Don’t Believe Your Own BS

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In The American Spectator, R.S. McCain asked a very pertinent question when he asks, “Why Is the Media Madness Intensifying?”

Those “very smart people” in the media also seem to place more confidence in the polls (Biden is supposedly heading to a nearly 10-point victory, according to the Real Clear Politics average) than to evidence that the Democrat is on the wrong side of a distinct “enthusiasm gap” among voters. If Biden is cruising toward a November landslide, why aren’t voters showing up at his campaign events? Why is it that every anecdotal report I hear is that Trump signs vastly outnumber Biden signs, even in reliably “blue” states? After the absence of supporters at a Biden event in Arizona drew attention this weekend, Professor Glenn Reynolds piled on the sarcasm: “Why bother showing up? CNN says he’s 16 points ahead. No reason even to bother voting, it’s over. Stay home, Biden voters. Stay safe, while you await his inevitable landslide victory.”

Remember that media mash-up of the crestfallen newspeople on election night? I’ll bet you do, like me you probably revisit it periodically to laugh at them all over again. There is an old saying, “Never believe your own bullshit!” That’s what they did in 2016 and it’s quite likely that having learned nothing from their experience, they are doing it again. Saleena Zito makes a lot of sense as quoted my McCain…

Trump was never the cause of the conservative populist coalition that put him in office. He was the result of it. After decades of voters’ dissatisfaction with both political parties, institutions, government, and culture, they voted for themselves and their communities over both party’s establishments. It wasn’t about voting for Trump.

A lot of very smart people keep missing that critical nuance.

If Trump’s opponents, or those who cover him, spent any time listening to voters and not making fun of them, categorizing them as a cult, racists, stupid, or whatever word of the day they are using to describe them, they would understand that.

And that is very true, as anybody in and west of the Appalachians and east of the Sierra Madre knows. Dissatisfaction has been building with the Republicans and well as the Democrats ever since ‘Papa’ Bush raised taxes even after we did ‘read his lips’. Kipling knew us (and our English cousins) well.

“The Saxon is not like us Normans. His manners are not so polite.
But he never means anything serious till he talks about justice and right.
When he stands like an ox in the furrow – with his sullen set eyes on your own,
And grumbles, ‘This isn’t fair dealing,’ my son, leave the Saxon alone.


One of the things we chortle over is the attendance at events. I suspect that I’m hardly alone at chuckling as a reporterette is totally confused when no one at all showed up at that Biden-Harris event in Arizona the other day, while Trump draws 25-50,000 almost every night. It’s called an enthusiasm gap, and it appears wider than The Grand Canyon this year. But what if the paradigm is wrong? Maybe we shouldn’t be measuring Trump-Biden, maybe we should be looking at Trump -BLM/Antifa. Bookworm talked about this recently. She says this:

It occurred to me, though, that we’re looking at this wrong. The polls shouldn’t be comparing Trump to Biden, or even Trump enthusiasm to Biden enthusiasm. It’s clear that the energy on the left isn’t for Biden. Instead, the energy is against Trump and America. Joe is just the decomposing surrogate for a Democrat party that intends to un-do the great American spirit. […]

If that’s the real poll — Trump rallies v. BLM/Antifa rallies — we have to fight harder than ever. We absolutely cannot look at the “Trump v. Biden” metrics and think “Those polls are wrong. The real energy is behind Trump. Of course we’ll win.” Instead, we have to look at where leftist enthusiasm really lies. Then, we vote as if our lives depend on it (because they do) and we hope that the people who like getting on the streets are too disorganized or too anti-social to make it to the voting booth. The fact that they’re young militates against a big voter turnout. The fact that they’re unprincipled carries the threat that they won’t be too impressed with the rules against cheating.

I don’t know if that’s plausible or not. But it makes a certain amount of sense to me. Biden, whatever you think of Trump, is a pretty crappy candidate from a party of losers. But there is a lot of enthusiasm for burning down cities, killing people, and destroying the America we know. If they all figure that Biden is the means, and the end justifies the means, we might just be in trouble. What to do about it. Vote, and vote in person. and Vote for America. Cause Joe Biden is eminently qualified to be the last President of the US.




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10 Responses to Don’t Believe Your Own BS

  1. 39 Pontiac Dream says:

    The not very well attended Biden-Harris event? Was that the one in the sports hall where only 5 or 6 people turned up? I saw something like that the other day and had a chuckle. Another Biden clip doing the rounds was one where he gave a speech and touched his mask a grand total of 68 times including when he pulled it off to cough into his hands! Funny stuff. 🙂

    With regards media madness, they’re all part of the same thing – politicians, media, those who sit in top positions in national and global quangos. The new establishment tends to believe in the same things and don’t hold truck with dissent. The only media worth listening to or reading exists online but the globalists are hunting it, ensuring that the masses don’t get their hands on that very lucrative and prized possession – truth. Truth could topple the whole thing.

    Lastly, with regards to yesterday’s challenge for short horrors, I haven’t started to write one yet but I do have an idea and I will get it down soon. It’s written as a screenplay rather than a short story but I hope it’ll be worth it and you guys enjoy it.

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  2. 39 Pontiac Dream says:

    For Audre and her horror fetish – I wrote this for Going Postal yesterday and though I know you’re not a gamer, I figured I’d add a clip or two showing a character that scares the hell out of me in this game:

    The latter, from 12:40, scared the bejesus out of me the first time I played it and even now, after going through it a couple of times, with the volume up and the lights down, hearing those footsteps is still daunting.

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    • audremyers says:

      Well! I can certainly see why you play! A lot of stuff I don’t understand, of course, but it’s no doubt cool. And yes … the sound of footsteps (really BIG footsteps) is unnerving.

      That was a good time, 39! Thanks for sharing!

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  3. audremyers says:

    America voted for Trump because they were tired beyond measure of the “same old, same old”. We collectively rolled the dice and walked away winners. When we found he not only talked the talk but brilliantly walked the walk, he became cemented in our hearts and minds. It is such a delight that we have someone FOR us, not INSPITE of us.

    But it is still many days away and I’ll not relax until the electoral college speaks. Please God they speak Trump.

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