Election Results Aren’t Final, But They Certainly Confirm My Previously Held Beliefs
Vote counting may not be finished, but we know one thing for sure: I was right all along. It is still too soon to make broad statements or predictions, but it is clearly time for everyone to accept what I was saying before the election. That is the real take-away.
In fact, if we go back to the primary, it was obvious that my views were correct. I said that the electorate largely agreed with me, and that is clearly born out in the results from Tuesday. There was some contradictory evidence I admit, but it was obvious that you should ignore it. Look at the exit polling! The county-by-county vote totals! The cross-tabs! You will see what I mean. As I always say, follow the data — as long as it agrees with my point of view.
Is it irresponsible to define a narrative when things aren’t finalized? Perhaps. Thinking is often set by early messaging. Some might say it is opportunistic to set the terms of the debate. But this ignores the fact that I’m right, and everyone else is wrong. Setting a narrative that is based on (my) correct ideas is good, because they are the truth. And the truth is always right.
As more votes are counted, it is possible that my version of events will look worse. I admit that. In that case, my prediction about who would win or lose shouldn’t be taken literally. You should remember to take a broader interpretation of my comments. What I obviously meant was:
“My ideas are correct under a certain set of conditions, but it is possible that another set of conditions might happen, and in that case slightly different outcomes may come to pass, but this is still in line with my general political theory because of the specifics of that set of conditions.”
Therefore, it is important to remember that my predictions that are wrong were actually correct.
Oh, we should talk about the people that disagree with me. They are SO wrong! Boy did they screw this up! If you look at a handful of their out-of-context statements it is very clear they are completely clueless. Anyone who agreed with them (and not me) is stupid. In a just world, they would never again have a chance to be part of a cable news panel, political campaign, or podcast interview! This really is a stain on their reputation, which I have already been trashing for some time.
So, to summarize, I was almost entirely correct. My political theory is fully and completely validated by these results. Let this be a lesson to politicians; following my instructions is the surest path to political power. For those who appeared to follow my instructions and lost, they just didn’t follow my instructions hard enough. That’s on them.
More results — no matter what they are — will only further vindicate me. That is the real take-away from 2020.