.@ScottAdamsSays makes a point that should have been obvious: now that the postal *union* has endorsed one of the candidates (@JoeBiden), there is no way an election handled by mail can *ever* be seen as credible. The people handling the ballots want Dems to win. It's ridiculous.
— Joel Pollak (@joelpollak) August 17, 2020
That dastardly Donald Trump is at it again. He is either the evilest man ever to hold the office of president or the dumbest. He is either a Machiavellian genius manipulating the media and his hypnotized followers or a bumbling know-nothing idiot.
Trump is being accused of sabotaging the November elections because he won’t give the postal unions and incompetent managers in the postal service $25 billion to play with. The money will stave off catastrophe for about a year at the rate the USPS is burning through cash. Without that money, we’re informed by those in the know, thousands — no, tens of thousands — no, millions of voters who wait until the last minute to mail in an absentee ballot might not have their votes counted because, well, Trump.
The procrastinators in America are up in arms and plan a demonstration to show their outrage. But it probably won’t happen until after the election since that’s when they’ll eventually get around to it.
The “crisis” in postal delivery presupposes that, prior to Trump’s shenanigans, the USPS was doing fine — nothing that a few tens of billions of taxpayer dollars couldn’t fix. In fact, that’s what the postal unions are saying. In a statement released on Saturday, the letter carriers and postal workers’ unions assure the public that even without the money, they can do the job.
“The National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) and the American Postal Workers Union (APWU) know the truth; the members of these unions are the people who actually process and deliver the mail. Postal Workers and Letter Carriers both say, unequivocally, that no matter how much the administration tries to undermine trust in the postal system, the system remains fully capable of delivering every single ballot cast by mail in a secure and timely manner.
“Indeed, the NALC assures that even if every single vote in the November 2020 election were cast by mail, the U.S. Postal Service would have no problem delivering the ballots, whether or not Congress provides the funding included in the HEROES Act.
“The U.S. Postal Service has an entire structure in place to coordinate with state and local election boards to facilitate secure and timely delivery of mail ballots.
So what’s all the hubbub about? The letter carriers say they can deliver the ballots on time. The postal employees claim they don’t need the extra cash. Where, pray tell, is there a “crisis”?
Nancy Pelosi knows. In fact, she’s about to call the members of the House of Representatives off the campaign trail and back to Washington to deal with the “crisis.”
Pelosi and other top Democrats, including House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) and House Majority Whip Jim Clyburn (D-S.C.), discussed the possibility of returning early during an emergency leadership call Saturday afternoon.
Democrats are looking to address organizational issues at the Postal Service in the coming weeks, not to provide additional funding at this time, according to sources familiar with the discussion.
Nothing says “crisis” in Washington quite like pulling politicians away from their campaigns for a political stunt like holding an “emergency” session of Congress.
One option would be to vote on a modified version of a bill introduced by House Oversight Chair Carolyn Maloney (D-N.Y.) earlier this week that would prohibit USPS from implementing a planned organizational overhaul that critics maintain would handicap mail-in voting.
Other top Democrats also floated addressing other issues, including expired federal unemployment benefits and voting rights. But Democratic sources said the immediate focus — at least for now — is preserving the Postal Service ahead of the election.
So now Democrats want to become experts at mail delivery and dictate to management how the mail is to be delivered? Sheesh.
The media is doing their part in fanning the flames of crisis. Some of the headlines are choice.
Apr 13, 2020 – … discovered three bins of absentee ballots destined for Oshkosh and Appleton voters that weren’t delivered.
Imagine how many would sit in bins if 100% mail in voting was adopted.
Jul 13, 2020 – Signed, Sealed, Undelivered: Thousands Of Mail-In Ballots Rejected For … the rules in Florida, where 18,504 vote-by-mail ballots
So no they cant coordinate secure and timely delivery of ballots.
Pelosi wants to make sure not a thing changes before the election. Except mail in elections.
@kitt: The Democrats don’t care about solving any “problems”. The want to construct excuses if their voter fraud fails.
What I’ve noticed is Donald Trump rapidly moving from one moronic, outrageous act to another, and legitimate media and journalists struggling to keep up with the reporting of it.
Trump himself wallows in conspiracy theory.
And what acts would those be, Comrade Greggie? Are you talking about the First Step Act or maybe financing traditional black colleges? Maybe you are referring to the Opportunity Zones in black/brown neighborhoods allowing minorities to be business owners? How about funding Native American languages for tribes losing their identities and their language? Or maybe you mean his signing an executive order requiring the Secretaries of Defense, Homeland Security, and Veterans Affairs to submit a joint plan to provide veterans access to access to mental health treatment as they transition to civilian life?
You’re right; there will be a choice in November between America and Trump. America as we have all known it, or an American that looks like Portland, Seattle, Chicago or New York. So you keep your candidate, Bumbling, Blathering Bargain Basement Joe and his hoe, Comma-la and I’ll keep America as I have always known it.
@retire05:That is exactly what he refers to. Trump instituted programs that is loosening the left’s stranglehold on minorities, allowing them a pathway out of poverty. The left HATES it.
@Greg: Has everyone notice greg jumped in here and offered another batsh*t conspiracy, as if he just couldn’t help himself from confirming what the majority of Americans know?
Please, greg. When Trump wins big in November, know it was BECAUSE of people like you, not in spite of.
Please please, post another one!
“Trump is a serial liar and has never done anything right and everyone hates him because Brian Selter is fat and…and…and…”
Oh, yeah, no chance for fraud with the Postal union behind Biden considering that every mail carrier knows what houses get mail from the RNC and what ones get mail from the DNC.
They were mentioned during the first evening’s installment of the Democratic Party’s televised convention. Maybe you should have paid attention. An excellent presentation. Sanders and Michelle Obama were particularly eloquent.
There was a good endorsement from AMTRAK workers who got to know Biden over the many years he commuted to and from DC by train, too. I’d like to see Trump present something that authentic from working people he treated like friends and equals for years. I won’t hold my breath waiting.
@Greg: Meanwhile Democrat run cities burn. No mention of it. You want to take it nationwide and run it out of the White House.
I suggest you cut a check to this lady to support her campaign. Watch the video.
I think all these conspiracy theories are diversions so the blacks and POC in the leftist movement never realize how they are being led to slaughter by a white-led socialist/communist movement.
These socialists/communists need their black/POC components to be their muscle as they try to wrest power/money from capitalists, states’ rightists, and other conservatives.
But, once they (the white socialists/communists) gain that position of power, they will take out all their black/brown useful idiots.
The diversions keep these dummies from looking past their noses to the real end game for their puppet masters.