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Wednesday, November 18, 2020

"The People have Spoken. The Bastards!"

Silverfiddle Rant!


Every now and then, some reality pokes through the "mass of lies, evasions, folly, hatred, and schizophrenia." This rare event has happened twice in four years, and both times, Donald Trump was the catalyst.

He shocked the world four years ago and shook the arrogant progressive class from its confident perch upon the arc of history, and he instigated teeth-gnashing turmoil on the right.

El Donaldo struck again this election, with a different result and different realities surfacing. The margins in the upper Midwest that swept him to victory four years ago are not so different this time, but the President is on the losing side, no Jill Stein to siphon Democrat votes.

Here are the realities as I see them:

Both parties continue their unholy alliance with global corporations and international finance, but The Democrat Party is becoming the party of upscale elitists, while the GOP is looking more like the party of  rural folks and the working class. The GOP is now the America First party, and the Democrats are the standard bearers of globalism and interventionist foreign policy. 

Demographics is not destiny. Hispanics are now the nation's largest minority group, but they don't herd easily and they are not a homogenous group.  Donald Trump won between a third and a half of them, doubled his black vote and saw a solid increase of the LGBTQ+ community voting for him.  Will the Republicans pay attention and build on that?

We are a divided nation.  Working class whites and working class people of color have more in common with each other than each group does with its professional, university educated class.

Biden did not restore the upper Midwest "Blue Firewall."  Those are now battleground states.

The South is no longer solid red.  Georgia is now a purple battleground state, and North Carolina is four to eight years behind Georgia, on the same trajectory.

Biden's margin of victory came from people who just wanted this four year national heart attack and leftwing toddler temper tantrum to end.  He is the calming Mr. Rodgers, here to soothe the nation, turn down the volume, use nice words and restore sanity and civility.  I think those people are delusional, but I understand them.
The sole Democrat win of Election 2020 was the presidency: a pyrrhic victory that will produce two years of gridlock. Republicans will hold the Senate (even a tie would produce gridlock), and the GOP has taken 9-12 seats (at least two in California) from Democrats, trimming Empress Pelosi's majority to a threadbare margin, and ending all that foolish talk about what a political genius she is. 

The Democrat political strategery will be to promise everybody everything:  Full bailouts for businesses and corrupt, fiscally criminal blue states and municipalities; student loan forgiveness; free college; "green jobs" for everybody who wants one and Lord knows what else.  This will force the GOP to be the party of No and make them look hypocritical, coming off a multi-year, multi-trillion dollar spending jag.    

Census 2020: People are voting with their feet.  For the first time ever, California will not gain a congressional seat.  New York, Illinois and other creaky blue Midwest and east coast states will lose seats.  Texas could gain three. 

Republicans will dominate redistricting at the state level, so prepare yourself for tortured screams of "Gerrymandering!" from the left.

My conclusion is, a bare majority of voters wanted Trumpism without the bombast, vulgarity and gratuitous insults of Trump himself. Republicans can build on this GOP big tent, if they are smart.

All the entertainment this next two years will be on the Democrat side.  The loony lefties and the sensible Democrats will be in open warfare.  

This is America, a vibrant and diverse nation.  The map is never static.

"The People have Spoken...  The Bastards!" -- Dick Tuck

George Orwell:  
"The great enemy of clear language is insincerity. When there is a gap between one's real and one's declared aims, one turns as it were instinctively to long words and exhausted idioms, like a cuttlefish spurting out ink. In our age there is no such thing as ‘keeping out of politics’. All issues are political issues, and politics itself is a mass of lies, evasions, folly, hatred, and schizophrenia."


  1. SF,
    Republicans can build on this GOP big tent, if they are smart.

    That's a mighty big if!

  2. We can pick out elements of "Trumpism" that should survive but let's be honest, there's a lot more than just his style that we're well rid of.

    1. True. I predict Biden's Armchair Warriors will get the Endless War Machine back up and grinding.

    2. Biden will restore the failed, discredited foreign policy class of "Expert" who will return us to status quo ante with China. The Global Corporations will demand it.

      Ordinary people don't understand that forced "partnerships" with Chinese (government) firms and forced intellectual theft are just the cost of doing business.

      The lure of no environmental regulations and slave labor is just too great.

    3. It's going to be weird to confront the coronavirus pandemic with international cooperation and without the counsel of and x-ray technician.

  3. Silver, You really are stretching it when you said if republicans are smart. That would break a decades old tradition.
    Now instead of the world funding world organizations the US will be back to the major contributor. We will again give millions to the feel good paris accord and expect nothing. We will be back to helping iran with their nuclear weapons program and we will bail out poorly run states and cities as long as the have democrat leaders.
    The next administration will be OLITE (obama lite) until it is the comrade harris regime.

    1. We will be back to helping iran with their nuclear weapons program.....

      To be fair, we've done a damn fine job of that [and eaten Iranian rockets and ballistic missiles to boot] for the last two years.

    2. Iran never stopped their nuclear program. They have centrifuges on military installations that are off-limits to the three dollar bill accords Obama and the Europeans signed with them. The accords also didn't include ballistic missile development.

      Under the Trump administration, we have schwacked at least two terror masterminds connected to Iran, Suleimani, and the AQ bigshot in Iran. I don't see Team Biden doing that.

    3. Of course the accords didn't include missile development, they didn't include guidance systems or any other of the myriad of dual use components.

      Your last comment is both hypothetical and giving credit to the wrong nation.

    4. Our ally who probably did it will will be in a weakened position with us when the BDS crowd gets back in power.

    5. They're certainly never going to be taking long walks on the beach with Tehran, but nearly every gulf region nation not named Iran is and has been queuing up to get access to Israel's tech sector.

      That was the driving force behind the agreements with UAE & Bahrain. I don't see BDS having an empirical impact.

    6. Money makes the world go round. People trading goods in stead hostile fire is a good thing. If the rotten Iranian regime would every fall, the Iranian people could join the party. Sad what is going on in that nation.

    7. Sad what is going on in that nation.

      Completely agree.

  4. You mean we're no longer going to triple subsidize farmers and their illegal immigrant employees to make up for the fact that they can't sell their products overseas? We're going to give capitalism and free trade a try again? The horrors!

  5. Contrary to what the Leftist Bias media may say Donald Trump’s policies were a whole lot tougher on Russia than his predecessor Barrack Hussain Obama was... . So perhaps there’s a lesson to be told here, does Joe Biden really mean what he says, and if he does, will the Forces behind him allow him to do what he says he will do. Whatever the case, lets not forget that there are a whole lot of stories implicating Biden in a conspiracy with Putin, and with choia..... lets NOT forget any of that, and lets not forget this Son Hunter’s .implication with both Russia, and China.
    That story hasn't gone anywhere, and I seriously doubt if it is going to go anywhere.
    Also, hopefully Durham’s Obama SpyGate story isn’t going away either, and maybe one of these “Years” Durham will get off his behind and let us know.

  6. As the KEEP FINDING errors, missing Votes, “Glitches” in the machines, Poll watches testimonies, uncounted votes, etc.... The Socialist Democrats Keep saying “
    “Where's the Evidence”?

  7. I predict the Ukraine will pay a heavy price for being noisy about what Biden's boy was about....I guess they figured Trump would be in office forever... Russia will take the rest of them.

  8. Good thing we have a strong American presence in NATO countries to deter Russian land grabs. Oh, wait...

    1. What NATO nation is under threat of a "land grab" by Russia?

      You fear the Rooooskies will zoom through the Fulda Gap in their ageing vodka powered tanks and take Deutscheland?

    2. Of course not. We're going to have a serious foreign policy again.

    3. TC, Why aren't you in Nagorno-Karabakh fighting the Rooskies? You sound like one more Demon-Repube beating wardrums from your living room.

    4. I'm not beating any war drums. We already were and are war. And contrary to the ravings of a pseudoephedrine junkie soon to be removed from the White House responsible for killing more Americans than any of those conflicts with a retarded pandemic response policy, we didn't start those wars. One wonders how big a bounty Trump has gotten for his "let Americans die" plan. Was is bigger than the Taliban got from Putin?

  9. Yea, they OWN Biden.
    They Say: JUMP.
    Biden Bows and ask: How High?
    We are not supposed to be in any NATO Countries.
    That's why we give and give them Money.
    Trump made them realize they are supposed to take care of business in their own Countries.
    The Dems have no Foreign Policy - but give and give them money.
    Roll over and let Russa take what ever country it wants.
    And, don't forget China. The Dems will let China take Twain.

    Spelling mistake on purpose.
    Or, to make war with China after they take Twain.
    Anything to bring down this Country to a level playing field; remember the Dems hate that the USA is a super power.

  10. War with China is scheduled for Feb or March. If Biden is sworn in.
    If Trump is sworn in--then China will use N.Korea.

  11. Joe Biden promised that he would re-join the Honda Accord as soon as possible.

  12. If the left get away with this fraud, then America is No More. There is no fixing it. Congrats communists and may you soon reap what you've sown.

  13. First of all, lets face it Joe Biden ran a campaign like someone who was only going through the motions because he already KNEW that his being elected was IN THE BAG. He knew that he was going to win. And if that wasn’t sickening enough
    The events that happened last Saturday Night at the Washington DC march by the radical Left was absolutely disgusting!… Antifa, and Black Lives Matters Interfered with every move that the Trump Protesters tried to do.
    They harassed,, attacked, threatened and did anything, and everything that remotely was connected with President Trump
    And Now, after the fact Uncle Joe is telling everyone that WE MUST ALL UNITE, and that HE is going to represent ALL of us, “Not Just The Red States, But ALL of America”– — after telling the President of the United States of America to “SHUT UP” at the 1st Debate and calling us Trump supporters “CHUMPS”! And Chuck Schumer saying President Trump’s Decision to Fight the Results in Court, Calling it “Dangerous.”

    Since when doesn’t the President of the United States of America have the RIGHT to challenge the results of the Election??? I guess that the LEFT conveniently forgot that Hillary Clinton said very recently that BIDEN SHOULD HOT CONCEDE THE ELECTION UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES”

  14. And Joe Biden and the STILL tells us to UNITE and to HEAL– — as their Poster Child Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez calls for making a lists of people they intend to destroy, treating Trump and his supporters as if they were Domestic Terrorists and wishing death to all his family. And calling us Republicans “Sycophants”…
    This is exactly what was done in the 20th century in the United States it was called a BLACKLIST denying employment to professionals believed to be Communists sympathizers. They were also denied employment because of their beliefs.

    So let me tell you now, NOW that our current President t is trying to exercise his right to question a RIGGED election, If anyone thinks with Biden’s winning that the Left intend to forgive and forget, to heal and unite, they are a fool—- people forget why they voted for Trump four years ago, and with Biden and Harris, they think that all of a sudden their going to Change the way that those animals in the streets were beating up old ladies and destroying, and upsetting a peaceful demonstration!. The Only Healing and Uniting the Left intend is for you to accept Biden’s winning and MOVE ON, forget any hope of living without them running your life, and that even if you WANTED to Unite and Heal, THEY WON’T LET YOU “UNITE” they want these riots, and Protests. They want the economy to tank .And they want you to believe that it all Trump’s fault.
    I was glued to to the TV the other night. Why? Not because I wanted to watch Dancing with the Stars, or some stupid “Funny Video” about Cats, and people falling…. No, but because of all the violence I saw in DC when the Sun when down, and Night fell that night. I saw almost every video that was posted, whether of couples and parents with children or of minorities and elderly people being attacked, and Sucker Punched, by JOE BIDEN’S SUPPORTERS. All innocent people who came to protest a Stolen Election. I watched as nobody on the left condemned this behavior. I watched as law enforcement did literally nothing to stop the violence, instead, the Mayor’s, and Governors of these States let their States, and our nation’s capital become a hellhole.
    With Antifa, marching around Shouting that “America was NEVER Great”!

  15. Trump proves them wrong AGAIN.

    President Trump’s Attorny’s Sidney Powell, and Rudy Giuliani. will file a lawsuit in as soon as Tomorrow showing that the election was "stolen" from Trump. This afternoon they spoke of overwhelming evidence to prouduce to the court starting Tomorrow.
    Verbally Spanking the Reporters, they went on for abput an hour and a half Saying that all this as well as the whole Hunter Biden mess was blacked out, and ignored by the Main Stream Media..
    Showing proof of voter fraud allegations, among other charges that including affidavits. Daying that “In the city of Atlanta, Republicans were not allowed to watch the absentee mail-in ballot process. Inspections completely cast aside. And we have numerous double voters, we have numerous out-of-state voters, and we have specific evidence of intimidation and changes of vote. That will all be in the lawsuit that comes out tomorrow.”

    1. Actually Darth, it doesn't look as if the Trump campaign is even claiming fraud any longer. Since there is no evidence of, and their own admin has said there is none, and every single Sec of State has denied it, they've had to change direction after losing more than 25 cases in court when judges asked for proof, not just allegations.

      That's how courts work. You can make allegations, but you have to bring proof.

      And so far, all of Trump's efforts have turned up zip.

      Read Silver's latest post.

    2. Cute ain't it, how the "law and order" Trumpists don't know how law and order processes actually work?

    3. TC... we're up to 30 Trump losses in court. Is it possible that all those judges, appointed by GW Bush, Obama and Trump collectively are part of the "Deep State" working to thwart Trump?

      Some would say yes...

  16. Interesting read, and I highly recommend it:

    The Legal and Political Persuasion Begins, Finally.

    Excerpt: Moments ago, the President’s private legal team walked off the stage from their press conference and opening statement.

    Many readers of LFFC will agree that it was a long-overdue statement of a legal reality that seems plausible to many of us, but clearly needs to be spelled out for our fellow countrymen.

    A few observations on the significance of this event...

    Read the rest HERE.

    1. One more excerpt -- and it's critically important:

      (5) Sidney Powell did a fine job of drawing a thumbnail sketch of the depth and extent of the crimes: these crimes range from the vote counters and ward bosses who committed fraud, all the way up to the elected officials who knowingly acquired a catastrophically bad system, to the engineers of the hardware and software, to the owners of the company, to the outsourced platforms, and beyond. She showed, to the apparent shock of many in the room, that this is a fractal crime—criminal intent and behavior is present at every level of the process, up to and including the design of the products and the political commitment of the founder.

      What she said about the absence of activity by the FBI should make every American’s skin crawl. The intellectual, ideological, and moral rot is so pervasive that our nation’s federal law enforcement agency is unwilling to step up to the plate. This is galling. And her tone in delivering this message should echo in every American’s ears: if this isn’t fixed now, no election will matter henceforth

  17. Never having had the extreme hatred for America required to even consider voting for Trump once, much less compound that abomination against God by doing it twice, I find myself bemused by the neo-Confederate fetish ravings of Trump supporters who aren't quite satisfied that Trump has already intentionally killed nearly a quarter million Americans with his "let everybody die" coronavirus strategy. It's bizarre, but Trump supporters aren't going to stand for anything that doesn't kill Americans. That's why there next tact is "kill every American that didn't vote for Trump," which is the largest cross section of the population. You can't help these murderous cretins. You can only shame them.

  18. Now that Hunter Biden has confirmed that his Laptop story is real, and that it was HIS, how do we address the MASSIVE intelligence Fake Story that the Left claimed it was Russian disinformation?

  19. Between all the NAPS AND MEDS that Joey Gets in his hideaway in Delaware someone told Joey that we had Shot it down. it down.
    Biden said that “he will order the military to shoot it down sometime tomorrow Sunday if possible”


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