We won’t have the late Hugo Chavez to kick around much longer.
LBJ said he knew he lost the Vietnam War when he lost Walter Cronkite.
⇒ Donald Trump lost Tucker Carlson on Fox and, thus, Trump Nation.
My conservative friends (for they are my friends) can dress in camo, migrate from Facebook to Parler, Fox to One America News, and stockpile freeze-dried mushrooms — but Farm & Fleet is out of ammo and so are hopes that our guy can overturn the reported 2020 presidential election results.
Tucker Carlson is the hottest hour on news/commentary television. Thursday night 11-19-20 he related that the attorney for President Trump (as well as for General Mike Flynn) claimed that rigged voting machines switched millions of votes from Trump to Biden. Carlson asked for evidence. That is what a real journalist does.
‘We asked the Trump campaign attorney for proof of her bombshell claims. She gave us nothing’
“When we kept pressing, [Sidney Powell] got angry and told us to stop contacting her,” Carlson reported. “When we checked with others around the Trump campaign, people in positions of authority, they told us Powell has never given them any evidence either, nor did she provide any today at the press conference.”
A conspiracy too crazy for prime time
Yes, yes, they’re still recounting votes here in Dane County. Does anyone believe greater Madison didn’t vote 75% for Biden and in record-high numbers? Will Wisconsin’s results be overturned on a legal technicality? Not even Judge Roy Bean would dare.
Remember Bush v. Gore 2000? Despite Comrade Nichols’ best efforts at spin, George W. never trailed in the Florida vote count. Always was in the lead. Even then, the difference was 524 votes, not 20,608 as in Wisconsin, 12,000 in Georgia, 155,000 in Michigan. The Wall Street Journal this morning (11-20-20) headlined: “Georgia certifies: Donald Trump lost. A recount changed little, as the evidence of ballot fraud fails to appear.” As for heretofore Republican Arizona, maybe Trump should not have trashed John McCain, a Republican his state elected to Congress in eight elections!
Admittedly, Jonah Goldberg is a Never-Trumper. You could start a cable TV outlet with all the good conservatives who never got on the train. (Still want to ride Mitt Romney out of the party, as if you could? We’re going to need his vote in the next Congress like we did for Amy Coney Barrett’s confirmation.) Anyhoo, Goldberg writes (in his e-mailed post, thus no links):
[The theories] Rudy Giuliani and Sidney Powell laid out [Thursday 11-19-20] made Adam Sandler’s speech [in the movie Billy Madison] seem like the Gettysburg Address and Demosthenes’ Third Philippic rolled into one.
I’m not going to spend a lot of time explaining why any theory that hinges on the cutting-edge computer know-how of Hugo Chavez’s Venezuela is going to have problems; (see our fact checks here). I’ll just note that even if you sat there watching that thing and said, “This sounds plausible,” it doesn’t change the fact they offered no proof of what they were alleging.
The sound of another shoe, dropping: Remember those Michigan state legislators Trump invited to the White House? They’re saying “No reason why state’s vote would change.” Don’t tell us Hugo Chavez got to THEM, too!
Blaska’s Bottom Line: Remember Dandy Don Meredith on the original Monday Night Football? When it was apparent the game been decided, he’d sing, “the party’s over.”