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Desperate Democrats Go All-In On Anti-Trump Post Office Hoax

Desperate Democrats Go All-In On Anti-Trump Post Office Hoax

“Trump messing with the Postal Service is more impeachable than the Ukraine thing.”

On Saturday, I wrote about the Hollyweird Post Office freak out about the USPS replacing some mailboxes in Oregon.  The conspiracy theory apparently goes that President Trump is trying to “steal” the election by removing—and then replacing—mailboxes in Oregon.  Or something.

Democrats, including presumed Democrat nominee for president Joe Biden, jumped on this bizarro bandwagon with both feet.

This despite the fact that the USPS is always replacing, moving, and eliminating mailboxes across the country.

We even have well-known economic and government expert Taylor Swift weighing in:

She apparently moonlights as some sort of entertainer.

On a more serious note, Democrats are doing what they always do: attempting to undermine and villainize President Trump in the hope of defeating him, by any means necessary, in November.

To that end, they are spinning a lot of things, including false Hollyweird conspiracy theories, to get their small, clueless but vocal base ginned up.  They have to do this because, oddly, their own voters don’t appear to be very enthusiastic about the Democrats’ presumptive nominee.

Nancy Pelosi has been holding up Wuhan Coronavirus relief, in part, to get more money for the USPS for universal mail-in voting, a goal Democrats have long held and look close to achieving.  One of the tactics they are using is a tried and true Democrat approach to government funding: they are calling a lack of increase in a given budget—this time the USPS budget—”defunding.”

Not giving more money to something is always “defunding” to Democrats, and in this case, the USPS is already funded for this year, so it’s particularly insulting to their base in that Democrats assume, apparently correctly, that their base is too stupid to understand basic economics, budgets, and how government actually works.

From Red State:

The latest hoax being pushed is that President Donald Trump is now somehow trying to sabotage the US Postal Service because he’s trying to steal the election.

Now in classic projection, what’s actually happening here is that the Democrats have been holding up virus relief for Americans trying to get more money for the USPS and universal mail-in voting, a nightmare in the making for the security of the election and guaranteeing that people’s vote will be counted.

But the “spin” on that is that Trump wants to “defund” the post office to prevent votes from getting to the election board. This is nonsense as they already obviously have their funding for the year already, it isn’t even logical. But that isn’t preventing Democrats from falling for this and resulting in some truly nutty tweets from evidence of the “conspiracy.”

Democrats are taking the anti-Trump hysteria they’ve nurtured in their base and this lie about “defunding” the Post Office and they are wrapping it up in shiny shiny paper with a pretty pretty ribbon and claiming that President Trump is “defunding” the USPS in an effort to “steal” the election.  It’s beyond ludicrous.

Pelosi and Chuck Schumer know it’s ludicrous, yet they have to pander to their TDS-addled base.

Schumer is particularly amusing in his, perhaps unintentional, acknowledgement this is all insane.

Ah, yes, because we always respond to actual threats to our constitutional republic with attempts at wit.

But their base is embarrassingly uninformed about anything beyond critical race theory and whatever they read on Twitter or see on CNN/MSNBC, so they are buying this lunacy hook, line, and sinker.  It’s actually kind of sad, but there it is.

Postmaster DeJoy is the latest target for Pelosi and Schumer because they are counting on their shallow, incurious base not bothering to find out what is actually going on and learning that it’s been going on for years prior to either DeJoy or Trump.

Vice does have the good sense to note that the plan to reorganize and rightsize the sorting machines is dated May 15, a month before DeJoy took office and less than a week after the Board of Governors announced his selection. Not only that, but the document shows that earlier deadlines were missed and gives extended deadlines, which implies that this plan had already been around for quite some time.

. . . .  The necessity and prior existence of this plan is further enforced by the Inspector General’s September 2019 report on processing network optimization. The report describes how USPS has been trying, and failing, to consolidate processing and rightsize infrastructure in order to reduce costs. In fact, the issue has been researched since as early as 2012 by the Government Accountability Office, and the volume of mail has only declined further since then.

This action also aligns with the five-year strategic plan that was published before DeJoy was even selected: “Continuously optimize location of network processing operations and equipment as mail volumes decline and parcel volumes increase.”

The Post Office has long been in distress, and it’s also almost entirely self-funded (and has been since 1971).  It has also temporarily paused its long-standing plans to remove, replace, and / or relocate mailboxes due to this incredible, truly crazy conspiracy theory.  Read the whole thing.

I often wonder why, if President Trump is the lawless awful walking epitome of lawless awfulness they claim, Democrats have to spin and lie so hard?  We were treated to years of lies about Russia, to months of lies about what even they now dismissively refer to as “the Ukraine thing,” to years of blah blah blah, but there is never a there there.  Never.  Including this time with the USPS conspiracy theory.

Democrats wasted tens of millions of taxpayer dollars pursuing big bags of nothing, and got nowhere because there was nothing there.  They seem intent on doing it again, however, should President Trump be reelected.

Already talking impeachment?  Do I sense a bit of panic?  Since they don’t have time to pursue impeachment before November, maybe they know he can, even fear he will, be reelected?

Why else would they keep drumming up crazy, groundless “charges” against someone they claim oozes lawlessness from every pore but can’t seem to find one single real charge to bring to all of the American people?

Where are the real charges, the real claims, the real evidence?  Oh, right, there aren’t any, so we will be treated to months of more unfounded hysteria that is really only designed to keep their mindless already Trump-hating base mindlessly hating Trump.  They are counting on that to make up for their uninspiring presidential ticket.

Americans not among their base, however, are already exhausted by Democrat wasteful, vindictive, feckless mismanagement and malfeasance.  Tossing another nothing burger on the grill won’t help them.


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Sadly, I have an in-law who’s already bought into this.

I’m doing my best to keep my brother Snake, his wife Cherry, and their voting-age daughter Peach from falling for it too.

More impeachable than the Ukraine “thing”? NOW it’s serious!

Just like Trump is Worse Than Hitler (TM).

    CorkyAgain in reply to Another Ed. | August 16, 2020 at 7:56 pm

    Many people have interpreted it as recalling that time when you were a teenager and you tried to sneak back into the house at 2am after being out partying with your friends. Your Mom and Dad were waiting for you and confronted you with these “We’re so disappointed in you” looks.

    (Of course, as everyone knows, “Mom” herself was halfway through a bottle of scotch.)

Several key points:
– In the late 80’s early 90’s, the average postman spent ~50% of their time sorting mail
– the automation occurring changed this significantly
– the technology is sophisticated
– there are only a few in the business building the machines (you do not go to a big box store to buy one….)
– the lead time on the machines are real
– as my brother pointed out this weekend, “give the USPS 20 billion, how long will it take them to spend it?”
– government spending rules apply
– we enter a new fiscal year in a couple of weeks
– the problem is decades old
– unions
– what does Schumer and Pelosi plan to do to change any of this?

    randian in reply to rabid wombat. | August 17, 2020 at 6:36 am

    The USPS is one of the few organizations in the history of the world to have spent billions on automation yet saved not a single dollar in operating costs.

This is so hard to stomach. The stupid is strong.

How are mail-in votes certified? Have mail-in votes always been counted by the USPS?

The Democrats had two primaries (at least) this year where the vote counting was a disaster. Have they even certified the Iowa caucaus yet?

And every single time there is a recount and Democrats charge fraud, it is in a district supervised by the Democrats.

We need Congress to establish standards for certifying that the voting process is timely and accurate. Counting mail-in ballots in pre-election day voting and then allowing maybe two months to “finish” counting the “late” votes (mostly due to harvesting), is categorically unacceptable.

There is no reason why almost everyone should be required to show up to vote in a secure AND SAFE place on election day. Then it should be required that the counting is finished within 3? 4? hours after the voting deadline. We used to get this done when counting was done BY HAND!

It like the old saying goes, if you really want to f@%k things up, you need Phds and computers.

    Milhouse in reply to Pasadena Phil. | August 16, 2020 at 10:52 pm

    How are mail-in votes certified?

    What do you mean by “certified”?

    Have mail-in votes always been counted by the USPS?

    Huh? Votes are never counted by the USPS! And nobody is suggesting such a thing. I have no idea what you mean by these two questions, so I can’t even attempt to answer them.

I have a sheet of Nixon stamps somewhere that I should start using.

I saw this coming as soon as the 2nd story about the USPS came out, Leftists start a meme and soon it’s a deluge. They still haven’t got to my prediction that the USPS will need more time so how about a vote month, but they will I still think.

And now Nancy is going to drag the House back into session on Saturday to pass a bill that wouldn’t allow USPS to change anything that was already in place at the beginning of this year. Of course, Schumer will be all over the place demanding McConnell reconvene the Senate once the House passes it.

The House has been out of session for several weeks now, and didn’t have any votes scheduled until September 14.

Taxpayers’ money is going to be wasted for a political stunt.

so they are buying this lunacy hook, line, and sinker.

Which means the D’rats will have to make it even sillier if they plan to paint all fraud involving vote-by-mail as a laughing-stock. These silly theories won’t do that job if anybody believes them. But that’s a tall order, as apparently some Dem voters will believe absolutely anything.

The D’rats need general disbelief in mail fraud to provide cover for what they hope to get away with in November.

By mid-week I expect assurance that aliens are involved, and Orange Man Bad is “colluding” with Martians or Frost-Giants or some such lunacy. At some point even the Dem base has to realize it’s all ridiculous, and by inductive logic talk themselves into thinking that all mail-in voting fraud stories are bunk. After that the D’rats can cheat all they want, and nobody will realize that this time the crimes are real.

    notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital in reply to tom_swift. | August 16, 2020 at 10:04 pm

    Re: “general disbelief in mail fraud”

    DEMS meme will make even their hard core against mail in voting.

Nancy was so concerned about legislative progress that she dismissed the House in the middle of the coronavirus negotiations, and now she plans on yanking them all back into session so they can pass *another* meaningless Dem-crafted, Dem-only, monopartisan bill that is DOA in the Republican Senate. Then the moment the vote is over, she’s going to chase them all back to their home districts before anybody can get any ideas about compromising with the Republicans on passing actual spending legislation.

Yet another fake panic from the Dems.

Firat of all, as far as the Presidential election goes, there are two sets of polls being produced. One is the public polling, which is designed as push-polling, to push voters into believing that Biden is going to win. The other set of polls are internal polls and they provide a much more accurate picture of the true positions and possibilities of the voting public. The internal polls are a disaster for Biden and the Dems. The Dems are desperate and are pulling out all the stops to secure a win. They will lie, cheat, steal and do anything else that they need to to secure that win. Will the American people allow them to get away with it? Stay tuned for the next exciting chapter…

    I’m actually kind of surprised Dems and their media cohorts are trying the “polls say Biden will win” ploy again. It didn’t work in 2016; indeed, there’s a good chance it forced people to vote for Trump in an effort to stop Hillary/Obama’s third term. Obama’s third term, heightened by ever more lunatic leftist policies and agenda, will not suppress the Trump vote; it will get people off their couches. It may, however, convince the WuFlu-fraidy cat leftists to stay home.

    “Hey, Biden is going to win, why should I RISK MY LIFE to vote when it’s a done deal? Meanwhile, I’m off to Whole Foods for some whole foods and to a completely awesome BLM/antifa riot . . . you know, stuff.”

    Meanwhile, normal Americans alarmed by the radical positions the Democrats have embraced understand that if they can go grocery shopping, wander around Home Depot and engage in Dem-approved pastimes (NOT attending church, of course, because that is more certain to bring down the WuFlu hammer than probably anything. And stuff.)

    This church-attendence ban is perhaps more of a concern to me than anything else related to WuFlu bans. Where did that come from? What’s the underlying goal here? Stripping people of their connection to their church, to their religious expression and spiritual rejuvenation while allowing massive protests, riots, and lawlessness is . . . interesting. And it means something.

As usual, the Marxstream press obfuscates the ‘voting by mail’ issue by calling it ‘mail-in’ voting. This completely ignores the ‘mail-out’ part of controversy. To whom were all these ballots mailed and to whom were the ballots delivered?

Is the post office prepared to deliver 150 million ballots by certified mail? Can it be required that only ballots certified to have been delivered by the post office are counted in election?

Will there be a little square somewhere on the ballot that the voter needs to lick to provide a DNA sample for proof of identity?

The post office is going to hire and train an enormous number of carriers to perform this service once every four years?

Seems to me that showing up at polling place with a photo id (or chipped if you prefer) would be much a much simpler and cheaper way to hold an election.

She looks old. He looks like a typical gunsel.

This is all going to be very amusing, when POTUS is soundly re-elected, as I firmly believe he will be.

This is, as many have posted above, just the latest version of TDS. This particular manifestation requires one to believe that the postal service was organized, efficient and responsive…until Trump.

Come on. No one who has been inside a post office has that belief, except maybe the employees at union contract renewal time. Hell, the USPS has already advised states to use first class mail instead of bulk mail for their ballots. The states balked and the proponents of mail out /mail in ballots wonder why many are skeptical.

The Communists always stay on the attack. Whether or not the attack has merit is irrelevant to them. Their playbook is to attack, attack, attack, and always try to keep loyal Americans on the defensive.

It helps that they control the fake news media (for propaganda) and the universities (to produce graduates who know nothing and can’t reason).

    GatorGuy in reply to Dantzig93101. | August 17, 2020 at 4:59 am

    Not much is truer, and more consistent and reproduceable, than what you say.

    A relentless siege against what threatens their reason for existing: the simple, indisputable facts, common sense and decency, and an unimpeachable record of bloodshed, injustice, and equal misery for all a mile long.

They should have been more concerned about the USPS getting rid of 12,000 mailboxes and not reducing headcount by a single person. Around here the post offices are getting rid of their drive-through mailboxes. Too much work to talk a hundred feet and empty them. You have to park and walk inside to send your mail.

Does anyone know why Pelosi now constantly keeps her neck covered. Did she have surgery?

    stablesort in reply to Ulysses. | August 17, 2020 at 10:13 am

    Dr. Birx’s used colorful neck scarfs during her appearances at the daily covid updates. Pelosi soon began mimic Dr. Birx and began wearing her own scarfs. Now Pelosi appears to be wearing colorful face masks around her neck instead of the scarves.

This is a test to see if enough leftist and their media allies endorse this, can they dupe enough of the American public into buying it?

I hope to God the answer is no.

If a leftist starts screaming that something has been “defunded” or some such, immediately ask, “By how much? From what amount to what amount? What are the numbers?” If they can’t cite information, they deserve to be blown off.

90% of my mail goes right into the trash unopened anyway. The USPS needs to be reworked as in downsized. Perhaps start with every other day delivery or less.

JusticeDelivered | August 17, 2020 at 9:21 am

Regardless of the status of public USPS drop boxes, we are going to reelect Trump 🙂

Why is there this assumption that only Democrats vote by mail (better known as absentee ballots)? Why is it that only Dem ballots are filed late or improperly signed or completed?

I predict that Trump will win handily but somebody will go through all the rejected absentee ballots and determine that had they been counted, Biden would have won.

Again, why do rejected and late ballots always skew 90% Democrat? If you can’t at a minimum understand the process for mail in voting then you clearly are not qualified to pick our leaders.

    Dusty Pitts in reply to DanJ1. | August 17, 2020 at 1:07 pm

    Vote-by-mail is not comparable to absentee ballots; under the VBM scheme usually promoted, ballots are mailed out to all registered voters — including those who may have moved without changing their registration, or died without anyone notifying the voter registrars of their demise.

    Those ballots wind up in the hands of people not entitled to vote those ballots, with no way to prevent them from being cast fraudulently.

    The trope that VBM and absentee voting re comparable is one of the lies Democrats tell in their effort to gaslight people into accepting a voting system no other developed country permits. Funny how a party that has wanted so badly for America to emulate Europe in every other respect, ignores how their Eurobuddies have prohibited vote-by-mail schemes.

      Milhouse in reply to Dusty Pitts. | August 17, 2020 at 4:43 pm

      Vote by mail, as it is being done in almost every state, is absentee voting. It’s just another name for the same thing. Ballots are not being mailed to anyone who didn’t apply for them.

      There are a few states that have gone completely insane and mail ballots unsolicited, though only to voters who are active, i.e. who voted in one of the last two elections — or someone else voted in their name last time and will do so again this time, and the pattern will repeat forever.

      Most states, though, haven’t gone that crazy. They are just running the traditional absentee ballots, but they have loosened the requirements for qualifying for one. Some states never had any requirements in the first place; all you had to do to get a postal ballot was to ask for one. Those states of course have not had to loosen anything. But states that do require you to have a reason for wanting a postal ballot are saying this year that fear of the Wuhan Disease is enough of a reason. You still have to apply for a ballot before being sent one.

      It’s still a wide-open door for fraud, though. All absentee voting, including military, is an vulnerability in the system, but we can’t completely eliminate it because some people have no other way to vote and it wouldn’t be fair to disenfranchise them. But if we must open a chink in our armor we should try to keep it as narrow as possible, and that isn’t being done now. Dems are saying “Well, we’ve done this for decades without any problem, why should we have a problem now”. When in fact we probably have had problems for decades, but they’ve been small enough that we haven’t worried about them.

srroelker1946 | August 17, 2020 at 2:28 pm

Have the “smart ones” leading the Republican party ever discovered a way to counter the phony democrat stories used to con the under-educated? The dems have been using this method for years. Where are the Republican “debate champs”, skilled propaganda people who can easily expose those hoaxes by talking in simple terms to the under-educated people? These people do not know how to understand graphs with lots of numbers or complex logically debates. You got to go “low brow” so they understand….so they grasp when one party is bs-ing
them…..I would enjoy reading a Republican hoax that “abortion advocates are trying to reduce the Black population” and watch the leftist go wild trying to explain that away.

ChentallyMallenged1 | August 23, 2020 at 11:08 pm

The Board of Governors of the United States Postal Service is the governing body of the United States Postal Service (USPS). The board directs “the exercise of the power” of the Postal Service, directs and controls its expenditures, reviews its practices, conducts long-range planning and sets policies on all postal matters. The board takes up matters such as service standards, capital investments and facilities projects exceeding $25 million. It consists of 11 members, 6 are requisite to achieve an ordinary quorum. Of the 11 board members, 9 are the presidentially-appointed governors, 1 is the postmaster general, and 1 is the deputy postmaster general. The 9 governors elect the postmaster general, the chairman of the board as well as the USPS inspector general; the governors and the postmaster general elect the deputy postmaster general. No more than five governors may be adherents of the same political party.
Under Obamas administration on December 2015 James Bilbray became the sole remaining appointed member. His nine-year term was extended by one year and he ceased to be a member in December 2016. At that point there were no appointed members on the board, so explain to me how Obama failing to do his Job is Trumps Fault.