I don’t want to give Joe and Kammie what my beloved grandmother would call a kinehora, which means ‘evil eye,’ but I am beginning to believe that the only reason we still think there’s a Presidential contest going on is because there are lots of people, groups and media venues out there which exist only because they can make us believe that the race is still not done.
On June 1st, Joe had a 6.2% lead over him, and his lead has remained at or above that margin ever since. How big is that lead? For all the talk about how Hillary won the popular vote in 2016, her winning margin was 2.10%. And by the way, the aggregate national polls in 2016 had the final numbers exactly right.
Now let’s look at those ‘critical’ swing states. Right now Joe has 223 electoral votes coming from 21 Communist/Fascist/Terrorist/Sanctuary states. Oregon, on the other hand, is rated as a ‘likely’ but not certain blue state. Meanwhile, the first state-wide Oregon poll since June was published yesterday and Joe’s lead was only 12 points. Of course, maybe there are all kinds of hidden Trump votes in a state where 500,000 people have been forced to evacuate their homes, yet the President hasn’t said one, single word about the fires. Oregon’s only a ‘likely’ blue state. Yea, right.
There are 4 states – Michigan, New Hampshire, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin – which total 50 electoral votes. Joe gets those 4 states and he doesn’t need Florida, or Georgia, or North Carolina, or Texas, or any of the other states where he’s either even or just slightly below Trump in the statewide vote. Yesterday the Cook Report made headlines by moving Florida back into the toss-up category. Good. Let all the shuffleboard players at The Villages vote for Trump.
Next weekend, Trump has a rally planned in the town of Mosinee, WI, which is about as far away from Kenosha as you can get. He’ll fly into a local airport, harangue a thousand or so folks about how Biden and the Democrats will turn America into Venezuela, and that will be that. Meanwhile, the latest polls show that his numbers went down after he visited Kenosha, not up.
Know what Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin have in common? They’re all Big 10 states. Back on August 5th, the Conference published its 2020 football schedule, noting that the teams would only play other Big 10 teams this year in order to minimize health issues arising from Covid-19. A week later, the Presidents of the Big-10 schools voted to cancel the entire season with the hopes that games might be played next Spring.
Know why Trump is claiming he downplayed the virus threat to ‘protect’ America from the Chinese flu? Because he couldn’t figure out how to blame Joe, Nancy, and the rest of the radical-left Democrats for 1,000 Covid-19 deaths every day. Believe me, if he couldda, he wouldda.
One more thing about the swing-state vote needs to be said. I’ve said it before but it needs to be said again, and again, and again.
In 2012, Obama received 7,175,828 votes in Michigan, Wisconsin and PA, Romney got 6,203,656 in those same states. In 2016, Hillary received 6,577,816 votes in those three states, a drop of 8%. Trump got 6,655,560 votes in those states in 2016, an increase of 7%. America and the entire world has been putting up with this small-minded, racist jerk because of how – ready? – .0006% of the voters who voted for Trump and Hillary cast their votes in 2016.
Forget all the nonsense about how Trump represents some kind of ‘new wave’ in politics or how so many Americans are pissed off about immigrants coming over the Mexican border and either raping and murdering everyone or taking all our jobs. The numbers don’t lie even if Trump lies all the time.
Either we go into cities like Detroit, Milwaukee, Philadelphia, and Pittsburgh and get some folks to either mail in their ballots, or stand on lines at polling places, or we don’t. If we don’t, we deserve four more years of Trump.
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