A few days after Election Day, I jotted down a few of my thoughts on what just happened. So I have just a few final thoughts on the election and the next administration.
There is no equivalent to how Republicans handled election defeat this year compared to Democrats in 2016. In 2016 Democrats did this:
And then, after “literally shaking,” cried foul and proceeded to entertain the most ludicrous conspiracy theories of Russians stealing the election that would dominate nearly the entire 4 years of Trump’s presidency. Trump supporters in 2020 dispensed with the hysterics and immediately dove right into a Chavez-Dominion-foreign server’s conspiracy. That’s not to say that the idea of election fraud is a baseless conspiracy; it isn’t. I absolutely believe that there was massive cheating. That belief isn’t based on a silly hope, but on raw data that can easily be checked at the Here is the Evidence website, as well as multiple other available sources on the massive statistical anomalies.
What I don’t know if it was enough to turn the tide of the election. The Powerline Blog put it well:
“… major questions remain unanswered. In several key swing states, there were midnight dumps of 100,000 or more votes, virtually all of which were for Joe Biden, something that can’t normally happen. Those dumps may have made the difference in the election. I have seen no attempt by any Democrat to explain or justify them. Maybe I’ve missed it, and maybe they somehow reflected actual ballots cast, but the burden of proof is on those who seek to justify such anomalies.
Even greater doubts about the election arise from the deliberately loose procedures that governed voting. Something like 69 million mail-in votes were cast, and until two months ago, everyone agreed that mail-in voting is highly susceptible to fraud. But the laxity in 2020 went far beyond the risks inherent in mail-in votes. I put it this way: I don’t know whether the Democrats stole the 2020 election, but I do know that they tried hard to steal it.”
Of course, I think everyone knew ahead of time there would be massive election fraud in this election. I sure knew and President Trump, with his constant remarks about the election being rigged knew as well. But if you know in advance there are going to be massive hijinks (I nice way to say felonies) what do you do about it? I frankly assumed that Trump was preparing for that eventuality and there would be marshals and Justice Department lawyers on site at the known bad actor cities. I was wrong about that. Instead, Trump’s real plan turned out to be first, lose the election, and then second, go to court.
There have been few plans as dumb as that one.
So after it turned out Sydney Powell didn’t actually have a Kraken to release, I gave up. Biden would be the next President.
Joe Biden is a great metaphor for a declining America vis-à-vis a rising China to replace us. A doddering, mentally declining senior, preoccupied with minutiae like transgender bathrooms and identity politics headcounts rather than the serious business of being a great power, he symbolizes everything that the United States is right now. Not that he knows it of course. He’s a pre-Boomer. Born in 1942, all he’s known is an America is a great power and doesn’t think anything he does will make it weaker because I doubt he believes America can be weak. So opening the borders and granting millions amnesty isn’t a fatal blow to the country, it’s just being neighborly. We can handle them! Reversing Trump’s trade policies on China? Rather than a death blow to American manufacturing, Biden thinks he’s leading our good friends the Chinese into Democracy. And as a bonus, they pay well too!
At least to connected people like the Biden’s.
For those hoping for a return to normality, they are going to be cruelly disappointed. 2021 is already starting to look like some dystopian movie.
The government and the media has already picked out 74 million Americans as the next Emmanuel Goldsteins. Whether they lose interest in their jihad is up in the air, but I’m hopeful that our new government-media-woke corporate rulers will forget about how much they hate us and stay busy congratulating themselves on their multiple 5 year plans. Hey it could happen!
But of course, I’m an optimist.