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  1. Jeff Hawkins Coolidge

    “Maybe some people voted for Trump because they’re racists”

    Leave it to JPod to take a smear and lend credibility.

    Almost as rage inducing as “Obama was so concerned Trump was a foreign agent, he had to start an investigation”

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    • November 2, 2020, at 9:51 AM PST
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  2. OccupantCDN Coolidge

    You guys are so completely marinated in the mainstream media views that you’re all ready for the BBQ.

    1. Pandemic Response. Repeat after me “Trump did not screw up the response to the pandemic” … Name a country that did better? Maybe Japan and Sweden? Both did not lock down. Was the pandemic response good anywhere? No, Chinese disinformation with WHO cooperation and interference hampered the west’s responses to the covid-1984 pandemic. Covid-1984 should be thought of as a successful intelligence operation of a foreign power.
    2. Polls are purposefully in error. Media companies commission polls to support their anti-Trump narratives. You seem to think that a 5% error in Florida polls is impossible – yet we saw a 5% error in Florida polls in the 2018 mid term elections. Donald Trump will win Florida early. Texas and Georgia are not in play, the polls are wrong, by more than 5% this time. Why would a media company purposefully commission an erroneous poll? Because polls dont just report reality, they help shape it. Its estimated that as much as 6% of the voting public are influenced by polls. Thats a huge advantage.
    3. The enthusiasm gap – isnt a gap, its a chasm. Compare photos of Trump events with Biden events. Its like they’re not even in the same league. Trump continues to fill arenas and stadiums, and Biden gets even fewer voters to come out than Hillary Clinton did. Their is no enthusiasm at all on the democrat side. Vote for the Un-Trump? I dont think thats enough, particularly since the UnTrump touts such unpopular policies, like tax hikes, fracking bans and the green new deal.
    4. The democrats are fractured. Bernie bros are not going to turn out for Biden, voter participation in the under 30 set is down significantly from 2016. Black voters are also unsure of Biden, as much as democrats smear Trump a racist, Biden has a long and well known history of saying racist things; Along with his long career of disregard for black communities in the senate – like the 1994 Crime Bill for example. Biden is the perfect candidate to inoculate Trump on the charge of racism. Trump may do better than any republican with black voters going back to Eisenhower who got about 40% of the Black vote in 1956.

    What are going to believe, the polls or your lying eyes? The displays of Trump support are not off-beat anecdotes, but regular occurrences across the country. 

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    • November 2, 2020, at 10:33 AM PST
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  3. OccupantCDN Coolidge

    Lunch suggestion for you guys, next week:

    BBQ Black Crow

     

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    • November 2, 2020, at 10:38 AM PST
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  4. kylez Member
    kylezJoined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    Jeff Hawkins (View Comment):

    “Maybe some people voted for Trump because they’re racists”

    Leave it to JPod to take a smear and lend credibility.

    Almost as rage inducing as “Obama was so concerned Trump was a foreign agent, he had to start an investigation”

    The “racists” must be disappointed.

    And why in the world would Obama think that?

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    • November 2, 2020, at 11:20 AM PST
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  5. OwnedByDogs Coolidge

    Jeff Hawkins (View Comment):

    “Maybe some people voted for Trump because they’re racists”

    Leave it to JPod to take a smear and lend credibility.

    Almost as rage inducing as “Obama was so concerned Trump was a foreign agent, he had to start an investigation”

    If you want to talk racism let’s tally up the racist comments made by Joe Biden. 

    “You cannot go to a 7-Eleven or a Dunkin’ Donuts unless you have a slight Indian accent. I’m not joking,”

    “I mean, you got the first mainstream African-American who is articulate and bright and clean and a nice-looking guy,” he said. “I mean, that’s a storybook, man.”

    Praised segregationist George Wallace as “someone who’s not afraid to stand up and offend people, someone who wouldn’t pander but would say what the American people know in their gut is right,”

    “Unless we do something about this, my children are going to grow up in a jungle, the jungle being a racial jungle with tensions having built so high that it is going to explode at some point. We have got to make some move on this.”

    “That’s one of the things that he finds was most in need when he was over there in Iraq for a year,” Biden said during remarks at the 40th anniversary of the Legal Services Corporation. “That people would come to him and talk about what was happening to them at home in terms of foreclosures, in terms of bad loans that were being … I mean these Shylocks who took advantage of, um, these women and men while overseas.”

    “We should challenge students in these schools. We have this notion that somehow if you’re poor, you cannot do it. Poor kids are just as bright and just as talented as white kids.”

    Trump can’t hold China accountable for COVID-19 because Americans can’t distinguish “between a South Korean and someone from Beijing.”

    “You’ve got more questions?” Biden replied. “Well, I tell you what, if you have a problem figuring out whether you’re for me or Trump, then you ain’t black.”

     

    Almost as rage inducing as “Obama was so concerned Trump was a foreign agent, he had to start an investigation”

    Indeed. I will fix it for Pod: Obama was so concerned that Hillary had lost to Trump, he had to start an investigation.

     

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    • November 2, 2020, at 12:07 PM PST
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  6. Jeff Hawkins Coolidge

    It wasn’t an either or for me it was “well if one person voted Trump due to being racist, it means the smear is true” line of thinking

    I’m well aware of Joe’s history of casual racism. He’s possibly my least favorite politician in my lifetime.

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    • November 2, 2020, at 12:11 PM PST
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  7. Joe D. Lincoln

    Jeff Hawkins (View Comment):

    “Maybe some people voted for Trump because they’re racists”

    Leave it to JPod to take a smear and lend credibility.

    Almost as rage inducing as “Obama was so concerned Trump was a foreign agent, he had to start an investigation”

    Come on, maybe there are like 3 or 4 people in this country who fit this statement.

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    • November 2, 2020, at 1:35 PM PST
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