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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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Alyssa Milano Attempts To Make Peace With Trump Supporters, But Things Don’t Go As Planned

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After months and months of condemning President Donald Trump , his administration, and his supporters, hardcore leftist actress and activist Alyssa Milano attempted to extend an “olive branch” to folks who backed the president. However, things didn’t quite go as she planned. In fact, people let her know that they weren’t going to have anything to do with her or her olive branch. And who can blame them? It’s insulting to be treated like garbage and then expected to make peace after Milano gets her way. “I’d like to extend an olive branch to Trump supporters. I am ready to move #ForwardTogether,” Milano tweeted out to her 3.7 million followers. “There’s so much work to do to heal the nation. Let’s be a part of the solution and not add to the problems we face. My comments are open. Please reply with #ForwardTogether,” she said, adding a heart emoji, because that just makes it all better. https://twitter.com/Alyssa_Milano/status/1331330446458638336 https://twitter.com/Alyssa_Milano/status/1331372139878907906 via Fox News: Trump supporters were quick to react to Milano’s offering on Monday, and a majority did not meet her with kind words in return. Several balked at the star’s approach, calling it a “joke” after her several outcries for Trump to be ripped from office. “I remember you. You were the one glaring at Justice Brett Kavanaugh during his hearings. You were the one that called conservatives every name in the book and didn’t sensor your words in the least. No way you’d be offering an olive branch had your party lost … How about NO,” one person reacted. Another wrote: “I’m too lazy to read the comments but I suspect this yielded exactly zero Trump supporters to take your olive branch.” “This has to be another sick joke what has happened to you? four years of the most insane…

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Computer Repair Shop Owner Who Surrendered Alleged Hunter Biden Laptop Received Death Threats

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The computer repair shop owner who is responsible for turning over the damaged laptop hard drive that might have belonged to former Vice President Joe Biden’s son, Hunter, has decided to close down his shop after receiving death threats. Gee, that doesn’t seem like a good show of “tolerance” now does it? A person run out of business for doing the right thing and helping to expose the dark deeds of a crooked politician and his twisted family. via Daily Wire: A sign posted on John Mac Isaac’s Trolley Square store ten days after the election said it was closed, a neighbor claiming that the owner had left town. Mac Isaac’s lawyer, Brian Della Rocca, confirmed to the Delaware News Journal that Mac Isaac had closed the shop, but did not say whether his client had left town. He did claim that his client had received death threats. Della Rocca told the Journal that his office had communicated with Wilmington FBI agents and Delaware’s Assistant United States Attorney Leslie Wolf about the situation, saying, “I’ve been in touch with federal law enforcement, yes.” The hard drive triggered a firestorm after The New York Post published a story on the alleged contents of the drive, which had been given to Rudy Giuliani. The story claimed that emails on the laptop showed that when Joe Biden served as vice president in 2015, he met with an executive from Burisma Holdings while Hunter Biden had been employed by Burisma. That claim was vehemently denied by the Biden campaign. Democrats deflected when asked about the laptop, often falling back on the trusty Russia narrative by claiming the hard drive was part of some sort of disinformation campaign from the country, as if they were once again poking their nose in our election. Death threats…

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