All You Need To Know #17

The 2020 US Presidential Election

As we blaze into our 17th week of doing this, I’d like to talk about waterfalls versus lakes. When you stand right at the bottom of a waterfall, you don’t just get drenched. You also get overwhelmed. On the other hand, if you just go downstream a ways, the water is calmer. You can still get wet, but the envrionment is completely different. And that’s how media works.

Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s Seat

The Republicans could afford to lose three votes, and this week we learned they’d only lose two when Mitt Romney signalled his support. The fight is over, and Trump is going to get his Supreme Court pick through. The court is going to go to 6–3 in favour of conservatives.

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A Stolen Election

The view from the waterfall is pretty scary. All election season, heaps of thinkpieces have been written about what happens if Trump refuses to concede. They’re scary stuff, and no matter how optimistic or pessimstic you are, I think every living person knows Trump is incapable of admitting defeat. We all know he is going to call it a rigged election until his dying breath, and that his supporters will carry the message for generations. We know this.

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