Bill is thinking along the same lines as I have been lately.
What if the Ruling Party understands the damage to public trust in institutions they caused with the ham-handed fraud, (and the Covid insanity) and have decided to throw Biden and the Dems overboard in the mid-terms, thus accomplishing several things:
- Widespread electoral fraud doesn’t exist. You lost fair and square two years ago, but you won fair and square this year. See? No fraud.
- Polls have gotten more accurate, so you can trust the pollsters.
- Our institutions and leaders are fine. You can trust them.
- Election deniers really are partisan nutcases.
I can make a case for this because the Ruling Party knows that handing the GOP a two or three seat majority in the Senate, and a 30 seat bump in the House isn’t actually going to change anything. Plus, it will get rid of some real problems for them, like the fact that so many Dem leaders are 110 years old, or older. Nancy Pelosi will be swept out of power, FJB will be publicly neutered and the path paved for a different nominee in 2024, and so on.
So the entire legislative part of the government goes into neutral, (although the Permanent Administrative State does not) with the likes of Bitch McConnell stage-managing the Senate for the Ruling Party (make sure you do as much damage to Trump pols as you can, Mitch!), and the RINO from California will make sure that House GOP majority is all show and no go. (Actually do some damage to the Dems? Don’t be silly. We’re better than that, you know.)
Then in 2024, with memories of 2020 faded back into a vague assumption of normalcy in the electorate, and with all their ducks in a row, they’ll go right ahead and steal the election outright from Trump or DeSantis.
I could very well be wrong about all this, as could Bill. That said, the Bipartisan Fusion Uniparty is cunning enough, some of them at least, to realize that holding off on the blatant, brazen fraud this time out would serve their long-term purposes a lot better than forever reducing the very notion of free, fair, and relatively honest elections among those Americans who still do believe in such chimeras to an obscene joke will. And if there’s anything we ought to have learned about them by now, it’s that they tend to plan for the long term, when circumstances allow for it.
Update! Despite having no faith whatsoever in US “elections” or the Vichy GOPe swindle these days, and rapidly dwindling interest in all that sort of thing, there still is one inviolable rule I urge those less-cynical-than-I types to observe: never, ever, EVER vote for a Democrat. Not EVER.
— ONT WTF (@OntWtf) November 4, 2022
One of the big temptations of soapbox blogging is falling in love with your own brilliance, otherwise knows as “smoking the product.”
There are a lot of logical underpinnings to this notion about the mid-terms, but you’re right: we have no way of determining if that is what will happen, and even if the GOP does flip congress, whether it was because of some sort of Dem strategy like this.
BTW, I voted absentee (it’s safe where I live…I think), and I agree. If you vote anything other than a straight GOP ticket, you will, in effect, vote for Democrats to some extent. Let’s consider a good example: Joe Manchin.
Joe has taken some stances that Republicans seem to like. But Joe remains a Democrat, and aside from those few positions, he has voted for a huge number of shit-bills that hurt conservatives, America, and our future.
So. Vote for him, and that is a net loss for the GOP one vote. Don’t vote at all, and you have cast half a vote for Old Smarmy Joe. Why would you want to do that? Vote for the GOP schmuck. And don’t hand your enemies the rope with which to hang you.
Needless to say, I voted the straight GOP ticket. Well, except for the judges. I always vote no on judges. On average, I think we all come out ahead on that one.
I’m not of the opinion that flipping congress and the senate is a democrat plan. I swear you all have been smoking something grown in a democrat state 🙂
To believe this you have to ignore the reason it’s going to flip, gas prices, inflation, lock downs, masks, school closures…
All caused by democrats but they didn’t do it to get people to dislike them and their policy.
No, it flips, and it flips by a historic amount (absent cheating) because people don’t like the result. It’s that simple.
Takes a lot of fucking balls for Bill to refer to “Covid insanity,” considering how out front he was on promoting it in 2020. Bill, when it comes to Covid, sit quietly in the corner, hang your head in shame, shit the fuck up, and hope no one sees you.
You’re a little harsh Skeptic. As I noted the other day, Bill came around to see the truth fairly early on. He certainly wasn’t “out front” for very long.