their cities! Oh wait, that is not happening.

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Pierre LeVenerable

Hate to break it to you guys, but since this election result is contested, the outcome of the race is to be decided in court, not by the media.

Actually, it will be decided by the people.

There are several evidences of fraud being examined right now

What evidence are you talking about? Can you show me where it is?

and the SCOTUS, which is dominated by REPUBLICANS, will make the final call.

No. The SCOTUS is dominated by JUSTICES. If there is no evidence of wrongdoing, the SCOTUS won't even hear it. And even if they do, they will still follow the law and the constitution.

It is also NOT the job of the media to determine what is a "significant" level of fraud.

So far the media hasn't reported any fraud. If you know of any, let me know.

This may be a repeat of Gore2000 being called by the Media.

No it won't. That was a case of a tied election. This is nowhere close to a tie.

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I think I speak for the majority of Canadians when I say good riddance to that egomaniacal buffoon.

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Very glad to see the demagogue defeated.

The US will just have to survive Trump's rage quit over the next 70 some odd days and the fringe followers who do not believe in democracy.

9 ( +16 / -7 )

My faith in the American people, and my belief that there are more intelligent folks than idiots has been restored. Time to take off the gloves in fighting Covid, get our economy on the right track heading, undo the many acts of stupidity carried out under the previous Administration and M.A.G.A.!!!

PS I really wish someone would muzzle Rudi.

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I can’t see trump ever conceding.

that would be an admission that he lost (ie, he’s a loser) & his ego would never allow that

7 ( +13 / -6 )

America is no more a shameful nation led by a buffoon. Good riddance and hope the GOP will get back to its sense now. And congrats to Biden !

8 ( +14 / -6 )

Unquestionably, China is the biggest winner now that Trump is out of the way!

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@TrevorPeace

You most certainly DO NOT speak for me!

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WA4TKGToday  07:12 am JST

Kiss Taiwan Good-Bye.

Senator Joe Biden supported the Taiwan Relations Act back in 1979 under which US arms sales to Taiwan are authorized to this date.

11 ( +17 / -6 )

All the problems persistent under Trump still exist; only now with an enraged agrrieved base of 40 percent of the population and a weak neo-liberal in the Oval Office.

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tantanmen

Unquestionably, China is the biggest winner now that Trump is out of the way!

China was never threatened by Trump. He told Xi Jinping that he thought the concentration camps for Uighurs was a good idea. That's the opposite of standing up to China.

Also he waged a trade war that hurt both economies, but the US economy more. Trump is too transactional to even be able to make deals and form consensus.

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Hate to break it to you guys, but since this election result is contested, the outcome of the race is to be decided in court, not by the media. There are several evidences of fraud being examined

Saying you don't like the result doesn't make it contested.

There are many instance of conspiracy theories being examined by Trump and his followers and NO EVIDENCE OF FRAUD, unless you count Trump's attempts to stop people from voting by manipulating the USPS, GoP governors making voting difficult by only allowing one drop box for millions of voters, State Legislatures led by the GoP attempting to limit voting. Plenty of evidence of voter suppression if not fraud on the American voters by the GoP, and the American voters overcame.

The only thing left are the hair brained conspiracy theories.

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Trump, who was golfing when the networks made their calls for his rival,

He will have a lot more time for golfing now.

......till the indictments come in

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Granted it is not a landslide, but even if he wins by ONE, he still is the winner! (Thank God!)

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I think I speak for the majority of Canadians when I say good riddance to that egomaniacal buffoon.

Well since Canada trades with America, steel, aluminum, agriculture and forestry products, and also the pipeline issue—Canada’s interests are against America’s. Your comment makes it clear the right person for America’s interests isn’t the person just elected.

I wish Canadians would stop hiding their anti-americansim in the guise of “we’re just so happy to see America heal and blah blah” No you’re not. You’re happy a president has been elected that favors NAFTA-like conditions for your country.

Besides, Canada is 80% American shenanigans with 20% self righteous awareness of it.

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Trump going out with style and dignity. His latest total meltdown tweet:

"THE OBSERVERS WERE NOT ALLOWED INTO THE COUNTING ROOMS. I WON THE ELECTION, GOT 71,000,000 LEGAL VOTES. BAD THINGS HAPPENED WHICH OUR OBSERVERS WERE NOT ALLOWED TO SEE. NEVER HAPPENED BEFORE. MILLIONS OF MAIL-IN BALLOTS WERE SENT TO PEOPLE WHO NEVER ASKED FOR THEM!"

Trump is intent on taking our Country and Democracy down with him. Frankly I'd like to see him escorted out of the WH by armed Federal Marshals with his hands behind his head. The Country is ready and needs to heal. We don't need any more of Trump's nonsense.

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He didn't narrowly win. He will win the same number of electoral votes as Trump claimed was a "landslide" in 2016. And about 5 million more popular votes, which Trump didn't win.

This nonsense by Trump to drag this out is just part of hype for some type of media pitch later.

He could run again in 2024, if he's out on parole by then. :)

Maybe that's the new reality show? "From the White House to the Big House!"

Hey, some of the ideas he ran on are important to Americans. Illegal immigration is one. But that issue is caused by US laws not being enforced that fine employers for hiring illegal immigrants. Enforcement turns a blind eye because Americans want vegetables and fruits and drywall put up and roofing done and dishes washed and chicken and meats processed and landscaping done - and that is done overwhelmingly by non-American illegal immigrants because they can be paid cheaply, threatened with being reported to immigration officials if they complain about forced unpaid overtime, safety issues, etc.

People wouldn't come if they couldn't earn even a meager existence.

American companies abandoned American factories and workers.

Trump just went about everything he touched the wrong way and turned it into a crapshow.

He was the most lethal president in history. Never have more Americans died in less time than under his failure to lead by example in the fight against Covid.

15 ( +19 / -4 )

Congratulations to Joe Biden and Kamala Harris, America and the world!!!

The cloud lifts as the new POTUS and VP are declared, but at least as important is the addition by subtraction of the worst president ever in Donald Trump. A huge relief, and gives us a a chance for the future.

10 ( +13 / -3 )

Amazon Google Facebook and Twitter are THRILLED about a Biden win! So is Wall Street! SO is Hollywood and China!

-13 ( +6 / -19 )

I can’t see trump ever conceding. that would be an admission that he lost (ie, he’s a loser) & his ego would never allow that

Dont worry, the secret service is very skilled at removing unwanted people from places where they shouldnt be!

8 ( +11 / -3 )

President Biden, how sweet the sound.........

10 ( +13 / -3 )

I wish Canadians would stop hiding their anti-americansim in the guise of “we’re just so happy to see America heal and blah blah” No you’re not. You’re happy a president has been elected that favors NAFTA-like conditions for your country.

Conservatives have a bad habit of telling others what they think. Not very sophisticated.

10 ( +14 / -4 )

Oh my! Har!

The chickens finally came home to roost for trump and his barmy army.

Grats to Biden, Harris and everyone who still believes in democracy.

9 ( +14 / -5 )

In Joe Biden's hometown of Scranton, Pennsylvania, they're celebrating Joe Biden's victory.

In Kamala Harris's hometown of Oakland Californa, they're celebrating Kamala Harris's victory.

In Donald Trump's hometown of New York, New York, they're celebrating Donald Trump's defeat!

15 ( +20 / -5 )

Amazon Google Facebook and Twitter are THRILLED about a Biden win! So is Wall Street! SO is Hollywood and China!

.. and at least 75 million Americans. Wow!!

10 ( +13 / -3 )

This election is far from over,"

For the first time in four years nobody has to care about what you say anymore you pathetic, lying corrupt nincompoop. Yammer on about your conspiracy theories all you want, nobody is listening.

That feels good.

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He is fired.

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Well done America.

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I wish Canadians would stop hiding their anti-americansim in the guise of “we’re just so happy to see America heal and blah blah” No you’re not. You’re happy a president has been elected that favors NAFTA-like conditions for your country.

Right.. Canadians are such two faced cheats who are conspiring to take over the USA! Seriously, a competent leader will be a breather of fresh air.

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resist
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The Trump loons are in the streets and I am carrying my automatic.

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This is such a pivotal moment, a point in time that may well just save the planet’s ecosystem from catastrophe. Joe Biden has a vision to transition from a carbon economy, to rejoin the international community, and address the existential threat to life as it is known on Earth, where the Amazon Rainforest is burning, where there is no ice forming in the Artic, where Siberia is melting and where animals such as the African elephant, the Polar bear, the rhino species -- that exist no where else in the Universe -- are threatened with extinction. Hope. It’s always a light in the dark. Always a beacon to steer by.

Bye Donald Trump. The craziest four years of my lifetime. Here’s to the other populists, wannabe bully boys and general “mini-me" days being drawn down to zero.

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How can anybody state that he has won before the electoral college has even started the election procedure? lol

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this is such a pivotal moment, a point in time that may well just save the planet’s ecosystem from catastrophe. Joe Biden has a vision to transition from a carbon economy, to rejoin the international community, and address the existential threat to life as it is known on Earth, where the Amazon Rainforest is burning, where there is no ice forming in the Artic, 

yes and that will provide all the jobs that are desperately needed now

But enjoy yourself, good to see you in a festive mood, its been a long time....lol

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How can anybody state that he has won before the electoral college has even started the election procedure? lol

IKR! It’s complete lies that Trump is trying to have it decided in the courts.

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It gets somewhat lost in the euphoria of getting rid of Trump, but the historic breakthrough is Kamala Harris, a woman of diversity as the first female VP.

She da bomb! YES!!!!!! A great mind and character, go Kamala!!

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"Sleepy Joe" signs off on his presidency with a Penn, and landslide victory with nearly 75 million votes winning the popular vote and the EC seats currently on 290 seats compared with Trump's 214, with two states to go.

The highest number of votes for a candidate in history. The highest voter turn out since 1900. Nearly 150 million voters.

Interesting that Trump was playing golf when the media announced Biden President-elect. First black female VP who will also probably become president in the second term.

Trump insulted the people of Pennsylvania, and the VET's, and John McCain on his deathbed, and then expects them to vote for him

Trump seems to be melt down with people abandoning him in droves. Even Fox News have given him up.

What damage can Trump do in the next 76 days.

Democracy restored.

Trump "You Are Fired!"

The people are singing and dancing on the streets, New York, Washington, Pennsylvania.

Lost Florida but still won the popular votes and the EC seats.

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I wish Canadians would stop hiding their anti-americansim in the guise of “we’re just so happy to see America heal and blah blah” No you’re not. You’re happy a president has been elected that favors NAFTA-like conditions for your country.

Canadian speaking here. I don’t give a crap about NAFTA. Don’t have strong opinions about America “healing” itself either. I’m mainly just relieved to know that they’ll go back to having a normal adult in charge of the place from January. Having the house next door taken over by a dishonest, incompetent, selfish moron whose family members were constantly at each others’ throats at all hours making a lot of noise for the past four years has been unsettling. Now that they are moving out and a very bland, quiet family are moving in it feels like we can finally get some sleep again.

12 ( +15 / -3 )

The next 74 days are going to be the most difficult for Americans.

The level of criminality that will be shown will be unprecedented.

Buckle up, because getting rid of evil is never easy!!!

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yes and that will provide all the jobs that are desperately needed now

Yes, it would; it’s called innovation, which comes with progress. I know that’s extremely difficult for regressive conservatives to understand.

10 ( +10 / -0 )

Sven Asai

How can anybody state that he has won before the electoral college has even started the election procedure? lol

Umm, yes they can. The news networks have decision desks. When they are convinced that the results for a state won't change, then that state is called for a particular candidate.

It doesn't mean that the result won't change, but if the think that Trump's spurious legal challenges that lack evidence will change the outcome of this election, I've got a bridge to sell you...

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polarized United States

of course it's polarised. It's the only way populists can gain or maintain power.

As a nobody might have tweeted, Sad!

Let the healing begin.

10 ( +12 / -2 )

Amazon Google Facebook and Twitter are THRILLED about a Biden win! So is Wall Street! SO is Hollywood and China!

Don’t forget get the record 75 million American people who voted for him. They are THRILLED too!

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There is no more important task than the following.

"With the campaign over, it's time to put the anger and the harsh rhetoric behind us and come together as a nation. It's time for America to unite. And to heal," Biden said on Twitter.

I believe the survival of the U.S. depends on someone figuring out how to bring people back together. Americans do not need to agree on every single item or every point of legislation but the U.S. needs to at least bring people closer.

This will require compromise from the Republicans and an end to identity politics. I certainly hope he can do what he stated.

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“Could you imagine if I lose? My whole life, what am I going to do? I'm going to say 'I lost to the worst candidate in the history of politics.'”

It is what it is. He called it early.

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Im trying to understand the "damage" and enduring 4 years of Trump. It was one of the best 4 years I have seen in a long time. The rampage and Trump hate, Im glad thats finally over 24/7 harrassment but Im trying to understand what you were damaged by. COVID and unemployment is still here so...what makes you happy? I know Trump had a personality disorder thing with needing to be accepted and MSM exploited that but never made me upset. I just see this huge shift from violence and hate to rejoice and "good times are coming" whats in the bag? Please dont take it personally; its just a step away and look at it kind of thing. Continue with your festivities.

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The next 74 days are going to be the most difficult for Americans.

Yes, the next two months are critically important. The Right must give Biden the same welcome that the Left gave Trump four years ago. Now is the time to lay the groundwork for taking back the American government in 2024. The nation’s future depends on what Republicans do now.

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The silence from the JT Trump supporters is deafening.

World leaders congratulating President-elect Biden.

Destiny's child.

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I wish Canadians would stop hiding their anti-americansim in the guise of “we’re just so happy to see America heal and blah blah”

Blame Canada is a South Park film, it's a cartoon, dude.

9 ( +10 / -1 )

Wolfpack as the republicans said 4 years ago "Get over it!"

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Speaking of Biden wanting to heal wounds, Michelle Obama just said those who voted for President Donald Trump voted to support “lies, hate, chaos, and division.” Sorry people, the country will continue to be divided for the next four years as Democrats continue control the media, spew hatred and allow China to continue their takeover of the U.S.

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There are quite a few of these posts from Trump supporters this past week...

*the greatest comedy around watching the left and the democrats and the anti trump , neurotic bunch of soppy excuse makers fail in getting their candidate into the white house once more.*

*The Red Wave is going to leave no doubt as to what the people want, and it isnt biden and pelosi and their brand of politics be sure of that.*

I'll just leave it at that....

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This will require compromise from the Republicans and an end to identity politics. I certainly hope he can do what he stated.

you already forgot the time line?

-12 ( +1 / -13 )

Senator Joe Biden supported the Taiwan Relations Act back in 1979 under which US arms sales to Taiwan are authorized to this date.

Do you think relations with South Korea will improve?

-12 ( +3 / -15 )

Now is the time to lay the groundwork for taking back the American government in 2024

To start, Lets plan on evicting trump from the WH.

2024 will be even worse for the GOP , the criminality of the current administration will be fully exposed by then.

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Abe was right! You can't fool all the people all of the time. And 70 million Americans can be wrong! (I said that.)

The first order of the day after Biden takes office is to take Trump's banana out of the republic: fix Covid, the economy and give Americans the health care every modern society needs. Also important will be the task of Billy Barr's successor to make sure Trump gets a new domicile, pays off his overdue tax bill and is otherwise engaged so that no Trump will be on the ballot in 2024. Once bitten, twice shy.

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I think we all know how this is going to turn out...

Rather than do what's best for the country - to concede, thank his supporters, then say in the best interests of the country, we must come together as a nation and end the needless tribalism.....

He'll try every legal challenge he can, continue his faux narrative of fraud and cheating, blame the Deep State, Obama, and Elvis...then finally leave but continuing to insist he won and that he is the victim...

He seems addicted to his rallies and the cult-like adoration so he'll no doubt continue those, claiming he was cheated and further inciting division and violence...

In other words, doing exactly what Putin wanted him to do when he launched his disinformation war against the US in 2016 helping elect his Puppet...

Will his supporters continue to do Putin's work? When I see posts like "Resist", it seems very clear they will....

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This could complicate Biden's campaign promises to reverse key parts of Trump's legacy. These include deep Trump tax cuts that especially benefited corporations and the wealthy

And everyone’s pension plans.

Cutting taxes was the one thing that Trump got right.

It will be a win for Biden’s America if the tax cuts remain as they are. Lower taxes benefit the entire economy.

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It seems to me Trump finally did not get good reputation as president from all people. Trump just wanted to be a president of the US but never wanted to be a politician for people. Trump is still a business man. He might go to jail if his all scandals became true.

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Biden seems a decent man as far as politicians go.

Hope he does a good job. He’s got a terrible mess to clean up but that’s a given for democratic presidents in recent times.

10 ( +12 / -2 )

Trump tried to build his Mexican wall while "Sleepy Joe" has built his Blue Wall.

At least he won't be Twittering endlessly every day.

8 ( +12 / -4 )

It will be a win for Biden’s America if the tax cuts remain as they are. Lower taxes benefit the entire economy.

Have you read Bidens plan? Pay attention to the tax increases. Read 50 cents tweet about it also

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wow strong words lincolnman

I would be impressed, but where was such conviction while cities burned?

I'd be impressed if you and the other Trump supporters could graciously accept defeat...

So, explain to us all what "resist" means?

10 ( +12 / -2 )

During Trump's term the national debt hit $27 trillion, $20 trillion when he took office.

5 ( +8 / -3 )

Mr. Biden is not the President-Elect of the United States, he his merely the Media Projected President.

Sorry folks, the Globalist media doesn't select the President, US voters do.

Calm down, count the votes and let the legal process play itself out.

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Congratulations to President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris! Furthermore, congratulations to the American people whose voices were clearly heard.

When Joe Biden said that he is not a president of blue or red states, but of the United States of America, and that he is ready to work for not only those who voted for him, but also against him, I felt it nice to hear a normal (soon-to-be) president speak. He and Harris are the right ones to bring this country back together after Trump divided it so much.

Of course, where was Trump in all of this: on the golf course. How fitting. He will end up be doing the same things (golfing, tweeting, watching TV) after leaving office, as he did while he was in it.

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For the next two years, if Pelosi remains the House speaker, the first and second in line to the presidency will be women.

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Trump could now face serious criminal charges. Will he pardon himself?

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According to the US Constitution, the president is chosen through a vote of the Electoral College, which is yet to occur.

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The world is already a better place today.

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Biden will be the 14th president in my life.

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The media does not elect a President and it has not been called by the process America uses to do so.This site has deleted my comments many times stating things such as not on topic, and printed here is a blatant false headline misleading people. There are over 300,000 votes under review and eligibility of votes counted after the official cut-off time. The Constitution tells us what to do, not the media and this undecided election by law can go on at least til Dec. 14.

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It won't reach the Supreme Court.

Trump’s drive to have the Supreme Court ensure his reelection faces serious obstacles — both legal and practical — that could wind up leaving him empty-handed.

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John Bolton, and all the other staff who resigned or fired are dancing in the streets.

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Trump called so many people "losers". Now he joins them.

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He falsely declared victory

falsely claiming the election was being stolen from him.

Offering no evidence

While I agree with these views, I really, really don’t like it when news articles position themselves on one side of the argument with all this extra commentary, as if readers are too dumb to think and assess for themselves.

Hopefully this aspect of reporting will disappear now with Trump gone from office.

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So the circus is finally over...as the photo says " People have spoken " no matter how close the result. Time for America to move forward and see if it can reclaim some of its credibility.

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Have you read Bidens plan? Pay attention to the tax increases.

His plan doesn’t matter if he can’t get the Senate to vote for it, no?

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Burning BushToday  08:51 am JST

Sorry folks, the Globalist media doesn't select the President, US voters do.

That's not entirely correct, is it.

WolfpackToday  08:28 am JST

The Right must give Biden the same welcome that the Left gave Trump four years ago. 

The "Right." The "Left." Ad nauseam. What a simple view of the world you seem to have and it gets very boring to read about after a very short while. You despise the "Left" though, don't you? Yet you're fine with the "Right," whom I presume you venerate, carrying on in the same way? Unlike others I wouldn't call that "treason." I think self-righteous hypocrisy is what it is.

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The DNC gamble of fielding one of their own hand-picked candidates, a fading establishment politician with a blemished record of doing what was right by the American people against a grossly incompetent and egregiously corrupt incumbent with the morals of an alley cat finally paid off, but now Harris will have to do the heavy lifting to demonstrate to the 70 million Trump voters that she is their president, too, and that the Democratic party will look after their interests with Bernie's "socialist" agenda. If she fails to turn the party left, the right will return with a vengeance in 2024, because "it can happen here".

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Democracy is finished. It has to be 80% win.

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The CCP has a big smile on their face today ......as the start to look at the pacific map again

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Burning Bush

Mr. Biden is not the President-Elect of the United States, he his merely the Media Projected President.

No. Actually he is the president-elect. Just like every other time that the networks have declared a winner of the presidential election.

Only blind self-deception would think that Trump will become president now.

Get used to it. It will be for another 4 years.

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TrevorPeaceToday  07:33 am JST

I think I speak for the majority of Canadians when I say good riddance to that egomaniacal buffoon.

The majority of Americans too. It's been obvious for a while that while Trump obviously has built up an impressive support base - or rather inherited it from George W Bush, Karl Rove, Rush Limbaugh, Sarah Palin et al and consolidated it - it's hardly a majority. As the past two election results have indicated.

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A great day for the US - democracy and sanity have been restored. On paper, anyway...

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His plan doesn’t matter if he can’t get the Senate to vote for it, no?

Absolutely. Thats my point, in my reply to Tokyo Eng. There will be no "compassion" or working together. People have short memories. How long did the Ukraine scandal drag on for? Nancy assured us Trump would be gone. Thats what Schiff and Pelosi wanted. This is what the senate are dealing with. These people have no compassion, why should they?There will be a honeymoon, then nothing will get done. Then you have tweets from celebrities and other team members saying "burn it all down" "abolish the police" Now we are supposed to work with these people? When they had the opportunity to do so, what did they do?

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Another thing amusing about this one-term president is that ALL THE JAPANESE pundits on JTV called it for trump on Wednesday and Thursday.

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@lincolnman

We then agree. Trump challenging the election result if he has evidence of fraud would not be considered violent as this would use the existing legal infrastructure.

If right wing groups burn buildings or commit violent acts then this is obviously violent as are the protests by Antifa.

I listened to Guilliani's press conference. It was interesting to listen to. It seems a lawsuit will be filed Monday and then we will find out once and for all if there is tangible and viable evidence of fraud or not.

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Numan

Another thing amusing about this one-term president is that ALL THE JAPANESE pundits on JTV called it for trump on Wednesday and Thursday.

Your TV must pick up totally different channels than mine.

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that she is their president, too, and that the Democratic party will look after their interests with Bernie's "socialist" agenda.

No what she is going to have to do is bring back all the jobs lost due to COVID and the huge oil and gas industry economy that Trump created. Since the later is the bane of their existence. I see lots of disruption. During the Dem clown show debates, lots of feel good talk about green jobs, when those of us rooted in reality know such a thing doesnt exist, so once things go left, I honestly dont know where the jobs will come from.

Ideas?

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The head of the Federal election commission said and I Quote, “There is no evidence of any counting or voter fraud.”.

So sorry, Trump supporters.

You lost. Nobody cheated you. You lost.

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@Numan

Another thing amusing about this one-term president is that ALL THE JAPANESE pundits on JTV called it for trump on Wednesday and Thursday.

I would have to agree with Gary above. What we saw seemed to be the opposite and a majority correctly predicted Biden as the next U.S. President. Yes there were some who predicted Trump would win so I would have to say all Japanese pundidts did not call it for Trump.

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What no has been talking about is trump's Twitter account will no longer be protected by the 'world leader' exemption. He could face removal from the platform for violating 'public interest' policies.

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The visible tumor is being removed, but the cancer is still there inside the body of America.

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Another thing amusing about this one-term president is that ALL THE JAPANESE pundits on JTV called it for trump on Wednesday and Thursday.

Its because they liked his strong position with China and they were green lighted to rebuild their defense. they also witnessed the several months or leftist rampage and destruction; that doesnt jive with their culture at all.

I forgot to add another benchmark...China

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Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and the department he leads are trolling President Donald Trump on Twitter.

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The CCP has a big smile on their face today ......as the start to look at the pacific map again

Where are you getting this from? Paranoia central?

Your beloved country has survived for 200 years with or without Trump. The rest of us haven't been done in by China, with or without Trump. A man who had deep financial ties with China (as does his family), who has praised the dictator, Xi and will continue to push his business interests there, post-Presidency.

Well done, Biden and co.

You're allowed to celebrate and we raise a glass to you. But then it's down to work :-)

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The American public, at least over half of it, just gave the big, fat middle finger to Putin...

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Election in America is not over yer, there is still recounting going on , the Highest Court will decide who won,

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Itll be festive when he keaves the WH on Jan 20 he wont gave presidential immunity anymore he wont have Pence to pardon him and tge NY prosecutors are coming, lol

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trump had zero ideas in his 4 years.

His fans had no issues with that.

Now they want Biden/Harris to solve all of trump created problems even before they are sworn in.

Ironic, hilarious ?????

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Japanese, unlike my fellow countrymen, have long memories and time is a different commodity for them. Same with Chinese. I think its had an affect on me as well, I like that about their culture.

They remember the Obama/Hillary Pivot to Asia non sense

In Bidens plan, same thing. Go read it.

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First black female VP who will also probably become president in the second term.

A bit early to think about that, but I don’t think the American public wants to go too socialist. I mean, if Trump has that much support, imagine if the Republicans selected a better candidate instead?

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Well, now we cannot hear about trump’s non-existent healthcare plan!!!!!!

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The trump team in Nevada has already hired a "Real Estate lawyer" to file a lawsuit about illegal mail in ballots because any respectable lawyer knows they don not have a case and the files submitted was obtained illegally form Homeland Security. Inside job of course!

Nevada allows people who do not live in the state to vote there which means a Nevada residence is not required. The lawyer in question just opened a business a couple of weeks ago. They have been planning the scam for awhile incase they were not successful in getting the USPS to stop processing ballots passed the Election Day and getting them tossed out in the courts.

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Still the vote showed that many people voted for the orange faced racist . The president may of changed but the problems haven’t, good luck USA you’re going to need it .

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A man who had deep financial ties with China (as does his family), who has praised the dictator, Xi 

Like Trump secret Chinese bank accout . 200million loan from A state owned Chinese bank and Ivankas Chinese trademarks given to her in the middle of trade negotiations by her father and Xi

Seems like theyve got far more business interest in China than Biden

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 imagine if the Republicans selected a better candidate instead?

They will. Im convinced it will be Pence. After watching him destroy the lost kamela, I gained the upmost respect for this highly intelligent and tactful man. He should of been the front man all along with Trump as chief of staff.

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Wow the regular Trump supporters are nowhere to be seen. Wonder what they think of President- elect Biden

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trump had zero ideas in his 4 years.

His fans had no issues with that.

Now they want Biden/Harris to solve all of trump created problems even before they are sworn in.

Ironic, hilarious ?????

It all pivots on the economy. Get us back to 2017 #s and Im sold.

Nothing indicates that...lots of "back in the ditch" plans that we were in pre Trump, for decades.

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@wtfjapan

Wow the regular Trump supporters are nowhere to be seen. Wonder what they think of President- elect Biden

They are stewing in their juices. They will wait to the conversation dies down then will come out, or they are probably already here.

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I wish Canadians would stop hiding their anti-americansim in the guise of “we’re just so happy to see America heal and blah blah” No you’re not. You’re happy a president has been elected that favors NAFTA-like conditions for your country. 

Besides, Canada is 80% American shenanigans with 20% self righteous awareness of it.

Now now, it’s ok. You guys can maybe play again in a few years. No need to take it out on Canada.

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@ them long timer

I don't think punce will be the choice. He has zero charisma.

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BREAKING NEWS!!!!

"The president has COVID-19, he lost his job, and he is getting kicked out of the house."

Now he knows what many Americans have experienced due to his incompetence. I believe that this a fitting end for the 1st or 2nd worst president in US history!!!

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What trump fans forget is that he Inherited great economy from Obama.

trump on the other hand is leaving behind a wasteland!!!!

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Yep. Upmost respect. Their obviously very intelligent..,,

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Trump said if he lost he would run again in 2024 at 78 years old? Probably not serious. I wonder what Mike Pence makes of it all because he's now out too.

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They will. Im convinced it will be Pence. After watching him destroy the lost kamela, I gained the upmost respect for this highly intelligent and tactful man. 

The man Billy Crystal described as looking like a man who chased the von Trapp family through the Alps?

Duke/Hannity 2024.

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The healing of the US begins. Trump was more of a divider.

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Well, it’s over. Biden won, Trump lost. Biden isn’t fantastic, but the dime store Mussolini will be gone in mere months. Thank goodness.

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Trump turned the Republican Party into the Trump Party. So nw what?

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Trump supporter here.

I say let the process play out, just to reassure all Americans that the results are legitimate. But honestly I don&t think there is anything that will change. So, I would say congratulations to Joe Biden and wish him well in his new position. Hopefully someone with his political experience and contacts can act to bring a bit of healing to the US and get people to recognize what they have in common rather than what divides them.

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Thank you for an intelligent post. More like that, please readers, instead of bickering.

Are we allowed to post a song:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3GwjfUFyY6M

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@Attila, I disagree on the support for Trump but well said.

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 say let the process play out, just to reassure all Americans that the results are legitimate. But honestly I don&t think there is anything that will change. So, I would say congratulations to Joe Biden and wish him well in his new position. Hopefully someone with his political experience and contacts can act to bring a bit of healing to the US and get people to recognize what they have in common rather than what divides them.

Well done. This is the right way to react. Others are spinning random conspiracy theories, but the truth is, Biden won and represents the majority review of Americans. The right thing to do is to accept it, but also know that a Republican president will be back in power in 8 years at the latest. It's not the end of the world and things will swing back for Republicans, as it has for Democrats.

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Trump called so many people "losers". Now he joins them.

A loser in the sense that he stood for election twice and never won the popular vote. Unique in my lifetime, perhaps ever.

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The Right must give Biden the same welcome that the Left gave Trump four years ago. Now is the time to lay the groundwork for taking back the American government in 2024.

And there you have it. The right intends to pick up their obstructionist tactics right where they left off four years ago, just as they obstructed Obama for eight years.

The thing is, we now have definitive proof that the Republican Party are only good at obstructing, and are entirely useless at leading. Clinton left the country with an excellent economy. Little Bush started two wars and collapsed the economy. Obama took the country through a recession, brought it back on track, and left it with a great economy and low unemployment. Obama also dealt with a pandemic and put together a comprehensive pandemic preparedness package. Trump dismantled the pandemic response, then undermined the economy to the point that it collapsed from the pandemic leading to massive unemployment (and just watch what the next year brings). Yeah, that pandemic, which he tried to pretend didn’t exist.

Is it any wonder that the popular vote, the choice of the people, has been Democrat seven out of eight of the past elections? It’s because the Republicans are so useless at running the country.

 

Big Bush, Little Bush, Trump. Three losers in a row; two were so useless the people didn’t even want them for a second term. And everyone who backed them now needs to understand that they’re too stupid to recognize good leaders. Leave the adulting to those of use who don’t choose losers please. You clearly are not very good at it.

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62,984,828 people voted for Trump in 2016. So far, 70,500,000 have voted for him this year. That's more than Obama in 2008.

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62,984,828 people voted for Trump in 2016. So far, 70,500,000 have voted for him this year. That's more than Obama in 2008.

And 4 million less than voted for Biden.

I know. Math is tough, isn’t it?

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President-elect Biden speaking at Wilmington Delaware. No more Trump GOB talk. Glad about that. Biden will work for all Americans and will try to heal the wounds opened up these past four years. Climate change back on the agenda. Priority, dealing with the pandemic. Monday a team of scientists and experts will be formed to discover the best way to deal with the Covid-19. Wants the hate to stop.

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Hopefully someone with his political experience and contacts can act to bring a bit of healing to the US and get people to recognize what they have in common rather than what divides them.

Americans do have much in common. But the more the Dems re-educate their children that America is evil and White people are innately racist and morally inferior, the more the nation will continue to drift apart. Racism is bad - no matter who it comes from.

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Congrats to Biden!

And to Harris the first female vice president!

Hope America will unite!

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62,984,828 people voted for Trump in 2016. So far, 70,500,000 have voted for him this year. That's more than Obama in 2008.

Let's face it, neither candidate deserves as many votes as they got. They were just both so terrible that a lot of people voted to make them lose.

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What an excellent speech from Biden. Great message, excellent delivery, learnt off by heart - clearly a man on top of his game.

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62,984,828 people voted for Trump in 2016. So far, 70,500,000 have voted for him this year. That's more than Obama in 2008.

So?

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Tangerine2000Today  10:45 am JST

62,984,828 people voted for Trump in 2016. So far, 70,500,000 have voted for him this year. That's more than Obama in 2008.

Not much more though, is it, and quite a bit less than what Biden got this year. All those posts you wrote about Trump winning don't hold much water I'm afraid, no matter how many meaningless statistics you offer as a means of vindicating yourself.

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Election in America is not over yer, there is still recounting going on , the Highest Court will decide who won,

doesn’t work that way Grace. People decide on the presidency. Not the courts! The Gore decision was illegal. They were still counting some 15,000 votes when Pam Bondi (the GOP operative) said “Screw it. Lets just send in GOP electors.” they try this again, politicians will taste the people’s fury!

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Nothing wrong with Biden's speech giving speaking from memory without stumbles. His mind active and alive.

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Woo haaa!!!! Sunday champagne!!!!

opening a bottle of Moët wow!

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Not much more though, is it, and quite a bit less than what Biden got this year. All those posts you wrote about Trump winning don't hold much water I'm afraid, no matter how many meaningless statistics you offer as a means of vindicating yourself.

In what way am I trying to vindicate myself?

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Pierre LeVenerable Read this article, it will answer your post.

https://time.com/5908505/trump-lawsuits-biden-wins/

Trump and associates have brought 12 cases to the courts, seven of them have already been either rejected or denied, one was a win for Trump but really didn't change anything. So even if he would win the four still on-going he wouldn't receive from the cases enough votes to win.

It basically outlines each case that he's brought against states. My favorite is the one to stop counting votes...his own people had to tell him that if they stopped county votes then and there he would still have lost the election. (He's an idiot) The case to stand closer to the counters, went this way, the Judge determined that they could stand closer, so they went from 6 foot to 4 foot. Or the one that said they refused to allow tRump supporters or his "Observers" as he calls them, to watch the actual vote counting, to which the other side brought video into the courtroom proving that their observers WERE actually in the room watching. And in Georgia they wasted time and money to say that 53 (yes, only 53) ballots were brought in AFTER the 7pm deadline, but when questioned the "observer" couldn't actually prove that those ballots weren't already in the building just at a different station, which is where they were, again proved by video. So no, this is not going to be fought through the courts. Not enough cases left to actually change the numbers, so in tRump true fashion he thinks that what he's done in the past 'take it to court and keep it there for years' well that is not going to work for him this time. End of story.

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AttilathehungryToday  10:29 am JST

Trump supporter here.

I say let the process play out, just to reassure all Americans that the results are legitimate. But honestly I don&t think there is anything that will change. So, I would say congratulations to Joe Biden and wish him well in his new position. Hopefully someone with his political experience and contacts can act to bring a bit of healing to the US and get people to recognize what they have in common rather than what divides them.

Quite right. More of this kind of talk is needed from both sides.

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Let's see....

Jimmy Carter was a one-term President - he went on to teach Bible school every Sunday, chair numerous charitable foundations, and at 90 years old, help build houses for the homeless...

George HW Bush was a one-term President - he went on to work with Bill Clinton to raise money for hurricane victims...

Anyone think one-term Donald will do something similar?

Nah, don't think so...

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Another thing I'm glad to see, is an intelligent, caring First Lady back in the White House. I was tired of seeing bored, mean looking Melania who obviously looked like she didn't want to be there. Until her, we had a long line of wonderful, intelligent and caring First Ladies to serve shoulder-to-shoulder with their husbands.

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WolfpackToday  10:51 am JST

But the more the Dems...

And a bit less is needed of this tiresome tit-for-tat "but Dems...." rubbish. It seems to come up in the comments threads on this site at least once a day, although not so much over the past few days interestingly enough.

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Karl Rove is on Fox News now praising Biden's speech and saying it hit all the right notes and was delivered with grace and humility....

Laura Ingraham is telling Trump to accept defeat with composure....

It appears Fox is moving on from Trumpism...

Maybe Hannity and Dobbs will be seeking new employment....

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The normal presidential inauguration next Feb probably won't happen with the pandemic. Toned down affair which won't force Trump to attend.

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Does Lindsey get his 500k back now that Trump’s “legal defense “ fund is moot?

(Laughs manically). Sorry, of course he doesn’t.

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it's always darkest before don...

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lincolnmanToday  11:02 am JST

Anyone think one-term Donald will do something similar?

I can see him continuing with rallies and rambling at length to the faithful about how he really won by a landslide, presiding over the strongest economy ever and how Crooked Hilary and Sleepy Joe are the worst criminals in history. When he's not playing golf and trying to stay out of court, that is.

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Biden is not my President. Not now, not ever.

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Biden is not my President. Not now, not ever.

I don't think that matters to anyone. He is president and he was democratically elected by the people of the USA.

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That was a Presidential speech.

I’ve missed it for 4 years!!!!

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I don't think that matters to anyone. He is president and he was democratically elected by the people of the USA.

Yes, you are quite right. But don't forget that it is the media who have declared this, and they have made mistakes in this regard before.

If Trump really has evidence of fraud, let him present it. If he cannot, then he can't complain.

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This will be hard for Trump supporters to accept, but to them I say where is their beloved president? He literally FLED to his golf course when he knew what the result was going to be, and is in hiding. He is a complete and utter coward. A man with a little dignity and leadership would have embraced the moment and made a heartfelt conciliatory address, wishing Biden and the nation well. Shows you what kind of a man, and a complete lack of a leader, he is. I suspect a lot of account names on here are about to change, as they did when Obama won.

As for Biden/Harris, congrats. It is good to see sanity prevail. Let's hope they can start healing wounds, because as much as the Trump supporters don't realize it, Biden/Harris will actually HELP them and the nation, instead of hurting them. Now they need to start preparing to fire all of Trump's people and ramping up investigations, especially into Trump, his family, Barr, DeJoy, and others.

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This is such a pivotal moment, a point in time that may well just save the planet’s ecosystem from catastrophe. Joe Biden has a vision to transition from a carbon economy, to rejoin the international community, and address the existential threat to life as it is known on Earth, where the Amazon Rainforest is burning, where there is no ice forming in the Artic, where Siberia is melting and where animals such as the African elephant, the Polar bear, the rhino species -- that exist no where else in the Universe -- are threatened with extinction. Hope. It’s always a light in the dark. Always a beacon to steer by.......

LOL

or in the famous words of Groucho Marx

”of course you know this means war”

So many selfish people out there.

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If you look at the number of popular votes cast for President Elect Biden, the number of votes was not too narrow, . . . . https://www.teenvogue.com/story/biden-leading-popular-vote-electoral-college-2020-election-results

More like 4 million votes difference.

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Soak in the sunshine!! Great day to relish the defeat of Trump and the optimism of democracy and a decent America.

Sometimes, we have to hit rock bottom to make change, and with Trump, we've been at an abyss. How much brighter the future looks has made the world a great place, today.

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Biden is not my President. Not now, not ever.

The president is the president of every single American whether they support him or not.

Jill Biden the first lady will continue to work as a teacher when she moves to the WH. She will become the first to have a working job outside of the WH.

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To all those who want to bring up Trump's vote totals as evidence of something, let me put it to you this way:

On March 2, 1962, the New York Knicks achieved a remarkable feat in scoring 147 points in a single NBA basketball game.

Yet, few people if any congratulate the Knicks for this achievement. Why? Because their opponent that night the then-Philadelphia Warriors, were led by Wilt Chamberlain to 169 points in that game, with Wilt famously scoring 100 points himself.

Regardless of how many votes Trump got, he's the Knicks in this scenario.

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As for Biden/Harris, congrats. It is good to see sanity prevail. Let's hope they can start healing wounds, 

Not likely.

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Sometimes, we have to hit rock bottom to make change, and with Trump, we've been at an abyss. How much brighter the future looks has made the world a great place, today.

Well he was trying his best to get you out of the abyss, and now the course will reverse..

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The Sitting President is still Your President, It aint over YET !

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Trump supporter here.

I say let the process play out, just to reassure all Americans that the results are legitimate. But honestly I don&t think there is anything that will change. So, I would say congratulations to Joe Biden and wish him well in his new position. Hopefully someone with his political experience and contacts can act to bring a bit of healing to the US and get people to recognize what

Well dignified, and fingers crossed.

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Trump supporter here.I say let the process play out, just to reassure all Americans that the results are legitimate. But honestly I don&t think there is anything that will change..

Classic Subterfuge, RF posting as Trump supporter, guess we will see more and more like this, to make this all legit..

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62,984,828 people voted for Trump in 2016. So far, 70,500,000 have voted for him this year. That's more than Obama in 2008.

The difference of course being that Trump was never the choice of the people, at best he was an opportune strategist in figuring out how to get the electoral college a single time. Obama on the other hand won the confidence of the people both before they knew him, and again afterwards. Biden was there both times, and is now the president of the country.

Trump... Throw the last few presidents in that mix, Bush Jr., Clinton, Bush Sr., and Regan, and Trump is clearly the biggest loser of them all.

He lost. Ergo, he's a loser.

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President-elect Biden with 48 years of political experience knows every corner of the White House and Congress so no learning curves needed. Trump had zero political experience.

Biden will delegate while Trump issued orders to be obeyed or else.

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Inauguration Day will be the biggest party! Trump supporters are welcome to celebrate with Biden supporters. Unite!

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Biden will delegate..

That's the thing, delegation is very easy, ensuring that it actually gets done is exactly opposite, that's why you don't need a carrer politician but an outsider..

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Just only look who is that majority dancing in the streets now. It’s over for all, as you only chose a possibly nicer coffin for the last mile.

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According to WH staff, Trump usually goes down to the Oval Office at 11am and leaves again at 6pm. Short working day.

Trump’s demands for more “Executive Time,” which almost always means TV and Twitter time alone in the residence

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Biden will delegate..

That's the thing, delegation is very easy, ensuring that it actually gets done is exactly opposite, that's why you don't need a carrer politician but an outsider..

Maybe. But that certainly wasn't the case for the loser who just lost after a single term, for being too incompetent to do that. So if you find a qualified outsider, bring him out.

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Honestly it’s Trump supporters’ own faults. If they had just put a few more flags on their pick-up trucks, they would have won. But they didn’t and God justly smote their ruin across the electoral map.

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Jimmy Carter was a one-term President - he went on to teach Bible school every Sunday, chair numerous charitable foundations, and at 90 years old, help build houses for the homeless...

George HW Bush was a one-term President - he went on to work with Bill Clinton to raise money for hurricane victims...

Anyone think one-term Donald will do something similar?

Well, for starters, it sounds like he's going to have to find 420 million USD to repay his personal creditors.

First single-term president since 1993 and the first one to lose to Joe Biden. Dear oh dear.

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TheLongTermer

It all pivots on the economy. Get us back to 2017 #s and Im sold.

Nothing indicates that...lots of "back in the ditch" plans that we were in pre Trump, for decades.

You do realise that Trump just inherited the economy from Obama/Biden. Obama got the job just after the 2008 crash and managed to put it into shape. And it continued to do well despite Trump, not because of him:

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-45827430

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Bjorn

Please i know your sad but your predictions were wrong in NZ and theyre now wrong in America, far right just isnt attractive without the major of the world anymore , maybe a less radical right leaning representative might get you the election win you so desperately desire.

H

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Maybe. But that certainly wasn't the case for the loser who just lost after a single term, for being too incompetent to do that. So if you find a qualified outsider,

He did not loose the legal election.. there are many qualified outsiders and even politicians in the left but they will never ever get the nomination..

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Honestly it’s Trump supporters’ own faults. If they had just put a few more flags on their pick-up trucks

Too many Trump flags not enough American flags

Trump isnt America and you can clearly see the results now

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You do realise that Trump just inherited the economy from Obama/Biden. Obama got the job just after the 2008 crash and managed to put it into shape. And it continued to do well despite Trump, not because of him:

One intelligent criticism of Obama was that the recovery benefitted the already well off leaving a lot of disgruntled people behind.

Let’s hope Biden does better on that score.

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Number of times winning the popular vote - being the choice of the people - in American presidential elections:

Biden: 3

Obama: 2

Trump: 0

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One intelligent criticism of Obama was that the recovery benefitted the already well off leaving a lot of disgruntled people behind.

Let’s hope Biden does better on that score.

Let's. Biden has spoken as if he's one of the people, hopefully his policies will reflect that.

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Biden is reaching out to all Americans. That’s a major change from Trump.

I dream the Trump believers settle down and find a way to actually make America great again, by understanding truth and not just false narrative, while working together with the Biden/Harris WH.

Optimistically, I hope.

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Simon Foston: The "Left," which you continually rant about like some paranoid loon, could hardly do anything while the GOP held the White House, the Senate and, before 2018, the House.

I consider it "opining". Ranting is for Social Justice Warriors who continuously oppress the free speech of those they disagree with by shouting over them until they give up.

In a country like the USA where the system of government allows for different branches of government to be controlled by different parties, that kind of talk is just divisive and stupid. 

No it's actually an effective way to achieve power. Note Pelosi, Schemer, and AOC's continued trashing of the opposition (Obama called them 'the enemy'). They intended to impeach Trump from the moment he took office. They rallied their supporters with red-meat diatribes about how Republicans want to lock up children at the border (using a picture of a illegal immigrant child in a cage during the Obama/Biden administration). They used a dossier from an ex-foreign intelligence officer who expressed hatred for the new administration based on "intel" that the FBI now believes may be disinformation from Putin's security services. Paid for by the way by the Democrat party.

For conservatives, stopping the quickening march towards Socialism that conflicts so completely with the US Constitutions guarantees of individual rights is not divisive or stupid. It is their patriotic duty to preserve the governing structure of the nation.

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Trump will have quite the legacy in the future. Dissembled the country's safeguards, oversaw a pandemic, tried to get rid of health care without ever providing a plan, then got fired after a single term.

History will not remember him well.

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I dream the Trump believers settle down and find a way to actually make America great again, by understanding truth and not just false narrative, while working together with the Biden/Harris WH.

Maybe Trump will end up being the rock bottom that motivates America to get rid of their right-wing extremists, actually making America great again. Wouldn't that be ironic.

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Ranting is for Social Justice Warriors who continuously oppress the free speech of those they disagree with by shouting over them until they give up.

It’s amazing you put up with Trump’s tweet storms.

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It's over.

In America it isn't over until the last super rich lawyer sings.

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Note Pelosi, Schemer, and AOC's continued trashing of the opposition (Obama called them 'the enemy').

The right wanted to impeach Obama. They called him the enemy.

They intended to impeach Trump from the moment he took office.

The Republicans intended to impeach Obama from the moment he took office. They just failed, because they're losers (of 7/8 of the past elections).

They rallied their supporters with red-meat diatribes about how Republicans want to lock up children at the border (using a picture of a illegal immigrant child in a cage during the Obama/Biden administration).

Trump claimed Biden wanted to get rid of the suburbs and windmills.

They used a dossier from an ex-foreign intelligence officer who expressed hatred for the new administration based on "intel" that the FBI now believes may be disinformation from Putin's security services. Paid for by the way by the Democrat party.

Trump's cronies tried to discredit Biden by coming up with some fake hard drive and claiming a conspiracy that didn't exist.

Face it, you people are not very good at clearly understanding what is happening in reality. You're excellent obstructionists. Complete losers at leading though.

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Three conservative Supreme Court justices is a win any way you look at it :-)

It's strategic, but a loss for America. Extremist policies will be baked into American law, even though the people who put those extremists into the supreme court have only been the choice of the people once out of the past eight elections.

Time for supreme court reform.

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Wow, the Biden derangement syndrome is already occurring.

No such thing just as there’s no such thing as TDS. I understand the desire to use it but let’s not.

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Science and decency?

Why hello!!

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@Wolfpack

I always respected you for remaining a fiscal conservative after other conservatives jettisoned this when Trump went nuts with the credit card.

I’m sure you’ll renew old friendships in the near future after their amnesia wears off.

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Trump supporter here.

I say let the process play out, just to reassure all Americans that the results are legitimate. But honestly I don&t think there is anything that will change. So, I would say congratulations to Joe Biden and wish him well in his new position. Hopefully someone with his political experience and contacts can act to bring a bit of healing to the US and get people to recognize what they have in common rather than what divides them.

Genuine appreciation for your comment.

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just a friendly reminder to those celebrating Biden's "victory" today;

Al Gore thought he was President for 36 days back in 2000.

Biden may eventually take office, but not before the legal process has concluded..

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You know, only the bottom of the barrel of absolute losers could watch Biden's speech today, and not feel hope even for themselves. The man clearly is out to support all the people.

No one ever said that about Trump ever. Which is why he's a loser now.

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Just a friendly reminder to those celebrating Biden's "victory" today; Al Gore thought he was President for 36 days back in 2000.

And how'd that turn out hmm? A collapsed economy with two unpaid wars ongoing when he went on.

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It's great that Trump lost, but at the same time I find it disturbing that 71 million people in the self-professed greatest nation on Earth voted for a continuation of racism, xenophobia, misogyny, ignorance, incompetence, dishonesty, and lunacy.

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Road to the Socialism. Welcome nuclear arm Iran and Paris Climate agreement back again.

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He seems addicted to his rallies and the cult-like adoration so he'll no doubt continue those, claiming he was cheated and further inciting division and violence..

I reckon they can rally outside the gates of whatever New York state prison he ends up in. MAGA indeed!

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WolfpackToday  12:37 pm JST

Simon Foston: The "Left," which you continually rant about like some paranoid loon, could hardly do anything while the GOP held the White House, the Senate and, before 2018, the House.

I consider it "opining". Ranting is for Social Justice Warriors who continuously oppress the free speech of those they disagree with by shouting over them until they give up.

The lengthy diatribe that follows about those awful Democrats looks a lot like a rant to me.

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Biden may eventually take office, but not before the legal process has concluded..

There doesn't seem to be the scope for legal action there was in 2000. Shrub only won with 271 electoral votes, one vote more than the minimum necessary. Mr. Gore had 268 and one elector declined to vote. Mr.Trump would have to win recounts in maybe six states along with associated legal challenges to overcome Mr. Bidens Electoral College lead. The possibility of that happening seems exceedingly small, especially since there is no obvious evidence of cheating. Allegations of cheating need to have some solid evidence behind them and so far that has not materialized.

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Trump's Presidential Library will consist of a single volume of printouts of Tweets entitled The 22,000 Lies of Donald J. Trump.

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Maybe Trump will end up being the rock bottom that motivates America to get rid of their right-wing extremists, actually making America great again. Wouldn't that be ironic.

Pete Wilson, Republican race baiting, annual budget stand offs that led to moth long state government shut downs and Proposition 187 did it for California.

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Dissembled the country's safeguards..

Mind boggling but very evident subterfuge..those safe-guards are all in place..now they will go away..

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trump’s presidential library....

Wait who are we kidding, trump has never been inside of a library and never will.

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Trump's Presidential Library will consist of a single volume of printouts of Tweets entitled The 22,000 Lies of Donald J. Trump.

And will located on the grounds of a New York state prison so he and his close family members can curate it as part of their eventual parole.

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And how'd that turn out hmm? A collapsed economy with two unpaid wars ongoing when he went on.

The last two years of the Clinton administration saw small budget surpluses and talk of splitting future surpluses between paying down the national debt and stabilizing the Social Security Trust Fund for the eventual retirement of the Baby Boomer generation. So what did Shrub do? He immediately cut taxes and started running the deficit back up again from 59% of GDP when he took office (down from 69% of GDP when Clinton was elected) to over 73% of GDP when Mr. Obama was elected. So much for stories about Republican budget probity.

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You know how bad it got when Fox Media abandoned Trump.

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Biden hits 75,193,022 votes. 290 EC seats.

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If Trump had won can you imagine his tone.

He would have been calling people "loser" this "disgrace" that while shooting from the rafters about how wonderful he was.

A vindictive nasty man.

I didn't hear Biden say one disparaging comment.

And that is the difference

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A regular poster (now taking a break from the site, it seems) used to write that he liked Trump because he ‘punched back’, something which was always an odd comment to me.

Anyhow, it seems that the US electorate has ‘punched back’ in this election.

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If Trump had won can you imagine his tone.

He would have been calling people "loser" this "disgrace" that while shooting from the rafters about how wonderful he was.

A vindictive nasty man.

If there's anything four years of trump showed, it's that when you look at the content of his words, they generally describe he himself.

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Trump supporter here again.

I understand the Biden team's euphoria and the urge to rub Trump's face in the ground. However, eventually that will pass (hopefully) and the country can go back a bit to a more gentlemanly kind of politics. I remember the days of Clinton, when he and Newt Gingrich could actually get deals done.

Hyperpartisanship has been the ruin of the USA for a long time now. That and the needless injection of politics into every aspect of life from entertainment to sports to choice of restaurant. I don't care who my favorite actors or musicians voted for, nor what they think about various issues. Chances are they lead such isolated and privileged lives it won't matter who wins or loses the election. The posturing and posing gets tiring to watch.

Personallly, I don't think Biden will be a very good president. But I hope he proves me wrong.

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blvtzpkToday  01:38 pm JST

A regular poster (now taking a break from the site, it seems) used to write that he liked Trump because he ‘punched back’, something which was always an odd comment to me.

Anyhow, it seems that the US electorate has ‘punched back’ in this election.

Unlike when Trump "punches back" it has actually had some effect.

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AttilathehungryToday  01:47 pm JST

Trump supporter here again.

I understand the Biden team's euphoria and the urge to rub Trump's face in the ground. 

You must surely admit that with the tone Trump and a lot of his supporters took they kind of brought that upon themselves.

Hyperpartisanship has been the ruin of the USA for a long time now.

This is what happens when ultra-wealthy extremists can bankroll politicians who will serve their hyperpartisan interests rather than seek consensus about the best way forward with pragmatists and moderates.

Personallly, I don't think Biden will be a very good president. But I hope he proves me wrong.

Good attitude. It's not in anyone's interests to have a president who isn't up to the job. I don't identify as a conservative but I have no objection to competent, principled conservative leaders who do what they sincerely believe is right for the whole electorate and not just a narrow clique of voters and financial backers.

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Congratulations to  Kamala Harris. a true Grosvenor gambit/coup.

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When Biden moves into the White House there will be a first doggy again. Absent during Trump’s term.

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If Trump had won can you imagine his tone.

He would have been calling people "loser" this "disgrace" that while shooting from the rafters about how wonderful he was.

I totally agree. Trump was even mocking Biden before the elections during rallies and saying things like "Imagine if I lost to a guy like that?" and in Georgia, saying stuff like "I don't even need to be here" to show how confident he was that he would win against Biden.

Trump is both a sore loser, and a gloat when winning. I guess he doesn't play sports because we boo those kinds of athletes. Also, by boasting before the election, he provided ample bulletin board material and motivation for his humble opposition.

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As a veteran of the US Armed Forces who served during the later Cold War years and during the Libya war of 1985 - 1986, I am proud and pleased as pink punch that the American public has come to its senses and has elected a REAL President again. Note that Joe ACTS like a President and he is ready! Of course his 8 years as veep for Obama (another gentlemanly President) has done him some good. He's learned quite a lot from his days in the shadow of Mr. O.

And of course we have a first - a woman veep. Then there's the biracial/mixed race factors too, also first. Kamala has her head screwed on right, unlike Sarah Palin (with all due admiration and respects to John McCain). And the new First Lady has a respectable resume herself. Jill never did porno.

Congratulations to Joseph Biden and Kamala Harris!!!!!!! God bless America!

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I haven't cried in 4 years, but "I feel tomorrow I'll be cryin".

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@zichi

When Biden moves into the White House there will be a first doggy again. Absent during Trump’s term.

Two doggies actually, with other one of them being a rescue! Shows a lot about Biden's character; empathy, warmth, good will.

Trump had no pets, no empathy, no warmth, and no good will.

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Supporter of neither here.

Good Luck Mr Biden,I believe you are going to need it.

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I forgot to add...

”Tee hee...oh my!”

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Trump can still depart with a few shreds of his dignity intact if he demonstrates a sense of humility and tact, and doesn't make the task of taking over by his successor any more difficult than it already is. People will actually be grateful if this happens. But knowing Trump, it probably won't.

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Happy to see the end of Trump’s GOB remarks and endless insults with all that arm and hand waving.

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Maybe if Trump had have realized he was running against Biden/Harris, and not Obama/Hillary, he would have had a chance.

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Trump still has 2 months to keep making America great before she starts to unravel.

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Trump still has 2 months to keep making America great before she starts to unravel.

Yep, in that short amount of time he will probably get more done for the country than Biden will get done in the next 4 years.

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Yep, in that short amount of time he will probably get more done for the country than Biden will get done in the next 4 years.

He's about to freak out that he failed in comparison to Obama twice now. Twice the people didn't want him. The first time he got lucky and stumbled onto a weak opponent, with a new trick that worked. But he was a one-trick pony, and once everyone saw through that trick, then started dying, The People realized he's a complete and utter loser.

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Trump threw insult after insult at Biden during the campaign. Imagine the levels now if Trump had won the election.

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The question, how will the Kamala Harris, Joe Biden political, economic vision in the first 100 days in office take shape?

Will the pledge, to unite a clearly divided political landscape find solace?

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As I mentioned before more than 70,000,000 people voted for Trump. It is actually now nearer 71,000,000. Some posters in their haste seem to have misconstrued (albeit on purpose methinks) what is being highlighted.

First, this is an increase of almost 10 million since the last election.

Second, pollsters, media, avid Democrats failed to foresee the amount of support for Trump.

Third, these people don't magically dissappear after the election. Many of them (and some who voted Democrat) will not see Biden as a legitimate president if evidence (and I mean if conclusive evidence) of fraud is presented and there is an attempt to ignore it.

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You do realise that Trump just inherited the economy from Obama/Biden. 

Some have short memories, I recall a suggestion that Trump’s election would crash the US economy from prominent Democrats.

In the end the economy did do well under Trump’s tax cuts, despite hindrance from his trade policies.

I recall no one suggesting that he would handle the global pandemic so poorly, and that, I would say, was the major factor in his getting voted out.

But credit where credit is due.

Biden needs to merely handle the pandemic better and the economy will do fine. If he does get to hike taxes during his term, that would be a bit of a downer, although not the end of the world. The US voters will opt for lower taxes again in future, if he does.

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