Let’s count all the ways this election was a win for Republicans if you take Trump out of the equation:
—Mainstream polls missed the mark pretty much across the board, again. Alternative polling outfits like your favorite Trafalgar didn’t quite get it right either, but they were no more wrong than the supposedly professional-grade.
—Vast amounts of money were raised and spent by Democratic candidates, but the outspending didn’t really translate into votes.
—Republicans are likely to hold the Senate, pending GA runoffs.
—Republicans gained seats in the House. The party that holds the presidency typically loses seats in the House in the midterms. If that historical pattern holds, then Republicans could get a delicious impeachment of Biden on whatever grounds they’d like as early as 2022.
—And assuming Republicans also hold the Senate at that time, they could craft rules for an impeachment trial as tough on Biden as they were easy on Trump.
—Republicans held state legislatures throughout the country and therefore control gerrymandering in those states for yet another decade.
—Republicans will get to scream about any future efforts to prosecute Trump (i.e. efforts to actually uphold the constitution and the law) as evidence of Democratic pettiness and vindictiveness and tyranny and breaking from historical precedent since no ex-President has ever been prosecuted before. (Indeed, because we’ve never before in our history had a President who was as flagrant a corrupt self-dealer and lawbreaker and proto-fascist democracy-subverter as Trump with the possible exceptions of Andrew Jackson and Andrew Johnson.)
—Unburdened by the dumpster fire of Trump himself, Republicans have time to find a more professional advocate of Trumpism (a Ted Cruz, a Josh Hawley, a Tom Cotton) to carry the torch in 2024.
Tl:dr — Democracy isn’t over: and the owning of the libz is just beginning!
–Trafalgar would be correct if there was no fraud in this election.
–Donald Trump is not a lawbreaking fascist and democracy-subverter.
–There is substantial evidence that Donald Trump was the rightful winner of this election, and that the Democrats are trying to steal it. If they are successful in stealing this election, I will probably lose interest in US politics, because what is the point in caring if the next election is going to be rigged anyway? So how can I cheer up when the US will probably not have a fair election ever again if the Democrats win? US politics is pretty much the only thing that people care about on the social media I use, so I don't know what the politically-interested social media user I am will do. The only thing that cheers me up and stops me looking like a complete doomer is hoping that justice will prevail and Donald Trump will win the election. But thanks for trying to cheer me up anyway.
Not sure you understand that the peaceful transfer of power from one party to another is a foundational aspect of democracy, and that the permanent rule by Republicans — particularly given it would be a minority rule cemented only by counter-majoritarian institutions like the Electoral College, rural-favoring apportionment of U.S. Senate seats, and the gerrymandering of U.S. House districts — that you long for would be just the opposite.
Just like your little orange badge suggests, you’re a Trump cultist who doesn’t give a fig about political process or the long-game, let alone imagining that government can be and should be a bipartisan exercise toward actually solving issues for people and making the country a better place.
Yeah, being fed on a diet of right-wing social media in general will do that to you.
This is the meme I always post whenever anyone accuses me of being a Biden cultist. Made it a few months ago. Still a good joke!
Democrats don't hold their leaders on pedestals the way Republicans have kowtowed entirely to Trump.
And Biden himself doesn't have a cult; he's awkward, he's cringey, he's gaffe-prone. The least cult-of-personality driven candidate we've had in a long time.
As righties are fond of saying, people voted for Biden en masse because they were voting against Trump. Basically. I mean, Biden's a good guy, he has plenty of experience, he will no doubt do a good job as President, but he is not a 24/7 media presence or reality TV host or Twitter personality.
And he doesn't have legions of fans who do crazy things like I'm about to post
Okay: so you inhabit a universe where every mainstream verified report about Trump and his malfeasance simply never happened, while every morsel of invented slur and slander about the Bidens — much of it from Giuliani, an inveterate liar, and some of it Russian-sponsored — is uncritically taken as total gospel
It would appear we have an irreconcilable disagreement about basic facts then
Joe Biden is racist, Donald Trump is not. The is video evidence of Biden insulting living soldiers, and no proof of Trump insulting dead soldiers. Biden covers up for his incestual pedophile son Hunter, bribes Ukrainian officials, gropes women (and little girls too), incites Antifa and BLM violence, and never tells the truth.