NYT: Elections are Bad for Democracy— Charlie Kirk (@charliekirk11) August 22, 2023
Atlantic: Americans Vote Too Much
NYT: Is Trump Even Eligible for a Second Term?
Atlantic: The Constitution Prohibits Trump from Ever Being President
Are Dems trying to cancel the 2024 election? pic.twitter.com/s7FIy9wcmF
These two articles both came out today.— Charlie Kirk (@charliekirk11) August 21, 2023
Why would the left suddenly be saying this?
For you keeping score at home…— Charlie Kirk (@charliekirk11) August 23, 2023
We now have the local DC DA investigating the #1 funder for conservative political causes on the right.
We have the local Westchester DA investigating James O'Keefe trying to put him in prison.
We have the local Manhattan DA indicting Trump for…
Charlie is right.
I couldn’t have said it better myself!
We absolutely do need to expand our horizons of what could happen in 2024. Never forget how the liberal establishment used George Floyd as an excuse to unleash their minions in the 2020 election and create so much chaos that exhausted moderate voters would swing toward Joe Biden. They actually war gamed a scenario where the West Coast states would threaten to secede to stop Trump from being sworn in as president in 2021. It never happened, but these people were prepared for it.
But conveniently, a group of former top government officials called the Transition Integrity Project actually gamed four possible scenarios, including one that doesn’t look that different from 2016: a big popular win for Mr. Biden, and a narrow electoral defeat, presumably reached after weeks of counting the votes in Pennsylvania. For their war game, they cast John Podesta, who was Hillary Clinton’s campaign chairman, in the role of Mr. Biden. They expected him, when the votes came in, to concede, just as Mrs. Clinton had.
But Mr. Podesta, playing Mr. Biden, shocked the organizers by saying he felt his party wouldn’t let him concede. Alleging voter suppression, he persuaded the governors of Wisconsin and Michigan to send pro-Biden electors to the Electoral College.
In that scenario, California, Oregon, and Washington then threatened to secede from the United States if Mr. Trump took office as planned. The House named Mr. Biden president; the Senate and White House stuck with Mr. Trump. At that point in the scenario, the nation stopped looking to the media for cues, and waited to see what the military would do.
If Trump had eeked out a close victory in the 2020 election, the Democrats would have activated the groups who were behind the George Floyd riots. Instead, they were ordered to stand down.
The summer uprising had shown that people power could have a massive impact. Activists began preparing to reprise the demonstrations if Trump tried to steal the election. “Americans plan widespread protests if Trump interferes with election,” Reuters reported in October, one of many such stories. More than 150 liberal groups, from the Women’s March to the Sierra Club to Color of Change, from Democrats.com to the Democratic Socialists of America, joined the “Protect the Results” coalition. The group’s now defunct website had a map listing 400 planned postelection demonstrations, to be activated via text message as soon as Nov. 4. To stop the coup they feared, the left was ready to flood the streets. …
So the word went out: stand down. Protect the Results announced that it would “not be activating the entire national mobilization network today, but remains ready to activate if necessary.” On Twitter, outraged progressives wondered what was going on. Why wasn’t anyone trying to stop Trump’s coup? Where were all the protests?
Podhorzer credits the activists for their restraint. “They had spent so much time getting ready to hit the streets on Wednesday. But they did it,” he says. “Wednesday through Friday, there was not a single Antifa vs. Proud Boys incident like everyone was expecting. And when that didn’t materialize, I don’t think the Trump campaign had a backup plan.”
These people are capable of anything.
The indictments underscore how far they are willing to go.