Thursday, November 19, 2020

The GOP US House story is amazing....plus lock down & fraud charges

The GOP US House story is amazing....plus lock down & fraud charges 11/19 by Silvio Canto Jr | Politics

The GOP US House story is amazing....27 for 27 seats.....Lockdowns and Thanksgiving......Charges of election fraud......Gettysburg Address 272 words in 1863....Roy Campanella 1921-93.....
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Thursday’s video: The pollsters did not have a good day

 

Who wants Trump to concede?



The White House got some news about its challenge to the election results. 
 
Let's look at this Politico post:    
A plurality of voters believe President Donald Trump should immediately admit defeat to President-elect Joe Biden, according to a new POLITICO/Morning Consult poll, while just under half of Republican respondents said Trump should concede the 2020 election if he cannot eventually produce evidence to support his baseless claims of widespread voter fraud.
 
The poll, published Tuesday, reports that 46 percent of registered voters think Trump should concede to Biden “right away.” 
 
That total includes 72 percent of Democrats surveyed, 43 percent of independents surveyed and 17 percent of Republicans surveyed.
Check out the independents.  It sounds to me like a majority are not calling for an immediate concession.
 
My "own unofficial unscientific poll" suggests that a lot of my contacts are not content that so things about this election make no sense.
 
First, how does a candidate lose the general election but brings so many new members to the House?  The GOP story on the House is phenomenal.  Do you remember the last time that the loser in the election won everything on the ballot?  Was Joe Biden the only Democrat that the country wanted to vote for?  It sure looks like that.
 
Second, we need to know why these cities are such a mess when it comes to counting votes.  Why are dead people voting?  Shouldn't every state clean up its voter lists frequently?  What's the point of not having an idea on who can vote?  
 
Third, the GOP, especially if they win the U.S. House in 2022, should pass a law banning sending ballots to voters who do not solicit them.  We are talking about electing a president, not sending credit card applications.
 
Maybe Mr. Biden will take the oath in 60 days.  However, I am not the only voter who wonders how he pulled it off.
 
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1863: Lincoln's Gettysburg Address



Today, we recall Pres Lincoln's Gettysburg Address. It is probably the greatest presidential speech in US history.

Pres Lincoln spoke at the dedication of the Soldiers' National Cemetery in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. It was a few months after the Union won the decisive Battle of Gettysburg.

Here is the text:
"Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.

Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether that nation, or any nation so conceived and so dedicated, can long endure.

We are met on a great battle-field of that war.

We have come to dedicate a portion of that field, as a final resting place for those who here gave their lives that that nation might live.

It is altogether fitting and proper that we should do this.

But, in a larger sense, we can not dedicate -- we can not consecrate -- we can not hallow -- this ground.
The brave men, living and dead, who struggled here, have consecrated it, far above our poor power to add or detract.

The world will little note, nor long remember what we say here, but it can never forget what they did here.

It is for us the living, rather, to be dedicated here to the unfinished work which they who fought here have thus far so nobly advanced.

It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us -- that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion -- that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain -- that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom -- and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth." (Abraham Lincoln Online)
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Why my late, great uncle loved the Gettysburg Address

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(My new American Thinker post)


My late great Uncle Joaquin was a judge, college professor, an attorney and a big fan of President Lincoln's Gettysburg Address.   

He was a young boy when Cuba became independent in 1902. 

Like so many of his generation, he was born in the island when it was a Spanish colony, saw the US occupation (1898-1902) and then cheered May 20, 1902 when it became an independent nation.  I can recall some of his stories about Cuban flags flying and people celebrating the moment.

My guess is that he'd really enjoy the upcoming Ken Burns' documentary on the speech.

He would also have a hard time understanding President Obama's absence for the 150th anniversary. 

My great uncle would ask:   "What else is more important"?

In fact, he was such a fan that my brother and I got to sit at his home study and hear him recite it in English & Spanish. 

We were too young back in Cuba to appreciate his message.  It took me a while, and relocation to this wonderful country, to understand it and to love each and every word.

Here it is.  I can still hear my great uncle reciting it and telling me that it was the greatest speech ever delivered:
"Four score and seven years ago, our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.   
Now we are engaged in a great Civil War, testing whether that nation, or any nation so conceived and so dedicated, can long endure. We are met on a great battlefield of that war. We have come to dedicate a portion of that field, as a final resting place for those who here gave their lives that that nation might live. It is altogether fitting and proper that we should do this. 
But, in a larger sense, we can not dedicate -- we can not consecrate -- we can not hallow -- this ground. The brave men, living and dead, who struggled here, have consecrated it far above our poor power to add or detract. The world will little note, nor long remember what we say here, but it can never forget what they did here. It is for us the living, rather, to be dedicated here to the unfinished work which they who fought here have thus far so nobly advanced. 
It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us -- that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion -- that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain -- that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom -- and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth."
My late great uncle would have loved this post!





The Gettysburg Address: 272 words that made history

It’s Gettysburgh Address Day and another time to remember my late great “Tio Joaquin Ramos”.  He was my grandmother’s brother and another distinguished citizen of Sagua La Grande.   
Before 1959, Tio Joaquin was a judge, law college professor, an attorney and a big fan of President Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address.  
Here it is.  I can still hear my great uncle reciting it and telling me that it was the greatest speech ever delivered:
“Four score and seven years ago, our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.   
Now we are engaged in a great Civil War, testing whether that nation, or any nation so conceived and so dedicated, can long endure. We are met on a great battlefield of that war. We have come to dedicate a portion of that field, as a final resting place for those who here gave their lives that that nation might live. It is altogether fitting and proper that we should do this. 
But, in a larger sense, we can not dedicate — we can not consecrate — we can not hallow — this ground. The brave men, living and dead, who struggled here, have consecrated it far above our poor power to add or detract. The world will little note, nor long remember what we say here, but it can never forget what they did here. It is for us the living, rather, to be dedicated here to the unfinished work which they who fought here have thus far so nobly advanced. 
It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us — that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion — that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain — that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom — and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.”
To say the least, I can see my late great uncle giving me “thumbs up” from heaven for this post about his favorite speech.  He loved it and I’ve grown to love it, too.




Gettysburg Adddress: A chat with Frank Burke


Guest: Frank Burke, contributor to American Thinker:





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