Election Sabotage (03)


Based on the massive number of Unsolicited & Solicited Ballots that will be sent to potential Voters for the upcoming 2020 Election, & in order for you to MAKE SURE YOUR VOTE COUNTS & IS COUNTED, SIGN & MAIL IN your Ballot as EARLY as possible. On Election Day, or Early Voting,..

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 3, 2020

…..go to your Polling Place to see whether or not your Mail In Vote has been Tabulated (Counted). If it has you will not be able to Vote & the Mail In System worked properly. If it has not been Counted, VOTE (which is a citizen’s right to do). If your Mail In Ballot arrives….

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 3, 2020

….after you Vote, which it should not, that Ballot will not be used or counted in that your vote has already been cast & tabulated. YOU ARE NOW ASSURED THAT YOUR PRECIOUS VOTE HAS BEEN COUNTED, it hasn’t been “lost, thrown out, or in any way destroyed”. GOD BLESS AMERICA!!!

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 3, 2020

Election Sabotage (01)


Trump keeps violating the Twitter rules against posting misleading information about voting.


80 Million Unsolicited Ballots are impossible for election centers to tabulate accurately. The Democrats know this better than anyone else. The fraud and abuse will be an embarrassment to our Country. Hopefully the Courts will stop this scam!

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 25, 2020

80 Million Unsolicited Ballots are impossible for election centers to tabulate accurately. The Democrats know this better than anyone else. The fraud and abuse will be an embarrassment to our Country. Hopefully the Courts will stop this scam!

— Will they suspend me? (@SuspendThePres) August 25, 2020

Report confirmation to me. (I accidentally pushed some button twice, therefor Twitter quotes 2 tweets but talks about 3 reports.)

2020: Fight Normalizing Trumpism

Tim Wise, 2019-07-21

1/ If the Dems blow this election it will not be because they were “too far left on policy” or because they “weren’t left enough.” It will have little to do with policy at all. They are making a mistake caused by traditional consultant theory that does not apply here…

2/ And by listening to influential pundits in liberal media who also don’t get the unique nature of Trumpism, relative to normal political movements & campaigns…this election is NOT going to be won by talking about all your “great plans” for health care, jobs, education, etc..

3/ And the reasons are several…Let me begin by saying that I have experience confronting the kind of phenomenon we see in Trumpism, and far more than most. Any of us who were involved in the fight against David Duke in LA in 90/91 know what this is and how it must be fought…

=== History ===
4/ So before explaining what the Dems are doing wrong right now, a little history…In 1990, white supremacist David Duke ran for U.S. Senate in LA, and in 1991 for Governor. He lost both times but both times he won the majority of the white vote (60 and 55% respectively)…

5/ I was one of the staffers of the main anti-Duke PAC at the time & ultimately became Assistant Director. In 90, even though our Director Lance Hill, myself & a few of our founders wanted to focus on Duke’s bigotry, ties to extremists and appeals to white racial resentment…

6/ …after all, that WAS the issue–it was a moral struggle against racism–we had mainstream Democratic consultants who warned us against focusing too much on it. They said that “played into Duke’s hands” and allowed him to set the agenda….

7/ So sure, we could discuss his ties to Nazis & such, but we shouldn’t make a big deal out of his contemporary racist appeals, per se, bc “lots of voters agree” with those appeals… they even encouraged us to talk about utterly superfluous shit like Duke paying his taxes late..

8/ Or Duke avoiding service in Vietnam, or Duke writing a sex manual under a female pseudonym (yeah he did that)… although Lance held firm that we needed to talk mostly about racism, we did end up talking about some of that other stuff too, sadly…

9/ I say “sadly” because doing that normalized Duke as a regular candidate. Attacking his generic character or bill paying habits (or even discussing his inadequate plans for job creation, etc) treated him like a normal candidate. But he was/is a NAZI…

10/ And none of his voters were voting 4 him bc of jobs, or tax policy or support for term limits, etc. And none were going to turn on him over late tax payments, Vietnam, etc. Indeed throwing that stuff out there & downplaying the elephant in the room (racism) seemed desperate..

11/ It allowed people to say “well if he’s really this racist, white supremacist, why are they talking about all this other stuff?” It actually undermined our ability to paint him as the extremist he was/is. And as a result, the threat he posed was not clear enough to voters

12/ And this didn’t just allow him to get votes he might not have gotten otherwise; it also depressed turnout among people who almost certainly disliked him but didn’t think he could win or would be all that big a deal if he did. In fact I recall convos with “liberals”…

13/ …who said they weren’t going 2 vote bc after all Duke’s Dem opponent was just a shill for the oil and gas industry, and that was just as bad, blah blah fucking blah…because some lefties can’t tell the difference between corporatist assholes and actual literal Nazis…

14/ But we bore some responsibility for that because we got suckered into playing this conventional game and “not playing into his narrative.” Anyway, Duke gets 60% of the vote, black and white liberal turnout is lower than it should have been and Duke gets 44% of vote…

15/ In the Governor’s race we dispensed w/ all that bullshit. We talked about Duke’s ongoing Nazism and the moral/practical evil of his racist appeals. We discussed how that moral evil would have real world consequences (driving tourists and business away, rightly so, from LA)..

16/ Because it was wrong, and it was not who we wanted to be, and it was not who were were. We were better than that and needed to show the rest of the country that…

17/ Now, did this flip any of Duke’s 1990 voters? Nah, not really. Indeed he got 65k MORE votes in the Governor’s race than the Senate race. But it was never about flipping them. We knew that would be almost impossible…

18/ To flip Duke voters would require that they accept the fact that they had previously voted for a monster, and people are loath to do that. Our goal was not to flip them, but to DRIVE UP TURNOUT among the good folks, many of whom stayed home in 1990

19/ And that is what happened. The concerted effort of the anti-Duke forces (not just us), challenging Duke’s “politics of prejudice,” and making the election about what kind of state we wanted to be, drove turnout through the roof

20/ 28,000+ registered on one day alone, between the initial election and runoff (which Duke made bc of the state’s open primary system), with tens of thousands more overall: most of them, anti-Duke folks…

21/ When it was over, Duke had gotten 65k more votes than in 90, but his white share went to 55 (from 60) and overall to 39 (from 44) because the anti-Duke turnout swamped him…So what does this have to do with 2020 and Trump? Do I really need to explain it?…

=== 2020 ===
22/ First, trying to flip Trump voters is a waste of time. Any of them who regret their vote don’t need to be pandered to. They’ll do the right thing. Don’t focus on them. That said, very few will regret their vote. They cannot accept they voted for a monster or got suckered

23/ Duke retained 94% of the folks he got the first time out (and got new people too), as Trump likely will. So forget these people–or at least don’t wast time tailoring messages to them. And policy plans for affordable college don’t mean shit to them, nor health care…

24/ Their support for Trump was never about policy. It was about the bigotry, the fact that he hates who they hate…Second, as for the “undecideds.” …Not many of these but seriously? If you’re still undecided at this point about this guy…

25/ Then there is almost no way to know what would get you to make up your mind…I doubt it’s a plan to deal with Wall Street though, or infrastructure, or tax policy…

26/ If anything, I would say crafting an argument that this is an existential crisis for the nation–and making it about Trump’s bigotry and who we want to be as a country, would be far more effective in inspiring them to make up their minds…

27/ And what I know for a FACT is that this message — that Trumpism is a threat to everything we care about and love about this country — is what will inspire the Dem base to vote…and THAT is what this election is about

28/ I’m not saying the Dems don’t need policy ideas, but focusing on wonky, look-how-much-I’ve-thought about-this stuff is not going to move the needle in 2020

29/ What the left never understands is: we need to stop approaching elections like the goddamned debate team, and start approaching it like the right does, like the cheerleading squad

30/ The right knows psychology and we know public policy and sociology…great. The latter does not win elections

31/ People who say the Dems should ignore Trump’s race baiting because its some genius political strategy calculated to distract us, are idiots. He is no genius. And if you downplay it you NORMALIZE him. If you make this about policy, you NORMALIZE him. He is a racist

32/ He is a white nationalist. He is an authoritarian. He and his cult are a threat to the future of the nation and world because of their hatreds. His movement betrays the country’s promise. THAT is the message that will drive turnout. Not debates over marginal tax rates…

33/ Or how we are going to fund schools…And anyone who says we should ignore the race baiting to talk more about Mueller and Russia is an even bigger fool…that’s like talking about Duke and late tax payments or other corruptions…it might all be true but is not the point

34/ Not to say the House shouldn’t impeach over that stuff. They should. But the 2020 candidates must craft a message that is not about that. Trumpism is the threat to America, more than Putin. And Putin didn’t birth Trumpism. Conservative White America did…

(Emphasis not by author)

Why Didn’t the Reps Use Their House Majority in 2017 or 2018?

Trump had 2 years to build that damn wall when Republicans controlled Congress. So why didn't he?

Because it polled so poorly that many Republican Senators wouldn't vote for it (including John McCain).

So Trump waited until he could blame Democrats for not building it.

— Nate Lerner (@NathanLerner) January 26, 2019


I search Trump supporters who can explain to me why Trump didn’t solve the wall issue when the GOP still had the House majority. Please explain this to me.

— Goetz Kluge (@Bonnetmaker) January 23, 2019


…which is why you waited two years to make it a priority? Gimme a break.

— Kevin Mleziva (@LostInTheEcho40) January 23, 2019

Why didn’t republicans vote for a wall when they controlled both the house and the senate?

— Brandon Urbanski (@royalbansk) January 23, 2019

Why wasn’t this your priority when you first took office and had both the house and senate? Why is it now an emergency and not then?

— Fawn Kwok (@FawnKwok) January 23, 2019


How come you didn't shut down the government, when Republicans were in control? You helped them to a 1.5 trillion tax cut. They couldn't give you 50 billion? They had control of everything. They got the tax cut through.

— Marc Buemi (@marc_buemi) January 21, 2019


Trump and the Republicans *do not want* to fix the problem. They need conflict and an agenda which also can be understood by not so smart Trump supporters. That is why they did not get the wall built when they still were in control of the House.https://t.co/fFDEkQifmM

— Goetz Kluge (@Bonnetmaker) January 22, 2019


Trump and GOP have shutdown the govt because they can’t get over the loss of house to Dems in 2018. They didn’t throw this tantrum for 2 years with GOP majority, and Trump didn’t have votes even then. #wewillremember

— Ms. Meera Kashalkar (@Zipzapzoom9) January 13, 2019


Trumps >5 billion $$ wall project is *designed* to be rejected by the Democrats. Trump and the GOP obviously don't want a wall. Otherwise they would have built it before the midterms. Instead, they need an agenda to keep their supporters angry at the Democrats until 2020.

— Goetz Kluge (@Bonnetmaker) January 13, 2019


=== Explanation please ===
Can somebody explain to me, why the Republicans did not use their majority in the congress in 2017 or 2018 to get the 5.1 billion US$ for Trump's wall project?

— Goetz Kluge (@Bonnetmaker) January 12, 2019


=== Explanation please ===
The Steel Barrier, or Wall, could have been built by the Trump administration since 2017 or 2018. Why didn't the Republicans use their majority in the congress in 2017 or 2018 to get the 5.1 billion US$ for Trump's wall project?

— Goetz Kluge (@Bonnetmaker) January 12, 2019

Trump Took Responsibility for the Shutdown

#TrumpShutdown @realDonaldTrump #FuckTrump #TrumpResign #ImpeachTrump #NoWall pic.twitter.com/PB8SX2NfCZ

— Forever Logical 🖖 (@ForeverLogical) January 10, 2019

This one made my day and I hope it will make yours 🤣🤣🤣

.@PaulLeeTicks this is a masterpiece 👏👏👏pic.twitter.com/tGVHMk8UjO

— Hear Me Roar (@Stop_Trump20) December 12, 2018

"The Shutdown is only because of the 2020 Presidential Election."

This is a surprisingly honest statement, for it was the Republican president Donald Trump who took the responsibility (while thousands ot witnesses were watching) for the shutdown.

— Goetz Kluge (@Bonnetmaker) January 5, 2019

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