Winners and losers, Election 2020

Biting into that shame sandwich

‘What the hell happened?’

Why the long face, as someone asked John Kerry after his defeat in 2004. Our liberal-progressive-socialist acquaintances are feeling blue today despite the apparent Biden/Harris victory because their poll-predicted great blue wave turned out to be a small brown puddle. The result: their President — a modern-day Millard Fillmore — will be neutered.

At CCN, Van Jones laments, “The fact that it is this close, hurts.”  Poor Jamelle Bouie of the NY Times “waited in vain for a repudiation [of Trump, of course] that never came.” Here in Madison, liberal blogger Greg Humphrey blames America for failing some “moral test” in Tuesday’s election 11-03-20. Blaming the voters is a loser’s lament. But there are lots of losers in America today 11-05-20.

Somehow, this Buick managed to remain un-keyed in Madison WI

The roll call of losers, please:

The Trump Resistance news media (looking at you, CNN, MSNBC, New York Times, WaPost, et al.)  “The media convinced themselves that their foamy-mouthed anger  with Donald J. Trump was shared by the American people as a whole. … Even assuming the narrow Joe Biden victory that now appears likely, the media should prepare themselves a shame sandwich for lunch and devour every bite.” — Kyle Smith in National Review.

Didn’t stop MSNBC race-monger Joy Reid from calling Justice Clarence Thomas “Uncle Thomas” last night. More from Jonathan Turley.

⇒ One does wonder how Trump might have performed with a mainstream news media that was half-way honest and not in the tank for Democrats.

Opinion polls — as with the 2016 election, both national and state surveys left the impression that Election Night would bring clear Democratic gains, not a cliff-hanger. Pollsters had Trump losing Iowa, Ohio, and Florida — which he won convincingly. More here.

Identity politics — “took it on the chin even in California, where voters defeated an attempt to revoke Proposition 209, the 1996 ballot measure that bans the use of race, national origin or sex by state universities and other agencies. The left has spent almost a quarter-century trying to reverse that decision, but its latest attempt lost handily.”— Mike Gonzalez of the Heritage Foundation; also Heather Mac Donald.

“Could we maybe just accept that identity politics isn’t an effective political strategy? And could Democrats just stop with it, like now?” — Ann of Althouse explicates.

Democrats’ supposed demographic lock on non-white voters. Republican hispanics flipped two House seats in greater Miami, including former UW-Madison chancellor Donna Shalala’s seat. Republicans made in-roads in South Texas as well. Trump won once razor-thin Florida by 3.6 points compared to 1.2 percentage points in 2016. Even Charles Blow of the NY Times admits, “A larger percentage of every racial minority voted for Trump this year than in 2016.”

The Democrat(ic) Party — “is in a dizzy state of morning-after soul-searching right now,” The Wall Street Journal reports. “House Democrats are asking themselves one question after Tuesday’s election stunner: ‘What the hell happened?'” Instead of picking up 15 seats, Democrats look to be losing from 7 to 12.

Campaign finance reform (aka McCain-Feingold) — Democrats outspent Republicans in 14 of 15 marquee Senate races but won only two of them (some remain uncalled but — except for Michigan — likely Republican), including $108 million against Lindsay Graham to his $70 million

National groups raised at least $88 million to take over state legislatures, support that cause, compared with more than $60 million for Republicans. Too bad. Republicans will control both legislative chambers in 24 of the 36 states in which legislatures draw district lines. Lesson: money does not buy electoral happiness. 

Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer — Schumer will continue to dance to Mitch McConnell’s fiddle and — if Democrats are smart (we know, a big “if”), Pelosi will be retired as Speaker of the House.

The progressive/socialist agenda — Say goodbye to packing the Supreme Court, the Green New Deal, Puerto Rican statehood, free college, higher taxes, and a ban on fracking.

Uncle Joe Biden — Destined for a one-term (maybe) caretaker Presidency. Meanwhile, Sen. Ron Johnson disassembles Hunter’s laptop for the world to see.

Donald Trump — If the President was just a little bit warmer — same policies but more Tommy Thompson and Ronald Reagan sunny — we wouldn’t be talking recount today.  

Today’s Bottom Line goes to commentator Erick Erickson — “Voters rejected the Republican’s messenger.  Voters rejected the Democrats’ message.” 

What do YOU think?

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73 Responses to Winners and losers, Election 2020

  1. Cornelius Gotchberg says:

    “Elections officials in Michigan and Wisconsin REFUSED TO EXPLAIN Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden’s sudden and dramatic vote tally increase that occurred in both states Wednesday morning.”

    What exactly is Sudden and Dramatic?

    Michigan: Biden somehow gets 138,339 votes and Trump gets ZERO, in an overnight vote-dump.

    WESconsin: Miraculously (/sarc) overcoming a 4.1-point Trump lead with several vote dumps in which BIDEN GETS 100 % OF THE VOTES and Trump gets ZERO.

    Hmm!!!

    The Gotch

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    • richard lesiak says:

      that’s a lie.

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    • Amos Roe says:

      Source for that Gotch?

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      • richard lesiak says:

        The source was his butt.

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      • Cornelius Gotchberg says:

        The six (6) figure vote dump was due to an erroneous data error FROM_THE_STATE_OF_MICHIGAN. The guy that posted it took it down after it was discovered.

        (bolds mine throughout)
        “A Buzzfeed later reported that a spokesperson at Decision Desk HQ that the sudden votes for Biden were the result of a “data error” from a ‘file created by the state that we ingested.’ Michigan noticed—or had to acknowledge the error it updated its count. The vote dump was the result of an an extra zero that had been tacked onto Biden’s vote total in Shiawassee County, Michigan.

        The error was discovered because people noticed and demanded an explanation and an investigation.”

        WESconsin anomaly still pending.

        WI-n-MI States refusing to acknowledge the discrepancies?

        Michigan, Wisconsin Elections Officials Refuse To Explain SUDDEN BIDEN VOTE INFLUX

        The Gotch

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        • Amos Roe says:

          Thanks for the link, Gotch. I read it and down at the bottom it says this WI tally was just a “clerical error.” Or at least according to The Annenberg Public Policy Center. So then click on that link and you get factcheck.org Now, read the factcheck explanation about this “clerical error.” But does that mean that if the numbers were not so in-your-face, that “clerical error” wouldn’t have gone through as an actual vote tally?
          Richard, what do you think after reading that explanation? I’m not clear on this, and am interested in your, Gotch or any one else’s interpretation of that explanation. Thanks

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        • richard lesiak says:

          Amos. Read through this stuff. Problem…there is NO statewide system for reporting unofficial results. There is NOTY a central official website where results are reported. “The most reliable and accessible source of state and district totals is the AP. They gather info from from 72 counties and provide unofficial results to their members.” This chain of info gathering looks ripe for errors in reporting. They said it was an error which could well be from the AP. Bottom line; error found and fixed. Carry on.

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        • Amos Roe says:

          Richard, so your interpretation is that this “clerical error” just impacts the REPORTING of the vote totals but not the ACTUAL FINAL totals, which would subsequently be revealed?
          And if so, when would those ACTUAL FINAL totals be reported? Only after a vote recount is demanded and accepted? Still not clear here on the process at all.

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        • Amos Roe says:

          BTW, I think Fred makes a very good point in his comment below. Seems hard to refute his logic when it comes to the question of fraud.

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  2. jimydandy says:

    Ask a Brother. “What will Joe really do for you”? Why did you vote for him if he he won’t do a dam thing?

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  3. Fred D says:

    It gets worse… Remember the court case Republicans won earlier this year to have over 200k invalid voters removed from the voter rolls? The case that was overturned by the State Supreme Court. So, take the 3.6 million registered voters, subtract 200k invalid = 3.4 million valid registered. 3.25 million votes cast, which equals 95.5% turnout.

    How is it that the most candidate with the most unenthusiastic support in decades managed to get over 200K more votes than Clinton????

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  4. Marge Bils says:

    Thanks David for being a voice of reason. Even if Biden wins the Presidency, the Senate & SCOTUS is still in the hands of conservatives. Maybe that’s the most important takeaway from this stressful election.
    I thought it funny that AOC was scolding Latinos for voting for Trump; voting in the United States means you get to vote your choice, lady. Obviously she doesn’t speak for every person in her ethnic group.
    I will always respect the office of the President even if I don’t like who is in the office. I plan on being a better person than those harpies on the left.

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  5. John Kerry has a doctor visit. The doctor asks, “Why the long face?”
    “Oh, I just lost my election to George Bush,” Kerry responds.
    “No, seriously, why the long face?” the doc asks.

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  6. Amos Roe says:

    “If the President was just a little bit warmer — same policies but more……..Ronald Reagan sunny — we wouldn’t be talking recount today.”

    David, you mean “sunny” as in bringing the world to the brink of WWIII? The man whose administration supported death squads and regimes which tortured and killed hundreds of thousands of peasants, workers, teachers, civil rights advocates, church leaders and women and
    children of all stripes? The president whose secretary of state made jokes about American nuns being gunned down by these killers? The man whose administration mounted a frontal assault on the environment at every opportunity? The man who sunk this country into a mountain of debt through deficit spending to finance an insane level of arms build-up? The man whose administration routinely violated international law and engaged in criminal and completely un-Constitutional enterprises like Iran-Contra? The man whose crimes were routinely covered up by a compliant mass media?

    Thanks, but I’ll take the personal warts of Trump over that any day.

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  7. Gary Kriewald says:

    Can we do without the slurs to Millard Filmore?

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  8. Kooter says:

    I predicted this summer that we are seeing the death of Progressivism and I think that prediction is mostly correct with this election result. Granted, Trump probably wont win, but 3 supreme court justices, reversal of some bad policies and shining the light of day into morally corrupt media and Democratic Party, I’d say “job well done, Sir!”. Whats the (new) famous saying: “cry more, Lib!”

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  9. richard lesiak says:

    COUNT EVERY VOTE and keep armed DOJ agents out of ballot counting offices.

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    • Kooter says:

      The irony of course is that progressives are the ones messing with voting and vote counting not conservatives.

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      • Cornelius Gotchberg says:

        “The irony of course is that progressives are the ones messing with voting and vote counting”

        All that and they STILL have time for Burning Looting Mayhem & rancid donut manufacture…

        Despicable Lefties!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

        The Gotch

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        • Kooter says:

          Yes I’ve come to believe that progressives are not very smart. They are repeating all the things they’ve done in the last 6 months to torpedo their chances in this election: “count every vote” and other ridiculous behaviors. The death of Progressivism, indeed!

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      • richard lesiak says:

        Really? Arizona and Georgia are run by republicans. It was the gop who ripped the heart out of The Voters Rights Act, started screwing with the voting system. Texas…Harris county has 4.5 MILLION people. One drop box. I could go on, but it would be a waste of my time interacting with you.

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        • Amos Roe says:

          “I could go on, but it would be a waste of my time interacting with you.”

          Richard, Richard. I’m trying so hard to civilize you but you’re not making this easy.

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        • Cornelius Gotchberg says:

          “I’m trying so hard to civilize you but you’re not making this easy.”

          In all fairness AR, The Gotch DID alert you to the extreme folly of chasing the foulest of balls.

          The Gotch

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        • Amos Roe says:

          Gotch, I still think that we are all works in progress, including myself for sure. It’s just how much patience you have, and that’s always been one of my own areas to work on the most. So just consider this a self-improvement effort, if nothing else.
          I do think that Richard seems like a decent guy, so it makes it doable to keep trying, since it doesn’t take much time. There are so many people suffering from TDS and most of them aren’t evil by a long shot. And besides, if Richard ever left, it would leave a hole in your own heart. Sometimes you guys seriously sound like brothers with all your bickering. I really think you should have accepted his invitation to the Dells. 🙂

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        • Cornelius Gotchberg says:

          “And besides, if Richard ever left, it would leave a hole in your own heart.”

          IT_WOULD_NOT!

          There Are In Nature Neither Rewards Nor Punishments — There Are Consequences. R. G. Ingersoll

          The Gotch

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        • richard lesiak says:

          you are trying to “civilize” me? explain please. And crotch; please come to the dells anytime. Better yet; give me your name and address and I’ll come down to your place.

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        • Amos Roe says:

          Richard – by “civilize” I meant encouraging you to go on with presenting your factual argument rather than just falling back on the usual personal insults. How do you know it would be a “waste of (your) time” to do this? This is an open thread and others are reading as well as the person you are responding to. You present factual and reasonable statements to support what you are saying and people start respecting what you have to say. You just resort to hurling opinions backed up by insults and they don’t.

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        • Amos Roe says:

          “IT_WOULD_NOT!”

          Oh common Gotch, that’s what all brothers say. I say you invite Richard over, just ask him to bring that wheel of cheese (you can have your dog test it first) and leave his bombs at home.

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        • richard lesiak says:

          Amos. understand. thanks.

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        • Amos Roe says:

          🙂

          BTW, I think your comment about using pseudonyms is a very important one. While I’ve decided to use my real name here, which I’ve never done before online, I certainly wouldn’t ever begrudge those who don’t for all kinds of reasons. I remember Robert Fisk, one of the most courageous journalists in the world, once pushing the idea that anonymity should be banned when it comes to comments. He was constantly receiving death threats for his reporting and I’m assuming that was where his position was coming from. But, as other posters pointed out to him, not everyone has a major news organization to help keep them alive. For those other people, posting with your real name could easily get yourself killed in within days. I think he may have modified his position on this after receiving such feedback from other readers, but for someone with his intelligence to not understand this was pretty amazing to me and why I’ve never forgotten that.

          Of course, it usually is not any life or death issue; it just allows people to speak their true thoughts in a safe environment, given this world of doxing and more. I think this more often than not encourages much more honestly and a deeper level of conversation for everyone. I used to listen to WPR talk programs (and sometimes WORT) for hrs a day, and when WPR switched over from “caller you’re on the air” to asking for a first name, I noticed a real change in the nature of calls. So yes, “anonymity” can often offer a much better exchange of thoughts and feelings. I think it’s just a personal decision which, so long it doesn’t encourage the worst in people to come to the surface, is often times even better for the purpose of good dialogue. Personally, I don’t think that Batman is abusing his anonymity. Ditto, obviously, for Liberty and a host of others. Just so long as there isn’t an attempt to post under different names – which is the essence of a true troll IMO – I see no problem with it. Quite the contrary.
          Of course, I would never underrate your own decision to post with your own name. That’s exactly why I have more respect for you than people like Voice in the Wind, JM and a few others I can’t remember off-hand.

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        • Amos Roe says:

          What a coincidence. I mentioned Robert Fisk in a post tonight and just thought I’d check up on what he’s up to, given that I no longer follow international news the way I used to.

          Found that he just died less than a week ago at age 73 from a suspected stroke.
          International journalism has just lost one of the greatest and most fearless reporters of our times. RIP. https://www.independent.co.uk/news/obituaries/robert-fisk-obituary-died-journalist-middle-east-b1538618.html

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    • georgessson says:

      Richard-May-I-Call-Ya-Dick. “COUNT EVERY VOTE”… That’s ‘Xacly whats happenin’ now for obvious reasons. TDS has been a longtime problem for ya, as well as “Deck Envy” (Did I spell Deck right?). Thanks for the drek, Dick….

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      • Cornelius Gotchberg says:

        ” ‘Deck Envy’ ”

        Gut Laugh Leader Board entry, you rascal!

        One more thing.

        BBBBWWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAAAAA

        The Gotch

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        • richard lesiak says:

          BBBBBWWWWAAAAAHHHHAAAAAAA; crotch and georgesgirl backed another loser. First; Walker got kicked. Now donny the dope is going down.HAPPY HAPPY

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      • richard lesiak says:

        COUNT EVERY VOTE is what I did say. Why is trump asking for the counting to stop. HUH georgesgirl?

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      • richard lesiak says:

        Then why is trump calling to stop the counting.

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        • georgessson says:

          WIKI: Deck Envy (German: Decksneid) is a stage theorized by Sigmund Freud regarding female psychosexual development, in which young girls experience anxiety upon realization that they do not have a deck….

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  10. Michael V says:

    I am a seasonal resident of the Madison area (Mt. Horeb) from May-September. I spend the other seven months in Maricopa, a small community of 50,000 just south of Phoenix. A friend introduced me to the BPW over the summer and I have been a subscriber ever since.

    The Progressives in Madison are taking an All-American city down the sewer. I grew up in Madison and spent forty-some years working and raising a family there. Madison used to be such a wholesome and peaceful city. It is difficult to watch the downward spiral of lawlessness, political correctness and pandering to those who complain the loudest about others, but who do little to help themselves.

    Thank you for keeping an eye on the store and speaking boldly and candidly about the state of affairs in the Four Lakes area.

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  11. Alberticus says:

    I said for four years “If Trump does not get THEM, They will get HIM”
    Trump let Sessions SIT for 2 years.
    He let Barr SIT for 2 years.
    He let Wray play TRAFFIC COP(Texas convoy) instead of CRIME INVESTIGATOR(Biden laptops)
    I really wonder just WTF is inside Trump’s head ….
    THEY will now be coming after HIM.

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    • Amos Roe says:

      “THEY will now be coming after HIM.” That’s assuming he doesn’t still win.

      Don’t you think that he always understood that they are part of the Swamp, and he wasn’t
      just employing a strategy to somehow survive a four year term surrounded by sharks on all sides? Then, once he won his 2nd term, he could take the bull by his horns in a more direct and forceful manner. Everything I’ve seen from Trump, pretty much without exception (I attribute his 1st debate performance to the fact that he was coming down with Covid,) indicates to me that he is a perceptive and extremely strategic thinker. It’s not just TV Reality shows when it comes to how he operates, for sure!

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      • Gg Mo says:

        “Trump is employing a strategy of survival ” ? Um, like 25 degree chess ? Um, Who is Wilbur Ross (way before the soap-opera appointment to the D of commerce, and ensuing theatrics) ? Who is Sheldon Adelson ? And what do the lemmings on the fake “right” and the fake “left” FANATICALLY agree upon…. Lord have mercy .

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        • Gg Mo says:

          Though I believe that Waldorf/Steiner/Rittlemeyer radically perverted Scripture , and thus the trajectory lands on todays Marxist/SJW ,maliable, co-opted , and ego serving Passion Cult I believe it is today; many valuable excerpts (discussed w/ MY Children as we studied) can, and do land one , if one wills, in some importat truth. Lecture 10 has some valuable reflections that you amy have not read, or FORGOTTEN : https://wn.rsarchive.org/GA/GA0254/19151025p01.html

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  12. Alfred E Neuman says:

    “Voters rejected the Republican’s messenger. Voters rejected the Democrats’ message.” Couldn’t agree more. Most progressives feel the two parties are actually different wings of the same party. Only difference is one party attracts those lowly humans who prefer to reference the Biden/Harris ticket as “Dementia Joe and the Hoe.” Obviously, some people can only have intimacy if they pay for it.

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    • Cornelius Gotchberg says:

      “Most progressives feel the two parties are actually different wings of the same party.”

      Most Proglibocrats felt EUGENICS was the Brave New World.

      One caveat; Elitist/Classist/Racist White Lefty’s Brave New World was a kinda of a Private Club.

      Judge Elihu Smails: Danny, some people just DON’T BELONG.

      Take a wild guess who just DIDN’T BELONG to Elitist/Classist/Racist White Lefty’s Brave New World…?

      The Gotch

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    • richard lesiak says:

      Right. That’s why this voter fraud claim is a bunch of BS. How and why would the Dems cheat to elect Biden, but let the RNC gain in the house and maintain control of the senate.

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    • Batman says:

      “Most progressives feel the two parties are actually different wings of the same party.”

      Probably true for the tiny percentage of evolved progressives alfie but unfortunately the vast majority think bigger more powerful, more intrusive, more controlling government is the superior alternative (it isn’t) along with diluting or eliminating 1st/2nd Amendment rights.
      Gosh, what could go wrong?

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    • richard lesiak says:

      “Voters rejected the republican’s messenger”. Not just the voters; faux news called AZ for Biden before anyone else and MSN has yet to call the race out of caution. Has Hannity thrown in the towel?

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  13. madcityforsure says:

    What happened to my ballot when instead of going into the machine they put it in the box directly below the machine? Same thing an hour before when a relative voted. So, what happened to my vote? Did it count to who I voted for?

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    • Amos Roe says:

      Madcity – could you please explain this in more detail? Where did you and your relative vote? Not clear on what you’re saying.

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  14. Alfred E Neuman says:

    Why is it fascists and their supporters are so afraid of legal ballots?

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    • Gg Mo says:

      Good question. Why are you Globo-Establishment supported, fascist’s afraid of LEGAL ballots ? And if you hate the Constitutional Confederate Republic , why do you stay ? Go, go to China . But no, you want to dismember this country…cuz’ muh Favorite movie/netflix told you it’s so EVIL here. You are a fool doing a fools errand for your masters ; who , when their done using the useful idiots to the purpose of destruction of our history, economy ,and personal freedoms for the Great (WEC) Reset (and various arms of said, UN 2030 etc) will thank you with a jab in the arm, and a low-level Cheka position to enforce that all the neighbors are lock-step, spouting the party lines. F***ng Pathetic.

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    • Batman says:

      You be asking the wrong group Alfie; would be more productive to begin with your Antifa comrades.

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  15. Batman says:

    Amos the Bigheart declares:

    “Richard, Richard. I’m trying so hard to civilize you but you’re not making this easy.”

    richie is 73 and has managed to defy some of the most patient and gifted of therapists, but it’s your time/energy Amos.

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  16. Gg Mo says:

    You know, one of many reasons Trump gets tens of millions of votes, and some new major support from the POC is because of a disgust with the neo-colonialist , “benevolent” ,patronizing , vomitous flattering (including the worst of the various sub-cultures) that they hope to encorage into OBEDIENCE or self-destruction. They’re look to RAZE the joint, and have so little respect for the plebe ADULTS. They think they can, simeltaneous;y pay-off (welfare/warfare with LONG GAME fiat slavery), LEAD , out of the CHAOS they seeded, and institgated (break eggs), the poor schmucks , with sickly-sweet faux-sycophancy , (as a “wise”, “understanding”, and “caring” parent subsitution, gathering psychic-obligation /trauma-cult worship), and rebuild, in Technocratic perfection, their CONTROL FREAK Utopia . Guess what they forget ? Some of us are not here on earth for a market-place , popularity contest, and are doing fine just responding with plain, verifiable truth.

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    • richard lesiak says:

      As the great Greta Thunberg advised trump; “Chill Baby Chill.” “simeltaneous;y”????

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      • Gg Mo says:

        So, Nothing responding to both fake sides against the narrow path of truth. It’s true that I keep expecting that people will snap-out of their willful (glad-handing, self/ego-serving, emotionally indulgent , weak-willed) ignorance. Trump will win, (Nevada) as I’ve said; a weak break-wall to the true goal , but a brief respite. You can be a man, or a lemming. Think about that.

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  17. lEO says:

    ONGRATULATIONS AMERMICA FOR ELECTING A GOOD AND DECENT MAN TO BE THE NEXT PRESIDENT! EVEN THE MAJOR OF PARIS NOTED tHE Passing oF the Trump era by
    tweetinG out”” welcome back America.” nOT TO BE OUTDONE ON TWITE4, OUR OWN PRESIDENT TWEETED OUT : “tHIS ELECTIOIN IS FAR FOM OVER. SEE YOU IN COURT ON
    mONDAY. great! NOW WE KNOW THE CIRCUS WILL CONTINUE FOR A TIME AS OUR CUR4ENT PRESIDNE6 CONTINUES HIS LAME LEGAL ATTEMPT TO AVOID A RETUN TO MANHATTAN. I AM LOOKING FORWARD TO January 21 WHEN THE US MILITARY WILL HAVETO ASSAULT THE WHIT HOUSE AND REMOVE THE CURRENT OCCUPANT, HOPEFLLY
    WHILE STILL SEATED IN HIS DESK CHAIR.

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    • Cornelius Gotchberg says:

      THIS, kiddies, is why there should be Big Gubmint mandated, factory-installed breathalyzers on Lefty’s keyboards!

      The difference between LUV and Post Comment?

      Post Comment is forever!

      The Gotch

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    • Amos Roe says:

      “I AM LOOKING FORWARD TO January 21 WHEN THE US MILITARY WILL HAVETO ASSAULT THE WHIT HOUSE AND REMOVE THE CURRENT OCCUPANT, HOPEFLLY
      WHILE STILL SEATED IN HIS DESK CHAIR.”

      And why not a few police officers instead? You post speaks much louder than you think.

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  18. john van owen says:

    This election was as close as Donald and Ivanka at a father-daughter dance. Thanks, Jimmy!

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  19. Ed Murphy says:

    I find it very interesting that per the Dane County clerk’s report of the election, Peter Theron (who ran for Congress Vs Mark Pocan) received 4,269 more votes than Trump. This is a definite sign of Trump fatigue, that dyed in the wool conservative voters who were compelled to vote for Theron could not pull the trigger to vote for Trump. With Trump only losing Wisconsin by about 20,000 votes, I’m guessing Trump lost our state because of losing too many Republican votes, not because of turnout by the Dems.

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  20. Ed Murphy says:

    The total GOP votes in Wisconsin’s 8 congressional races from the November 3 election were 1,660,284. Trump received only 1,610,284 votes in the presidential election, for a difference of 50,254. Thus, Trump lost about 3% of Republican votes to Biden.

    Biden won Wisconsin by only 20,540 votes. If all voters who voted for the Republican congressional candidates had also voted for Trump, he would have beaten Biden by almost 30,000 votes and won Wisconsin’s 10 electoral votes. My hypothesis is that Wisconsin Republicans were responsible for Biden winning in Wisconsin.

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    • David Blaska says:

      Good number crunching. I would reverse your formulation, though, to say that Donald Trump LOST those 50,254 votes. (Not mine but …) NEVER blame the voter, for the voter is sovereign in this democratic republic.

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      • Ed Murphy says:

        I’m not blaming Wisconsin Republicans for being Never Trumpers. I guess they mistakenly believe that having a liberal President is better than holding their noses and voting for a guy they can’t stand but brought the country all of the prosperity prior to the pandemic hitting us. I doubt that many Americans actually like Trump’s personality, but we do like the majority of his policies and the way that he fights for all of us. Unfortunately, too many voters treat the Presidential election as a popularity contest, and will rue the day when Biden’s progressive policies take effect.

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