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[USA] Election Thread

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  1. 1. President

    • Trump
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    • Hillary
      14


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3 hours ago, BlackJovi said:

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Canada is going to make a lot of bang for their buck from all the Trump haters. 

 

34 minutes ago, DrewIII said:

Whether you voted for Trump or have been against him from the beginning. You have to respect the campaign this man just ran

 

Trump had to fight off the entire Democratic Elitist Party, basically the whole GOP, the POTUS, AND the INCREDIBLY biased and liberal media. This was about more than Republicans/Democrats. This was about a country tired of waiting around every 4 years just to hear the same song and dance from the same politicians

 

I don't want to disclose if I agree or disagree with his policies, but at the same time, I will mention that your right about the media. They cite polls that says Trump will lose, in fact, let me pull up a broadcast that had me laughing....

 

 

 

Apparently, Texas is competitive. Boy, if the higher ups hired a guy like this in the staff lounge, he would be kicked out immediately due to him possibly giving PokeMMO the possibility of looking stupid. For future political journalists that don't want to look like clowns, here are some pointers I would like to share.....

 

1. Don't trust polls: Often times a pollster would call you up and ask, "are you voting for Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton." If you say "Hillary Clinton", the pollster would probably say "good luck!" What happens if you said "Donald Trump?" The answer is simple and disturbing, the pollster could berate you for that decision.

 

2. Don't say in the title of the broadcast "See hint of landslide in Donald Trump Fade" if the election is still a couple of months away. Your not a person who could tell the future, so don't act like Clinton is going to win.

 

3. Why are you taking Texas out of the Trump column? I am sorry to say this, but your ignorance is really making me laugh hard. 8:03 is the mark of complete depletion of electoral knowledge. Let me give an example, if I were to say that New York would turn red, I would be laughed at. Its better to pick states that are swing states like Ohio, Florida, or Pennsylvania.

 

4. Last, but not least, mention a possibility that Trump COULD catch up. People say FOX News has a Republican slant, if that is the case, they mention how both Trump and Clinton could win. I am not a big FOX viewer though, so please don't associate me with that news network. In this man's case, he says that Hillary's win is inevitable, deal with it (I seriously hope he was intoxicated while doing this broadcast).

 

 

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Just a side note, part of the reason why I wanted to be a journalist for PokeMMO is because I want to cover stories accurately and have both the community and staff take my news channel seriously. If I did a broadcast like this guy, "nah Squirtle won't hire this staff member," then I leave no room for being wrong. This guy left no wiggle room for his wrongful prediction and I think his reputation is going to be tarnished for quite a while.

 

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5 hours ago, TheGloriousWalrus said:

What a wild ride, hope all those celebs who promised to leave America will do so, fuck amy schumer

they said they would move to Belgium

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1 hour ago, codylramey said:

Where is the neither option on the poll?

Gary Johnson/Jill Stein

 

Just pretend their option is there.

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40 minutes ago, shervinz said:

this country makes me sad

The other half of the country would feel the same way had Clinton gotten elected.

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26 minutes ago, Munya said:

I don't think there would be riots though, at least I wouldn't be.

There wasn't either time obama won.

That's because most conservatives are "silent" and don't have the time to go and protest.

 

Also, we would have been called sexists had we done so, so that alone would dissuade many conservatives from protesting.

 

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So Donald Trump apparently has no experience in politics and wasn't a member of a previous candidate / president.

 

He comes into power and already one of the 'policies' have been removed from the official website. (Banning all Muslims)

 

Although I don't agree with either candidate or their 'policies', take this into perspective - Based on my countries politics, candidates (left and right wing) usually get their votes by manipulating peoples emotions (anger/fear). This was the case in the apparent excessive immigration and rise of ISIS / terrorist attacks. Extreme incidents caused extreme 'measures' by Trump.

 

Realistically, did you ever expect him to go along with banning muslims? He won't build a wall either, trust me. Like all politicians, they all say what you want to hear, because sadly so many people are gullible, unaware of the consequences due to their irrational fear. Did he even make his policies clear?

 

What I'm trying to say is Donald Trump, like anyone else, has unfortunately fooled the people. Same would have gone with Hillary.

 

Either way, best of luck from a brit.

 

 

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The funny thing is he wasn't calling himself a politician at first, then around the 2nd debate he finally called himself a politician.

The only thing about Trump is I believe he won't be as crooked as Hillary.

Will he do good for the country? I'd like to believe he will and prove everyone wrong who doubted him (would be nice to fix at least something in America)

I feel the most success he will have as president though will come from his business policies, since that's what he knows the most about.

 

Also, we already knew he had 0 experience in politics, half of America was just so fed up with the system they voted for him (myself included, but I have my own reasons as to why).

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this is an excellent read. http://www.glennbeck.com/2016/11/10/what-a-gay-muslim-pakistani-american-immigrant-learned-traveling-to-rural-alaska-the-week-before-the-election/

 

as is this: http://www.cracked.com/blog/6-reasons-trumps-rise-that-no-one-talks-about/

 

 

As I talk to more and more of my liberal friends post-debate I am baffled by the things they are saying. The worst comment that I've heard came during a talk about how rural areas tend to vote conservative and big cities tend to vote liberal, and they said "That's because the people who live in rural areas are stupid, and people who live in the cities are smart" (this is a student who goes to the University of Texas in Austin). That fucking pissed me off. I've lived in the city my whole life (And Austin is an extremely liberal city), and the arrogance and the ignorance of my friend to say something like that was an eye opener to me. I realized that most of my liberal friends thought this way. They are so fucking self centered and narcissistic that they think that the only problems in the world are social issues and global warming; they never fucking stopped to think how the people in rural areas are actually living (which I took for a given. I thought everyone was aware of the struggles that rural people are currently facing; apparently not).

 

So when these liberal protesters are going around saying "Not our President". Well. Big fucking news flash, Obama wasn't their president. He didn't go out and fight for these people living in the rural areas; instead they lost their jobs while he passed executive orders for opposite sexes using the same restrooms, etc. And instead of blocking highways and being disruptive, these people protested by electing Trump as president; someone who has acknowledged them and said he would fight for them.

 

If you couldn't tell, I am triggered at the moment.

 

Now, my friends aren't bad people; I think the root of the problem is that they legitimately did not know what was going on in rural america, and I blame this on the Media. I've been trying to take a 3rd person viewpoint on this whole situation, and the more I think about it, the more I see just how much the media has twisted things to go the way that they want.

 

 

 

One last thing that I want to address in this post. The exit poll data showed that people with college degrees voted for Clinton more than Trump; so the natural conclusion is that smarter people voted for her. But then you got to ask yourself, doesn't that include all of the majors that don't actually count (I'm not gonna name specific ones to avoid pissing people off)? Cause I know a plethora of people with these majors who don't know/remember the first thing about economics, business, government, calculus, biology, and I can go on and on. So are you really going to call these people smarter than those who don't have a college degree but instead have years of actual experience? When you consider this, you'll understand why people who make $50,000+ voted more for trump, whereas those who make $50000- voted more for Clinton (that's per year).

 

Just some food for thought.

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45 minutes ago, Gilan said:

 

 

One last thing that I want to address in this post. The exit poll data showed that people with college degrees voted for Clinton more than Trump; so the natural conclusion is that smarter people voted for her. But then you got to ask yourself, doesn't that include all of the majors that don't actually count (I'm not gonna name specific ones to avoid pissing people off)? Cause I know a plethora of people with these majors who don't know/remember the first thing about economics, business, government, calculus, biology, and I can go on and on. So are you really going to call these people smarter than those who don't have a college degree but instead have years of actual experience? When you consider this, you'll understand why people who make $50,000+ voted more for trump, whereas those who make $50000- voted more for Clinton (that's per year).

 

Just some food for thought.

If I can add to that, doctors dislike the Affordable care act and they have doctorates (I will not comment on if I agree or disagree with this). There is something in America called the "Silent Majority." I can tell you from experience, Trump was not just voted in by dumb white hillbillies (as the media commonly brands them), he was voted in by every deplorable Trump supporter (white, black, asian, etc).

 

As a Youtuber, you learn about branding, slogans, entertainment, Hillary lacked that excitement. Look at her rallies, she had to bring in Lady Gaga for entertainment and as for Trump, he didn't need additional entertainment. When I heard Trump speak, I heard the crowd chanting enthusiastically, "LOCK HER UP!" When I listen to Hillary, I hear zombies applauding for their queen. Now lets go to branding, Trump was a businessman for decades, he knows how to market his products. Let me give you the two brands to see what connects....

 

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Lets talk about the Trump sign first and then we will talk about what was lacking in the Clinton sign. Trump has an American theme to his sign. The stars on the top, red boarder and blue background. It makes you feel proud to be an American and that slogin "Make America Great Again!" He has a second slogin as well, "America First!" Now, if your were a voter in America, you would probably run to the man that paints a vivid picture of an innovative and exciting America. As a YouTuber, I learned basic slogin creation and branding, if you look at all three of my YouTube pages, I will discuss why I branded it the way I did and how Donald Trump had a remarkable amount of influence in the way I market my channels...

 

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Slogin: FAST! ACCURATE! UNBIASED! ROY ROGERS NEWS!

 

Reasoning for branding: Other than Squirtle being in charge of PokeMMO, I thought the Squirtle sprite in Pokemon Stadium encompasses the feel of the Roy Rogers News channel. Notice how the arms are extended and he opens his mouth, it give the appearance of objectivity and entertainment. Why the phone? Phones serve well in communication about news (like your friend telling you about his/her birthday, etc), so I wanted to give the feel of communicating headlines.

 

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Slogin: Help when you need it! It's a ROY ROGERS TUTORIAL!

 

Reasoning for branding: Hitmonlee kind of looks like a martial arts instructor, so I thought he would be fitting has a picture. Also look at the way he poses, it looks like he is ready to show off some of his moves for the sake of learning the technique. The books give the impression of garnering knowledge and I kind of want my viewers to associate this channel to gaining knowledge (it also helps that trees grow for many years and you could associate that with growing knowledge about PokeMMO).

 

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Slogin: Navigation is key to the Roy Rogers Walkthrough channel!

 

Reasoning for branding: The poke ball is the start of an adventure with picking your starter. As for the plant in the background, I want my viewers to "grow" with the walkthrough. People who own plants or gardens understand that feeling of wanting to see your plant life grow, so I thought it would be fitting for this channel.

 

 

How did Donald Trump have influence over my branding? Everyone knows Trump Tower and they associate it with success and prosperity, so I film content trying to bring in my best. At the end of my videos, I try to immediately repeat the slogin for that specific channel. All it takes is a slogin and an image to establish a good brand. Trump the person is even a brand, he is extremely enthusiastic (which I try to be) and he knows how to win an audience (doesn't matter if you love him or hate him, this man is excellent at this skill). I like making my content re watchable, so I try to spice it up with some humour (just like Trump does with his rallies). 

 

 

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Now lets talk about Hillary's slogin, "Stronger Together." That's a terrible slogin because this is what I associate this slogin with..

 

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Voters are not people that need to be glued together in voting booths, they are people. Not everyone is the same and saying such is false. We all have our talents and abilities. Squirtle has a talent of leading a workforce, Frags has a talent of being an excellent competitive player, etc. Hillary's campaign lacked that understanding and thus lost the race. Not only that, she was competing against a business man who is great at branding things and he just called her "Crooked Hillary!" One of the worst types of people to compete against are businessmen. The devs and Squirtle came up with a brand that paints a picture of PokeMMO's performance as an online game: "No B*t, just games." If Hillary was advising PokeMMO on their brand, it would look something like this, "We love a glued community!"

 

 

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As a YouTuber, you learn the basics of branding and slogin making. I learned from a lot of business people including the Donald himself. I try to effectively market my YouTube channel. I would not have Hillary Clinton near my mind in the marketing department. I will not disclose if I agree or disagree with her policies, but she is a terrible businesswoman.

 

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20 minutes ago, Bestfriends said:

Now lets talk about Hillary's slogin, "Stronger Together." That's a terrible slogin because this is what I associate this slogin with..

 

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I do agree that Harambe would have gotten more votes with a better slogan.

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