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“These are the times that try men’s souls. The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of their country; but he that stands it now, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman. Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered; yet we have this consolation with us, that the harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph. What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly: it is dearness only that gives everything its value. Heaven knows how to put a proper price upon its goods; and it would be strange indeed if so celestial an article as FREEDOM should not be highly rated.” – Thomas Paine, The American Crisis

I have two questions for everyone who is sure that Donald Trump will lose this November:

  1. Do you know anyone who voted for Donald Trump in 2016 who will not vote for him on 2020?
  2. Do you know anyone who did not vote for Trump in 2016 who plans to vote for him in 2020?

I suspect the answer to the first question is no and the answer to the second question is yes.

In the first question, I mean someone who actually voted for the man in 2016; not folks who tell you today they voted for him, but you know were never-Trumpers in 2016 and either did not vote for him or voted for Hillary. People who told you the day after the 2016 election they voted for Trump and tell you today they will not vote for him this time. Do you personally now anyone enthusiastic for Trump in 2016 who plans on voting for Biden in 2020?

Similarly, the polls show the Republicans are headed to be blown out in 2020. That we will lose the Senate and the Democrats will widen their margin in the House. And yet . . .

People know the Democrats are extending the lockdowns, people know the Democrats are supporting the riots, people know the Democrats are supporting the Maoist cancel culture, people know the Democrats’ policies are hurting minorities.

The Democrats are the British Army in this second American Revolution. They seem all-powerful, holding the cities. But who won the first American Revolution. A raggle-taggle set of colonists.

You are being gaslighted by a Democrat media and a largely pro-Democrat elite. People are holding Back the Blue rallies which go unreported. Blacks and minorities are deeply unhappy about defunding the police, but this goes unreported. People in America’s heartland know what will happen to their right of self-defense and their right to bear arms if the Democrats win in November. People are deeply unhappy about what the Democrat-backed education establishment is doing to their children’s education.

Yet we are expected to believe that sheeplike, people will bury this anger and fall in line behind the Democrats in November.

Maybe. I will believe it only after I see it. Yes, there are some “conservatives” who support this. But they did not support the conservative agenda in 2016 and we won without them.

My advice is to stop listening to the news and the polls and listen to your common sense instead. Nothing that the press is telling us makes sense. We know they lied to us about Russiagate, about Neil Gorsuch, about the “mostly peaceful” riots, and about the true danger of COVID. About a lot of other things, too. Listen to what your common sense tells you instead. Do not despair. That is what the Democrats want. Do not be a sunshine soldier or a summer patriot. Push on until November.

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  1. PHCheese Member

    I’ll drink to that.

    • #1
    • August 1, 2020, at 7:07 AM PDT
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  2. Seawriter Contributor
    Seawriter

    This is what I am talking about. If the Republicans are headed towards disaster, why is this happening.

    • #2
    • August 1, 2020, at 7:13 AM PDT
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  3. Hoyacon Member

    Isn’t it about time that we started hearing debate plans?

    • #3
    • August 1, 2020, at 7:24 AM PDT
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  4. MarciN Member

    I’m seeing giddiness all over my Yahoo! News Feed over the failure of Congress to sign a second stimulus bill. They think it will cost Trump the election.

    I don’t think they will succeed. I think Trump will win by a very comfortable margin.

    • #4
    • August 1, 2020, at 7:33 AM PDT
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  5. GrannyDude Member

    As to your questions: 
    No.

    And yes. Several, myself included. (Didn’t vote for either in 2016—mea culpa…)

    • #5
    • August 1, 2020, at 7:37 AM PDT
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  6. Jules PA Member

    Seawriter: You are being gaslighted by a Democrat media and a largely pro-Democrat elite.

    Yes.

    What scares me is not that I know this, but that others don’t realize the gaslighting and believe the media.

    I continue to pray that our people use their brain and have common sense, and vote that way.

     

    • #6
    • August 1, 2020, at 8:07 AM PDT
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  7. Randy Webster Member

    Seawriter: What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly: it is dearness only that gives everything its value. Heaven knows how to put a proper price upon its goods; and it would be strange indeed if so celestial an article as FREEDOM should not be highly rated.

    “…I fancy that the poet who wrote that song meant to imply that the best things in life must be purchased other than with money–which is true–just as the literal meaning of his words is false. The best things in life are beyond money; the price is agony and sweat and devotion…and the price demanded for the most precious of all things in life is life itself–ultimate cost for perfect value.”

    Robert Heinlein

     

    • #7
    • August 1, 2020, at 8:24 AM PDT
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  8. EHerring Coolidge

    Dems seem to need the BLM to convince voters America is racist and Dems can fix it. Tells me they are hemorrhaging voters.

    If CA split its EC votes per popular vote like two other states, Dems would be toast. 

    Dem ideas don’t work on most patriotic Americans. That is why they lump patriotism with nationalism, and then attack nationalism…and why they are desperate to import people and refuse to assimilate them into the existing culture.

    They are on the long march. At some point, they will win the prize. 

    • #8
    • August 1, 2020, at 8:41 AM PDT
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  9. Arahant Member

    Seawriter: You are being gaslighted by a Democrat media and a largely pro-Democrat elite.

    This I believe. I also believe that there are a lot of people like me who now refuse to answer telephone polls. I’m sure that no Democrat/Marxist voters are worried about being on the record. I wouldn’t be surprised if the polls show DJT down by 20%, but that the only poll that counts has him up by that much on a Tuesday in November.


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    • #9
    • August 1, 2020, at 8:52 AM PDT
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  10. StChristopher Member

    I didn’t vote for Donald Trump in 2016. I will crawl over broken glass to vote for him in 2020.

     

    • #10
    • August 1, 2020, at 8:55 AM PDT
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  11. Weeping Member

    MarciN (View Comment):

    I’m seeing giddiness all over my Yahoo! News Feed over the failure of Congress to sign a second stimulus bill.

    This is a small amount of money to send to people who are reeling from unemployment because of the shutdowns. The only reason the Democrats would stonewall this bill is to try to make Trump look bad. Once again, the Democrats care nothing about their fellow Americans. It’s all about politics for them and the money their political wins put in their own pockets.

    I don’t think they succeed. I think Trump will win by a very comfortable margin.

    Personally, I have mixed feelings about a stimulus bill. Theoretically, I don’t like it; but practically, I feel it may be necessary. I don’t know. Having said that, though, I think the Republicans should be making it abundantly clear who is responsible for its non-passage. And my understanding is: it’s the Democrats.

     

    • #11
    • August 1, 2020, at 9:51 AM PDT
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  12. Weeping Member

    GrannyDude (View Comment):

    As to your questions:
    No.

    And yes. Several, myself included. (Didn’t vote for either in 2016—mea culpa…)

    I’m in there with you. I didn’t vote for either candidate either in 2016. I certainly didn’t want Clinton in the Oval Office, but I didn’t trust Trump either. This time, though, I’ll vote for Trump with no reservations. Despite his many flaws, I’d much rather have in the Office than Biden – much, much, much.

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    • August 1, 2020, at 9:53 AM PDT
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  13. EHerring Coolidge

    Weeping (View Comment):
    Despite his many flaws, I’d much rather have in the Office than Biden –

    You mean “than Kamala Harris.“ 

    • #13
    • August 1, 2020, at 10:55 AM PDT
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  14. Fake John/Jane Galt Coolidge

    I hop you guys are right and Trump wins but this week I was at 3 different clients that are so Democrat it is unbelievable. I have listen to hours of why reparations is necessary, BLM support, right wingers and white supremacist are the ones starting all the violence and riots. I feel like I have been in a series of twilight zone episodes.

    • #14
    • August 1, 2020, at 12:50 PM PDT
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  15. Seawriter Contributor
    Seawriter

    Fake John/Jane Galt (View Comment):

    I hop you guys are right and Trump wins but this week I was at 3 different clients that are so Democrat it is unbelievable. I have listen to hours of why reparations is necessary, BLM support, right wingers and white supremacist are the ones starting all the violence and riots. I feel like I have been in a series of twilight zone episodes.

    None of them, voted for Trump the first time around, but he won anyway. And if you are getting annoyed think how much others, normally apolitical normals feel about the lecturing hectoring. They do not dare say anything at work. But in the voting booth . . . 

    • #15
    • August 1, 2020, at 12:59 PM PDT
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  16. Steve C. Member

    I pray you are right.

    But the plural of anecdote is not data.

    • #16
    • August 1, 2020, at 4:12 PM PDT
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  17. Western Chauvinist Member
    Western Chauvinist Joined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    This is what I think.

    However, I make no predictions since 2016 taught me it’s a fool’s errand. And we have to factor in the cheating and the absolute ruthless determination of Democrats to never let anything like 2016 happen again!

    Lord have mercy on us.

    • #17
    • August 1, 2020, at 4:15 PM PDT
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  18. Suspira Member

    Seawriter:

    • Do you know anyone who voted for Donald Trump in 2016 who will not vote for him on 2020?
    • Do you know anyone who did not vote for Trump in 2016 who plans to vote for him in 2020?

    Question 1: No, but I hardly know anyone who voted for Trump in 2016. Question 2: Only a couple of maybes—me and the hubs.

    I do know many people who are more adamantly opposed to Trump than in 2016, when they cheerfully believed he had no chance. Perhaps you’re right, but I have scars from listening to conservative talking heads in 2012, who were sure Obama was a paper tiger and would go down hard. 

    I hope we’re not fooling ourselves again.

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    • August 1, 2020, at 4:19 PM PDT
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  19. Weeping Member

    Fake John/Jane Galt (View Comment):

    I hop you guys are right and Trump wins but this week I was at 3 different clients that are so Democrat it is unbelievable. I have listen to hours of why reparations is necessary, BLM support, right wingers and white supremacist are the ones starting all the violence and riots. I feel like I have been in a series of twilight zone episodes.

    I read Facebook comments from two family members the other day who were commenting about how wonderful Pelosi and AOC are – what a great leader Pelosi is and how AOC may have some rough edges, but she’s going to be a really good leader in a few years. Oh, and how Christianity and socialism are/should be the same thing. So yeah, twilight zone episodes. 

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    • August 1, 2020, at 4:26 PM PDT
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  20. MichaelKennedy Coolidge

    Hoyacon (View Comment):

    Isn’t it about time that we started hearing debate plans?

    I cannot imagine that Democrats will allow Biden anywhere near a stage.

    • #20
    • August 1, 2020, at 4:26 PM PDT
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  21. Weeping Member

    MichaelKennedy (View Comment):

    Hoyacon (View Comment):

    Isn’t it about time that we started hearing debate plans?

    I cannot imagine that Democrats will allow Biden anywhere near a stage.

    Me either – and that concerns me.How is America supposed to get a fair comparison of the two if there are no debates? 

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    • August 1, 2020, at 4:29 PM PDT
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  22. Flicker Coolidge

    Hoyacon (View Comment):

    Isn’t it about time that we started hearing debate plans?

    Isn’t it time we stared hearing about Biden’s decision on a running mate?

    • #22
    • August 1, 2020, at 4:30 PM PDT
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  23. Hoyacon Member

    MichaelKennedy (View Comment):

    Hoyacon (View Comment):

    Isn’t it about time that we started hearing debate plans?

    I cannot imagine that Democrats will allow Biden anywhere near a stage.

    There’s a history of debates that they’ll have to buck. If they calculate they’ll lose less votes by ducking debates than they will by letting him debate, he must not be in good shape at all.

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    • August 1, 2020, at 4:37 PM PDT
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  24. Unsk Member

    I think the key poll at the moment is one that says 60% of America does not want to reveal what they really think.

    As of now, I think Trump will win.

    But I am very worried. Trump has to get on the stick; if he doesn’t the situation the Country is in will almost surely be far, far worse in November than it is now. America may be way beyond repair by then at this rate, with millions of companies in the dumpster, cities in chaos and no way to put Humpty-Dumpty back together again; at that point the betting odds will be that a we will usher a dictatorship that will hunt down conservatives like Lenin did to the Kulaks. Trump has let the lockdowns go on to long. He has let too many die from lack of HCQ. He has let AntiFA and BLM run rampant. He has let China attack and bully us without any response. He has let Big Tech censor and cower too many people. He has let those in the bureaucracy defy him too many times to the point where they are not doing anything near their jobs. 

    Yes Trump has had to put up with an unbelievable amount of crap, but in the end the buck stops with him. 

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    • August 1, 2020, at 4:38 PM PDT
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  25. Flicker Coolidge

    Jules PA (View Comment):

    Seawriter: You are being gaslighted by a Democrat media and a largely pro-Democrat elite.

    Yes.

    What scares me is not that I know this, but that others don’t realize the gaslighting and believe the media.

    I continue to pray that our people use their brain and have common sense, and vote that way.

    On the one hand, America really deserves what she votes for. On the other, Abraham asked God to spare Sodom and Gomorrah for the sake of ten righteous people.

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    • August 1, 2020, at 4:39 PM PDT
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  26. Flicker Coolidge

    MichaelKennedy (View Comment):

    Hoyacon (View Comment):

    Isn’t it about time that we started hearing debate plans?

    I cannot imagine that Democrats will allow Biden anywhere near a stage.

    I honestly envision that any debate would have to be between Trump and the Dem VP, or a four-way between Trump and Pence against Biden and… Rice — Biden will only have to repeatedly smile and say, “I’ll let my VP answer that.” And nod wisely at her answer.

    And I would bet cash that no debate ever occurs.

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    • August 1, 2020, at 4:45 PM PDT
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  27. Fake John/Jane Galt Coolidge

    MichaelKennedy (View Comment):

    Hoyacon (View Comment):

    Isn’t it about time that we started hearing debate plans?

    I cannot imagine that Democrats will allow Biden anywhere near a stage.

    I agree. Doubt they will debate. Look for live-streaming session of prepared questions.

    • #27
    • August 1, 2020, at 7:52 PM PDT
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  28. Jules PA Member

    Western Chauvinist (View Comment):

    This is what I think.

    However, I make no predictions since 2016 taught me it’s a fool’s errand. And we have to factor in the cheating and the absolute ruthless determination of Democrats to never let anything like 2016 happen again!

    Lord have mercy on us.

     

    Are not five sparrows sold for two pennies? Yet not one of them is forgotten by God. And even the very hairs o your head are all numbered. So do not be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows.~Luke 12:6-7

     

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    • August 1, 2020, at 8:56 PM PDT
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  29. Jules PA Member

    Unsk (View Comment):
    Trump has had to put up with an unbelievable amount of crap, but in the end the buck stops with him. 

    The buck stops with the voters. We will all get it good and hard, whatever the result is. 

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    • August 1, 2020, at 8:59 PM PDT
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  30. Flicker Coolidge

    Jules PA (View Comment):

    Western Chauvinist (View Comment):

    This is what I think.

    However, I make no predictions since 2016 taught me it’s a fool’s errand. And we have to factor in the cheating and the absolute ruthless determination of Democrats to never let anything like 2016 happen again!

    Lord have mercy on us.

     

    Are not five sparrows sold for two pennies? Yet not one of them is forgotten by God. And even the very hairs o your head are all numbered. So do not be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows.~Luke 12:6-7

    Thanks.

    • #30
    • August 1, 2020, at 10:15 PM PDT
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