Ten Thoughts Under my Fedora Detroit & Recounts, Smearing by Quote et/al

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Ten Thoughts Under my Fedora Detroit & Recounts, Smearing by Quote et/al

A cou­ple of weeks ago I said this about poten­tial recounts:

there is one thing that the Pres­i­dent Elect can do that could turn Jill Stein’s Green Party fundraiser into a Demo­c­rat disaster.

If I was the Trump cam­paign I’d say: You want a recount? Fine, let’s assure the entire coun­try that the elec­tion is on the up an up, lets add NY, and CA and NH and MH and Illinois.

I’m sure machine pols in NY, the folks using gang mem­bers turn out votes in Chicago the folks in Ca run­ning up the Hillary’s pop­u­lar vote score and the peo­ple who have bussed stu­dents to NH for years will be delighted to see scrutiny descend on them.

Let’s put every­thing on the table and see what’s there, I’ll bet it will be fun

That achieve­ment is unlocked

It also proves the wis­dom of this warn­ing:

Demo­c­rat Bosses in Wis­con­sin Michi­gan and Min­nesota had no inkling that the elec­tion was close, that being the case there was no rea­son why, in an age where proof of a fed­eral offense is a cell phone video away, Dem bosses in Detroit or else­where felt the need to take any risk. They fig­ured those states were won (and they were right about Min­nesota) and by elec­tion night it was too late to change it.

How­ever that won’t be the case in 2020, I’ll wager that in 2020 the bosses in Mil­wau­kee, Detroit, Madi­son and else­where will be ready, we’ll see plenty of mail in bal­lots and absen­tee bal­lots that we didn’t see before in those states and plenty of vot­ers look­ing to go for the GOP will be in the same spot that Steven Kruiser was on elec­tion night.

We have four years to pre­pare for this so we’d bet­ter get ready

If we aren’t ready for it, then it’s our own fault.

Speak­ing of elec­tions it seems there is a rea­son why Hillary’s folks keep talk­ing up their lead in the pop­u­lar vote:

Mis­sion accomplished!

How­ever this hasn’t stopped the con­tin­ual attempt to move electors

Larry Lessig, a Har­vard Uni­ver­sity con­sti­tu­tional law pro­fes­sor who made a brief run for the 2016 Demo­c­ra­tic pres­i­den­tial nom­i­na­tion, claimed Tues­day that 20 Repub­li­can mem­bers of the Elec­toral Col­lege are con­sid­er­ing vot­ing against Don­ald Trump, a fig­ure that would put anti-​Trump activists more than halfway toward stalling Trump’s election.

Lessig’s anti-​Trump group, “Elec­tors Trust,” has been offer­ing pro bono legal coun­sel to Repub­li­can pres­i­den­tial elec­tors con­sid­er­ing ditch­ing Trump and has been act­ing as a clear­ing­house for elec­tors to pri­vately com­mu­ni­cate their intentions.

Frankly I think this is less about mov­ing elec­tors as it is about mov­ing donors.

Mark Hem­ing­way in his advice/​snark for dems notes that the left has really changed its tune on Russia

we’re talk­ing about a party that has an 80-​year his­tory of claim­ing Repub­li­cans were exag­ger­at­ing the threat of Rus­sia. In fact, “60 Min­utes” ran a report about the effort to get Obama to par­don the Rosen­bergs on Octo­ber 16, three weeks before the elec­tion and 63 years after they were exe­cuted. Since the fall of the Soviet Union, we have all man­ner of evi­dence con­clu­sively prov­ing the Rosen­bergs were spies. It’s not even a remotely con­tro­ver­sial mat­ter, unless, appar­ently, you’re a mem­ber of the media.

It seems as if the media only cares about Russ­ian threats inso­far as they harm Democ­rats’ elec­toral chances.

Now, there is one tan­gi­ble prece­dent for the Russkies inter­ven­ing in our elec­tions. That’s because Ted Kennedy actu­ally asked them to inter­fere in the 1984 elec­tion. For some strange rea­son this rev­e­la­tion wasn’t the first thing that inex­plic­a­bly failed to, uh, sink Ted Kennedy’s career. Rather, it’s a story most Amer­i­cans never even heard about.

It seems as if the media only cares about Russ­ian threats inso­far as they harm Democ­rats’ elec­toral chances.

Seems?

Of course per­haps Dems should have looked within vs without

A Wik­ileaks envoy today claims he per­son­ally received Clin­ton cam­paign emails in Wash­ing­ton D.C. after they were leaked by ‘dis­gusted’ whis­te­blow­ers — and not hacked by Rus­sia.
Craig Mur­ray, for­mer British ambas­sador to Uzbek­istan and a close asso­ciate of Wik­ileaks founder Julian Assange, told Dai​ly​mail​.com that he flew to Wash­ing­ton, D.C. for a clan­des­tine hand-​off with one of the email sources in Sep­tem­ber.
’Nei­ther of [the leaks] came from the Rus­sians,’ said Mur­ray in an inter­view with Dai​ly​mail​.com on Tues­day. ‘The source had legal access to the infor­ma­tion. The doc­u­ments came from inside leaks, not hacks.’

If this pans out it will be a stake in the heart of the Russ­ian hacker theme?

FYI on the Demo­c­rat side Jazz Shaw notices a new def­i­n­i­tion of “defama­tion

Despite all of the claims on the left that Con­gress­man Keith Elli­son is being smeared dur­ing his bid to become the next Chair­man of the DNC, he’s clearly in trou­ble. The “smear­ing” mostly con­sists of peo­ple rudely point­ing out things he actu­ally said and did, such as his reg­u­lar sup­port for the Nation of Islam and Louis Far­rakhan, along with his rather bla­tant anti­se­mitic comments.

In fair­ness this is the stan­dard that got Stacy McCain booted from Twit­ter, quot­ing fem­i­nists in context.

Also at hotair Allah­pun­dit in a pro-​romney piece reaches one pos­i­tive rev­e­la­tion about Don­ald Trump:

Inci­den­tally, every source quoted in the piece (most of whom came from Romney’s cir­cle) con­firmed that Trump’s inter­est in him for the posi­tion seemed com­pletely sin­cere and not part of some inane revenge plot, as Trumpers like to fan­ta­size. That jibes with every­thing else writ­ten about this selec­tion process. Evi­dently, for all of the hype about him being thin-​skinned and vin­dic­tive, Trump was more will­ing to put aside per­sonal slights and give Rom­ney a sec­ond look on the mer­its than a lot of peo­ple in his orbit were.

Given that Trump’s back­ground is busi­ness this should be no sur­prise as prag­ma­tism is a vital attribute for a suc­cess­ful businessman.

One other good piece of advice for the left would be to stop mak­ing fake clams of hate crimes by Trump supporters

An 18-​year-​old col­lege stu­dent who claimed she was ver­bally and phys­i­cally harassed by a group of white, male Trump sup­port­ers ear­lier this month has been arrested and charged with fil­ing a false report.

If this was really going on peo­ple wouldn’t need to fake them would they? Of course if she wanted to avoid arrest she should have done this some­where under the juris­dic­tion of Maura Healey.

Appar­ently not only are not all “hate crimes” cre­ated equal not all deflate gate scan­dals are cre­ated equal either

The NFL report­edly doesn’t see any wrong­do­ing by the Pitts­burgh Steel­ers after being accused by the New York Giants for deflate foot­balls in Deflate­Gate 2. Shortly before kick­off on Sun­day after­noon in Week 14, FOX Sports’ Jay Glazer dropped a bomb­shell about the New York Giants accus­ing the Pitts­burgh Steel­ers of using under-​inflated foot­balls in their Week 13 matchup in Heinz Field. The world was on the cusp of Deflate­Gate 2… How­ever, min­utes after kick­off on Sun­day after­noon, the NFL dis­pelled the rumors of the Steel­ers using deflated foot­balls in their Week 13 win over the Giants.

That was fast, you mean we aren’t going to see a year of this stuff when the tar­get isn’t Tom Brady and the Patri­ots?

The NFL’s state­ment makes it clear that, beyond any new or com­pelling evi­dence, this story is dead in its eyes. That wasn’t the case a lit­tle less than two years ago when reports came out about the Indi­anapo­lis Colts hav­ing sim­i­lar sus­pi­cions about the Patri­ots. Night turned to day four more times before the league announced its stance on the mat­ter. Go ahead and dream up what­ever you want about what the NFL higher-​ups were doing dur­ing that time. Mean­while, the Patri­ots, who were already sus­pected of being a team that plays fast and loose with the rules, were left to squirm under the white-​hot media glare as that story mush­roomed by the day with­out clar­ity from the NFL.

Even if the facts in the cases were mate­ri­ally dif­fer­ent, which they most likely were, the point remains that there will be no fur­ther action in the Steel­ers case now.

Can I get a great big “unex­pect­edly” here?

FYI did you catch this ad from Foot­locker play­ing on the deflate­gate nonsense

For the record I think balls were deflated but it is NBD.

Finally it looks like Trump isn’t the only per­son our friends on the left are tak­ing their anger out on:

I don’t think the left will ever for­give the Lit­tle Sis­ters of the Poor for stand­ing up to the Obama Administration.

A couple of weeks ago I said this about potential recounts:

there is one thing that the President Elect can do that could turn Jill Stein’s Green Party fundraiser into a Democrat disaster.

If I was the Trump campaign I’d say: You want a recount? Fine, let’s assure the entire country that the election is on the up an up, lets add NY, and CA and NH and MH and Illinois.

I’m sure machine pols in NY, the folks using gang members turn out votes in Chicago the folks in Ca running up the Hillary’s popular vote score and the people who have bussed students to NH for years will be delighted to see scrutiny descend on them.

Let’s put everything on the table and see what’s there, I’ll bet it will be fun

That achievement is unlocked

It also proves the wisdom of this warning:

Democrat Bosses in Wisconsin Michigan and Minnesota had no inkling that the election was close, that being the case there was no reason why, in an age where proof of a federal offense is a cell phone video away, Dem bosses in Detroit or elsewhere felt the need to take any risk. They figured those states were won (and they were right about Minnesota) and by election night it was too late to change it.

However that won’t be the case in 2020, I’ll wager that in 2020 the bosses in Milwaukee, Detroit, Madison and elsewhere will be ready, we’ll see plenty of mail in ballots and absentee ballots that we didn’t see before in those states and plenty of voters looking to go for the GOP will be in the same spot that Steven Kruiser was on election night.

We have four years to prepare for this so we’d better get ready

If we aren’t ready for it, then it’s our own fault.

Speaking of elections it seems there is a reason why Hillary’s folks keep talking up their lead in the popular vote:

Mission accomplished!

However this hasn’t stopped the continual attempt to move electors

Larry Lessig, a Harvard University constitutional law professor who made a brief run for the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination, claimed Tuesday that 20 Republican members of the Electoral College are considering voting against Donald Trump, a figure that would put anti-Trump activists more than halfway toward stalling Trump’s election.

Lessig’s anti-Trump group, “Electors Trust,” has been offering pro bono legal counsel to Republican presidential electors considering ditching Trump and has been acting as a clearinghouse for electors to privately communicate their intentions.

Frankly I think this is less about moving electors as it is about moving donors.

Mark Hemingway in his advice/snark for dems notes that the left has really changed its tune on Russia

we’re talking about a party that has an 80-year history of claiming Republicans were exaggerating the threat of Russia. In fact, “60 Minutes” ran a report about the effort to get Obama to pardon the Rosenbergs on October 16, three weeks before the election and 63 years after they were executed. Since the fall of the Soviet Union, we have all manner of evidence conclusively proving the Rosenbergs were spies. It’s not even a remotely controversial matter, unless, apparently, you’re a member of the media.

It seems as if the media only cares about Russian threats insofar as they harm Democrats’ electoral chances.

Now, there is one tangible precedent for the Russkies intervening in our elections. That’s because Ted Kennedy actually asked them to interfere in the 1984 election. For some strange reason this revelation wasn’t the first thing that inexplicably failed to, uh, sink Ted Kennedy’s career. Rather, it’s a story most Americans never even heard about.

It seems as if the media only cares about Russian threats insofar as they harm Democrats’ electoral chances.

Seems?

Of course perhaps Dems should have looked within vs without

A Wikileaks envoy today claims he personally received Clinton campaign emails in Washington D.C. after they were leaked by ‘disgusted’ whisteblowers – and not hacked by Russia.
Craig Murray, former British ambassador to Uzbekistan and a close associate of Wikileaks founder Julian Assange, told Dailymail.com that he flew to Washington, D.C. for a clandestine hand-off with one of the email sources in September.
‘Neither of [the leaks] came from the Russians,’ said Murray in an interview with Dailymail.com on Tuesday. ‘The source had legal access to the information. The documents came from inside leaks, not hacks.’

If this pans out it will be a stake in the heart of the Russian hacker theme?

FYI on the Democrat side Jazz Shaw notices a new definition of “defamation

Despite all of the claims on the left that Congressman Keith Ellison is being smeared during his bid to become the next Chairman of the DNC, he’s clearly in trouble. The “smearing” mostly consists of people rudely pointing out things he actually said and did, such as his regular support for the Nation of Islam and Louis Farrakhan, along with his rather blatant antisemitic comments.

In fairness this is the standard that got Stacy McCain booted from Twitter, quoting feminists in context.

Also at hotair Allahpundit in a pro-romney piece reaches one positive revelation about Donald Trump:

Incidentally, every source quoted in the piece (most of whom came from Romney’s circle) confirmed that Trump’s interest in him for the position seemed completely sincere and not part of some inane revenge plot, as Trumpers like to fantasize. That jibes with everything else written about this selection process. Evidently, for all of the hype about him being thin-skinned and vindictive, Trump was more willing to put aside personal slights and give Romney a second look on the merits than a lot of people in his orbit were.

Given that Trump’s background is business this should be no surprise as pragmatism is a vital attribute for a successful businessman.

One other good piece of advice for the left would be to stop making fake clams of hate crimes by Trump supporters

An 18-year-old college student who claimed she was verbally and physically harassed by a group of white, male Trump supporters earlier this month has been arrested and charged with filing a false report.

If this was really going on people wouldn’t need to fake them would they?  Of course if she wanted to avoid arrest she should have done this somewhere under the jurisdiction of Maura Healey.

Apparently not only are not all “hate crimes” created equal not all deflate gate scandals are created equal either

The NFL reportedly doesn’t see any wrongdoing by the Pittsburgh Steelers after being accused by the New York Giants for deflate footballs in DeflateGate 2. Shortly before kickoff on Sunday afternoon in Week 14, FOX Sports’ Jay Glazer dropped a bombshell about the New York Giants accusing the Pittsburgh Steelers of using under-inflated footballs in their Week 13 matchup in Heinz Field. The world was on the cusp of DeflateGate 2… However, minutes after kickoff on Sunday afternoon, the NFL dispelled the rumors of the Steelers using deflated footballs in their Week 13 win over the Giants.

That was fast, you mean we aren’t going to see a year of this stuff when the target isn’t Tom Brady and the Patriots?

The NFL’s statement makes it clear that, beyond any new or compelling evidence, this story is dead in its eyes. That wasn’t the case a little less than two years ago when reports came out about the Indianapolis Colts having similar suspicions about the Patriots. Night turned to day four more times before the league announced its stance on the matter. Go ahead and dream up whatever you want about what the NFL higher-ups were doing during that time. Meanwhile, the Patriots, who were already suspected of being a team that plays fast and loose with the rules, were left to squirm under the white-hot media glare as that story mushroomed by the day without clarity from the NFL.

Even if the facts in the cases were materially different, which they most likely were, the point remains that there will be no further action in the Steelers case now.

Can I get a great big “unexpectedly” here?

FYI did you catch this ad from Footlocker playing on the deflategate nonsense

For the record I think balls were deflated but it is NBD.

Finally it looks like Trump isn’t the only person our friends on the left are taking their anger out on:

I don’t think the left will ever forgive the Little Sisters of the Poor for standing up to the Obama Administration.