There Is Something We Don’t Know

Here is what we just saw happen: Tens of millions of Americans told multiple pollsters, over a period of months, that their top concerns heading into the midterms were inflation, crime, and immigration. They told the pollsters that they trusted Republicans to do a better job than Democrats at handling inflation. They also said that Republicans would do a better job of handling crime. And they said they trusted the Republicans more on the issue of immigration. These same people then went and voted for Democrats.

In Michigan, people who complained about Whitmer’s lockdowns and mandates just voted for more of them. New Yorkers who screamed about crime voted for more of it. Pennsylvanians just voted to have more inflation.

I am not making this up. This just happened, right in front of our eyes.

Are people too stupid to know what they are voting for? The Democrats would probably say that. Hillary Clinton did say that. But I won’t. Most people named the same issues we would have as the top ones facing the country. They knew the Democrats would do a worse job than we would on all three. They didn’t care. They voted for the Democrats anyway. They are getting something from the Democrats that is worth more to them than lower inflation, less crime, and a secure border. And we don’t know what it is.

I am a big fan of the dictum that we should watch what people do, not what they say. What they say is that they care about inflation. What they do is vote for Democrats. They say they care about crime. What they do is vote for Democrats.

I don’t doubt that they care about inflation. It’s hard not to. It’s punching a pretty big hole in everyone’s household budget, which is unpleasant. Crime scares people, and it should. Totally innocent people have been pushed in front of subway trains, for no apparent reason. Voters care about these things, they just care more about something else.

I have a box of “Challenge” brand butter in my refrigerator. It’s there because Engineer Bill, who had a cartoon show in Los Angeles in the 1950s, told me that was the good stuff. I’ve been buying it my whole life. I don’t even think about it. It’s a good bet that a lot of the people who voted for Democrats in this election did so for reasons that are a lot like me and Engineer Bill. Their parents were Democrats. Some teacher along the line told them the Democrats were the good guys. They haven’t thought about it since.

I also have two boxes of the grocery store house brand butter. That’s there because the last time I was in the store, the house brand was on BOGO. Note that a significant price break can move me off my habitual brand. Note also that neither punishing inflation nor the threat of violent crime moved the habitual Democrats off their brand.

There are also brands that I will not buy. Maybe I had a bad experience. Maybe I hate their CEO; maybe they’ve gone Woke. Those could be marked “Buy one get TWO free” and I still wouldn’t buy them. A significant price break can move me off my brand, but cannot get me to move toward something on my “don’t buy” list.

Among other issues, I think Republicans have a “branding” problem. I think we’ve gotten on a lot of people’s “don’t buy” list. I think we have totally underestimated the effectiveness of the Democrats’ absolutely deliberate, well-funded, and quite outrageous ongoing program to trash our brand. To trash us.

None of us could remember anything, from any president, as divisive, offensive, and outrageous as Joe Biden’s “red” speech. Everyone thought it was the most reprehensible thing they’d ever seen any president do. He called half the people in the country “Fascists.” Who does that? The same guy who’s out there right now taking a victory lap, saying he just had the best first-term midterm result of any president in decades. It wasn’t just him. Clyburn was out there saying that if the Republicans win, Hitler himself would return. The NBC Historian claimed that Republicans would establish tyranny, arrest your children, and kill them. Stuff like that is nuts, but it moves the Overton Window of what’s OK to say in public toward ever-more outrageous slurs.

The Democrats are serious about this kind of thing. They plan it. They spend money on it. The Democrats hired a team of consultants who spent months conducting focus groups to produce their latest manufactured slur, “Mega MAGA Republicans.” Sure, it sounds silly. Spending money to polish spears to throw at your enemies instead of trying to advance the ball for America might seem like an odd way to do politics. But that is what they just did.

And look what happened. We just saw tens of millions of people vote for more lockdowns, more crime, and higher prices… rather than be one of those racist, fascist, insurrectionist Nazis that The Other Guys — those Mega MAGA Republicans- are. Who would want to be one of them?

We would all like to think that people are being perfectly rational as they go about making their voting decisions. But we know they’re not. Every other Star Trek episode has Mr. Spock saying, “illogical,” as the humans go off to do the goofy things that humans do. And they always muddle through, just like we do. We have to take people as they are. And right now, they won’t vote for us. Not even when they know there’s a problem and that we’re the guys to fix it. They still can’t bring themselves to be one of us.


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  1. A big reason why I don’t belong to either party. Neither can be trusted anymore. Too many politicians working to save their cushy jobs and very few statesmen, if any, to represent their constituents.

  2. Information, INFORMATION< INFORMATION – THAT is what the right is lacking – people don't get informed about what is going on, what is a danger to liberty, accepting the status quo, NOT holding the electeds "feet to the flame"…WE are responsible for NOT doing enough. I know a LOT has been done but obviously it is not enough. Unfortunately some of us do not have any money to contribute BECAUSE of the left's agendas to hold us down. Those who "have" must help by becoming active too!!! No one thought man could go to the moon but then Chuck Yeager came forward and proved that man CAN go faster than the speed of sound!!! He DID something. If you don't have to wash your clothes in the bathtub, use ONE square of TP at a time, flush once a day, eat oatmeal for every meal, wear your 30 or 40 year old clothes on a daily basis because that's all you can afford, if you can;t afford to drive a gifted car because you don't have money to change oil OR get current license plates… IF you can afford to get the "stop the balding" lotion, if you can get the latest gadget to help around the house, get your vacuum fixed, afford a gallon of milk, a pack of hot dogs – then consider yourself "rich" because some of us cannot do these things because although we worked 60 years ,helped others, raised multiple adopted children, gave to your church, community and organization funds, volunteered hundreds of hours for someone else…don't expect to get ANY help now…too much "help" is going to illegals, prisons for "gymnasiums", cell phones for illegals, free rents for people who REFUSE to work because – hey, they CAN get it for free…MY water bill doubles, my rent goes way up, my electric doubles even though I keep turning things OFF or not using them at all, DEMANDS for donations for illegals TRIPLES per DAY, political parties PROMISING that THEY will help/care make progress for you IF you only donate $100-1,000 they will do so…THIS is the "AMERICAN WAY??? Then when some won’t even get a word in because “social media” organizations just don’t allow your word to be seen/heard!

  3. NO, THEY DID NOT VOTE FOR DEMOCRATS after they said they would vote republican!! The reason this makes no sense is because Democrats cheated – AGAIN! The media has been bullied by the left to stop saying that, even when it’s obviously true. There is no other explanation, for example, in New York.
    “Election data shows that Republicans performed better in every single county in New York compared to their 2020 results. In fact, Republican Lee Zeldin, who challenged Gov. Kathy Hochul (D), completely flipped eight New York counties from blue to red.” Plus he flipped 4 assembly districts. He got 47+% of the vote, 30% in NY city alone, and sent 11 more Republicans to congress. All those people who voted republican in enough numbers to flip those DID NOT THEN VOTE FOR HOCHUL! And on Tucker 11/10/22 – his team checked into the last 13 elections in which there was huge delays & chaos & what a SURPRISE!! In 10 out of those 13 elections (77%) DEMS won!! They create CHAOS & DELAYS SO THEY CAN CHEAT!! When they cheat they only change the name at the top of the ticket – they don’t have time to change all the down-ballot votes. So you can tell when they are cheating by who won the down ballot votes! The people polled did not let us down – THE DEMOCRATS CHEATED AGAIN! Once you realize that – then everything makes sense!!!!

  4. More proof of cheating:
    “Three days later, Pennsylvania is STILL not finished counting all the ballots. Not surprisingly, in the crooked city of Philadelphia, the Democrats have 82% of the vote, and Republicans are at 16%. Meanwhile, the majority of the state is red. On Thursday, True the Vote investigator and election fraud hero Gregg Phillips shared some interesting information on his Truth Social account that may explain the unexplainable Fetterman victory for in Pennsylvania on Tuesday. In his post on Truth, Phillips focused on Allegheny Co., PA, telling residents, “your leaders sold you and America out to China”. Phillips explained, “More than that, we have irrefutable evidence that the entire PA voter registration file is living on a server in China—And, machine serial numbers, ballot bundle numbers, and—They didn’t steal it. They gave it to the CCP and PLA.” These two American heroes and warriors who are bravely fighting to ensure our elections are free and fair and unable to be stolen are in the midst of fighting six lawsuits related to their work to expose voter fraud in America.

    He explained, “This is why we were put in prison. They had to silence us.”

    A defiant Phillips said, “We will not sit down. We will not shut up.”

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