Since I have been highly critical of the manner in which those on the Right are trying to get those in GA to vote for the Republican senators, I feel it is only fair that I set out how I would go about it rather than simply sniping from the sidelines. So here we go.
Given the last few years, to say nothing of the last few decades, it is reasonable for those who lean more towards the conservative side of being a Republican to feel that promises are always made by the GOP but nearly never kept. This does not engender trust by the base.
Likewise, every election is the most important ever and if you do not vote Republican you are assisting in electing Democrats and it will be the end of life as we know it! At a certain point, weariness over such claims is natural. That is one of the lessons of Peter and the Wolf.
The other lesson of Peter and the Wolf, the one that is usually brushed away, is that the wolf always comes. Peter was sent to watch for the wolf for a reason. And right now, given the Democrats' public statements as to their goals, it is fair to say the wolf is at the door.
As of now, the Democrats control the House, where money is appropriated, and likely will hold the Presidency, which controls the administrative branch (to the extent it can be controlled and that is a different rant) and the judiciary. The Senate is the only firewall left.
As the past few years (and decades) have demonstrated, once legislation is passed or an executive order is issued, it is nearly impossible to repeal it, so long as it was passed or issued by a Democrat. It is the harsh truth that the best the Republicans can do is hold the line.
Hopefully, the Republicans will be able to take back Congress in 2022 and the Presidency in 2024. The goal at this time is to limit the amount of damage that the Democrats can do between now and then. Would it were not so, but it is. That is reality.
Since that is the case, it is imperative that the Republicans hold the Senate if only to slow the flood that is coming. Unlike the Republicans, the Democrats are able to whip their caucus and given unitary control, the Democrats will pass matters that will be impossible to repeal
It is true that votes are earned and not owed. Those who say that the Republicans have not earned their votes have legitimate concerns. Unfortunately, those concerns must be secondary, at this moment, to making sure there is some kind of brake on the Democrats' plans.
This is pure strategic voting and those who say that I am Peter and there is no wolf because we've heard this for decades have a fair point. However, I believe that this time the wolf is here and it is time to take care of the wolf. And then? Then it is time for Peter to learn.
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1 Dec
I do not care who you are, if you state that the way I can help the Republicans win in GA is to give money, I am ignoring anything you say about that race forever. No. Get your hand out of my pocket. Next up after election fraud? Let's look deeply into campaign spending.
I am by no means wah wah wah campaign financing needs to have stricter rules wah wah wah. No. Nope. But I do think the incestuous world of consultants and advisers and PR firms and ad agencies and ad buyers needs scrutinized deeply by those who donate.
There have been many pixels slain regarding the various and sundry PACs that spring up to take advantage of the crisis du jour. That is good. But how about looking deeply into the NRSC? How about the RNC itself? Let us yarn wall those connections, shall we?
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Yeah, this bit below is why I do not take seriously the claims by the Republican political punditry class that they truly care about election fraud. The hand wave here is a middle finger. And, yes, I read the whole article.
Either election fraud matters or it does not. And the tone of the discussion about it matters deeply. That op ed was a primal screech about how horrible Trump is. That's fine. It is beyond fair to note the court losses. I am utterly agnostic on all the Dominion stuff.
But what is contemptible, and I am stating this with the exact same degree of contempt that article has for Trump and that tuned to the finest degree, is to throw in there the in passing oh sure there were issues yeah we should look at those. Oh please. Give it up.
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So. About these flash drives that apparently are used all over the country for votes and I'm just going to set all of that aside. I have the following questions:
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3. How are the drives marked to identify the precinct for which the drive was used?
4. What human being is given custody of the drive initially?
5. What human being is given custody at the precinct?
6. Is only one person allowed to use the drive? If not, how many users are there
7. Is an audit trail kept of every single human being who had touched the drive?
8. How is the data transferred accomplished?
9. What training are the people using the drive given on the data transfer process?
10. What program is used for the data transfer?
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There's been a lot of discussion about why MLB tv ratings were down this year with most of the discussion focused on get woke, go broke. While that is certainly a part of it, I think that the herd of elephants trumpeting loudly and trampling about is being very pointedly ignored.
The Astros cheated and the only consequence to the players involved was that they won a World Series. That's it. Yes, yes, there were some punishments here and there but for the players themselves? Not a single damn thing. The lesson there? Cheating is worth it, big time.
The Astros kept that World Series even though it is indisputable that they cheated throughout the season. Why? *handwring handwring* Well, there's no proof it caused them to win the Series and we can't just go back and take it away and the integrity of the game!
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I see the new hotness on the "Right" is that meh voter fraud happens every election whatchugonnado? I don't know, maybe, just spit balling here, at any time over the past 60 years any of y'all being so blase about this could have STOPPED IT YOU PATHETIC COWARDS!
You know what else you could have done, you spineless pieces of ambergris? You could have demanded that those engaging in it must be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. You could have thrown your support to clearing out voter roles. You could have aided True The Vote.
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I attended a very small high school. How small? There were under 100 people and the school was grades 7-12. There were 13 people in my graduating class. By the by, out of those 13, 12 went to college. Of the 12 that went to college, 9 of us have graduate degrees.
The most successful one of us? The guy who barely graduated and who went off to be a plumber and who started his own plumbing business and who was a millionaire by early 30's and employs like 75 people now but that's another story.
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