President Trump was right. Time is gleefully revealing this in a new story out today on how the left waged a shadow campaign to rig the 2020 election and prevent President Trump from winning. Here’s how it begins:
TIME – A weird thing happened right after the Nov. 3 election: nothing.
The nation was braced for chaos. Liberal groups had vowed to take to the streets, planning hundreds of protests across the country. Right-wing militias were girding for battle. In a poll before Election Day, 75% of Americans voiced concern about violence.
Instead, an eerie quiet descended. As President Trump refused to concede, the response was not mass action but crickets. When media organizations called the race for Joe Biden on Nov. 7, jubilation broke out instead, as people thronged cities across the U.S. to celebrate the democratic process that resulted in Trump’s ouster.
A second odd thing happened amid Trump’s attempts to reverse the result: corporate America turned on him. Hundreds of major business leaders, many of whom had backed Trump’s candidacy and supported his policies, called on him to concede. To the President, something felt amiss. “It was all very, very strange,” Trump said on Dec. 2. “Within days after the election, we witnessed an orchestrated effort to anoint the winner, even while many key states were still being counted.”
In a way, Trump was right.
There was a conspiracy unfolding behind the scenes, one that both curtailed the protests and coordinated the resistance from CEOs. Both surprises were the result of an informal alliance between left-wing activists and business titans. The pact was formalized in a terse, little-noticed joint statement of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and AFL-CIO published on Election Day. Both sides would come to see it as a sort of implicit bargain–inspired by the summer’s massive, sometimes destructive racial-justice protests–in which the forces of labor came together with the forces of capital to keep the peace and oppose Trump’s assault on democracy.
Inspired by destructive protests? This sounds to me like the AFL-CIO essentially threatened businesses with ,more destructive riots if Trump won, in order to get their compliance. Yikes.
The handshake between business and labor was just one component of a vast, cross-partisan campaign to protect the election–an extraordinary shadow effort dedicated not to winning the vote but to ensuring it would be free and fair, credible and uncorrupted. For more than a year, a loosely organized coalition of operatives scrambled to shore up America’s institutions as they came under simultaneous attack from a remorseless pandemic and an autocratically inclined President. Though much of this activity took place on the left, it was separate from the Biden campaign and crossed ideological lines, with crucial contributions by nonpartisan and conservative actors. The scenario the shadow campaigners were desperate to stop was not a Trump victory. It was an election so calamitous that no result could be discerned at all, a failure of the central act of democratic self-governance that has been a hallmark of America since its founding.
Their work touched every aspect of the election. They got states to change voting systems and laws and helped secure hundreds of millions in public and private funding. They fended off voter-suppression lawsuits, recruited armies of poll workers and got millions of people to vote by mail for the first time. They successfully pressured social media companies to take a harder line against disinformation and used data-driven strategies to fight viral smears. They executed national public-awareness campaigns that helped Americans understand how the vote count would unfold over days or weeks, preventing Trump’s conspiracy theories and false claims of victory from getting more traction. After Election Day, they monitored every pressure point to ensure that Trump could not overturn the result. “The untold story of the election is the thousands of people of both parties who accomplished the triumph of American democracy at its very foundation,” says Norm Eisen, a prominent lawyer and former Obama Administration official who recruited Republicans and Democrats
This is just how it begins and it goes into much more detail on how the left did this. It’s too much to post here so you’ll need to go there to read it.
But think of this. The media is now reporting on this, but they were in on it. They are gleefully bragging about it now, but they’ve know about it the whole time. And not one of them reported on it or said anything about it. Instead if you mentioned a conspiracy to defeat Trump, you had your social media posts removed and you might have even been banned. Our media in this country is despicably partisan and leftist.
Here’s some reaction from people on the right this morning:
In @Time, an incredible admission that celebrates how the the powerful corporations and their bribed allies rigged the election for Joe Biden, something during the month of November would’ve gotten you banned from Twitter. https://t.co/E5wpR5orAs
— Rich "The People's Pundit" Baris (@Peoples_Pundit) February 5, 2021
We’ve known for a long time that a cabal of far-left activists, Big Tech oligarchs, and Democratic Party operatives were conspiring to hijack this election, but it’s stunning to see just how proud they are about corrupting the electoral process. https://t.co/ET6H5YUJUL
— Phillip Kline (@PhillDKline) February 5, 2021
This article is like nothing I've ever read before… it's not stealing an election if it's legal. And with all this, Trump still only lost by 100k votes across a few states.https://t.co/0Fh5NuTW8D
— Ryan James Girdusky (@RyanGirdusky) February 5, 2021
Hahaha. Everyone that thinks there was shady stuff that happened around the election was a nutter! Hahaha.
— Kemberlee Kaye (@KemberleeKaye) February 5, 2021