Malone: [stopping at a post office] Well, here we are.
Ness: What are we doing here?
Malone: Liquor raid.
Ness: [looking at the police station across the street that they just came from] Here?
Malone: Mr. Ness, everybody knows where the booze is. The problem isn’t finding it, the problem is who wants to cross Capone.The Untouchables 1987
At NEO site she has a post with a question that is a topic of conversation among people I know:
What might the now-ongoing audits show?
It’s the wrong question just like it’s the post has the wrong title
What if the 2020 election audits end up revealing that Trump was actually the winner?
The actual question is:
What do we do when the audits prove that Trump was actually the winner of the election.
We need to stop playing this game. If the left thought for one moment that this election was clean and was won fairly they would have been all over themselves to put out audits, the media would be all over themselves to cover them, on Facebook and twitter and Instagram all of the tech platformed would be pushing for this data to be out there and praising the transparency and fairness of these Democrat stongholds. They would revel in their chance to proclaim to the entire country indeed to all the world that not only was the election clean but those who are saying otherwise are liars, fraudsters, grifters.
Instead they have fought tooth and nail to prevent these audits while at the same time saying there is no proof that there was anything untoward. It’s like the cigarette lobby insisting that there was no proof that smoking was dangerous in the 80’s.
The real danger to the left and the establishment isn’t that the audits will show that Trump was the winner. They know this is the case. The danger is that they will establish the methods that the left has been using for years to steal elections on the city state and local level, methods that members of the establishment right were quite willing to allow to happen as long as it didn’t threaten them.
You see once this is all out in the open and people can no longer deny or pretend they don’t know about then they have an excuse for inaction, as illustrated by this exchange between Sir Humphrey & Minister Jim Hacker when he found out about arms going to terrorists.
Sir Humphrey Appleby: So minister may we drop this matter of the arms sales?
Minister Jim Hacker: No we may not. I’m going to tell the Prime Minister personally, make an appointment Bernard. This is the sort of thing the prime minister wants to know about.
Sir Humphrey Appleby: I assure you minister this is the type of thing the Prime Minister desperately doesn’t want to know about
and his explanation to Hacker’s permanent private secretary.
Bernard: So what do we believe in?
Sir Humphrey: At this moment Bernard We believe in stopping the minister from speaking to the Prime Minister.
Bernard: But why?
Sir Humphrey: Because once the Prime Minister knows there will have to be an inquiry, like Watergate. The investigation of a trivial break-in lead to one ghastly revelation after another and finally to the downfall of a president. The golden rule is don’t lift lids off cans of worms.Yes Minister The Whiskey Priest 1982
Once these things are established then the question will become:
What are you going to do about it?
And that’s when the shit hits the fan for a lot of career pols and civil servants whose job is to supposedly prevent this type of fraud:
How many state and local officials owe their positions to fixed elections or to appointments made after same. How many local contracts, local patronage jobs, local, state or even federal contracts worth millions are directed as a result of these things. How many useless relatives, friends, hangers on and incompetents are making a good living from their ability to feed at the public trough whose meals might be disrupted by these things being revealed? And if they are happening in WI, and PA, and GA and AZ the question becomes are they happening elsewhere? How blue are the deep blue states? Do people actually buy all this crap that been shoveled out from them or are they just silent or resigned to what’s going on and in fear of being called names?
This is the real question and it’s bigger when you consider this story about the RNC throwing Trump under the bus while pretending otherwise.
It’s like dealing with an army of Sir Humphrey’s. It’s not about policies , it’s not about what’s best, it’s what can we raise the most money on to feather our nests.
And so the question stands? WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO DO ABOUT IT?