Entirety of the black vote? It's too early to call things like this.Black vote is going trump's way.
Going to be a landslide. How I'll laugh, mainly at tea and his mate.
If it's an opinion Dinesh D'`souza holds it's by default wrong.
"Black voter turnout was down across the country in 2022. We saw it in the polls, the surveys, the exit polls and every way you could measure it," said Michael McDonald, a politics professor at University of Florida.
Some Democrats have also been disturbed by recent polls showing that some Black voters are defecting to Republicans.
One in five Black people under the age of 50 voted Republican in the 2022 midterms, roughly double the number of their elders, according to a previously unreported analysis of exit polling data by HIT Strategies, a public opinion research firm aligned with Democrats that routinely surveys Black Americans. Black men and women under the age of 50 voted Republican in similar numbers, the poll showed.
Republican Donald Trump's 12% share of the Black vote in 2020 was four percentage points higher than it was in 2016, according to exit polls by Edison Research.
A Reuters/Ipsos poll conducted July 11-17 found 18% of Black Americans would pick Trump over Biden in a hypothetical matchup, compared to 46% who favored Biden, including about one in four Black men, compared to about one in seven Black women.
Compared with Black women, Black men were more likely to say they would back a presidential candidate that supported abortion restrictions and increased police funding to fight crime.
WACO — On the door for the McLennan County Republican Party headquarters on a February night, a flyer read, “Black Voices for Trump.” Inside, 50 or so faces — virtually all of them white — looked up at the speaker before them.
“How many of you are tired of being called a racist?” asked the speaker, K. Carl Smith, who is Black.
Almost everyone in the crowd raised their hands or nodded solemnly.
I think the end of that story about Liam and Armstrong is even funnier than that, as the way I remember it, he instantly pivoted to a completely amoral, pragmatic position of "Yeah well everyone cheats don't they, it's no big deal, so you'd be a fool not to, Armstrong was just unlucky to get caught and they probably went after him in particular because he was so successful." At least, I'm fairly sure he said as much to me.Dinesh D'Souza is a massive bell-end. As far as I know his main achievement was being convicted of fraudulent election funding and then begging Trump for a pardon. Once he'd oozed his way out of a prison sentence he then began to accuse people left, right and centre* of election fraud.
In other words, classic Trumper-style projection, blame others of that which you are yourself guilty. As normal with such types his wild accusations are evidence free, whereas those against him are rock solid - but he makes up for that with large amounts of bluster and having no problem with repeating long-debunked attacks, hoping they will somehow become true if he keeps saying them enough. And as far as MAGA goes he's right.
I suppose this is the fun of living in a nice and cosy, virtual MAGA-community, you can just say what you want to be true rather than what is true and a load of moronic nodding dogs will keep you company, happily reassuring you that you're right etc
I do see the appeal; firstly you get a comforting feeling of being part of something, a genuinely supportive group of people who think as you do - albeit a bunch of inadequate and hysterically screeching racists - and secondly you can just pick and choose the facts you like, never having to deal with things you don't care for cos everyone around you does the same. In fact for the most part you can create the reality you want and simply live in it.
Of course, every now and again your little world does bang into or at least rub up against reality and you tend to get a rude shock. Dinesh's Mules video is a good example of something that he made for this world and which to them is cast iron proof of cheating. Every now and again a few of them wonder outloud why it never changed anything but none of them understand that it's total bollocks long debunked, and of course DD doesn't care, he made it for MAGA world.
Another example I suppose is when someone says "impeach Biden" or "arrest Hilary" etc etc cos they think the stuff they've read on Twitter is not only real, but also actual real evidence, they totally believe that Dems just charge and arrest on the same kinda stuff - and it's kinda sad in a way cos the leadership finds it profitable to let them believe that. With the Trump stuff you can people on twitter saying again and again why doesn't the RNC or MTG do something beyond their angry tweets, they don't understand that there is nothing they can do agai BB St it cos their claims are all lies that can't be used to do anything in any real world situation, whereas on the other hand the indictments are real charges brought in the real world by real grand juries with real evidence etc etc, they think it's no different from whatever bullshit Tom Fitton shat out etc
Ooh another good one is @mixed_biscuits talking about how Trump doesn't need to do anything more cos he has the proof that Dems cheated. I assume he thinks that proof will be used at some point, maybe during the Jan 6th trial in May he'll produce it and Trump will be instated as president.
Every now and then there can be a kinda correction where reality becomes too big and the MAGA position becomes so untenable that the sufferer has to either accept reality - which almost never happens - or sort of double-down into an even more insane position. This is pretty dangerous cos at some point it becomes literal, utter madness. I think the only other way out is to just sort of forget about it, change the subject and pretend it never happened. This what - @luka will remember who I mean - our friend Liam would do. I remember him arguing passionately for hours each day over a period of months that Lance Armstrong was not a doper, and then suddenly SNAP never mentioned his name again. I guess a pretty good coping mechanism.
*That's a figure of speech of course, he didn't accuse anyone on the right of anything
Is anybody watching Tucker Carlson's show on X? It's weirdly compelling. I used to think he was just a buffoon riding the worst instincts of his audience. Now I think he's not a buffoon at all, but one of the most skilled communicators and broadcasters alive. He's creating a world, curating a worldview.
During an interview with Glenn Beck, President Trump vowed that if he is reelected he will ‘lock up’ those who are trying to politically destroy him despite being completely corrupt themselves.
Referring to Hillary Clinton, Beck noted “You said in 2016, you know, ‘lock her up.’ And then when you became president, you said, ‘We don’t do that in America.’ That’s just not the right thing to do.”
The host continued, “That’s what they’re doing. Do you regret not locking her up? And if you’re president again, will you lock people up?”
Trump responded in the affirmative and noted “Well, I’ll give you an example. Uh, the answer is you have no choice because r doing it to us.”