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Jeffrey Epstein killed himself in his jail cell. So it’s okay that the cameras were broken, the guards were absent, and no one was monitoring this known suicide risk. What matters is that we forget about Epstein and all the people who used to hang out (sorry, Jeffrey) with him.
 
The Russians planted Hunter Biden’s laptop. So it okay’s that Twitter and Facebook and the Democrat press (aka mainstream media) censored the story and blocked people from hearing about it. It’s okay that they didn’t hear about the wealth of evidence and witnesses that tended to confirm that it really is Hunter’s laptop and it really is full of evidence that the Biden family made millions selling political influence. What matters is that we move on and forget about the millions the astoundingly unaccomplished Biden Jr. raked in from foreign governments while Biden Sr. was in the White House.
 
There’s no such thing as voter fraud. So it’s okay that thousands of votes were accidentally switched from Trump to Biden by widely used voting machines, that hundreds of thousands of unrequested ballots were mailed to the wrong addresses, that dead people voted, that big city ballot-counting operations were blatantly partisan and irregular, that the laws were rewritten on the fly by unauthorized officials, and that purported turnout in critical districts was historically and unbelievably high. What matters is that we accept the assessment of the mainstream media (yes, the one that censored the Hunter Biden story) and concede defeat without looking more closely or exhausting our legal options. (You know, like Gore would have done in 2000, if he hadn’t done the opposite and fought the result for 37 days.)
 
Relax. The party of the 0.1%, with the technical assistance of the biggest companies in the world and the almost complete support of the mainstream media, has probably maybe won without even needing whatever cheating occurred. They certainly spent enough of the 0.1%’s money doing it. So if you’re one of the 70 million or so who voted wrong, the party of the 0.1% has an answer: “Shut up. Of course, your vote counted. We know: we counted it.”
 
Relax.
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  1. Chris Oler Coolidge
    Chris OlerJoined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    “Notice: The beatings will continue until morale improves.”

    • #1
    • November 13, 2020, at 10:14 AM PST
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  2. WI Con Member
    WI ConJoined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    Well done Henry, I appreciated how you wove the Epstein (he didn’t kill himself) incident, Hunter crackhead’s laptop and the election irregularities (fraud) together.

    That ‘normalcy bias’ is indeed strong.

    • #2
    • November 13, 2020, at 10:14 AM PST
    • 20 likes
  3. Susan Quinn Contributor

    I will never take reassurance from a person on the Left. Never.

    • #3
    • November 13, 2020, at 10:19 AM PST
    • 18 likes
  4. Django Member

    I’m in the minority, I guess. I’m not as concerned about fraudulent votes as I am that over 70+M people were willing to vote for a senile old pervert and a woman who got her start in CA politics as Willie Brown’s side meat. Trump, for all his flaws, was the best president of my lifetime and yet he lost. What does that say about those voters who opposed him? 

    • #4
    • November 13, 2020, at 10:49 AM PST
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  5. Bob Thompson Member

    Django (View Comment):

    I’m in the minority, I guess. I’m not as concerned about fraudulent votes as I am that over 70+M people were willing to vote for a senile old pervert and a woman who got her start in CA politics as Willie Brown’s side meat. Trump, for all his flaws, was the best president of my lifetime and yet he lost. What does that say about those voters who opposed him?

    They either support Communism or they don’t understand the threat we are facing. You tell me.

    What we are witnessing in the Democratic Left, in the public and social media and in big tech is not socialism, it is advocacy for CCP styled communism. Is there part of the Democrat Party not aligned with this?

    • #5
    • November 13, 2020, at 11:19 AM PST
    • 12 likes
  6. Brian Watt Member
    Brian WattJoined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    I am taking all the mayhem and firehose of information one day at a time. Better for my blood pressure. 

    In addition to the very credible claims of rampant voter fraud and suppression of calls for detailed investigation by Democrat Secretaries of State and Attorneys General, Twitter, Facebook and Democrats and NeverTrumpers whose underwear may be too tight, there have also been some bizarre and ridiculous stories like the one I can only presume is being advanced by Alex Jones sycophants specifically that every single legal paper ballot had a watermark – some or all even with radioactive elements – all printed by the Dept. of Homeland Security before the election at some unknown printing facility and sent presumably on palettes in trucks to each and every state for each state to use in this election. This was easily disproven since each state is responsible for printing their own ballots and each state has the option – not the mandate – to include a watermark or not.

    FWIW – the ballot I filled out did not have a watermark – I know what a watermark looks like. I have handled and specified a great deal of paper working with printing companies on both sheet-fed and larger, more massive web press printing jobs. I have conducted hundreds of press checks on any number of printing jobs – annual reports, brochures, posters, manuals, booklets, coupons, fliers, etc. – for the better part of 40 years; and making corrections in real time when press flaws cropped up or even on a couple of occasions rejecting entire palettes of paper that had noticeable “worm tracks” – not from actual worms but a curing anomaly that looks like worm tracks during the making of the paper before the paper was loaded into the press.

    This theory gets even more ridiculous — that several divisions of National Guard troops were secretly deployed to various states in the dark of night to swoop in and begin arresting corrupt election officials in states who were found to have committed election fraud because they used ballots without the tell-tale watermark or radioactive trace element to “stuff” and mix in with the DHS-printed ballots — and that each National Guard soldier was prohibited from speaking about where they have been deployed to family members or friends. These people could tell me more but then they’d have to kill me. I block people on Twitter who push this nonsense. 

    • #6
    • November 13, 2020, at 11:36 AM PST
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  7. Django Member

    Bob Thompson (View Comment):

    Django (View Comment):

    I’m in the minority, I guess. I’m not as concerned about fraudulent votes as I am that over 70+M people were willing to vote for a senile old pervert and a woman who got her start in CA politics as Willie Brown’s side meat. Trump, for all his flaws, was the best president of my lifetime and yet he lost. What does that say about those voters who opposed him?

    They either support Communism or they don’t understand the threat we are facing. You tell me.

    What we are witnessing in the Democratic Left, in the public and social media and in big tech is not socialism, it is advocacy for CCP styled communism. Is there part of the Democrat Party not aligned with this?

    My sample size is too small to make sweeping comments, but I’ve seen three types. First, those who read NYTimes and listen to NPR. Fundamentally ignorant asses who think they are the best informed people in America, if not in the world. I know one who is proud to say that his “guru” for social and moral issues is the idiot David Brooks, and that his guru for economics is the other idiot, Paul Krugman. Have those two ever been right about anything? Then, there are the emotionally-driven types who just hate Trump. It goes no deeper for them. They usually don’t care about politics and are deliberately uninformed. Third are the recent immigrants who have no interest in being Americans, and who would if they had their way, turn America into the s**thole countries they came from. They hate America and blame America for every problem there is. Why we let them in is beyond me. 

    BTW, my small sample is mainly from the Bay Area with a few from the Bluegrass area of Kentucky. 

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    • November 13, 2020, at 11:36 AM PST
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  8. Bob Thompson Member

    Django (View Comment):

    Bob Thompson (View Comment):

    Django (View Comment):

    I’m in the minority, I guess. I’m not as concerned about fraudulent votes as I am that over 70+M people were willing to vote for a senile old pervert and a woman who got her start in CA politics as Willie Brown’s side meat. Trump, for all his flaws, was the best president of my lifetime and yet he lost. What does that say about those voters who opposed him?

    They either support Communism or they don’t understand the threat we are facing. You tell me.

    What we are witnessing in the Democratic Left, in the public and social media and in big tech is not socialism, it is advocacy for CCP styled communism. Is there part of the Democrat Party not aligned with this?

    My sample size is too small to make sweeping comments, but I’ve seen three types. First, those who read NYTimes and listen to NPR. Fundamentally ignorant asses who think they are the best informed people in America, if not in the world. I know one who is proud to say that his “guru” for social and moral issues is the idiot David Brooks, and that his guru for economics is the other idiot, Paul Krugman. Have those two ever been right about anything? Then, there are the emotionally-driven types who just hate Trump. It goes no deeper for them. They usually don’t care about politics and are deliberately uninformed. Third are the recent immigrants who have no interest in being Americans, and who would if they had their way, turn America into the s**thole countries they came from. They hate America and blame America for every problem there is. Why we let them in is beyond me.

    BTW, my small sample is mainly from the Bay Area with a few from the Bluegrass area of Kentucky.

    I taking my sample from the cancel behavior exhibited by news media and the tech giants dominating social media. All my life we have had Democrat and Republican parties in opposition but never what we now are seeing.

    • #8
    • November 13, 2020, at 11:41 AM PST
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  9. DonG (Biden is compromised) Coolidge

    Henry Racette: What matters is that we move on and forget about the millions the astoundingly unaccomplished Biden Jr. raked in from foreign governments while Biden Sr. was in the White House.

    What matters is China has corrupted or bought out American politicians and global institutions and that we should all Learn to Code (in Mandarin).

    • #9
    • November 13, 2020, at 11:50 AM PST
    • 2 likes
  10. Brian Watt Member
    Brian WattJoined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    On a related note to my lengthy comment #6 – Speaking of watermarks – I once worked for a major image scanner company as senior product manager and during one of the trade shows at the McCormick Center in Chicago where we were exhibiting I wandered over to a booth that the U.S. Treasury department had set up to impress show attendees on the various anti-counterfeiting measures they had taken to incorporate into currency – like watermarks and metallic fibers woven into the paper. I invited one of the agents to come over to our booth so I could demonstrate how one of our scanners could capture the somewhat hazy watermark of the $100 bill.

    When he arrived, I put the Benjamin in one of our scanners that had a transparency tray that would slide into the interior of the scanner – for 4 x 5, 8 x 10 transparencies or 35mm slides; and not on the top glass of the scanner for scanning reflective artwork like printed photos or documents. Our scanner’s optics used a mirror that could flip to point the internal camera and CCD up toward the upper reflective scanning surface or down to the transparency tray depending on the mode selected in the scanning software.

    As the scan appeared the watermark of the $100 bill appeared in all its beautiful and sharp glory ready to be duplicated and applied to the pre-press artwork for a counterfeit bill – granted that for counterfeiters, the challenge of producing paper with metallic fibers in the paper was still an issue.

    I would characterize the treasury agent’s facial expression as a bit ashen. He was not pleased with what he saw but thanked me just the same for the demonstration.

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    • November 13, 2020, at 11:52 AM PST
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  11. Sweezle Member

    I’m already missing Trump. I liked so many things about his policies and I guess 72 million voters agreed with me.

     

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    • November 13, 2020, at 12:24 PM PST
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  12. Gary Robbins Reagan

    Henry, you said, 

    There’s no such thing as voter fraud. So it’s okay that thousands of votes were accidentally switched from Trump to Biden by widely used voting machines, that hundreds of thousands of unrequested ballots were mailed to the wrong addresses, that dead people voted, that big city ballot-counting operations were blatantly partisan and irregular, that the laws were rewritten on the fly by unauthorized officials, and that purported turnout in critical districts was historically and unbelievably high.

    I respectfully disagree.

    As for most of what you said, if it is true, then it needs to be alleged in a lawsuit and presented to the Courts. So far, most of these allegations have not been proven, if not debunked. I don’t know about other states, but I do know that in Arizona, the Republican Attorney General opined that in Arizona there was a fair election and a fair count. He noted the high degree of ticket splitting in that in Maricopa County (which has 60% of the state’s population), the voters voted for Biden, and a Republican County Attorney and County Recorder. He also noted that despite Biden winning, the Arizona Legislature has remained Republican.

    The vote nationally was the highest in 100 years. I’ve been around for 68 years, and have been politically aware from the Viet Nam War, through Watergate, Reagan, Hope & Change and all the rest. I have never seen such a polarized electorate or people who were willing to crawl over broken glass to vote for or against Trump. Historically, 2020 will go down as one of the most hotly contested elections in history, along with 1800, 1860, 1876, and 1900. I, for one, have never been more involved in any election.

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    • November 13, 2020, at 12:26 PM PST
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  13. Brian Watt Member
    Brian WattJoined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    Gary Robbins (View Comment):

    Henry, you said,

    There’s no such thing as voter fraud. So it’s okay that thousands of votes were accidentally switched from Trump to Biden by widely used voting machines, that hundreds of thousands of unrequested ballots were mailed to the wrong addresses, that dead people voted, that big city ballot-counting operations were blatantly partisan and irregular, that the laws were rewritten on the fly by unauthorized officials, and that purported turnout in critical districts was historically and unbelievably high.

    I respectfully disagree.

    As for most of what you said, if it is true, then it needs to be alleged in a lawsuit and presented to the Courts. So far, most of these allegations have not been proven, if not debunked. I don’t know about other states, but I do know that in Arizona, the Republican Attorney General opined that in Arizona there was a fair election and a fair count. He noted the high degree of ticket splitting in that in Maricopa County (which has 60% of the state’s population), the voters voted for Biden, and a Republican County Attorney and County Recorder. He also noted that despite Biden winning, the Arizona Legislature has remained Republican.

    The vote nationally was the highest in 100 years. I’ve been around for 68 years, and have been politically aware from the Viet Nam War, through Watergate, Reagan, Hope & Change and all the rest. I have never seen such a polarized electorate or people who were willing to crawl over broken glass to vote for or against Trump. Historically, 2020 will go down as one of the most hotly contested elections in history, along with 1800, 1860, 1876, and 1900. I, for one, have never been more involved in any election.

    Citizen: “Officer – I just witnessed a woman getting shot and thrown into the trunk of her car, and the assailant drove away in her car!”

    Police officer: “Do you have a video of it?”

    Citizen: “No, I was too shocked and upset as it happened and it happened so fast.”

    Police officer: “Where did this supposedly happen?”

    Citizen: “Just two blocks away about 2 minutes ago.”

    Police Officer: “Well, I’d like to help…but you really need to provide me some evidence.”

    Citizen: “Won’t you at least go to the scene and look to see if there’s any evidence? A shell casing? Blood?”

    Police Officer: “I’m sorry, m’am. I’m awfully busy and it’s my lunch hour in about 10 minutes.”

    • #13
    • November 13, 2020, at 12:34 PM PST
    • 20 likes
  14. Gary Robbins Reagan

    I note that Karl Rove in the Wall Street Journal opined that the election results won’t be overturned. https://www.wsj.com/articles/this-election-result-wont-be-overturned-11605134335

    Rich Lowry despite his support for Trump has acknowledged the same and has denounced the unprecedented suggestion that State Legislatures ignore the votes in their states and appoint their own electors and said that it was completely insane. https://www.nationalreview.com/2020/11/the-completely-insane-electoral-college-strategy/

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    • November 13, 2020, at 12:35 PM PST
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  15. Gary Robbins Reagan

    Sweezle (View Comment):

    I’m already missing Trump. I liked so many things about his policies and I guess 72 million voters agreed with me.

    It appears that perhaps as many as 80 million voters disagreed with you.

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    • November 13, 2020, at 12:35 PM PST
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  16. Django Member

    Gary Robbins (View Comment):

    I note that Karl Rove in the Wall Street Journal opined that the election results won’t be overturned. https://www.wsj.com/articles/this-election-result-wont-be-overturned-11605134335

    Rich Lowry despite his support for Trump has acknowledged the same and has denounced the unprecedented suggestion that State Legislatures ignore the votes in their states and appoint their own electors and said that it was completely insane. https://www.nationalreview.com/2020/11/the-completely-insane-electoral-college-strategy/

    I don’t have a strong opinion about this, but was Lowry one of those sphinctered orifices who in 2016 was suggesting that electors should vote their consciences, ignore the mandate from their states and vote against Trump. I’d like to think that he isn’t that much of a hypocrite. 

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    • November 13, 2020, at 12:39 PM PST
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  17. Aaron Miller Member
    Aaron MillerJoined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    You’d think many leftist would have figured out by now that Democrats are the party of the rich and the party of mega-corporations. Whatever leftist media does to steer attention away from the rich overwhelmingly voting Democrat, it’s hard to miss that almost every public statement from a major corporation or CEO is an echo of leftist claptrap or support for Democrats.

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    • November 13, 2020, at 12:41 PM PST
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  18. Biden Pure Demagogue Coolidge
    Biden Pure DemagogueJoined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    • #18
    • November 13, 2020, at 1:21 PM PST
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  19. Antisocial-Introvert Member

    Django (View Comment):

    I’m in the minority, I guess. I’m not as concerned about fraudulent votes as I am that over 70+M people were willing to vote for a senile old pervert and a woman who got her start in CA politics as Willie Brown’s side meat. Trump, for all his flaws, was the best president of my lifetime and yet he lost. What does that say about those voters who opposed him?

    Are we sure that over 70+M people did actually vote for old Gropey Joe? We don’t know how many votes may have been manufactured.

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    • November 13, 2020, at 1:24 PM PST
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  20. Brian Watt Member
    Brian WattJoined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    Starting to make the rounds on Twitter: 

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    • November 13, 2020, at 1:27 PM PST
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  21. Sweezle Member

    Gary Robbins (View Comment):

    Sweezle (View Comment):

    I’m already missing Trump. I liked so many things about his policies and I guess 72 million voters agreed with me.

    It appears that perhaps as many as 80 million voters disagreed with you.

    Oh good grief. Was your post necessary? No, didn’t think so either.

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    • November 13, 2020, at 1:30 PM PST
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  22. Biden Pure Demagogue Coolidge
    Biden Pure DemagogueJoined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    • #22
    • November 13, 2020, at 1:32 PM PST
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  23. Gary Robbins Reagan

    Sweezle (View Comment):

    Gary Robbins (View Comment):

    Sweezle (View Comment):

    I’m already missing Trump. I liked so many things about his policies and I guess 72 million voters agreed with me.

    It appears that perhaps as many as 80 million voters disagreed with you.

    Oh good grief. Was your post necessary? No, didn’t think so either.

    But was your pointing out 72 million people voted necessary also? 

    I would have said nothing if you had just said that you are missing Trump and that you liked so many of his policies.

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    • November 13, 2020, at 1:36 PM PST
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  24. Chris Oler Coolidge
    Chris OlerJoined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    Gary Robbins (View Comment):

    Sweezle (View Comment):

    Gary Robbins (View Comment):

    Sweezle (View Comment):

    I’m already missing Trump. I liked so many things about his policies and I guess 72 million voters agreed with me.

    It appears that perhaps as many as 80 million voters disagreed with you.

    Oh good grief. Was your post necessary? No, didn’t think so either.

    But was your pointing out 72 million people voted necessary also?

    I would have said nothing if you had just said that you are missing Trump and that you liked so many of his policies.

    “I know you are, but what am I?” Come on, folks. Elevate. Time’s a wasting.

    • #24
    • November 13, 2020, at 1:41 PM PST
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  25. David Coolidge

    Gary Robbins (View Comment):

    Henry, you said,

    There’s no such thing as voter fraud. So it’s okay that thousands of votes were accidentally switched from Trump to Biden by widely used voting machines, that hundreds of thousands of unrequested ballots were mailed to the wrong addresses, that dead people voted, that big city ballot-counting operations were blatantly partisan and irregular, that the laws were rewritten on the fly by unauthorized officials, and that purported turnout in critical districts was historically and unbelievably high.

    I respectfully disagree.

    As for most of what you said, if it is true, then it needs to be alleged in a lawsuit and presented to the Courts. So far, most of these allegations have not been proven, if not debunked. I don’t know about other states, but I do know that in Arizona, the Republican Attorney General opined that in Arizona there was a fair election and a fair count. He noted the high degree of ticket splitting in that in Maricopa County (which has 60% of the state’s population), the voters voted for Biden, and a Republican County Attorney and County Recorder. He also noted that despite Biden winning, the Arizona Legislature has remained Republican.

    The vote nationally was the highest in 100 years. I’ve been around for 68 years, and have been politically aware from the Viet Nam War, through Watergate, Reagan, Hope & Change and all the rest. I have never seen such a polarized electorate or people who were willing to crawl over broken glass to vote for or against Trump. Historically, 2020 will go down as one of the most hotly contested elections in history, along with 1800, 1860, 1876, and 1900. I, for one, have never been more involved in any election.

    could end up being the last real election….

    • #25
    • November 13, 2020, at 1:53 PM PST
    • 2 likes
  26. David Coolidge

    Brian Watt (View Comment):

    Starting to make the rounds on Twitter:

    boycot the sponsors, vote with your wallet

    • #26
    • November 13, 2020, at 1:54 PM PST
    • 4 likes
  27. Django Member

    Antisocial-Introvert (View Comment):

    Django (View Comment):

    I’m in the minority, I guess. I’m not as concerned about fraudulent votes as I am that over 70+M people were willing to vote for a senile old pervert and a woman who got her start in CA politics as Willie Brown’s side meat. Trump, for all his flaws, was the best president of my lifetime and yet he lost. What does that say about those voters who opposed him?

    Are we sure that over 70+M people did actually vote for old Gropey Joe? We don’t know how many votes may have been manufactured.

    Remember what P. T. Barnum was supposed to have said. 

    • #27
    • November 13, 2020, at 1:56 PM PST
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  28. Marythefifth Member
    MarythefifthJoined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    Django (View Comment):

    I’m in the minority, I guess. I’m not as concerned about fraudulent votes as I am that over 70+M people were willing to vote for a senile old pervert and a woman who got her start in CA politics as Willie Brown’s side meat. Trump, for all his flaws, was the best president of my lifetime and yet he lost. What does that say about those voters who opposed him?

    I think what it says most is that because of the info they were fed, they knew almost nothing about either candidate.

    • #28
    • November 13, 2020, at 5:33 PM PST
    • 8 likes
  29. Chris Oler Coolidge
    Chris OlerJoined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    David (View Comment):

    Brian Watt (View Comment):

    Starting to make the rounds on Twitter:

    boycot the sponsors, vote with your wallet

    How do I know who the sponsors are if I don’t watch? (Heh!, Sorry, couldn’t resist)

    • #29
    • November 13, 2020, at 6:06 PM PST
    • 3 likes
  30. Brian Watt Member
    Brian WattJoined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    • #30
    • November 13, 2020, at 7:35 PM PST
    • 8 likes