Closing Thought–26Jan17

It’s all that voter fraud!

If one wants to know what is on the mind of those Right wing dillies without having to brows the gambit of sites then pick one Right wing blog to follow and read…..once you have read that blog no need to go any further….why?  Because whatever you read is the talking point of the day in the world of the Alt Right and the sheeple follow.

Since Trump made his infamous statement that there were 3-5 million votes by those people not qualified to vote…..massive fraud and they all voted for Clinton (the odds are pretty staggering of this)…….this is a lame attempt to explain away the almost 3 million popular votes that went to Clinton…..

To further this pipe dream Trump is calling for a massive investigation into the “voter fraud”……

President Trump isn’t just doubling down on his claims that voter fraud cost him the popular vote, he says he plans to call for an investigation. In twotweets Wednesday morning, Trump wrote: “I will be asking for a major investigation into VOTER FRAUD, including those registered to vote in two states, those who are illegal and…even, those registered to vote who are dead (and many for a long time). Depending on results, we will strengthen up voting procedures!” Earlier this week, the president repeated his claim that 3 million to 5 million “illegals” voted, and he says that’s the only reason Hillary Clinton beat him in the popular vote by about 3 million ballots.

On Tuesday, White House press secretary Sean Spicer backed up his boss. Trump “has believed that for a while based on studies and information he has,” said Spicer, per CNN. The problem is that no news service can find any such studies. The New York Times notes that a post on the discredited InfoWars website made the claim about millions of fraudulent voters in November, and Trump has appeared on the show with host Alex Jones. Spicer did reference a Pew study, but that study’s own author says there’s “zero evidence” of fraud in the 2016 vote. The Washington Post fact checker blog digs into the particulars and remains unswayed: “Spicer cited repeatedly debunked research,” it says, adding that “these studies do not support Trump’s Four-Pinocchio claims of ‘millions’ of people voting illegally.”

I know this will hit home to the “alt-ers” for the Tea Party and some in the GOP have been pushing this paradigm to try and limit who gets to vote.  Even though there is NO evidence of this massive fraud…even conservs think this is a bullshit issue.  Besides…yes there has been some voter fraud in the past but unfortunately most of it has been tied to the GOP and their people (please notice I said “most” not all)

But since he has called for an investigation and Comey is a brown nose bastard he will get it and maybe he should start the investigation a little closer to home….

When President Trump called for an investigation into voter fraud Wednesday morning, he tweeted that it would include people registered to vote in two states. He might want to have a talk with top adviser Steve Bannon: The Guardian reports that Bannon is still registered in both Florida and New York. Bannon voted for Trump in New York, listing his rented apartment in Manhattan for an address. However, state records in Florida show that he remains registered there, too, with his given address the home of Breitbart News friend Andy Badolato in Sarasota County. The newspaper points out that it’s not illegal to be registered in two states, only to vote in two states.

Remember that private email account that was so troublesome for Clinton?

I wondering whether it was really all that important as Trump made it seem……

Senior Trump administration staffers, including Kellyanne Conway, Jared Kushner, Sean Spicer and Steve Bannon, have active accounts on a Republican National Committee (RNC) email system, Newsweek has learned.

The system (rnchq.org) is the same one the George W. Bush administration was accused of using to evade transparency rules after claiming to have “lost” 22 million emails

But after then-candidate Donald Trump and the Republicans repeatedly called for “locking up” Hillary Clinton for handling government work with a private server while secretary of state, the new White House staff risks repeating the same mistake that dogged the Democrat’s presidential campaign. They also face a security challenge: The RNC email system, according to U.S. intelligence, was hacked during the 2016 race. “They better be careful after making such a huge ruckus over the private email over at the State Department,” says former Bush administration lawyer Richard Painter.

(Since this story was published, the RNC has deleted the emails of Bannon, Kushner and Conway. Newsweek is waiting for further comment.)

This will do nothing to change the tune…..there are large enough rugs on the White House under which it can be swept.

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7 thoughts on “Closing Thought–26Jan17

  1. A voter fraud investigation just so he doesn’t feel butt-hurt over losing the popular vote. Immature in my mind, there are better things to spend time and money on right now. Regardless of the outcome, it won’t change the electoral college results, it will only serve to enact new voter laws that have potential of alienating voters in the 2018 mid-term/2020 Presidential elections.

    1. “butt-hurt”? My granddaughter uses that all the time…LOL

      GOP has been working on voter laws for years and now they are closer than ever….chuq

  2. Lets not be so naive as to think it is all about this narcissist fragile ego, of course he wants to say he has a mandate but the real agenda is to restructure the voting system to something more acceptable to him and his base, something to disenfranchise voters of color, minorities, or just plain areas of malcontents who “are out to get him” (we all know that can’t be done…he is surrounded by his thugs and that includes most of the house of representatives now. Paul Ryan has jumped on the band wagon saying it is perfectly appropriate to have an investigation into voter fraud ( despite the obvious evidence that it did not occur) . If we the sane do not stand up I don’t know what we can expect from America, probably a land that we will not even recognize. Last but not least, hats off to Congressman (D GA.) John Lewis, the only one who is standing strong against this tyrannical attempt to destroy democracy ..Real men still exist.

  3. The issue of this alleged voter fraud was covered extensively here by the BBC. During the report, one of the journalists was shown around the White House by Trump himself. He has installed two very large photographs of the inauguration ceremony, and spent much of the screen time trying to show the reporter that he was correct in saying he had the biggest audience ever for such an event.
    After a while, he appeared to become almost delusional, and I actually began to feel sorry for him, to my own great surprise. I then had to kick myself, to remember that this man had the most important job in the world.
    Best wishes, Pete.

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