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NBA Countdown Bitches About Trump, Fails To Mention Democrats Didn’t Show Up To Vote In Detroit

You know what I’m tired of? I’m tired of people bitching about something that happens like Trump becoming President, but then fails to mention that it’s their fellow citizens who let it happen by not even taking the time to vote. Take tonight on NBA Countdown where Michelle Beadle (an old friend of Busted who has gone off the rails with the social justice warrior-ing), Jalen Rose and Chauncey Billups head right into the hot takes about Trump.

OK, we get that these three think Trump’s an asshole and dangerous. We get that these three think rural white people are assholes who are to blame for all this. We get that someone has to be blamed and it’s going to be those uneducated old timers in Butler County, Ohio who voted Trump. Or some rural guy in Saginaw, Michigan. Or some racist in Nowhere, Wisconsin.

But the facts are that Michelle, Jalen and Chauncey have nobody to blame but those in the Democratic Party who didn’t show up to vote and Hillary Clinton, a candidate that never stepped foot in Wisconsin and hit up Michigan at the last minute because she just assumed it was locked up.

Guess where her ass got handed to her? Wayne County, Michigan. Detroit. The Obama voters (yeah, the black people) didn’t show up. They stayed home. She got 517,000 votes in Wayne County. Obama got 595,000 in 2012. Quick math: -78,000 votes for Hillary. Trump won Michigan (16 Electoral votes) by 13,000 votes.

Zero mention of this from Jalen and Chauncey. I know, it’s inside political bullshit that they wouldn’t get from the production assistants, but it might be time to look in the mirror at what led to Trump easing into the job.

Jalen Rose (@JalenRose), a Detroit guy with 1.7 million followers, has zero tweets over the last few weeks about the election. Nothing. No “get your asses out there and vote, vote, vote or we’re going to be stuck with a fascist maniac in office” messages. Nothing.

Where were you guys before the election?

Let’s go over and see what Chauncey Billups (@1MrBigShot), who won that NBA title in Detroit, was up to on Twitter before the election. Any messages to Detroiters to get their asses to the polls? Nope. Any message about fears that Trump would be dangerous for people of color? Nope.

And yet now we get this editorializing on Countdown. Bullshit. I’ll give LeBron credit for having the balls to get on stage and put his name on the line for Hill Dog. He could’ve just stayed quiet and then editorialized after the final votes came in. Clinton ended up with 383,000 votes in Cuyahoga County, Ohio. Obama got 447,000.

You can blame Trump all you want for being garbage, but the rage she assumed was there wasn’t nearly enough to get people to actually vote for Clinton. Game. Set. Match. Assumed it was in the bag and it was a fatal flaw.

*Disclaimer: I voted for Hillary.

I’ll also let you hear from John King. Listen to these words.

Just the numbers, please:

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[HT: Awful Announcing]

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