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Response to smirkymonkey (Reply #49)

Sat Aug 17, 2019, 03:53 PM

79. Unfortunately, seems to me that if they're going to cheat, and that's a GIVEN by now,

then in order to level the playing field, we have to cheat, too. If we play the rules and the other side doesn't, that tilts the playing field against us no matter what we do. Besides, the Russians are still in the game, too, and they're even more highly motivated to keep their "asset" in power for as long as possible.

By now, I'm like you, smirkymonkey. Until the other side stops cheating and plays by the rules, I don't see why we still have to. All that means is we get our asses handed to us, every election cycle.

Better yet, we might have the element of surprise on our side. I suspect the opposition assumes we're just chumps and we won't cheat because values or principles or whatever. So then maybe we should do the unexpected. If that's the way the game is played, by now (and it IS), then we have no hopes of winning unless we can rig the game our way to some extent. At this point, there's no other way to level the playing field.

I've said for a long time by now that we need to be sneakier, and fight dirtier, because THAT is the playing field now. Otherwise, we're just a bunch of sitting ducks who play by the rules, win the popular vote, and then get rolled by weasels playing dirty and pulling whatever sneaky shit they think they need to pull, to win. We need some modern Machiavellis on our team.

The only game in town is WINNING. By hook or by crook. I believe it was Vince Lombardi who once said "there's only room for one place, and that's FIRST place."

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