The following editorial is written by a retired Chief of Police and current staff writer for Law Enforcement Today
We’ve all seen the polls. Left-leaning news outlets gush that Joe Biden is going to beat President Trump in a landslide.
Trump is down 10, 11, 16 points to a man that calls a lid on his campaign most days at 9:00 a.m. We hear that Trump’s tweets “bother” suburban women. We hear that he “didn’t take COVID-19 seriously enough.”
View of the crowd here in Sanford, Florida. Trump’s first rally since being infected with Covid-19. Crowd is not socially distanced and lots of people with no masks. pic.twitter.com/IRy81n5Cws
— Richard Hall (@_RichardHall) October 12, 2020
He’s only condemned white supremacy 30 times instead of 40. We’ve heard it all.
Then we look at reality. Unless he’s on a teleprompter, Biden can’t answer simple questions without stumbling and bumbling. Some days he doesn’t remember what office he’s running for. He expects African Americans to vote for him, and if they’re undecided, he tells them “they ain’t black.”
— Rush H. Limbaugh (@RealRLimbaugh) October 13, 2020
For all the whining about President Trump being rude, or crass, has anyone seen Biden? “You’re a lying, dog-faced pony soldier” he told a young female in Iowa. He challenged another man to do pushups, and referred to him as “fat.” He got in the face of an auto worker who rightly accused Biden of wanting to take away guns.
A huge crowd of Trump supporters showed up for a Trump Rally Ride in Marquette, Michigan over the weekend.
Enthusiasm for President Trump is UNMATCHED! pic.twitter.com/W419nClU3w
— Trump War Room – Text TRUMP to 88022 (@TrumpWarRoom) October 12, 2020
Then, there are the stories. Corn pop. Attending the University of Delaware, a HBUC. Kids rubbing down the hair on his legs. Graduating at the top of his class in law school. There are scores upon scores of stories. Old Joe has a problem telling the truth.
The reason the left is mad is because today Joe Biden held a "drive-in car rally" with about 40 cars total.https://t.co/1epUvpMJiu
— W.E. Dupree (@WayneDupreeShow) October 13, 2020
Biden accuses Trump of being a racist, and ignores his own racist past. Supporting Robert Byrd, who started the KKK in West Virginia. Saying that he didn’t want his kids to “grow up in a racial jungle.”
“Poor kids are just as smart as white kids.”
Barack Obama was the first “clean, articulate black man” out there.
“You cannot go into a 7-Eleven or a Dunkin’ Donuts unless you have a slight Indian accent.”
You get the point.
Biden has taken nary a controversial question in any interviews or town halls. Thursday, amid a huge scandal over emails found on a computer belonging to his son, ABC News George Stephanopoulos never asked a question about the contents of the emails, which showed Biden involved in a quid pro quo involving Ukraine. Not one.
Yet, they continually grill President Trump about pretty much everything.
NOW: A massive crowd of Trump supporters marching to the front of the White House. pic.twitter.com/NTjz3Fqfs6
— Henry Rodgers (@henryrodgersdc) October 10, 2020
Then there is the enthusiasm gap. When you ask someone why they are voting FOR Joe Biden, they cannot answer you. They can tell you why they’re voting AGAINST President Trump.
How come the media hardly reported on this huge pro-Trump rally that was held in South Korea while Trump was holding negotiations with Kim Jong Un? pic.twitter.com/qWZInzQ1pa
— Saul 🇬🇧🇺🇸🇮🇱 (@OldSchoolSaul) July 5, 2019
Have you actually met someone who is anxious to vote for a man with significant cognitive decline, who always looks and talks angry? Honestly, have you watched the man?
Huge turnout at the pro-Trump rally in London this afternoon… pic.twitter.com/cwK754tJPp
— 96 Unlawfully Killed (@RichieG_LFC) July 13, 2018
The comparisons to ventriloquist Jeff Dunham’s cranky old man character Walter are not that far-fetched. Biden just comes across as a crabby old man.
Compare that to the president. Except when he’s being subject to a hit job such as what Chris Wallace and recently Savannah Guthrie pulled on him, he’s usually a pretty cheerful guy. Have you seen this man play a crowd?
— Kathy Stuban (@kathystuban) October 11, 2020
His rallies are like rock concerts, with thousands, sometimes tens of thousands of people waiting in line, even pouring rain, for the opportunity to hear him speak.
Truckers want FOUR MORE YEARS of President Donald J. Trump! #Trump2020Landslide !!#trump #maga #donaldtrump #usa #republican #america #conservative #politics #makeamericagreatagain #trumptrain #keepamericagreat #election #alllivesmatter #trumpsupporters #BlackVoicesForTrump pic.twitter.com/AhKfKtmIxo
— Terina Kelso (@TerinaKelso) October 12, 2020
President Trump has to hold his rallies on airport ramps and hangars to hold the number of people who come to hear him. Biden has a “drive-in” “rally” that has maybe 10 cars there. It’s embarrassing, quite frankly. You almost feel sorry for him.
— Saundra Kiczenski (@SkOnTheGo2) October 12, 2020
Have you seen the Trump parades? Hundreds of enthusiastic people driving with Trump paraphernalia on their vehicles, just out there having a good time. How about the boat regattas? Hundreds of boats in places such as Florida, New York, even Massachusetts for God’s sake.
— John Pence (@jepence) October 16, 2020
Now, I’ve heard people say, at least in my neck of the woods, that they see more Biden signs than Trump signs, and that may be true. However, first of all, I am in a very blue state. It is hardly unexpected when you live in a liberal la-la land that you would see more signs for a Democrat. With that said, there is probably another explanation.
— Chris Bowling (@cuzofHim1) October 10, 2020
Some liberals are crazy. Plain and simple.
A Trump sign in your yard, or bumper sticker on your vehicle is an invitation for some angry, left-wing, unhinged loon to take a knife to your tires, smash your windows, or dump acid on the hood (all of which have been done this election cycle, by the way).
Just this past week, a man had his truck torched because he had the audacity to show his support for President Trump.
— THE XRP BULLY (@THEXRPBULLY) October 11, 2020
Then there is the issue of personal safety. Put a Trump sign or flag up on your house and it’s an invitation to get your house egged, have protesters show up at your door, or have your family harassed. For some, it is simply not worth the risk to their families.
— Sarah Elliott (@SarahBSmithVA) October 15, 2020
Time was in this country, you could have a difference of opinion and people would respect that. Now, people have actually lost their jobs for supporting a particular point of view, usually a conservative one.
People are, in a word, unhinged. That likely explains why you do not see a lot of visible support for President Trump, at least where I live.
— Saundra Kiczenski (@SkOnTheGo2) October 14, 2020
Polls? I remember 2016 and what happened with the polls. They were wrong…dead wrong. Oh yes, I know…” but Hillary won the popular vote.” Sorry, our system doesn’t care who is the most popular in California and New York.
Why would anyone want two or three states to decide for the rest of the country who the president is for the entire country? Our system was set up for a reason and it has worked spectacularly for nearly 250 years.
People still showing up for the Trump Train! CHOOCHOO!!!!! pic.twitter.com/1imPSbUdAu
— Sandy Ramos (@sandy_lpd) October 10, 2020
President Trump’s approval currently stands at 51%. No incumbent president with an approval number that high has lost their election…ever. Could history change this year? Perhaps. But it just “feels” like Biden isn’t winning right now.
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I talk to a lot of people. The enthusiasm gap for Trump vs. Biden is palpable. Once again, if you ask someone why they are voting for Trump, they can tell you…support for law enforcement, lowering taxes, getting us out of bad trade deals such as with China, reducing burdensome regulations, realistic criminal justice reform.
Such an awesome turn out at the Trump Road Rally in Palmyra this Saturday with an amazing group of supporters and patriots. Watch until the end. 🇺🇸
— Reel Duo Productions (@reel_duo) October 11, 2020
When you ask people why they are voting for Biden, they tell you basically “orange man bad.” The Biden campaign focuses on what’s wrong with America instead of the Trump message of what is good about America.
Think about the campaign slogans…”Keep America Great” vs. “Build Back Better.” No comparison. President Trump loves our country and all that it stands for. Joe Biden despises our country.
All aboard the Trump Train! pic.twitter.com/CIppIJxHlv
— Dan Leveille (@danlev) October 16, 2020
Do not discount a comment made by left-wing Hollywood actress Jane Fonda a week or two back. She said the COVID-19 pandemic was a “gift” for Democrats. That was truly an honest comment and is a good indicator of what mainstream Democrats think, especially the far-left.
How so? The United States economy was on fire prior to the pandemic. Record low unemployment among all demographics, including among African Americans and Hispanics. Booming manufacturing. Low gas prices, and energy independence. The stock market was at record highs across all indexes, propping up 401-K’s for retirees. What wasn’t to like?
— Chad P. Shelton (@tat2ChadShelton) October 10, 2020
COVID-19 put all of that on the back burner, and Democrats saw the pandemic as an opportunity to attack the president. Despite leading Democrats condemning the imposition of first a China travel ban, then a European travel ban, people like Nancy Pelosi, Andrew Cuomo and yes, Joe Biden, criticize the president for “not acting fast enough.”
Yet, Trump implemented “Operation Warp Speed” and was able to obtain PPE, ventilators, and other needed items where states had dropped the ball after the H1N1 pandemic in 2009. He assigned two Navy hospital ships, the Comfort and the Mercy to New York and Los Angeles.
— Marc Kitsko (@mpkitsko) October 12, 2020
Thanks to Trump’s decisive action and the elimination of crippling regulations, there will likely be a vaccine for the virus available later this year or early next year. Therapeutics are now available to help treat those afflicted by COVID.
It’s unimaginable that any other president, without the business experience possessed by Trump, could have moved things along so fast, with government and big businesses collaborating to fight a common enemy.
— Marinela Pavletich (@MarinelaPavleti) October 12, 2020
Remember, when the coronavirus situation first started in China, Democrats were focused on a bogus impeachment scam. Democrats were holding debates amongst themselves for the opportunity to run against President Trump. There was nary a mention of coronavirus during any of those debates. Yet they criticize President Trump for “taking his eyes off the ball.”
— 🇺🇸 ERIC BOLLING 🇺🇸 (@ericbolling) October 11, 2020
What is an even greater benefit for the Democrats? Coronavirus is an excuse to hide Biden in his basement. While Trump is out holding campaign events with thousands of enthusiastic people, Biden secrets himself in his basement, coming out only occasionally to answer softball questions from a complicit media.
More recently, a second debate scheduled between the candidates in a town hall format was changed to a virtual debate without consulting the two campaigns. Trump rightly canceled the event, which was clearly designed to help Biden.
How COOL is this!!! 7,000 trucks and car 🚗 join the Lubbock, Texas Trump Train! 🚂🇺🇸#trumpflags #trump2020🇺🇸 #maga2020 #lubbocktexas #texas🇨🇱 #cool #awesome #marinelapavletich #kristinoemforpresident2024 pic.twitter.com/QSb9rHd81I
— Marinela Pavletich (@MarinelaPavleti) October 12, 2020
This whole campaign has just a weird feeling about it. While the president is out every day answering questions ad nauseum, Biden has avoided being out in the public except for selected friendly events. He has yet to face any tough questions with minimal exceptions.
Above I mentioned the most glaring example of how Biden is being coddled by the media, which was this past Thursday. This was the same day explosive information came forth about his son Hunter. The so-called “town hall” on ABC never mentioned it…not one question about it.
Biden is asked about packing the Supreme Court, and he dodges the question like Muhammed Ali used to dodge punches from Joe Frazier. He is never pressed by the left-wing media.
— former30yrDem (@rdhudgens) October 10, 2020
Meanwhile on NBC, President Trump was undergoing an inquisition by Savannah Guthrie, who used the town hall format to launch a 60-minute attack session on the president. The differences in both events was stunning.
Biden being fed hanging curveballs by George Stephanopoulos while Guthrie was attacking the president like a rabid pit bull.
Then, we see social media companies like Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, and LinkedIn blocking content in support of President Trump, or critical of Joe Biden, such as Twitter and Facebook did to the New York Post’s story about Hunter Biden’s computer and revelations of a possible quid pro quo between Biden and Ukraine.
Trump train was fun. How do you liberals like my flag 😄 pic.twitter.com/goNBfNf7a0
— Tim Canizales (@Timcanizales) October 10, 2020
It is incidents like this which has President Trump’s base fired up. And for people in the middle who are not Republicans or Democrats, it is clear that there is a tremendous disparity in how both candidates are treated in the media. It is plain for all to see if only you open your eyes. One is babied; the other one is constantly attacked. It is truly a question of fairness and I believe most right-thinking Americans can see that.
So, according to all the “wizards of smart” in the media and political circles, Joe Biden is going to beat President Trump in a landslide. He may very well win. It just doesn’t seem that way.
— Stephy Pi Has Things to Say (@StephyPi) October 11, 2020
In 2016, the very same people had Hillary Clinton beating President Trump. The atmosphere then feels a lot like it does now, although this time it is more palpable.
There is, I believe a huge “silent majority” of people who are not saying how they are going to vote, who are not being included in polling, and who are not publicly showing support for the president through political stickers, signs, or buttons. It simply does not feel like this is going to be a Biden win. My gut tells me that. Many of my friends and acquaintances tell me the same thing.
We’ve heard of an October surprise. I think we are in for a November surprise. Not for some of us, but for those predicting a Biden win. This just looks like another four years for President Trump. This isn’t a hope or a wish…this isn’t scientific…it’s just how it feels.
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