USA 2020 Elections: Thread

grarpamp grarpamp at
Fri Nov 5 13:08:14 PDT 2021

> the Fake News Media

Shocker– the “experts” were wrong… again

How many times now have the ‘experts’ been desperately, woefully wrong
about elections over the past several years?

They were wrong about Brexit. They were wrong about the 2016 US
Presidential election. And they were hilariously, historically wrong
about the 2020 election.

In fact, according to a report from the American Association of Public
Opinion Research, national polls from the 2020 election were the least
accurate in at least 40 years. And state polls for President, Senate,
and Governor races were the least accurate in 20 years.

Yesterday was another Election Day in the Land of the Free. And the
‘experts’ were wrong again.

Most notably, pollsters insisted that the race for Virginia governor
was a dead heat. But in reality the more conservative candidate easily
won by a nearly 6% margin.

And in New Jersey’s gubernatorial race, the experts claimed that the
more conservative challenger was so far behind in the polls that he
didn’t stand a chance.

Yet as of the time of this writing, the challenger has a slight lead.

Both of the predictions were wildly inaccurate, just like 2020, 2016,
Brexit, etc.

I’m not lamenting that these pollsters are wrong. As the old saying
goes, predictions are hard, especially about the future. It’s human to
be wrong. I’ve been wrong more times than I can count.

The issue is that the media continues to pretend that these polls are
still credible.

During the election season, they’re constantly analyzing who’s up or
down in the polls almost like a play-by-play announcer at a football

You’d think that no serious reporter would risk his/her credibility by
even mentioning these polls anymore after so many years of terrible

And yet they do. Journalists continue to take the polls seriously–
especially when their favored candidate is ahead– and they’re
constantly pushing these stories out to their audiences.

It’s shameful and intellectually dishonest; no sensible person could
possibly believe these numbers anymore.

And the fact that they still do suggests that they’re deliberately
putting out information that has a long-term track record of being
terribly inaccurate.

This is why it’s perfectly reasonable to be skeptical of the media;
they prove time and time again that they cannot be trusted to present
objective information.

So if you are skeptical, you’re not the one with the problem.

Of course, if you don’t believe everything they say, they’ll call you
a conspiracy theorist. This is known as gaslighting.

The term gaslighting comes from a 1938 British play called Gas Light,
written by Patrick Hamilton.

The plot involves a Victorian-era husband slowly convincing his wife
that she is going insane.

He plays tricks on her throughout the play, like turning down the gas
lights around the house. When she notices the dimness and asks why the
lights are down, he insists that the lights are all still on.

Eventually the woman believes that she’s losing her mind– that she’s
seeing things and hearing things that don’t exist– even though her
husband has been manipulating her the entire time.

Today, if you question the official MSNBC narrative, or disobey the
Twitterati, they call you a conspiracy theorist. They call you a White
Supremacist. They call you a danger to national security.

This is classic gaslighting. And it’s just another lie. You’re not the
one with the problem.

As a final point, I know there are people who have been eagerly
watching the election results and are probably overjoyed, for example,
with the outcome in Virginia.

For a lot of people, the victory of a more conservative candidate is a
harbinger of political change in America, which suggests that the woke
Marxists may be thrown out of office soon.

I’m happy that you’re happy. But I would encourage you to stay rational.

Hope and optimism are great. However, all too often, hope and optimism
cause us to take our eyes off the ball.

When we’re hopeful and optimistic, we start believing that the risks
have abated and the negative trends have gone away.

It would be a mistake to think this way.

Better leadership is certainly a benefit. But it cannot stop a tidal
wave… certainly not overnight.

The national debt is still climbing higher by the day. Social
Security’s trust funds are still set to run out of money within the
next ten years. The central bank is still stoking the flames of
inflation. And tens of millions of angry, woke Marxists still want to
reboot the economy into their centrally planned fantasy.

So– enjoy the happiness and victory if you’re so inclined. But keep
your eye on the ball. Keep thinking about your Plan B.

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