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Politics

Mail in Voting

The same people who argue that only 1% of people who contract Covid-19 will result in death and argue against wearing a mask or social distancing, want you to know that 0.0025% of voter fraud by mail is absolutely going to ruin democracy.

Trump’s Covid-19 Trap

There was a weird logic trap in Trump’s speech yesterday and nobody called him out on it today.
Trump claims that Democrats “want him to fail on the vaccine for Covid-19” that he hinted could be available the day before the election, or by the end of the year, ergo being the “savior of America” for a disease that he denied existed for almost two months while it claimed a foothold in the U.S. and that most of his followers deny is much of a problem today or a complete hoax.
Point 1 – probabilities of your audience: Not sure about the rest of you, but if you split your conservative and liberal friends up in a room and asked who would be the first to take a newly rushed vaccine, which side of the room do you think would speak up first? Hint: It’s not the conservatives.
Point 2 – confused messaging: Conservatives have been saying they trust Trump but distrust Dr. Fauci, the CDC, the ADA, the AHA, the WHO, etc. But Trump didn’t work on or create this vaccine. So if you deny the vaccine, then you are not supporting Trump, but if you take the vaccine, then you are implicitly admitting that the medical establishment was right in their information all along that you denied was true.
Point 3 – switchback conspiracy: Conservatives have snarked for the last few months that “COVID-19 will magically go away right after the election” (implying it is all a scam by the DNC and I guess the whole world somehow?), and those same people seem rather absent in their opinions or distrust NOW at the announcement of a rushed vaccine the day before the election.
This entire stupid and idiotic logical paradox is exactly WHY WE WERE NEVER SUPPOSED TO POLITICIZE PUBLIC HEALTH.

Swiftboating

“The term swiftboating is a pejorative American neologism used to describe an unfair or untrue political attack. The term is derived from the name of the organization “Swift Boat Veterans for Truth” (SBVT, later the Swift Vets and POWs for Truth) because of their widely publicized—and later discredited—campaign against 2004 U.S. presidential candidate John Kerry”

– Wikipedia

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The New Democracy

Hypocrisy is a forgivable sin in politics. Should it be?

Every time the last president played golf, we heard fake outrage from the same people who remain silent at the current president’s 13th time in his first 60 days, without question the defining days of a presidency and its legacy.

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Zombies and Politics

I tried to buy some ammo for my handgun yesterday, for the first time in over six months. No one, and I mean no one has any on the shelf to sell. People have been making runs on Ammo since Newtown and the newest debate over gun legislation. Which, is interesting, considering no one is talking about limiting ammo sales, especially for a common .9mm.

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U.S. Elections 2004

As of midnight EST, I am showing Kerry at 188 Electoral Votes and Bush at 237 Votes. If they both win their projected states (and none of the states have turned yet) This will bring the total to Kerry 266, Bush 271. One vote over the 270 required to win. It all depends on Ohio right now.

If Kerry wins in Ohio, (still at 70%) then the Electoral vote will go Bush 251 / Kerry 286. Right now Bush is ahead in Ohio by a small lead. You could probably crack a diamond with the ass tension in both party headquarters right now.

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