Originally Posted by Gibonius
There's the symbolic value of being the face of the country too. We really want Donald Trump
representing the country? It's ludicrous enough seeing him represent Republicans, but I just cannot imagine watching the guy who is the face of my country go on a rant on Twitter because someone said something mean about him. Obama's one of the most respected world leaders (regardless of the supposed "humiliations" Trump seems to think we've been inflicted with), and that's something we'd lose immediately if Trump got elected.
Half the people who support him are seemingly doing it for the lulz or because they like the idea of a country where you can act like an asshole bully and not face scrutiny for it. Both of those are worrying. At least the Rust Belt people who have felt ignored by politics for 30 years have a legitimate beef with "the system," even if Trump doesn't really have any answers for them.
He gets so upset when anybody says something insulting about him. How is he going to deal with the domestic and foreign media pressure and fine combing that all presidents have gone through? Twitter retweets of supporters? Dude has such a fragile ego and he can't help himself when he goes for the comeback. Every little thing he does is going to amplified. Media talking points are going to be so much worse. How is he going to deal with that?
you can be all fuck you to all other countries we don't give a shit about you until you realize most of our economy relies on globalization and international trade and being isolationist and making things only from here is going to barely add to the economy while raising prices of the products you take for granted sky high. What are you going to do when all your favorite restaurants double and triple their prices cuz Mexico has heavy export tariffs on produce to the states as a giant fuck you back? Lime prices went up double cuz of gang retaliation in Mexico and nobody used limes for anything. Imagine that for every thing from Mexico and China just because you elected a human fuck you. You can say fuck you all you want but when your cost of living doubles and triples what are you going to say then? I'm sorry we take that fuck you back?
Originally Posted by MrG
Personally, if I can't find a way to rationalize tapping the C just to avoid the D, I'm probably (somewhat reluctantly) taking the Johnson.
This was great. Where's that applause emoji