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June 30, 2024

The Democratic Party Will Do Whatever Is Necessary to Win. Including Manipulations That Could Bring the Country to the Brink of Rebellion.

Filed under: Politics — cpirrong @ 7:03 pm

Joe Biden’s catastrophic debate performance–if you can call it that–requires no comment from me. All I will say is that the “we’re SHOCKED!” reaction from Democrats and the media (yes, I repeat myself) is the world’s most powerful emetic. These fuckers have known this all along, but they’ve gaslit us non-stop. Well, barely breathing Joe did manage to blow out the flame, and the explosion from the resulting gas leak has been earth shaking.

Right now all of the speculation is whether, but more how, Biden can be discarded like his used Depends.

The obstacles to this are immense.

Can Joe be persuaded–or forced–to quit? Over Jill’s dead body. And do not underestimate the control a grasping, demented wife has over a severely diminished husband. Just look at how she has been front and center ever since the debate ended.

If Joe is somehow defenestrated, what about the nominating process, and the delegates committed to Biden-Harris as a result of the primaries? It is my understanding that Kamala Harris would be slotted in, and she would get the delegates–certainly no one else can. The prospect of her running against Trump is even more frightening to them than letting Joe stagger to November.

And only Biden or Harris can use the massive campaign warchest that has been amassed.

So let’s say they defenestrate Kamala too. Then what? An open convention?

What a spectacle that would be. Bobcats in a bag would fight, bite, and claw less than the likes of Hillary, Newsom, Whitmer, Pritzker, Buttigieg, and whatever other left wing wingnut has presidential aspirations would brawl in the backrooms in Chicago in August.

And how is this process supposed to work? Will it be like selection of the Pope? What color smoke will they use? Who will make up the College of Cardinals?

Whoever emerges from such a process will have NO legitimacy whatsoever. Zero. Zip. Nada.

And this from the Party that constantly lectures us in the most reverent tones about “our sacred democracy” and that warns us in an alarmed voice about the mortal risks posed to it by the possibility that Trump may win a popular election.

And whoever is anointed–they will still be starting from zero money-wise because the Biden-Harris stash cannot be gifted to them.

Look. These fuckers rigged the game in 2020. They rigged the game in 2024. This is their prize. Congratulations! Sorry, no exchanges or returns. You made this tar baby–you’re stuck with it.

If the aforementioned obstacles force them to go with Biden or Harris, they will not meekly stand aside and watch their candidate go down in flames. No. They will open other fronts, no holds barred.

How?

For one–you think you’ve seen lawfare before? Just wait. Against Trump. Against the Republican Party. Against every election-related Republican public official. Against the voting rules in every state.

For another–vote fraud that would make Boss Tweed or Mayor Daley blush.

And I’m sure there are other ways that I am just not twisted enough to imagine. But they are.

The fact is, whatever path the Democrats end up taking it will involve colossal violations of the law and if they actually succeed in getting a Democrat inaugurated in January 2025 (note I said “inaugurated” not “elected”–with this lot those events do not completely overlap) said person will be completely, utterly illegitimate.

That is the real threat to our republican system of government. And that is the kind of thing that could actually spark a rebellion that descends into civil war.

I tend to shy away from apocalyptic predictions about impending civil war. But a party willing to do anything that is necessary to win (and the Democrats are) could truly cause one, especially when, as is the case now, what is necessary would involve gutting every law and norm that has kept partisan strife within reasonable, non-violent bounds for the last 160 years.

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  1. This stuff is doing wonders for my personal development in Zen.

    I can’t process it, or understand it, at any level. How the Dems got themselves into this mess, talked themselves into this lather, and painted themselves into this corner, defies all reasonable explanation. It’s like a multi-level koan, unfolding in real time.

    My brain has simply given up. All I can do now is observe.

    Thank Christ and my ancestors that I live at a reasonably safe distance. I hope and pray that the ‘special providence’ that Bismarck attributed to the United States holds for the coming few years.

    Comment by Ex-Global Super-Regulator on Lunch Break — July 1, 2024 @ 12:26 am

  2. Stupid question. What happens to the money raised for biden/harris if it is someone else? Is it really tied that firmly to a candidate rather than a party?

    Comment by isp001 — July 1, 2024 @ 1:53 am

  3. The Ohio deadline to be on the ballot is Aug 7th, I believe that’s it. Anyway, two to three weeks prior to the convention which was the reason the DNC twisted the rules to nominate Biden early.

    https://apnews.com/article/ohio-ballot-biden-access-3bf359cce8e73714be45cb99a6e31546

    Comment by The Pilot — July 1, 2024 @ 8:03 am

  4. Given the recent SC ruling, couldn’t Biden just elect himself President for life, simultaneously annointing Hunter as his eventual successor? No need for another bothersome election, and all that campaign money could be returned to sender or – even better – used to cancel some student debt.

    I read that Gavin may be girding his loins for a late announcement. I imagine that would melt some brains hereabouts.

    Comment by David Mercer — July 2, 2024 @ 5:36 am

  5. I tend to shy away from apocalyptic predictions about impending civil war.

    Genuine LOL!! 24 carat comedy gold

    Comment by David Mercer — July 2, 2024 @ 5:40 am

  6. You write as if stealing an election is the worst thing ever. As bad as it is (and it’s definetly awful) it’s been done before. How about someone who is elected unable to do their job and a choke of unelected, unknown assholes making decisions for the country. I don’t remember voting for a secret cabal to run the show. This is about power and democrats making their move to keep it out into the future. We should probably include with the democrat party those interests who want to keep looting the republic.

    Comment by Donald Wolfe — July 2, 2024 @ 6:57 am

  7. @DavidMercer,

    There’s is tidy bit of the Constitution and your misinterpretation of the SCOTUS, but hey, enjoy Starmer.

    Comment by The Pilot — July 2, 2024 @ 4:25 pm

  8. The several million illegals that have entered the US over the past 3 years have included several 10s of thousands of men evidently with military training.

    Folks here (https://dailyclout.io/unrestricted-invasion/) report that the Feds are housing illegals in barracks-like compounds around the US, and that the men stand at parade rest.

    In my nightmare scenario there’s a sudden outbreak in “terrorist” attacks against infrastructure all around the country come October. Martial law is declared and the election is “postponed.” Enter the imposed one-party state, stage left.

    The office corps is already heavily infiltrated with woke. Will the rank-and-file follow orders or follow their oath to the Constitution?

    Comment by Pat Frank — July 3, 2024 @ 5:03 pm

  9. ” It is my understanding that Kamala Harris would be slotted in, and she would get the delegates–certainly no one else can”

    I do not believe this is explicitly true.

    Joe Biden has more than enough delegates committed to him to be the 2024 Democratic nominee for President of the United States. These delegates are committed to Biden by the voters in the Democratic primaries. But this commitment is not legally binding. They are only committed to subjectively voting for a nominee in the interests of their primary voters. These delegates, however, must balance their personal interests in the future because if they do not toe the line, they might lose all of their political connections and future ability to be national delegates which is a prestigious honor. PLus, many of these delegates in teh Democratic Party directly represent party constituencies such as the various unions.

    Going into a nomination convention, Biden can release his delegates and endorse Kamala Harris. But these delegates can then vote for other candidates if they choose to based on their own preferences.

    If there is an open convention it will be interesting to see if the old fashion tactics come back. Would the Democrats enforce a unit rule which requires that ALL of the delegate votes go to the candidate with the majority votes within the delegation? Would states like Michigan or Pennsylvania nominate and support favorite “son” candidates like Whitner and Shapiro? A favorite son candidate was a technique used in open conventions to force the leading candidates to negotiate with them to win over their delegates. These techniques had more power during the “spoils” system when patronage was incredibly powerful, but strong swing states might be able to force a potential Democratic candidate to pick a VP candidate and even cabinet positions, shift positions on certain issues, and pledge huge amounts of pork to that state.

    There isn’t a person alive who has ever managed a brokered convention. The last nominating convention that went beyond the first ballot was 1952 when Adalai Stevenson won on the 3rd ballot. Unless the Biden/Harris combination can be retained, and there would be a huge swath of Democratic delegates that would not want to see Harris as their nominee, if Biden withdraws we could see a vicious floor fight with the various wings of the Democratic Party fighting it out in the convention hall and on the streets. It perhaps isn’t likely, but we could also see the Democrats split like they did in 1860, with the “mainstream” Democrats nominating someone like Harris and the Left Wing of the Party creating their own nominating convention and nominating someone like Bernie Sanders or Elizabeth Warren.

    Comment by MARK — July 3, 2024 @ 6:53 pm

  10. These fuckers [democrats] rigged the game in 2020?

    Meanwhile in the real world, it was Trump who called a governor saying “I just want to find 11,780 votes” that were missing to win the state during the 2020 federal elections, and it was Trump and his team that devised fake electors schemes in multiple states across the country.

    How can one say that it’s the democrats that rig the game with a straight face against this evidence?

    Comment by [email protected] — July 3, 2024 @ 7:23 pm

  11. Biden’s performance was awful & very distressing. However, the gaslighting you complain of was done by the Biden inner circle & senior staff & inflicted equally on Democratic voters as well as the ever victimized & downtrodden Republican constituency. You refer to Democrats wishing to frustrate the “popular election” of Trump. Although I despise Trump I could live much more easily with him if he did actually win a popular election, which he has never done. Indeed only W in 2004 has done that in this century. You refer to a threat to the “republican system of government” which tells me you have internalized this minority status. By all means let us all wave the noble flag of oligarchy! Finally, since we are on the subject of gaslighting & since the past & future elections are vitiated by past or planned “colossal” violations of law & those seemingly have allowed Democrats to produce popular vote losses for Republicans in 2000, 2008, 2012, 2016 and 2020, it should be easy to write a concise summary of what the tactics & law violations are & where & how they operated in all or at least some of these instances. Would you please let me know when you post that blog entry? Finally I don’t see why an open convention to replace Biden would be illegitimate. I would view it as a necessary course correction. Does that mean conventions such as “we want Willkie” in 1940 were illegitimate as well?

    Otherwise, have a great 4th of July holiday! Best regards!

    Comment by Ty Kelly — July 4, 2024 @ 9:06 am

  12. Pat, that would be the logical next step – remember in the last 4yrs there were almost daily news of some explosion? At food factories (chicken production, egg production, etc), or commercial cargo trains, or food processing plant goes bumm.

    Incidentally, it’s fun to see the likes of *libte squeaking about “in real world”. His world about as real as mad-house Napoleon’s.

    Comment by Tatyana — July 4, 2024 @ 9:38 am

  13. [Clicked Submit too soon]
    A link to a list of “sudden” manufacturing/ food processing plant disasters – back in 2022. Who knows how many more since…
    https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2022/06/interactive-map-details-destruction-numerous-us-food-manufacturing-plants-compares-us-incidents-global-trends/

    Comment by Tatyana — July 4, 2024 @ 9:41 am

  14. Hey Tat, we all know logical thinking is not your strong point, but what was untrue in what I wrote? Let’s give rationale debate a try.

    Comment by [email protected] — July 4, 2024 @ 1:06 pm

  15. What gets decided in hot air filled rooms by the Democrat Party is a mystery to me.
    I’m equally baffled by the hatred of Trump. Sure, he has some character flaws, but people would usually prefer an effective president to a nice one.

    Trump actually was a pretty good president. He didn’t start any new wars, the economy grew, the middle / working class got richer.

    He can hardly be blamed for not seeing the coup against him by the public health / pharma lobby. (Abetted by China?) Most of the rest of us were suckered. (Not me. I’ve been on blogs saying covid was a scam from day one, but that’s just boasting.)

    Here in the UK we have a new Foreign Secretary who has said some very disobliging things about Trump. I look forward to the day he has to go and grovel to reestablish the “special relationship”, as the German Emperor had to beg the pope in the ice and snow at Canossa.

    Comment by philip — July 5, 2024 @ 3:51 pm

  16. Folks here (https://dailyclout.io/unrestricted-invasion/) report that the Feds are housing illegals in barracks-like compounds around the US, and that the men stand at parade rest.

    Parade rest?? How exactly do you differentiate between this and people just idling around, bored out their minds & killing time?

    He can hardly be blamed for not seeing the coup against him by the public health / pharma lobby.

    Another genuine LOL! That’s two on one thread. And you’d started so well, sounding almost sane

    Comment by David Mercer — July 6, 2024 @ 8:26 am

  17. @16 David “How exactly do you differentiate …

    One has military training and experience in intelligence services, as does the person who saw the men and made the report.

    Comment by Pat Frank — July 6, 2024 @ 9:26 am

  18. Hi Pat, hope you are holding up well in the California heat! I am trying to follow your train of thought here.

    1) What percentage probability do you assign to the scenario that there will be martial law opposed prior to the election?
    2) If that doesn’t happen, does that mean your ex-intelligence sources were wrong?

    Comment by [email protected] — July 7, 2024 @ 5:23 am

  19. addendum to above
    3) why do you think that person who witnessed the military trained ‘illegals’ being housed did not take any pictures, or videos?

    Comment by [email protected] — July 7, 2024 @ 7:54 am

  20. Did you watch the video at the URL I provided, libte?

    Comment by Pat Frank — July 7, 2024 @ 8:42 am

  21. @libt–They definitely rigged the nomination process. That is beyond dispute. Hell, they also did it in 2016. Ask Bernie about both.

    Comment by cpirrong — July 7, 2024 @ 11:11 am

  22. @Donald Wolfe–Stealing an election on behalf of someone unable to do their job and thereby empowering “a choke of unelected, unknown assholes making decisions for the country” is about as bad as it gets. That’s really the point I was making.

    Comment by cpirrong — July 7, 2024 @ 11:13 am

  23. Pat, your link leads to hundreds of different videos with alarming titles, how should I know which one?

    Comment by [email protected] — July 7, 2024 @ 1:18 pm

  24. @Frank: There is no single video at the link, just a load of links below. Which one in particular?

    Also, any chance you responding to libte’s challenges?

    @Craig: They definitely rigged the nomination process Surely a much lesser crime than the one libte referred to? Again, try responding directly to libte’s challenge.

    Comment by David Mercer — July 7, 2024 @ 3:56 pm

  25. @23 David — choose whatever video you like.

    libte doesn’t challenge. He just posts talking points trolling for an argument whiling away his time on a total disability subsidy in a Paris apartment.

    In Georgia, an external expert says that Georgia’s voting machines are easily hacked and votes are easily flipped while the government of Georgia says, ‘yeah, but that would not have happened.’
    https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/2024-election/expert-report-fuels-election-doubts-georgia-waits-update-voting-softwa-rcna89566

    Right.

    It’s not against the law in the US to contest elections, except when Trump does it.

    Comment by Pat Frank — July 7, 2024 @ 5:39 pm

  26. Mais mon tres cher ami Patrick Frank!

    You seem very concerned about the paramilitary brigades of ‘illegals’, and rightly so! that’s why I am trying to find out:

    1) What percentage probability do you assign to the scenario that there will be martial law imposed prior to the election?
    2) If that doesn’t happen, does that mean your ex-intelligence sources were wrong?
    3) why do you think that person who witnessed the military trained ‘illegals’ being housed did not take any pictures, or videos?

    I just want to follow your train of thought here, you and Tat seem to be onto something potentially very serious!

    Comment by [email protected] — July 7, 2024 @ 8:57 pm

  27. Investigate it yourself, libte.

    Comment by Pat Frank — July 7, 2024 @ 10:39 pm

  28. Ah but I am investigating, mon cher Patrick Frank.

    As part of my investigation, I want to hear your opinion. You seem to take this very seriously, hence my genuinely un-ironic questions addressed to you. I thought this here is a forum where likeminded individuals come to exchange information, a marketplace of ideas following the Athenian Agoria!

    Comment by [email protected] — July 8, 2024 @ 2:56 pm

  29. @27 – “exchange information

    You don’t have any information, libte.

    Comment by Pat Frank — July 8, 2024 @ 3:29 pm

  30. Not so judgmental, you cheeky little squirrel!

    I provide dispatches from reality: like, it was Trump who called a governor saying “I just want to find 11,780 votes” that were missing to win the state of Georgia during the 2020 federal elections, and it was Trump and his team that devised fake electors schemes in multiple states across the country.

    So what is it then, will you answer my questions?

    Comment by [email protected] — July 8, 2024 @ 4:34 pm

  31. @21 cpirrong – ask a non-Trump supporting republican registered in Nevada if they had a ‘fair primary’ earlier this year. Any chance you will cover that in your next diatribe?

    Comment by [email protected] — July 8, 2024 @ 6:18 pm

  32. @29 libte — your dispatches are from the parlor settee. They’re not informed; I’m not interested.

    Comment by Pat Frank — July 8, 2024 @ 9:32 pm

  33. A distinct image arise when observing comments by one misleadingly called lib: a character from harry potter, a slithering (Slytherin?) transparent little lizard, a miserable ankle-biter with illusions of grandeur. An olm.

    Comment by Tatyana — July 9, 2024 @ 7:11 am

  34. I think we can agree my dear friend Frank, you are self-evidently not interested in reality!

    How are you preparing for the upcoming state of emergency and declaration of martial law, I wonder? Are you stacking up canned goods?

    Comment by [email protected] — July 9, 2024 @ 7:55 am

  35. Settle down, @Ty Kelly. A fair reading–as opposed to your tendentious one–makes it clear that I was referring to the institutional Democrats–elected officials and the apparatchniki. Not the toiling machinist or trucker–oh, sorry, they are voting for Trump. Not the ASCFME and NEA members.

    As for “win a popular election.” Might I reacquaint you with the actual Constitution, as written? The US is not–yet, and has not been since 1787–a nation in which the chief executive is elected on the basis of a majority of a national popular vote. You may not like that, but that’s the way it is–and has been since day 1.

    By your logic, Lincoln was not legitimately elected in 1860. Nor was anyone. As Lincoln framed it, he was elected by “a Constitutional majority.” As was Trump.

    This actually demonstrates the genius–and the purpose–of the system.

    You are also sadly mistaken if you believe that under the system you prefer the results of the national popular vote would remain the same. Different rules, different electoral strategies. Different platforms. And even different candidates. Ceteris is not paribus.

    Comment by cpirrong — July 9, 2024 @ 10:47 am

  36. How are you preparing for the upcoming state of emergency and declaration of martial law, I wonder? Are you stacking up canned goods?

    I recollect Pat made similar doom-laden predictions back in 2019. A useful rule-of-thumb is to bet on the exact opposite of whatever he says.

    Pat, your link leads to hundreds of different videos with alarming titles, how should I know which one?

    And they’re all around an hour long. Where does he find the time to watch them all?

    Comment by David Mercer — July 13, 2024 @ 3:28 am

  37. @36 — and your unsupported recollections are entirely trustworthy, aren’t they David.

    As I recollect, 2019 would have been about the time you held that Tommy Robinson was worse than Muslim rape gangs. Another indicator of your trustworthy perceptions.

    Who said I watched any of those videos?

    Comment by Pat Frank — July 13, 2024 @ 6:35 am

  38. @David — I had no such concerns in 2019, by the way

    Comment by Pat Frank — July 13, 2024 @ 8:21 am

  39. Who said I watched any of those videos?

    Huh? So how do you know about those alleged military-trained migrants??

    Have SLAC’s HR department been onto you complaining about how much time you spend on non work-related websites, hence your denial?

    Comment by David Mercer — July 14, 2024 @ 5:02 am

  40. david mercer = hyena
    how many people have you snitched on, mercer
    were you a teachers pet, mercer
    were you a stasi plug, mercer, or just a wannabee
    you think you can’t be doxxed, in turn
    karma is a boomerang, mercer

    Comment by Tatyana — July 14, 2024 @ 6:39 am

  41. @39 David — “how do you know about those alleged military-trained migrants

    I subscribe to Daily Clout. Naomi Wolf is married to the ex-intelligence guy. She reported on his investigations.

    You know of Naomi Wolf, of course. She’s the person — once a consultant for the Democratic Party (your Labour) — who put together a team of ~2500 physicians, scientists and lawyers to examine the Pfizer documents. The ones Pfizer attempted to conceal for 75 years.

    She and her team have discovered and publicized the lies, the cover-ups and the mortal dangers, especially to pregnant women, of the mRNA jabs. She interviewed Kevin McKernan, the microbiologist who discovered the mRNA product incredibly includes the SV40 promoter gene (DNA) that can spontaneously insert into the cellular DNA of any target cell, and there induce cancer.

    But I guess you knew all of that, and declined the jab.

    If you like, here’s an interview of Naomi Wolf:
    https://www.theepochtimes.com/epochtv/naomi-wolf-pulls-back-curtain-on-the-last-three-years-of-chaos-5545705

    Have SLAC’s HR department been onto you complaining …

    Nope. 🙂

    Comment by Pat Frank — July 14, 2024 @ 6:25 pm

  42. @Pat Frank – so your first source, a random internet podcast, you didn’t even listen to. Your second source is a person that also says that women get menstrual type cramps when they are seated next to vaccinated women. A serious source if there ever was one! Keep it up, I am waiting on the photos from the paramilitary migrant camps.

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/F7CJFmRWEAAypJH?format=jpg&name=medium

    Comment by [email protected] — July 15, 2024 @ 7:06 am

  43. @42 David — how do you know she’s wrong? You didn’t investigate, did you.

    S. E. Peters et al., (2024) “Menstrual Abnormalities Strongly Associated with Proximity to COVID-19 Vaccinated Individuals: A Survey Study in Unvaccinated Women.”Integrative Medicine: A Clinician’s Journal 22(6), 38

    Paper study page: “Unprecedented Menstrual Abnormalities” https://mycyclestory.com/project/is-shedding-causing-menstrual-irregularities

    “Out of the 6,049 women surveyed, the study focused on 3,390 unvaccinated women without prior COVID-19. The results showed that 85.5% of these women had been in close proximity to someone who had been vaccinated. Within a week of contact, 71.7% experienced irregular periods, and within three days, 50.1% had irregular periods.

    “The study also revealed that daily proximity to vaccinated individuals increased the risk of heavier bleeding and changes in menstrual timing, suggesting a potential link between vaccine substances and menstrual changes in unvaccinated women.”

    The thought is that interpersonal transfection can occur through transmission of spike-containing dermal exosomes.

    Do you know about exosomes? https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/36674857/

    Spike shedding is one of those topics avoided by the press. Pierre Kory is interviewed on shedding here: https://www.theepochtimes.com/epochtv/dr-pierre-kory-explains-covid-19-vaccine-shedding

    He talks about it in his clinical practice and notes that, more generally, shedding is discussed in pharma documents.

    As to the rest, we’ll find out. I’ll be happy to have been mistaken about it.

    Comment by Pat Frank — July 15, 2024 @ 2:49 pm

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