Denninger on Time's story
Joe Biden* was not elected by the American voters, he was selected by the vote counters.
It's not every day you wake up and have a "major" magazine put into print an admission of myriad crimes in the political sphere -- and cheer for the results it brought.
Their work touched every aspect of the election. They got states to change voting systems and laws
That's a flat constitutional violation in all cases where it did not go through the legislature, and thus illegal.
and helped secure hundreds of millions in public and private funding.
This is also illegal in most if not all states; private funding is not permitted for elections for the very reason put forward.
They fended off voter-suppression lawsuits, recruited armies of poll workers and got millions of people to vote by mail for the first time. They successfully pressured social media companies to take a harder line against disinformation and used data-driven strategies to fight viral smears.
But only smears from one side. For instance Joe Biden said he would not ban fracking on federal land and would not halt Keystone. Trump correctly pointed out that he had every intention of doing exactly that. He was right; it happened on the first day. Further, the Hunter Biden laptop was not "disinformation"; it may have been a smear but it was a truthful one.
They executed national public-awareness campaigns that helped Americans understand how the vote count would unfold over days or weeks, preventing Trump’s conspiracy theories and false claims of victory from getting more traction. After Election Day, they monitored every pressure point to ensure that Trump could not overturn the result.
Even if the results were false?
and finally summoning his army of supporters to the Jan. 6 rally that ended in deadly violence at the Capitol.
Oh really? Even CNN has abandoned this. The "pipe bombs" were placed before the fact. There is emerging evidence that in fact Antifa and BLM-affiliated persons led the charge. The truth is yet to be fully uncovered here, but unlike the six months of previous violence which included burnt buildings, looting and all manner of destruction and death that was shockingly absent from said "deadly" violence. Indeed, the Capitol Police officer lionized for allegedly being clocked with a fire extinguisher was walked back too by no less than CNN after reports emerged that no blunt-force trauma was sustained. In other words it's entirely plausible that the officer had an ordinary medical incident and the "riot", such as it was, had nothing to do with his death. What we do know at this point was the narrative that he was hit with a fire extinguisher was false since no such injury was on his person.
Then there's AOC who claimed to be in the Capitol when it happened and "afraid for her life." In reality she was in her office in the Canon building and there was never any intruder on the floor of her office, according to the Representative in the next office over. There was a Capitol Police Officer who came to check on things and apparently she was afraid of him. I guess that's fitting for Ms. Defund The Police eh?
“Every attempt to interfere with the proper outcome of the election was defeated,”
Proper? Not accurate, not truthful but proper.
According, of course, to those who organized it.
That’s why the participants want the secret history of the 2020 election told, even though it sounds like a paranoid fever dream–a well-funded cabal of powerful people, ranging across industries and ideologies, working together behind the scenes to influence perceptions, change rules and laws, steer media coverage and control the flow of information.
But this is not "rigging", you see, even though it's an admission of doing exactly that. Controlling the flow of information? You mean, the First Amendment was repealed by a group of powerful people -- for their own purposes, right?
Influence perceptions and "steer media coverage"? Isn't the word for that propaganda?
Change rules and laws? When not done through the proscribed means, isn't that called "a crime" and, in this case, "unconstitutional"?
And then it gets better. You see, the left-wing riots were a threat to business, which wanted to appease them. We all knew this but to actually put it in print is another matter entirely:
But behind the scenes, the business community was engaged in its own anxious discussions about how the election and its aftermath might unfold. The summer’s racial-justice protests had sent a signal to business owners too: the potential for economy-disrupting civil disorder.
Shift the election to Biden or your place of business will burn.
Wait a minute.... isn't that political violence? Isn't that what we hear everyone cackling about in DC these days from the alleged other side? Yet here is an admission in print that this was the intent and outcome sought by the riots for a full six months leading up to the election while our Federal authorities including the FBI deliberately looked the other way.
You don't think they were in it too, do you?
Quite possibly, eh?
“Although we may not always agree on desired outcomes up and down the ballot, we are united in our call for the American democratic process to proceed without violence, intimidation or any other tactic that makes us weaker as a nation.”
Except for the violence that caused these people to issue that statement, right? Burnt cities, police stations, murders and mayhem? That doesn't count?
The conversation that followed was a difficult one, led by the activists charged with the protest strategy. “We wanted to be mindful of when was the right time to call for moving masses of people into the street,”
Oh my. Another admission.
If they'd lost they would have rioted. Just like the six months previous.
Now we are to believe that this was about democracy winning the day. That "every vote" (whether cast, stuffed or otherwise) should count, provided it goes our way. TIME tries to present this piece as protecting democracy yet right toward the end they admit the truth: Had the count gone against them those who aligned to "protect the vote" were prepared to take to the streets exactly as they had for the previous six months and which TIME admits was political violence intended to, and which did, sway corporate minds through the threat of continued physical violence.
None of this should surprise if you've been paying attention.
What surprises is that they're willing to admit it in front of not only their cheering supporters but the 70-odd million Americans who believed the outcome was rigged irrespective of the means by which it was, and which TIME just admitted to in black ink.
Re: Denninger on Time's story
Republicans have became exceedingly adept as using every legal (even if ouside the intent of the Founders), extralegal and downright illegal tactic imaginable over the last 30 years.
And when somebody checkmates them, same 'ol. Work the refs, claim victimhood.
Re: Denninger on Time's story
nutz, this goes back a decade or more....what is it exactly that you personally feel you "won"?
I know that your fellow doofus is all about not having to feel bad about abortion...that seems to drive his whole political spectrum...are you really still that upset about losing the prom queen to the neighbor with a bigger set, and your whole existence is now wishing that somehow the BTO is cut down to size? If not, you sure have me fooled. Both of you, for that matter.
how anyone that fancies themselves a "liberal" in the classic sense, can look at what is going on in America right now and feel like a winner befuddles me. it is a "leftist" movement, and even if you don't have a pot to pee in, economic chaos will reduce your twilight years to a dystopian nightmare. Maybe you don't intend on living very long and feel you will be dust before the collapse and really don't give a ratzazz about your progency.
Re: Denninger on Time's story
The Time Magazine article (you don`t get any more mainstream) vindicates exactly what those of us to the right of Jimmy Carter have been saying. Isn`t it curious how such articles weren`t published prior to the election?