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Someone on here recently shared with me that polling is not about reporting objective facts, or even trends among opinions. Rather, polling is aimed at shaping opinion. For those of us who grew up watching cartoons on Saturday morning, it’s the modern-day equivalent of “be the first one on your block to have a [fill in the blank].” The cool kids all want to be woke and express the “proper” opinion, and thus, the polling data showing Trump losing shows the “proper” opinion. Thus, polls shape, they don’t describe opinion.
But I don’t buy it.
I will admit that my data set is skewed. I talk to my neighbors. I talk to folks I meet at the grocery store wearing shirts emblazoned with “Make America Great Again” or “Keep America Great.” I drive down the road. Just the other day, on the way to go vote, I saw an actual Biden sign. One sign. It was surrounded by a bodyguard of about fifty Trump signs. When I walk my dogs in my neighborhood all I see are Trump signs. There are no Biden signs.
At my home in Auburn, the situation is very similar. In the neighborhoods of Opelika and central Auburn – away from the university – there are seas of Trump signs. The closer you get to the college (where conformity and communisn tend to hold the ground) you do see a few Biden signs. As one man observed, “don’t they know they’re destroying their property values?”
Then there are the cars and trucks. There are so many cars and trucks with Trump flags or stickers that you really cannot count them all. Admittedly Alabama is a pretty red state, but Florida, where I live, is supposed to be a Biden haven. Not from what I’ve seen.
I have a theory, and it’s about an angry electorate. Call it the Revenge of the Red Wave.
Conventional wisdom says that where there is smoke, there’s fire. So when “news” broke about Russia, Russia, Russia, in 2016 and early 2017, and that paragon of virtue Rod Rosenstein inflicted the Mueller Special Counsel on President Trump, people were apt to believe there was something there. It was a reasonable assumption if you believed the media told the truth.
And let’s face it, the “news” was all bad. Of course, none of these “informed sources” would ever go on the record, it was always on background, but they would tell CNN and MSNBC that “the walls are closing in” on the president. After bombshell after bombshell turned out to be a wet firecracker, Dan Bongino coined the Bongino Rule: Wait 48 hours before you panic over anything in the news because it’s probably false. Indeed, I learned to apply the Bongino Rule regularly. The media: not so much.
The president, on the other hand, was simply doing his best to fix the problems caused by the last 40 years of incompetent political leadership. All the informed sources said Mr. Trump was in the pocket of Putin. All of them said that the Trump Tower meeting was an attempt to sell access for Hillary’s emails. Time after time the all the talking heads told us that the president was going to either be indicted or removed by impeachment. Yet…it didn’t happen.
You see, now we all know the truth. Even while they were spewing this bile, the FBI and Mueller knew in 2017 that the dossier was Russian disinformation. They knew the Democrats paid for it. They tapped Carter Page’s phones and email and got nothing, and they did it with a continuous series of lies and half-truths. They knew none of the Steele dossier was verified. And in spite of Adam Schiff telling everyone that he’d seen actual physical evidence of collusion, plain on its face, the witnesses testifying before Schiff’s committee all disclaimed any evidence of this collusion. Perhaps Schiff should have realized that even mythical townspeople catch on after a few turns of crying wolf.
The lack of evidence did not stop Mueller from continuing the persecution, however, and the reason that Mueller continued the probe into 2019 had nothing to do with being thorough, and everything to do with taking the probe past the 2018 midterm elections. They knew before they appointed Mueller that the sub-source said it was all made up. They knew what the end would bring. That leaves only one reason for the Mueller probe to have gone past November of 2018. That reason was the midterm elections.
The electorate heard nothing but Russia, Russia, Russia, and made the smoke=fire connection that Mueller and his 18 angry Democrats all expected them to make. Republicans lost the house; impeachment was all set to go.
Then Mueller, apparently taking the same medications that Biden is taking, came before the Congress and, looking like a Bassett hound that overslept, admitted: “yep, we got nothing!”
But at that point, it didn’t matter.
The Democrats held the House.
They commissioned the impeachment immediately, they just waited until they had a colorable (but ludicrous) claim to advance it to a vote, and did so by breaking a century’s worth of tradition such that the process was never bipartisan. Even today the Inspector General’s testimony and name of the whistleblower remain cloaked in secrecy because Adam Schiff doesn’t think you deserve to know the truth.
Impeachment failed, although it did give Mitt Romney, the second most worthless Republican senator in Congress (behind only Susan Collins – ladies’ first!) a great chance to virtue signal and tell us all about his very strong faith and how Joseph Smith himself came back from the dead and told him he had to vote to convict on at least one charge or the Mormon Tabernacle Choir would be called home. And I had always thought so highly of the electorate in Utah. Maybe I was wrong.
So, if the people who voted for Trump in 2016, but who stayed home in 2018 because of the Russia hoax, learned anything, they learned that the media truly was the enemy of the people. They learned media would publish anything that hurt the president even if it rivaled a National Enquirer headline (Trump Inks Secret Deal with Planet Xoron!). They learned that all of it, every last bit, had been a scam, and that they had been its intended victim.
And guess what, CNN, NBC, MSNBC, CBS, ABC, New York Times … they’re pissed off about it! And while the media’s continued suppression of the Hunter Biden MacBidet (aka, the laptop from hell) continues and is aimed at the low information voter, even the low-information (low-IQ) voter is apt to remember the way the air went out of the Russia balloon and how Schiff, Maddow, and Matthews all lied to us with a straight face, never expecting the resiliency of a truly patriotic president.
The Streisand effect elevated the Biden MacBidet news, Bobulinski corroborated the news, and the Senate is going to make sure the public learns about the laptop and what it contains. Before November 3 the information will come out, and even if it comes out slowly, the obvious suppression by the media will confirm to everyone who has paid attention that the media is not a neutral observer.
Much as banning a book in Boston in the 1950s was the surest way to get that book on the national bestseller list, banning publication of the lurid details found on the Dyson Biden’s laptop from hell, and its shady connections to Jim Biden and Joe Biden, has effectively told the public that there is indeed a there, there. Smoke sometimes does equal fire.
The boat parades that are not covered except on social media, the car and truck parades that are not covered except on social media, the organization of these events by regular people sick of the media and fed up with the Democratic party, all point to a different kind of polling data that I believe is much more accurate.
The only way Trump loses is if there is massive voter fraud. Biden even admitted he has created a voter fraud operation – saying the quiet part out loud. But even voter fraud only carries you so far. There are only a few people who are willing to spend years in prison to elect a 78-year-old fossil and a 50-something Indian-American. You can change 10,000 votes, maybe, but you can’t sweep away all the patriots. At the end of the day, truth and justice will prevail.
I don’t want to get too far over my skis. But I believe that what God has ordained, no human machination can unwind.Published in