Déjà vu Election Season

Since some of the lead up to this election is starting to remind me of the 2000 election, I thought it would be nice to take a retro look back at it to see what I find.

We all remember that election probably as if it were yesterday because of how traumatic it was. Trauma can do that often etching something in your mind so as not to be lost.

We know how it ended but that was not the issue. It was contested every which way possible; it went on for months – which at times felt like years. At least then it was a standard election until all hell broke loose on election day.

Remember the recounts and the vote-mining operations?

In the end it was a confirmation from the Supreme Court that granted Bush the presidency. That’s when it got even worse. Never satisfied with the results, Dems persisted.

Democrats never quite accepted it and that went on for some time. At least until the 911 attacks wiped it off the top of the list. It was a volatile time even before that.

Democrats did not seem to mind the litigation process. As long as it was in limbo, they didn’t care. Remember the every vote counts and count every vote chants.

Now that is where the 2020 election is starting to feel a lot like that one. I mean 3 months away and they are already posturing for something, problems, contesting results. The story is Biden has over 300 layers already working on it.

No doubt they are war-gaming any scenario so they have an active plan on how to proceed. You can’t plan enough.

One probable prediction is that it may never be considered settled if Trump is declared winner in the end. Try to plan for that? All those plans will make us a miserable and unsettled country. That doesn’t seem to bother the Left at all. As long as they are trying to get the outcome they want.

There is a pattern here.

They tried a coup, a counterintelligence investigation, a special counsel probe and investigations in Congress over three years to its results, then to an impeachment. All that did not produce the outcome they wanted.

First, they went after Michael Flynn from day one to try to breach Trump’s campaign and his presidency after elected. They even tried parlaying some of it into the Southern District of NY courts and the DC Courts to probe Trump any way they could.

They took down his campaign manager, Paul Manafort, surveilled people from the campaign like Carter Page and George Papadopoulos even before he was elected. Lied to FISA. They went after Donald Trump Jr. and Trump’s personal attorney, Michael Cohen, since election. They went after Roger Stone. All this got them a few indictments but not on colluding with Russians in the Campaign. Still, they continued undeterred.

Along came a phone call to Ukraine, so they turned it into an investigation after the Special Counsel failed to give them what they wanted. Then they translated that phone call into an impeachment trial – which, in reality, they had been working on since Trump came in.

Aka the kitchen sink impeachment. This took them up to reelection year. It failed in the Senate, but they could always keep that investigation open for future use. Keep on digging.

But then came the pandemic from China as the impeachment failed. So they politicized and used that pandemic to attack Trump. Forget the source as China; it was now the Trump pandemic. They got all the mileage they could out of that up to their DNC convention.

Ah, in comes a new factor, mail-in voting, perfect for politicizing and weaponizing against Trump. (I only hope that any future presidential prospects on the right are taking note of it all.) This is how they operate.

The projection election.

So now they have basically decided to question this election by saying Trump is trying to steal it. Trump is rigging the election. Democracy is being stolen. Only the undermining democracy is coming from the Democrats. It’s something they are skilled in and have been working at for about 20 years now. They didn’t have to unearth their plans with Obama because he won, but it was there for the use.

Actually, democracy has been under siege and attack since Trump won the 2016 election. Only this time they didn’t stop contesting it. They basically rolled in all these other processes and battles to it. But the point in it all is to undermine the democratic process and legitimate election in 2016.

The fight went on from 2016 right up until months before the next election, which is where we are. So it is an ongoing battle. And this should likely take us right into January.

I think it was January 6th when the results were all certified in the 2000 election. This time, they can even try to blow past that if they have to. They want to push everything right up to inauguration day. Then the fun starts.

But of course all that extra-curricular activity could be avoided by Trump losing on election day, or conceding at some point. Other than that you might say this election is never going to end until the end of Trump’s second term. It will always be in play. That is untl they get the result they want.

Democrats like to write fiction, they are just not very good on the endings.

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