It’s a recurrent theme brought up by much of the mainstream media. Joe Biden had a historic victory. He beat Trump by 5 million votes, they say. He got more votes than any candidate in history. What they don’t mention is that Trump also got the most of any candidate except…Joe Biden. That means the disastrous occupant of the White House (still, as of this writing) got more votes than Barack Obama in 2008 and 2012. But as we learned in 2016, it doesn’t matter how much you won by in the popular vote. It’s all about the electoral college. As it turns out Biden got the same number of electoral votes in 2020 as Trump got in 2016: 306. And everyone agrees the election in 2016 was very close. It was not a landslide, on either occasion. It took 5 days to pick a winner of the 2020 election. Not exactly a blow out.
What’s gotten lost in all of the focus on President Trump’s lawsuits, his baseless accusations of voter fraud and his administration’s unwillingness so far to begin the transition is a simple fact.
The 2020 presidential election wasn’t really that close.
Right now, Joe Biden’s popular-vote lead over Trump stands at 4 percentage points, 51 percent to 47 percent — and it’s only going to grow once more of New York’s votes (finally) get counted.
That would give Biden the second-largest popular vote margin out of the 21st century’s six presidential elections, with only Barack Obama’s 7-point win in 2008 being greater.
Then Todd follows this specious argument with a totally contradictory assertion:
But nearly three weeks later — with almost all the votes counted — it’s now safe to say the Biden-vs.-Trump contest wasn’t that close.
If the election was not that close then why did it take 3 weeks to establish that fact.
And let’s not forget that Democrats lost seats in the House and are probably going to fail to take control of the Senate. Not exactly overwhelming. Biden’s party failed to win a convincing victory against a president and a party that attempted to overthrow our constitutional republic. They foisted upon us a disastrous state of affairs due to incompetence and totally subservience to a truly evil man, Donald Trump.
If you can’t beat this crowd with that kind of results then you must be pretty bad yourself.
Michael Moore penned a lengthy open letter to projected President-elect Joe Biden in which he thanked him for being a good man, but also called on him to make significant changes.
Among his requests in the letter, the Oscar-winning documentarian asked Biden to not shift from the progressive Left toward the “cowardly center,” in an effort to appease the largest amount of lawmakers.
“They [politicians who might try and convince him to shift] think because Trump got 70 million votes the Democrats should reject Black Lives Matter, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, and anything that vaguely sounds like socialism — at a time when the majority of our citizens under the age of 35, according to most polls, prefer the idea of democratic socialism over the greed of modern-day capitalism,” Moore wrote. “Why risk losing them? We need to listen to and understand why they feel this way. They’ve been saddled with crushing student debt and we’ve handed them a planet in the middle of its 6th extinction event as their future. You and Barack introduced them to the benefits of democratic socialism by letting them stay on their parents’ health insurance until they’re 26! The result: They just set a record by coming out and voting for you in the largest youth numbers ever.”
Joe Reid is a responsible member of the corporate media, despite mostly towing the Democratic Party line. Here is another example:
MSNBC’s Joy Reid opened her interview with Charlamagne Tha God on Sunday morning by congratulating him on his interview this past week with former Vice President Joe Biden—even if all anyone wants to talk about are the final few seconds.
…Asked if there’s a “risk” that Biden and the Democratic Party as a whole take the black vote for granted, Charlamagne said, “I know that’s the attitude. That’s why I don’t ever care about the words and the lip service and the apology is cool, but the best apology is actually a black agenda.”
“They’ve got to make some real policy commitments to black people,” he continued. “We’ve got to stop acting like the fact that blacks are overrepresented in America when it comes to welfare, poverty, unemployment, homelessness, drug addiction, crime, coronavirus—that’s no accident. The whole function of systemic racism is to marginalize black people.”
On one side, Charlamagne said he sees “whites telling us to stay in our place” and on the other, “black people saying, ‘Oh, stop, now is not the time, you’re going to get Trump re-elected.’” He said, “It has to come to the point where we stop putting the burden on black voters and start putting the burden on Democrats to show up for black voters.”
On March 20th of this year Joe Biden had a polling advantage (on average) of 7.4 percent over Donald Trump in the upcoming election. On May 8th the margin had dropped to 4.4. Or 46.8 versus 42.4 for Trump. A Drop of 3%. Almost at the margin of error. That is a statistically significant drop. Most of the decline can be attributed to Biden’s poll numbers which went from a majority (51.2%) to 46.8 percent. Trump, on the other hand, saw his numbers drop from 43.8 to 42.4, a drop of only 1.4%.
Currently only 89.2% are voting for either Trump or Biden. It was 95 percent Trump or Biden on March 20th. That is a drop of 5.8%. Those numbers suggest voters are turning away from either candidate. The more voters think of their choices the more they are having second thoughts. Particularly as it relates to Joe Biden.
We are seeing a political shift. Democrats are becoming the new Republican Party. We’ve seen it before. It’s nothing new in American politics. Political parties have changed their spots throughout this nation’s history. Just look at the Democrats. They went from being the party of Jim Crow to ‘champions’ of civil rights. It has always been a charade:
Then he showed his hand: “Matter of fact, there’s some major Republicans who are already forming ‘Republicans for Biden,’” the former vice president said. “Major officeholders.”
The comment hardly received any attention at the time. But in declaring it, Biden ended up tipping off the earliest stages of a brewing effort that’s starting to get underway in certain Republican circles behind-the-scenes.