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Monday, November 30, 2020

Breaking News: Will Sleepy Joe Get the Hoover Treatment?

 

Friends, in a development that's long overdue, in my estimation, the FBI is starting to take an interest in election fraud.  Check it out:


https://justthenews.com/politics-policy/elections/fbi-reportedly-requesting-information-about-voter-integrity-project

 

I hope it's the FBI's A-Team, so to speak, because we need all the law enforcement firepower we can get on this case!  

 

Dem cheaters -- are you starting to sweat?

Did Lee Harvey Oswald Steal the 2020 Election?

 

 

Well, did he?  I'm reserving judgement, but today's "article dump" includes more grist for the mill, if what you're milling is a Democratic plot to subvert American democracy and cheat their way to victory.  I mean, President Bolsonaro of Brazil and Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky agree that something's not quite right about the 2020 election...  That sure sounds like a consensus to me!  Seriously, consider the information below and judge for yourself.  The last article might be the most important, because the state legislatures probably are Trump's last line of defense, if the courts give him the cold shoulder.  Okay okay -- I guess the Marines are his last line of defense, but you get the idea.


https://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2020/11/30/why_millions_dont_believe_trump_lost_144744.html

 

https://spectator.org/legitimacy-of-biden-win-buried-by-objective-data/ 

 

https://amgreatness.com/2020/11/30/mathematician-says-biden-may-have-received-130-percent-of-the-democrat-vote-in-maricopa-county-az/ 

 

https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/nov/27/google-facebook-and-twitter-fixed-the-election-for/ 


https://www.oann.com/brazilian-president-there-is-widespread-evidence-of-voting-fraud-in-us/

 

https://www.newsmax.com/us/statistical-anomaly-election-results-data-dump/2020/11/29/id/999184/ 


https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/pennsylvania-republicans-call-for-withdrawing-election-certification

Saturday, November 28, 2020

Only Zeros Claim "Zero Evidence"

 

 

Friends, I hope each and every one of you -- even the bloodthirsty leftist monsters among you -- had an enjoyable and calorie-rich Thanksgiving!  I hope you remembered to stay six feet away from everyone in your family, including yourself...

 

It's true that so far President Trump's legal team hasn't had much luck in the courts, and the mainstream media is sticking to its guns: it claims that allegations of voter fraud and massive irregularities are baseless and unsubstantiated.  Well, consider these three articles, which offer compelling evidence to support the idea that something fishy happened in Election 2020.  The first article is especially powerful, because it's based not just on statistical analysis but actual forensic investigation.  The people who put the study together talked to real live voters, in other words -- or in some cases to non-voters who are nevertheless recorded as having voted.  Funny, that!  I defy anyone to read these three articles and to come away believing that there's "no evidence" to call this cycle's results into question...

 

https://www.theepochtimes.com/election-findings-could-easily-overturn-3-states-data-analyst-concludes_3595153.html?utm_source=partner 


https://spectator.us/reasons-why-the-2020-presidential-election-is-deeply-puzzling/

 

https://votepatternanalysis.substack.com/p/voting-anomalies-2020 


Now, if the election really was stolen, or its result will always be clouded in mystery, then the question is: what can be done about it?  It's possible that SCOTUS will give President Trump substantial "relief", by invalidating election results or mandating a redo in certain states, but it's not very likely.  It's much more likely that the Supreme Court would acknowledge the flaws in the election but insist that it's state legislatures, the Vice-President (as President of the Senate), and Congress that are constitutionally designated to sort such matters out.  And that means that the "action" could soon center on state legislatures.  They don't seem precisely eager to join the fray, but momentum is starting to build.  Keep your eyes on those state legislatures.  My view would be that, even if a majority in the relevant legislatures won't endorse new slates of electors, a significant number of legislators might.  And remember: the evidence will continue to trickle in.  This ain't over yet!


https://www.newsmax.com/politics/giuliani-state-legislatures-lawsuits/2020/11/27/id/999063/

Wednesday, November 25, 2020

How Dare We!

 

Friends, you really have to read this op-ed by Brad Raffensperger, Georgia's (Republican) Secretary of State, in which he takes President Trump to task for "throwing [him] under the bus".  Raffensperger views the 2020 election in Georgia as pristine, and he bristles at any criticism.  What's instructive about his op-ed, though, is not what it says, but what it doesn't say.  It doesn't -- even remotely -- consider the substance of the President's criticisms and concerns.  Did old Brad count the votes fairly and impartially?  No doubt he did, but that isn't the point.  The point is this: were there adequate safeguards in place to confirm that every ballot that was cast was legally valid and entitled to be counted?  That's where the rubber meets the road, especially in a close election.  It's all about the signatures, Brad, and we Republicans don't necessarily trust Democratic elections officials to follow the law when it comes to sifting through the ballots.  So please, Brad and other establishment types, stop dismissing our concerns out of hand.  It's not personal -- it's about the future of our country and of our democracy!  We want to know who really won the election.  You should too.  


https://news.yahoo.com/georgia-secretary-state-family-voted-081509993.html

 

It must frustrate our establishment and our elite to no end that, despite their best efforts at preemption, they can't simply wave a magic wand and make doubts about the election disappear.  No, sir!  The way that the Dems always count their votes after we do, the suspicious patterns of votes in big Dem cities in the battleground states, the loosening of mail-in ballot rules, and the high-handedness of Dominion Voting Systems, all make us Trumpers queasy.  It sure looks like those doubts are growing too.  That's important: President Trump will never get the Beltway crowd on his side, but he needs the American people to back him, if he's to have a chance of prevailing over the Dems' chicanery.


https://www.breitbart.com/2020-election/2020/11/23/poll-79-of-trump-voters-believe-election-was-stolen-through-illegal-voting-and-fraud/

 

https://www.newsmax.com/politics/poll-cnbc-trump-legitimate/2020/11/24/id/998647/ 


And congrats to the California GOP, which is showing some signs of life...thanks to Trump?


https://www.foxnews.com/politics/gop-poised-to-flip-4-house-seats-in-california-more-than-any-other-state

 

Finally, we all know that media bias is obscene, but Big Tech was "all in" for Biden too:

 

 https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/strongly-biased-in-favor-of-liberals-psychologist-says-google-manipulated-content-ahead-of-election-that-swayed-votes

Mission Impossible?

 


Friends, this week's Newsmaker Show explores what everyone agrees is November's top story: the "contested election" and the prospects for overturning it.  Brian and I explore the strengths and weaknesses of the President's case and his legal team, as well as the importance of maintaining public support, especially Republican support, for Trump.  I reflect on how little loyalty the Republican establishment has to the President, however, which will make prevailing in the current situation extremely difficult.  In addition, Brian and I talk about globalism, and why the globalists were always bitter enemies of Trump.


In our "This Day in History" segment, Brian and I explore the long odds of victory in the American Revolutionary War, the ideological relationship between Kennedy and Johnson, the likelihood of a U.S. pullout from South Vietnam had Kennedy survived in office, and the sad fate of Native Americans on the frontier at the end of the 19th century.


Don't miss a single second!


https://wlea.net/newsmaker-november-25-2020-dr-nick-waddy/

Tuesday, November 24, 2020

It's Lonely At The Top

 

Friends, my latest article reflects on how few allies Trump has in our political establishment, and how few allies he's ever had.  Truthfully, contesting an election, and overturning a flawed election, is eminently possible, but it's darn tricky when you have to go it alone against the media, the courts, the Congress, and our entire cultural and economic elite.  Maybe Trump went to Washington thinking he would get a fair shake and people would appreciate all the sacrifices he's made to make America a better version of itself.  Well, if so, he got schooled, didn't he?  Nevertheless, Trump still has his "trump card": a visceral connection with the American people that few politicians can match.


Check out the article at Townhall:


https://townhall.com/columnists/nicholaswaddy/2020/11/24/when-it-comes-to-election-fraud-its-hear-no-evil-see-no-evil-speak-no-evil-n2580561

 

More signs that something fishy went on, and may still be going on, in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania:

 

https://amgreatness.com/2020/11/22/something-rotten-in-pennsylvania/ 


https://www.inquirer.com/politics/election/spl/pennsylvania-2020-election-audit-gop-legislature-kathy-boockvar-20201123.html

 

And could 2024 be a good year for...more Trump?  Never say never!

 

https://www.politico.com/news/2020/11/24/poll-republicans-support-trump-2024-439757 

Monday, November 23, 2020

Two Can Play At That Game

 


Friends, "cheating" in an election takes many forms.  One practice that we Republicans have been vocal in condemning is "ballot harvesting", which involves party activists collecting ballots from ordinary citizens, and then transporting them to local boards of election.  The problems with this approach are legion: How can we be sure that the principle of the "secret ballot" was upheld and the voter was not pressured by the activist?  How can be know that the ballots were not tampered with on their way to their final destination?  How can we be confident that our elections in future will be reflective of the will of the people, rather than of the relative strength of the local party apparatus?


Despite these doubts, California Republicans have accepted legalized ballot harvesting as an inevitability, and they have even begun to use such tactics themselves.  Coincidentally, they will also recapture a number of Congressional seats this year that they lost in 2018.  


What does all this mean?  It may mean that if you can't beat them, maybe you should join them...  That is, if the Dems feel no compunction is using questionable tactics to win an election, then perhaps we should respond in kind.  Of course, all this assumes that ballot harvesting has a measurable effect on election outcomes.  Frankly, it's not always easy to tell why one side won, and the other lost.  Be that as it may, no options should be off the table as we consider possible countermoves to Dem political gamesmanship, a.k.a. "cheating".


https://www.nationalreview.com/news/why-california-republicans-stopped-complaining-about-ballot-harvesting-and-embraced-the-process/?itm_campaign=headline-testing-why-california-republicans-stopped-complaining-about-ballot-harvesting-and-embraced-the

 

One thing is for sure: our elections are not pristine, as the talking heads would have it just at the moment.  Their mantra -- that "no evidence" exists to support Republican claims of election fraud and irregularities -- is foundering on the rocky shoals of fact:

 

https://justthenews.com/politics-policy/elections/dozen-compelling-pieces-evidence-voting-irregularities-2020-election 


And here's more on the political wizardry (sorcery?) of Joe Biden and his handlers:


https://thefederalist.com/2020/11/23/5-more-ways-joe-biden-magically-outperformed-election-norms/

Friday, November 20, 2020

Nobody Circles the Wagons Like...Trumpers!

 

Friends, the more the Left and mainstream media say the election is over, the more we Trumpers say, "Screw you!"  That's right: I just said a swear (sort of).  That's how passionate I am in my Trumpism!


The Sputnik News Agency interviewed me today and asked my views on where this contested election is headed.  I gave my two cents.  Check it out.


https://sputniknews.com/analysis/202011201081226473-courts-and-americans-should-decide-if-trumps-evidence-on-vote-fraud-is-sufficient-prof-says/

 

And here's some evidence that our "insane ramblings" about election fraud are getting through to voters:

 

https://www.breitbart.com/2020-election/2020/11/19/nolte-top-pollster-finds-47-say-likely-democrats-stole-election/ 


And here's an eloquent rebuttal to the "There's no evidence, man!" line of attack:


https://spectator.us/evidence-actually-rudy-giuliani-voter-fraud/

Wednesday, November 18, 2020

2020's "Eminence Grise"?

 


Friends, this week's Newsmaker Show reflects on the question of the hour: was Donald Trump cheated out of victory in 2020, and, if so, can anyone prove it?  We explore some of the most popular theories: rogue voting machines, big city ballot dumps, and, of course, bogus mail-in votes.  If the acceptance of technically, legally invalid mail-in votes was indeed the deciding factor this year -- and there's a good case for that assumption -- then we could further argue that it was all those nice, smiling people down at the Board of Elections who cinched it for Biden.  These colorless functionaries are the sort who we don't normally give much thought to, but, in a close election, their allegiances begin to loom large!  Anyway, I give my perspective on how likely it is that we Trumpers will prevail in the courts, or in the court of public opinion.  We know where the mainstream media stands, of course: elections are sacrosanct, assuming Democrats win them...


In addition, Brian and I explore the question of what a Biden administration would look like, and how many of its socialist schemes would come to fruition (not many).  Then, in our "This Day in History" segment, Brian and I tackle the mass suicide at Jonestown in 1978 and the historical legacy of the Iran-Contra Scandal.  In both cases, uh, mistakes were made...


Tune in, why don't ya?


https://wlea.net/newsmaker-november-18-2020-dr-nick-waddy/


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And those of you who took Statistics might want to pour over this report.  It makes my head hurt!


https://thenationalpulse.com/news/stats-reveal-stuffing-the-tail-scheme-similar-to-sub-prime-scheme/

Sunday, November 15, 2020

Cheating Is In The Eye Of The Beholder

 


Friends, while many of us look for major transgressions by the Dems in the 2020 election -- voting machines that alter the vote count, or illegal "ballot dumps" in deep blue cities -- the truth may be that this election was fixed by less spectacular means: by changing the rules by which mail-in ballots are accepted or rejected, more specifically.  I've argued before that, if the Dems lowered the ballot rejection rate by violating state laws, then they effectively "stole" the election for Biden.  Well, this article lays out that case in terms of federal and constitutional law.  If there's a chance that the Supreme Court will nullify the results in any of the key states, this is probably the reasoning they would employ.


https://thefederalist.com/2020/11/13/partisans-cheating-by-ignoring-election-law-is-a-problem-as-big-as-vote-fraud/

 

Assuming the numbers at the beginning of this article are true (and out of line with what we see in the rest of the country), the case for fraud begins to grow stronger...

 

https://thenewamerican.com/in-ga-818-people-voted-only-for-trump-not-senate-race-for-biden-it-was-95801/ 


And here's a full-throated defense of our concerns about mail-in ballot legitimacy:


https://thefederalist.com/2020/11/16/republicans-have-good-reason-not-to-trust-the-election-results/

Saturday, November 14, 2020

Et tu, Fox?

 


Friends, as we lament the decline and fall of Fox News, here's another great piece that analyzes how the mighty indeed fell:


https://amgreatness.com/2020/11/13/fox-heirs-despise-the-viewers-they-exploit/

Friday, November 13, 2020

How We Get There From Here

 


Friends, tempers are running awfully hot right now, and charges and counter-charges are flying in every direction.  A lot of claims are being made about the election with scant evidence, too.  Here's the bottom line: we want Trump!!!  The media has called the election for Biden, and Biden appears to be ahead in the key states.  Thus, we need to prove the election was illegitimate, or parts of it were illegitimate, or it's...President Biden.  Ewww.


My latest article lays out what I believe is our best case for overturning Biden's narrow "wins" in the critical states.  See if you like where I'm headed...


How the 2020 Election Was Stolen


President Trump's campaign is rightly pursuing challenges to the results of the 2020 presidential election in several battleground states. Meanwhile, the conservative media is shining a bright light on election fraud and irregularities, from dead voters, to chicanery at the post office, to faulty voting machine software, to outright ballot stuffing.

All of these stories cast doubt on the legitimacy of Joe Biden's “victory”, and, if sufficient proof can be assembled in the form of witness statements, statistical analysis, and documentary evidence, Biden's win may yet be overturned. If it is, a strong argument can be made that the electoral votes of the relevant states should be changed, or they should be thrown out altogether. If that happens, the electoral college may produce no majority for either candidate. Then, the next President would be chosen by the Constitution's Plan B: the House of Representatives, voting by state delegation, would decide. Given the fact that Republicans control most of those delegations, Trump will be reelected. We will be rid of Joe Biden once and for all!

This, of course, is the outcome that all of us hope for. How can we bring it about?

The problem with the current narrative about the election is that, while doubts about its legitimacy are rising, conservative criticism of how it was conducted is highly diffuse. While the standard line of leftist journalists — that there is “no evidence” of election fraud — is growing threadbare, Biden backers can justifiably claim that so far the evidence that has emerged is episodic and anecdotal: it proves no systemic fraud that would be capable of changing the election's outcome. That conclusion, however, is arguably premature, since assembling proof of pervasive fraud is challenging and time-consuming, by definition. It may take weeks, or even months. On the other hand, even if the fraud is real, proving it may be impossible.

Luckily, there exists another path to demonstrating the illegitimacy of the 2020 election.

First, we must keep in mind that Biden's margin of victory in the critical states was incredibly small. 20,000 votes or less in Wisconsin, Georgia, and Arizona, and about 62,000 votes in Pennsylvania. Given that we are talking about thousands of votes, rather than hundreds or dozens, it's still a high bar to prove sufficient fraud to invalidate the results. On the other hand, it we count the votes in a different way — by changing the standards for what constitutes a valid ballot — this could easily alter the outcome. It could result in four more years for Trump.

And here is where I believe Republicans and conservatives should concentrate their attacks. This year, because of the coronavirus pandemic, more Americans than ever voted by mail. Most of those who did were Democrats or left-leaning independents. Democratic election officials (as well as Republican election officials rooting for Biden — not a small demographic!) knew this would be so from the start. They made a variety of changes to make voting by mail easier in 2020. They did so because they wanted to maximize the number of votes for Joe Biden.

What appears to have happened in 2020 is that, in addition to officially and/or legislatively approved changes to vote-by-mail procedures, election officials routinely and systematically ignored statutory safeguards intended to guarantee the legitimacy of mailed ballots. Depending on the state, such ballots might have to be requested, they might have to be returned by a certain deadline, they might have to be verified by a witness, they might have to be accompanied by information confirming the identification of the voter, they might have to be sealed in a special envelope, they might have to be signed, they might have to be stamped with a readable postmark, or they might need to meet any number of other requirements. Traditionally, any returned ballot that doesn't comply fully with all these stipulations is either flagged for review (the voter is sometimes given an opportunity to correct any errors), or it is not counted. Historically, between 1 and 5% of mail-in ballots are rejected (for novice voters-by-mail, the average is close to 3%).

In 2020, these patterns were turned upside-down. In the fanatical drive to encourage and expand voting by mail, and to count as many of these votes as possible, Democrats and their allies achieved a massive, and highly suspicious, reduction in the rejection rate for such ballots. In Pennsylvania, .03% of mail-in ballots were rejected in 2020, compared to a rejection rate of 1% in 2016. In other words, in a year when mail-in ballot requests exploded, and when many mail-in voters were new to the process, rates of rejection were 30-fold lower than four years earlier. A little fishy, no? Rates of ballot rejection fell — cratered, in fact — similarly in other states, including Wisconsin and Georgia.

Reports are piling up of election officials “curing” ballots on a systemic basis: fixing problems with the ballots with or without any input from the alleged voters. Reports are accumulating of postal and election workers backdating ballots so that they would be counted. Some ballots lacking vital signatures or other information may also have been tabulated in violation of statute.

You get the idea: the fix was in. Democrats and their allies in post offices and Boards of Election across the country worked feverishly this year to change the terms by which our elections are conducted, and by which votes are counted. They did so to privilege votes cast by mail, and to count such votes even if past practice and relevant legislation would seem to dictate that they be thrown out. They did so to expand the “universe” of votes that would be counted, so that low propensity voters, voters who have trouble complying with official instructions, and — yes — probably some imaginary “voters” as well, would all have the opportunity to participate in...the Biden campaign for President! This was extremely thoughtful of them, to be sure, but it was also a form of election interference. It was, in fact, a form of fraud. Election officials lowered the bar for participation below what the law allows, and they did so to ensure the election of the candidate of their choice. Our election system was corrupted as never before.

It bears repeating that, because of the tight margins in many of the critical states, the acceptance of tens of thousands of ballots that in any ordinary year would have been rejected had the effect of altering the outcome. Were it not for this Democratic cheating, we would not be in the current mess: Donald J. Trump would have been reelected, Sleepy Joe would have gone into retirement, and the ordeal of the 2020 election would be over.

As it is, though, we are dealing with the consequences of the Democratic Party's mendacity and fraud. Either President Trump will succeed in reversing the illegitimate outcome of a Biden win, via the courts, the electoral college, or the Congress, or Joe Biden will take office on January 20th, safe and secure in the knowledge that, since he and his allies successfully gamed the system in 2020, there's no reason why they can't do it again in 2024.

That's not an outcome that any American patriot should find acceptable. We must demand that the votes in the critical states be counted again, in a transparent and fair way. In other words, those votes should be counted according to the law, and thus mail-in votes that do not meet all the statutory requirements should be thrown out.

If and when that happens, the tally will confirm what most Republicans already know: Donald Trump won the election.

Democrats will never admit it, of course.

The more germane question is whether the Republican establishment and GOP lawmakers can still be persuaded, or whether they too are on the Biden bandwagon.


Dr. Nicholas L. Waddy is an Associate Professor of History at SUNY Alfred and blogs at: www.waddyisright.com. He appears weekly on the Newsmaker Show on WLEA 1480/106.9.

 

And here it is at World Net Daily:

 

https://www.wnd.com/2020/11/key-ultimate-trump-victory/ 

Wednesday, November 11, 2020

A Moment of Unity?

 


Friends, allow me to wish you a Happy Veterans Day, especially to those of you who are veterans yourselves.  Those of us who haven't served can only thank our lucky stars (and you) for the fact that we live in country where countless men and women are willing to put their lives on the line for the sake of our democracy, our freedoms, and our way of life.  We would be nothing without you.


My latest interview on the Newsmaker Show includes a reflection on the origin and meaning of Veterans Day, and in our "This Day in History" segment we also cover the forgotten carnage of the Revolutionary War, plus the Soviet Union's boycott of a soccer match against Chile in 1973, commencing the era of the politicization of sports (from which we continue to suffer today!).


In terms of current events -- and, yes, we've got a few of those on our plates, haven't we? -- Brian and I tackle the question of election fraud and the legitimacy of the 2020 election, next steps for President Trump and his team, the future of Nancy Pelosi, near-term and long-term prospects for the coronavirus pandemic, and more!


You won't want to miss this week's hard-hitting analysis.  Where else can you turn for accurate commentary, after all?  Fox News?  Ha!


https://wlea.net/newsmaker-november-11-2020-dr-nick-waddy/

Tuesday, November 10, 2020

The Tale of the Tape

 


Friends, arguably the fate of our Republic hinges on the ability of Republicans to prove electoral fraud in 2020.  I know -- liberals are inclined to scoff, roll their eyes, and say "Tsk tsk".  Proving fraud serious enough to overturn an election is indeed a high bar, as it should be.  I encourage everyone to read this article, though, which lays out a strong prima facie case for serious irregularities in the 2020 presidential election.  Steve Cortes is no dummy, and he's no conspiracy nut either.  He's made a believer out of me!


https://thenationalpulse.com/news/case-against-biden-win/

 

Remember, this sort of statistical analysis is key.  Showing that a few election workers broke the rules is merely suggestive.  Showing widespread, systemic tampering with the vote would be far graver and ultimately far more useful to Trump's cause.

Monday, November 9, 2020

"Conservative" No More: The Devolution of Fox News

 


Hi all.  I'm pleased to share my latest article with you tonight, which really lets Fox News have it.  I've been a loyal reader of the Fox News website, although I rarely tune into tv of any sort, but from now on I'll be taking my "business" elsewhere.  If there's one thing we conservatives and Trumpers have learned in the last four years, it's that we need, above all, to break the stranglehold of the mainstream media and Big Tech.  This is my attempt to aid in that effort.


The Death of Fox News


On election night, I tuned into Fox News, just like million of other Americans. I was elated to see everything breaking for Trump, and — if I changed channels briefly to CNN or MSNBC — I saw quavering voices and teary eyes, both evocative of Trump's “surprise” victory in 2016. It was shaping up to be a night to remember, a night of redemption and glory for our country and of vindication for all Trump supporters.

But a funny thing happened on the way to victory... Just as President Trump and his closest advisers were preparing to throw a giant party in celebration of their triumph, Fox News — the supposed voice of American conservatism — injected a note of caution. Fox called Arizona, where hundreds of thousands of votes remained to be counted, for Biden. Given what we now know about how close the result in Arizona would be, this was grossly inappropriate and unprofessional. It was, as it turns out, though, much more than that: it was also potentially the deciding factor in Election 2020.

Why do I say that? Imagine if Fox had not made its despicable, unforgivable call. All signs on election night would have pointed to a Trump victory. Trump would have unambiguously declared victory. 330 million Americans would have gone to bed believing, despite media handwringing and equivocating, that Trump was the victor. The same momentum and sense of inevitability that now attaches itself to Vice-President Biden would have, rightly or wrongly, attached itself to President Trump.

In the ensuing days, millions of additional votes would have been counted. Trump's victory margins would have narrowed, and in the course of time Biden would have inched ahead in some of the key battlegrounds. Republicans and Trump supporters would have been shocked. They and Trump himself would have cried foul. They would have said that only fraud and malfeasance could erase such massive leads. They would have said, in other words, that Trump was the rightful winner, and only Democratic shenanigans could explain the reversal of fortune.

All this would have come to pass, and in that sense the history of the last several days would have been very similar to how things actually transpired, except for one key difference: primed to accept the fact of a Trump win, the American people, and even the media, would have taken Republican claims of fraud and malfeasance far more seriously. Instead of dismissing such allegations as the ravings of a snubbed, jaded, and frustrated one-term president, every thinking American would have had to ask the question: how can we explain an electoral system that produces such an emphatic result on election night, and then backtracks and reverses itself in the next few days? Isn't this, at the very least, suspicious, and doesn't it call for the fullest possible audit of the vote?

That's what ought to be America's attitude even now, given all the unanswered questions about the legitimacy of our electoral process. Instead, the mainstream media, including Fox News, is indulging in a rush to judgment. They are celebrating Biden's “win”, and they are castigating Trump's and Trump supporters' supposed sour grapes.

All this, in my view, is what Fox News and its so-called “decision desk” have wrought. They have made it far more difficult for President Trump to press his objections and to pursue his valid legal challenges to the election's outcome. They have made it far easier for Biden and the Democrats to slap themselves on the back and pretend that the election is over and done with.

What's worse, Fox News has compounded its sins by joining in the “post-election” plaudits for Joe Biden, Kamala Harris, and the Democrats. It has even silenced its own commentators who support President Trump's principled resistance to the precipitous enthronement of a candidate who may have benefited from widespread fraud.

Let's face it: in 2020, Fox News is stronger than ever, and its ratings are higher than ever, all thanks to the conservative and patriotic fervor unleashed by President Trump. At the hour of decision, however, Fox chose to bite the hand that feeds it: it betrayed Trump and his supporters.

Fox's steady shift to the left in recent years was apparently overlooked and forgiven by conservatives. Surely, its blatant favoritism to Joe Biden on election night, and in the days since, won't be.

Is Fox News dead? Time will tell, but one thing is for sure: it's dead to me.


Dr. Nicholas L. Waddy is an Associate Professor of History at SUNY Alfred and blogs at: www.waddyisright.com. He appears weekly on the Newsmaker Show on WLEA 1480/106.9.

 

And here it is at American Greatness

 

https://amgreatness.com/2020/11/11/the-death-of-fox-news/

Sunday, November 8, 2020

Hold Your Horses!

 


Friends, let's all take a moment to congratulate Democrats and Trump-haters, who have already won the 2020 election...in their heads.  Truthfully, they won that election long ago, but they managed to defer the public victory lap to yesterday around noon, when the networks called the election for Joe Biden.  Personally, though, until the Electoral College gives the win to Sleepy Joe, until Mike Pence forwards that result to Congress, until Congress officially accepts it, and until Donald Trump vacates the White House and Biden takes the oath on the steps of the Capitol, I refuse to accept that the election is over.  Many lawsuits have been lodged in the battleground states, and we're told that many more are coming.  There are a lot of tools that can be used to test the hypothesis that Democratic wins in key states were powered by fraud or malfeasance.  The media and the Dems themselves would prefer not to use those tools.  They would prefer that we all prostrate ourselves before the altar of Bidenism and be done with it.  Not so fast, I say!  You better believe that there would have been a flurry of court cases if Biden had ended up slightly behind in the vote count.  What's good for the goose is good for the gander.  I await the ruling of the new-and-improved Supreme Court, in particular.


Whatever happens with the race for the White House, we Republicans can give ourselves a big pat on the back for outperforming expectations at every level of Election 2020: state legislatures, governorships, the House, the Senate, and the electoral college and popular vote for President.  Blue wave?  Ha!  Come what may in the next few weeks, our Republican Party is strong, and we are fully capable of blocking most of the Left's wild schemes.  Granted, the media and social media may be emboldened by Biden's apparent win, and that will make it harder than ever to make our voices heard.  Be that as it may, we won't be silenced, and we won't give up!


President Trump told us repeatedly on the campaign trail that the "best is yet to come" for America.  That can still be true, if We the People make it so.

Wednesday, November 4, 2020

Eek!

 

Friends, you may be feeling as queasy as I am.  Last night when we went to bed (not together, you understand, but separately) it sure looked as though President Trump was in a commanding position.  This morning he's fallen behind in Wisconsin and Michigan, and no doubt the results in Pennsylvania will rapidly narrow as well.  I have a few thoughts.


First, the polls were wrong.  The average of national polls would have had Biden winning by 7-10 points, the Dems taking the Senate, and the Dems expanding their House majority.  None of that came to pass.  Republicans showed exceptional strength this election cycle.  We will almost certainly hold on to our Senate majority (thus quashing any immediate danger of court-packing) and expand our representation in the House.  Bully for us!  I'm dearly hoping that John James hangs on in Michigan, because if he does it's possible we will keep our 53-47 majority, which gives us a little margin for error ("error" in the form of RINOs like Romney).


Second, we were warned that there could be a "Red Mirage" on election night, and maybe there was.  Clearly, mail-in votes are being counted last in PA, and possibly that was true in MI and WI as well.  There's also a pattern emerging in almost all U.S. elections: the last jurisdictions to finish counting are usually the big cities dominated by Democrats.  Conveniently, this gives these cities a clear idea of how many votes they need to find in order to win an election.  Am I venturing into conspiracy theory territory?  Maybe.  We can be sure that the counting of votes will be scrutinized in this election cycle more than in any other, so, if there's malfeasance, hopefully we'll find it.


Third, the chances are obviously rising that this will be a contested election.  That means lawyers galore, and a starring role for state and federal courts.  This is not an appealing prospect, but it doesn't entirely fill me with dread, because I would rather have this election decided by federal judges than by, say, the Board of Elections in Wayne County or Philadelphia County.  We Republicans, in case anyone has forgotten, control most federal judgeships and the Supreme Court.  That's advantage: good guys, in case you're keeping score.


There's also a distinct possibility that this thing ends up decided by Congress.  It's Congress that weighs the results of the electoral college.  If there's a dispute and no one wins the electoral college, as per the House and Senate (and, thank heavens, we will still control the Senate), then the election is decided by the House voting by state delegation.  And (again, thank heavens) we just picked up seats in the House, meaning that the majority of state delegations we had before has almost certainly expanded.


So cheer up, compadres!  The game is afoot, and we Republicans and Trumpers are in it for the long haul.  My prediction: four more years of Trump, and ignominious retirement for Sleepy Joe.


Stay tuned!

Sunday, November 1, 2020

All Aboard the Trump Train! Last Call!

 


Friends, my latest article speaks for itself, as so many of them do...  Enjoy!


It's Trump or Bust, America!


As Americans cast their ballots, it's worthwhile to review the reasons why a vote for Trump isn't just advisable — it's essential.

For one thing, if Biden wins, America and our democracy face unprecedented peril.

If Biden wins:


  • Our Supreme Court will be packed, and it will thus cease to serve its intended function as a check on executive and legislative power. Our Constitution will be nullified in all but name.

  • Our borders, only recently secured by herculean efforts, will be flung open, and the days of massive caravans of “refugees” arriving in this country will return.

  • Trump's efforts to renegotiate our trading relationships with countries like China will be abandoned, and the “giant sucking sound” of U.S. jobs heading overseas will grow ever louder.

  • The culture wars will be won by the Left, and our heritage and reputation will be trashed, and all memory of the Founders erased.

  • Our considerable progress erasing the stain of racism will be ignored, and racial grievances will be nursed unrelentingly, leading to acrimony and violence.

  • Masking will be mandated, and punitive lockdowns will permanently destroy whole industries.

  • Trillions in new spending will be authorized to fund the “Green New Deal” and a host of new entitlement programs, driving the U.S. ever closer to financial collapse and undermining the solvency of Social Security and Medicare.

  • Government control over health care will expand, taking us closer to “socialized medicine”.

  • Law enforcement, deprived of funding and respect, will cease to protect the American people from a rising tide of crime and violence. Meanwhile, the justice system will become a tool for enforcing progressive orthodoxy.

  • Abortion on demand, up to the moment of birth (and conceivably beyond), will be enshrined as a “human right”, and millions more lives will be lost.

  • Assault weapons” will be banned and confiscated, and before we know it everything from air rifles to flare guns will be redefined as “assault weapons”.

  • Freedom of conscience will be denied to people of faith, who will be expected to fall in line and endorse political correctness...or else.

  • Efforts to promote election integrity will be declared “unconstitutional” and abandoned, and ballots will be sent willy-nilly to everyone, guaranteeing Democrats permanent political control.

  • Taxes will be raised, regulations expanded, and the American dollar debased in an orgy of spending, triggering a recession or a depression.

  • Left-wing control over the press, broadcasters, and social media will ensure that any expression of dissent will quickly be labeled “hate speech” or “disinformation”, and it will be promptly censored and the offending parties exiled from the public sphere.

Plainly, therefore, a vote for Trump is essential, because a win by the Biden-Harris ticket means a lurch towards socialism, authoritarianism, anti-Americanism, intolerance, and social engineering.

A vote for Trump is thus an essential civic duty for all Americans, but I would like to suggest an additional reason why a vote for Trump is a moral imperative as well.

Donald Trump, the 45th President of the United States, was duly elected by the American people to serve them and to “Make America Great Again”. Despite this, he has been subjected, for four years, to an unprecedented and shameless campaign of calumny, sabotage, and vilification. No political leader in the history of our country has ever endured more hostile treatment by the media, by the cultural elite, by our education system, and even by the bureaucracy and the “Deep State”. Not only has Trump himself been targeted since day one for personal and political destruction, but so have his family members and, increasingly, even his supporters. The well of visceral Trump-hatred in this country has proved bottomless.

Confronted by this granite wall of opposition, it would have been very easy for President Trump to throw up his hands and say, “Enough!” He could have retreated to the White House basement, à la Biden, and forsaken his duties. He could have resigned the presidency and returned to a comfortable existence as a real estate tycoon. He could have hopped on Air Force One, fled the horrors of the Beltway, and parked himself on a pristine beach in the Caribbean, never to darken America's door again.

President Trump could have done any of these things, and in doing so he would have spared himself and his loved ones much grief and pain. But he didn't. Donald Trump — patriot, warrior, and paragon of American grit that he is — chose instead to stand up to the vast and vicious forces arrayed against him. He chose to fight the good fight, and to lead America in the direction of freedom, strength, growth, and, most of all, self-respect. He loved his country and his countrymen enough to weather the storm of Trump-hatred, and to leave no stone unturned in the effort to make America into a better version of itself.

The best reason of all to vote for President Trump on November 3rd, therefore, is this: he has, against the odds and against his own interests, never stopped fighting for you. Now, duty, honor, and decency compel you to do likewise. You must fight for him.


Dr. Nicholas L. Waddy is an Associate Professor of History at SUNY Alfred and blogs at: www.waddyisright.com. He appears weekly on the Newsmaker Show on WLEA 1480/106.9.

 

And here it is at Townhall:

 

https://townhall.com/columnists/nicholaswaddy/2020/11/03/its-trump-or-bust-america-n2579271