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Okay, just a quick take that may be an ominous indicator of how the 2020 Presidential Election may be a rout. Feminist, celebrity TV chef, model, and abortion advocate Padma Lakshmi decided to poll her followers on Twitter (of which she has over 613,000) on the presidential race. The results, you might say are a chef’s surprise (pronounced: soopreeze).

Now, even if her followers tended to be roughly 40% right-leaning and roughly 40% left-leaning with a generous pinch of independents who don’t follow politics and don’t vote in online polls — this may still be a harbinger of things to come. Meanwhile, on the optics front, it strains credulity that the turnouts for any of the front running Democrat socialists or Communist Sanders remotely compare to the overwhelming turnouts for Trump at his rallies.

So, just how accurate are the various presidential polls and have they been adjusted and corrected in their methodology since 2016? And will the Leftist lickspittle media still trumpet their anticipated presidential nominee up to the final hours of Election Night when Trump ends up being reelected in a most convincing manner? Stay tuned.

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  1. Western Chauvinist Member
    Western Chauvinist Joined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    Schadenfreudelicious!!

    • #1
    • January 15, 2020, at 8:07 AM PST
    • 10 likes
  2. danok1 Member

    Nah, this is because a few right-wing Twitter accounts with large followings retweeted Lakshmi’s poll and basically said, “Minons attack!” TBH, I saw one of those retweets and did my duty, helping to remind Padma that life is full of disappointments.

    So don’t read too much into this.

    • #2
    • January 15, 2020, at 8:30 AM PST
    • 5 likes
  3. Brian Watt Member
    Brian Watt Joined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    danok1 (View Comment):

    Nah, this is because a few right-wing Twitter accounts with large followings retweeted Lakshmi’s poll and basically said, “Minons attack!” TBH, I saw one of those retweets and did my duty, helping to remind Padma that life is full of disappointments.

    So don’t read too much into this.

    Where was the counter attack? Is there a lack of energy and enthusiasm on the Left?

    • #3
    • January 15, 2020, at 8:50 AM PST
    • 1 like
  4. DonG (skeptic) Coolidge

    I have my money on Trump over Warren in the final.

    • #4
    • January 15, 2020, at 9:13 AM PST
    • 3 likes
  5. Stina Member

    DonG (skeptic) (View Comment):

    I have my money on Trump over Warren in the final.

    I have no doubts Trump will win. I just can’t figure out who the Dem’s biggest loser will be. Sacrificial pig or wasted 2024 potential? Bernie seems like a viable sacrifice. Warren seems like she’d be a legit candidate against the standard, toothless R offering who is to polite to point out a woman’s lying lips.

    • #5
    • January 15, 2020, at 9:55 AM PST
    • 3 likes
  6. Hoyacon Member

    Padma Lakshmi gets my first “Who?” of 2020.

    • #6
    • January 15, 2020, at 9:55 AM PST
    • 5 likes
  7. Manny Member

    Good news. But let’s not be over confident.

    • #7
    • January 15, 2020, at 10:04 AM PST
    • 1 like
  8. Manny Member

    Stina (View Comment):

    DonG (skeptic) (View Comment):

    I have my money on Trump over Warren in the final.

    I have no doubts Trump will win. I just can’t figure out who the Dem’s biggest loser will be. Sacrificial pig or wasted 2024 potential? Bernie seems like a viable sacrifice. Warren seems like she’d be a legit candidate against the standard, toothless R offering who is to polite to point out a woman’s lying lips.

    Yeah, except that Bernie is actually not a Democrat but a Socialist I think. He may have switched for the primaries but the heads of the Dems are doing everything possible to scuttle him. They cheated him out of the nomination last year and they will probably do so this year.

    • #8
    • January 15, 2020, at 10:06 AM PST
    • 2 likes
  9. danok1 Member

    Brian Watt (View Comment):

    danok1 (View Comment):

    Nah, this is because a few right-wing Twitter accounts with large followings retweeted Lakshmi’s poll and basically said, “Minons attack!” TBH, I saw one of those retweets and did my duty, helping to remind Padma that life is full of disappointments.

    So don’t read too much into this.

    Where was the counter attack? Is there a lack of energy and enthusiasm on the Left?

    Generally these types of Twitter polls are put out by some vacuous celebrity (or his/her social media manager) who doesn’t understand that:

    1. Not everyone thinks the same way s/he does
    2. These things are easily gamed
    3. S/he doesn’t know how Twitter works
    4. S/he is stupid.

    So when the cry of “Minions swarm!” goes out and the poll doesn’t go the way s/he thought it would, the celebrity usually pulls the poll or tries tweeting “Followers Only!” It somehow never occurs to him to ask huge left-wing/celebrity accounts to retweet the poll. SMDH.

    • #9
    • January 15, 2020, at 10:13 AM PST
    • 5 likes
  10. danok1 Member

    Manny (View Comment):

    Stina (View Comment):

    DonG (skeptic) (View Comment):

    I have my money on Trump over Warren in the final.

    I have no doubts Trump will win. I just can’t figure out who the Dem’s biggest loser will be. Sacrificial pig or wasted 2024 potential? Bernie seems like a viable sacrifice. Warren seems like she’d be a legit candidate against the standard, toothless R offering who is to polite to point out a woman’s lying lips.

    Yeah, except that Bernie is actually not a Democrat but a Socialist I think. He may have switched for the primaries but the heads of the Dems are doing everything possible to scuttle him. They cheated him out of the nomination last year and they will probably do so this year.

    Yeah, look at how he was treated at last night’s debate.

    • #10
    • January 15, 2020, at 10:14 AM PST
    • 1 like
  11. Stina Member

    Manny (View Comment):

    Stina (View Comment):

    DonG (skeptic) (View Comment):

    I have my money on Trump over Warren in the final.

    I have no doubts Trump will win. I just can’t figure out who the Dem’s biggest loser will be. Sacrificial pig or wasted 2024 potential? Bernie seems like a viable sacrifice. Warren seems like she’d be a legit candidate against the standard, toothless R offering who is to polite to point out a woman’s lying lips.

    Yeah, except that Bernie is actually not a Democrat but a Socialist I think. He may have switched for the primaries but the heads of the Dems are doing everything possible to scuttle him. They cheated him out of the nomination last year and they will probably do so this year.

    Right. Which is one more reason why I can’t figure out the Dem play. They have far more party control than the Rs do and none of the candidates have enough support to negate the supers. The only way Bern gets the nomination is if the party puts him there as a sacrifice to protect candidates with more potential. I just don’t know if they think Warren has potential or not.

    • #11
    • January 15, 2020, at 10:14 AM PST
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  12. Manny Member

    Stina (View Comment):

    Manny (View Comment):

    Stina (View Comment):

    DonG (skeptic) (View Comment):

    I have my money on Trump over Warren in the final.

    I have no doubts Trump will win. I just can’t figure out who the Dem’s biggest loser will be. Sacrificial pig or wasted 2024 potential? Bernie seems like a viable sacrifice. Warren seems like she’d be a legit candidate against the standard, toothless R offering who is to polite to point out a woman’s lying lips.

    Yeah, except that Bernie is actually not a Democrat but a Socialist I think. He may have switched for the primaries but the heads of the Dems are doing everything possible to scuttle him. They cheated him out of the nomination last year and they will probably do so this year.

    Right. Which is one more reason why I can’t figure out the Dem play. They have far more party control than the Rs do and none of the candidates have enough support to negate the supers. The only way Bern gets the nomination is if the party puts him there as a sacrifice to protect candidates with more potential. I just don’t know if they think Warren has potential or not.

    Yep, and I think Bloomberg is banking (literally!) that it will be contested and that he is the only alternative. He’s nuts. He’s burning millions of dollars. The Party would never pick him.

    • #12
    • January 15, 2020, at 10:20 AM PST
    • 3 likes
  13. Brady Allen Member

    Hoyacon (View Comment):

    Padma Lakshmi gets my first “Who?” of 2020.

    Wasn’t she like the elected leader of planet Naboo ? Meesa thinkso maybe.

    • #13
    • January 15, 2020, at 11:55 AM PST
    • 7 likes
  14. Jerry Giordano (Arizona Patrio… Member

    Brady Allen (View Comment):

    Hoyacon (View Comment):

    Padma Lakshmi gets my first “Who?” of 2020.

    Wasn’t she like the elected leader of planet Naboo ? Meesa thinkso maybe.

    Meesa thinks that she being the elected queen of da Naboo. She no being queen of da Gungans. Yousa goin be in deep doodoo with Boss Nass yer honah.

    • #14
    • January 15, 2020, at 1:32 PM PST
    • 2 likes
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    Manny (View Comment):

    Stina (View Comment):

    Manny (View Comment):

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    DonG (skeptic) (View Comment):

    I have my money on Trump over Warren in the final.

    I have no doubts Trump will win. I just can’t figure out who the Dem’s biggest loser will be. Sacrificial pig or wasted 2024 potential? Bernie seems like a viable sacrifice. Warren seems like she’d be a legit candidate against the standard, toothless R offering who is to polite to point out a woman’s lying lips.

    Yeah, except that Bernie is actually not a Democrat but a Socialist I think. He may have switched for the primaries but the heads of the Dems are doing everything possible to scuttle him. They cheated him out of the nomination last year and they will probably do so this year.

    Right. Which is one more reason why I can’t figure out the Dem play. They have far more party control than the Rs do and none of the candidates have enough support to negate the supers. The only way Bern gets the nomination is if the party puts him there as a sacrifice to protect candidates with more potential. I just don’t know if they think Warren has potential or not.

    Yep, and I think Bloomberg is banking (literally!) that it will be contested and that he is the only alternative. He’s nuts. He’s burning millions of dollars. The Party would never pick him.

    And what reason would they have to contest it? Other than to say the candidate isn’t diverse enough?

    • #15
    • January 15, 2020, at 2:50 PM PST
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  16. Manny Member

    Samuel Block (View Comment):

    Manny (View Comment):

    Stina (View Comment):

    Manny (View Comment):

    Stina (View Comment):

    DonG (skeptic) (View Comment):

    I have my money on Trump over Warren in the final.

    I have no doubts Trump will win. I just can’t figure out who the Dem’s biggest loser will be. Sacrificial pig or wasted 2024 potential? Bernie seems like a viable sacrifice. Warren seems like she’d be a legit candidate against the standard, toothless R offering who is to polite to point out a woman’s lying lips.

    Yeah, except that Bernie is actually not a Democrat but a Socialist I think. He may have switched for the primaries but the heads of the Dems are doing everything possible to scuttle him. They cheated him out of the nomination last year and they will probably do so this year.

    Right. Which is one more reason why I can’t figure out the Dem play. They have far more party control than the Rs do and none of the candidates have enough support to negate the supers. The only way Bern gets the nomination is if the party puts him there as a sacrifice to protect candidates with more potential. I just don’t know if they think Warren has potential or not.

    Yep, and I think Bloomberg is banking (literally!) that it will be contested and that he is the only alternative. He’s nuts. He’s burning millions of dollars. The Party would never pick him.

    And what reason would they have to contest it? Other than to say the candidate isn’t diverse enough?

    Don’t they need a certain minimum of electoral votes? If they don’t have enough to declare a winner, then the losers start trading their votes for favors.

    • #16
    • January 15, 2020, at 5:39 PM PST
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  17. Samuel Block Support

    Manny (View Comment):

    Samuel Block (View Comment):

    Manny (View Comment):

    Stina (View Comment):

    Manny (View Comment):

    Stina (View Comment):

    DonG (skeptic) (View Comment):

    I have my money on Trump over Warren in the final.

    I have no doubts Trump will win. I just can’t figure out who the Dem’s biggest loser will be. Sacrificial pig or wasted 2024 potential? Bernie seems like a viable sacrifice. Warren seems like she’d be a legit candidate against the standard, toothless R offering who is to polite to point out a woman’s lying lips.

    Yeah, except that Bernie is actually not a Democrat but a Socialist I think. He may have switched for the primaries but the heads of the Dems are doing everything possible to scuttle him. They cheated him out of the nomination last year and they will probably do so this year.

    Right. Which is one more reason why I can’t figure out the Dem play. They have far more party control than the Rs do and none of the candidates have enough support to negate the supers. The only way Bern gets the nomination is if the party puts him there as a sacrifice to protect candidates with more potential. I just don’t know if they think Warren has potential or not.

    Yep, and I think Bloomberg is banking (literally!) that it will be contested and that he is the only alternative. He’s nuts. He’s burning millions of dollars. The Party would never pick him.

    And what reason would they have to contest it? Other than to say the candidate isn’t diverse enough?

    Don’t they need a certain minimum of electoral votes? If they don’t have enough to declare a winner, then the losers start trading their votes for favors.

    Ah! Good point. 

    • #17
    • January 15, 2020, at 7:34 PM PST
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