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I haven’t been following them closely (or at all, really). But my throwaway guess is that Republicans lose both.

Why would lower income Trump supporters vote for the party that failed to find Trump 11,780 votes and denied them their well-deserved $2,000 worth of gibs? I certainly wouldn’t in their place.

Polling average ends in +1.8% to Ossoff and +2.1% to Warnock.

Biden was at +1.2% and won Georgia by +0.2%, so they were very accurate there.

The likely reason the polls underestimated Trump was because Trump’s support is more heavily loaded towards proles whom polls undersampled this year due to Corona (professionals worked from home and had free time to answer polls). But these proles like Trump a lot more than generic Reps, so we can expect less of an error in these elections. Plus, in any case, pollsters will have had time to further refine their methodology since the Presidential election.

 
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  1. Please keep off topic posts to the current Open Thread.

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  2. I’m following it slightly more closely that you (my country, my government, to the extent it’s possible to even say both today for someone who’s ancestors have been here before our “revolution”, but I save a lot of time just waiting for outcomes), and my take is the same. There’s lots of bad things about the two Democrats, but the GOPe(stablishment)’s handling of Corona-chan “gibbs” is either so tone deaf, or calculated to bring about this outcome (Mitch McConnell is owned by the CCP and doesn’t even believe he has to hide it), that I don’t think November Plan B vote cheating will be required. But the Democrats certainly have that in reserve if we’re both wrong.

    • Replies: @Beckow
  3. A123 says:

    Fultoning (a.k.a. fabricating ballots) is now quasi-legal in Georgia based on the certification of the obviously fake November results.

    Can the GOP begin Fultoning in this election? Possibly, it is a pretty easy ballot to print in quantity. My hope is that the GOP Fultons their way to victory with an unprecedented 90%+, possibly 100%+, turnout for a Special Election.

    Remember the DNC refrain… Every Ballot Must Be Counted.

    PEACE 😇

  4. Any predictions how will the things go regarding Trump/Biden power transfer as trumpian side rhetorics are getting increasingly desperate lately – martial law, inauguration delay, will not take this house from me, etc.?

    The most peaceful intepretation of this would be just raising the verbal stakes by puffing&huffing in order to get something like promise of Nixon-like treatment (“What would I gain from conceding?”) but there is not so small chance that Trump himself really believes his own BS about fake elections, so any fireworks are not out of the question. Especially as Dem side seems to be lulled by normalcy bias and do not have real contingency planing or will to act in prevention or quickly after if the real naked power play push comes to shove.

    • Replies: @sudden death
    , @AnonFromTN
  5. @sudden death

    btw, just read that Trump wants to go golfing in Scotland of all places on the day on inauguration, if this is not just some smokescreen and has some merit, then nothing serious will happen 🙂

    • Replies: @The Alarmist
  6. mal says:

    denied them their well-deserved $2,000 worth of gibs?

    I want gibs. I think Georgia voters may second that.

  7. @sudden death

    … just read that Trump wants to go golfing in Scotland of all places on the day on inauguration….

    Not a wise move: Sturgeon and gang would pick him up and ship him to NY within a heartbeat of Vance’s arrest warrant and extradition request, and, unlike the Assange case, no judge in the UK would say no.

    • Replies: @Europe Europa
  8. If they faked a presidential election, why wouldn’t they fake this one? If Democrats are smart, they will fake the election in the Republicans’ favor. Just as Trump voters cannot count on their votes to matter, they also can’t count on their potential boycott to matter – if they don’t vote this time, their votes can still be faked depending on what the powers that be require.

    I think it will be a smart move in the management of the fake American democracy, this way they will be able to say “see, this time the republicans won, so the stolen presidential election is actually a conspiracy theory, why didn’t we steal it this time” and their fake, toothless “enemies” winning would not really have much impact on the agenda.

    This argument occurred to me as soon as people like Fuentes, Anglin and so on started calling for sitting the election out and punishing the republicans. I am not sure if someone else has made the same argument but I haven’t seen it at least even though it’s obvious that when an election can be faked one way, it can also be faked in another way and boycotting this race still betrays a fundamental belief that the system actually works and there are still fair elections in the USA.

  9. Beckow says:
    @That Would Be Telling

    Yep, Mitch and Gang put a fork in Trump, a classical Brutus moment. It’s always the allies who do it at the end…

    The question is where the Republican country club twits go now – the libertarian ideology is dead and they have nothing else. Washington has gently alternated between crazy liberals and equally crazy libertarians hiding behind ‘Republicans‘, basically a pretend struggle between elderly golf guys and frustrated childless women with colored friends. Then Trump shook it up, so they got rid of him.

    The ‘rona has shown that the libertarians are basically liberals, but they are also assh..les. The catastrophic handling of the Corona “gibbs” was in Mitch’s DNA all along. Now the world will get a long afternoon nap in the improved globo-liberal kindergarten…

  10. @The Alarmist

    The UK is a bad place for him to go in general, but he’d be even less safe in Scotland than England.

    There is a degree of Trump support in England from elements of the Tory establishment and English public, whereas in Scotland support for Trump is almost zero, in fact the SNP establishment in Scotland would relish the opportunity to arrest and extradite him.

  11. @A123

    Reps might as well use the same dirty tricks Dems used in November. As far as the credibility of the US elections goes, there is nothing to lose: it’s already negative.

    • Replies: @Pericles
  12. @Europe Europa

    No one is going to arrest Trump anywhere. It is all narcissism from the top down and therefore, once Trump is out of power, he may as well not exist. A new hate figure and mannequin for projection will take his place. This is why it seems fake to many people – because it really is fake, but not in a conspiracy way, rather simply in the way that all participants are more concerned by their own image, both how they perceive it and how others perceive it, than they are with reality. This is why it is preferable to heroically “combat institutional racism” (a fake problem) with diversity training (an equally fake solution) than ensure that streets are clean, wages are high or infrastructure is excellent.

    Once you get this, you get all of contemporary Western politics.

    • Agree: El Dato
    • Replies: @The Alarmist
  13. @sudden death

    there is not so small chance that Trump himself really believes his own BS about fake elections

    Trump might be a moron, but he is right in this: November elections were as fake as Zimbabwe elections, and had the same result: corrupt senile half-corpse “won”.

  14. @Europe Europa

    Why shouldn’t they arrest and extradite him?

  15. @Not Only Wrathful

    At the current age of 66, Cyrus Vance, Jr. is a relative “spring chicken,” and sending The Donald to Sing Sing might be enough to catapult Vance to Kamala’s Veep and ultimate successor. Trump might get a pardon at the Federal level, but several localities have signalled an intent to come after him after he is out of office, and a Fed pardon is worthless in that case. Trump is not in the club, so he is certainly not off limits, and TPTB want to make it clear, by hanging his head on the proverbial town gates, to other outsiders to never again try to “do a Trump.”

    • Replies: @Supply and Demand
  16. @Beckow

    The number of “libertarians” among the elected Republicans can be counted on one hand and they are the only ones left with even a shred of credibility. Never ending war, on both the world and the American people, is the only thing the Republicans can be counted on supporting.

    • Agree: Mark G.
    • Replies: @By-tor
    , @Beckow
  17. Pericles says:
    @AnonFromTN

    Reps might as well use the same dirty tricks Dems used in November. As far as the credibility of the US elections goes, there is nothing to lose: it’s already negative.

    Anyone think the Reps would get charged and prosecuted if they tried this? Quod licet Jovi non licet bovi.

    • Replies: @AnonFromTN
  18. @The Alarmist

    I’ve never actually heard a good reason why he shouldn’t be tried and exexuted. I’m glad those states are standing up for what’s right and proper.

    • Troll: YetAnotherAnon
  19. @Supply and Demand

    Tried and “exexuted” for what? Being the most ineffective dictator ever?

    • Replies: @El Dato
  20. El Dato says:
    @Beckow

    You are using the word “libertarians”. I hope you know what you mean by that because I certainly don’t. Maybe you mean “warfare-welfare socialists”?

    Actual libertarians are as prevalent in that crowd as sexy leather-clad young women sicing fire-breathing dragons on their political adversaries. Sometimes you may see one.

    • Agree: Mark G.
  21. El Dato says:
    @The Alarmist

    Tweeting without Twitter Jack’s bon et royal vouloir is a particularly pernicious crime in this new feudal system.

    • Replies: @The Alarmist
  22. El Dato says:
    @Europe Europa

    Golf’s closed because of Coofers!

    Sturgeon warns Trump against any surprise golf trips to Scotland, says it’s not ‘essential’ under Covid rules

    The Scottish first minister has advised US President Donald Trump that a golfing trip to Scotland amid the national Covid lockdown would not meet the “essential purpose” criteria for allowing someone to enter the country.

    During her coronavirus press briefing on Tuesday, Nicola Sturgeon issued a warning to the US leader after she was asked about a rumoured visit from President Donald Trump to Scotland later this month.

    “I’ve no idea what Donald Trump’s travel plans are, I hope and expect that the travel plan is to exit the White House but beyond that I don’t know,” she noted.

    The first minister’s comments come amid rumours that Trump intends to visit his loss-making Turnberry golf course later in January while skipping Joe Biden’s inauguration.

    A source at Prestwick Airport told the Sunday Post: “There is a booking for an American military version of the Boeing 757 on January 19, the day before the inauguration.”

    • Replies: @Cash
  23. Cash says:

    The polls were not close even if we totally ignore the cheating.

    .012 is much larger than .002

    and your “the reason……” is all total BS. I think we should call it Autist Cope.

    • Agree: Kent Nationalist
  24. Cash says:
    @El Dato

    Scotland is such a joke.

    That women needs to grow her hair out and get a real job.

  25. @Beckow

    I personally support a more economic populist policy, but no, Mitch and Gang didn’t put a fork in Trump. They consistently said they were opposed to the 2,000$ stimulus demand. It’s Trump who decided to demand a higher amount at the very last minute. They never said “I’ll instantly change my mind on any issue if Trump orders me to.”

    “The question is where the Republican country club twits go now – the libertarian ideology is dead and they have nothing else. ”

    They’ll have at least 50 Senators. What will Trump have?

    “Washington has gently alternated between crazy liberals and equally crazy libertarians hiding behind ‘Republicans‘, basically a pretend struggle between elderly golf guys and frustrated childless women with colored friends. Then Trump shook it up, so they got rid of him.”

    What I remember from Trump’s presidency is Trump posting a lot of tweets, but the same group of elderly golf guys and frustrated childless women with (imagined) colored friends actually running things.

  26. iffen says:

    #educatedwhiteGeorgiansgotunwoke!

  27. @El Dato

    Donc, je me mouche sur Twitter ! 🤧

  28. Looks like the Dems are winning. Also, floomers BTFO:

    There’s big support among Georgia voters (74 percent) for requiring people to wear masks when around people outside the home, according to A.P. voter surveys.

  29. Tusk says:

    Dems having control of all three chambers of Government is going to be fun. I cannot wait to see what they’re going to pass.

    • Replies: @Anatoly Karlin
  30. @Tusk

    I wonder if deep down Biden & Co. would have preferred the Reps keep their Senate majority. That way they’d have been able to just coast by, throw the SJWs some scraps (irrelevant in the big scheme of things), while leaving the real economic power brokers untouched. But now he might actually have to act on the promises made to the Sandernistas.

  31. @Supply and Demand

    Are you joking or are you an insane person? Trump basically governed as a moderate peacenik. What on earth would he be executed for? Failing to start new wars? Having an immigration system only mildly more progressive than Bill Clinton’s? Being more tolerant of LGBT rights than 2008 Barrack Obama?

    They hated him him because he doesn’t flatter their vanity and in the end their vanity is their precious.

    • Troll: Supply and Demand
    • Replies: @Supply and Demand
  32. Tusk says:
    @Anatoly Karlin

    I think you’re right. But they can probably go for very surface level changes first, like making Puerto Rico a state, and slow ball the ones they really don’t want happening. GOP will be disastrous in 2024 is my prediction, so appeasing radical leftists might not be necessary since they’re not a threat. Though I do think the party will now flex its power so everyone gets the message.

    • Replies: @for-the-record
  33. AP says:

    I hesitate to state this because I never would have predicted that Trump would lose Georgia, but so far the results are very close and the Democrats had an early built-in lead due to their more likely having sent their ballots in. So there is a good chance the Republicans will win at least one of these seats

  34. mal says:

    I could be wrong, but my understanding is mail in votes have been recieved but not counted yet, and mail in votes lean 120% Democrat. So even though Republicans lead for now, it will change.

    • Replies: @AP
  35. AP says:
    @mal

    CNN stated that for this election the mail in ballots were counted early – “ Most of the results coming in so far are from early voting, which favors Democrats.” I assumed early meant mailing it in before Election Day.

    However the in-person votes from heavily-Democratic Dekalb County have no yet been counted so the Democrats will gain a lot of votes, maybe enough to regain the lead though this isn’t certain.

    • Thanks: mal
  36. @Pericles

    Anyone think the Reps would get charged and prosecuted if they tried this?

    Maybe, maybe not. It would be so if Dems were the actual players. In reality, they are one of the puppets used by real rulers. They might not want to give Dem puppet an impression that it is something more than a disposable puppet.

  37. @Anatoly Karlin

    But now he might actually have to act on the promises made to the Sandernistas.

    Have you ever seen a politician who fulfilled his election promises? Unicorns are a lot more common.

    • Replies: @David
  38. @Anatoly Karlin

    Just like Republicans actually had to act on their populist mandate? Not gonna happen. That control of both houses/ supermajorities always do basically none of what they promise their base is the “redpill” moment that every normie immediately forgets about the next week, not delivering to your base means nothing, even when you don’t have plausible deniability.

    The one good thing you can say about Democrats is that they don’t really deliver what their base wants, which is a positive because their base is largely even more shitty and deranged than they are. Sort of reminds me of the new “alphabet union”, if their main gripe is that the technocrats haven’t done enough to censor the government’s critics, maybe their union busting up until now has actually been a positive.

  39. Wyatt says:
    @Anatoly Karlin

    The hell are you talking about? They cheated, got away with it and the media is mum. They have carte blanche to do whatever the fuck they want now and don’t have to listen to some shit lefty proles about anything.

  40. By-tor says:
    @Chris Mallory

    When have the Democrats been an ‘anti-war’ party since 1973? They have not. Republican Pres. Richard Nixon presided over the US withdrawal from Vietnam, and that was also the last time the American Left was anti-war. Are you even a US citizen?

  41. I thought that demographic change might put Georgia in play by 2020, but this election was clearly falsified. Once again, Democratic counties went on a “break” to find out how many votes they need to add, then returned with a huge ballot bump for Blue candidates. Republican candidates had thousands of votes “subtracted” on live television!

    This is basically North Caucasian level of election fraud. I’m surprised that Karlin cannot see it though. This is the guy who wrote 2 lengthy articles on fraud in Russian elections, accompanied with dubious charts from “statistics bloggers”.

    • Replies: @Anatoly Karlin
  42. Mr. Hack says:

    A bit off topic here, but something totally bizarre and that everybody should be aware of that reads this blogsite:

    During the predawn hours on New Year’s Day, Delta Force operators infiltrated a Biden-controlled stronghold in southeast Ukraine near the port city of Mariupol, according to an anonymous White House Source who said President Trump greenlit the operation following a series of telephone calls to US military commanders and to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky…

    But in the hacienda Delta hit paydirt. They seized several laptops and 300 million dollars in gold bullion. They also found crates of Chinese-manufactured Type 56 assault rifles and tens of thousands of rounds of ammunition. Even more disturbing, they found beneath the hacienda a maze of chambers and tunnels that ran for miles in every direction. Ankle and wrist shackles, bolted to the walls in various locations, held bits of necrotic flesh, and in an antechamber, they discovered twelve duffel bags filled with black tar heroin.

    You just can’t make this kind of stuff up. Read more of the sordid details here:
    https://realrawnews.com/2021/01/delta-force-raids-biden-compound-in-ukraine/

  43. @Max Payne

    “Skyhook” is no longer in use.

    [RAF planes flying in USA airspace have used “SKYHOOK” as a call sign. A nod to the spooks?”]

    Ex POTUS has lifetime Secret Service protection. They could be Executive Ordered to bag him and bring him back.

    But, why would They? Trump works for the same people that every POTUS works for, and they ain’t “The People”.

    As for COVID Relief, The People get $1200 and $600, and The Owners get $Trillions.

    • Agree: AnonFromTN
  44. @Mr. Hack

    “You just can’t make this kind of stuff up.”

    They can and do often.

    • Agree: utu
    • Replies: @utu
  45. @Mr. Hack

    The Ukraine is basically like Afghanistan now, with secret black ops training camps and CIA torture prisons.

    • Replies: @Mr. Hack
  46. @Tusk

    very surface level changes first, like making Puerto Rico a state

    I wouldn’t exactly call this a superficial change, as the real reason they want to do it is to get 2 additional, and permanent, Democratic senators.

    • Agree: mal
    • Replies: @Tusk
    , @dfordoom
  47. @Not Only Wrathful

    A defense of “I governed like a moderate” is not actually a defense.

    • Replies: @Not Only Wrathful
  48. @Felix Keverich

    Election in which averaged polls give +1.8% to Ossoff and +2.1% to Warnock are looking like they would end up at +1.1% to Ossoff and +2.0% to Warnock.

    https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2021/01/05/us/elections/forecast-georgia-senate-runoff.html

    Some fraud. Completely equivalent to 90% turnout/90% pro-Putin result with the occasional legit 60%/60% sprinkled in.

    Felix is some kind of Americanized MAGA cultist who uncritically adopts all their memes on electoral fraud, Corona hoax, “China is a paper tiger”, etc. Much better TBF than the liberasts who instead worship Russophobes and neocons, but pretty cringe nonetheless.

  49. @Anatoly Karlin

    Anatoly, you can’t debate to save your life, and watching you try is the real cringe. Election results matching polling averages doesn’t prove the absence of fraud, especially because in America Dems are responsible for both.

    • Agree: Gerard-Mandela
    • Replies: @Supply and Demand
  50. @Felix Keverich

    You have been wrong — decisively so — about everything over the past 3 months, so that might be the pot calling the kettle black lol.

    • Replies: @Felix Keverich
  51. @Supply and Demand

    I haven’t been that active over the past 3 months, so you might be confusing me with someone else.

    • Replies: @Supply and Demand
  52. @Supply and Demand

    Defence against who? Schizoid internet Judge Dredd or everyone else?

  53. @utu

    My favourite is Q being a quantum supercomputer sending messages back in time. Americans have a talent for coming up with this sort of fun, whacky religious stuff (e.g. Mormonism).

    • Replies: @Daniel Chieh
  54. pollsters will have had time to further refine their methodology since the Presidential election.

    lol “methodology”

    • Replies: @The Alarmist
  55. Well, you’ve got to hand it to our propagandists: they don’t miss an opportunity. The rejection by black voters of a political party of racist hate mongers is nothing more than another example of those lazy ingrates clamoring to steal two thousand bucks more from hardworking [white] folks.

  56. @Kent Nationalist

    I haven’t heard of that, but that’s pretty amazing, actually. Full props for creativity.

  57. Passer by says:
    @Anatoly Karlin

    Much better TBF than the liberasts who instead worship Russophobes and neocons, but pretty cringe nonetheless.

    The problem with most US rightoids is that they get triggered masssively that “Murica no longer has the biggest dick”, USA is not “in charge”, “we are not number 1” etc.

    The fall of US supremacism causes a massive triggering and hysteria among them and they start lashing out at the whole world and anything that moves like crazed rabid dogs.

    Everyone knows that liberasts are the worst (because they are smarter than rightoids, this is why they are taking over), but how do you deal with a bunch of rabid dogs that try to bite everyone else around them?

    Their master thinks that dumb and aggressive animals like them must be gradually eutanised.

    It is a choice between smart, but nefarious liberals and dumb rabid dogs (US rightoids).

    What to do?

    The only choice is to wait. We will have to make it through the 5 stage at grief. Right now they are at the anger phase, starting to realise that “beloved Murica” will be no longer theirs and they will no longer be in charge of anything.

    There will be lots of triggerings and lashing outs. Only a total humiliation will bring them back to their senses.

    Its really sad that it had to be this way.

  58. @Beckow

    The only assholes are the people that vote to keep this insanity on course.

  59. A123 says:

    Sadly, the Georgia GOP was not ready (or willing) to take the necessary action.

    At this point it looks like:

    — Chinoids were superiors fraudsters and thus get the seats.
    — American Workers were abandoned in favor of CCP Elites.

    This is not strictly party line. Chinoid Mitch McConnell effectively threw the election to the CCP/DNC candidates with his refusal to help U.S. Workers. It appears that Mitch wants to be Minority leader: (1)

    Why does McConnell prefer the minority position?

    The answer is where you have had to actually follow Mitch McConnell closely to see how he works. When the Majority has around 52 to 55 seats, they need McConnell to give them 8 to 9 votes to overcome the three-fifths (60 vote) threshold for their legislative needs. It is in the process of trade and payment for those 8 to 9 votes where McConnell makes more money, and holds more power, than as a sitting Majority Leader.

    The 60 vote threshold, and McConnell’s incredible skillset in the minority, is where he shines. Each of the needed votes to achieve sixty is worth buckets of indulgence to the minority leader and those on K-Street who need the Senate to support their legislative constructs. The votes to get to sixty are worth a lot of money.

    I was skeptical of this logic at first, but it does seem to fit the facts.
    ____

    With hostility from the House, the Senate, and SCOTUS — It looks like The Steal for Führer Biden is going to work. So… How badly will Führer Biden fail?

    The DNC has a razor fine margin in the House. It will be a circular firing squad among at least three factions:
    — Corporate Globalist Democrats
    — NeoConDemocrats, demanding MIC funding and foreign wars
    — Quartet Socialists/Communitists

    The CCP Elites, via DNC Chinoids, are in charge of American labor policy. In typical short-term CCP thinking, they will decimate the U.S. Economy and ship jobs to China. This will build support for American Populism in 2022.

    PredictionBiden & Harris will both be IMPEACHED for various China related crimes (possibly multiple times) in 2023-24 after the GOP takes the House in 2022.

    What is good for the goose, is good for the gander.

    😎 TRUMP 2024 😎
    _______

    (1) https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2020/12/29/a-familiar-play-mitch-mcconnell-blocks-attempt-to-pass-2000-covid-relief-bill-deflects-accountability-to-potus/

  60. Cope says:

    From your link:

    After experiments with instrumented dummies, Fulton continued to experiment with live pigs, as pigs have nervous systems close to humans. Lifted off the ground, the pig began to spin as it flew through the air at 125 miles per hour (200 km/h). It arrived on board uninjured but in a disoriented state. When it recovered, it attacked the crew.[3]

    I can imagine a disoriented Trump attacking the Marshals on board after a surprise recovery from his golf resort in Scotland.

  61. A123 says:
    @A123

    Addendum:

    — Quartet Socialists/Communitists

    This should read “The Squad” not the “Quartet”.

    I was using auto-correct, and it ignored “Communitists” which should read Communists. Does this indicate a conspiracy? (see [MORE])

    😎 TRUMP 2024 😎
     

    [MORE]

     

    • Thanks: Mr. Hack
  62. @Anatoly Karlin

    I am no fan of Trump or his MAGA BS, but I have to point out that the results of the November US elections are as credible as the results of Chechnya elections under Kadyrov, or Zimbabwean elections under Mugabe. The number of statistical improbabilities takes your breath away. We had 90+% and even 100+% participation, all in swing states, Biden “got” more votes than Obama exclusively in swing states, while getting fewer everywhere else, from Dem strongholds like San Francisco to Rep strongholds like rural TN. Obama won 873 counties with 69 million votes, while Biden with his alleged 80 million votes won only 477 counties. Of course, the probability of these occurrences is non-zero. In fact, it is slightly higher than the probability of a fly going right through your window pane.

  63. Mr. Hack says:
    @Felix Keverich

    It’s a good thing that Trump/Zelensky are shutting them down then, before Biden becomes president.

  64. David says:
    @AnonFromTN

    Unicorn horns come from narwhals. The etymology of narwhal is “corpse whale.” And Biden is a corpse. So maybe he’ll keep his promises.

    • Replies: @AnonFromTN
  65. @A123

    I was skeptical of this logic at first, but it does seem to fit the facts.

    What, McConnell and his PRC shipping company wife who’s Trump’s Secretary of Transportation (actually has the topic in her blood, putting her head and shoulders above so many generic Cabinet members) aren’t already making enough money?

    Jim of Jim’s Blog is selling off his valuable jim.com and is now blogging at blog.reaction.la. One of his recent themes has been on normality bias. That idea in reference to the setup you envision for McConnell is that he’s assuming a Republican loss of control of the Senate, which he indeed worked hard to arrange, will be followed by business as usual. As opposed to the Democrats deciding, correctly as far as anyone can see short of their sparking Civil War 2.0, that they are never going to let themselves lose power again, so Schumer and company can safely ditch the filibuster.

    At which point McConnell’s power and ability to get money from any source drops to approximately zero when the reality of the new normal sinks in to all his potential sources of money, except liquidating whatever personal PACs he has and giving himself that money (read about that source of corruption in Peter Schweizer’s essential Extortion: How Politicians Extract Your Money, Buy Votes, and Line Their Own Pockets; I thought I knew something about the topic but the list of their scams is all but endless).

  66. @AnonFromTN

    Wasn’t a big reason for this the fact that the Democrats had s very well oiled political machine with boots on the ground, going from house to house and collecting mail-in ballots from disengaged people who didn’t care much and them getting them to vote Democrat?

    Obviously the 100%+ turnout it weird, but the main thing seems to be that the Republicans still think voters are rational people who will be combined by this or that argument while the Democrats do real life action and get down and dirty, with workers collecting ballots from mainly black neighbourhoods, spinning this as “increasing disenfranchised minority participation in democracy” or whatever.

    And it goes without saying that these efforts to farm votes would be focussed on swing states.

    • Agree: Daniel Chieh
    • Replies: @AnonFromTN
    , @DreadIlk
  67. Aedib says:

    Just another Democrat step-up final win. It seems that Dominion is using the same algorithm to make fraudulent wins.

    • Replies: @AnonFromTN
  68. @The Spirit of Enoch Powell

    Democrats do real life action and get down and dirty

    Yes, they did get down and dirty. BTW, many saner states do not allow vote harvesting, which makes the “elections” anything but. However, the results are appropriate for the state the US is in: falsified food with components that should not be there (look at any label on US-produced food, it reads like a chemical catalogue), GDP where more than half is creative accounting, insane printing of currency that is not backed by anything, blatantly false stories in all MSM (lugenpresse, using an apt German word), so why not fraudulent “elections” with corrupt senile half-corpse a “winner”?

    My take on the whole mess is somewhat different from that of most Americans. I came to this country from the USSR in 1991. I saw one empire crumbling because of the treason of its elites, and it pains me to see another one going down the drain because its elites are actively destroying everything that is good and healthy in it.

    On the one hand, it is fitting for the dying empire to have half-corpse for president. On the other hand, the US has a lot of potential, and it’s a shame that it is getting squandered, wasted, and destroyed. Religious people might find consolation in the thought that when God wants to punish a country, He gives it a biden for president. But I am not religious.

  69. DreadIlk says:
    @The Spirit of Enoch Powell

    It only works if you let them. Black people are not the only people who can chimp out and cause damage. So if it did not happen someone was in on it. I think it was a combination of backroom deals and fraud. You don’t need to be a galaxy brain to see that allowing for easier voting will benefit the party with most low IQ voters. While at it there is no way to explain why big cities are allowed to do voter dumps and finding votes past the deadline. Easy solution republicans chimp out over mail in and insist on police/military running the counts in 100% dem controlled areas. The reason they did not do this is either they are losers and deserve to lose or they were in on it.

  70. @David

    And Biden is a corpse. So maybe he’ll keep his promises.

    Maybe in the afterlife, but not here on Earth. It would be difficult for him even in the afterlife, as according to Christian doctrine he will go straight to Hell.

  71. Rahan says:

    Snake stance wins again

  72. utu says:
    @AnonFromTN

    Biden is Chernenko. Harris will be Gorbachev.

    • Agree: DreadIlk, AP
    • Replies: @Kent Nationalist
    , @AP
  73. @AnonFromTN

    My take on the whole mess is somewhat different from that of most Americans. I came to this country from the USSR in 1991. I saw one empire crumbling because of the treason of its elites, and it pains me to see another one going down the drain because its elites are actively destroying everything that is good and healthy in it.

    Western elites are completely detached from reality and what truly makes a nation worth living in. The obsession with GDP is the most glaring example of this, anything is justified in order to keep up that golden 2% annual GDP growth rate, whether that be pushing women into the workplace to undermine wages or bringing in cheap labour from abroad to achieve the same ends, the problems this causes, namely the lowering of birth rates and the increase in ethnic strife is immaterial to the big-brained economists, they are seeing the line on the graph go up and that is all they care for.

    Who knows what causes the elites, who in reality have a strong interest in seeing their nation strong and virile, to acquire this tunnel vision.

    • Replies: @AnonFromTN
  74. @utu

    In the sense that she will hand more of the economy over to Jewish oligarchs?

  75. @The Spirit of Enoch Powell

    Who knows what causes the elites, who in reality have a strong interest in seeing their nation strong and virile, to acquire this tunnel vision.

    First guess: stupidity. Look at Ukrainian oligarchs: most of them funded Maidan and supported the coup in 2014. After that they lost a lot of money, and are now being brought down one by one. US elites apparently do not understand that their “wealth” is virtual. When the Ponzi schemes of the US dollar and US treasuries collapse, the stock market would follow, and they would lose most of it. Yet they are doing everything humanly possible to accelerate the collapse of the US, which would inevitably cause the other collapses. The only explanation I can come up with is that they are too dumb to see a few moves ahead.

  76. AP says:
    @utu

    Better, than Biden being Hindenburg and Harris being Hitler. Unless there is a Hitler somewhere in the wings.

    • Replies: @mal
  77. mal says:
    @AP

    Can we nominate Victoria Nuland as an honorary Hitler?

    They both favor a more decisive, faster acting Europe relative to the Habsburg vision of Afro-European confederation that exists today. Hitler hated the Habsburgs, Americans even made a cult movie out of it called Casablanca.

    Hence “Fuck the EU”, from the American lady and Austrian gentleman.

  78. I await a Celtic Slavic revival in the face of this Germanic Semetic & Latin collapse.

    Millenia in the making

  79. Pro-Trump protesters have breached the security fence around the Capitol and have entered the building itself.

    Way to go: Ukraine 》》Kyrgyzstan 》》US of A.

  80. A123 says:
    @Bashibuzuk

    Pro-Trump protesters have breached the security fence around the Capitol and have entered the building itself.

    The next question is:
    — Are we sure they are Trump supporters?
    — Or, is this a False Flag operation by Antifa?

    I am not sure which it is. If it is Team Patriot Red, notice the better strategy:
    — Team Blue burns Blue Cities.
    — Team Red burns Blue Cities.

    The fascist authorities made a huge mistake using pepper spray on unarmed, peaceful protesters. This senseless provocation was an invitation to escalation.

    It would be a fitting outcome if the House chamber is occupied and/or burned to the ground. The Blue Coup for Führer Biden may steal the Election, but they will not get what they want out of it. Remember the old slogan:

    No Justice!
    No Peace!

    😎 TRUMP 2024 😎

  81. @Bashibuzuk

    Superb!

    https://www.zerohedge.com/political/capitol-hill-staffers-ordered-evacuate-after-protesters-breach-security

    MAGA people invade the Capitol.

    Capitol evacuated.

    Police ready to disperse MAGA people in Washington DC after curfew has been declared.

    Me thinks this is the American ГКЧП moment.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/State_Committee_on_the_State_of_Emergency

    If I am right about it, then American Perestroika should enter overdrive this year. Crazy times ahead.

    Accelerationists of the world unite!

    LOL.

    • Replies: @mal
  82. It’s not Trump, who crosses the rubicon. It’s the angry citizens, who did it.

    For the first time in nearly over a century, the members of the Swamp, feel the rage of the common men – very close.

  83. A123 says:

    It looks like multiple groups have gained access to the Capitol.

    The largest is composed of peaceful American Patriots.

    PEACE 😇

  84. mal says:
    @Bashibuzuk

    Accelerationists of the world unite!

    Yea lol, and I thought 2020 started with a bang. (Soleimani). Could 2021 top 2020 in excitement? I didnt think it was possible, but its astonishing.

    • Agree: Bashibuzuk
    • Replies: @Bashibuzuk
    , @A123
  85. ROFL

    • LOL: Bashibuzuk, mal
  86. @mal

    Wait, we didn’t see anything yet.

    LOL

  87. Matra says:

    It’s not Trump, who crosses the rubicon. It’s the angry citizens, who did it.

    I thought it was Biden who crossed it on Nov 3 when down to a 15% chance with bookies the vote count was stopped and he declared a “path to victory”.

  88. A123 says:
    @mal

    I thought 2020 started with a bang. (Soleimani). Could 2021 top 2020 in excitement? I didnt think it was possible, but its astonishing.

    We are already starting to see grandstanding for the Fake Stream Media.

    There are at least 3 doors into the House chamber. Only one is barricaded.

    How much would you like to bet the FSM only shows the narrow angle with only one visible doorway, intentionally misrepresenting the events.

    PEACE 😇
     

  89. @Aedib

    It seems that Dominion is using the same algorithm to make fraudulent wins.

    Let’s not forget that stupid and greedy Georgia Reps approved the use of Dominion machines after getting some kickbacks.

  90. @Bashibuzuk

    Way to go: Ukraine 》》Kyrgyzstan 》》US of A.

    Chickens coming home to roost.

  91. Tusk says:
    @for-the-record

    I call it superficial because what does it do for their base? It gives the party more political power, but the people gain little.

  92. dfordoom says: • Website
    @for-the-record

    very surface level changes first, like making Puerto Rico a state

    I wouldn’t exactly call this a superficial change, as the real reason they want to do it is to get 2 additional, and permanent, Democratic senators.

    The problem is that there are no valid arguments against statehood for Puerto Rico. The US cannot hang on to the place indefinitely as a colonial possession. Eventually it will have to be given independence or statehood. Since there’s no way it will be given independence the only viable alternative is statehood.

    There are simply no logical rational arguments that Republicans can make against this.

    Statehood for Puerto Rico is one of the prices that has to be paid for imperialism. There’s no evading it.

    • LOL: EldnahYm
    • Replies: @A123
  93. A123 says:
    @dfordoom

    Statehood makes PR taxes higher and problems worse.

    — PR would have to go 100% English to receive education funding if it became a state.
    — With the loss of Vieques for training, there is no reason for heavy military spending.
    — PR is not that appealing for vacation travel versus less expensive Caribbean options.

    Independence for PR makes much more sense in the long run.

    PEACE 😇

    • Replies: @dfordoom
  94. dfordoom says: • Website
    @A123

    Independence for PR makes much more sense in the long run.

    You could have made the same argument about Hawaii. In both cases you run up against the same problem. The US political/military/foreign policy establishment is not going to give up part of the Empire.

    The argument by the political/military/foreign policy establishment will be that an independent Puerto Rico would be taken over by the Evil Chinese Communists or by the Evil Russians and would then pose an Existential Threat to US national security.

    So it’s not going to happen. Which leaves statehood as the only viable option.

    • Replies: @A123
  95. Beckow says:
    @Chris Mallory

    …The number of “libertarians” among the elected Republicans can be counted on one hand

    You go with labels they put on themselves and that’s wrong. The core economic policy that Republicans support is hands-off libertarianism; no social programs (that would be “socialism”) and no understanding that their myth of a “market” will never work in medicine, education, with pensions, etc…

    Then they complain that their pure vision is bastardized by corruption, cronyism, big government. Right. That’s the way it works, year after year, it’s called human nature.

    In the modern gig economy the lack of social stability that US has is unsustainable – people will revolt and vote in the devil because the de facto libertarian Republicans don’t offer them anything. Except preaching about Adam Smith and made-up make-believe “market”.

    One day you will understand. Mitch is a libertarian – that’s how libertarians look in real world.

  96. A123 says:
    @dfordoom

    You could have made the same argument about Hawaii. In both cases you run up against the same problem. The US political/military/foreign policy establishment is not going to give up part of the Empire.

    Hawaii is a very different case. It has:

    — Very strategic military geography & location
    — Active military bases that are fully mission capable
    — Highly attractive for tourism, including non-U.S. tourists (e.g. Japan) where it is a low cost option versus comparable quality options.

    Hawaii has a difficult but workable financial situation as a State. PR is barely financially viable as a Territory, and is 100% non-viable as a State.

    The argument by the political/military/foreign policy establishment will be that an independent Puerto Rico would be taken over by the Evil Chinese Communists or by the Evil Russians and would then pose an Existential Threat to US national security.

    Such arguments would correctly be scoffed at. The Communists already have failed Cuba. They could easily take failed Haiti. If China or Russia wants to collect and subsidize failed states, they have plenty of Caribbean options.

    So it’s not going to happen. Which leaves statehood as the only viable option.

    Statehood is financially impossible, and thus cannot happen. Which leaves Independence as the only viable option.

    PEACE 😇

  97. @A123

    Sadly, the Georgia GOP was not ready (or willing) to take the necessary action.

    It’s much more personally profitable to go back to being Country Club RINOs. Leading is hard work.

  98. songbird says:

    I’d rather storm Dracula’s lair than face the eldritch horrors of Pelosi’s chambers.

    • LOL: JL
  99. Especially as Dem side seems to be lulled by normalcy bias and do not have real contingency planing or will to act in prevention or quickly after if the real naked power play push comes to shove.

    This proved to be absolute truth as Dems were shown to be absolutely incompetent, powerless&helpless at immediate street level yesterday, the only thing saving them for a while is intra-Republican divide – traditional neocon establishment fraction with Mike&Mitch vs. Trumpists. But it is not that Dems lack potential street power too, but they should have been organizing for a weeks their crowds too in order to be standing at the Capitol for something like “Protect all votes” or at the least should have been closely mingling into all internal security operations in order to spot the obvious/intentional lack of police preparation.

  100. @The Alarmist

    Yes, it takes time to change a nation. Even longer to erase one completely. The whole process started a long time ago.

  101. haha, first “just a prank” speech after the election without explicit mention of a steal and fraud, but overall very similar to bringing the toothpaste back in the tube after spilling and smearing it all over the bathroom floor, lol 🙂

    This should be very dissapointing for trumpcult instead of hearing about immediately making Powell or Wood into new head of DOJ and Flynn the new internal security advisor 🙂

    Also quite reminds in style the handling Iranian affair when killing Suleimani, then getting rocketry blowback into US bases and stating “all is well” after:

  102. @Anatoly Karlin

    Some fraud. Completely equivalent to 90% turnout/90% pro-Putin result with the occasional legit 60%/60% sprinkled in. </blockquote

    LOL, you are unbelievably corrupt as a blogger, Tolya.

    If Republicans get 8% negro vote and Democrats 92% of negro then that is considered a good result for Republicans you dimwit Karlin. We are talking about 30 million black people here, so don't go on here with this disingenuous nonsense about 90% Putin/yavka.

    If Putin is getting 75%+ or 80%+ in Krasnodar, Stavropol and especially Saint Petersburg – then it's completely logical and normal that he will get 90%+ in Chechnya you cretin . An area that has suffered recently from being a warzone , with the different way that Chechens behave is going to have a highly mobilised vote and one that is highly motivated to vote for Putin – the others are terrorist scum likely to not even be registered. That is without forgetting the massive subsidies that Federal government gives to Chechnya. Same thing with Dagestan. Ingushettia, which has a lesser quality of living votes about 10% less for Putin. Kemerevo voting looks odd but is completely fair, which only leaves Bryansk

    Election in which averaged polls give +1.8% to Ossoff and +2.1% to Warnock are looking like they would end up at +1.1% to Ossoff and +2.0% to Warnock.

    In America this is exactly what makes it EASY to commit fraud you dummy. You have 40% of registered voters for Republican, 40% Democrat, a few percentage for the others which means you only need to cheat on a few thousand votes…together with suppression polls.
    That’s also without forgetting that in Russia we have the best, most non-corrupt and fairest elections on the planet…where votes are done AT THE POLLING STATION for a whole week during this pandemic……not with these rat-infested mass fraud mail in votes as in America

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