Democrat Concern About Election Fraud

 

The behavior of Democrats over the past few years has grown more and more difficult to discern from satire. So, whenever I read something ridiculous, I think, “I wonder if this is a spoof?  Hard to say.” But this quote from Adam Schiff during the impeachment trial is genuine. (If it’s not, please let me know, and I’ll edit my post accordingly.)

Apparently Mr. Schiff said the following, without giggling: “The president’s misconduct cannot be decided at the ballot box. For we cannot be assured that the vote will be fairly won.” A Democrat accusing a Republican of possible future voter fraud is too absurd to warrant a serious response.  But several possible responses leap to mind, which would be more appropriately absurd.

For example, Donald Trump could say:

  1. I’m gratified to hear that Mr. Schiff and his Democrat colleagues have joined me in my support for federal voter ID laws.
  2. In an effort to ensure the legitimacy of our elections, I’ve decided to name the Election Commissioner of Broward County as our new national election czar.
  3. I’ve reached out to the political team that President Obama sent to Israel in an effort to defeat Benjamin Netanyahu at the ballot box — they are experts in managing elections, apparently.

There are many others, but I’ve got to get back to work. Any suggestions to add to my list?


Incidentally, consider the fact that Mr. Schiff is suggesting that because he suspects that future voter fraud might possibly happen, we have no choice but to impeach the president now. This means that we should impeach every president because you never know. Perhaps work the impeachment proceedings into the routine inauguration ceremonies.

Is he listening to what he’s saying? Is anybody? Just incredible.

But again, taking these people seriously should be avoided. So let’s hear some appropriately absurd responses to this absurdity.

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  1. DrewInWisconsin, Oaf Coolidge
    DrewInWisconsin, Oaf
    @DrewInWisconsin

    I do think we should use the fearmongering of Adam Schiff and his Democrat comrades to push for Voter ID. Seems like a perfect opportunity that we shouldn’t pass up.

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  2. DrewInWisconsin, Oaf Coolidge
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    @DrewInWisconsin

    Dr. Bastiat: Is he listening to what he’s saying? Is anybody? Just incredible.

    He has the media on his side, and they are gushing over him and declaring him a hero. It’s the most ridiculous gaslighting I’ve ever seen.

    Destroying the Democrats has to include destroying their media enablers at the same time or it’s only going to be a temporary victory.

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  3. Sweezle Member
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    Translation: the only fair & honest elections are those democrats win.

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  4. DrewInWisconsin, Oaf Coolidge
    DrewInWisconsin, Oaf
    @DrewInWisconsin

    Sweezle (View Comment):

    Translation: the only fair & honest elections are those democrats win.

    I really don’t remember the last time they accepted the results of a Republican win. 1988? 1984?

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  5. DonG (skeptic) Coolidge
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    Dr. Bastiat: Any suggestions to add to my list?

    I am concerned about continued interference by Canada and Mexico.  We need to jam the broadcast signals of CBC and Mexican radio stations.  The CBC is subversive even without Don Cherry and we’ll need to get our conjunto from other sources.  STOP IT NOW!!

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  6. Sweezle Member
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    DrewInWisconsin, Oaf (View Comment):

    Sweezle (View Comment):

    Translation: the only fair & honest elections are those democrats win.

    I really don’t remember the last time they accepted the results of a Republican win. 1988? 1984?

    Nope. Go back further. I could write a good argument for Rutherford B. Hayes (1877) or Eisenhower in 1953-61.

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  7. MichaelKennedy Member
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    @MichaelKennedy

    Schiff is from California. actually Hollywood, where they have no idea about things that go on in Chicago and St Louis. 

    Although, with the 114% turnout in Santa Ana, maybe  he is not telling the whole truth.

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  8. Eridemus Coolidge
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    @Eridemus

    Maybe that’s why Democrats are afraid of voter ID? They need to combat Republican voter fraud somehow?

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  9. Stad Coolidge
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    @Stad

    One of Rush’s theories is the Democrats’ long-term goal is to do away with elections altogether.  Schiff’s comments suggest Rush might not be wrong . . .

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  10. DrewInWisconsin, Oaf Coolidge
    DrewInWisconsin, Oaf
    @DrewInWisconsin

    Stad (View Comment):
    One of Rush’s theories is the Democrats’ long-term goal is to do away with elections altogether. Schiff’s comments suggest Rush might not be wrong . . .

    He’s not wrong. The left is actually talking about making voting for President Trump illegal. See this, which is not from a fringe lefty blog, but from NBC News:

    Trump voters motivated by racism may be violating the Constitution. Can they be stopped?

    If the Trump era has taught us anything, it’s that large numbers of white people in the United States are motivated at least in part by racism in the voting booth. Donald Trump ran an openly racist campaign for president, calling Mexicans rapists and criminals, regularly retweeting white supremacists and at least initially balking at repudiating former Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke. Trump made it clear in his campaign that “Make America Great Again” meant that America was greater when white people’s power was more sweeping and more secure. White voters approved of that message by a whopping 58 percent to 37 percent.

    Some politicians deny the evidence, no doubt because they don’t want to alienate white voters, including prejudiced ones. Other commentators try to parse whether Trump’s racism will be a winning strategy in 2020. Terry Smith, a visiting professor at the University of Baltimore School of Law, offers a different response in his new book, “Whitelash: Unmasking White Grievance at the Ballot Box.” Rather than excuse racist voters or try to figure out how to live with their choices, he argues that racist voting is not just immoral, but illegal. The government, Smith says, has the ability, and the responsibility, to address it.

     

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  11. neutral observer Thatcher
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    Headline:

    Dead Citizens of Chicago Demand Ballot Boxes in Cemeteries; Call for Hugo Chavez to Head up Team of Election Supervisors.

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  12. The Reticulator Member
    The Reticulator
    @TheReticulator

    Dr. Bastiat: “Democrat Concern About Election Fraud”

    According to the leftmedia style guide, Republicans never have concerns. They have “ploys,” “tactics,” or they “seize” on issues. Democrats, on the other hand, have concerns.

    So, have they gotten to you? Did they force you to use their style guide?  

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  13. Charles Mark Member
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    “The people might speak- the (expletives)”

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  14. Eridemus Coolidge
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    racist voting is not just immoral, but illegal. The government, Smith says, has the ability, and the responsibility, to address it.

    Racist thinking, therefore voting, whether we deny it or not, just like many other forms of “thinking,” is impossible to define for purposes of barring people from voting. Likewise Catholic, Mormon, Buddhist or any other “voting.” What is illegal is denying people basic rights because you don’t like them.

    Trump stood, of course, for many other things and that’s why he won. Who knows which of the various issues were paramount on any particular voter’s mind…sometimes, even the voter.?

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  15. Full Size Tabby Member
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    Responses to Rep. Schiff:

    Elaborate your statement please. Since Democrats have so much more experience creating election fraud than Republicans do, you are better able to explain what might make an election unfair.

    An unfair election? What are Democrats planning to do this time?

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  16. MISTER BITCOIN Member
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    MichaelKennedy (View Comment):

    Schiff is from California. actually Hollywood, where they have no idea about things that go on in Chicago and St Louis.

    Although, with the 114% turnout in Santa Ana, maybe he is not telling the whole truth.

    Burbank is in his district

     

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  17. MISTER BITCOIN Member
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    Eridemus (View Comment):

    Maybe that’s why Democrats are afraid of voter ID? They need to combat Republican voter fraud somehow?

    democrats want voter fraud and zero id’s.

    why else push for sanctuary cities?

    why push against voter id laws?

     

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  18. Eridemus Coolidge
    Eridemus
    @Eridemus

    @MISTER BITCOIN

    I was being sarcastic :)

     

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  19. MichaelKennedy Member
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    neutral observer (View Comment):

     

    Headline:

    Dead Citizens of Chicago Demand Ballot Boxes in Cemeteries; Call for Hugo Chavez to Head up Team of Election Supervisors.

    A lot of Chicago is, or was, Catholic. The faith is reenforced by the knowledge that every election day, the dead rise from the grave, if only to vote.

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  20. MISTER BITCOIN Member
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    Eridemus (View Comment):

    @MISTER BITCOIN

    I was being sarcastic :)

     

    of course

    i can be dense

     

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  21. MISTER BITCOIN Member
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    @MISTERBITCOIN

    DrewInWisconsin, Oaf (View Comment):

    Stad (View Comment):
    One of Rush’s theories is the Democrats’ long-term goal is to do away with elections altogether. Schiff’s comments suggest Rush might not be wrong . . .

    He’s not wrong. The left is actually talking about making voting for President Trump illegal. See this, which is not from a fringe lefty blog, but from NBC News:

    Trump voters motivated by racism may be violating the Constitution. Can they be stopped?

    If the Trump era has taught us anything, it’s that large numbers of white people in the United States are motivated at least in part by racism in the voting booth. Donald Trump ran an openly racist campaign for president, calling Mexicans rapists and criminals, regularly retweeting white supremacists and at least initially balking at repudiating former Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke. Trump made it clear in his campaign that “Make America Great Again” meant that America was greater when white people’s power was more sweeping and more secure. White voters approved of that message by a whopping 58 percent to 37 percent.

    Some politicians deny the evidence, no doubt because they don’t want to alienate white voters, including prejudiced ones. Other commentators try to parse whether Trump’s racism will be a winning strategy in 2020. Terry Smith, a visiting professor at the University of Baltimore School of Law, offers a different response in his new book, “Whitelash: Unmasking White Grievance at the Ballot Box.” Rather than excuse racist voters or try to figure out how to live with their choices, he argues that racist voting is not just immoral, but illegal. The government, Smith says, has the ability, and the responsibility, to address it.

     

    racist voting is illegal?

    under what grounds?

     

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  22. The Reticulator Member
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    @TheReticulator

    MISTER BITCOIN (View Comment):

    Some politicians deny the evidence, no doubt because they don’t want to alienate white voters, including prejudiced ones. Other commentators try to parse whether Trump’s racism will be a winning strategy in 2020. Terry Smith, a visiting professor at the University of Baltimore School of Law, offers a different response in his new book, “Whitelash: Unmasking White Grievance at the Ballot Box.” Rather than excuse racist voters or try to figure out how to live with their choices, he argues that racist voting is not just immoral, but illegal. The government, Smith says, has the ability, and the responsibility, to address it.

     

    racist voting is illegal?

    under what grounds?

    Unless you’re going spelunking you don’t want to be underground. You want to be on the ground.  Unless you’re traveling by air or space shuttle, of course. 

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