Today on Tommy T’s Obsession with the Freeperati – Unpopular Vote edition

This is a red-letter day, folks!

The Darnold has finally – FINALLY – said something too stupid for even the Freeperati to praise!

What, you ask?

Trump: I would rather have presidential election based on the popular vote
The Hill ^ | 04/26/18 | Brett Samuels

Posted on 4/26/2018, 2:30:13 PM by Simon Green

President Trump on Thursday argued that he’d rather see the presidential election be determined based on the popular vote than the current Electoral College system, claiming it would be “much easier to win.”

“They also like to always talk about [the] Electoral College. Well, it’s an election based on the Electoral College. I would rather have a popular election, but it’s a totally different campaign,” Trump said during an interview with “Fox & Friends.”

“It’s as though you’re running — if you’re a runner you’re practicing for the 100-yard dash as opposed to the one mile,” he continued. “The Electoral College is different. I would rather have the popular vote, because it’s — to me, it’s much easier to win.”

Trump defeated Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton in the 2016 election, securing 304 electoral votes to Clinton’s 207.

However, Clinton defeated Trump in the popular vote by nearly 3 million votes.

Trump has claimed without any evidence that his defeat in the popular vote was due to widespread voter fraud.

The president has frequently touted his election victory in the 15 months he’s been in office, often explaining that it is difficult for a Republican to win the general election based on the way votes are divvied up in the Electoral College.

A month after the election, Trump took to Twitter to claim that he would have performed “even better” in the 2016 campaign if it had been based on the popular vote.

“Campaigning to win the Electoral College is much more difficult & sophisticated than the popular vote. Hillary focused on the wrong states!” he tweeted, referencing his Democratic opponent.

1 posted on 4/26/2018, 2:30:13 PM by Simon Green
First comment?
To: Simon Green


Uh… no.

2 posted on 4/26/2018, 2:32:24 PM by chris37 (“I am everybody.” -Mark Robinson)

To: Simon Green


Stupid. So the five most populated states will determine who’ll be president.

4 posted on 4/26/2018, 2:34:30 PM by SkyDancer ( ~ Just Consider Me A Random Fact Generator ~ Eat Sleep Fly Repeat ~)

To: Simon Green

YUGE mistake!!!The electoral college ensures a representative vote. A popular vote would ensure that NY, CA, and FL would decide every election.

7 posted on 4/26/2018, 2:35:18 PM by Jim 0216 (MAGA by restoring the Gospel of the Grace of Christ and our Free Constitutional Republic!)

Your sig line is pretty amusing.
To: Simon Green; Donald J Trump

Waitaminnit.  Trump has a Free Republic account???   Jeebus couldn’t love me that much.

It’s nice that you have an opinion, Donny-boy, but you don’t get to make that decision. There’s a lot more to America than California and New York.

Not to him. To him, you and your ilk are just rubes in flyover country.

I thought you knew that. You’ll still have to campaign for the votes from us rubes in “Flyover Country”.

8 posted on 4/26/2018, 2:35:47 PM by NorthMountain (… the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed)

That’s what I said.
To: Simon Green


Trump: I would rather have presidential election based on the popular vote

Well, I would rather return to land owning males as the electorate.

That ain’t gonna happen either.

20 posted on 4/26/2018, 2:39:57 PM by Responsibility2nd

Oh Freeepers – don’t ever change.
Just die.
Of course, there are a few 13th-dimensional chess-believing holdouts:
To: Simon Green

Now…Trump is playing here….He constantly debates himself. I think it’s a riot cuz the media doesn’t know what the hell to do.

5 posted on 4/26/2018, 2:34:35 PM by Sacajaweau
To: Sacajaweau


I think Trump is trolling the press and the Dems…

10 posted on 4/26/2018, 2:36:23 PM by kosciusko51

He’s trolling Fox And Friends?  Interesting idea.
To: Simon Green


He’s trolling. Haven’t people figured that out yet?

17 posted on 4/26/2018, 2:38:40 PM by PA Engineer (Liberate America from the Occupation Media.)

Maybe that would account for the stunned expressions on the Fox And Friends couch-sitters during The Darnold’s unhinged diatribe last Tuesday.  “He’s trolling us!”
As far the accusation of his trolling F&F goes, let’s examine that word.
More trolling after the bridge…

To: Simon Green
Trump has a tendency to not think things through.
18 posted on 4/26/2018, 2:39:47 PM by Governor Dinwiddie (MAGA in the mornin’, MAGA in the evenin’, MAGA at suppertime . . .)
To: kosciusko51

I think Trump is trolling the press and the Dems…

I’d say based on this thread that he’s trolling us too, myself included. I hope he’s only trolling us. But why would he be trolling us?

26 posted on4/26/2018, 2:43:35 PM by jiggyboy (Ten percent of poll respondents are either lying or insane)
Because you were shit-stupid enough to vote for him, and if you’ve been paying even a marginal amount of attention, you know what he does with people after they’ve outlived their usefulness to him.

To: Simon Green

What a fool.

Hey – YOU voted for him. I didn’t.

He would have lost in 2016. And if they chane(sic) it now to just popular vote based, he’d lose in 2020

28 posted on 4/26/2018, 2:44:57 PM by Angels27

Figured that out all by yourself, did you?
Of course, no Trump thread would be complete without the obligatory “Huh huh huh- this is gonna piss the democraps off” trope:
To: Simon Green


LOL, sit back and watch the MARXISTS heads explode at this one.

3 posted on 4/26/2018, 2:33:30 PM by WashingtonFire (President Trump – it’s like having your dad as President)

To: WashingtonFire


“LOL, sit back and watch the MARXISTS heads explode at this one.”

Nah. They’ll wait until they take back congress and then remind Trump he said this. He’ll probably go along with it because he thinks he’ll win the pop vote next time.

53 posted on 4/26/2018, 3:09:09 PM by Behind Liberal Lines (Their side circles the wagons. Our side revs up the bus.)

Only if he thinks he won the popular vote LAST time…. oh, wait…..
To: Simon Green


Essentially telling flyover states he does not care about them.

I know what he’s going for here but it’s just a bad thought to voice.

71 posted on 4/26/2018, 3:51:14 PM by LeoTDB69

You say that as if The Darnold doesn’t have any kind of filter to stop him from saying things out loud that are shit-stupid.
Oh, wait…
To: Simon Green


First he mentioned suspending due process to take guns, now a mobocracy. Just wow. He’s been hanging around gun grabber Joe Manchin too long.

79 posted on 4/26/2018, 4:36:57 PM by momincombatboots (No Wall, No Way 2018)

To: chris37


Double no. And rather embarrassing for him to show such a lack of understanding why we have the electoral college.

82 posted on 4/26/2018, 4:43:20 PM by lastchance (Credo.)

To: Simon Green; All


Why does;’t Trump EVER shut up?

86 posted on 4/26/2018, 5:13:01 PM by Cobra64 (Common sense isn’t common any more.)

That’s a trick question, right?
To: NorthMountain

“It’s nice that you have an opinion, Donny-boy, but you don’t get to make that decision. There’s a lot more to America than California and New York. I thought you knew that. You’ll still have to campaign for the votes from us rubes in “Flyover Country”.

I’m guessing (he) doesn’t really understand the consequences of changing the national election to a popular vote.

I’m guessing that there’s a shitload of things he doesn’t understand and never will. Go look up “incurious” in the dictionary.

Just as a side note; I think he did himself a lot of harm by his rant on F&F this morning. Therapeutic perhaps but not smart.

89 posted on 4/26/2018, 5:24:07 PM by snoringbear (W,E.oGovernment is the Pimp,)

To: Simon Green


Ye gads. Somebody reel him in.

95 posted on 4/26/2018, 6:24:00 PM by Albion Wilde (We’re even doing the right thing for them. They just don’t know it yet. –Donald Trump, CPAC ’18)

Let’s see – that’s 58 “shit-stupid”s,  9 “13th-dimensional chess“s,  and 4 “Haw haw haw piss off the Dems“.
Did I miss anything?
To: Gay State Conservative



Democracy means CA & NY would declare the remaining 48 to be slave States.

Everybody would move to LA & NYC to escape slavery.


106 posted on 4/26/2018, 9:47:38 PM by TheNext

See you good people next Monday.
 (cross-posted to the GOS)
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