In A Just World…

…Senator Scott would be a contender for the Presidency.

I knew the guy was sharp. This speech clinched it for me:

And I suspect the Dems know it too. That’s why we had…well, this going on on Twitter last week:

Someone with hope about race, the economy, and the world?

Can’t be tolerated.

36 thoughts on “In A Just World…

  1. Please Mitch, delete the trolls today, tired of hearing it. They will just think of different words to say uncle you know who.

  2. 2024 campaign: Big Lie and insurrection vs. democracy.

    The message is Trump and the Big Lie, and pretending the insurrection didn’t happen. There’s no other message to deliver. Any policy issues don’t hold a candle to that.

  3. Emery,
    are you referring to the Insurrection of Jan 20 2017 or the smaller mostly peaceful demonstration of Jan 6 2021?

  4. As good a candidate that Senator Scott could be — the GOP has a fealty to the former president. And not saying anything to piss Trump off has been the core job requirement of every elected GOP official for five years.

  5. Curious. Has this so-called “big lie” scarecrow been fleshed out to actually define what it is?

  6. We must circumvent the rule of law and presumption of innocence when we persecute the January 6th rioters, because the Republic got lucky (this time) and was able to defend itself from a few dozen protesters, at least one of whom was armed with bear spray, which he did not use (thank God).

  7. I just hope the January 6th mostly peaceful protesters are treated by the feds with same ferocious devotion to the ideals of justice as Susan Rosenberg.

  8. The “mostly peaceful protesters” who didn’t storm the Capitol—I can’t imagine why they would be charged. It’s the remainder violent insurrectionists are the ones being charged.

  9. What violent acts did they commit, Emery?
    The feds are having a hard time identifying any.
    Other than the shooting death of Ashly Babbit by . . . someone in a uniform, rumors are conflicting whether the killer was an official member of capitol security or some kind of contractor.

  10. “Five people died, including a police officer, during the violence. Disturbing footage and photos have shown officers being beaten, crushed by crowds and dragged down steps as the mob overwhelmed law enforcement.”
    It is not true that a police officer died “during the violence.”
    I am going to guess that this is one of those JD documents that has since been retracted. It is dated Jan. 25th.
    They don’t call it “Newsweak” for nothing.

  11. The great thing about being a conservative is that I can speak the plain truth about things. I don’t have some ridiculous talking point script that I have to follow to prove that I am thinking the right thoughts. The simple truth will do for me.

  12. You’re kidding me. Despite the carnival aspect of some pictures, serious harm and damage was done. They used violent means to prevent the duly elected president take office (by preventing certification of the electoral college votes) and therefore effectively overthrow the government.

    The irony is that the same people who tried to over take our capital expect the protection of our courts.

  13. Woolly claims he doesn’t “have some ridiculous talking point script that I have to follow to prove that I am thinking the right thoughts.”

    Your simple truth is a problem because you constantly need to be reminded of the fact that Trump supporters attempted to overturn a free and fair election. I mean, that’s it, that’s the whole story.

  14. I can with absolute ceritude that it is the truth you know no better than I whether the presidential election of 2020 was “free and fair.”

  15. I’ve seen no evidence of a fraudulent/stolen election. The courts haven’t been show evidence of a fraudulent/stolen election.

    You’re only fooling yourself Woolly.

  16. The courts haven’t been show evidence of a fraudulent/stolen election.

    Invalid statement. The courts DIDN’T ALLOW themselves to be shown evidence of any kind whatsoever. They refused to hear the cases. That is not the same as saying “your evidence shows no proof of vote/voter fraud, therefore this case is dismissed”.

    If you wish to dispute that, as JD asked a couple months ago, please provide the public information links to the verdicts/decisions of these court cases.

  17. Emery on May 5, 2021 at 2:50 pm said:
    I’ve seen no evidence of a fraudulent/stolen election.

    Well, you weren’t looking for it, were you?
    Isn’t it your position that there were no legally invalid votes counted? How in the world would you know that?
    How do last minute changes to election rules, w/o democratic debate, fit into your definition of a “free and fair” election? Cuz that’s what is done in tyranny’s to get the results the political establishment would like to see.
    Howabout the maor media outlets & big tech (plus US intelligence) working together to quash the Hunter Biden laptop story? Free and fair enough for you?

  18. 2 questions:
    (The first is based on Lawyer Joe’s conspiracy theories from Sidney Powell, Lin Wood and Mike Lindell.)

    1) If Trump actually won by over 10 million votes, that would imply that either 17 million fraudulent votes were cast for Biden, or 17 million legitimate Trump votes were not counted, or 8.5 million votes were fraudulently changed from Trump to Biden, or a combination of the first three options. Correct?

    Now, if anywhere between 8.5 and 17 million ballots were manipulated, can you explain why those who manipulated these ballots manipulated only the presidential vote and did not bother manipulating the votes for House and Senate races, thus leaving the GOP in control of the Senate (prior to the later Georgia runoff elections)?

    2) The Trump Campaign filed more than 60 separate court cases over the election results. More than 60 times, they had the opportunity to produce evidence of significant election fraud before and in a wide variety of courts. These included state courts, federal courts, state supreme courts, and SCOTUS. Many of the judges and justices on these courts were and are members of the Federalist Society, and many were appointed by Trump himself.

    I can make a persuasive case that there were more valid votes that weren’t counted (due to voter suppression) than there were invalid votes that were counted; so your premise about unconstitutional adjustments to electoral procedure during a deadly pandemic is inadequate to explain why Trump lost so bigly.

    As to factual (as distinct from anecdotal) evidence of voter fraud, which is practically non-existent, you know what they say; if the facts are against you, argue the law. if the facts and the law are against you, storm the capitol!

    Do elective state officials in Texas have “standing” to challenge electoral practices in Pennsylvania?! Of course not. No wonder the Supreme Court ignored spurious challenges to electoral outcomes.

    I am eager to hear your thoughts on this. Thank you.

  19. No response to my questions about how a “fair and free election” for the president in 2020 was undermined by media, Democrat elected officials, the media, the tech giants, and the US intelligence services?
    You think that your side got away with something.
    You didn’t. You can’t govern the USA if you consider half of its citizens incapable of self-governance.

  20. Woolly— you’ve (to borrow a phrase) become “unhinged.” No critical thinking at all.

    If Biden had lost — I wouldn’t have thought about it twice. Especially if the math were similar to Biden/Trump.

    The House (2022) will probably go Republican as in 1994 while Biden and the Democrats will keep the presidency in 2024. The people will be settling on basic Democratic competence at executive branch governance with a more conservative and populist legislature. That sort of seems to be the way the public likes to saddle the Washington horse. The age of American internationalism is receding and the age of American insularity growing. All politics is local, and for America that will be more true than ever in the postwar world.

  21. No critical thinking at all.
    You really can’t judge that. Too much BDS.
    That’s why you haven’t answered my questions. You can’t.
    You made a mistake because you stated that the 2020 presidential election was “free and fair” because you accept its results. “Free and fair” has no objective definition. You don’t like to think about Democrat secretaries of state changing election laws illegally before the election, but they did, in Michigan and elsewhere, mostly to reduce protections against fraudulent mail in votes.
    It happened. It is the truth. It is also the truth that mail-in votes are the easiest way to corrupt an election result. Actual politicians (and political scientists) have known this for decades.
    So you don’t know who would have won a free and fair election, and I don’t, because we didn’t have one.
    You have no authority to say that we did. It is not a position you have even bothered to argue for, other than to quote Democrat sources and cite judicial decisions you don’t understand.

  22. You really aren’t very good at this “fact finding” thing, Emery.

    Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson put out guidance to county and local clerks for signature matching on absentee ballots in October, prior to the 2020 election. Now, a Court of Claims judge has ruled that guidance to be invalid.

    In October, Benson said that a signature on an absentee ballot should be presumed valid unless it differed “in multiple, significant and obvious respects from the signature on file.”

    Allegan County Clerk Robert Genetski and the Michigan Republican Party brought a lawsuit against Benson in her official capacity in December over the rule.

    Judge Christopher Murray wrote in his opinion that Benson did not follow rule-making processes when issuing guidance, and so clerks did not have to follow the rule in upcoming elections.
    . . .
    “Nowhere in this state’s election law has the Legislature indicated that signatures are to be presumed valid, nor did the Legislature require that signatures are to be accepted so long as there are any redeeming qualities in the application or return envelope signature as compared with the signature on file.”

  23. If memory serves me correctly—republican legislatures voted to not count mail-in/absentee ballots until polling stations closed. And then they complained about “ballot dumps in the middle on the night” and why didn’t they have the results ASAP.

  24. Trump has longstanding history of calling elections ‘rigged’ if he doesn’t like the results.

    Referring to Obama/McCain 2012:
    “This election is a total sham and a travesty. We are not a democracy!” ~Trump 2012

    ‘The only way I lose this primary is if it is rigged.’ ~ Trump 2016 primary

    ‘First of all, it [the primary season] was rigged, and I’m afraid the election is going to be rigged. I have to be honest. Because I think my side was rigged. If I didn’t win by massive landslides — I mean, think of what we won in New York, Indiana, California 78 percent,” he said. “That’s with other people in the race, but think of it.” ~ Trump 2016 general election

    ‘The only way we’re going to lose this election is if the election is rigged’ ~ Trump 2020

    I’m beginning to sense a pattern here. TDS is believing in Trump’s buffoonery.

  25. Democrats have a long history of calling elections rigged if their candidate loses. See Abrams, Stacey F. and Clinton, Hillary R.
    You really aren’t very good at this “trying to formulate an effective argument” thing, Emery.

  26. I don’t remember their supporters storming a the Capitol over a disappointing loss.

    As I mentioned to JD — I look forward to the results of the AZ audit. Between examining the ballots for the secret watermarks that they claim Trump placed on them. To the
    conspiracy theory that a southeast Asian airline dropped off ballots late on election night at Sky Harbor Airport.

    A GOP-backed auditing group in Maricopa County is burrowing through ballots in search of bamboo fibers and Chinese paper to prove a far-fetched theory votes were flown in from Asia.

    Hopefully they’ll get to the bottom of this! 🤡

  27. Emery, liberal supporters did storm the Capitol after a disappointing loss, specifically when Brett Kavanaugh was confirmed to the Supreme Court. They also pounded on the doors of the Supreme Court building.

    Just sayin’. Really, those who belong to the party of “Antifa”, “Occupy”, and the like can shut the heck up about incidents of political violence, for obvious reasons.

  28. I don’t remember their supporters storming a the Capitol

    When all you have is a hammer, all the world is a nail.

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