Written and produced by SF Team: J.Hawk, Daniel Deiss, Edwin Watson
As predicted, the election turned out to be considerably closer than most pundits and polls predicted. In spite of polling that suggested Biden leading Trump by a margin of 5%-15%, in actuality the popular vote margin of victory turned out to be more in the vicinity of modest 3%, a remarkably lackluster showing on the part of a veteran political operative like Biden running against an incumbent whose tenure in office was characterized by a mishandled pandemic and a crashing economy. Granted, much of the blame for that ought to be shouldered by the Congress, state governors, and their legislatures. No institution of US governance is coming out of this crisis with an enhanced but, to quote Harry Truman, “the buck stops” in the Oval Office.
The weak margin of victory is nevertheless solid enough to survive legal challenges from Team Trump, which moreover lacks serious heavyweight operatives at the helm. The 2000 election hinged on the outcome in a single state—Florida—which in turn hinged on a recount in a single county. That was not an insurmountable challenge to the likes of James Baker, a long-time Bush family retainer, and it was likewise not overly unpalatable to the courts. This time, however, the situation is far more complex. It is no longer a matter of mis-counted ballots. In order to give victory to Trump, the courts would have to in effect invalidate tens of thousands of ballots in several states, on the grounds that they were counted as valid votes in violation of existing laws and regulations. Barring an extreme case of malfeasance by election officials in several states, something that is yet to be demonstrated, it is unlikely in the extreme the US court system will be willing to set a precedent that in the long term could fatally undermine the entire US system of elections.
Having said that, even senior GOP officials are happy to go along with the argument that Trump was robbed of victory through electoral fraud, in the form of abuse of mail-in ballots. There is literally no political penalty to pay for that, and moreover casting lasting doubt on the legitimacy of Biden’s victory represents payback for the last four years of Democrats casting doubt on the legitimacy of Trump’s victory through the RussiaGate scandal. One has to wonder whether Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s echoing of Trump’s allegations of voter fraud were at least in part motivated by him having to put up with being commonly referred to as “Moscow Mitch” on social media. Spending the next four years investigating Biden family finances, and particularly Hunter Biden’s business dealings in Ukraine, China, and other regions whose politicians have an interest in being in Joe Biden’s good graces, is vastly preferable to four more years of RussiaGate.
Nevertheless, the GOP machine will hardly much expend political capital on behalf of Donald Trump, in support of his quest to emerge as the winner of the 2020 election. While Trump proved to be a remarkably effective party base motivator, far better at the task than literally any GOP politician of note, he nevertheless poses a long-term threat to the stability of the two-party system. Worse, Trump’s victory in 2020 would have doomed the GOP to major losses in US Congress, governorships, and state legislature in 2022 and 2024, with Trump himself being almost inevitably followed into the White House by a Democrat in 2024, and possibly a very leftist Democrat at that. That is a scenario that neither party wants to see, but to the GOP it would represent a close brush with death.
With Biden and Harris in the White House, both of them relatively unpopular politicians in their own right lacking even the fake charisma of Barack Obama, GOP is likely to rebound very quickly from losing the White House. Even now it looks like a Pyrrhic victory for Biden, whose party will not retake the US Senate barring the unlikely victory in both of Georgia’s runoff races that will take place in January—by which time Biden’s gradual walking away from campaign promises and shifting ever further to the right will have demoralized the base of the Democratic Party—and will have actually suffered losses in the House of Representatives. Biden’s victory also has not translated into any gains at all in state races. So instead of having the Democrats control all three branches of the Federal government by 2024 and at the same time enjoy expanded influence in State governments, it appears rather likely the GOP will return to that level of political dominance in only four short years. Sacrificing Trump is a price well worth paying for it. While it is too early to say who will be the GOP’s champion in the 2024 presidential elections, Donald Trump created an original blueprint for running an effective presidential campaign championing a conservative version of national greatness with a strong element of insular nationalism, as opposed to the aggressive nationalism of globalization that the Democrats embrace. Almost regardless of who the Republican nominee is, they will run a modified version of Trump’s campaign, and they will do so with a high likelihood of success.
Biden’s own likely legacy as a one-term president will be the product of the combination of pandemic and associated economic crisis, and the Obama Alumni Association that will be running his administration. One should not forget Joe Biden won his first election to the US Senate by running a “law and order” campaign in 1972, the year of Richard Nixon’s spectacular re-election landslide that resulted from his application of the so-called “Southern Strategy” of exploiting the backlash to civil rights among the White population of not only the Southern states. Over the decades, Biden himself rode that backlash to successive re-elections to US Senate by running campaigns with only thinly disguised racist themes. That record all but vanished from public memory as soon as Biden was chosen as Obama’s running mate. The fact that Biden, an architect of many crime bills whose effect has been to disproportionately incarcerate Blacks, chose someone like Kamala Harris who enthusiastically applied the provisions of Biden’s crime bills, indicates Biden has not moved past his 1972 persona. While paying lip service to “Black Lives Matter” and other slogans of the day, Biden’s campaign worked really hard to attract suburban White GOP voters and made hardly an effort to woo the growing Hispanic constituency. Biden also has no use for such hot-button issues as Defund the Police, Green New Deal, Medicare for All, that are sacrosanct to the most enthusiastic left wing of the Democratic Party. It is already evident that the individuals Biden is appointing to his transition team and vetting for administration positions, including the just-announced Chief of Staff Ronald Klain, represent a return to the discredited policies of the Democratic Leadership Council.
Likewise when it comes to foreign policy, we are likely to see all manner of retreads from the Obama Administration and a continuation of the aggressive foreign policy from those years. Biden has already made it clear there will be no reduction in defense spending, no withdrawal from “US leadership”, and a return to an emphasis on “human rights” which collectively suggest redoubled regime change efforts around the globe. There is even talk of Hillary Clinton becoming the US Ambassador to the United Nations, where she would presumably continue to ply her brand of American Exceptionalism. All in all, Biden’s ascent to the presidency feels like the post-Napoleonic Bourbon Restoration. Alas, just as the Bourbons “learned nothing and forgot nothing”, everything points to the Democrats making a very similar mistake for which they, and the country, will pay for dearly.
I disagree. The GOP machine will need to expend a lot of effort to ensure the voting fraud by the Democrats is exposed so Trump wins otherwise they in their current form will be finished and won’t win another election ever again. They will have no grassroots party base anymore as Trump and or those who support him will setup another third party which will do 100x the damage Ross Perot did to H Bush in the 1992 POTUS election in splitting the GOP party vote.
And James Baker, a Bush crime family operative, is linked to the vote rigging Dominion voting machines and Soros.
As for the writers 2022 & 2024 predictions, they fail to factor in the state of the US economy by those dates which even based on the std eco cycles won’t be rosey, let alone the pandemic’s effects. If Biden-Harris break election promises, forces vaccinations on people who dont want them and lot of people die or get sick and or the economy is weak (as it will be) how electable will he and the Dems be by then ? Thats assuming if he even stays President for more than a few days as its more likely both of them are merely fronting for Hillary.
Lockdowns and printing money means stagflation (aka Argentina).
The claim that a Trump win in 2020 would cost the GOP in 2022 & 2024 is baseless. In fact they would do better as the economy improved.
Yes it will be costly victory of Biden & Harris as the country will be economically sick and will split apart as Republican States secede and distrust of those in Govt will explode. But thats what those in EU & China want.
Those who think that Trump supporters will forget about the election being stolen and will go back to voting for the GOP are living under an illusion. Even if only 10% don’t forget that will cause massive problems in future POTUS, Senate and House elections and in State elections.
I have no doubt in hindsight later the Dems will conclude it would have been better to have left Trump alone for 2020 and concentrated on 2024.
As the US military will in the end, If Biden-Harris-Hillary is elected, be forced to remove him/her in a coup as a result of all the corruption, chaos and violence that would ensue, so it is better now they and others ensure they don’t get installed.
I agree. This article is fundamentally flawed. The authors, among other things, dismiss the charges of election fraud, despite the overwhelming evidence. And of course the Democrats will “win” the 2024 elections, now that they control the voting machines. So the entire analysis presented in this article is flawed.
If Biden is allowed in the seceding States won’t be using Dominions voting machines so it wont be an issue – let the Dems use them in the Blue States.
But the other effect is that GOP voters in Blue (Dem) States would exit them and take all their wealth with them. A lot have already left. Elon Musk is now in Texas from CA I understand. The Blue States will be bled dry. And the technocrats will also leave – being a bit like the brain-drain East Germany saw from 1945-61. End result is the Blue States will become insolvent.
And you must remember this – the needed commodities – food, oil, coal, minerals and key industrial capacity are mostly in GOP States.
All this would cause the overpopulated Blue States (with all the immigrants they let in to flood the voting system) will implode and sink, and amusingly eventually they (like CA) would be forced to deport them. They also wont have the tax revenue to pay for their utopian socialist paradise they keep promising.
You might even see like in rural CA that sections of a Blue State might secede and join the GOP block and seek assistance to do so. If a Blue State refused it would be war between the Blue and Red States. And those sections will be the ones with the commodities the Blue States need.
No, the end result is one big mess which will leave Blue States with little to keep going.
Went straight to the comments after a couple of paragraphs, as the article is not worth reading. A very real possibility is the formation of a new political party, led by Trump and probably afterward by his oldest son. We might call it the ‘American Party’ or something like that. When Andrew Jackson was robbed of the presidency, he founded a new political party … that is, the Democratic Party, which was a populist party until Clinton.
They have “stolen” my title! ;) (see: “A Pyrrhic victory for the West…”, November 9)
“Pyrrhic Victory” is a common expression!
We are surrounded by pyrrhic victories (even in our personal lives . . .).
When the “pyrrhic” part becomes obvious is of course another question.
I think the article focuses too much on Trump and party politics and not enough on underlying forces in the USA and worldwide. Trump also questioned the covid regime. For instance.
I eagerly await the onset of buyer’s regret re Biden-Harris.
But the irrationality of the hatred for Trump means that most Biden voters (Trump detesters) will not admit to buyer’s regret/
Reminds me of the punchline of one of my father’s favorite jokes:
“Ugh! Cow flop!—But it’s good!!”
Some here may know the joke.
I think of the Biden presidency as the “cow flop” presidency.
Cow flop – clever reference, but a good one!
I almost think sometimes that GOP strategists decided one Trump term was enough to set up the DNC for failure. Surely, several long term trends will reach climax during the next four years, including but not limited to, failure of the dollar as reserve currency, the failure of the Ponzi scheme known as fracking, failure of our debt-based economy to stay together through continued contractions, another round of disease caused this time by global warming, global warming continuing to worsen leading to crop failures, drought, hurricanes and coastal flooding and worst of all, military defeat.
Trumps trump card will be to act as a unifying force for deplorables, but is he aware enough to do so?
As far as the US public is concerned it really does not matter, who is “elected” President of the US, since its domestic and foreign policies will not change whichever corporate candidate makes it to the “debates” chosen for them by the establishment democrat or republican or which one is supposed to win or lose.
It is all theater to convince the electorate that they live in what is supposed to be a democracy, that is in fact an oligarchy ruled by the banks, who create money out of thin air as interest bearing debt.
The conflict with China is about who controls a countries’ money supply. China creates its domestic currency the yuan, debt free, whereas the US us saddled with a privatized currency controlled and issued by private banks. This is the basic difference between communism and capitalism and and why China surges ahead economically
This divide has been cause of all the wars instigated by the US military since the end of WW2 in 1945
The point of the past 4 years … was that Trump was not the corporate candidate. That is the origin of the four years of attempts to remove him, which finally succeeded with a fraudulent election.
The Trump – Biden issue is just kabuki theater to keep the corporate media busy and to hide the fact that the US is an oligarchy. It never was a democracy to begin with, since the word “democracy” does not appear in the written US Constitution, not even once.
The point of the past never mind how many years, has been to transfer wealth upwards to impoverish the many.
US Treasury debt $26 trillion.
US student debt 2.3 trillion.
China has no external debts, and is now the largest creditor nation.
Totally agree with your analysis Kapricorn4, but Americanos cant accept that they’ve been ‘conned’
In ‘Testing Theories of American Politics: Elites, Interest Groups, and Average Citizens’ Martin Gilens & Benjamin Page of Princeton ask:
‘Who governs? Who really rules? To what extent is the broad body of U.S. citizens sovereign, semi-sovereign, or largely powerless?’
… and the answer is that the American people cannot make policy change via their electoral system.
Furthermore, as stand-up comedian Carlin said all those years ago …
George Carlin – It’s A BIG Club & You Ain’t In It! (4:24)
“They don’t want a population of citizens capable of critical thinking. They don’t want well informed, well educated people capable of critical thinking. They’re not interested in that. That doesn’t help them. That’s against their interests. … It’s called the American Dream because you have to be asleep to believe it.”
Totally agree with your analysis Kapricorn4 – great to see that others are awake, but Americanos cant accept that theyve been ‘conned’. In fact these days, it now leads to the international joke:
‘In China you can’t change the party but you can change the policy – but in the US you can change the party but you cannot change the policy!
This has been proven by the 2014 Princeton University study using an army of researchers: ‘Testing Theories of American Politics: Elites, Interest Groups, and Average Citizens’ in which Gilens & Page ask: ‘Who governs? Who really rules? To what extent is the broad body of US citizens sovereign, semi-sovereign, or largely powerless?’
… and the answer is that the American people cannot make policy change via their electoral system.
Trump´s landslide victory was so evident that the Permanent State has to resort to blatant & overt “manipulations” to tilt the results at the risk of generating social upheaval.
SCOTUS has committed treason by not even hearing a case brought by one state against others states. This was one of the primary functions of SCOTUS set up in the Constitution. Discretion in this case is unconstitutional. Instead of resolving this issue in a court of law, it will be resolve by violence which could lead to a civil war which happened with the Dredd Scott case.
The article stated, “Biden’s own likely legacy as a one-term president …”
Biden won’t come close to finishing his 4 year term. He’ll leave office due to illness or the denial of a national security clearance.
Kamala Harris will ascend to the Chief Executive title. She’ll pick some other Bolshevik as vice president and the takeover of the U.S. Republic by the globalists and their New World Order government will be firmly entrenched in North America as Canada has already caved in to their agenda.
Trump can also force action on the election fraud by using his VETO POWERS over spending bills the Congress and Senator McConnell needs to get done by 31 Dec.
He could use the line item veto to knock out all spending other than that necessary to help people in need – all the pork barrel and special interest spending could be struck out or deferred.
Reports today now show the vaccine is risky with medical staff refusing to take it –
What a BIG problem those pushing this criminal vaccine agenda are going to face. Id hate to be in Boris Johnson’s shoes or a Troy MP in UK before long (or Merkels or Macrons and underlings). They are liars and completely untrustworthy.
Interestingly Mexico’s President has shown leadership in recognizing the problem. He will be popular and be loved and get re-elected, like his counterpart in Brazil and others who do the same.
But Trump’s power of vetoing spending bills to 20 January is his Trumpcard.
I didnt see the video above before but note this is a British effort which is in keeping with its interference in America since 1776. Also seen in 1865 and 1963.
I am coming to the view the US should really be looking at breaking off all defense links with UK and dealing with it at arms length because of this, especially as operatives linked to them like Soros are behind the meddling, rioting and election fraud there this year.
Just as they are also medalling in Canada, Australia, NZ and other Commonwealth countries.
I also wonder what would happen if GOP States (or businesses there) decided not to co-operate in things like exporting and importing things to Blue States or to China or EU as punishment for the election fraud ?
Suppose Texas, Oklahoma, Alaska decide to cut off oil & gas to Blue States (especially like CA & NY) ?
That big pipeline from Texas to Pennsylvania supplies most of the oil to the northeast.
Then there’s cotton, sugar, grain etc…. industrial products. An economic boycott of the election result.
Biden wouldnt have a great time.