2016 Oct 11, 10:10pm
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If a wingnut isn't allowed to claim things are RIGGED! how can a rabid discussion of conspiracy and victimhood take place? What would be the point of talking about polls, or the sunrise, the real unemployment rate, Obama's birth certificate, the Central Park 5?
"Republicans tell Trump to quit claiming rigged election
The struggling GOP nominee is urging supporters to fight the system, and officials nationwide are fuming over it."
Republicans have started warning their increasingly ostracized nominee to stop stoking his supporters with claims that the 2016 election will be stolen, daring him to show proof or put a lid on it.
â€œSomebody claiming in the election, â€˜I was defrauded,â€™ that isnâ€™t going to cut it,â€ said former Sen. Kit Bond, a Missouri Republican who earlier in the campaign endorsed Jeb Bush and then Marco Rubio. â€œTheyâ€™re going to have to say how, where, why, when.â€
Why start now?
October 2016:ELECTIONS! CANT BE RIGGED!! ONLY TOOTHLESS REDNECK WOULD BELIEVE!! 100% Irrefutable Fact!!!FACT!!!December 2016:RUSSIA RIGGED THE ELECTION!!!FOR TRUMP!100% Irrefutable Fact!!!
TwoScoopsOfWompWomp saysOctober 2016:ELECTIONS! CANT BE RIGGED!! ONLY TOOTHLESS REDNECK WOULD BELIEVE!! 100% Irrefutable Fact!!!FACT!!!December 2016:RUSSIA RIGGED THE ELECTION!!!FOR TRUMP!100% Irrefutable Fact!!!"election cannot be rigged" = "voter fraud is not at any substantial level to influence/swing the election + there is no domestic "Deep State" nefarious plot to steal the election and claiming their is damages our democracy.""Russia rigged the election for Trump" = "Russia has an ongoing intelligence warfare campaign, headed by the GRU, with the aims to destabilize the US and destroy Western alliances. It is also pro-Trump, as he is a good vehicle for both these aims. The attack is still ongoing."
Oh no, I remember specifically 'dem (no pun intended) saying: "To think/insinuate that anyone can rig the US elections is just crazy!
Remember, when Obama/Trump are speaking about this, they are again talking about the US rigging its own elections. Obama is speaking to the decentralized nature of our elections, and that we have some of the most fare and well regulated elections in the world. Rigged internally by the US? Realm of possibility, but 'no serious person' is suggesting that, and this again is all classic "attack the institutions" stuff from Trump/alt-Right.
No, Obama flat out said with no qualifiers that no serious person would suggest you could even rig America's elections.
Patrick, how can we gild this post?
The US Government has been repeatedly saying we are being attacked by information warfare with the intent to disrupt and sway elections. It is of Russian origin. It is the Russian state itself, as the organization responsible is the GRU. This is factually declared. It is being said by Trump appointees. It is being said by all branches of our intelligence services.
That would make the GRU vastly superior in using money to promote a campaign then every Master Dem or Republican Campaign Manager in US History.
It is also pro-Trump
All they have to do is weaken alliances against them and hit Democracy in the gut
What will Trump do in 2018?