Tuesday’s Moral Test for the US Democrats. By David Evans.
A survey for Newsweek (1,500 eligible voters in the U.S., October 30) asked whether the 2020 election was stolen:
- 24 percent “strongly agreed”
- 16 percent “agreed”
- 27 percent “strongly disagreed”
- 9 percent “disagreed”
So more people (40%) thought the election was stolen than was on the up and up (36%).
Among the 36 percent of respondents who believe in the legitimacy of the 2020 election, some 45 percent said they don’t think it’s understandable why some may have doubts about its integrity.
And that’s after two years of the some of the strongest propaganda in decades coming from the left (the “big lie”).
We Americans aren’t buying that narrative because it’s obviously not true. We saw it with our own eyes. And in case we didn’t see it, we were told by the conspirators who bragged about rigging the election while they did their victory lap.
Molly Ball, writing for Time, told readers all about the “secret history” (that was not so secret for Americans who paid any attention at all in 2020) of the “shadow campaign that saved the 2020 election.” …
[T]he participants want the secret history of the 2020 election told, even though it sounds like a fever dream — a well-funded cabal of powerful people, ranging across industries and ideologies, working together behind the scenes to influence perceptions, change rules and laws, steer media coverage and control the flow of information.
Presuming the gullibility and stupidity of her readership, she goes on to claim that this doesn’t actually amount to “rigging” the election, but “fortifying” it.
But if a shadowy cabal of wealthy and powerful people working covertly to change laws and manipulate the flow of information provided to the public in order to elect those elites’ preferred candidate isn’t “rigging an election” and “a subversion of democracy,” then those phrases have no meaning at all.
Oh look, they “predicted” the unlikely turn of events:
We were told in the days leading up to the election by this “well-funded cabal of powerful people,” for example, that voters would experience a “red mirage.” Sure, it’ll look as though Trump is winning on the night of the election, they told us, but that’s only because it’s easier to count ballots that were cast in established voting locations on Election Day than it is to find, certify, and tally all of those mail-in ballots that may happen to be at some undefined relay point in USPS transit.
After a lifetime of being accustomed to, except in very rare and localized instances, elections being decided on Election Day, it was demanded that we accept, without question, the unprecedented circuit breaker that we witnessed on Election Night in several key states.
We watched helplessly as the outcome shifted to conform with the presaged and oft-parroted notion of a “red mirage,” with each new batch of undiscovered-and-uncounted-on-election-night ballots that became newly-discovered-and-totally-legitimate votes in the Democrat cities of crucial swing states, like Philadelphia, Atlanta, Milwaukee, and Detroit, in the days following.
And they are making similar “predictions” in 2022.
The 2022 elections are a moral test for the US democrats. Any reasonable assessment of their performance and of the polls concludes that the Dems will lose, possibly big time. The test is:
Having cheated their political opponents and behaved appallingly to them for the last two years, dare they let their political opponents into power? The Dems have the means to interfere with the result, as they proved in 2020. So, do they rig the 2022 election?
If yes, it signals that the bureaucratic deep state mean to stay in power forever, knowing that ever letting their opponents gain power means that the deep state will be brought to justice and dismembered. American democracy is over, even though tame, pro-deep-state Republicans may win occasionally (yes to Liz Cheney and Mitt Romney, no to MAGA). The world wilts into autocracies.
If no, the American democracy will continue to shine as a beacon to the rest of the world, and American society will stay cohesive.
Elections only work if most everyone believes they are fair. The results must be credible, and be seen to be credible. The problem for the US Democrats is they almost certainly cannot rig the election and make it appear as if the election is credible. But they might try anyway. Power does strange things to people.
We’ll know if the Dems passed or failed their moral test by late Tuesday night.