Open Thread

Right below “House GOP” in 2020 winners is CNN – because Fox is imploding. And, hey: if you want MSM lies, might as well go with the pros – Fox is completely amateur at it.

Noah Rothman has a bit of disdain for the notion of a “working class” GOP. I suspect this stems from Noah not knowing a lot of working class people. But it is where we have to go: if we can’t get working class people on our side, we can’t win long term. We found over the previous 20 years where reliance on upper class white suburbanites got us: nowhere. In fact, it forced us into gradual retreat as keeping upper class whites means we ceded all things Conservative except low tax rates. Meanwhile, Trump is now past 73,000,000 votes. This is 12 million more votes than Romney got in 2012. Twelve million. We play this right, and the GOP nominee in 2024 will push towards 80 million votes. So, yeah: heck with white suburbanites.

Here’s what I think happened vote fraud-wise: Team Biden thought they were good based on Vote By Mail and Early Voting numbers…but then Team Trump’s Election Day vote starting coming in like a tsunami: they pushed the panic button. They stopped counting in the deep blue cities in the swing States and simply stuffed the boxes for all they were worth. Flaw in the plan: they did so much fraud that it is easy to detect. All that remains to be seen is if Team Trump can sufficiently prove it.

In Georgia, they claimed a burst pipe forced them to stop counting. This is a lie. But, you already knew that: because after they stopped and then started, all of a sudden a huge Trump win turned into a narrow Biden victory. It was like that PA, GA, WI, MI. Trump won: Democrats stole.

‘Rona panic is being revived in a big way. I can’t but think that the desire to take attention off the election is driving this.

The Arizona SecState who is in charge of the vote count thinks Trump’s base of voters is neo-Nazis. Seventy three million neo-Nazis. Which includes record numbers of Jews, gays, blacks and, believe it or not, Muslims. Now, as she thinks we’re Nazis, how could she not cheat? After all, wouldn’t you cheat to get Hitler out of power?

The Fight Begins

Earlier today, AG Barr had a meeting with Mitch McConnell and shortly thereafter, McConnell offered a pretty vigorous defense of the President’s actions.

What I think is that Barr laid out what the President has and what it might mean and Ol’ Cocaine Mitch signed off on the fight. There are lots of reasons for this:

  1. It is the right thing to do (important to you and me, less important to politicians).
  2. Trump might win. It’s a long shot, but it is there.
  3. The GOP base wants the fight.
  4. We wont alienate anyone who matters to us.
  5. Getting voter fraud front and center is simply good, in and of itself.

Team Trump has amassed a very large amount of evidence and they are now starting to present it in court and in several States. Eventually, all disputes will wind up at the federal level and, ultimately, likely at the Supreme Court. The key for Trump is to invalidate ballots as illegal. If he does that, he can win. If he can’t, then he’s done. We’ll see if he can do it.

Fox News is now just CNN. I stopped watching ages ago and now everyone is dropping it like a bad habit. And past time, too: even the few good guys over there (Tucker and Hannity) do pull their punches to please their MSM masters. They have to: if they don’t, then contracts don’t get removed. Tucker gets $10 million a year – and he doesn’t want to give it up. This is why he never criticized by name Wallace’s atrocious moderating at the debate. No matter how good the guy or gal is, the requirement for employment in the MSM is to lie – by act or omission. You can’t get a job there or retain it unless you forswear telling the whole truth. Trust none of them. Everyone, move over to Newsmax and OANN.

We’ll see how it plays out – and people might find that, once again, we have tacked something on to the Constitution rather than amending it and that can lead to all sorts of trouble. Since 1787 and to this day, the power to elect the President lies with the several States. We never changed that. What we did – because the purpose of American governance since 1787 has been to get around the Constitution – is tack on people voting for President and the States accepting that as the choice. But the power still lies with the States. There is no Constitutional right for the people to vote for President. And, really, the power belongs to the State legislatures – who may be forced to select Electors if the voting results are so screwed up, no one can tell who won.

Anyways, my dream is for the challenges to result in a Supreme Court decision written by Clarence Thomas (with a concurring opinion by Kavanaugh) resulting in a 269/269 tie and then the House elects Trump over the shrieking objection of Nancy Pelosi.

A Nation of Laws, not MSM Race Calls

I have to say, I’m a little disappointed with some fellow Conservatives today – seen too many ready to throw in the towel. Has Trump taught them nothing? You just keep fighting and you only quit when you are defeated. Until the whistle blows, it is still on.

Now, to be sure, it is pretty grim – but the MSM calls of the race for Biden are merest propaganda. Had the situations been reversed, they would never have called them for Trump unless Biden quit. The calls are merely to pressure Trump to quit (ha!) and demoralize the GOP base. The demoralization effort has clearly had some effect. So, stop it. Grow a pair. Politics ain’t beanbag.

The bottom line is that we have abundant physical and circumstantial evidence of voter fraud: what remains to be determined is whether or not the courts accept the evidence. And don’t think for a moment that the Democrats and the MSM (but I repeat myself) won’t put massive pressure on judges to rule the “correct” way. This is why Trump’s case has to be airtight – it has to be so overwhelming that fraud occurred that no one ( other than Democrats and the MSM – BIRM) deny it. We’ll see if Team Trump can come up with that – all I know is that Trump went golfing today and took some pictures with a bridal party at the course. He’s in a good mood, so you get and stay in one, too.

Stop the Steal Open Thread

Well, Trump laid down the marker: he won and will win if all legal votes are counted. I think this is correct: to me, Trump not only won PA and AZ, he won MI and WI, as well. The sheer brazenness of the Democrat fraud here is astounding – they aren’t really trying to hide it, knowing as they do that the MSM will not show it to the Democrat base.

We’ll see how it comes out – it is an uphill climb for Trump as he has to get the fraud to stop long enough to certify the legal votes. This may go on for a while. Keep in mind as it goes on that you’re going to hear MSM reports and rumors – each and every one of them is a lie designed to get you to give up and then put pressure on Trump to quit. I’m sure they’ll have polls out soon showing that eleventy bazillion percent favor Trump conceding. I hope Trump wins – and some people think he will. I think the psychological turning point would be Arizona going for Trump. Right now, he’s behind there but he’s doing better than expected in the count and plenty are saying he should come out ahead there. The good news is that we’re having an honest count in Arizona – because, you know, it is run by Republicans.

Do now be swayed by network calls: nothing is for sure until the vote is certified. The calls of AZ for Biden and the House +5 for Democrats show how ridiculously the MSM is lying about things.

And that brings me to The Rest of the Story:

Tuesday was catastrophically bad for the Democrats. They failed in the Senate. They’ve already lost a net of ten House seats (so much for that D+5 call, huh?); they may end up with a majority of 219 or 220. There’s even a slight chance the GOP winds up with 218! And it is slight: don’t get your hopes up on that…but wouldn’t it be the most awesome thing in the world to take away Nancy’s gavel? Again! Democrats also got blown out in governorships and State legislative races: and this means the GOP has a huge advantage in the redistricting to take place next year…and we’ve got a 6-3 Supreme Court majority to ensure against Democrat court challenges. CA and NY are going to lose House seats next year – FL and TX will gain. Maybe 3 each! And we’re going to draw some nice, little districts to ensure they all go our way.

If the Democrats do manage to install Biden – whom I will never accept as the legitimate President – then we look forward to a crushing mid-term victory in 2022.

We’re watching to see who is in the fight – and one that I mark for the future is Richard Grenell. He’s been in this fight from the beginning. He doesn’t back down. He punches back twice as hard. And this Conservative Catholic may find himself gladly voting for the gay guy in 2024.

That Didn’t Go As Hoped

It does suck, doesn’t it?

Plus side: it looks like we’ve held the Senate, and that means that total disaster has been averted. They won’t get to pack the court and make DC a State.

Downside: we’re now in a fight to stop fraud long enough for Trump to get certified for 270. There are some bright spots: Team Trump seems very confident about Arizona and Pennsylvania. Get those two – and hold Georgia and North Carolina (which both look likely) and Trump is at 279. Team Trump has the lawyers and they are already going toe to toe with Team Biden (they’ve demanded a recount in Wisconsin already).

I really don’t know how this will turn out: I hope that Trump prevails, of course. But we know the Democrats are masters of fraud. So, buckle up!

Some bright spots:

Trump’s share of the non-white vote appears to be about 26%, the highest since 1960. 18% of black males voted for Trump. Trump is a refutation of the Democrat’s identity politics and we need to build on this. Push that to 30% and the Democrats don’t have a chance in national elections.

We blew the Democrats away in Florida – they were utterly crushed. Florida is a Red State. Pennsylvania is turning into a Red State. Though we hope Trump wins Arizona, we have to realize that it is turning Blue. What we should do is try to duplicate our efforts in Florida and Pennsylvania in other Blue States. It can be done. It may take years: but we have to do it. We can’t let the Democrats have a bunch of States where we can’t even try.

We picked up House Seats – and if Biden wins (shudder), we’ll blow the Democrats out of the water in the 2022 midterms.

Happy Election Day!

How ya feeling? Everything cool?

Today is The Day: we find out soon enough how all this went.

Vent, scream, cheer all you want. Get it off your chest!

Governor Descantis thinks they’ll be able to call Florida for Trump by 9pm Eastern.

The Experts are now saying that the Landslide which will carry Biden triumphantly into the White House will be…290 Electoral Votes. They are counting on Biden winning PA and AZ.

Not quite sure I see that.

Anyways: have fun!

Pre-Election-Mageddon Open Thread

As of this moment in time, I think that Trump has 258 locked down. That includes Florida. But I’m still leaving the upper Midwest in play, in spite of the astonishing crowds for Trump in Pennsylvania.

The bottom line is that I do expect Trump to win on Tuesday – and maybe a pretty big win. But there are so many unknowns that I think those confidently predicting final Electoral outcomes are getting a little ahead of themselves. The Democrats have their polls plus a theory that huge numbers of early voting GOPers are voting Biden. I have my confidence that the former are lies and the latter is drivel. The GOP has had large gains in voter registration in the past four years and these people signed up after Trump’s victory. They signed up for Trump. They won’t vote Biden. It think we lost 99% of the GOPers we were ever going to lose in 2016; those who voted Hillary or third party that year. Some of those voters are coming back to us: I can’t imagine a GOPer who voted Trump (other than Walsh, who is a grifter) being so disappointed in Trump that they’d vote Biden.

Trump seems geared up and happy while what I’ve seen of Biden is an angry, shouting old man. Biden can still barely draw flies while Trump gets 20,000+ to show…and that’s not counting things like the Jews for Trump rally in New York City today.

This is just not normal. The MSM is trying to ignore it or, when they do take note, downplay it. But I’m 55. I’m no spring chicken: I’ve never seen spontaneous demonstrations in favor of a political candidate in my life. I’ve doubly never seen them in places where their guy doesn’t stand a chance. We are told that people hate Trump – and he is despised by a large majority of Americans. This is the underlying theory of a Biden win. But for a guy who’s hated, he sure gets some love, doesn’t he?

I won’t even be tuning in to TV for the results – I just don’t want to put up with the mindless news actors and their paid-for “Experts”. I’ll be watching on line. I might tune into MSNBC as Trump nears 270 – but that will be for mere gloating purposes.

Now, to prepare for all eventualities: what if Trump loses? Well…I guess I’ll just keep on living and do my best to boot the Democrats in 2022 and 2024. What the heck else can we do, right? Going on a four year psychotic episode certainly doesn’t commend itself to me.

Trump lost Minnesota by about 45,000 votes in 2016: and there are some indications that this State might go his way. It didn’t even go for Reagan in 1984.

Space-X is sending four astronauts to the space station on November 14th. Why bring this up? Because Trump is returning the USA to space in a big way. Biden would probably have it back to conducting Muslim outreach again. Let’s re-elect Trump and have his name on the plaque left on the Moon when we return in 2024.

Open Thread

Bobulinski pretty much settles it for me: Biden is bought. But, then again, we all knew that. Now we’re just sure who the purchaser is. This should finish Biden…but the MSM is working every button to suppress the story.

Twitter’s Jack Dorsey – looking like a young, hip lunatic – testified that he doesn’t suppress dissent…but he’s against misinformation. That misinformation doesn’t include Holocaust denial.

Forget it: we know what Jack and his crew are about: censoring views which the Left hates. They just don’t hate Holocaust denial as much as they hate, say, someone pointing out Hunter Biden’s laptop. If we win – as I expect – we’re going to have to turn the anti-trust screws on these people. Either all opinions are censored, or none are.

The Anonymous guy who wrote about how Evil Wicked Bad Trump is turns out to be a nobody who wouldn’t be in a position to know. The New York Times puffed this guy up as the be-all of whistleblowers…which indicates how much credence you should lend to the MSM’s anonymous sources.

Angela Merkel is doing an all-female reboot of the Third Reich.

At this point, the divergence between the anti-Trump and pro-Trump political analysis is at such a variance that it can only be explained by one side lying. I’ve seen Experts say that Biden is cruising to a landslide while other Experts are going, “you know, other than polls, everything points to a Trump win”. I happen to agree with those thinking Trump is winning – because we have data about votes and rallies and spontaneous pro-Trump actions. We find out in six days: but if the anti-Trump guys are wrong, then it wasn’t a mistake: it was a deliberate attempt to use lies to swing the election to Biden.

Don Surber gives a good explanation for while the pollsters are so willing to lie.

Open Thread

It’s getting kinda exciting, isn’t it? Today, Sleepy Joe called at lid at 9am while Trump is doing rallies in Maine and New Hampshire. A CBS poll shows Biden up 3 in FL while a Trafalgar poll shows Trump up 2. The GOP seems to be crushing it in Texas early voting and doing remarkably well in early voting in Florida. The Democrats continue to show strength in early voting in Arizona while there was, I’m not kidding, a Gays for Trump rally in West Hollywood, California yesterday (it went for Hillary over Trump by 72 percentage points in 2016: this is the heart of the Blue Beast, folks: takes massive guts to even say you’re Republican there). There does appear to be more to come in the Hunter Biden scandal. How do I know? Twitter still has the NY Post’s account locked. How much of it drops before election day is the only mystery here.

The guys I follow for election analysis are uniformly confident of a Trump victory: the only difference between them is the predicted margin. They run from narrow to big wins. Who can really say? What we can say is that if you’re polling the same population and one of you gets A +3 and the other gets B +2…one of you is lying. And that is the tale of 2020, really: the mainstream polls and analysis are so entirely different from the outsider polls and analysis that either the mainstream or the outsiders are simply lying. We find out for sure on 11/3 who it is – though it should be noted that the mainstream has a track record of lying about everything. Small bit of data to indicate how things are going: this guy tracked Ohio votes in 2016 and now 2020 and says that Hillary was up 7.6 in 2016 at this point…but here in 2020, the GOP is up 4.5.

ACB is going to get confirmed to the Supreme Court Monday evening…and expect a lot of new and renewed GOP challenges to Democrat election shennanigans right after that. Senator Murkowski decided that, on the whole, she’d rather remain a Republican Senator and so will vote to confirm ACB. She must have got one heck of a blowback.

Jews for Trump: it is a thing.

We get this every four years: a Democrat saying that the GOP is doomed by demographics. In this case, it is now Gen Z which will do us in…does anyone want to tell this guy that the hippies of 1970 are now wearing MAGA hats? People change. Socialism seems a good idea to an ignorant 18 year old. Houses, kids, bills and taxes give you different priorities.

Robert Reich wants to drag all of us Trump voters before a Truth and Reconciliation Commission if Biden wins. Anyone want to tell him that he only gets to do that after his side wins a civil war?

Pennsylvania miners are still hurting, but they are voting Trump. This is likely because Trump doesn’t hold them in utter contempt.

Kanye West may be lots of things – but he’s also getting lots of things right. He’s pointing out the absolute, inhuman horror which is abortion in the black community. I have actually made a few Leftist friends of late – lost some of my older ones, as well. But it seems to me that there is a segment of the population, which might be growing, which is willing to re-establish basic sanity in our society. My view is that if anyone is coming forward with a sane proposal, from whatever background, we should listen.

Biden’s astonishing statement that he will phase out oil is causing downballot problems for Democrats. Out here, the big House race is NV03 where the Dem incumbent is locked in a furious race against her GOP challenger. The intensity of it is shown by the fact that her first series of ads were mere mudslinging at the GOPer. But here’s something she hasn’t said: “Joe Biden”. The GOPer gratefully accepted Trump’s ringing endorsement…but the Dem doesn’t seem to be too pleased to cling tight to Biden, whom the polls say is leading here. Odd, huh?

I feel good. But, it is all in God’s hands, anyways. Being that we’re now 9 days out and I’m Catholic, I’ve started a Divine Mercy novena. I think we’re going to win this – but, one cannot know the future. I think my best advice is just to have fun with it, now. All we get to do here is vote: once you’ve done that, you’re just a spectator to events.

Open Thread

Still writing! Now up to 70,000 words on Shadow Army, what will be the fourth book (set six years after the end of the current adventure, which finishes in the nearly complete Battles). It is still just flowing out of me: or, more accurately, it is as if Fred were sitting next to me and telling me the story. And Fred is telling me some incredible things: can’t believe what our heroes had to go through!

Our Matt went to Trump’s rally in Pennsylvania yesterday – from Trump doubter to wearing a MAGA mask…and how many such are there in America? Could be a lot: and we won’t know, and no poll will detect it, until election day. Makes for an exciting time, doesn’t it?

ACB is now at 51% approval. Trump really knocked it out of the park on this one. We’ll see how she rules, of course: but I feel confident she’ll rule on the law…and that is all we really ask of Justices. If the law says “ok”, then it’s ok…if the law says “no”, then you can’t do it. Period. The performance of ACB, in my view, now makes it much harder for Democrats to pack the Court, supposing they win on the 3rd: outside Resist nitwits, no one will see the need for it.

Toobin’s little Zoom wank neatly encapsulates what is wrong: our Rulers are creeps and they are protected. Like the rest of them, he’ll be in the doghouse for a little while, and then he’ll be rehabilitated. And, now, even more screechingly leftist than before…he’ll have to be. The Family insists after they go to the mat for you. We really need to get rid of these guys. They can’t even maintain very basic levels of not decency, but common sense.

Ace talks up the MSM circling the wagons for Toobin…but also notes that National review is going to bat for him. Why? Because Toobin might be useful in getting the NR writers a job at some point. That is all any of this ever is, folks: these people want to make money in cushy jobs and live well and the rest of us can go jump in a lake.

How bad it the Hunter Biden scandal? Well, so bad that CNN is huffily demanding that Trump stop talking about it. And so bad that there might be much more that is much worse to come. And maybe much, much worse, as Matt points out.

The bottom line is that it is pretty clear at this point that Hunter Biden was doing a pay-for-play scam with his Dad. Hunter was raking in bucks – which he then used for hookers and blow – in return for getting people together with Joe Biden…but it can’t possibly end with that. You don’t give a druggie $3.5 million for an introduction. You might throw a few grand at someone who can get your foot in the door…but you only give $3.5 million to someone who did something for you. Hunter getting $3.5 million means that something very large happened and only Joe Biden could have made it happen.

The MSM is in full black out mode on this. They know that if it gets out in full, Joe will lose 10 percentage points of support overnight. This is why they are really pressing people to vote now – to the point where they seem to be merely cannibalizing their 11/3 vote…but they have to, because it is the only way to be sure that Biden (and down ballot Democrats) get those votes. I think we can rely on it, though, that Trump will bring it up at the debate…which for a large number of people, will be the first they’ve heard of it.

Bernie Bros for Trump? Might be.

RSM is doing another of his road trips: throw him a couple bucks if you can.

The Army is developing a cannon with a 1,000 nautical mile range. Yes, you read that right: 1,000. And this is making people think we can bring back the Battleship class in the Navy. I agree – and, in fact, I think we should do so even before this super-long range gun is ready. A large ship packed with big guns and lots of missiles is a mobile strike force that can be used with devastating effect against enemy coasts (and any enemy ships fool enough to get close). With modern technology, such a ship can probably be crewed by no more sailors than a modern destroyer. And once you add the long range gun, it becomes the Queen of the Seas.