Tuesday, September 29, 2020

Trump's Campaign Strategy Revealed

 September 23, 2020. A reporter asks the President of the United States, “Mr. President, real quickly, win, lose or draw in this election, will you commit here today for a peaceful transferal of power after the election?” The President responded … “Well, we’re going to have to see what happens, you know that. I’ve been complaining very strongly about the ballots, and the ballots are a disaster. Get rid of the ballots [my emphasis] and you’ll have a very peaceful — there won’t be a transfer, frankly, there will be a continuation. The ballots are out of control. You know it and you know who knows it better than anybody else? The Democrats know it better than anybody else.”

This statement followed a statement made earlier in the day …“I think this [election] will end up in the Supreme Court. And I think it’s very important we have nine justices. But I think it’s better if you go [and confirm the Justice nominee] before the election because I think this — this scam that the Democrats are pulling — it’s a scam, the scam will be before the United States Supreme Court.”

There you have it: Donald Trump’s strategy for “winning” the election. Spoken and filmed from the lectern of the White House pressroom, for the record, for all to hear and see. For months, Trump has set the table for this strategy by consistently claiming that the upcoming election is a fraud. He has blamed the fraud principally on the expanded use of mail-in ballots (which is how Trump will be voting in Florida). If he does not win by the ballot counts of the 50 states, then tie up the election by burying it in endless legal challenges. Move the legal challenges to the Supreme Court, which will have a brand-new justice nominated and confirmed. With three Trump-appointed justices on the bench (quid pro quo expected?), and a 6-3 “conservative majority,” they will declare Trump the winner. Election done.

Will the strategy succeed? Who knows at this time. Given the unimaginable events of the past four years, anything remains possible. Apparently, even in America. The first line of defense against this gameplan? Go Vote. As soon as you can.

5 weeks until Election Day, Nov 3.

©   2020   Randy Bell             https://ThoughtsFromTheMountain.blogspot.com



Anonymous said...

All good and right on the money points made about a megalomaniac who would rather blow up the country than lose. And I mean that literally. His personality type, in the lowest state of mental health, would equate loss with death, and destroy anyone and anything to avoid that from happening. He is all ID at this point and, like a caged animal, will act on 100% survival instinct and 0% conscience. It’s times like these (although I can’t recall any times which felt as dire as these), that I try my best to recall that justice rides on a long arc and all will be well in the end.

Mr. Paulie said...

Yes, even his Trumpublican enablers in the Senate have stated that if the Supreme Court declares Biden the winner, they will (reluctantly) accept this decision. So apparently it's not the people who will decide who is our next President, but the Supreme Court will decide this. Hopefully, a landslide victory by the Dems will preclude this from happening.

But even if it does happen, I fully expect (and pray) that Chief Justice Roberts will not want his court to go down in history with this blight on its record and will make his wishes (in no uncertain terms) known to the rest of the court. The court may decline to hear the case or they vote to uphold the will of the people. I guess I just can't imagine that the Supreme Court no matter how many conservative judges there are, could render any other decision.

We're all in deep do-do, but it will be fascinating and very frightening to watch.