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09 October 2020

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J

Same here. We're voting for Trump also.

Now a quick question, in your analytic judgment did you factor in the silent majority? From what I can see, the silent majority ice berg 'under the water' is far larger this time, than it was back in 2016. I hope it causes the Biden-Harris agenda a titanic moment of monumental proportions. That's my hope anyway.

David

Colonel, for what it is worth. I think there is more to this than the women's vote. Yesterday my wife and I held our noses and sent in our mail in ballots for Biden. We are on the left side of the political spectrum and normally consider the Democrats to be nothing but corporate tools. We both voted for Biden and Harris even though neither of us like either of them. We simply do not want to listen to Trump for another four years. His personality is awful. When he won the election, we did not like it, but we thought it would be okay. We did not count on his constant tweets and noise.

I know how you feel about him, but (policies aside), I think you have to take into account his destructive and very noisy personality when evaluating the coming election possibilities.

Regards,

David

BillWade

For people that I can influence, I remind them to vote with their wallets in mind.

I can imagine a lot of women's minds were changed after seeing Harris in action, Pence is much more presidential and folks realize we may see a VP who might be a president in the near future.

I think Pelosi knows they will lose. I sure hope so.

BillWade

Is this election to be decided by the Attorney General?:

'To be honest, Bill Barr’s gonna go down either as the greatest attorney general in the history of the country or he’s gonna go down as a very sad, sad situation. I mean, I’ll be honest with you. He’s got all the information he needs. They wanna get more, more, more, they keep getting more, I say: "You don’t need any more. You got more stuff than anybody’s ever had." President Trump last night.

Fred

Col.,

The fear parade from the left looks like it is building again; on top of the much hyped OMB and Covid is the fear of ostracization from one's peers amongst the Instagram set. God forbid they stand up as individual adults, which is why the ritual submission of the mask to show conformity, virtue, and simultaneously erase one's idividual identity.

To me it looks like America's innate cultural inclinations are rejecting the subjugation and Biden's support is thinner than the paper mask he wears. The oligarch elite have certainly gone all-in on Biden as a last desperate act to ensure their hold on power; If the fear mongering were to let up for even a day to many will ask why we get poorer while thier class gets richer and more powerful and less accountable every day. They certainly don't want that discussion.

EEngineer

People don't vote for Trump because he's a nice guy, just the opposite. As they say in the software world: it's a feature not a bug. Most people realize Washington DC is infested with career ideologues and they don't like it. His election was an effort to throw sand in their gears. Win, loose, or draw his job is to slow them down. I'd call is first term a draw, but he fought, so he will be reelected.

Stueeeeee

Apparently Pelosi is so confident of a Biden victory that she is preparing the mechanisms to remove him after the election.

Deap

There are far more important issues than personality or gender at stake with this election. Plenty of women support Trump. We don't like the Democrat plantation of lies and pandering that require submission to their corrupt party platform.

Any "women" who claim they support the Democrat plantation are nurse union member and teachers union members - and they are in it for themselves and taxpayer cash as union members first; and not any claim for "women's issues". Whatever they are - special treatment? Give me a free and robust economy, less government micromanaging and women can do just fine.

Democrats treat women like helpless children- their exact same pattern with any minority group. No thank you.

Serge

Same Colonel, same. If I recall correctly you didn't vote for the man the last time around. So hopefully there are many more like you in this country.

james

2 sides of the same coin... both parties are essentially the war party with full support for wall st, mil and the oil industry to continue on as it has the past however many years...

turcopolier

All

Pelosi seems certifiable. Her bill would require Trump to sign it before a commission on presidential suitability could be formed. is she afraid that the Dems are going to lose?

Pitch

I'm continually puzzled as to what rationale would lead someone to vote for Trump or - at this point - the vast majority of Republicans.

The democrats will likely sweep, and then, sadly, we will likely have an object lesson as to why the republican party exists at all: they're performance by any objective measure, even given the structural disenfranchisement of so many voters, should have resulted in the GOP's destruction/reformation long ago.

At the end of the day, even compared to the aforementioned skew of elections, the republican's prime advantage in maintaining their grip on power remains...the democrats.

turcopolier

Deap

Are you either a woman or a minority?

turcopolier

David

You know how I feel about Trump? Really? I will vote for him but it is not a matter of feelings. He is merely the lesser of two weevils. His personality is a triviality. Remember why you voted over the next years. Remember.

rjj

@ David | 09 October 2020 at 10:39 AM

click on caps...... POLITIKASTHENIA


TV

David's Biden vote illustrates the shallow voting bloc which is very large.
Trump is a "meanie" and "not nice"
Hell of a reason on which to base your vote.
They want "mommy" government and "daddy" President

Chuck Light

With all due respect Colonel, I hope that your analytic judgment is absolutely accurate come November 3.

O.B.

I do not like the colour revs that an immoral fraction of the US Establishment is doing elsewhere, neither I do like the colour revolution being done in the US.
Best of luck to you and to Trump.

David

Colonel, I fear I misspoke. I am relatively sure that you do not like Trump's delivery anymore than I do, but you do like a good number pf his policies and do not like Biden's. I did not really do a good job of posting my objection to Trump. To be clearer, I meant to say that if it were not for Trump's constant noise and tweets, I would have voted for the Green Party (as I have done ever since I cast a dreadful vote for Bill Clinton in his first election). I think I am not alone in just wanting quiet. I think Trump's tweets and constant chatter hurt his own cause and that of his supporters. We shall see.

Diana Croissant

I dealt with the initial shock one gets from listening to Trump for the first time during the Republican primaries before his first term. I come from a Calvinistic religious background. His lifestyle before he ran for office really bothered me. I just knew women would be "turned off" by him.)

However, we were attending several weekly precinct meetings before the primary that would choose our county's Republican nominee for President. We had all listened to the debates. I really liked Cruz.

The comments from the men in our precinct caused me to rethink Trump's personality. None of the men were worried about his many scandalous affairs or about how he spoke. They just counted that behavior as "some men are just that way." Then they gave the reason they were voting for him: his grasp of our free market capitalist economy. Several were small business owners. They made some clear arguments that our country needed someone who would fight for a capitalist system and were worried even then about a slide into a more socialist system.

That argument won me over. I've mentioned often of my immigrant Great Grandparents and Grandparents whose farms had made Russia the bread basket of the world for a while. They had later been confiscated by the Bolsheviks in Russia and turned first into an experiment in "factory farming" that failed and then they were turned into an experiment in "communal farms," which also failed miserably and led to famines--especially the Holodomor famine. (I had actually studied that in my Government class in high school. I had heard my older relatives saying the word "Bolshevik" with disgust. I had a Great Aunt living in Siberia, where they sent her when they took her family's farm.

I quickly realized that I didn't care about the personality of a candidate but did care about his or her (I had briefly thought of Carly Fiorina) grasp of a capitalist economy and its importance in keeping our country OUR country.

I learned to ignore Trump's personality. I just pictured him the way Charles Dickens might have thought of him if Dickens were still alive.

I voted for him in the primaries and then in the election. (Colorado is a caucus state.) I have never felt sorry. I ignore his personality--though now I think of him as I feel Dickens would have characterized him--and I understand completely why many of the people who attend his rallies chant "We love you!"

I've had the advantage that many of the people on this blog do not have: the advantage of never having been in the DC Swamp in either the military or the government. Though my father, some uncles, my brother and several cousins, my classmates, and my son have served, they were all enlisted (or in my day, drafted).

I am part of the middle class and proud of it. Trump really does understand the importance of the middle class, having employed so many people from the middle class.

I will most definitely vote for him when my ballot comes and take it to a secure lock box in our Town Hall four blocks away.

When he is elected--which I hope will be by a big margin--our next great concern will be to return our education system to what it was at one time when I first began teaching: a great system for all classes and all skin colors. We really must discourage the communist/socialist takeover of our education system. We have young people who are brainwashed and stupid, but we are going to need that generation to keep our country our country after we pass away as the "leaves of grass" that we are. That is why we must also allow and encourage "schools of choice."

If you have to fear anything, what you need to fear and fight against is the takeover of the education system. In the colleges and community colleges, that socialist philosophy has turned out the rioters and plunderers destroying businesses and government property all over this country. A Biden (Obama) presidency will end our country.

(When working during the primary between Obama and Hillary for the Democratic Party earlier, when I was then a registered Democrat, I worked for Hillary. (I know--very stupid of me) we actually got a new participant. He was a young man who had been volunteering for Obama. He had found a paper left accidentally by a leader that actually called the volunteers "useful idiots." (You may recognize that term from Marx's Communist Manifesto.) He was so appalled that he switched parties. That is a reason I can not now or ever vote for anyone who associated with Obama and other Saul Alinsky students.

(Colonel Lang, you asked us to respond. I hope you are not sorry

blue peacock

Col. Lang,

While I will not be voting for either of the two "lesser weevils", not that my vote matters in my state which reliably votes for one side, as I noted in an earlier thread, my analysis of the tea leaves is that Trump will be re-elected, the GOP retain the majority in the Senate with fewer seats and the Democrats will retain the majority in the House, again with a smaller majority.

The presidential contest is centered in the upper mid-west mostly - Wisconsin, Minnesota, Michigan and then the key state of Pennsylvania. One factor that most analysts don't mention much is new voter registration. They are all squarely focused on the manipulated polls and voter segmentation sentiment. However, party new voter registration has historically been quite good in terms of predictive value. The GOP has a small advantage in Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin in this election cycle on this measure. Since, these states are won by a small margin of votes, of course turnout for each side is a huge factor but new voter registration typically leads to many of these voters actually casting ballots.

IMO, nothing much is going to change in the next 4 years of the Trump presidency in terms of the economic squeeze on the working class as market concentration will continue to grow. Trump like his predecessors will not be enforcing anti-trust and anti-competitive rules. We'll continue to get the best government big money can buy. Much of the second $1.8 trillion stimulus with borrowed money will flow to the oligarchs.

turcopolier

blue peacock

"Much of the second $1.8 trillion stimulus with borrowed money will flow to the oligarchs." I lack your pessimism and I do not want to live in a Marxist state.

turcopolier

david

"I think I am not alone in just wanting quiet." I think that is not a good enough reason for voting for the death of the republic.

English Outsider


Well Colonel, a tiny sliver of silver lining.

When it comes to SHMBO in the Outsider household, she wouldn't have Trump at any price were she your side of the Atlantic. But we've watched the two debates in full and now she won't have Biden/Harris at any price either.

They are a most unappealing couple. Best thing the Democrats could do would be to keep those two under wraps for the next month.

I hope your man's fit enough to stand the pace of an American election. He ought in any case to keep some strength in reserve for his second term.

Rick Merlotti

I didn’t vote for Trump in 16. I was much more in the orbit of conventional political thinking at the time. You know, thinking what the TeeVee told me to think. After watching the MSM shed it’s supposed neutrality and go all apeshit resistance, I started listening to Trump without the media filter. I see why he is off-putting to “moderates”, but we need a bastard with balls of brass right now. And an outsider. I consider Biden Harris a vote for russiagate, insurrection and war. Trump has my vote and luckily I live in a state where it matters, Florida. Vote like the Republic is at stake, because it most assuredly is.

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