The lady doth protest too much, me thinks.
It is a familiar line from Shakespeare’s play, Hamlet, third act, second scene. Lest you get the wrong idea that I am some kind of Shakespeare expert, I am no fan of his. In fact, I hated it when we had to read Julius Caesar in high school.
Nonetheless, I must admit that the man could turn a phrase or two. I would have simply said, “She protests too much,” and leave it like that. I must admit he maybe said it a tad better. Also, his sayings are used throughout our English language all these years later. They are used with such regularity that most people are unaware of it.
Now to the point. Let me see. The media said there is no voter fraud. Let’s just move on. The politicians echo the saying. They say that President Trump ought to admit defeat for the good of the country. (Nixon did that with Kennedy and look where that got him.)
Even well know republicans have joined the mantra. They say that it hinders the transfer of authority. Not just one, but it is a very large chorus and the words are repeated to the point that everyone ought to accept it as solid fact.
It seems few remember the 2000 election and Florida and the hanging chads. I don’t recall anyone saying how important it was to make a smooth transition. Maybe it wasn’t so important, being as the man going into The White House had an R after his name.
It does seem to be the ‘Rule.’ After all, few complained when Clinton refused to admit defeat. “I got more votes,” or something like that. The fact is that the dems are refusing to admit that defeat to this day. They get to complain without cause and the republicans don’t get to follow completely legal methods.
By the way, has anyone forgotten the words of Clinton prior to the election, “Don’t concede, no matter what.” I think POTUS has at least as much right to hang on as Biden does. Let’s say, the president won by 10 percent, both popular and Electoral College. Was Biden still supposed to refuse to concede?
Now, let’s get back to the protesting too much. I look around. I see all the protest against the legal processes by President Trump. Do you suppose that the protest is to keep ‘we the people’ from finding fraud and cheating?
Just maybe, had Nixon chose to look into all the dead people voting in Chicago, the democrats would have discovered cheating doesn’t pay. Then they would have ceased the efforts. If people would have gone to prison back then, we wouldn’t be dealing with the fraud today.
Now, we are supposed to ignore the fraud today and teach the dems that they can cheat any time and in any way. Sure. They will be able to do it right out in the open as the Soviets did.
In such a case, it would make the vote moot and we might as well all stay home and watch the TV. By then, the dems would also control the programming so that we would be spoon fed a bowl full of propaganda. Then, of course, there would be no rule of law.
Even if no fraud is proved, it will at least alert those who have thoughts of fraud. They might be less likely to try anything. More important, if we do find fraud, just maybe those who are behind it can find themselves to be guest of the Federal prison system. And, in spite of the fraud and cheating, the right man would remain it The White House.
The saying is frequently used and is just as true today as when it was first used…. There is none so blind as he who will not see. It would appear that about half this country is now blind, willfully.