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Sunday, August 16, 2020

A New Hoax

The very same leaders of the Democratic party, along with their smear shops (think: Media Matters) and their trained hamsters in the main stream media, who gave us the Russian Collusion Hoax (disproven after two years of investigations by their own special counsel), have now decided to manufacture a new hoax—the mail-in ballot hoax. As if on cue, outlets like the NYT, WaPo, CNN, MSNBC and the alphabet networks would have us all believe that the USPS has somehow been co-opted and that as a result, a "threat to democracy" exists. It's all a hoax—nonsense really—but it worked for Russian collusion for almost two years. Might as well give a go for the next 3 months, and if Trump wins, continue it for the next four years.

The United States Postal Service (USPS) is to some extent an anachronism, losing billions of dollars each year. In fairness, they are trying to re-invent themselves as a package delivery service, and in an effort to reduce loses, the USPS has implemented cost cutting measures that have resulted in changes to existing equipment and procedures. It's long overdue. The Dems, of course, are trying desperately to convince us that this is a nefarious plot to submarine their utopian idea of "vote by mail."

Like most ideas that come out of the Democratic camp, the vote by mail approach relies on fantasy and discards reality. But when reality collides with fantasy, reality wins every time. Reality can be found in "vote by mail" attempts in recent elections in New York, New Jersey, and Virginia. In every case where the concept has been rushed into practice, without adequate preparation or infrastructure, it has proven to be unworkable, rife with verification and fraud issues, and unable to generate an accurate vote count. 

But that matters little to the Dems, who see an opportunity for vote harvesting that will give them an electoral advantage. To deflect from legitimate criticism of their fantasy plan, they suggest that minor modifications in the number and placement of USPS sorting machines and public mail boxes are a "threat to democracy," while the strong probability of an unworkable, fraud ridden, inaccurate vote count is somehow the appropriate way forward.

To further the hoax, the Dems and their trained hamsters have tried hard to conflate "vote by mail" and the long-standing and effective practice of voting by absentee ballot. That's completely dishonest,* but effective in frightening those whose fear of COVID-19 will cause them to avoid polling places. If one is fearful, it's easy to apply for an absentee ballot. You must, of course, provide identifying information, and your signature must accompany the application. This information is then compared to the ballot you send in. Of course, the Dems walk through the looking glass and scream "voter suppression." 

You'd think that the media might question this second hoax, given the failure of the first. But noooo. The first hoax worked pretty well, dividing the country but failing to destroy a duly elected president. The second hoax is really no different. If universal mail-in ballots are widely used, they will be a true "threat to democracy," but the Dems simply don't give a damn in their quest for power. 

Yet again, this newly created hoax provides clear evidence that Democrats do not deserve to lead.


*   Universal mail-in ballots that are automatically sent to every voter, including those who are dead, who have moved to other locales, or who simply don't exist. They are very difficult to validate; have the potential for encouraging double voting (by mail and at the polls); can be "harvested" by party activists with the strong potential for fraud, and can arrive long after the polls close. Unless a state has a long-standing infrastructure established to handle them, mail in ballots are a recipe for disaster.