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Saturday, August 15, 2020

Telling the biggest untold story of 2020

I saw this at Instapundit and was intrigued.
Anna James Zeigler is a writer at The Federalist, among other things. Her tweet provoked many replies, which diehard supporters of President Donald John Trump need to know.

The first was, "I didn’t want Trump, but the alternatives were vastly worse."

There are many ways to look at this.The first is that the alternatives in the Republican Party were terrible. The second is that the alternative in the Democrat Party are terrible. The third, of course, is both were terrible.

The next was, "But Trump is very likable. The more I watch him, the more I like him. He has a very different style from mine. I have grown more accustomed to his style and I understand him better. He's been a good president."

Ziegler replied, "He's been a better President than I expected. I can give him that."

I have been saying for quite some time that his Fake Conservative critics choose style over substance. But his style is winning people over. That surprises me. I thought his tweets only turned people off. Once again, I allowed the media to mislead me.

But there also was this, "If you strip away all of the rhetoric and his personal style, President Trump has actually governed as a center right Republican."

That reaffirms my argument that real conservatives choose substance over style. The neat thing about voting is you can do it while holding your nose.

But the original tweet was about Democrats turning people into Trump voters.

There was this reaction, "The three month plus national mask mandate pushed me over the edge."

And this, "Yeah, mask mandate, take away your health insurance, defund the police, riots are fine but church gatherings are not is making this election really simple and easy."

And this, "I voted Johnson but was on the fence about Trump until the impeachment. He was doing pretty well as POTUS prior and I thought he earned another term, but the ENDLESS tantrum of the resist crowd made up my mind. It really is a choice of ANTIFA or Trump."

And this, "I was for Johnson too, but then he kept speaking and eventually drove me away so I had no one to vote for in 2016. Different story this year, Trump is awful in many ways but he has been a decent President and his positives outweigh the negatives. Dems are the opposite of this."

And this, "The Ninth Circuit's gun decision yesterday may have pushed me - I want more decisions like that."

I wrote about that in today's Highlights of the News. A Trump-appointed judge wrote an opinion that struck down California's 10-round limit on magazines. Obama appointed 55 appellate judges in two terms. President Trump appointed 53 in one term.

Americans want more Trump judges.

There was this, "I wrote in Ted Cruz in '16, and I don't particularly like Trump, but he's done better than I thought he would, and since the left has fully embraced Maoism, I'm all in."

And this, "Trump has earned my vote by showing he will protect civil liberties."

And this, "For me it was the Jan '17 pee-tape briefing that was so obviously an operation being run against the President.

"That made me instantly aware that our problems were much, much, bigger than an uncouth President with weird hair."

And this, "Yep. I'm a staunch Republican, but I didn't vote in 2016. I just didn't care for Trump at all. Now I'd crawl over broken glass while under sniper fire to vote for him."

And this, "I think a lot of liberals (let me choose my own life myself), are being forced in that direction by leftists (get rid of the nuclear family and adhere to rigid state controls on every aspect of life)."

And this, "All the Democrats and Republicans had to do is not be insane. Instead, we get Bernie and the Squad on the left (their politics will be mainstream Democratic in a few years) and the crazy Q people now actually winning GOP Congressional primaries in safe GOP districts."

I am not really sure if that is a vote for President Trump but many people now separate Donald Trump from the Republicans. That is a problem. For Republicans.

There was this, "Literally what has been happening to me since I didn't vote in 2016.  Voting Trump this time. My father, who hasn't voted in 20 years told me out of nowhere yesterday, he's done with the Democrats in Illinois, voting for Trump out of spite for them since Pritzker isn't up yet."

And this, "I tend to overlook his tweets and sometimes his nastiness ... but looking at Biden and Harris I’m voting for the President."

Oh, and there was this.
People have an aversion to burning down cities.

Especially those who live in the burning cities.

Finally, Gregory M. Kurwicki tweeted, "I have found it best to evaluate DJT on the end results vs his words and actions. Like a small country-style butcher shop, where some are turned off by things that occur in the daily operation thereof, the items they provide can be pretty darn good (unless you are a vegetarian)."

Democrats will lose on November 3rd because they failed to flip Trump voters, who were large enough in number last time to defeat Democrats.

Instead, they wasted energy on conspiracy theories, witch hunts, and impeachment.

President Trump meanwhile, delivered on his promises and has now attracted more voters from the third party/didn't vote crowd. I can see this from my living room in Poca, West Virginia.

Journalists in DC missed this story because they were too busy talking among themselves and playing gotcha games to amuse Democrats. They tell themselves he will get only 46% of the vote on Election Day.

We shall see.

But when he wins, he should thank the media for keeping Democrats misinformed. While they were so busy trying to tear him down, he delivered.

67 comments:

  1. My loving wifemate, a college grajy-ate, has turned 180 degrees on Trump. She still thinks he's a bully, but loves the results.

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    1. Nearly 200k dead, 11% unemployment, recession, bounties on the heads of US soldiers.

      Your wife likes those results? She’s pretty stupid.

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    2. Would have been twice that with a democrat in the White House. Remember all the grief Demo's gave Trump when he locked down air travel. Dem's would have let anybody in country and virus would have exploded. If if you think 11% (and now going down) is bad, take in a history lesson on the Carter years. Those that do not know history are doomed to repeat it.

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    3. Under Obama there were 20k H1N1 deaths and 4 Ebola deaths.

      Trump is basically auditioning for the role of Grim Reaper.

      And Trump didn't receive grief when he partially locked down travel from China. Besides, Trump's incompetence in the interim has cost far more lives than some entry from China.

      Your whataboutism is a sign of desperation. You obviously don't remember Carter's unemployment peaked at 8.4%.

      Your president makes Carter look like an economic genius.

      You're bad at this.

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    4. Let's pull out all the single party Dem controlled cities and counties and review the results. Many of these Leftist leaders admit that they received everything they needed from the Trump team. Even Cuomo, Newsom and Whitmer. Obama milked the last recession for 8 years making it the slowest recovery in history. Trump has brought the economy back in mere months and the results will continue apace for the rest of the year. Biden's response is spend our great-great-great grandchildren's tax dollars and join him in his basement for another year.

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    5. We'll see how "bad at this" we are in November, pal. Meantime, think about giving away jobs as opposed to taking them back. You can go back to Red China.

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    6. "Many of these Leftist leaders admit that they received everything they needed from the Trump team."

      Wow. That's not even close to true. Trump refused to employ the Defense Production Act until it was too late. And it turns out that Kushner was throwing away materials because he thought only blue states were getting the virus. That's beyond negligence.

      And we haven't even gotten to Trump's behavior during this time. Discouraging facemarks, sidelining scientists, encouraging large gatherings, suggesting we inject ourselves with Lysol and miracle cures he heard on Fox News, promoting a scientist who believes in alien DNA. Them list goes on.

      "Obama milked the last recession for 8 years making it the slowest recovery in history."

      Obama pulled out of the last recession a Republican left us with. And a Democrat will yet again have to pull us out of a Republican recession. Like clockwork. You'd think by now that the electorate would understand the pattern.

      "Biden's response is spend our great-great-great grandchildren's tax dollars"

      Trump has spent money hand over fist and ballooned the deficit to an insane degree.

      "We'll see how "bad at this" we are in November, pal."

      Well you guys are doing a great job of election rigging by shutting down the post office. And that's the crimes you guys are doing in the open. Who the hell knows what you're doing in private...

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    7. We'll know the real death toll of Covid-19 when the 2020 death rate is announced. The U.S. averages 2.8 million deaths a year.

      I decided to rename Trump haters as Obama Sh!t Eaters (OSE).

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    8. Some of the above objections to Cynyr are proof it's useless to argue with misinformed democrats. Like teaching a pig to sing and other analogies, it's a waste of time.

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    9. When you lie about the facts no one should believe another word. H1N1 killed much more than your claimed 20k, possibly 20x but allow the dems to rewrite history to suit you lies.

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    10. You're right. I was wrong about the number. It wasn't 20k. I looked it up, and It was actually 12k.

      Thanks for proving my point! Obama trumps Bonespurs yet again.

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    11. Three months ago the experts told us to expect between 600,000 and two million deaths. We're at approx. 165,000. It appears the experts knew nothing or they were lying.

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    12. "Three months ago the experts told us to expect between 600,000 and two million deaths."

      Well, that's not true at all. But I'm glad that you believe that.

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    13. My wife, too, has begrudgingly declared her support for the loudmouthed, bullying, braggart Donald Trump.
      There are many reasons, but the chief reason is TRUMP IS ANTI-ABORTION

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    14. BTW, Anonymous....you are a fool, and your comments are ignorant or based on lies

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    15. If he had any balls he wouldn't post anonymously.

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  2. Ok 49 states and Oregon is one of
    Know a Hispanic family th eoldest daughter is tall blond, blue eyed.
    so is her Mom. they come from the Mexico City. They were in PortlAntifa on medical business, and were accosted by some BLM types taunting them about"White Privilege-they also thought their Mexican accents were fake. Yes they are voting Trump. they were very afraid too.. Left as soon as the appointment was over..

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    1. The Jill Stein recounts for the 2016 election proved that vote counters falsify their counts in urban areas.

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    2. they had to stop recount in Michigan so many precincts were bad. especially Detroit

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  3. Trump is like medicine. Only a mug judges its efficacy by how good it tastes.

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    1. "Trump is like medicine."

      Hydroxychloriquine? Lysol? Bleach? Alien DNA? lol

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  4. "The three month plus national mask mandate pushed me over the edge."

    People have an aversion to burning down cities.

    Especially those who live in the burning cities.

    The 2 things I've been talking about for 5 months. Toss in crashing the economy, the persecution of Brother Bret, the phony impeachment, Mule Ears and the craziness of the Demos.

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  5. Anecdotal evidence and a nickel will get you five cents and a waste of your time.

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    1. Enough anecdotes and you have a trend.

      I do not blame you for being scared. Your side is going to get steamrollered.

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    2. There is anecdotal evidence on both sides. Remember Pauliine Kael's "No one I knew voted for Nixon"? Anecdotal evidence is worthless. There's probably as just much anecdotal evidence on the other side. Best to stick to actual facts. It just produces false hope otherwise.

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    3. Enough polls and you have not just a trend, but a predictor.

      Polls across the spectrum consistently say the same thing. I do not blame you for being scared. In six months, Biden will be President and Trump will be making license plates.

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    4. Those honest polls, and the honest news organizations - 'just the facts mam'.
      2020 aint't Ozzie & Harriet newspaper days Duuude.
      Keep on eating your own dog food.

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    5. Dream on Roland. polls are only correct when the votes are tallied. He won't be making licence plates and Biden won't be president.

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  6. PS I always end with what I call Venkman's Law. A political party is expected to deliver basic stuff.

    Streets cleared in the winter.

    Trash picked up.

    Mass transit that gets you to work on time.

    Keeping the hoodla in line.

    That's what people judge. Or in the words of Dr Peter Venkman, "Lenny, you will have saved the lives of millions of registered voters".

    The Demos forgot that.

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  7. Just like you’ve said, Big D...the best 8 years of our lives. Now we simply close the deal. Keep giving and finish strong!

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  8. You should catch one of John Yoo's podcast appearances promoting his new book

    “Peter Robinson: Last questions. "Defender In Chief." "If friends had told me on January 21st, 2017, the day the man is sworn in, that I would write a book on Donald Trump as a defender of the Constitution, I would have questioned their sanity. I had not voted for Trump in the 2016 primary or general elections. His many personal and professional flaws repelled me." Repelled me, strong language, John. "I saw him as a populist, even a demagogue. Boy was I wrong? Trump campaigns like a populist, but governs like a constitutional conservative."
    John Yoo: I hate being honest. That is the worst.”

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  9. Trump's steadfast support of Israel has won the day for me. He is a narcissistic blowhard, but I will cast my vote for him without equivocation and with enthusiasm!

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  10. This quote from the article fits me to a T.

    And this, "Yep. I'm a staunch Republican, but I didn't vote in 2016. I just didn't care for Trump at all. Now I'd crawl over broken glass while under sniper fire to vote for him."

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  11. "Alternatives are vastly worse"
    Maybe, maybe not.
    It all comes down to dems either voting for a glass of water with a D on it or voting for what is best for the country.

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  12. W played the gentleman for 8 years while being lambasted by the dems and the msm. The result was his favorability went from the high 80's to the mid teens by the end of his second term.
    Trump has the dems, the msm AND the never trumpers to contend with. If he was a gentleman he would also be a one term president.

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    1. Exactly correct. I'm done with milquetoast Republican cowards.
      TeaPartyGal

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  13. 08/15/20: Speaking of the election (11/03/20), our candidate for DOOMED/WORSE OF THEM ALL is Mr. Duggin, Mayor of Detroit. WOW is he in trouble! In my opinion, he might as well move to Canada on Monday morning.

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  14. "I thought his tweets only turned people off. Once again, I allowed the media to mislead me."

    Why not look at those tweets objectively and ignore the media's attempts to mold your opinion? Did POTUS ever attack without cause? Were his tweets funny? Intelligent? Did he ever use Joe Bidenesque-bad language? (other than the possibly apocryphal "sh**hole country", and that wasn't in a tweet?)

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    1. Also, all these people saying POTUS's "personal behavior is offputting/coarse/boorish/etc."--I've never met him (although I am sure that if I just keep donating, I will soon win an opportunity to meet him in person and get a personally signed MAGA hat, too) but based on what I have read about him, he actually sounds like a nice person. There were many stories of his acts of charity, both public and private, and even if you suggest that they were planted by him--were any such stories ever planted about the Clintons? the Obamas? Biden? K. Harris?
      Previous to his presidency, I don't recall any bull-in-a-china-shop stories about him or members of his family. They certainly seem to know how to behave in other countries and around other heads of state better than some of his predecessors. Did he ever fist-bump the Queen of England? Did Melania ever stumble off a plane looking like she was repainting the attic? Have any of his kids gotten caught drinking or doing drugs? Were there even any stories that they did do stuff and Mr. Trump paid to keep it out of the news--wouldn't that have been discovered in all the investigations into the Trumps?
      So really all these "but his personality!" Would you--or anyone-- really rather be trapped in an elevator with a Clinton, Biden, Obama, etc, than with a Trump?

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    2. rbbr, President Trump is the second best counter puncher in history. Float like a butterfly sting like a bee? He floats like a drone and stings like a hellfire missle.

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    3. I am keeping this one handy. Thank you.

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  15. Posts like this keep me believing the margin of victory for PDJT will be well outside the margin of democrat fraud.

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    1. That's what happened last time, and why mail in voting is non-negotiable for progressives.

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  16. My family is working class, and "diverse," and we live in a blue state. The kids in my fam are stumping for Trump, and none of them read alternate media. If my state weren't so corrupted that cheating is shrugged at in court, we would flip quick. (seriously look up New Mexico's crooked elections)

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  17. "Just win, baby." Al Davis

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  18. I can never understand how STUPID people can be when they vote for style over substance. Voted for Trump the first time and think he will go down as one of the greatest leaders OF ALL TIME.

    Those who thought his "style" should have made him lose are azzholes. But it's never to late to come into the light.

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  19. hey Don you’ve attracted another great “I don’t blame you for being scared” troll with Roland the Headless Thompson Gunner. gift that keeps giving

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  20. I'm not on Twitter or Facebook so I'm not following Trump but I do understand that at last count 207,000,000 must have some interest in what he has to say.

    Occasionally, I do link to a string of Tweets from Trump and I'm truly amazed at the information that he puts out that even I never see. He is bypassing the traditional media to get what he thinks is important out to hundreds of millions of people.

    What I've seen is that he can issue 50 insightful tweets and one sideways tweet in a day and the press will pound on that one. The other 50 are read and those are the people you're writing about here. Those voters wish he didn't hit send on that one but they did get the message from the others.

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    1. Except that the one he shouldn't have sent had the Media busy posting it all day, in spite of it containing facts that the Media had purposely avoided mentioning.

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  21. My Latino next door neighbor didn't vote for Trump in 2016, but he will now.

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  22. Here's a great Trump interview from 1987:

    https://www.facebook.com/watch/?ref=external&v=3253191814741364

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  23. The biggest story in 2016 was about an outsider who won the White House, but DNC's MSM ignored it.

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  24. It's all about performance and results to me. I was one who didn't like Trump's style, and thought he was going to hand the election to Hillary on a silver platter. I wanted someone more in the mold of Reagan. What I've come to realize is that Reagan would not have survived what Trump has overcome with his style.

    Four more years! I bought a Trump 2020 mask to wear in places that are requiring them. Just walking through the drugstore and grocery store yesterday I got several encouraging comments, and could even see smiles lifing the corners of those goddam masks.

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    1. "It's all about performance and results to me."

      200k dead. 11% unemployment. Recession. Laughing stock of the world. Americans barred from entering other countries. Bounties on the heads of US soldiers. Destroying the USPS. Eliminating the Social Security Fund.

      What kind of sadist sees 'results' like those and approves?

      "I bought a Trump 2020 mask to wear . . . and could even see smiles lifing the corners of those goddam masks."

      Maybe they're laughing at the irony of someone wearing a mask in support of someone who tells his supporters not to wear masks?

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    2. You try to stop the air we breath with a mask? The virus will run its course, take the weak and infirmed and move on. Me wearing a mask in store does nothing to protect me or anyone else, but we feel better after I rip it off 1 second after paying for my cofee????????????

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  25. Besides style and substance there's this. For thirty years before Trump, Jeffrey Epstein was invited to the White House. Trump invited him to Rikers. Lots of pedos are ferociously angry with Trump for this and many of them are very rich.

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  26. Initially, when he descended the escalator, I was ready to write him off as a vanity candidate, and besides, I was a registered Democrat. However, once I listened to his message, I got hooked and have remained supportive ever since. We do have a few things in common. We are almost the same age and I grew up only five miles from him, so I know where he is coming from. I am self-employed and like Trump, was raised with the same work ethic, something the media never talks about in describing him. New York businessmen are results oriented, which means that whatever gets things done is acceptable. New Yorkers are also blunt spoken, as Trump became, having to deal with other property owners, financiers, lawyers, building trades unions and, yes, politicians. In addition, he has had to deal with the media throughout his adult life, whether over his dealings or his personal life. What sealed my vote for him was that, as a first-time candidate, he had to keep his promises or he would be toast. That he has largely done so despite the hostility of the opposition and the sluggishness of Congress has won my vote for reelection.
    NB

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  27. I was seriously distrusting of Trump in the primaries. He'd had a lot of liberal baggage in his life and Hillary at his wedding. What to believe?
    I vote for Cruz, because I live in California and my vote didn't count. Although I had decided days before that if there was even a chance my vote might count, I'd vote Trump over the Hildebeast.
    After the election, I was firmly convinced that Trump was what the country needed and still needs. I am 100% in the Trump camp. He proudly gets my vote in 2020.

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  28. Don, how do you find the time to read through all the stuff you must to provide us with your blog? Evelyn Wood?

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  29. Followers (462) Blogwalking here from Malaysia. Regards! :)

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  30. Can somebody tell me who 'Johnson' is who is mentioned in several comments as someone they voted for in 2016. ???

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    1. Gary Johnson who I believe was the Libertarian Party candidate.

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    2. Yeah, Mr. Where-and-what-is-Aleppo.

      I had some thoughts about a protest vote for him until he failed that what I considered basic read-the-news test. He would have allowed the Vindmans of the Interagency to continue to run things for their own benefit.

      TarsTarkas

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  31. This is why the Democrats are going all-out for mail-in voting. Not to win the election (I don't think the margin of error is great enough for even that), but to force the vote count past inauguration so they can removed OMB by military coup and institute President-declared Brain Dead so he can be removed for the Synthetic Woman.

    TarsTarkas

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