18 thoughts on “News/Politics 9-17-20

  1. The silent majority.

    https://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/general_politics/september_2020/trump_s_the_choice_for_voters_who_ve_experienced_violent_protests

    “Three-out-of-four voters who’ve had violent anti-police protests in their community rate those protests important to their vote in the presidential election. Among these voters, a sizable majority like the job President Trump is doing.

    The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 42% of Likely U.S. Voters have had anti-police protests in their community this summer. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

    Nearly half (48%) of these voters say the protests in their community have turned violent.

    Among all voters, 65% say the violent protests are important to their vote in the presidential election this fall, with 41% who say it’s Very Important.

    Among those who have had violent protests in their community, even more (76%) rate them important to their vote, including 54% who say they are Very Important. Sixty-three percent (63%) of these voters Strongly Approve of the job Trump is doing versus 35% who Strongly Disapprove.”

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  2. Uh…..

    What?

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  3. You couldn’t make this stuff up.

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  4. Let’s get to it.

    Exhibit A, the attacks on federal courthouses and federal agents.

    https://www.wsj.com/articles/barr-tells-prosecutors-to-consider-charging-violent-protesters-with-sedition-11600276683

    “Barr Tells Prosecutors to Consider Charging Violent Protesters With Sedition

    “To bring a sedition case, prosecutors would have to prove there was a conspiracy to attack government agents or officials that posed an imminent danger”

    “Attorney General William Barr told the nation’s federal prosecutors to be aggressive when charging violent demonstrators with crimes, including potentially prosecuting them for plotting to overthrow the U.S. government, people familiar with the conversation said.

    In a conference call with U.S. attorneys across the country last week, Mr. Barr warned that sometimes violent demonstrations across the U.S. could worsen as the November presidential election approaches. He encouraged the prosecutors to seek a number federal charges,…”

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  5. Own it Kamala.

    https://dailycaller.com/2020/09/16/kamala-harris-minnesota-bail-fund-accused-sexual-assault-child/

    “Bail Fund Promoted By Kamala Harris Helped Man Accused Of Sexually Penetrating A Child”

    “A bail fund promoted by Democratic vice presidential nominee Kamala Harris helped a man accused of sexually assaulting an eight-year-old girl get out of jail in July, court records show.

    The Minnesota Freedom Fund also helped post bail for a man accused of assaulting an elderly woman as he burglarized her home, court records obtained by the Daily Caller News Foundation reveal.

    The fund also helped bail out a man who allegedly robbed and stomped on a victim’s head in Minneapolis on the same day of George Floyd’s police-custody death, records show.

    Harris urged her followers to contribute to the MFF in a June 1 tweet, which linked to a fundraising page that contains her picture. Harris’s fundraising page continues to actively accept donations for the fund.”

    “The Minnesota Freedom Fund (MFF) also helped post bail in August for a man accused of assaulting a 71-year-old woman as he burglarized her home, court documents show. One week after his release the man was found to be in violation of his bail. The Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office told the DCNF on Wednesday there is still an active felony warrant out for that man’s arrest.”

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  6. This is the Democrats’ idea of a “rising star.”

    https://nypost.com/2020/08/04/michigan-democrat-jon-hoadley-blogged-about-drug-use/

    “A Michigan lawmaker and rising star in the Democratic Party who is running for Congress in one of the nation’s most contested seats discussed drug use and sex in a now-deleted blog where he also published derogatory comments about women and creepy remarks about children in underwear.

    State Rep. Jon Hoadley (D-Kalamazoo) is seeking the Democratic nomination in Michigan’s 6th Congressional District and was last week endorsed by the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee — the official campaign arm of the Democrats in the House of Representatives.

    An up-and-comer in the party, Hoadley has also been endorsed by vice presidential hopeful Sen. Kamala Harris, Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and firebrand “Squad” member Rep. Rashida Tlaib.

    But before he was elected to state politics in 2014, the ambitious Democrat ran a LiveJournal blog where he discussed learning about crystal meth, described his sexual partners as “victims” and published a conversation which included a reference to 4-year-old girls wearing thongs.

    The blog, named “Rambling Politics,” was deleted last week on the eve of Michigan’s Democratic Primary, but can still be found online.

    In a post from May 2005, the state representative discussed going to a gay bar to “learn about crystal meth” and in a post several weeks later described his sexual partners as “victims.”

    In a subsequent entry, Hoadley referred to women as “breeders” — a derogatory term used to refer to straight people or people who can have children — and called them “weird/bad dancers.”

    The South Dakota-born lawmaker, who was studying at Michigan State University at the time, also described working with Republicans on issues as a “pain.”

    In one of the earliest entries from 2004, Hoadley shared a conversation with a friend about being a flower girl at a friend’s wedding and included a reference to a “four year old wearing a thong.”

    Hoadley, an openly gay man who describes himself as a progressive Democrat, was first elected to the state House in 2014 and was reelected in 2016 and 2018.

    He serves as minority vice chair of the House Appropriations Committee and is also a member of the National LGBTQ Task Force, National Caucus of Environmental Legislators and the American State Legislators for Gun Violence Prevention.”

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  7. They continue to silence dissenting voices. They don’t dare upset their Chinese overlords….

    https://www.newsweek.com/twitter-suspends-dr-li-meng-yan-wuhan-lab-coronavirus-covid19-1532193

    “Twitter Suspends Account of Chinese Virologist Who Claimed Coronavirus Was Made in a Lab”

    “Twitter has suspended the account of a Chinese academic who suggested COVID-19 was made in a lab and intentionally released.

    The social media profile of Dr. Li-Meng Yan, with just under 60,000 followers, went dark this week as the scientist claimed to have scientific evidence the Chinese government was involved in manufacturing the highly-infectious novel coronavirus.

    A pre-print report pushed online this week by Dr. Yan and three colleagues contained a series of unsubstantiated claims about the origins of the global pandemic.

    Dr. Yan and her colleagues appear affiliated with the Rule of Law Society, a group founded by Steve Bannon, the former advisor to President Donald Trump.

    On Tucker Carlson Tonight Tuesday, where Dr. Yan was labeled as a “whistleblower,” she claimed that COVID-19 is a “man-made virus” and “not from nature,” echoing comments previously made by President Trump and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.

    Dr. Yan said the virus was manufactured by China. “I have evidence to show why they can do it, what they have done, how [they did it],” she told the Fox host.

    “The scientific world also keeps silent… works together with the Chinese Communist Party, they don’t want people to know his truth. That’s why I get suspended, I get suppressed, I am the target that Chinese Communist Party wants disappeared.””

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  8. An innocent mistake I’m sure…. 🙄

    Ballots that are “suddenly found” after the fact is how they will use mail in ballots to defraud and disenfranchise the American people.

    https://www.nbcphiladelphia.com/news/politics/decision-2020/uncounted-ballots-new-jersey-july-primary-bin/2533493/

    “Uncounted Ballots From NJ July Primary Found in Bin, Finally Tallied
    The ballots were found in a “mislabeled” bin”

    “Officials have counted more than 1,600 ballots from New Jersey’s July primary that were found last week in a “mislabeled” bin.

    The New Jersey Herald reports the 1,666 ballots from Sussex County were placed in a “secure area” at the county election office and were not discovered until Thursday.

    Board of Elections Administrator Marge McCabe said in a statement Monday that after notifying the state of the error, the remaining votes were counted Saturday.”

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  9. From michelle’s link:

    ~ As I mentioned earlier, I was in Alabama this week at a TAC event. I took advantage of being in the area with a car to visit friends I haven’t seen in a while — people who read my blog, and who know the kinds of things I’ve been focusing on. It continues to astonish me how many conservatives have been intimidated into total silence about racial conflict. I don’t say that as critics of them in the least. I’m hearing people who have been hit really hard by this fast-emerging situation, and who don’t know what to say at all. People who are now questioning longstanding friendships, even family relationships — all because others who had been close to them are accusing them of being racist, simply for not agreeing with their woke take.

    Again, it’s all anecdotal, so take it with a grain of salt, but I’m getting a growing sense of deep anger over all this — over the feeling among these people that they are being harassed and threatened into silence, even by people they know well, or thought they knew well. When you have people in your family, and people in authority, telling you that “silence is violence,” and trying to force you to say things you don’t believe in, what do you do? On the long drive back home to Louisiana today, I thought: well, yeah, they’re going to vote Trump, because their secret vote might the only thing they know that they can do to protest this without risking their jobs and reputations.

    My sense — and that’s all it is — based on e-mails and conversations, is not that people think Trump can or will stop this stuff. It’s that they don’t know what else to do. They believe — and I think that they’re absolutely right here — that a vote for Biden will be a vote to give the executive branch over to these woke militants. Interestingly, a lot of conservative professors I know, people who don’t like Trump at all, are now strongly on his side since late summer. Having to see how their own university administrations are going militantly ideological, and trampling down an ethos of free speech and an free inquiry, has made something click inside them about what to expect when people like that run the executive branch.

    Either way, we’ve got big trouble ahead. If Trump wins, look for Facebook, Google, Twitter, and woke capitalists everywhere, to convulse, and nakedly seek to suppress the free exchange of ideas. If Trump loses, I expect them all to consolidate and extend their efforts to control thought and expression. I see no way out of this, except straight through it, fighting. I wish I did. If you see a clear and struggle-free path forward, let’s hear from you. We have to prepare, spiritually and otherwise, while there is time. ~

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  10. Rasmussen has always tilted slightly Republican in its polling but lately its the outlier in nearly every topic. In Trump approval polls, they register a positive whereas most polls are in the double digit negative. RCP average is negative 9.3. Take away Rasmussen and it would be over negative 10. Other polls have suggested people think Biden would do better in restoring peace on the nation’s streets, the opposite suggested by Rasmussen.

    Stock footage permeates the landscape. Not only CBS, but the Trump campaign has been caught — they used footage from Spanish riots in their ad “This is Biden’s America”. This after the obvious irony of using current US riot footage to claim its Biden’s America when in fact it was Trump’s America. In the last Canadian election, the Conservative party used stock footage of a Polish woman and assigned quotes to her.

    Both Trump and Biden have used some serious word salad in the past week. Depending on what side of the internet you are on, you will hear one or the other. For Biden’s supporters, it really doesn’t matter — its an anti Trump vote and Biden is simply a nice guy.

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  11. Hoadley — the blog posts are from 2005, my guess is just moved from South Dakota and was giddy and exuberant to be finally out of the closet

    Facebook — the left continues to claim Zuckerberg and Trump are friends and any evidence to the contrary is just employees

    The silent majority is no longer a majority. Using rural white voters worked for Nixon but its no longer a viable large group to base a political party. Texas is proof — increased urbanization and ethnicity has turned it into a coin flip. While the rust belt is polling 4 to 8% for Biden, Texas is only 1.2% for Trump.

    Anecdotal comments about people not telling pollsters they will vote for Trump is bizarre. Why not? Its not as if Google or other tech companies don’t have enough data to infer their vote anyway. Trafalgar group tried to get around this reluctance by asking people about their neighbor’s intentions. This resulted in over estimating Trump’s vote by 2% in 2016 and Trafalgar continues to be about 2% skewed in favor of Trump.

    The race appears to have tightened a little but there isn’t much room for movement — ie the voters are decided. Right now I have Biden 260 to Trump’s 120 with 158 toss ups (Arizona, Texas, Florida, Penn, Ohio, Iowa, Georgia and North Carolina) (Maine and Nebraska are split up. When you look at the percentages of committed votes, in many cases both Biden and Trump are over 50% in their solid or leaning states so even if its only a 5% lead, having 50% of the committed vote makes it more or less safe. Looking at toss up states, in Penn, Biden is extremely close to 50%. There simply isn’t room for Trump to grow the vote. And with worsening Senate races in NC and Arizona its obvious the down ballot won’t attract Republicans to the polls either.

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