Hanging with the Silenced Majority in Covid Country, by Jack Cashill

The other day my son got on Twitter and looked up how many people were following Trump versus how many were following Biden. There were 80 plus million Trump supporters, and under a tenth of that, less than 8 million, for Biden. That doesn’t comport with what the mainstream media is saying about the election. What most people have yet to realize is that very few people, less than one in thirty from the audience and circulation numbers, watch or read the mainstream media. Trump, on the other hand, has almost a quarter of the country following his Twitter feed. Anyone trying to read the tea leaves on this election, just as in 2016, had better read the alternative and social media tea leaves and just ignore the mainstream media. Right now, the Twitter social media leaf says Trump in a landslide.  From Jack Cashill at americanthinker.com:

Having driven this past month from my home in Kansas City, Missouri, to my summer digs in Chautauqua County, New York, to my annual family reunion in my home state of New Jersey, I can confirm that this is easily the stupidest period in American history and arguably the most oppressive. That said, I did see some glimmers of hope along the way, more on that in a minute.

As to stupid, on July 21, while I was in New Jersey, Missouri was added to that state’s “travel advisory list.” This means that “individuals entering New Jersey from states with a significant spread of COVID-19 should quarantine for 14-days after leaving that state.”

The specific formula is too convoluted to understand, let alone explain. What I do know is that I left a place where no one I know has had the disease and arrived at a place where most of the people I know have had it.  I do not exaggerate. As of July 25, there have been 43 deaths in Kansas City, a city of roughly 500,000 people. Ocean County, New Jersey, where I was staying, has slightly more people—576,000—but 25 times more deaths, 1,014 to be precise. and I am supposed to quarantine?

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One response to “Hanging with the Silenced Majority in Covid Country, by Jack Cashill

  1. “my son got on Twitter and looked up how many people were following Trump versus how many were following Biden. There were 80 plus million Trump supporters, and under a tenth of that, less than 8 million, for Biden.”

    About 6-7 years ago I attended a one day seminar on the importance of social media in political elections. The ratio I remember as important was about 2/1–the 2 person usually winning. Lot more options now but still 10/1 should mean something. Good sleuthing by your son.

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