Answering this rhetorical question, “Probably not.”
Think about all the ways that Democrats have tried to take down Donald Trump from the time he and Melania rode down the escalator in Trump Tower in 2015. First was how Democrats propped up Trump’s 2016 campaign thinking that he would be easiest to beat of all the potential 2016 GOP candidates. How did that work out?
It’s been estimated that Trump received more than two billion dollars in free earned media exposure in the run-up to the 2016 Republican Convention. Then after he was nominated, the mainstream media did a 180-degree turn until his unexpected win in 2016. After the convention, he was vilified with one dirty trick after another, culminating with the leak of the Access Hollywood Billy Bush tapes by NBC three weeks before the 2016 election.
If it wasn’t for Hillary Clinton’s “basket of deplorables” speech two months before the 2016 election, where she vilified more than 30 million American voters with her divisive words, she would have been elected president. This was despite her funding and promoting the false Christopher Steele Russia Gate narrative as well as erasing more than 30,000 emails. These were mistakes she couldn’t recover from.
Then there were Democrats declaring war on Trump even before he took the Oath of Office on January 20, 2017. It culminated in promoting the now false Russia Gate narrative promoted by Democrats’ handmaidens in the mainstream media. This is especially true for delusional types like MSNBC’s resident conspiracy theorist Rachel Maddow, despite the Russia Gate narrative being debunked by the investigation led by Robert Muller.
When that didn’t work, there were two impeachment trials in the House where Trump was acquitted by the Senate. These were wrapped around the suppression of the New York Post’s Hunter Biden laptop story by news and social media outlets along with more than 50 Deep State intelligence community operatives. None of these operatives have apologized for promoting a false Russian disinformation narrative.
Then came the promotion of the false January 6 armed insurrection story. Democrats and their cohorts in the media claimed that four police officers were killed. Only one person was killed on January 6, Ashli Babbitt, a Trump supporter killed by Lieutenant Michael Byrd, a United States Capitol Police (USCP) officer. Byrd faced no charges for his unjustified use of force. At a minimum, Byrd should have been charged with a homicide, possibly manslaughter or second-degree murder.
Then there has been unprecedented lawfare deployed by Democrats and the mainstream media along with Big Tech over the last year. This includes four criminal indictments and last week’s ridiculous award in the E. Jean Carroll defamation trial. This absurd award is likely to be substantially reduced or dismissed upon appeal.
What will Democrats and the media do to Trump if he wins in November? Almost anything throwng the country into a constitutional crisis from election night until Inauguration Day and beyond. Their tactic? To weaponize and deploy the federal courts, starting in the District of Columbia, in their effort to overturn the will of the American people.
The biggest takeaways about all this? Democrats must be trounced in the 2024 presidential and congressional elections. The worst possible outcome will be a narrow Trump victory in the Electoral College, say 270 to 268. The win needs to be decisive.
In a three-way race, with Robert Kennedy Jr. in the mix, a plurality will not be enough if RFK Jr. wins 10% or more of the popular vote. And don’t forget Jill Stein. In 2016 she received just over one percent of the popular vote. But in crucial swing states, she was instrumental in Clinton losing the presidency. If this happens again, expect Democrats to contest and deny the results. This is exactly what Democrats did in the aftermath of the 2016 election and what they accused Trump having done since 2020.
What the country needs is an undeniable and indisputable Trump victory. In a straight-up one-on-one battle with Biden, Trump needs to receive a 50% plus one vote for a popular vote majority while winning at least five of the six contested swing states. As of February 2024, he is leading in all six.
Republicans must expand their slim House majority to a comfortable 30-40 margin while taking back the Senate with at least a 52-48 majority. With the currently favorable election map, this is likely given current polling data. While it would be best is if Republicans could win a filibuster-proof 60-40 split in the Senate, that is unlikely. But Republicans could end up with a 56-44 majority if Trump’s coattails are as long as expected.
The alarm is already being spread in the mainstream media, especially at NBC/MSNBC, the New York Times, and the Washington Post as well as the rest of the legacy news outlets like CNN, and social media platforms like Facebook (where CEO Mark Zuckerburg is reported to have personally funneled more than a $400,000,000 to Democrats for the 2020 elections). They can’t be allowed to impact the 2024 results as they did in 2020.
For the health of American Democracy, Biden (if he is the eventual nominee) and Congressional Democrats must be defeated in November. They need to be defeated so soundly that it will be unlikely that they will be unable to regain control of either House of Congress in the 2026 midterms and become the minority party for the next two election cycles.
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