In an offline, a reader* argues that the Biden/Harris ticket isn’t just a “protect the brand” sacrificial lamb, as I’ve been suggesting. Rather, this is the prelude to them pulling the trigger on massive civil unrest nationwide, which has been the plan all along – go all in; force Trump to roll the tanks. They want another Kent State, in other words, only this time, it’s everywhere.
The theory certainly fits the facts on the ground. For instance, here’s pollster Frank Luntz declaring that if they — the pollsters — botch 2020 like they botched 2016, “pollsters” as a viable economic group cease to exist: “If Trump wins, my profession is done.” And yet, these same pollsters continually release “polls” that only a moron could possibly believe are on the level.
A challenger being up double digits on an incumbent, head to head, this late in the game is unheard of. For instance, here’s Jimmy Carter leading comfortably into November, despite being, you know, Jimmy Carter. And that’s with a fairly strong third party challenge from John B. Anderson — 6% ain’t nothing, especially when pretty much all of it came from voters who otherwise would’ve supported Reagan. Jimmah was on the other end in 1976; the best he did against Ford in October was +6, and the final polls in October had Ford up by 1. The closest thing to 2020’s polls would be 1992, with Bill Clinton cruising over incumbent GHW Bush… but again, with a substantial third party challenge from Ross Perot, who — again — pulled voters almost exclusively from the GOP.
You’re free to argue that Biden’s going to win in a historic blowout, I guess, against all precedent and common sense. But if that’s true, then why is Sundown making one of his very rare trips out of the basement to campaign in Michigan, a state where he’s supposedly up by 12? And bringing Obama with him? Seems like Grandpa Sneakyfingers doesn’t believe the pollsters, either… and yet, they persist. Why? It makes no sense…
…unless the pollsters are in on it. We can excuse 2016 — they were wishcasting. They ended up with egg on their faces, but it wasn’t a job killer. This time it will be. The only explanation I can think of that makes sense is that yeah, they’re in on it. The “Biden is leading yuuuuge!” narrative is exactly that, a narrative, so that when Trump wins, the Democrats can jump up and exclaim that the very fact Biden was up so big, yet lost, proves that the GOP rigged the election. And then the riots start for real.
This would also explain the Dems’ sudden, dramatic volte-face on mail-in voting. You’ll recall that back in the spring, mail-in voting was the only way to save democracy. Now mail-in voting is part of the Russian scheme to throw the election to the GOP. I know, I know, the ability to suddenly and dramatically reverse themselves is a job requirement for being a liberal, but even the low-info voters noticed, and thought it weird.
The likeliest explanation? When they realized that even their best efforts at fraud weren’t going to be enough, they decided that the only thing to do is roll the dice now. The “mail in fraud” narrative folds seamlessly into the “Biden’s up yuuuge!’ narrative to provide all the pretext they need for massive, nationwide civil unrest….
What say y’all?
*who I will happily credit if you want it; I just didn’t have time to check with you, and I wasn’t sure you’d want your name on this, in case you’re right.Loading Likes...