Howard: Well, where are you going?
Sheldon: Where are you going?
Raj: We just told you.
Sheldon: I just told you.
Howard: No, you didn’t.
Sheldon: Well, it’s your word against mine; see you in court.
The Big Bang Theory: The 43 Peculiarity< /em> 2012
If you turned on the MSM yesterday the only story that apparently exists is the assertion by the president that Hillary Clinton’s popular vote margin was due to millions of illegal aliens voting.
I’m sure these upstanding media folk are thinking (for the upteenth billion time) that they’ve finally got Trump and now they’ll be able to bring him down.
But what they don’t realize is that they’ve fallen into his trap once again.
First of all he’s gotten the MSM to bring up this subject meaning that many people who didn’t entertain the possibility of illegal voting will now start entertaining it.
Second of all in the same week that the MSM which has a 14% approval rating was caught falsely claiming that Trump removed a bust of Martin Luther King from the oval office you have them asserting that this claim is isn’t true, or “debunked”. Given the level of trust that the MSM has with the public that very assertion that Trump is lying, made by them at a point where their credibility and popularity are dwarfed by Trump will trend to make people believe it.
But this is all preliminary, the real snare is this.
There is one sure way to definitely debunk President Trump’s claim, and that’s to examine the voting in blue enclaves that overwhelmingly voted Hillary, areas that for the most part unexpectedly don’t have voter ID laws in place, and do some good old fashioned investigative reporting.
And this is the trap being laid.
I strongly suspect that said enclaves can not stand the scrutiny that such an investigation would bring. Thus if any press organization decides to launch one, even if ostensibly to debunk claims of voter fraud, they are likely to get a lot of pushback in said Democrat enclaves. Will by their very nature reinforce the idea that the Democrats are hiding something.
And even worse what if such fraud is found? How will the MSM play it? “Trump was lying about 3,000,000 illegal aliens voting, we only found evidence of 100,000 to 500,000 nationwide” Yeah that’s going to bring him down.
If it is suggested to the MSM that they should consider such an investigation they will likely answer: The burden of proof is not on us. Yeah THAT’S going to really play well with a population that doesn’t trust them.
Of course the ultimate trap would be for the president to bluntly say that if states like California wish to ally my fears they can simply pass and enforce voter ID laws to assure the integrity of the vote.
I wonder how the MSM will react to that?
UPDATE: How do define a sucker in three steps
Ana Navarro after Trump’s remarks:
Trump says 3-5 MM illegals cost him the popular vote. DOJ works for him. Why doesn't he order investigation? Oh, I know. B/c It. Is. A. Lie.
— Ana Navarro (@ananavarro) January 24, 2017
So what does Trump do? He orders an investigation!
President Donald Trump called on Wednesday for “a major investigation” into voter fraud, following through with baseless claims he has made since November’s election alleging millions of illegal votes during the general election without citing any evidence.
“I will be asking for a major investigation into VOTER FRAUD, including those registered to vote in two states, those who are illegal and … even, those registered to vote who are dead (and many for a long time). Depending on results, we will strengthen up voting procedures!” Trump wrote in two consecutive tweets.
Ana Navarro after Trump announces the investigation that she said he wouldn’t
Trump wants to investigate voting by undocumented, that did NOT happen. Does NOT want to investigate Russian interference that DID happen.
— Ana Navarro (@ananavarro) January 25, 2017
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