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I think I've had discussions w/enough Boomer-tier Trump supporters who believe the 2020 election was fraudulent to extract a general theory about their perspective. It is also the perspective of most of the people at the Capitol on 1/6, and probably even Trump himself. 1/x
Most believe some or all of the theories involving midnight ballots, voting machines, etc, but what you find when you talk to them is that, while they'll defend those positions w/info they got from Hannity or Breitbart or whatever, they're not particularly attached to them. 2/x
Here are the facts - actual, confirmed facts - that shape their perspective: 1) The FBI/etc spied on the 2016 Trump campaign using evidence manufactured by the Clinton campaign. We now know that all involved knew it was fake from Day 1 (see: Brennan's July 2016 memo, etc). 3/x
These are Tea Party people. The types who give their kids a pocket Constitution for their birthday and have Founding Fathers memes in their bios. The intel community spying on a presidential campaign using fake evidence (incl forged documents) is a big deal to them. 4/x
Everyone involved lied about their involvement as long as they could. We only learned the DNC paid for the manufactured evidence because of a court order. Comey denied on TV knowing the DNC paid for it, when we have emails from a year earlier proving that he knew. 5/x
This was true with everyone, from CIA Dir Brennan & Adam Schiff - who were on TV saying they'd seen clear evidence of collusion w/Russia, while admitting under oath behind closed doors that they hadn't - all the way down the line. In the end we learned that it was ALL fake. 6/x
At first, many Trump ppl were worried there must be some collusion, because every media & intel agency wouldn't make it up out of nothing. When it was clear that they had made it up, people expected a reckoning, and shed many illusions about their gov't when it didn't happen. 7/x
We know as fact: a) The Steele dossier was the sole evidence used to justify spying on the Trump campaign, b) The FBI knew the Steele dossier was a DNC op, c) Steele's source told the FBI the info was unserious, d) they did not inform the court of any of this and kept spying. 8/x
Trump supporters know the collusion case front and back. They went from worrying the collusion must be real, to suspecting it might be fake, to realizing it was a scam, then watched as every institution - agencies, the press, Congress, academia - gaslit them for another year. 9/x
Worse, collusion was used to scare people away from working in the administration. They knew their entire lives would be investigated. Many quit because they were being bankrupted by legal fees. The DoJ, press, & gov't destroyed lives and actively subverted an elected admin. 10/x
This is where people whose political identity was largely defined by a naive belief in what they learned in Civics class began to see the outline of a Regime that crossed all institutional boundaries. Because it had stepped out of the shadows to unite against an interloper. 11/x
GOP propaganda still has many of them thinking in terms of partisan binaries, but A LOT of Trump supporters see that the Regime is not partisan. They all know that the same institutions would have taken opposite sides if it was a Tulsi Gabbard vs Jeb Bush election. 12/x
It's hard to describe to people on the left (who are used to thinking of gov't as a conspiracy... Watergate, COINTELPRO, WMD, etc) how shocking & disillusioning this was for people who encourage their sons to enlist in the Army, and hate ppl who don't stand for the Anthem. 13/x
They could have managed the shock if it only involved the government. But the behavior of the corporate press is really what radicalized them. They hate journalists more than they hate any politician or gov't official, because they feel most betrayed by them. 14/x
The idea that the press is driven by ratings/sensationalism became untenable. If that were true, they'd be all over the Epstein story. The corporate press is the propaganda arm of the Regime they now see in outline. Nothing anyone says will ever make them unsee that, period. 15/x
This is profoundly disorienting. Many of them don't know for certain whether ballots were faked in November 2020, but they know for absolute certain that the press, the FBI, etc would lie to them if there was. They have every reason to believe that, and it's probably true. 16/x
They watched the press behave like animals for four years. Tens of millions of people will always see Kavanaugh as a gang rapist, based on nothing, because of CNN. And CNN seems proud of that. They led a lynch mob against a high school kid. They cheered on a summer of riots. 17/x
They always claimed the media had liberal bias, fine, whatever. They still thought the press would admit truth if they were cornered. Now they don't. It's a different thing to watch them invent stories whole cloth in order to destroy regular lives and spark mass violence. 18/x
Time Mag told us that during the 2020 riots, there were weekly conference calls involving, among others, leaders of the protests, the local officials who refused to stop them, and media people who framed them for political effect. In Ukraine we call that a color revolution. 19/x
Throughout the summer, Democrat governors took advantage of COVID to change voting procedures. It wasn't just the mail-ins (they lowered signature matching standards, etc). After the collusion scam, the fake impeachment, Trump ppl expected shenanigans by now. 20/x
Re: "fake impeachment", we now know that Trump's request for Ukraine to cooperate w/the DOJ regarding Biden's $ activities in Ukraine was in support of an active investigation being pursued by the FBI and Ukraine AG at the time, and so a completely legitimate request. 21/x
Then you get the Hunter laptop scandal. Big Tech ran a full-on censorship campaign against a major newspaper to protect a political candidate. Period. Everyone knows it, all of the Tech companies now admit it was a "mistake" - but, ya know, the election's over, so who cares? 22/x
Goes w/o saying, but: If the NY Times had Don Jr's laptop, full of pics of him smoking crack and engaging in group sex, lots of lurid family drama, emails describing direct corruption and backed up by the CEO of the company they were using, the NYT wouldn't have been banned. 23/x
Think back: Stories about Trump being pissed on by Russian prostitutes and blackmailed by Putin were promoted as fact, and the only evidence was a document paid for by his opposition and disavowed by its source. The NY Post was banned for reporting on true information. 24/x
The reaction of Trump ppl to all this was not, "no fair!" That's how they felt about Romney's "binders of women" in 2012. This is different. Now they see, correctly, that every institution is captured by ppl who will use any means to exclude them from the political process. 25/x
And yet they showed up in record numbers to vote. He got 13m more votes than in 2016, 10m more than Clinton got! As election night dragged on, they allowed themselves some hope. But when the four critical swing states (and only those states) went dark at midnight, they knew. 26/x
Over the ensuing weeks, they got shuffled around by grifters and media scam artists selling them conspiracy theories. They latched onto one, then another increasingly absurd theory as they tried to put a concrete name on something very real. 27/x
Media & Tech did everything to make things worse. Everything about the election was strange - the changes to procedure, unprecedented mail-in voting, the delays, etc - but rather than admit that and make everything transparent, they banned discussion of it (even in DMs!). 28/x
Everyone knows that, just as Don Jr's laptop would've been the story of the century, if everything about the election dispute was the same, except the parties were reversed, suspicions about the outcome would've been Taken Very Seriously. See 2016 for proof. 29/x
Even the courts' refusal of the case gets nowhere w/them, because of how the opposition embraced mass political violence. They'll say, w/good reason: What judge will stick his neck out for Trump knowing he'll be destroyed in the media as a violent mob burns down his house? 30/x
It's a fact, according to Time Magazine, that mass riots were planned in cities across the country if Trump won. Sure, they were "protests", but they were planned by the same people as during the summer, and everyone knows what it would have meant. Judges have families, too. 31/x
Forget the ballot conspiracies. It's a fact that governors used COVID to unconstitutionally alter election procedures (the Constitution states that only legislatures can do so) to help Biden to make up for a massive enthusiasm gap by gaming the mail-in ballot system. 32/x
They knew it was unconstitutional, it's right there in plain English. But they knew the cases wouldn't see court until after the election. And what judge will toss millions of ballots because a governor broke the rules? The threat of mass riots wasn't implied, it was direct. 33/x
a) The entrenched bureaucracy & security state subverted Trump from Day 1, b) The press is part of the operation, c) Election rules were changed, d) Big Tech censors opposition, e) Political violence is legitimized & encouraged, f) Trump is banned from social media. 34/x
They were led down some rabbit holes, but they are absolutely right that their gov't is monopolized by a Regime that believes they are beneath representation, and will observe no limits to keep them getting it. Trump fans should be happy he lost; it might've kept him alive. /end
As long as you’re here, check out my podcast. The most recent episode was on the Soviet takeover of Eastern Europe. There’s also a series on the early history of the Israeli-Arab conflict, and one on Jim Jones’ Peoples’ Temple movement.

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Sep 3
GOP primary rant. RDS & other supporters of Not Trump, this is for you.

In 2004-12, Bush, McCain, and Romney each got ~60 million votes. That’s what the GOP was stuck at until Trump came along. In 2020, Trump got 14 MILLION more votes than any other GOP candidate in history. I’ve yet to hear the “Trump can’t win” crowd explain how their guy is going to beat every GOP candidate in history by more than 14 million votes.

I get the impression that they know their guy can’t match that number, and their argument is that they don’t need to beat it because RDS or whoever won’t drive Democrat turnout the way Trump does. It essentially boils down to their guy being more palatable to the enemy, which is not going to be an effective argument in a polarized environment. What drove turnout for Biden was Democrats using COVID to scam the mail-in ballot system. That’s a much more plausible explanation for Biden getting 16 million more votes than Hillary, despite not campaigning, than that Trump drove Biden’s turnout. Imo this is obviously true, and people claiming otherwise are either disingenuous or seeing what they want to see.

Personally, I don’t think there’s a chance in hell Biden would’ve even reached Hillary’s total in a regular election where people had to get off their asses on Election Day. After the pussy tape and all the rest of Trump’s antics before the 2016 election, everyone who was going to hate him already hated him. He didn’t have a swarm of new haters in 2020 - he added 11 million votes to his 2016 total. The idea that Trump gained 11 million votes, but then on top of that another 16 million people who didn’t hate him in 2016 had just seen enough in the intervening years to come out of the woodwork… seems patently absurd. I think the regime knows, or at least us afraid, that they can’t get Biden more than Trump’s 74 million 2020 votes without cheating, and that’s why they’re prosecuting him.

For RDS & co supporters, a real question: Why do you think your guy can do more than 14 million votes better than every non-Trump Republican in history? Especially when so many of you don’t seem to care about alienating Trump’s base? Saying that MAGA people are idiotic cultist low-class trash, but by the way please vote for my guy after we axe Trump is, I regret to inform you, not a winning strategy.
Then what does it matter? If Biden gets 81 million votes again then it doesn’t matter who the GOP candidate is.
The argument that Trump’s behavior since 2020 has alienated moderates is cancelled out by the fact that Biden’s administration has been a very-public disaster, and he’s literally falling asleep in TV interviews.
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Aug 24
This, like Jen’s please clap moment, is something you couldn’t really imagine Trump doing. Trump is never self-evaluating when he speaks (sometimes to his detriment), never second-guesses himself. If he feels like smiling, he smiles, scowling, he scowls. It can be obnoxious, but…
Jeb’s name is so retarded that autocorrect keeps changing it to Jen no matter how many times I try.
Look at him. Just like his rambling stream of consciousness interviews, his emotions manifest on his face as soon as they form.
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Aug 24
Let’s live tweet the GOP primary debate. THREAD.

Ron DeSantis has a very tough job. After the 2020 election shenanigans and the unprecedented institutional abuse against Trump and his supporters, Trump voters see their guy as the incumbent, and they see RDS’s candidacy as a selfish outside disruptor trying to primary the incumbent before a tough election. Maybe that’s not fair, but that’s how it is.

He has to do several things to be successful, and even if he does them all perfectly it may not be enough. His policies aren’t much in question, and he’d be wasting his time on the mic touting them. GOP primary debate watchers know he’s good on policy. It would be nice to see him firm up an anti-intervention stance on Ukraine, but otherwise his time will be better spent elsewhere.

I was just in a Space where @JackPosobiec made an important point: there is only one candidate the regime hates and fears enough to throw out every norm and standard to defeat, and that’s Trump. I’ve seen RDS supporters ask a good question: If Trump couldn’t stop them from rigging the election in 2020, when he was President, how’s he going to do it now? A fair question, but a good (if somewhat evasive) answer is that, at this late hour, what’s the point of nominating anyone the regime won’t pull out all the stops to defeat?

RDS has to thread a difficult needle. He has to condemn the unprecedented abuse of the system against Trump (Christie might be his best foil here), but every time the subject comes up it hardens support for Trump with his base. If he tries to frame himself as Not Trump, he has no chance; he has to make the make case that he’ll be a better Trump than Trump himself. GOP voters aren’t looking for a President, they’re looking for a war general, and RDS has to convince those people that he’s going to burn Washington DC to the ground.
I don’t think his personality would allow for it, but Trump should say something like: “Look, I know a lot of you guys don’t like me. And to be honest, I get it. I know I can be obnoxious. I’m not a typical politician, and my style can be off-putting, and I get it. But this is bigger than me.” And go from there.
RDS is coming more aggressive than usual, feels a little unnatural, but it’s good overall.

Vivek wasted no time calling down the fury of Lord Shiva on his enemies. He’s the one bringing the entertainment, and Trump taught us that that should not be underestimated.
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Aug 6
Samuel Whittemore was an American soldier. Gather ‘round to hear tell of his exploits.

Sam was born in Charlestown, MA in 1696 to an ordinary family. He wasn’t blooded until, as a 48-yr-old private, he helped capture the French Fortress of Louisbourg during King George’s War. /1 Image
Sam returned from King George’s War at 52-yrs-old, and lived in peace for 12 years. Then, he signed up to serve in the French & Indian War, helping to capture the Fortress of Louisbourg yet again. He was 64-yrs-old. /2 Image
On April 19, 1775, British forces were returning from the Battles of Lexington and Concord. Militiamen sniped the redcoats all along the way, so they were fired up and read for payback as they approached Sam’s village. The 79-yr-old grabbed his musket, two dueling pistols, and……
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Apr 10
One of the greatest tricks the devil ever pulled was killing tens of millions of Russians while driving them at gunpoint into combat against their neighbors, then fading into the background and making it taboo to say his name as people blame the Russian people for it all.
Stalin was Georgian. Most of the early Soviets were run by Jews, and the secret police was mostly Jewish until the purges of the late ‘30s. Kruschev was born in Ukraine, and the USSR didn’t have a Russian-born General Secretary until Andropov in the 1980s.
Yet somehow the Russians, of whom more were killed than any other group, are the only perpetrators, while everyone else involved was their victim.
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Apr 4
I think: DeSantis cannot beat Trump in a primary, and there’s nothing that could happen in the next year that will change that. If he goes hard, he will lose and never recover, but it’s hard to back out now w/o looking like a beta.
One way to back out w/o looking scared or deferential is to refuse to run and be the beneficiary of the Biden administration’s Gestapo tactics, and the Tammany tactics used against Trump in the 2020 election.
True, but he’s let it look that way, and his surrogates have been out there as if he was. I’m buddies w/a lot of DeSantis supporters, and I’m not trying to piss in anyone’s Corn Flakes, but RDS is in a no-win situation right now imo
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