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Sven 2-0
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Sven 2-0
1 year ago

Happy More of the Same Wednesday, GN!

Sven 2-0
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Sven 2-0
1 year ago
Reply to  Mac

I don’t know, Mac. It wouldn’t surprise me, but Trump still has a shot. On the plus trending side of the ledger, looks like Republicans keep the Senate and pick up a few seats in the House. That bodes well for 2022 regardless of what happens with POTUS.

My biggest disappointment is Arizona. Looking at the map, it’s like the west coast blue is creeping east and that’s a really bad thing.

Sven 2-0
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Sven 2-0
1 year ago
Reply to  Mac

It’s an uphill battle. The end result, with the legal battles and recounts that are sure to happen, is that confidence in American institutions (voting, political parties, politicians, pollsters, the media, etc.) will further erode. In most cases, that’s not a bad thing.

Sven 2-0
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Sven 2-0
1 year ago

California has, as usual, been a disappointment, but at least it looks like our latest attempt to restore affirmative action has failed and that’s a good thing.

Paddy O'Furnijur
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Paddy O'Furnijur
1 year ago

Meh, Wednesday, Gerbil Nation.
Good morning, Sven, and Mac!

Cats definitely need larger batteries -- you can’t get more than a couple of hours out of a charge.

I haven’t looked at the election results yet, but for all those fools who voted for Biden, I hope you like Pres. Harris, because that’s what you really voted for.

Sven 2-0
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Sven 2-0
1 year ago

And another plus: the Republicans are picking up minority voters. If that’s a trend, it will be beyond ironic that the racist Trump, him and nobody else, brought them under the tent as well as the election of several Republican women to the House. Not to mention that he did more for our Conservative cause with SCOTUS than any other Republican ever.

Sven 2-0
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Sven 2-0
1 year ago
Reply to  Mac

Trump, for all his baggage and bullshit, has shown Republicans if they fight on principle, they can win. A man who no one would call Conservative four years ago and probably still wouldn’t today, has got a lot of people thinking about what America means and rejecting the leftist lurch. He’s started a cultural shift that might be his biggest accomplishment.

Sven 2-0
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Sven 2-0
1 year ago
Reply to  Mac

Turning the country around won’t happen overnight.

Trump in 2016 was elected as an outsider, as a disruptor. Many of his wounds were self-inflicted, but he also faced more hostility, not just from the left and the media, but from within his own party and the entrenched DC establishment than any other president ever. That bias and hatred against us on the other side has not gone unnoticed and once seen and felt, cannot be unseen or forgotten. I think that Trump’s legacy, regardless of the final outcome, will be more lasting than that of the Tea Party.

Given the amount of negative press, leaks, false accusations, and overall bullshit, it’s amazing that this race is as close as it is. As Paddy noted, Biden is a lame duck before even being sworn in, but President Harris ain’t going to have an easy time of it and not just because she’s an idiot.

Sven 2-0
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Sven 2-0
1 year ago
Reply to  Mac

Probably checking on the next arrival of their pallets of cash.

Sven 2-0
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Sven 2-0
1 year ago

Another thing. In 2016, about 140M people voted. Right now, the number of votes counted is roughly the same. I don’t know how many votes are outstanding, but the huge voter turnout predicted for this year isn’t going to materialize.

Paddy O'Furnijur
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Paddy O'Furnijur
1 year ago
Reply to  Sven 2-0

Looking at the data from my county registrar of voters, they’re stating 72.7% turnout, with the following breakdown:
Vote center ballots -- 259,537
Mail-in ballots -- 1,028,673

Gov. Nuisance did a great job of suppressing in-person voting. I wonder how many more mail-in ballots will appear in the coming days?

Sven 2-0
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Sven 2-0
1 year ago

That’s higher than I expected, but does it indicate a trend nationwide? in 2016, 58% of eligible voters voted. Have to see what the 2020 totals look like in comparison.

Paddy O'Furnijur
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Paddy O'Furnijur
1 year ago
Reply to  Sven 2-0

For the 2016 election voter turnout was 80.7% with only 695,050 mail-in ballots.

Sven 2-0
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Sven 2-0
1 year ago

Just caught Joe Biden doing his thing…you know, the thing.

“I’m not declaring victory, but I am saying that I won. Back in Scranton, my father use to tell me ‘Joey, keep on lying’ and my mother would say, ‘No, Joey, spread the lies’ and then she’d rub my hairy legs.”

Sven 2-0
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Sven 2-0
1 year ago

My forced optimism is disappearing. America was heading in the right direction, but we’ve taken a step backwards. It ain’t all doom and gloom, there’s a lot of positives to take from the last 4 years, but the setback feels awful. I don’t have too many years left to see us confidently moving in the right direction.

So it goes. I’m quitting work early and doing some chores -- manual labor is good for the soul. And if there’s one thing I’ve learned from the left the last 4 years it’s that you don’t have to accept the results of an election.