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Monday, January 18, 2021

One Last Election Post...


Silverfiddle Rant!
Donald Trump lost this election.  Less hijacking the Covid briefings with rambling nonsense and a little more theatrical fatherly concern would have done him much political good. His first debate performance encapsulated his entire boorish, bombastic persona and probably sealed his fate.

If there was election fraud, it happened in the irresponsible broadcasting of absentee ballots, and the GOP-agreed upon standards for accepting them.  All those ballots go into the pile and the fraud is undetectable.  How did all this happen in GOP-controlled states, or states with a GOP controlling majority in the state house? 

Maybe it was good old fashioned Democrat organizing, combined with GOP apathyStacey Abrams is now a political powerhouse, and she beat the Georgia GOP like bongo drums.

Trump lost the election in April, when Democrats used the Covid scare to irresponsibly expand mail-in balloting (once again, with GOP consent or passive acceptance).  Where was his legal team then?  Team Kraken's post-election hijinks, including connecting communist China, Dominion Voting Systems Inc, and the ghost of Hugo Chavez, was a farce.

The press is complicit.  This election loss and the lack of trenchant investigative reporting and audits has left Trump voters wandering in cavernous lacunae, seething, disconnected and discombobulated, while the vengeful left trucks in brick and mortar to wall us up inside. Forever. 

What say you?

30 comments:

  1. Trump caused an electoral upset in 2016 because of his ability to turn out so many previous non-voters (his base). The same thing was always going to happen this time except that the now-expected high pro-trump turnout would itself bring out lots of opposing first time voters. Recent events had less to do with it imo, I think the trump magic was a one-time only. You can't consistently win by trolling half the population. Also, expansion of absentee voting was a sensible response of covid, queues are the last place I want to be, and trump's advice to his followers to vote in person was a cynical ploy to give himself an early lead and engineer his "we were winning before midnight" narrative.

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    1. Full disclosure: I'm being wise after the event. I expected trump to win.

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    1. By encouraging dimwits to vote. Voting should be done only by those who take it seriously and are paying attention to the issues upon which they are voting. If you can't take the time to go to the poll on voting day, then you are not taking time to become informed on the issues.

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    2. Jayhawk, it would be interesting to know who's to police and regulate the dimwits and less serious? I get a whiff of a need of literary tests.

      I'm trying to connect the argument of lower wage workers not wanting to lose pay by standing in long lines equating to being low informed.

      Perhaps real estate owners should be the starting point to vote? All others fall in the dimwit and less attentive uninformed status?

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    3. Voting should be done only by those who take it seriously and are paying attention to the issues upon which they are voting.

      I agree with the completely. Unfortunately, there is no possible way to codify that.....and national politicians wouldn't know what to do, only having to campaign for around 10,000 total votes....

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    4. I'm not suggesting it should be codified. I'm merely suggesting that voting SHOULD NOT be made particularly easy. If one is not willing to exert the effort, we should not exert the effort for them.

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    5. So, obstacles? You advocate obstacles in are selectorial process for a certain faction of people?

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    6. Where did I say obstacles? Do you know how to read English?

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    7. "I'm merely suggesting that voting SHOULD NOT be made particularly easy."

      The arguments of easier access, shorter lines, and centrally located voting areas have been front and center of voting suppression and intimidation for years and even more so under language entered in many laws using the premise of Voter ID. I could list them in detail but the end results have been that the elderly in certain areas shouldn't mind standing a few more hours in the cold if they truly wanted to vote, college students shouldn't mind changes forcing them to travel back to their original states to vote, they shouldn't mind their university IDs being rejected as valid (but if they happen to have a NRA membership card, that will work just fine), highly populated black areas should be okay with a few DMVs shut down. Poorer folks should be patriotic and informed enough to appreciate stopping early and weekend voting and just give up a day's pay to go stand in line.

      And these voter drives, "Get Out The Vote" and such needed ridiculous penalties and face prison should they fail to dot an I or cross a T because?

      The voting SHOULD NOT be made easy belief has been sold for 1 reason, about the outcome of the election.

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  3. Donald Trump lost this election by not effectively stopping the rigging of voting by the democrats.

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    1. I agree but seems his hands were also tied by the leftists in the courts who hate him or judges who feared for their safety and were too cowardly to do the right thing.

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    2. Leftists and judges can't be blamed for his own legal team's incompetence.

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  4. I think you summed it up succinctly, SF. As we've seen through history, populist demagoguery doesn't last, it implodes. And it has once again.

    This event being of special interest though, not every regime falls with a martial law supporting pillow-hawker as one of the remaining acolytes.

    The current crackpots will die out, or be distracted by some other pursuit of victim hood. But history also shows us, that a new crop will inevitably rise in their place.

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  5. The Democratic process has proven this year to be both corrupt and broken. We'll now go back to settling leadership disputes the old fashioned way. Storming capitols and knifing Caesars. Ain't civilization grand?

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    1. Leaders COULD, of course, investigate and correct al these voting process problems. But leaders aren't what we have in DC. We have scared rabbits hiding behind their praetorians.

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    2. ...and as long as they feel "safe" behind their praetorians, why would they "lead"?

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    3. Ha. Good one. Leaders could change the behavior which is increasing their power and making them wealthy. Right. And pigs may fly, as someone famously said, but not in my lifetime.

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  6. I think you make a valid point. A Democratic governor issued an order countermanding election rules passed by a Republican legislature, and the legislature then sat on its hands and did not act to reverse the governor's order. The public should then blame the legislature who did not protect the role which voters elected it to fulfill.

    An egregious example of legislators defecting from their function is the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. Congress created this agency, made it part of the Executive Branch, and then ordered it to enforce rules which WERE TO BE WRITTEN BY THE NEW AGENCY ITSELF, thereby having the Executive Branch create laws in direct violation of the constitution. No one in media or government cried foul.

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    1. ...but it wasn't GOP legislative "apathy". It was active Uni-Party collusion.

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    2. They did not defect due to apathy. It was deliberate. They deflected, passing their function to avoid blame.

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  7. Well stated....

    Hanging on one more time.... Biden is planning on federalizing the Covid vaccine distribution. Killing more Grandma's and Pa's and seeing how the government really works on a personal level may give even the media a wakeup call for the otherwise somnolent citizenry.
    Hope springs eternal.

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  8. Trump lost this all on his own; empathy might have helped, less hyperbole, etc etc. Still, people who listened to his rhetoric forgot to listen to all the EXTREMELY good things he was doing. That's just stupid. Obama was all handsome smiles and articulate speech and a nightmare of actions we still regret. I prefer Trump's actions.

    Since Biden's election, N Korea is threatening again, Iran is, China always will, immigrants with probable disease are ready to enter (our hospitals are full now, our hospitality jobs are virtually gone already), Sanders is destroying our economy, etc etc. So, now what? I really thought it would be a bumpy 2 years and, after 2 years of Biden/AOC junk, even Dems would vote for Republicans in the House AND Senate...That kept me going!...I just didn't know HOW BAD, how dangerous these two years would be. Now I do.

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  9. I disagree AOW. Trump won the election but lost the vote count.

    "Its doesn't matter who votes, it only matters who counts the votes." - Josef Stalin

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    1. Unknown,
      Please note that this is Silverfiddle's blog post -- not mine.

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