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Don’t let Operation Demoralize win the midterms, vote

Don’t let Operation Demoralize win the midterms, vote

Get your friends and relatives to vote. Don’t be gaslighted.

It’s hard not to feel that in the run up to every national election the mainstream media and ‘progressive’ cultural infrastructure gaslight us into believing Democrats are destined to win.

Gaslighting is a term I never used to use much before, but it fits;

Gaslighting is a form of psychological manipulation that seeks to sow seeds of doubt in a targeted individual or in members of a targeted group, making them question their own memory, perception, and sanity. Using persistent denial, misdirection, contradiction, and lying, it attempts to destabilize the victim and delegitimize the victim’s belief.

Instead of gaslighting, I’ve used the phrase “Operation Demoralize” to describe the mind games played to keep us home. Here is what I wrote in 2012, Operation Demoralize is working just as planned:

It’s November 7.  Barack Obama has won.  The Republican presidential strategy has failed.  The media is jubilant.  The right-blogosphere is going through a serious introspection.  The left-blogosphere is dancing on our graves and shoving it down our throats.  Four years of fighting the Obama agenda was for nothing.

Oh, I’m sorry.  Let me correct that.  It’s September 9, not November 7.  The rest of the paragraph above can remain as originally written.

Operation Demoralize is working just as planned.

At 7 p.m. on November 7, 2016, election eve, I wrote again about the tactic, Operation Demoralize Is in Full Swing:

This race is too close to call.

A shift in any state could change the outcome. The Real Clear Politics No-Toss Ups map (Featured Image) has Hillary winning by a few electoral points.

She could win by a few, lose by a few, or win by a lot. It’s that volatile.

Overall, she’s up about 3% in national polls. You can’t ignore that. I’d rather be up 3 than down 3 any day….

But to to read the headlines, it’s over. Trump is done. Turn out the lights, write the obituaries, the election is history.

This is the same tactic always used….

I think Hillary is the favorite going into Election Day because the electoral map favors Democrats. But don’t think that the premature celebrations are honest or legitimate – they are just narratives intended to demoralize Trump voters.

At 7 a.m., the morning of Election Day 2016, I had a tongue in cheek post, Election Day 2016 Morning – Awaiting Hillary Clinton’s Historic Victory,, I went through the seemingly definitive media pronouncements that Hillary would win, including this video:

And these forecasts from Nate Silver and the NY Times, respectively:

I cautioned at the end of the post:

But the day was young. And he who laughs last, laughs best.

I don’t think I actually expected to laugh last, but oh boy:

The prognosticators about the 2018 midterms are in almost precisely the same place — almost to the percentage point — as to the House that they were the day before the 2016 election as to the presidential election.

If you needed a reminder, this is what they think of you:

I don’t know what the result will be in the midterms tomorrow.

But please, get out and vote. Get your friends and relatives to vote. Don’t be gaslighted. Don’t let Operation Demoralize win.


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So much for encouraging family. They are all progressives. Luckily, they live in progressive states, so their votes will not affect the outcome of this election cycle. Our conservative friends will all vote tomorrow supporting out freedoms.

I went to the liquor store in search of libations for the Cowboys game. The store owner said he had voted earlier in the week and suggested the polling location had been moved. So on my way home, I stopped at my usual polling location, the church a half block from my home.
It was late and dark, and the only sign of life was a big truck with a huge Dan Crenshaw sign in the back. I stopped and made sure this was still the right voting location for the morning. The elderly man and I got to talking and I told him I was very excited to have Mr. Crenshaw as my new Congressman. He gave me a ‘Semper Phi’ and a salute. I told him I wished I had earned the honor to return his solute. Instead, I offered to help him set up his sign and tarp where he would be hanging out overnight. Turns out he wasn’t a local. He was just a huge Crenshaw supporter. He wouldn’t consider the offer to stay at my place two hundred yards away.
So we got him set up and I told him I would bring breakfast in the morning before I voted. He’s what this whole process is really about. I hope nobody at this site would think about staying home and letting this man down.

The “America” islands in blue are either misspelled and should be Amerika or the USSA.

Jordon Peterson, discusses a size limitation on states at which they fragment. His example is the Tower of Babel. I’ll stand by the Biblical story but size does matter if there is lack of a unified border, language and culture. The larger the state.. the glue is either a common shared identity and values or forced conformance. I’ll want the former and must vote to prevent the later.

For reference:

DieJustAsHappy | November 5, 2018 at 10:01 pm

If the outcome tomorrow is less than desirable, I will be disappointed but not demoralized. Among of the reasons I won’t is that I know President Trump will continue to wage the battle to the best of his ability. He will not be deterred.

So, while I personally might like to see an ebbing of the vitriol, the lies, and the threats to the future of the nation, I’ll be prepared, if need be, to re-group and wage on, by the grace of the Almighty.

Just delivered 5 straight red ballots here in Colorado. And just got an email from church encouraging everyone to get their ballots in. No recommendations – just a plea that the future of our country depends on it. We’re a bunch of those deplorable, evangelical fanatics so there was no need to be specific. No Senate race, our GOP Congress critter is a shoo in. The govenor’s race doesn’t look good, but the GOP is getting a lot of votes from my neck of the woods.

The outcome cannot be predicted. Most people have unlisted cell phones. Thus all surveys are no longer random samples of the voters. That technical methodology problem has not been solved. Surveys may be ignored until the problem is solved.

    DieJustAsHappy in reply to David Behar. | November 6, 2018 at 8:21 am

    You raise a very interesting point, one heretofore not considered by me. It makes senses that if pollsters are working with much smaller, available markets the results would be less reliable.

Oh I am going to enjoy tomorrow. Here is why…

Size of the Trump rallies
Size of the Trump rallies
Size of the Trump rallies.

How many of you voting a straight red ticket tomorrow would have been willing to get up in the wee hours to wait in the cold for HOURS to see Trump. Let’s be honest most of you reading would have opted to watch it on TV, if at all.

It is hard to motivate people to get out and show support. REALLY HARD..

How many people showed up to see Obama recently?

We aren’t even touching those people unwilling to admit they are voting against Democrat craziness.

Oh, sure, I know that races are local. And I get safe districts. And I AM worried about the fraud. But given the size of the Trump rallies, I predict at the very least, we hold the Senate and the House.

    DINORightMarie in reply to elle. | November 6, 2018 at 12:02 am

    Hoping and praying you’re right, and I will do my part to make it happen here in my little neck of the woods (in VA)!!

      DieJustAsHappy in reply to DINORightMarie. | November 6, 2018 at 8:27 am

      In my little neck of the woods, I’m curious as to what the turnout will be. As I recall, in 2016, by midday the tally was in the 60’s. (And, this was a good turnout as it’s a very rural area.) I’ve seen very few political signs.

l spent 20 years in the Navy.

I’ve been battling against Operation Demoralize my entire adult life.

By the way, ladies, if you’re looking to hook up a sister whose been in a few failed relationships and maybe has four children with three dads with a guy who can’t be demoralized I’m available.

Just kidding. Four kids, three dads? Are you kidding me?

That isn’t just an AA meeting. That’s the “relationship” you have after spending tow weeks drunk in Tijuana.

Which, by the way, I’ve never been that drunk. Nobody could afford to be that drunk.


Ask me about Airman Favorite.

And Ham hocks.

Blue wave? Red wave? I think it will be more like a rip tide – a quiet rising of patriots whose vote will sweep away those who would destroy our home and way of life.

A true story – years ago I was sued. The night before the court date, it snowed all night long. I wouldn’t have known before morning but for remembering I needed cash to park in downtown Seattle and going out to use the ATM. Uh-oh! Snow! When I returned home the Lord prompted me to read Job chapter 38. Vs. 22-23 wowed me:

“Have you entered the storehouses of the snow, or have you seen the storehouses of the hail, which I have reserved for the time of trouble, for the day of battle and war?” (Job 38:22-23)

The next morning I made it to the court on-time with my attorney. But the snow prevented my accuser and their attorney from getting there. The judge found for me by default.

So tomorrow – election day – I pray that the Creator brings snow, hail, or whatever else He desires to frustrate the plans of the wicked.

Pace yourselves, we may not know the final tally until Wednesday.

Or Thursday.

My progressive brother and his progressive wife moved to FL, so we negated their votes, but the upside is that our kids and their spouses gave us a 6-2 lead! (allow us to add their in laws and it goes to 10-2). Thanks for the encouragement Professor Jacobson, from a former Rhode Islander as well.

Ohio Historian | November 6, 2018 at 8:12 am

Great walk down “memory lane”.

I love the map that shows America in blue and the red-labeled area as a typical leftist word. I like it since it shows MI as a blue state. The progressives assumed that they had a “blue wall”; it cracked good, didn’t it, lieberals?

When you take that small a fraction of Electoral Votes and call it “America”, you are talking about a minority country view.

“Overall, she’s up about 3% in national polls. You can’t ignore that. I’d rather be up 3 than down 3 any day….”

Thankfully,the Harpy Hag is still Not the President.

Nate Silver says it is a 93 % chance that Bill is still bicking dimbos.

Elsewhere, overwhelmed by eco-Marxist minority coalition Left wing globocentric governments, aided and abetted by institutional education, bureaucrats and MSM, whose mantra of regulation and taxation is only surpassed by a pecksniffian adherence to the Rainbow Cult with its identity politics, cultural Marxism and political correctness, it is a Godless nightmare with little on the horizon that offers the prospect of concrete change for the better.
Down-under, in New Zealand and Australia, the midterms are also our focus of hope that POTUS DJT and the GOP continue to unwind the throttling tentacles installed by Hussein and his cronies. MAGA; lead the World to greater freedom and prosperity.