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No, Hillary didn't lose because of Putin (also not because of 'fake news', racism, transphobia). She lost because she was a horrible candidate (which has never been news to DNC). A truly horrible candidate.

But still, no matter how much you might hate Hillary and how convinced you might be that Trump would have won anyway, you still can think that investigating possible Russian meddling in the US election is important.

All this looking at everything not with finding the truth in mind but thinking how you can stress the part that supports your existing position and obscure and discredit the part that doesn't help your side asap and by whatever means is hilarious (and quite unfortunate).
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Yeah, I was expecting this (see here). Didn't have to wait too long (see here).
Oh boy, I think we are really hell-bent on carrying him into the White House for the second term.

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Nov. 10th, 2016 07:35 am
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I am waiting for "Free Election =/= Hate* Election" and "Universal Suffrage =/= Bigots* Can Vote" really. I guess these kids are young enough to never have seen someone they didn't vote for win before and it is a real shock that it can happen in a democracy, which it turns out can be a bitch.

* everything / everyone you do not agree with or like.
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What a night. I have to say that watching democracy at work is exhilarating. And nobody does it quite like the Americans.

I cannot imagine voting for Trump (same goes for Clinton actually) and I predicted a different outcome (I also got it wrong with Brexit) but now that "we the people" have spoken, I wish the best of luck to the president-elect Donald Trump in rising to the challenges of the world's no 1 job and hope that he will do great (and prove me wrong again).

Congrats to my friends who supported Trump, I can imagine how justifiably intoxicated you are with this victory. And I hope that the understandable but still very ott hysterics of many Hillary supporters will subside in a couple of days or weeks and they will not double down on calling everyone racists and -phobes (I think that was one of the things that brought you Trump) and the US, awesome as it is, will move on to what it does best, business as usual (and providing entertainment for the rest of us every now and then).

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So we are all ready here for the season finale which is the U.S. election night. Multiple screens are set up in our community house, which our American volunteers decorated with campaign posters (makes it look very Halloween-like), beer free flow has been arranged and we can't wait. I hope it will be a cliff hanger and will not end very early in the night by Trump losing both New Hampshire and North Carolina.

I did not follow the scandals in the last couple of days and decided not to go into the details of the spirit-cooked-in-semen thing (I have to say though that it is unfortunate that the first woman president's campaign has been so much about wiener and what comes out of it). I think Hillary will win (I also thought Brexit wouldn't happen), which will be good news but mostly because of Trump's loss.

Come on Americans, give us the new leader of the free world. And the first female leader of the free world. It is a bit ironic though that even in this great victory she will still be walking three (actually five) steps (actually elections) behind her man.

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This might be my favourite article of all time. I could easily mistake it for satire, like many other things in this election (including Trump actually getting the nomination). But unfortunately it isn't. I wouldn't disagree with the first sentence though. This is so good. Who needs comedy.

Hillary Clinton’s Emailgate Is an Attack on Women

Robin Lakoff is a professor of linguistics at the University of California, Berkeley, and the author of Language and Woman's Place

I am mad. I am mad because I am scared. And if you are a woman, you should be, too. Emailgate is a bitch hunt, but the target is not Hillary Clinton. It’s us.

The only reason the whole email flap has legs is because the candidate is female. Can you imagine this happening to a man? Clinton is guilty of SWF (Speaking While Female), and emailgate is just a reminder to us all that she has no business doing what she’s doing and must be punished, for the sake of all decent women everywhere. There is so much of that going around.

'It's not about emails; it's about public communication by a woman’

Full article in Time is here.

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