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Contrary To Liberal Reports, Trolls On Social Media Didn’t Get Trump Elected

Time for Democrats to try a new narrative. This one’s been exploded to pieces.

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Ever since President Trump was sworn into office, folks on the left have been claiming that trolls on social media are largely responsible for his upset of left-wing fan favorite Hillary Clinton, a narrative they have pushed, investigated, and worn into the ground on numerous occasions for three years now.

The truth of the matter is, this was never the case with Trump’s victory. What liberals in this country simply refuse to admit is that Obama’s eight years in office were a complete and utter disaster, having wrecked our health care system and increased oppressive taxation by astronomical numbers. Small businesses faltered, people lost their jobs, and things were pretty terrible.

Trump was elected because people were sick and tired of liberal policies and all the wacky political correctness being pushed everywhere. They wanted something different. Something less radically left-wing. When the Democratic Party refused to provide something along those lines, they voted for Trump.

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The Daily Wire has more on why this whole narrative about social media trolls was bogus:

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Of course, this was always bogus, as there was never enough ads or groups pushing disinformation (on either side of the political aisle) or money spent to have made a difference. Media outlets and anti-Trump pundits continued to push the idea that the ads were targeted in Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin and were enough to persuade enough people in those states to vote for Trump over Hillary Clinton.

The claim has been already debunked – by FiveThirtyEight’s Nate Silver – but now The Washington Post’s Philip Bump is calling out the claim. For reference, the Post has also pushed the narrative that Russian social media trolls influenced the election to such a degree that Trump illegitimately won. From Bump:

That social media push, though? Well, it was more compelling as a narrative, certainly, involving murky, modern terms such as “bots” and “targeting.” But, as I’ve written before, there’s very little evidence that Russia effectively targeted American voters with messages that powered Trump’s victory. Russia paid for a lot of Facebook ads in the populous states of New York and Texas in the last five weeks of the campaign, but its ads targeting the three states that handed Trump the election — Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin — were seen by only 1,000 people. There’s no evidence at all that Russia used Twitter to target people in particular places or demographic groups, targeting that would have left fingerprints in the form of receipts for payment.

Bump then dismantled a new study that is making the media rounds purporting to show that Russian trolls really did impact the 2016 election. The study found that “a gain of 25,000 re-tweets per week over all [Internet Research Agency] IRA tweets (or about 10 extra re-tweets per tweet per week), predicted approximately one percent increase in Donald Trump’s poll numbers.”

As Bump noted, the study is yet another example of correlation versus causation. For example, the study found that Trump’s support jumped to 44% “when IRA tweets were at their most successful,” but Bump pointed out that Trump’s support was similarly high in late 2015 when the IRA tweets were not successful.

At the end of the day, if Democrats want to stand a chance against President Trump in 2020, they need to pull themselves back to the center and start fighting to protect our rights rather than trying to destroy them in favor of a socialist nightmare that nobody wants.

The question is whether or not they will listen to the voice of the people and stop trying to force feed progressivism down our throats. Seems highly unlikely at this point. Just look at the kind of candidates running for office and the junk they’re espousing for policy positions.

Trump is looking good for another victory next year.

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Meghan McCain Says Trump Admin Using West As ‘Slush Fund’ For Putin

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Navy SEAL From Bin Laden Raid Calls Out Biden For Saying Trump ‘Not Fit To Command’ Troops, Says ‘How Dare You’

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Former Navy SEAL Robert O’Neill, the man who claims to have killed radical Islamic terrorist Osama bin Laden, let it be known in no uncertain terms that he was not happy with a recent statement made by former Vice President Joe Biden stating President Trump is not fit to command U.S. troops. Biden posted up a tweet on Sunday about Trump’s decision to pardon three military members who had been accused or convicted of war crimes. The president cleared Army Special Forces Maj. Mathew Golsteyn and Army Lt. Clint Lorance and restored the rank of Navy SEAL Edward Gallagher. The list of crimes they had been charged with included killing a suspected Taliban bomb maker, taking photographs of an Islamic State fighter’s dead body, and killing two civilians. Here’s more from the Washington Examiner: Trump claimed he intervened because he wants Americans fighting overseas to have the “confidence to fight.” Biden claimed Trump’s decision “betrayed the rule of law” and those who fight honorably. O’Neill, who claims he was the SEAL responsible for killing Osama bin Laden, shot down the 2020 Democrat’s tweet by highlighting his own foreign policy flaws. He noted that Biden reportedly opposed the 2011 raid to kill bin Laden and that he announced SEAL Team 6 was responsible for the operation. https://twitter.com/JoeBiden/status/1196093459486191616 Many individuals think that Biden’s admission of SEAL Team 6’s involvement in the death of bin Laden put the team’s members in danger, including an attack on one of the team’s helicopters which resulted in the death of several individuals who participated in the raid. https://twitter.com/mchooyah/status/1196291215844495360 Lest anyone think O’Neill is a die-hard Trump supporter, it’s important to note he’s been critical of the commander-in-chief on many occasions, including the president’s call for a military parade, which he called “third world bulls***.”

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