The Atlantic is at it again. They are in full campaign mode for the Democrats, but no one trusts them anyway. In an op-ed, they make the argument that Republicans should vote for Biden. because if Trump wins, the riots will increase. That’s not true at all. Once he is reelected Trump can declare martial law without worrying about getting reelected.

He can then send in the national guard. And if the mayors or governors try to interfere, they could face criminal charges. The rioters would then know they would face the more federal charges. If they want to change it they can, but they would regret it. The feds will not drop the charges as the cities do. No friendly DAs who drop all the charges.

The op-ed was written by Shadi Hamid. He claims that law and order Republicans would have an incentive to vote for Biden. Why? Law and order means enforcing the law not capitulation to mob rule. Never trust a man whose first name is Shady (Shadi).   The Atlantic is the same publication that claimed to have anonymous witnesses that Trump disparaged our soldiers, but all of the people in the room call it lies and they aren’t afraid of using their names.

From the Op-ed

“I find myself truly worried about only one scenario: that Trump will win reelection and Democrats and others on the left will be unwilling, even unable, to accept the result. A loss by Joe Biden under these circumstances is the worst case not because Trump will destroy America (he can’t), but because it is the outcome most likely to undermine faith in democracy, resulting in more of the social unrest and street battles that cities including Portland, Oregon, and Seattle have seen in recent months.”

“A loss for Biden, after having been the clear favorite all summer, would provoke mass disillusion with electoral politics as a means of change—at a time when disillusion is already dangerously high.Because Biden’s poll numbers this year have mostly been higher than Clinton’s were in 2016, a Trump victory will be even harder for the left to absorb. he continued later.  “Until Democrats (and commentators like myself) started panicking recently, overconfidence had set in. The polls offered good reason to think that a Trump victory was drifting out of reach—and they still show the former vice president with a significant, if diminished, advantage. No matter how the polls shift, a Trump win means a squandered lead and shattered expectations.”

Hamid argues that the Democrats would be outraged because Trump could win the electoral college while Biden could win the popular vote. This would be the third time in 20 years that has happened but he doesn’t tell you why it happens. Trump won the popular vote in 49 states.  The difference was all California. The reason for the electoral college wa to keep Virginia from dominating the presidential elections.

Hamid claims that everyone expects Biden to win, so there is no surprise there and Republicans would be better prepared for the loss. At least until Biden gets 200 million votes in Montana.  That could bring out the anger. And I don’t believe the polls for a single moment. Both Biden and Trump held rallies in Pennsylvania last week. Six people showed up for Biden.

The ones who will end up being surprised if the Democrats win both houses of Congress and the White House will be antifa and BLM. They will find out what David Hogg, Greta Thunberg, and code pink found out. The Democrats will dump them because they are no longer necessary to them.

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  • That’s just plain silly. Haven’t you been paying attention? Most of these groups are not going to stop because of a change in administration. Have you seen the way they are treating their elected Democratic officials?

    • Absolutely! Nothing will be done if weak basement Biden would win! Praying Donald J TRUMP WINS BY A LANDSLIDE. You can bet your bottom dollar the democrats have their cheating plan in place! We need a RED LANDSLIDE OR WE LOSE OUR AMERICA

  • Riots may continue or get worse but we are getting tired of them and eventually, we will fight back. There’s a hell of a lot more of us than them!

  • Remember the rioting, in Washington, D.C., after Trump’s first Inauguration? That time, Obama was in charge of planning for any problems. This time, the D.C. National Guard will be there waiting for these idiots.

  • The silent majority will never “reveal” for the polls.

    I always pretend to be a Biden supporter when a taking a polling phone call. Not out of fear but as an intentional plan that helps my cause in so many ways.