As the November general election is right around the corner, just about everyone is playing out the varying possible outcomes and what they will mean for our country.
The Washington Post, partnering with the Transition Integrity Project, is doing the same. And what they have surmised is that anything but a landslide win for Biden will result in utter chaos and violence in the streets.
According to Georgetown University professor Rosa Brooks, who co-founded the Transition Integrity Project, “The Election will likely spark violence – and a constitutional crisis.”
The project’s “experts” have come up with four ‘most likely’ scenarios: “a narrow Biden win; a big Biden win, with a decisive lead in both the electoral college and the popular vote; a Trump win with an electoral college lead but a large popular-vote loss, as in 2016; and finally, a period of extended uncertainty as we saw in the 2000 election.”
Before I get any deeper into this, I have to ask: Does anyone else find it interesting that a landslide for Trump doesn’t fit anywhere into their calculations?
Yeah, I thought so. Anyway…
So what do these outcomes mean for the country, according to the project?
Well, as Brooks writes in an article for the Washington Post on Thursday, “A landslide for Joe Biden resulted in a relatively orderly transfer of power. Every other scenario we looked at involved street-level violence and political crisis.”
If I didn’t know any better, I’d say that the entire group was trying to produce a self-fulfilling prophecy, as well as a warning to America, should they vote for anyone other than Biden. Oh, wait. That’s precisely what they are doing.
How do I know this?
Well, let’s just take a look at who these so-called experts of the Transition Integrity Project are.
Naturally, for the war-games to work, the group needs to be equally split between Republicans and Democrats, as America is currently divided into about half politically.
For the Republicans, we have the likes of Bill Kristol, a conservative commentator, and former Republican National Committee chair Michael Steele. You might note that while they are technically in the same party Trump claims to be, neither of them are Trump fans. In fact, they have both been self-described as NeverTrumpers, and some of the most vocal ones at that.
Well, let’s see who the Democrats are; maybe they are a little closer to the center or at least not so anti-Trump.
Nope, no such luck, whatsoever. Enter former Hillary Clinton campaign chair John Podesta, former interim Democratic National Committee chair Donna Brazile, and Michigan’s former Governor Jennifer Granholm.
No wonder Trump was never given a landslide possibility. Even considering such is just about as foreign as it was to Hillary herself when it was announced that Trump won. They can’t even imagine it. And even if they could, they certainly won’t entertain that thought for much more than a mere second of terror.
However, the violence and chaos that will supposedly ensue, should Biden not win and by a lot, isn’t the only thing the group has predicted. Taking a cue from both Hillary and Biden, the Post article suggests that Trump will physically refuse to leave the White House, holing himself up in the storied halls and “ultimately escorted out by the Secret Service – but only after pardoning himself and his family and burning incriminating documents.”
Of course, we all know this is lunacy at its finest. Hillary, of all people, has no room to suggest Trump won’t accept the election’s results, should he lose. After all, she’s spent nearly every waking moment since November of 2016, claiming that Trump cheated her out of her job. And to ensure Trump wouldn’t make to a full term, she and her cohorts came up the whole Russiagate scam.
And now that that has failed, they are trying to scare the nation into voting how they want by threatening violence? Yeah, because that’s mature of them. What are we, 3-year-olds that scream and throw a fit when we don’t get our way?
Besides, who they want you to vote for is someone who doesn’t seem to mind the violence. In case they didn’t notice, there is already “street-level violence” throughout the country, and Biden has done next to nothing to stop it. If anything, he has incited it more.
Meanwhile, Trump is sending in federal agents by the truckload to calm the storm. And he’s making some serious headway too.
Go ahead and let them protest and be violent. Trump will show them it doesn’t pay to be childish and arrogant.