Who knew? PT Barnum was right.
Apparently it is possible to win the House of Representatives in America even in an extraordinarily prosperous time (though I’d argue most of us haven’t recovered from the debacle that started with the Dem legislative take over in 06, so it doesn’t FEEL prosperous yet.) by promising to raise people’s taxes and to throttle energy production.
Or… of course, we have a fraud and an MSM problem.
I’ve talked about fraud here before. In CO in 2012, when I both poll-watched and was in touch with poll watchers throughout the state on a party line, we were counting 1/3 people being told they had voted before. On the party line, I learned that in Denver it was 2/3. You can’t beat shit like that.
Yes, the people turned away were allowed to vote a provisional ballot, but you see… the thing is that that only gets counted if they come up short — ie. if the difference between the winner and loser is less than the number of provisionals — but the other ballot just gets counted. It’s already in. It’s already in the system. Do. The. Math.
Even so, 12 was tight, and they had to find boxes of votes up in Boulder county. Which is why the first thing the dems did when they captured Colorado legislature was to go all vote-by-mail. To save money. You know how fiscally conscious dems are, right?
I’m told something similar happened when Oregon went all voteby mail. We’ll never win another election here, unless this is reversed. Period. Dot.
And now the architect of this change, which most people who aren’t really involved think was some super duper way of campaigning, is our governor.
Pray for my beloved Colorado. I don’t want to HAVE to move. It’s in the cards, in ten years or so, mind, since likely the boys will settle out of state for various reasons and we love our friends here, but have only two sons and would like to be near them (with our luck that will mean I need to make a lot of money indie, and we need two pieds a terre one near each boy.) But then one boy or the other might stay here, and we WANT to stay here for ten years at least. In this house. I love my eagle’s next house, where the eagles fly at my office-window level. And we’re doing stuff to it, like put down wood floors, to make it my dream house. I don’t want to be forced out by Colorado going California fast and hard.
I have ideas on how to get around it, and an article for PJ about vote by mail and early voting (And btw, US born and raised people are all ADHD or short term memory loss. Every time I come out against those, everyone piles on that I want our military not to vote. Not a problem. They always had vote by mail. Or they tell me I don’t want them to vote because they’ll be busy/not in country on election day. Oh, please. There was always SOME early voting, but you had to show you needed it. One year I voted two weeks early, because we were going to be in Portugal on the week of the vote. I had to show my plane tickets, is all. And a friend who could not vote because she worked all day every day, and wouldn’t be let out, took a letter from her boss. What I oppose is vote early or by mail for “convenience”. Will you sell your franchise for convenience?)
And we have an MSM problem. A BIG MSM problem. Not a single democrat would have got the vote, if the MSM had, you know, reported on them and their actual agenda.
As in, if the MSM had shown them chanting “No America at all”, if Louis Farrakhan were shown shouting “Death to America,” (Since that’s all right with the MSM, let’s all shout “Death to Louis Farrakahn.” No? Why not? What’s the difference?)
If the MSM had reported on how well the economy is doing without trying to credit it to Commie Barrie. Etc.
Mind you, millenials might still vote commie, because they are profoundly misseducated, particularly on history.
As is, with those two advantages: the unchecked fraud and the MSM wholly on their side, they managed to get the house by a razor thin margin. Yeah, it’s not impressive. It’s certainly not a blue wave.
But it’s enough. Look, somehow, people think health care is the most important thing right now (it is, but not for the reasons they think. Obamacare forced a lot of good doctors into early retirement rather than deal with the crazy. I know. Friends and I lost doctors that way. (And a lot of the ones who stayed are wholly invested in the Obamacare “force you to lie to us” questions. Which, yeah, is what it is. If one drink a night with dinner is alcoholism, then I’m going to tell you I don’t drink that. (Note that this makes whole countries alcoholics. Also, now that I’m on a million and a half meds, I don’t drink much, really. But I lied to them for YEARS.) Let alone other things. Half of my mental answers to the stupid questions are “none of your business with bells on.” Which frankly means a lot of the ones left are social workers and busybodies at heart, and not the best doctors.) With Nancy Grey Goose Pelosy (seriously, her alcohol bill a taxpayers expense when she was speaker was gargantuan. Speaking of alcoholics, she seems to have one tied on AT ALL TIMES) in charge, the solution to this worry, as she already hinted, is Single Payer.
Now you’ll say we have the Senate and Trump. The Senate has squishes and healthcare is Trump’s least conservative stand. He simply fails to get that Single Payer is bad. So we’ll likely get that foisted on us. As I get older, and yes, my body being tricky, this worries the living crap out of me. I’d like to live another 30 years, as is customary for my family. I have books to write, damn it. This will not happen under single payer. Not unless I make a lot of money and go private as soon as it’s available. (Okay, so I see a lot of writing in my future.)
That I’d say is our biggest danger. That and our inability to clean out the inky stuff in the FBI, CIA and federal bureaucracy with the House in enemy hands. And of course, the ever-present possibility they’ll find ways to institutionalize fraud as they did with CO. But for that they usually need two chambers and a complicit executive.
Oh, and the possibility they’ll screw us financially. And that their constant drip drip drip of investigations on crazy sh*t — they are already demanding Trump’s tax returns — in conjunction with their MSM amplification will create such an image problem that they can elect whoever they want in 2020. If you thought Obama was bed, wait for the Kamala Harris administration. You’ll die laughing.
Of course Americans are slow to fight, which is why we got here, but if that goes on… there will be blood on the streets.
So, is all lost? No. Despite the fact that I woke up with a splitting headache and a sense of doom. (No, not hangover. I actually ended up not drinking, because… mostly because not indicated with meds.)
Here are our strengths:
The MSM is less believed every year. The full court press, the crazy sh*t they’ve been spinning should have seen them win 60 seats in the house and flip the senate. It would have, even ten years ago. But they were so openly corrupt during the Obama years that people lost faith. Most of the people still listening to them are my parents and inlaws ages, and I’ll be blunt, most of them won’t be around much longer. (And a lot of them are only voting because of democrat “helpers”in nursing homes.) And their audience is skewed more to those who are sitting and listening to their propaganda all day, which is not the healthiest segment, at that. Remember working out makes you conservative? (My parents seem to bear that out)
In another 2 years, their influence will be smaller. In four, even more so.
And we are finding new ways to reach people, in news and in entertainment. This blog took a step into more serious reporting with Bill’s posts. There will be more like that (though not necessarily from Bill.) We need more of that. Our penetration is small, but there are ripples, and ideas spread.
There isn’t a hell of a lot we can do about vote fraud — except report on it, ceaselessly — but we can do something about information. And about entertainment. In fact, my friends, that’s my particular trench in the culture wars, and I MUST — for various reasons some personal — amplify my efforts. Those of you who can, should too.
The other sign of hope, and not so much statistical but among the kids we knew while the kids were growing up, is that millenials started moving away from all the crap they learned in school, as the rest of us did, when facing the real world. The fact that there are JOBS under Trump has exploded all their preconceptions.
Yeah, they’re squishy and occasionally they still fall for “Orange man bad”or for “commie so cool.” If you have contact with them, educate them. Don’t bludgeon them. The young are prickly. TALK to them. Explode their preconceptions and the crazy economics and history they were taught in school. Do what you can.
And while at it, if you have kids, homeschool. No, I don’t mind homeschool fully, though of course if you can, do it. I never could. But I homeschooled AFTER school. Read their books. You’ll find most of them are based on Howard Zinn’s bullshit. So, buy other books. Teach them world history. Explain why the establishment lies to them.
Teens are naturally rebellious. For generations, the left has sold the idea they’re anti-establishment. Make sure people understand the left is the establishment. They have such easy-to-mock types, and a lot of them will be on display in the House of Representatives. Encourage the kids’ right and just rebellion against the sclerotic establishment.
This is not the end. It’s not even the beginning of the end. It might not be the end of the beginning.
We’re starting the long work of turning around a leftist narrative and governance that is now almost 100 years old. No one promised us a rose garden, and in a long war, the other side will win some battles.
Yes, I know, the other side is SO unhinged it’s scary when they get any power at all.
On the other hand, it will happen. We must harden, we must survive.
The next two years will be tricky. We need every single one of you to fight for the cause of liberty and continue the work of freeing us, mind and body, from Marxist shackles.
Go on. Go work. Be not afraid.