Tag: 2020 Presidential Election

Recommended by Ricochet Members Created with Sketch. Did The Debate Commission Provide the Election’s ‘Galvanizing Moment?’

 

If you had the so-called Commission on Presidential Debates framing the issue that voters may well take with them into the voting booth on November 3 (or before) on your 2020 election bingo card, congratulations. Who thought an obscure, 33-year-old nonprofit organization might provide the potential galvanizing moment just weeks before Election Day?

As former GOP presidential nominee and ex-Senate Republican Leader Bob Dole has confirmed, the Commission is in the tank for Joe Biden, or at least against President Trump.

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It’s just been announced that, considering President Trump was diagnosed with COVID, the next debate will be virtual. President Trump has declined, and instead, announced that he will hold a rally. I’m bothered by both of his decisions. First, I was very upset when hearing he and Melania had contracted the disease, and that he […]

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Some people seem to think the presidential election is lost. I think that is premature. Here are some reasons: 1. predict it has Biden 62 cents Trump 41 cents (it’s more than a dollar since it’s a bid price). Thus, they have it as roughly 60-40. Preview Open

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Recommended by Ricochet Members Created with Sketch. Post-Debate Reflections (from a Trump voter)

 

Because you need another one of these posts…

  1. Watching Trump interrupt and talk over the debate moderator was cringy and painful. I’m a woman and a millennial, so take that into consideration – I know a lot of people like seeing Trump’s aggression, and sometimes I do, too, but I don’t think this was a good look tonight. I don’t mind him talking over Biden as much because it is a debate, after all.
  2. The “Antifa is an idea, not an organization” nonsense from Biden was extremely offensive. Don’t remember ideas burning things down and terrorizing people all by themselves! 
  3. I’m super glad I will never moderate a presidential debate, and I want to know why they never mute the candidates’ mics. If it’s a matter of pre-debate negotiations, then they need to negotiate that in next time. 
  4. Biden saying he doesn’t want to defund the police or implement the Green New Deal was interesting – and I don’t know that I believe him, especially with Kamala Harris as his running mate. I’m curious to see if he ends up walking any of that back.
  5. I thought the debate was supposed to last until 11 p.m., so it was a pleasant surprise when it ended “early.”
  6. I believe Trump has disavowed white supremacy before, and I can’t believe we’re still bringing up the “good people on both sides” thing, but Trump handled that question horribly last night.
  7. So, who won? Probably those of us who chose to watch the debate as entertainment and Tweet/chat on Ricochet while we watched it. 

Also – my favorite Tweet from the night:

Wayne Winegarden, Ph.D., Senior Fellow of Business and Economics for the Pacific Research Institute joins Carol Roth to discuss a free market approach to energy. He talks about why electric car subsidies help the rich, why overregulation hurts the poor and how Californians could save more than $2,000 a year if lawmakers enacted free market policies. Wayne and Carol talk about California’s rolling blackout problems and why big government is to blame, the big problem with solar energy that nobody is talking about, nuclear power and more.

Plus, a Now You Know segment on the Canary Islands. 

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Power Line pointed to an opinion piece at the Hill, comparing news media and their coverage of the 1968 influenza pandemic with media coverage of COVID-19. While the Hill piece provides good factual support for the wildly different coverage, I believe the author gets it wrong in claiming the media personalities then would not weaponize […]

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Be still my heart! Everyone’s favorite fake Hispanic Latinx and festering gob of raw political charisma is back! Yes, the Betomax has a new organization: Preview Open

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There are a number of articles out there today on what people believe are Joe Biden’s cognitive skills. Here’s one from the Washington Examiner. Both Zogby and Rassmussen have conducted polling. In summary: Rasmussen Poll Preview Open

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On Brian Kilmeade’s radio show today, he said to his guest that Trump is down in eight different polls, and they can’t all be wrong. All the talk shows have suggestions: Trump needs to call Biden out (of the basement) and ask him how he would handle……lack of law enforcement to respond to emergencies (happening […]

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Hi, Everybody! As y’all may remember, four years ago I found a crystal ball at Goodwill that seemed to predict the future. Those prognostications were 100% as accurate as any others made about the 2016 election. I then put the ball in the back of a closet and forgot about it. A couple of days […]

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This Tuesday, June 23, 2020, Joe Biden held a virtual fundraiser which featured former President Barack Obama. The event included a discussion or conversation between Biden and Obama and, in that conversation, Obama made an assertion that stunned me. Let me post a video which includes the assertion in question. The video is about 2 […]

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Joe Concha, media reporter for The Hill and TV commentator rejoins Carol Roth to talk about the current state of the media and all of its issues. Joe and Carol discuss the media’s hypocrisy in dealing with Joe Biden vs. Brett Kavanaugh, their mishandling of COVID-19 reporting and their co-dependency with and on President Trump.

Plus, a “Now You Know” segment on the longest game in minor league baseball history.

Recommended by Ricochet Members Created with Sketch. Vote-by-Mail Must Never Be Implemented

 

Now that the Wuhan coronavirus pandemic is full-fledged, many politicians and government officials across the US are pushing for a dangerous policy— voting by mail. This policy would allow citizens across the country to mail-in ballots instead of going to a secure polling location. This policy should raise a plethora of red flags when it comes to the legitimacy of US elections.

Inaccurate Voter Rolls

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It is very clear that this year has gone very badly off the tracks. But, things just seem to be getting weirder. For instance, the following came wandering across my news feed: “As Biden struggles, Hillary waits for the call” By Liz Peek, Opinion Contributor at The Hill.com on 04/30/20 08:30 AM EDT Preview Open

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It seems to me that the fix is in. Joe Biden will be the Democrat Party’s nominee for President in 2020. A clear-eyed look (pun intended) at the state of former VP Biden in 2020 leads one to the conclusion that he is increasingly unstable and erratic in the normal ways for an almost-octogenarian. Add […]

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Recommended by Ricochet Members Created with Sketch. Putting Russian Collusion and the Horror of Money in Politics in Context

 

This morning, Sean Davis of The Federalist provided the best take I’ve seen on Michael Bloomberg’s failed presidential run.

Contributor Post Created with Sketch. Recommended by Ricochet Members Created with Sketch. Winter Turning to Summer of Discontent?

 

There is a useful fiction that “politics stops at the water’s edge,” but that has always been only a fiction. So, we should not be surprised that politics drive divergent responses to the death of a terrorist mastermind, an actual general, with a real uniform, in the “terror war.” At the same time, we should be cautioned by the contrast between the opening lines of Richard III and the end. It was not just a rapid change of political weather, but also of the seasons, as winter turned to summer only to turn back to winter for the house of York.

Remember that the line after “now is the winter of our discontent” is “made glorious summer by this sun of York.” At the time, the Duke of Lancaster and the supporters of his house, might have said, “now is the summer of our repose made gloomy winter by this storm from York.” So it has always been with political power. “Can’t we all get along?” Not when there are even the smallest stakes (see Henry Kissinger’s (?) snark about academic internal politics).

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Notice that the players entering the ongoing impeachment inquiry as hostile witnesses, including the alleged whistleblower, mostly have Ukrainian connections that predate their role in the Trump Administration. Those who protest too much can be suspected of having undeservedly benefited in an earlier political life. What I find hard to understand is why they start […]

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