The Atlantic: Trump’s ‘Rigging’ Allegations: Why Democracy Depends on Graceful Losers

An October 2016 article in The Atlantic that was meant to apply to Trump and republicans lays bear the traitorous nature of the democrat’s hypocrisy.

This is why the democratic bargain is so important: Winners do not suppress losers, which means losers can hope to be winners in the future. As a result, the losers’ doubts about the legitimacy of the political system gradually recede as they prepare for the next election.

But if the losing candidate doesn’t uphold his or her side of the bargain by recognizing the winner’s right to rule, that acute loss of faith in democracy among the candidate’s supporters can become chronic, potentially devolving into civil disobedience, political violence, and a crisis of democratic legitimacy. How the loser responds is especially critical because losers naturally have the most grievances about the election.

“[I]n the aftermath of a loss, there is plenty of kindling for irresponsible politicians to set fire to,” Bowler notes. “Most politicians who lose elections recognize this potential for mischief, and so they ordinarily make a creditable run at helping to keep matters calm.”

All losing presidential candidates in modern U.S. history have avoided the temptation to fan the flames of grievance, and have instead shown restraint and respect for the peaceful transfer of power. Many Americans take this norm for granted, and it can operate in subtle ways.

Source: Trump’s ‘Rigging’ Allegations: Why Democracy Depends on Graceful Losers – The Atlantic

Researchers find coordinated anti-Trump campaign on Instagram | TheHill

Researchers have identified what they are calling a coordinated campaign to undermine President Trump on Instagram, an effort that bears hallmarks of the disinformation campaigns that proliferated on the platform in 2016.

A recently published study by Italian analytics firm Ghost Data identified a network of 350 anti-Trump accounts coordinating efforts to promote messages deriding the president, sometimes with graphic or violent language. The researchers found 19 suspicious Instagram accounts that took the lead in promoting anti-Trump content.

Source: Researchers find coordinated anti-Trump campaign on Instagram | TheHill

Judicial Watch Sues DOS and USAID Over Funding & Political Activities of George Soros Organization

USAID website reports it gave $4,819,125 in taxpayer money to Soros’s Open Society Foundation – Macedonia between from 2012 to 2016  Continue reading “Judicial Watch Sues DOS and USAID Over Funding & Political Activities of George Soros Organization”

More Democrats Say They Aren’t Proud Americans

Just a reminder, democrats, at best, aren’t proud Americans. At worst, they downright hate America…

Fewer Democrats than in 2016 say they are “extremely” or “very” proud to be Americans, leading to a new low in such patriotic feelings among all U.S. adults.

Source: Sharply Fewer Democrats Say They Are Proud to Be Americans | Gallup

The DNC is The Evil Party

Yes, it has to be said: the DNC is The Evil Party.

Way too many Democrats are ready to burn it all down and literally have a white hot HATE for their fellow Americans, because Hillary didn’t get win in 2016.

Republicans were still proud to be Americans after Obama was elected. This fact is made abundantly clear by Gallup, so choke back the, “but, but republicans,” whine we aIl know is bubbling up in you sore losers. In fact, the election of Obama made republicans prouder to be Americans.

Yes, that’s right. Way too many of you Democrats are sore losers, and I’m not excusing the party anymore as I’ve done for decades, because it’s clear which political party was the most extreme and committed to creating the most electoral violence in 2016.

The gloves are off now, we’re ready to call a spade a spade: a political party that uses mass media propaganda, and fosters this kind of hate is THE EVIL PARTY.

And don’t get me wrong. Republicans aren’t that much better. When they’re not secretly engaged in affairs and committing crimes, they’re doing and saying things so idiotic it makes you wonder how they figured out how to tie their own shoes.

Bob Woodward Warns Democrats Of Political And Criminal Danger They Face

So many claimed it wasn’t true. It was an outright lie. Yet anyone with an ounce of common sense knew that the FBI couldn’t have conducted an investigation if there wasn’t some spying.

All the left has are semantics.

The Washington Post’s Bob Woodward warned on Wednesday that there are people from the Obama administration who could be facing criminal charges for unmasking the names of Trump transition team members from surveillance of foreign officials.

House Intelligence Committee Chairman Rep. Devin Nunes, R-Calif., said earlier that he had briefed Trump on new information, unrelated to an investigation into Russian activities, that suggested that several members of Trump’s transition team and perhaps Trump himself had their identities “unmasked” after their communications were intercepted by U.S. intelligence officials.

The revelation is notable because identities of Americans are generally supposed to remain “masked” if American communications are swept up during surveillance of foreign individuals.