Post-election Post-mortem Prior Prognostication Thread


#1

Okay, we’re all about to start arguing over what’s just happened, why it happened, and what’s about to happen.

But we’ve been doing it for a while now, and most of us already have a substantial written record on the subject.

So, this is the thread to check your record: what did you get right, what did you get wrong?

Post quotes on this thread from BoingBoing posts you made during the election season that were either spectacularly prescient or spectacularly misguided. This is the thread for both “I told you so” and “mea culpa”.


#2

For example, in the “toldya so” column:

And the theocrats out for the court, and the Confederates out to celebrate the end of Obama.

It’s going to be a banner year for hateful fuckwit turnout; unless the Democrats match it (:cough:Bernie:cough:), we’re all screwed.
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#3

#4

I didn’t realize me and people like me were hated this much. So I was wrong on that, thinking that I was seen as an equal human being.


#5

I really, really wish I had been wrong about this.


#6

Me too.


#7

I was pretty sure Trump was done in the primaries when he had an anti-Carson meltdown. I was sure that republicans would write him off as a big baby, and that would be it for him. I have been repeatedly wrong, but this was probably my wrongest take on Trump


#8

I didn’t predict any of this. I thought good would prevail. That more Americans would see through party affiliations, cross the aisle rather than vote for a nightmare’s wet dream. I was wrong.

I’ll call this here and now. Barring impeachment or death while (or before) office, Cory Booker will succeed Donald Trump. If you’re down and out today, look at what he has put on Facebook.


#9

While we Happy Mutants love you, it seems most of America doesn’t.


#10

Seems like lots of the happy mutants here don’t love me either.


#11

Emotions are going to be running pretty high today, and we (bb commenters, the left, etc) are often faster to attack our almost-allies than our enemies, and it sucks.

You are loved. I hope everything else goes as right as it can for you today.


#12

I guess we’ve had our catastrophe.


#13

What he said…I second.


#14

Yeah well… those of us that do, really do.


#15

Going back through my old posts has distracted me from ranting, so it may have done some good.

First, let’s start with a sadly appropriate post brexit vote post:

And some horribly prescient ones:

And the increasingly accurate:

But don’t think I had this all sussed from the get-go. My actual prediction was wildly off.

To be fair, it was a prediction well within the polling range before the FBI leak. And before we knew the polling error would go trump-wards.

So to end this narcissistic quote fest, I give you three possible reactions.

  1. Exasperation.
  1. Some hope for the future (reposted rather than quoted, because of broken links)
  1. And finally a call to action.

#16

Sorry; I’ve come to believe that it’s just a myth.


#17

I ain’t gonna bother to dig up my old wild-ass-wrong posts.

I was wrong, wrong, wrong. I didn’t think there was any way this election could go worse than the 2012 one did. Never dreamed that Hillary Clinton would have been more unpopular now than Obama was after his first term.

All I can say is this: I’m wrong several times a day, every day, about all kinds of shit. But I haven’t been this completely wrong since 1997, when I thought Cameron’s Titanic would be the biggest financial flop in Hollywood history.

I have way, way, way too much faith in the sense and sensibility of my fellow Americans.

Turns out once again, they’re mostly mindless turd-burglars.


#18

It’s not from a BBS post, but I basically “this”'d this article on Twitter 8 months ago after failing to sum up my own similar thinking in a sufficiently pithy number of characters. It’s like reading a post-mortem of the election now.


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