Does it matter what folks believe about the 2020 election?
With most issues that impact most people – inflation, shortages, crime, border security – working against Democrats, they have relied on a strategy of hyperbolic fearmongering. Their central theme – and you hear it constantly – is that any Republican election victory is a threat to democracy – to the very existence of the 270-year-old American Republic.
Democrats advance that ridiculous hypothesis as the sole basis for voting. “Democracy is in the balance,” they say. The only way to save the Republic is to “crush the GOP” according to Eugene Robinson, Washington Post writer and MSNBC “Morning Joe” regular. Another “Morning Joe” regular — so-called “branding expert” Donny Deutsch — says that Democrats should call out Republicans as “nutcases,” “crazies.” and “evil.” He openly says the Democrats have to scare the hell out of the voters.
The Democrat strategy claims that saving democracy from future coup attempts – or at least imaginary scary coup attempts — Is the most important issue in the history of the nation – given hyperbole a whole new definition.
They identify this Legion of the Devils as anyone who believes that the 2020 election was stolen – or at least will say they believe. Also condemned are those who take an agnostic view – refusing to be dragged into the controversy.
Democrats and their media lackies go on to say that candidates who express an opinion about the validity of the 2020 election – even a doubt— are part of an ongoing insurrection, an attempt to carry out a future coup against the American government. Ergo, they are unfit to serve in any public office.
Democrat media hacks have even come up with a list of more than 200 of what they brand “election deniers.” The list grows each day. The last count was 300.
They more than imply that these “election deniers” are a front for an unspecified number of armed insurrectionists lurking in every corner of America – poised to take to the streets at the call of President Trump. According to the Democrats, all Republicans represent an existential threat to the Republic.
There is no better example of political cynicism than the fact that Democrats spent hundreds of millions of dollars to support the campaigns of those they deemed dangerous. Some of those they support will soon be elected to office legitimately – and they can claim bipartisan support. How funny is that?
The Democrat narrative of impending insurrection is a fantasy worthy of a Hollywood thriller, but unworthy of serious political dialogue and honest journalism.
So, what if people believe the 2020 election was not legit? There are some folks who still believe that President Kennedy beat Vice President Nixon in 1960 through political skullduggery in Illinois and Texas. Many still believe that President George W. Bush stole the 2000 election. Some historians still argue that President Hayes won the 1876 presidential election by a corrupt deal – the Compromise of 1877.
Some folks put me inappropriately into the category of “election denier” because I have never expressed a definitive opinion on the subject of the 2020 election – and I do not intend to do so. I avoided doing so because I see no value in getting into a highly emotional political debate that is purely academic.
Joe Biden is the legitimate and constitutional President of the United States — not because of the vote count, but because he won in the Electoral College. That is the determinant – never the popular vote. If you are confused, read the constitution.
The opinion of people will not change the 2020 outcome. Nor will that opinion have undue influence on the work of “deniers” who get elected to various offices – and indications are that the majority will. For the most part – maybe totally – they will be elected to office in honest local elections at the will of the voters. That IS small-r republican democracy.
In an attempt to pump a level of credibility into their specious narrative of a future coup attempt, Democrats suggest that future elections will be rigged by these “election deniers.” In other words, individuals who are deeply concerned and committed to election integrity – correctly or wrongly in terms of 2020 – are going to be a leading force to take over America by force. That scenario Is not only not real, but also not even possible.
One of the strengths of the American democratic process is the protected freedom to have opinions – even unpopular or offensive opinions. Even wrong ones. Attempting to shun, cancel or demonize people with bogus speculative narratives is a far greater danger to personal freedom than a few souls with opinions with which others might disagree.
Since the opinions of those so-called “election deniers” are retrospective, they have little meaning to the present or the future. If we were debating whether to bomb Moscow or not, THAT would have real ramifications in the coming election. But making opinions about the 2020 election is beating the proverbial dead horse.
The 2020 election is over — settled. Opinions about it are like a barroom fight. It can be chaotic – and needlessly heated — but it has no productive value. Fortunately, the voters get it – and the Democrat’s scary Halloween narrative is falling flat.
So, there ‘tis.