Far-left TIME magazine admitted what conservatives have long known, that previously unaffiliated groups of NeverTrumpers teamed up to prevent President Donald Trump from winning re-election.
The secret history of the shadow campaign that saved the 2020 electionhttps://t.co/xG3S60cP2L
— TIME (@TIME) February 5, 2021
While the idea (as the magazine presents it) may seem like a triumph of democracy, though several critics pointed out that the means they used—such as changing election laws and censoring speech—were anything but.
If you had said this out loud on Twitter a few months ago, it would have gotten you banned. https://t.co/hub7XtzKfh
— Mark Hemingway (@Heminator) February 5, 2021
“[T]he participants want the secret history of the 2020 election told even though it sounds like a paranoid fever dream—a well-funded cabal of powerful people, ranging across industries and ideologies, working together behind the scenes to influence perceptions, change rules and laws, steer media coverage and control the flow of information,” the magazine wrote.
“They were not rigging the election; they were fortifying it,” TIME continued. “And they believe the public needs to understand the system’s fragilify in order to ensure that democracy in America endures.”
Ironically, it followed weeks—if not months—of leftists threatening to unleash hell if the president and his supporters had prevailed.
But instead, TIME marveled at the calm that followed the corrupt election theft as the process continued to play our for two more months but the Left seemed confident that it would prevail.
The article outlines only one specific effort, orchestrated by Mike Podhorzer, senior adviser to the president of the AFL-CIO.
The country’s largest labor union teamed up with the ostensibly right-wing Chamber of Commerce, as well as activist groups, some of which had ties to former president Barack Obama and other Democrats.
“Podhorzer began working from his laptop at his kitchen table, holding back-to-back Zoom meetings for hours a day with his network of contacts across the progressive universe: the labor movement; the institutional left, like Planned Parenthood and Greenpeace; resistance groups like Indivisible and MoveOn; progressive data geeks and strategists, representatives of donors and foundations, state-level grassroots organizers, racial-justice activists and others,” TIME reported.
The coordinated effort, they suggest, applied a backward design model starting with the necessary outcome: a Biden victory.
“Every attempt to interfere with the proper outcome of the election was defeated,” claimed Ian Bassin, a former White House deputy counsel for the Obama administration who co-founded the activist group Protect Democracy.
“But it’s massively important for the country to understand that it didn’t happen accidentally,” Bassin continued. “The system didn’t work magically. Democracy is not self-executing.”
Instead, TIME said that a menagerie of Swamp creatures were needed to effect the predetermined outcome, from social media companies to strategists, lobbyists and lawyers—not to mention “armies of poll workers” and, of course, the billionaire oligarchs who helped to bankroll the entire operation.
Their work wasn’t done when Nov. 3 came and went, of course.
“After Election Day, they monitored every pressure point to ensure that Trump could not overturn the result,” TIME gloated.
Of course, as much was obvious to Trump and his supporters since at least March 2020 when the coronavirus conveniently struck in the immediate aftermath of House Democrats’ first failed impeachment attempt, which itself came in the immediate aftermath of the failed Russia-collusion coup.
For much of the year that followed, leftists hammered the need for increased mail-in balloting, as if they were able to see into a crystal ball that the mysterious virus with constantly changing goal posts would still be present in November.
But unlike before the election, when pointing out the weird set of coincidences was verboten, TIME felt no qualms about taking a victory lap and laying bare the facts that validated the so-called conservative conspiracy theories.
It even smugly admitted that Trump was correct to be alarmed when he spoke on Dec. 2 of the strange feeling that there was a premature “orchestrated effort to anoint the winner” before all the votes had been counted and certified.
“In a way, Trump was right,” it said.