Electoral Maps

Remember this?

(Yeah, I know:  good times, good times…)

How about this, from the recent European Parliament elections:

For those unfamiliar with the parties, the “National Rally” is the “ultra-right” political party of Marine Le Pen.

France’s electoral map very much resembles that of a typical U.S. state, where the major metro center is irredeemably Socialist and the rest mostly conservative.  Here’s Illinois, for example, also from 2016:

Going back to France for a moment:  I’d feel a great deal better if that was the map for the French national election (as opposed to the EU one), and who knows?  it may actually turn out that way, as ordinary Frogs seem to be tiring of their government’s laissez-faire  [sic] attitude towards unregulated immigration and the concomitant lawlessness and social alienation that has ensued.  (Ring any bells, Over Here?  It fucking well should.)

Let’s hope that this is a foretaste of what’s to come, in both countries.

Groundwork

We’ve all seen how the Democrat Socialists have tried to prevent Donald Trump from even running for office, by means of lawfare, crooked politicians and district attorneys and trumped-up (Trumped-up?) bogus criminal charges, all to drain his funds and keep him in court (and even muzzled) as he pushes on in his quest to become POTUS 45/47.

As that seems to have failed, quite spectacularly, the next step would be to engage in the time-honored (for Democrats) practice of fiddling with the ballots (see:  2020 election).

I am therefore heartened to see this development:

Lara Trump is building an army of ‘100,000 poll watchers and over 500 lawyers’ to ‘deploy’ across America in November.

Republican National Committee co-chair Lara Trump announced Friday from behind a podium in a Detroit suburb that she and the RNC are working to raise a veritable army of “over 100,000 poll watchers and over 500 lawyers” to “deploy” at election sites across the country in November. 

These volunteers will have three missions: Watch people vote, watch people count votes, and sue anybody who gets in the way.

Lara Trump’s vision is to have people “in the room” whenever votes are being counted or cast. 

The former president’s daughter-in-law also envisions teams upon teams of (surprisingly free) volunteer lawyers that can respond to any resistance from poll officials on the ground with “quick and effective” litigation. 

Far be it for me to criticize this extremely-laudable initiative, but I hope they’re also lining up a bunch of judges who can hear and rule on such litigation.  It’s no good filing a legal protest when all the judges are “asleep” or “unavailable” to hear the protests.  (And if you think the local Democrats wouldn’t dare try to engineer such a thing, I have a NY bridge and Covid vaccination drug to sell you.)

Frankly, I’d feel better if there were half a million volunteer poll-watchers and ten thousand lawyers on hand to combat Democrat lawlessness and skulduggery, such is the deep suspicion and apprehension with which I view the democratic process, as practiced in America at present.  I’d also like a couple hundred thousand impartial cops on hand to enforce existing election law, when the scumbag Democrat fraudsters attempt to circumvent it.

But good on ya Lara, me old darling.  It’s the right thing you’re doing.  Let’s hope it works, or the fucking Socialists will just steal another one.

False Alarm

Every time an election rolls around, we get this kind of notice:

The much-hyped Suffolk poll of black voters in two major swing states has been released, and it’s not exactly good news for Joe Biden. According to the results, the incumbent is in a markedly worse position this time around compared to 2020.

In the state of Michigan, Biden pulls in just 55 percent of the total black vote, with Donald Trump taking 15 percent.

…and yet, when the actual results are in, the Black vote is as solidly Socialist as always was.

In fact, here’s my take on this.  If Biden (or whoever the Socialist candidate ends up being)  pulls less than 66% of Michigan’s Black vote total in Election 2024, I’ll give up coffee for a week.

One has to wonder just exactly what has to happen for Blacks to wake up to the reality that the Democrat Party doesn’t give a flying fuck for their welfare, only for their vote.

Usual Response

When the Left wins elections (even through fraud), conservatives mutter darkly and go back to work.

When it’s conservatives (“right-wing”) who win elections, the Left goes all hair in fire, e.g.:

French police across the country have launched tear gas at furious activists protesting the far-Right’s massive gains in the European Union elections over the weekend.

Marine Le Pen’s hardline National Rally party won a sweeping victory on Sunday night, taking home 32% of the vote during the election, the first time the continent has voted since 2019.

Of course, the French are revolting (“Always have been, dear heart” murmurs Mr. Free Market) as their collective temper has a hair-trigger at the best of times.  Hell, I remember a time when the loss of an international rugby match got ten thousand angry Frogs parading around the Parc des Princes stadium, screaming “Demission au selecteurs!”

So it can hardly come as a surprise that the Frog Commies would be the first to lose their shit, just at the possibility that their “progressive” agenda may be interrupted by the will of the people.  (Note that it’s only a possibility;  I’ve read the National Rally’s manifesto and it sounds like something JFK’s Ted Sorenson might have written.)

It makes the prospect of a Trump electoral victory in November all the more inviting, dunnit?

Cold Hard Resolve

Of all the comments I’ve read about the Trump verdict so far, Bonchie (over at RedState) has the best take:

So now what?

Some aren’t going to like this, but the answer is to suck it up and do what it takes to win in November. Shouting at the sky, making all-caps posts on social media, and continuing to talk about how unfair everything is won’t move the needle. Trump was nominated knowing this was the likely outcome. None of this is a surprise. This is not the time to quiver. It’s the time to strike back.

This isn’t about liking Trump or not. It’s not about whether he should have been the nominee. There will be time for post-mortems after the election. Right now is the time to get up off the mat and do everything possible to make Democrats regret this for the good of the country and the credibility of the judicial system.

That, and lay in more supplies of ammo.

Because if Trump is sworn in as POTUS in January, the S may well HTF.  We won’t start it, but we may well have to finish it.