Probably not. Even if Biden ends up winning, the closeness of the race is still an embarrassment for the media-polling complex. The Nate Silvers and Matt Drudges had told us that Biden enjoyed a 90 percent chance of winning. Once again, these biased soothsayers have shown themselves to be unreliable.
The hidden Trump vote would appear to have thrown off the polls again — a phenomenon that illuminates the inhibited political ethos a punishing media has fostered in this country, where a significant swath of America quite understandably conceals its real views until it enters the privacy of the polling booth. The hidden Trump vote is a rebuke to the ruling class and its ambitions to control the minds of Americans through skewed and hectoring propaganda.
Pollster Frank Luntz has said that his industry will collapse if Biden loses. No doubt many members of it are trembling over the prospect. Again, a squeaker for Biden, should it happen, doesn’t exonerate them. As things stand at the moment, the betting odds and forecasts are rapidly changing and bear no resemblance to the polling industry’s pre-election picture.
Nor has the predicted demise of the Republican Senate come to pass. Whatever happens, this election can’t be characterized as the Blue Wave the elite had spent weeks expecting. Ironically, a Red Wave, with Hispanic voters riding it, crashed over the Democrats in Florida. That would suggest at least in one major state that the toxic identity politics of the Dems has backfired. How ironic it would be if the president, whom the Democrats have called a racist and xenophobe day in and day out for four years, should end up winning thanks to increased support from minorities unimpressed by that demagoguery. It would be an upending that Biden richly deserves. He has been utterly shameless in his race-based lying about the president, talking about saving the “soul of America” while engaged in the most cynical form of racial arson.
It also appears that the Democrats have paid some price for running so far to the left. Kamala Harris, the most liberal member of the Senate, has been a dead weight on the ticket. It would be wonderful if she ends up costing Biden parts of the Rust Belt. After having spent decades pretending to be a moderate, Biden formed a Faustian bargain with the far Left and adopted many of its radical positions. He could have moved to the middle by selecting a less extreme running mate. Instead, he threw his lot in with Bernie, Kamala, and AOC. Should he lose Pennsylvania and Michigan, it will be due to his fantasizing about a world without fossil fuels.
The closeness of the race is a tribute to Trump’s hustling finish while Biden played it safe. As Trump raced across the country and campaigned before tens of thousands, Biden restricted himself to pitiful half-events before honking cars. Biden had all the advantages, starting with a press determined to protect him at all costs. If he manages to back into the presidency, it will be due in no small part to America’s monstrously manipulative media and Big Tech tyranny, which has treated every moment of Trump’s presidency as a national emergency. Even in the early hours of Wednesday, this behemoth was still at it; Twitter’s Orwellian monitors outrageously censored one of Trump’s tweets. Biden, if he wins, will have been carried into the White House not by the people but by a press that operated for four years as a shameless opposition party to the president. It wasn’t a fair fight, and yet Trump could still win it.
George Neumayr is author of The Biden Deception.
Hatred of Trump Vs. Hatred of the Left
One way in which today's presidential election can be summarized is this: It is a contest between those who hate Donald Trump and those who hate the left (as I always point out, I am referring to the left, not to liberals or liberalism).
This is so accurate an assessment I suspect even most Democrats would agree with it.
They know they hate President Donald Trump. And they know conservatives (and a few courageous liberals) hate the left.
When you put it this way, it shows how superficial the anti-Trump electoral argument is. We who are not on the left base our opposition to the Democratic Party on ideas, values and our love for America, not on antipathy toward an individual. And let me assure Democrats: Most Republicans had just as much contempt for former President Barack Obama and have as much contempt for Joe Biden as Democrats have for Donald Trump. But we don't obsess over personalities; we obsess over America.
Leftists -- and the naive liberals who do not recognize the left as the mortal enemy of liberalism -- are obsessed with the president's persona. In their endlessly repeated, hate-filled descriptions of him, he is the apotheosis of evil: a dictator, narcissist, misogynist, racist, xenophobe, anti-Semite and white supremacist. He is morally and financially corrupt. He is mentally incompetent. He's unrefined. He uses the presidency solely in order to enrich himself. His reelection will mean the end of American democracy. He has told more than 22,000 lies. He loves dictators and has contempt for America's allies. His 2016 campaign colluded with Russia to undermine and "steal" the presidential election. He said there are "very fine" Nazis. To top it all off, he is responsible for more than 200,000 American deaths due to COVID-19.
And that's just a partial list.
Virtually every charge is either wildly exaggerated or outright false. For instance, regarding Trump's alleged responsibility for the American deaths due to COVID-19: Do these people hold the leaders of Belgium, Spain, Brazil, Bolivia, Chile and Ecuador -- all of whom have a higher rate of death from COVID-19 than America -- responsible for all of their respective countries' deaths?
Do these people hold any other leaders in the world responsible for the COVID-19 deaths in their countries?
Do these people hold New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo responsible for the deaths in New York, the state that has had by far the highest death rate in America?
If one cared about truth, one would hold Cuomo far more responsible for New York City's virus deaths than Trump for America's virus deaths. But what is truth compared to hatred of Trump?
To those who hate Trump because they regard him as such a defective human being, there is nothing good he can do.
A particularly pathologic example is American Jewry, which is expected to vote 3 to 1 for Joe Biden. Presidential candidates since Bill Clinton have vowed to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital, which would entail moving our embassy there. Israel was the only country in the world in which the United States had its embassy in a city other than the capital. Only Donald Trump kept his promise by actually moving the embassy. And he did so despite the dire warnings of "experts" -- a group that is frequently wrong on almost every issue -- that the Arab and Muslim worlds would erupt in violence. The opposite happened: His policies have led to peace between Israel and three Arab countries, with more likely to follow unless Biden and the Democratic appeasers of Iran and the Palestinians come to power.
But peace between Israel and Arab countries, moving the American embassy to Jerusalem, and the fact that Trump has a Jewish daughter, Jewish son-in-law and Jewish grandchildren all mean nothing to most American Jews, for whom The New York Times means far more than the Torah. (The proof, if needed, is that the Jews who believe in the Torah will vote overwhelmingly for Trump.) Meanwhile, 70% of Israel's Jews support Trump.
In addition, Trump did more for black America than any president since Abraham Lincoln -- but, of course, that's only true if you think the lowest black unemployment rate ever recorded, prison reform, opportunity zones, support for school choice and second chances for those convicted of crimes matter. But none of this matters to Trump haters. Their only concern for blacks is that blacks be as angry at America as possible. Angry blacks are Democratic voters. Blacks grateful to be Americans are Republican voters.
Which brings me to the competing hatred: hatred of the left.
Those who hate the left do so not because of dislike for any individual but because everything the left touches it ruins. As I have written about this at length, I will only list examples:
Art, music, architecture.
Mainstream Christianity and Judaism.
Marriage and family.
Happiness -- especially among women.
Freedom of speech -- for the first time in American history.
Law and order.
Nothing in life is left unscathed.
In a nutshell, liberals build; conservatives build; leftists destroy.
And the Democratic Party is now the party of the left.
So, while the Democrats and their media focus on Donald Trump, the rest of us focus on the left and the list above.
That strikes me as the more moral concern. Between Donald Trump's narcissism and the left's assault on liberty; left-wing elected officials standing by as leftists smash windows and burn cities; and the left's rewrite of American history to ensure that our children have contempt for America, a vote for Trump should be an easy call to make for anyone who loves this country.