The Democrats versus . . . (Part One) (Dispatches from the Fly on the Wall)

Howie Carr: Joe Biden needs a nap

The concept for this two-sided piece is to display ‘con-propaganda,’ the negative responses to the celebration of one candidate or the other in the face of a Presidential election.  Here we discuss the opposition to the Democrats.  Next week, after the Republican convention, certainly a looked-forward to event for a political junkie and commentator such as myself, where missiles may launch and a civil war might erupt, we will see how the Democrats tries to scathe their remorseless opposition.  The social media quotes appear exactly as they were submitted to their site.  Names are changed not to protect, but to exemplify familiar online characters and personas.   As always, “Fuck those people–”

In the past I have compared Presidential elections to a boxing match, a championship fight.  I adore boxing in its rawness, the primordial focus, bent upon destroying another.  The election of 2020, that hateful year damned into history forever, is already a bloodbath.  These electoral events have been getting bloodier ever since 1860.  We can recall 1800 if we want, old friends Adams and Jefferson using ever sinister secret they knew to ruin the other, but let’s get to a more immediately dire moment in US history.

Here is a quote from David M. Potter’s masterful 1974 history The Impending Crisis: 1848-1864 (https://www.abebooks.com/servlet/SearchResults?isbn=&an=david%20potter&tn=impending%20crisis%201848-1861&n=100121503&cm_sp=mbc-_-ats-_-used), which won a posthumous Pulitzer Prize for history in 1974, back when such honors still mattered:

As politicians have understood better than historians, most voters are swayed less by reason than by emotion, by their group affiliations, by artificially generated excitement in which they can participate, and by the desire to be identified with power as personified in a man who projects a strong and appealing personality. Therefore, a successful campaign may totally omit attention to the most serious question of the day, but it must not omit group activities, excitement, a stereotype of victory, and an attractive image for the candidate.”*
*These remarks refer to the actions of the political movement in the south to secede from the nation before the election of 1860, their fear-mongering directed primarily at the poor who would suffer most from disunion.


I present the 44th President of the United States’ (45th if you choose to count Grover Cleveland twice) almost immediate response to Joe Biden’s passable delivery of an extremely well-written platform speech.


Trump says,

  • They are sending out 51,000,000 Ballots to people who haven’t even requested a Ballot. Many of those people don’t even exist. They are trying to STEAL this election. This should not be allowed!


Facebook, offering an attempt at a judicious response:

  • Visit the Voting Information Center for election resources and official updates.
Get Voting Information.
There is a website listed, Facebook’s own hired experts on a variety of things running the page, but I will not provide a link.  Facebook is getting enough advertising from this piece already.
This post, in less than two hours, achieved this:


Me, horrified by every last bit of it:

  • You need a more forceful warning, Facebook. People have already started aggressively labeling you censors, instead of the thoughtless algorithm you actually are, catching and removing potentially objectionable words and phrases.  I know that I have been willfully offensive in the past, and only a few times have I ever been snagged in the mildest form of censorship, punished, retrospectively for mostly valid reasons.  This has taught me how to avoid the language of theft.
  • But here you simply say, “Check it out–!” the rage of more than one biased partisan on any side ignoring a numerical study of blandness like the blank pages offered, in the end just another theory, no more relevant than the ridiculous claims the President is making above. There is a crushing, gleeful cynicism to his post, unlikely actually written by the President, just one of his sneering, nasty minions scribbling pretend outrage over whatever issue the opposition is currently riled up about.  I will go outright and call his words a lie.
  • But here’s a counterpoint, every bit as possible as whatever exciting conclusion Donald Trump offers to his fans.  After all, anyone can make up anything and call it gospel, then get some idiot to argue with, a style of victory, nevertheless.
  • The reputation of Facebook, most of the time already disgraceful, is now being slurred by the same radical partisans it once defended, angry now; their favorite toys being taken away.  “Here, look–!” you could have said (here: medium.com/@asphlex7, use me as an answer sometime . . .)  You could have said, “we know that this doesn’t correspond with facts, and that clearly it is some garbled whistle whose numbers, more than anything, everyone knows are absurd. 51,000,000 ballots? Is this a combined total of the ballots sent out with his face on it, as well as the ordinary, unsurprising up tick in people applying for them?  Is that the fifty-one million ballots?  Are they false ballots?  Is he claiming that this is the number of fake votes that will be tabulated the election? Since the world is so dire and probably more people will choose to vote (in 2016 over 138 million people voted, slightly more than half of the voting age population in the United States.  It was the largest numerical turnout in our history, although the percentage still hovers too chose to 50/50, closer to the bottom of presidential history.
  • Trump snorting meaningless nonsense reflects a last ditch effort, like a pro-wrestler wrangling one last betrayal, trying to crush the enemy and not caring if they are good or bad. That is Donald Trump–that is all that’s there for all of us. He doesn’t care about us. He doesn’t care about you, about our America. I doubt he much cares for himself, any longer, shouting like a bitter old man at his television set, suddenly given the superpower to influence the action broadcast across the screen. It’s a cartoon, a TV show, a mean-spirited chortler laughing when somebody else falls down. That is Donald Trump. This is all there is.
  • So Facebook–FACEBOOK!!!–please try a little harder. Don’t ignore the dire truth of the President inventing such a fairy tale, nor all the fairy tales from every side which come in response.  Offer the public opposing tabloids, because that is all we listen to anymore; heavily biased shim-sham about everything and anything, shouting lies for all to denounce, eventually growing tired of war and momentarily exhaling back into the center.
Other responses, trying to prove the truth of these claims:
  • People I know are receiving letters in mail from the Democrats offering to “assist” them in voting through mail. In addition to robo calls and emails. They are working this election HARD, people! We have to work HARDER!


  • My neighbor had a ballot sent to THEIR CAT!  How does this even happen?  The Devilcrats are trying to steal this election.  TRUMP2020!!!!!!!!


These sketchy comments, are too simple to possibly be true in such an aggressively conspiratorial world.  Each shrieks of both blind fear, a humble acknowledgment of the value of hard, silliness so toxically cynical that they believe the stupidest things are possible.  Did that person count their cat on the census?  Isn’t that a crime too?
It is almost charming, this innocence, only corrupted by a sad belief that problems are so easily solved.  What they are talking about are the cheap political advertising emails received by anyone who’s signed up for some partisan newsletter.  I get a lot of them, right and left, Republican versus Democrat.  Donald Trump’s campaign itself is the most active–way more active than the offers that names the stars on the other side asking for your money.  Here’s a few examples:

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He’s selling a hat.  Why only a hundred entries?  Do they refund or decline the payment from number 101?
They are beating us! they claim.  We need money!  We need your money!  Money money money!



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Again, laughable.  Are there any more options on the survey than his royal, titular name and his slurs against everybody else?  And why does he need our help writing his speech?  How does he have the time to review ALL RESPONSES in one day, you know, being President?  Is he looking to see what the crowd wants to hear?



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Wait . . . this looks familiar . . . does Donald Trump . . . do the Trumps . . . and the Democrats . . . do they hire the same advertising consultants?  Is this . . . are we expected . . . how . . .


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Scare tactics . . . bribes and scare tactics . . . we need your money now, or else!
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They all . . . –let’s get back to what people think of Donald Trump’s claims about 51,000,000 fake ballots:
A Choral Reaction:
  • exactly


There’s plenty more in varieties of the same meaning, as well as the predictable childishly cheap slurs against either sides’ stereotypes, calling one another idiots.  This is a verbatim back and forth breaking out over a terrifying suggestion of massive corruption; true or untrue, this should probably be taken a little more seriously by individuals.  The voices between them are indiscernible, yet the team they root for is painted different colors all over their faces:



  • l don’t understand why trumpers can’t see trump saying lies upfront. Are you that close minded yo u can see the person trump really is. I am so sorry for you trumpers. NOT


  • wrong! Trump has come thru on his promises, more so than any President! Also he does not lie like you say. Prez Trump has been more transparent than most Prez, esp the last one!


  • you’re really confused dear. I guess it’s hard to see truth through the smoke being blown up your ass 🤷
  • hahaha!! You’re ignorance is entertaining


The puerile nothingness of these exchanges, a discouragingly widespread dialogue, displays the same bipartisan blindness alluded to in David M. Potter’s quote from above.  It is a right versus right, my-god-is-better-than-your-god argument between people unable to listen to each other.  I did not say ‘unwilling.’  I said unable.  There is a massive trend where people’s minds are so shut off from outside of themselves that the sound of any changing wind forces them to shiver back inside more tightly, the woods dark and the stars out to get them.
Of course there are those who take things far too seriously, such radicals proving to be the sort of people truly fighting for all the change so many of us fear:
Believer in a Grand Conspiracy, one going back to the caves, seeing shadows creeping off the walls, organizing madness:
  • The democrats are trying to steal the election illegally. Not unlike what happened in traditionally republican districts in California that were turned by democrats in 2018, President Trump will probably be in the lead on election day, but . . .


Less sincere although every bit as intense.  This is one of the cynical masses, a fed up drone seeming to enjoy their belief that everything is irreparably broken.  They transform the world into movie good guys and bad guys, their theories abrupt, action-packed, and not particularly well-plotted:


  • Because killary’s popular vote had dead people voting, illegals voting, people crossing state lines, and anything else she could think up that was illegal!


I don’t know what to make of this statement.  It’s a ramble, a cheap cold call phone sales script, trailing off obliviously into whatever else somebody can think up.  Here, let me try:
and Hillary also chopped the hands off the dead people–and gorillas too!–and used them to vote twice, thousands–hundreds of thousands of times!  And she forced the children she was selling to get their pedophile buyers from China to vote, giving them ballots pulled right out of her ass, and I’ll just bet she fucked one or the other of those corpses with a big black strap on, and  . . .
And so we hear the theories, the frightening proclamations from the President on Facebook:
Our President, full of boasts, taunts, threats, whining, mean-spirited cruelty, while making a lot of shit up through exaggeration:
  • A “Favored Nations Clause” against Big Pharma, which I signed last week, means that the USA gets a price on Prescription Drugs that matches the price of the Country that pays the lowest price anywhere in the World. 50%, 60%, maybe 70% reduction. No other President would do this!
  • Despite biggest ever job gains and a V shaped recovery, Joe Biden said, “I would shut it down”, referring to our Country. He has no clue!


  • Representatives of the Post Office have repeatedly stated that they DO NOT NEED MONEY, and will not make changes. This is all another HOAX by the Democrats to give 25 Billion unneeded dollars for political purposes, without talking about the Universal Mail-In Ballot Scam that they are trying to pull off in violation of everything that our Country stands for. Vote NO to the Pelosi/ Schumer money wasting HOAX which is taking place now. Then fight the $51 million unasked for Ballots. Only ABSENTEE BALLOTS are acceptable!


This is a curious transference from 51,000,000 fake ballots to $51 million versus twenty-five billion.  But Donald Trump has always prioritized money over consequences.
  • In New Jersey they want you to certify that you asked for the Universal Mail-In Ballot that they sent you. But you never asked for it. Disaster in the wings!


Which is followed by Facebook’s same warning: to find the answers go to . . .
  • The deep state, or whoever, over at the FDA is making it very difficult for drug companies to get people in order to test the vaccines and therapeutics. Obviously, they are hoping to delay the answer until after November 3rd. Must focus on speed, and saving lives!


  • Why would Suburban Women vote for Biden and the Democrats when Democrat run cities are now rampant with crime (and they aren’t asking the Federal Government for help) which could easily spread to the suburbs, and they will reconstitute, on steroids, their low income suburbs plan!
He says, essentially, ‘while you are dying at home blackie is coming to rape you’ or, ‘guys, not only will they rob you, but steal your women because they all like . . .’ or this by implication.
  • Biden and the Democrats have greatly disrespected the Great State of Wisconsin by not even paying a small visit to Milwaukee, the designated site of the DNC. The State & City worked very hard to make sure things would be good. Not nice. Vote Trump Wisconsin!
  • The Democrats took the word GOD out of the Pledge of Allegiance at the Democrat National Convention. At first I thought they made a mistake, but it wasn’t. It was done on purpose. Remember Evangelical Christians, and ALL, this is where they are coming from-it’s done. Vote Nov 3!
These two remarks feature the same warnings from Facebook that maybe not all of this is true.  Having watched every minute of the four days of convention (with four more days to come of whatever violent action movie the Republicans decide to play, with the costume drama of the Democrats trying for substance having already taken the stage, to generally good reviews,) the second is absolutely untrue (while the first removes any context whatsoever).  Now clearly I exude a negative perception, but it must be admitted that several moments of the four nights were extremely effective.  God was mentioned A LOT throughout the whole thing.  Some of the Democrats are extremely religious people.  Some praise their God for everything, they kneel in humility (Trump doesn’t play that game, but expresses outrage at a specific target group with his comment, then rages that kneeling disrespects the flag).
  • Another bad night of Rioting in Portland, Oregon. A small number of Federal troops there to protect courthouse and other Federal property only (great job!). Wanting to be asked by City & State to STOP THE RIOTS. Would bring in National Guard, end problem immediately. ASK!



Ha ha ha, hoo . . . hoooooooooo . . . oh, I’ve been laughing too much.  The things the president adds are ugly, increasingly ugly, and the indifference he exudes is far more troubling than the menial harshness of his allegations.  Those things seem almost irrelevant, the president trying to sell actions to his crowd–‘What do I say, who do I attack in my speech?’ he wants to know.  ‘Do you want me to send soldiers into liberal cities and stop it, you know, ‘by any means necessary?  Just ask and I’ll start a body count!’  And I can hear him laughing and laughing and laughing and laughing . . . I can see his excitable greed–this is gonna be fun!–and he punches a few people in the face in a tweet, and then backs off when they slap back, pointing his finger and claiming ‘They started it!’  This is not counter-punching.  This is called being a whiny pussy.

But how does the public reply to such sentiments?
Single issue faux-liberal, taking every off-target claim to all be about what a creep they believe Trump to be:
  • but all of the above descibes trump guess you trumpers can’t see the truth. Why does it not disturb you hearing what he likes to do to women.


After a traditional “Love it or leave it!” styled lack of imagination,

Smug, condescending pretend activist, resembling what no doubt they were in 2016, shrill, and confident Trump will lose.
  • I don’t need to leave you trumpers are going to cry when he loses. I am proud to be an American and I don’t care for trump be the president.
Of course, more similarities right and left abound:
  • I can’t wait to watch all you lib-tards cry again when Gropey Joe loses!  MAGA2020!!!
One needn’t even bother considering which comment, or question being asked, the next replies are responding to.  You can find them on any political sports page.  It might be anger over a bland article about some Democrat or Republican, about a vague moment of courage, or a stupid misspoken mistake, or even something scary from a gruff, partisan rant.  It is this partisanship which interests me the most, that lonely blindness in the face of an indifferent earth, rotating with and without humanity digging on it.  It is the cheap biases that lead to fifth grade bullying taunts gone flat, the tantruming, foot-stomping frustration, reeking of desperation from someone who once mattered losing their cool.  Let’s just say the following statements are in response to a piece about Nancy Pelosi criticizing some (any) random suggested Republican policy:
Everything they say is a lie so therefore every claim they have ever made against Trump is merely an admission of their own guilt and I can take any allegation they’ve made against him and throw it right back at them not because I believe it or disregard the possibility that Trump is actually guilty, but because morality has become so confusing that I want my guy to be better than they are are being a criminal:
  • I can’t believe the dishonesty of the Democrats specially this woman! The Audacity of their Lies is unbelievable! They keep on pushing the Mail by vote which I know and most of honest people know could lead to fraud, specially their support of Illegals, there is a chance of cheating on Democrats lead cities! It is so obvious that they are pushing this, and still they are accusing President Trump of cheating, when President Trump wants you to show a valid ID that your citizen of this country, and we all know that the Democrats don’t want this! So are we that stupid to believe that President Trump will be the one cheating? So sad how they twists everything and they have an accomplish on this All The Fake News Media! Sickening, Pathetic and Dangerous! So help me God! Please help the American people, that the Good and the Truth will prevail! God Bless America!❤️❤️❤️


The most curious thing here, to me, is not only the chanting mantras fresh out of the Trump advertising agency, those “fake news,” and “fake IDs,” the the overall dishonesty of those rejecting the boss, and something about their version of “God,” (surely in no way resembling whatever floating Trump-faced spirit the man himself sees in the sky).  There is also a profound ignorance of their own hypocrisy.  This is one of those people who became radically pro-Electoral College when Trump squeaked past Hillary Clinton by having enough states favoring him, regardless of the numbers.  There is no doubt if Trump loses the electoral vote he and then his followers will call it invalid and demand a new election based only on the popular vote (something Democrats have been demanding feverishly since 2000).  Here they somehow believe that adding more votes to a “Democrat led city” will somehow change the foreordained result.  It’s a “Democrat led city.”  Of course they will win such a place.
So yes, yes, I say that this person is “that stupid” to believe that President Trump will not be cheating.  If they somehow believe that it is the Democrats alone expressing an “Audacity of . . . Lies,” and that their “God” can “help the American people,” and “that the Good and the Truth will prevail!” then there is no awareness in this person, merely a seething, mindless hive mentality, refusing to hear what does not align with their view of the world.  I suppose that is why they can only see lies and corruption, believing nothing positive about anything.  They see enemies everywhere, taking a page out of their tattered bible and begging some entity to intervene.  (by the way, is it intention, that “Audacity of Lies” jibe, transposing Obama’s reference to hope?  Of course it is.  Of course.  I wonder if they are even aware they are doing this.)
Arrogant, bathed in a world view of absolutism based solely on the handful of people they know who agree:
  • It’s times to speed up our campaign in favor of the most Popular president ever in the White House.
Trying to evoke moderation and taking a backdoor slam at the same presumed philosophy articulated as the enemy above.  A moment of conversion, a revival of an otherwise static belief in their disgust of recent times, coming to Jesus in revelation:
  • We all have to look closer at the people we vote for. I never knew democrats were socialist but then we all learn something new everyday. Trump 2020. Lord help every see how good his been for this country. He is fighting for our freedom. Even though he’s been bombarded by the news and democrats in congress.
Gonna throw the same bullshit back in your face and prove that you’re the one who is wrong:
  • When Obama took the office; he’s the one that divided our country and broke it. It was not broken when he was elected. I just can’t understand why anyone would vote for Obama and then turn around and vote that idiot in for the second term.


Apparently George W. Bush took some mild aim at a Trump-backed candidate for whatever office, or maybe at Trump himself, mostly smiling and shaking his head at QAnon or some other wildly implausible grand conspiracy that raves on street corners preaching the end of the world, and who now bay their truth in the halls of Congress too.
Breaking the last straw, moving on to the new political party, still called ‘Republicans,’ but really an entirely different face, preaching apocalypse if they do not get their way:
  • I loved President Bush but no. Not anymore. I am sad to say .It was great George, but not anymore. You wont see this message, but I dont really care. Happy good life in Texas…by


Such a comment has no real place defending Trump.  It doesn’t defend him, or even support anything.  There is no offer of something different, something which politics was invented to suggest a better way.  There is a painful, bleak anarchy in such a statement, but not the kind wishing to tear the whole world down and find a new way of living;  It is simply sour disillusion.  A belief in nothing.  It reads like the preface of an ideological suicide note.


  • “It is so much easier to hate your enemy than to find a compromise with a like-minded coalition of your brothers.  But people are lazy.  Hating someone makes them feel powerful, it makes them right every time because they know who their enemy is.  The enemy is (the Democrats), who hate the very idea of the union, and want to strip us of our rights.  They are the party of tyranny and their hatred knows no bounds.”
Wait, this one is misplaced.  I’m sorry.  This comes from a South Carolina congressman in 1860 telling the his peers in Congress that his state was leaving the union.  The parenthetical, I am sorry, should be “the Republicans,” because the right-wing Democrats of those days renounced the leftist Republicans, daring to make a claim against Southern slavery.  The man who said the above also said, in his memoir of 1876, “Those who chose to leave the union were ignorant of the treasonous folly they engaged in.  Every last one of them deserves the rope, hanged like every traitor to a good and just cause.”
Modern times seem to have far less eloquence in asserting the same thing:
A combination of people threatening to secede from the Union if they do not get their way:
  • 99.9 % of the country should suffer because Gropin’ Joe wants to be POTUS? I don’t think so . . . Biden is a crook, looking to open the door for the Demoncrats to destroy America forever! . . . He’s a socialist and a dictator wannabe! . . . Biden lies and people die! . . . I hope all Democrats get the China virus and die! . . . If Biden gets into office you better hold your guns tight, because those BLM rioters are gonna tear this nation apart! . . . I can’t wait for one of those black lives matter punks to try to break in my house.  I got an M-16 with their names on it . . . MAGA!!
Have you ever wondered if any of these comments are real, coming from real people who believe what they’re saying?  I’m sure plenty of them are, but that Tik-Tok trick really hurt the Trump Campaign (laughingstock, and all that).  Could a similar method be taken in response?  Will there be an “October Surprise,” of some rushed cure for Covid-19 to make fence-sitters think Trump is looking out for them?  Will it work?  How many people will die from it?  Will it be before or after the election?  What do the doctors think about it?  Is Putin’s ‘cure’ the model Trump is going to use, through his slavish devotees within the press who will help him claim victory?  Does he still expect an Nobel Peace Prize, regardless of the fact that every word out of his mouth creates unrest?  Are there any answers to these questions?
Coming up next, the Democratic reaction to Trump’s likely wild, violent action movie of a convention . . .


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