The evidence of electoral fraud in November 2020 is so vast it’s conclusive, as far as I’m concerned. The progressive left can bleat all it likes about “baseless” allegations, but they’re not baseless. Statistical analysis is about as conclusive as it can be, whether or not any of our courts have pronounced on it (and most of them have dodged the issue through procedural means).
However, a surprising number of Americans don’t seem to care about that. Their only concern is to get as much in the way of government benefits that they can – and to that end, they’re going to support whatever political party promises to give them the most. Needless to say, the progressive left is gleefully jumping on that wagon as hard as it can. They’re offering so much government pork that anyone trying to undo their electoral fraud is going to have a very difficult time persuading voters to look beyond the pork to the problem.
Ryan McMaken puts it in perspective. Bold, underlined text is my emphasis.
The public sees the government spending on infrastructure, on unemployment payments, on loans to businesses, and on “free” money to American households. Most Americans are likely to find something they like in all that spending, and so they don’t exactly strenuously object. After all, they see all these benefits without any clear connection to rising taxes.
Thus, much of the public completely ignores the “unseen” of what could have been bought with all that money had it not been redistributed by government fiat. The “unseen” is malinvestment, inflation, and more political power for the regime. Moreover, the monetary inflation necessary to keep the deficit-spending machine going continues to fuel artificial economic inequality. Easy money fuels asset price inflation for the rich while impoverishing ordinary people through inflation, booms, and busts.
But as the current government spending situation makes clear, these facts are virtually unknown to most of the public, and thus the public doesn’t see much downside to spending. Long gone are the old populist Democrats of Grover Cleveland’s day, who understood that government spending was ripping somebody off—and that “somebody” is probably you.
Many also likely believe that as happened after World War II, things will just go back to “normal” after the crisis.
Of course, things never went back to normal after the Second World War. Federal spending as a percentage of GDP has been nearly double what it was even during the big spending days of the New Deal. What’s more, the three decades of immense economic expansion following World War II occurred in a world where foreign economies were recovering from ruin and most of the world’s population was too unproductive to offer much competition to America’s workers. The US was running budget surpluses in the late forties and through much of the fifties. Americans were young, and there were far more workers producing than collecting government Social Security welfare checks.
Those days are gone, and although American workers continue to be highly productive, the burden each worker must bear to pay for the elderly and the unproductive continues to grow.
What we have now is a country heavily dependent on ever-larger amounts of government spending and monetary expansion. It’s an economy marked by a growing population of aging pensioners, trillions spent on lost wars, and a mountain of debt with no prospects of “returning to normal” any time soon. Many Americans apparently like it that way.
There’s more at the link.
More than half of all US households now receive government benefits of some kind (as do more than half of all immigrants). Almost all that money is provided by deficit spending to fund entitlement programs. When it comes to voting, the recipients of those benefits are more likely to consider which party will give them more benefits, rather than which party will contest the election honestly and not steal power through criminal manipulation of the results.
And that’s why undoing last year’s electoral fraud at the polls next year, and in 2024, is going to be so very, very difficult. It won’t just be ongoing electoral fraud (although that will certainly be a major factor). It’ll be that so many voters won’t care about electoral fraud, or will regard it as less important than bigger government payouts. For too many voters, greed will triumph over legitimacy.