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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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Watch: Biden Claims 150 Million People Killed By Guns Since 2007, Warns Manufacturers He’s Coming

He’s only off by 148.5 million, so…

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You’re probably reading that headline and saying to yourself, Nah, Joe didn’t say 150 million people were killed by guns since 2007. There’s no way even he would say something that ridiculous! Well, my friends, you’d be wrong. According to the former 2020 Democrat frontrunner and soon-to-be three-time failed presidential candidate Joe Biden, his statement is accurate. 150 million people, all dead – from guns. Just…I mean…Joe…WHAT IS THE DEAL, BRO!? The guy also said he’s coming after gun manufacturers if he’s elected. So, you’re safe, gun manufacturers. WATCH: https://twitter.com/tomselliott/status/1232482323557306368?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1232482323557306368&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Ftwitchy.com%2Fbrettt-3136%2F2020%2F02%2F25%2Fdemdebate-joe-biden-claims-150-million-people-have-been-killed-with-guns-since-2007%2F REACTIONS: https://twitter.com/GlentiesElle/status/1232483845913464832?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1232483845913464832&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Ftwitchy.com%2Fbrettt-3136%2F2020%2F02%2F25%2Fdemdebate-joe-biden-claims-150-million-people-have-been-killed-with-guns-since-2007%2F https://twitter.com/kevinatthelake/status/1232483165777694720?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1232483165777694720&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Ftwitchy.com%2Fbrettt-3136%2F2020%2F02%2F25%2Fdemdebate-joe-biden-claims-150-million-people-have-been-killed-with-guns-since-2007%2F https://twitter.com/BuzzPatterson/status/1232482037220569089?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1232482037220569089&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Ftwitchy.com%2Fbrettt-3136%2F2020%2F02%2F25%2Fdemdebate-joe-biden-claims-150-million-people-have-been-killed-with-guns-since-2007%2F https://twitter.com/WaivedSAP/status/1232483886845718528?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1232483886845718528&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Ftwitchy.com%2Fbrettt-3136%2F2020%2F02%2F25%2Fdemdebate-joe-biden-claims-150-million-people-have-been-killed-with-guns-since-2007%2F https://twitter.com/rayhoyle/status/1232484022581809152?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1232484022581809152&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Ftwitchy.com%2Fbrettt-3136%2F2020%2F02%2F25%2Fdemdebate-joe-biden-claims-150-million-people-have-been-killed-with-guns-since-2007%2F https://twitter.com/evets_2/status/1232482492822671360?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1232482492822671360&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Ftwitchy.com%2Fbrettt-3136%2F2020%2F02%2F25%2Fdemdebate-joe-biden-claims-150-million-people-have-been-killed-with-guns-since-2007%2F https://twitter.com/YIhere/status/1232482688348504064?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1232482688348504064&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Ftwitchy.com%2Fbrettt-3136%2F2020%2F02%2F25%2Fdemdebate-joe-biden-claims-150-million-people-have-been-killed-with-guns-since-2007%2F https://twitter.com/JCHawkins8/status/1232483810568097793?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1232483810568097793&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Ftwitchy.com%2Fbrettt-3136%2F2020%2F02%2F25%2Fdemdebate-joe-biden-claims-150-million-people-have-been-killed-with-guns-since-2007%2F Did Joe mean to say 1.5 million? Still a lot, obviously, but not even sorta kinda close to 150 million. From NBC News: More Americans have died from gunshots in the last 50 years than in all of the wars in American history. Since 1968, more than 1.5 million Americans have died in gun-related incidents, according to data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. By comparison, approximately 1.2 million service members have been killed in every war in U.S. history, according to estimates from the Department of Veterans Affairs and iCasualties.org, a website that maintains an ongoing database of casualties from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. LOOK: H/T: Twitchy

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Video: Bloomberg Says He Spent $100 Million & ‘Bought’ Democrat Majority In The House

Yep. He said it!

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In case you forgot to tune in to Tuesday night’s Democrat debate (and there’s a decent chance you did), you missed former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg (D) acknowledging that he personally “bought” a Democrat majority in the House of Representatives. Mike didn’t mean to let this slip. He caught himself, just not quickly enough. From Daily Wire: Democrat presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg said during a CBS News debate on Tuesday night that he “bought” the Democrats’ majority in the House of Representatives. WATCH: https://twitter.com/RealSaavedra/status/1232481180211019776?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1232481180211019776&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.dailywire.com%2Fnews%2Fwatch-dnc-spokeswoman-goes-on-fox-news-and-bashes-bernie-sanders REACTIONS: TV’s Judge Judy doesn’t want to Make America Great Again. She doesn’t want to Keep America Great, either. Instead, Judy Sheidlin has decided to back Democrat turned Republican turned Independent turned Democrat Michael Bloomberg for president. From Fox News: The TV courtroom personality, 77, wrote a piece for USA Today in which she endorsed former mayor of New York City Michael Bloomberg for president even though he’s not currently running for the position. She said, “I realize I am taking a personal and a career risk. I have carefully stayed away from politics for 50 years, except to vote. But times have changed in our country, and I believe the moment has come for me to step out from behind the curtain. I want to speak honestly and from the heart — regardless of the consequences.” She added, “Our American family has been fractured in recent years. We’re hopelessly divided, and a bitterly divided family cannot thrive,” she said. “The only way we can begin to come together again, I said, is if Michael Bloomberg, former mayor of New York City, becomes our next president.”

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