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Wednesday, November 9. 2022
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From JJ Sefton:
I think the polls were right all along. I think the Democrats should have been wiped out all over the place and that's because I think they lost a shit-ton of their usually reliable constituents because of the disaster of the past two years inflicted on the latter by the former. Now, they too who perhaps accused us of sour grapes two years ago have had their eyes opened. If you think the past two years were hell, you ain't seen nothing yet, my friends.
"If you think the past two years were hell, you ain't seen nothing yet, my friends."
How many lives have to be ruined by this administration for people to wake up. Do they not look at prices of food, gas, and energy? Let the government disfigure your children behind you back if they are mixed up about what sex they are? It goes on and on not to mention depleting you retirement income needed for your old age. The American people has certainly become diminished in their mental capacity haven't they. Maybe if they are forced into lock down and forced vaccines just one more time.........................no, too stupid to get it.
Don’t worry, only the little people will have their lives ruined.
In my small Texas county with just under 9k registered voters, with about 5k votes cast, 592 insane persons voted for "Beto" O'Rourke! Why, just why?
For the individual states who elected Democrats to run their state, like NY, I say good luck. They get what they vote for. But in the federal elections many of us do not get what we voted for we get radical leftists who will continue to make America a shit hole country.
I expect that the lame duck congress will go balls to the wall to get questionable and stupid bills passed before Jan 1. I expect things to get worse.
I guess we are supposed to believe that when 70+% of the people are dissatisfied with their leadership and think the country is headed in the wrong direction, it’s not unexpected to vote for the same type (and in many cases the same) people.
I saw one analysis that explained why a red wave only happened in Florida because of the government opposition to lockdowns, mandates, etc. The problem with that analysis is that the people in other states who supported those things were not voted out.
I think it’s more likely that voter integrity laws were implemented in Florida.
Have you ever wondered why people in cities like Baltimore and Detroit continue to vote for the same brand of politicians decade after decade while their cities go down the tubes? Are voters too stupid to make the connection? I even think that poorly educated people can see what is not working.
There is a common occurrence among the black population in Democrat cities. The NGOs send out activists who have the names and addresses of black people who signed up for vote by mail and they offer them either money or something of value to "take care of their ballot for them". Then these ballots are brought back to the NGOs and filled out and dropped off. This is facilitated by the massive increase in mail in voters and the increase in drop off places. That is why both of these things are pushed by Democrats who describe resistance to it as "voter suppression".
I think a lot of bitter White suburban woman - an oxymoron, I realize - were still up-in-arms over the overturning of Roe/Wade.
The Roe vs Wade issue is like so many issues on the left that went from "all we want is ..." to "we want everything". I am willing to compromise on abortion by allowing it in the first 15 weeks. That is the position of a large majority in 1973 when the Supremes magically found abortion rights in the constitution. But now they literally want to kill viable children seconds before birth and in some case after the birth. That is where the pro abortion voters are today; unlimited and unchecked abortion for any reason.
The reversal of Roe vs Wade was logical and constitutional and ironically 100% democratic. The choice is now up to each state without federal controls or mandates. While I am still opposed to abortion especially late term abortion it will now be decided by the vote of the people as it should be. It is a win/win that for some reason the Democrats have convinced voters that it was a lose/lose.
What if they have an election and no one shows up?
Is WWIII on the ballot?
CBDC social credit score control grid matrix or bugs and pods of the Great Reset Leap Forward?
Rhetorical is fun and Joe Slovo Biden will continue to burn it all down better until nothing remains but the ten percent for the crime family and CPUSA syndicate in this sporting goods store bust out gone nationwide.
Trump trying to play kingmaker seems to have been a failure (he'll back anyone who strokes his ego enough); how could it even be close in this economic environment.
Ultimately it seems that tribalism is calcifying the electorate, and any remaining purple-ish areas are going to be the decision-makers.
As always, If you want to vote for John Fetterman types, that's fine, it hurts us all, but I hope you and yours are the most damaged by their ideological priorities. Self-inflicted wounds.
We're Done–American Voters Are Idiots
So much for the Red Wave, freedom, and hopes that the United States of America would continue to exist past next Arbor Day.
We’re done here, kids. You know actual human beings who voted for Gretchen Whitmer in Michigan, John Fetterman in Pennsylvania, and Kathy Hochul in New York.
These are not people who are conducive to the continued existence of this once-glorious Republic.
What happened last night should have been an emphatic correction to the hell this country has been subjected to since Joe Biden was artificially installed in the White House.
. . . I worked on my first political campaign 38 years ago and I’ve never seen anything as baffling as what I witnessed last night.
Well put. My sentiments exactly. And you are a lot nicer to them than I'd be
I told you so. And I don't want to hear "I guess people really care about abortion" when poll after poll said that wasn't it. I don't want to hear about "People love tyranny" because people DON'T. Do try for once in your life to have a spine.
What did you think would come from letting state after state get swallowed up by fraud? It never occurred to you it would become national? Affect national elections? When you saw the cancer spread, you thought it was someone else's problem, far away?
If you find excuses for this now, if you buckle under, if you don't look at the sheer weirdness of the numbers, you're collaborating with the oppressors. You might as well shave your head now and save us time later.
Prior to the election we continually heard:
1) Suburban women were switching republican by 10-15 points.
2) 20% of black men were going to vote GOP.
3) 40% of the Hispanic vote would go GOP.
4) The polls are generally biased 2-4% to the Democratic side, which would have made republican leads even bigger.
5) Large majorities saying America is on the wrong track.
6) Historically the party holding the presidency loses a substantial number of seats in the midterm.
And this is what we got?
The election results are exceedingly hard to understand unless one factors in widespread fraud.
In the absence of any electoral transparency, what other conclusion can one draw?
feeblemind: In the absence of any electoral transparency, what other conclusion can one draw?
Just because you close your eyes doesn't mean the glass is no longer transparent. Every state has safeguards, audits, and judicial oversight. (That doesn't mean there aren't any problems, such as the persistent difficulty of casting ballots in poor and minority areas.)
In Georgia about 25,000 FEWER votes were cast in the Senate race than in the Governor’s race. Additionally, the Libertarian candidate for Senate got about 60,000 MORE votes than the Libertarian candidate for Governor. That tells me about 85,000 people decided neither a slumlord nor a Trump-endorsed former mental patient are acceptable.
What was the election turnout yesterday, % of registered voters?
San Francisco is at 32% and counting. This is in line with prior mid term elections according to the SF Elections site
Florida cleaned up its elections process.
Republicans won across the board.
That's the only lesson learned on Tuesday.
I can remember when the phrase "we got screwed by young women" meant good things.
Not so much today.