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The Dumpster Fire of 2020 Election is Eerily Reminiscent of 2016

As I have written in more than one recent post, the 2020 election and its aftermath is almost guaranteed to be a dumpster fire of epic proportions. Then again, where else but in this “exceptional demockracy” do the two major political parties nominate a narcissistic used-car salesman to run against a guy in the early stages of senile dementia. While some features of this clusterfuck are unprecedented (at least in the previous 80-90 years), others are.. well.. strangely familiar. One could even make the case that the ongoing slow-motion train accident has more than a few similarities to its immediate predecessor, also known as the then unprecedented clusterfuck.. I mean electoral campaign and election.. of 2016. Here is why.

1] The first similarity between 2016 and 2020 comes down to the so-called “independent” and “objective” pre-election “polls”, or as I like to call them- sad and increasingly futile attempts to manipulate voter turnout for political ends. Some of you might remember that almost every single “poll” during the 2016 election cycle had Trump trailing Hillary by at least a few points. Moreover the purported “gap” between them supposedly increased to double digits after the release of those ‘Access Hollywood’ tapes in early October 2016. Even “exit polls” performed on election days showed Trump losing to Hillary in areas and states that he eventually won.

So why were all those polls, which had predicted previous electoral results, so wrong? Well.. I can think of many reasons such as people screening their calls, not telling the truth, bad data sampling and a ton of other innocent explanations. But given that many were more accurate in previous years, one has to consider the possibility that election “polls” are designed and performed to create and support a bullshit narrative rather than report the facts. And this would not be unprecedented. Consider the so-called “free” media in west. Have you noticed that almost all MSM outlets and presstitues are either grovelling stenographers for elites or manufactured opposition who are occasionally allowed to report on minor scandals.

Remember that WaterGate was a mouse fart compared to far bigger and consequential stories in that same time window such as the atrocious conduct of Vietnam War prior to Tet offensive, secret carpet-bombing bombing of Laos, support for ethnic genocide in Indonesia and much more. Remember when MSM and “respected” presstitutes kept telling you that Saddam Hussein had WMDs and connections with 9/11 hijackers? Remember when they also told you that Bin Laden had an amazing mountain lair like some villain in a James Bond movie. Or how about them telling you that the leftist leaders of Venezuela and Bolivia had no real popular support. I could go on but my point is that many people are increasingly unwilling to believe that make-believe bullshit narratives peddled by these incompetent but “credentialed” losers.

2] You might have heard Dementia Joe’ supporters tell you that they might win Texas and Georgia this time around. Funny thing.. Hillary and her supporters said something very similar in 2016. I distinctly remember them boasting how they were likely to win those two states because of “demographic changes” or some other bullshit. But wait.. Obama said something very similar to that in 2008. So how have things worked out thus far? Well.. in Texas, the percentage of non-voters, especially among the state’s Hispanic population, has remained stubbornly high. As far as Georgia is concerned, Democrats have been pushing that same bullshit dream since at least 2008, and yet every single election brings them no closer to actually winning that state. Could it happen this time? Well.. it is 2020, but I would not put down my money for making that bet.

The more interesting question is- why do Democrats think they will “eventually” win those states? Well.. according to them, the racially diverse younger generation is less conservative than their parents and are therefore somehow magically going to vote for Democrats. But why should that be the case? After all, Democrats have done nothing to address the many problems faced by younger generations such as huge student loans, high cost of housing, poorly paid and unstable jobs, nearly unaffordable quality childcare and a host of other systemic problems related to rise of neoliberalism in west. It is no secret that centrist and center-left political parties who are more obsessed with LGBTQ rights and proper pronouns rather than needs of working class have done poorly in elections over past decade.

3] Moving on.. remember how in 2016, every “respectable” MSM outlet and presstitute was constantly predicting that Trump was going to lose big and become a pariah in Republican party afterwards? So.. how has that “prediction” worked out? Need I remind you that Trump still has an over 90% approval rating among partisan Republican voters- and this after he screwed the response to COVID-19 pandemic. To be fair, so did the much more “respectable” leaders of every other major western nation. But this elite fetish for “respectability” is deeper and more comical than you might think. Consider the types of campaign ads run by Hillary in 2026. Almost 2/3 rds of them were about the poor character of Trump. How did that work out? Of course. Biden’s handlers have learnt nothing from 2016.

You might have noticed that most of their 2020 campaign ads are about how Trump is a uniquely bad character and how Biden is “normal” and “qualified”. It is as if they hired the same “campaign experts” hired by Hillary in 2016- and they very likely did. Very few of their ads give concrete and feasible sounding plans about how a Democratic administration would actually improve the lives of those who voted for them. I guess, they are being unintentionally honest- because they have zero intention of changing the status quo which led to that Orange Buffoon being elected in the first place. Isn’t that a brilliant plan? Just like their non-existent plan to fully reopen the economy, compensate tens of millions workers properly, save all those small business.. you know, actually get out of this self-inflicted hole.

4] You kept hearing “news” about how Trump’s 2020 campaign is falling apart, republican politician are deserting him and and how people in it are busy looking for alternate post-election gigs. Funny thing.. I remember MSM outlets pushing the exact same stories in 2016. It is if they cannot even recycle made-up stories without using the same scripts. Says a lot about their real levels of competence.. doesn’t it? But somehow these same presstitutes do not see eerie the similarity between lack of enthusiasm for Biden in 2020 to that for Hillary in 2016. Or the unusual similarities between the almost complete lack of public enthusiasm for Kamala Harris in 2020 to Tim Kaine in 2016. Isn’t it also interesting that both Biden and Hillary drastically cut down on their public appearances in final weeks of election because Democrats were so sure of their “inevitable triumph”.

There are many other odd and eerie similarities between the clusterfuck of 2020 campaign and election to their direct predecessors from 2016, but we are already past a thousand words. I might write a followup part, depending on the comments.

What do you think? Comments?

  1. James
    October 21, 2020 at 2:03 am

    Do you think Trump is going to get re-elected?

    50-50.

    • ...low status low iq low testosterone low energy dudebro...
      October 24, 2020 at 8:42 am

  2. NickSwift
    October 21, 2020 at 7:39 am

    You are astute on quite a few things, but you’re full of shit on this issue, I’m afraid.

    You predicted that the summer would be violent and chaotic–the riots lasted a few days, and people quickly moved on. So much for that flash-in-the-pan…

    Ask the people in downtowm Minneapolis, Chicago, Portland and many other cities if all that violence was just a ‘flash in the pan’.

    You keep pushing the “Dementia Joe” bullshit, though it’s long-past its expiration date. We all saw the debate, and it was obvious who was veering into senility and psychosis, and it wasn’t Biden. Jeez, even Fucker Carlson has given up on that shit, despite all the time he put into hyping it.

    You do realize that a majority of people in this country believe that Joe Biden is operating at a “reduced cognitive capacity”.. right?

    You failed to predict that Biden would end up as the nominee and you, like so many other crypto-MAGAtards, were foolish enough to actually believe (or pretend to believe) that the Bernie Sanders scam was a serious thing that would jeopardize Biden’s campaign or undermine the DNC.

    I never said Bernie was inevitable. In fact, given how he folded like a cheap suit in 2016, it was obvious what was going to occur in 2020.

    You vastly underestimated the power of the Black vote in the Democratic primaries and you vastly underestimate it now in the significantly increased Black turnout which will deliver Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin (in particular) back to the Dems, handily.

    The over-60 black vote is a rapidly diminishing factor in primaries and national elections. Find out what the under-45’s think about establishment Democrats. Hint: HRC lost in 2016 because many of those under-45 black voters did not turn out for her. And do not assume that Hispanics are a monolithic block of voters. Heck, most of them don’t even see themselves as POC.

    And, you also push the moronic Fox News line that Biden will lose because “no one is enthusiastic about him”. You can’t be that stupid; no one who votes is “enthusiastic” about anyone, how ridiculous. People vote out of hate or fear. And a LOT of people really, really hate Trump…so Biden will win. After all, Trump only won because Hillary was utterly and completely repulsive.

    Enthusiasm matters, otherwise Obama would not have won by such a large margin in 2008 nor would Trump be president right now.

    So, in conclusion, your track record on 2020 US politics is not impressive, and you should stop taking up the tone of some kind of wizened sage when your analysis is no different from the average insipid, Fox News hack.

    You are welcome to not read analysis and opinions which contradict your world view.

    You’d best stick to the social and tech/science commentary; you’re quite good on that, fortunately.

    Let me guess.. a person who talk about importance of black voters and main stream media narratives is almost certainly neither black nor capable of independent though. It is you choice though.

  3. NickSwift
    October 21, 2020 at 10:10 am

    **Ask the people in downtowm Minneapolis, Chicago, Portland and many other cities if all that violence was just a ‘flash in the pan’.**

    I have literally done so, in fact, and they did not disagree with me. Minneapolis was shaken for a few days, but the bark was much worse than the bite, and most people, even the dumb right-wingers, were not shedding too many tears for Target or Walmart the morning after. Chicago always gets ugly in summer, so that was nothing new. And there were no riots in Portland, just a bunch of Millennial hooligans lighting trash cans on fire around one city block for a few weeks before the summer ended and it got too cold outside. Yeah, one guy got shot because he was spraying bear mace at people. Big deal. Business-as-usual in the rest of Portland was never interrupted (excepting COVID, of course).

    **You do realize that a majority of people in this country believe that Joe Biden is operating at a “reduced cognitive capacity”.. right?**

    That meme really is so five months ago, but then, if you’re right, popular opinion must see a drooling dementia patient as preferable to the fat, orange man!

    **I never said Bernie was inevitable. In fact, given how he folded like a cheap suit in 2016, it was obvious what was going to occur in 2020.**

    And yet, not obvious enough for your brilliant mind to foresee eight months ago when you thought he and Bloomberg would slug it out…

    (Some of us were ridin’ with Biden from the beginning, on the other hand)

    **The over-60 black vote is a rapidly diminishing factor in primaries and national elections. Find out what the under-45’s think about establishment Democrats. Hint: HRC lost in 2016 because many of those under-45 black voters did not turn out for her. And do not assume that Hispanics are a monolithic block of voters. Heck, most of them don’t even see themselves as POC.**

    As you know, the American elections aren’t won on the national aggregate level, but by a fortuitous configuration of state-by-state electoral successes. In MI, PA, and WI, the Black vote is still very much a critical leg of Dem support the failure of which in 2016 cost them the election. Also, I agree with you on Hispanics as they actually play a much less important role in electoral outcomes generally than is commonly believed. Regardless, Biden will not a Black turnout problem this time around.

    **Enthusiasm matters, otherwise Obama would not have won by such a large margin in 2008 nor would Trump be president right now.**

    This is America. When it’s love versus hate…hate wins every time!

    **You are welcome to not read analysis and opinions which contradict your world view.**

    What would be the fun in that?

    **Let me guess.. a person who talk about importance of black voters and main stream media narratives is almost certainly neither black nor capable of independent though. It is you choice though.**

    Yes, I’m not Black. Am I that obvious? How embarrassing…

    But, the worst offense of all is that you accuse me of being mainstream; that cuts to the bone, man.

    • Mike CaCa is a Super megaCuck okay
      October 21, 2020 at 11:09 am

      Mike CaCa,

      you really need to do better with the sock puppet accounts….

      • NickSwift
        October 22, 2020 at 12:30 am

        LOL

  4. RYU
  5. Jay Fink
    October 22, 2020 at 2:10 pm

    Every election we hear about all the new college age first time voters who are majority Democrat. That is true but what we never hear about are the voters who are a little older, have jobs and families and are no longer as receptive to the Democrats. Young Dem voters becoming more conservative as they age is a common phenomenon.

    • P Ray
      October 22, 2020 at 6:29 pm

      A lot of LIEberalism seems good when you don’t have to pay for it;

      A lot of CONservatism seems good when you think things are equal for everyone

  6. doldrom
    October 22, 2020 at 7:35 pm

    Your nekkid site seems to have vanished domain and all.

    I am rebuilding it. Will be operational within a couple of days.

    Can you see the landing page where it says “nekkidcuties.com
    is a totally awesome idea still being worked on.”

    • doldrom
      October 22, 2020 at 11:02 pm

      Yep, but I mistook it as some message from the domain registrar

      Nope.. it is just a landing page automatically provided by domain registrar, usually used when you want to perform major update on site or as a placeholder.

      • Advocatus Crappedhisdiapercoli
        October 22, 2020 at 11:25 pm

        so did the fed’s make AD take down some dirty pixxx?

        Nope.. the database got damaged (corrupted?). But luckily, there are multiple backups for everything. It is just a bit of extra work, that is all.

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