Wednesday, November 18, 2020

If Sowing Division and Unfounded Doubt Is Considred Success Then trump Is A Great Success...


Trump has achieved one of his post-election goals: sowing doubt about the outcome with his base

Doubt he will continue to reinforce as he moves back to being just an ordinary citizen of the country he seems bent on destroying to achieve his own narcissistic personal gain.  He is going to sow further division, distrust, racism, and conspiracy as he attempts to remain relevant to his base of delusional sheeple. 

Blaring his blatant and egregiously false conspiracy theories he will attempt to create additional chaos and division. His base will happily comply as they listen to him on trump radio as they sit stuptified by his bullsh*t.

One can think of the last two weeks as President Trump setting both a goal and a stretch goal. A goal is something he hopes to achieve. A stretch goal, by contrast, is something that may not be achieved but which may be within reach, given the right amount of effort.

Since Election Day, Trump’s stretch goal has been a second term in office: unlikely, but, hey, who knows? The immediate and attainable goal, on the other hand, is simpler. Trump wants to be able to spend the rest of his days insisting that he didn’t lose the 2020 election. He wants to march around Mar-a-Lago and have people nod as he grumps that President-elect Joe Biden committed unidentified crimes that denied him a second term in office.

That second goal has already been obtained.

Monmouth University has been tracking confidence in the 2020 election for months. In a poll released Wednesday, the pollsters asked Americans whether they were confident that the presidential race was executed fairly and accurately. Most people said it was — but three-quarters of Republicans and Trump voters said that it wasn’t.

What’s interesting is that the percentage of people who expressed confidence that the election had been conducted fairly and the percentage who said it hadn’t been didn’t deviate much from what people said at the end of September. Then, 60 percent said they were very confident or somewhat confident it would be conducted fairly, the same percentage who now say they’re confident that it was.

But there were huge shifts by party and among those who expressed a great deal of confidence or cynicism about the outcome. The percentage of respondents saying they were very confident in the outcome was 20 points higher than the percentage who in September said they were very confident it would be. The percentage who expressed absolutely no confidence in its fairness rose 17 percent.

hat was largely because Democrats and independents were more likely to express confidence after the election ended, while confidence among Republicans — most of whom were confident in September about how the election would be conducted — suddenly expressed broad discontent.

Asked whether there was enough information available to know who won, a majority of those polled said there was. But the vast majority of Republicans and Trump voters said that more information was needed, though it’s not clear what information that might be.

To be very clear: Nearly every vote has been counted in states that will determine the outcome of the race, and there is no serious question that Biden won. But, again, this is not the story that Trump wants to be able to tell while teeing off at Bedminster.


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Via: Memeorandum

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