Elections

Biden campaign in a nutshell?

We think Ronald Reagan’s comments work well with the Biden campaign. Higher taxes for most. More anti-competition regulation for many industries and subsidies for green energy.

Which begs the question. Do you honestly think politicians can spend your money better than you can?

As Nobel laureate Milton Friedman once said,

You can spend your own cash on yourself – you have a great incentive to economise and get the best bang for your buck. You can spend your own money on somebody else, perhaps by buying your neighbour a present. Again, you will seek to economise; but you won’t care as much about getting good value for money. “You will, of course, want to get something the recipient will like – provided that it also makes the right impression and does not take too much time and effort…Then you can spend somebody else’s money on yourself. Imagine a lunch on an expense account: you will try and spend as much as you can get away with, with limited incentive to economise, but seeking to get the best possible meal for the price. Last but not least, you could spend someone else’s money on yet another person. You will have little interest in economising – and won’t care too much about getting the greatest value for money.

Will apathetic US voters come out of the woodwork?

We look at voter trends in the US going back to 1828 to see the pattern of voting trends as a % of total voting age population (TVAP). We also include the political party that won in that year by colour – GOP (red), Democrat (blue).

Since 1968, votes as a % of TVAP has failed to beat the 60% threshold in a presidential election year. On Trump’s victory in 2016 we declared that the one thing he was guaranteed to do is highlight the importance of voting. Will we see it on November 3rd?

If we assume that 60% is breached for TVAP an extra 13.2 million votes could be cast. 70% would equate to an extra 38.2 million votes and assuming enough people registered, the peak of 81.8% of TVAP would see a staggering 67.7 million extra votes.

To be put that in context vs 2016 when 136.67 million votes were cast, 60%, 70% and 81.8% TVAP would equate to a further 9.7%, 27.9% and 49.5% respectively.

As we write, a record 28 million ballots have been reported cast. Reporting states with party registration data: CA, CO, FL, IA, KS, KY, MD, ME, NC, NE, NJ, NM, NV, OK, PA, SD show that:

23.5m ballots were requested by Democrats. 6 million returned.

13.2m ballots were requested by Republicans. 2.66m returned.

14.7m ballots were requested by those with no party affiliation. 2.2m returned.

Even stripping out COVID and the desire for mail-in/absentee ballots, will gross turnout simply render predictions as useless as 2016? Perhaps 10 million+ new silent voters may roar. We watch with interest.

Bongino goes thermonuclear on tech giants suppression of Hunter emails

Dan Bongino goes thermonuclear on the mainstream media and tech giant cover up of the NY Post allegations about Hunter Biden through suppression.

Hunter Biden is innocent until proven guilty but the sinister behaviour exhibited by the tech companies certainly doesn’t help paint a picture of squeaky clean behaviour.

We find it galling that these social media giants have never once hesitated to promote smears against Trump, no matter how wild the allegations.

As ever with the left, it is not the principle but the side that matters.

Nancy Pelosi melts down on CNN and calls Wolf Blitzer a Republican apologist

Well worth watching this insane video of Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi railing at CNN’s Wolf Blitzer for being biased towards Republicans because he legitimately wants to know why she won’t sign the $1.8 trillion relief bill that Trump has promised to sign immediately.

Pelosi claimed she feeds the poor. We are still puzzled how a woman with a $20,000 freezer stuffed full of gourmet ice cream can talk of feeding the needy when her district has some of the highest homeless rates in the country.

It appears that even members of her own party, including Andrew Yang, have pleaded with Pelosi to put the relief bill forward because real Americans are suffering. Never let anything stand in the way of chronic Trump Derangement Syndrome.

Sinister Big tech’s intentional election meddling

Big tech is determined to tell users what they deem is suitable for consumption. The top screen grab is from Facebook. Head of Comms, Andy Stone, made it clear the social media giant would curtail the Biden conflict of interest news story under the guise of ‘fact checking.’

The NY Post article that surfaced overnight revealed emails from Hunter Biden’s PC which showed he was leveraging his then VP father’s relationship with Ukrainians execs.

Twitter went to an even more interesting approach to suggest the NY Post link was “unsafe” to prevent views.

What we do know from history is that the more efforts made to cover one’s tracks, the more one guarantees to raise awareness to those problems on a stratospheric level.

Ultimately, big tech firms were granted immunity from prosecution as they promised to be mere hosts of content without fear or favour. Now that they are using discretionary editing, they should lose their sanctuary status and be liable to prosecution for suppressing free speech.

These are deep-seated liberal activist platforms. As businesses they are free to exercise commercial decisions. However they don’t have a right to flaunt laws without real world consequences.

Today big tech crossed a line and outed themselves as interfering in the election.

Trump’s Florida crowd stats

Trump’s Florida rally revealed the following stats about the attendees according to the GOP.

Bluster or anecdotal data? If the data is reliable, one imagines that Trump should romp home.

Wouldn’t it be ironic to see the mass mail-in ballots sent to Democrats get returned straight Republican?

Crazy Mazie

Keeping it classy! Democrat Senator Mazie Hirono’s question to Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett. When one can’t attack her credentials, just go for sleaze.

What next? “Have you been engaged in a child sex trafficking ring?”

These people have NO shame.

NBA Game 5 2020 viewers -70% vs 2019

Rut Roh! It seems that all the political activism on the basketball court has seen NBA Game 5 drawing only 5.7 million viewers, according to TVLine, representing a nearly 70% decline from the 18.22 million viewers who tuned-in for Game 5 of the 2019 NBA Finals when the Golden State Warriors took on the Toronto Raptors.

No wonder the NBA is promising to keep its woke activities behind closed doors in 2021.

The NBA finally figured out that fans watch sports to distract themselves from politics and financial/marital/work stresses, not have it shoved down their throats.

#GetWokeGoBroke

Totally unhinged rant from Trump hating journalist

This must be probably the most unhinged rant given by any journalist in history. ex-MSNBC journalist Keith Olbermann took to YouTube to say that President Trump is a “terrorist” and that Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett and others should be “prosecuted and convicted and removed from our society.”

While we understand the media pack has chronic Trump Derangement Syndrome, we weren’t aware that Supreme Court nominees were guilty of anything much less in need of erasure.

You have to hand it to people like Olbermann who think they are the voice of reason, common sense and spirit level balance on all matters.

He is the very person he condemns.