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It's Friday so some feedback that I've been overwhelmed with during this turbulent week. One interviewee simply said “go to hell”, another accused me of being a child trafficker, and a third sent a selfie of his middle finger.
I'll share some of the more articulate ones. Several CEO Daily readers remain convinced that the November elections were distorted by fraud.
"The evidence is ubiquitous if you want to look for it … Electoral laws are changed by civil servants if only it falls within the purview of state lawmakers … Reversal of hundreds of thousands of votes in the wee hours of the morning … hundreds of sworn voices affidavits from people who witness many violations and ballots were. "
"It's a shame if you fail to spot election fraud when the evidence is clearly shown. There's nothing to see here, folks, carry on. Pathetic."
TD suggested that the view that the choice was fraudulent is so widespread that it needs to be addressed. His suggestion:
"What if Biden drew up a huge assignment under the guidance of the most conservative people you can imagine to thoroughly evaluate this?"
Maybe that would help. But if people haven't been convinced by Trump's Attorney General, Trump's Department of Homeland Security, election officials in all fifty states, and judges in more than 60 courts, why should a commission convince them?
Some respondents also asked why the attack on the Capitol led to such media outrage while the violence that accompanied this summer's racial protests did not.
"After months of glossing over, downplaying, and clearly denying violent, destructive, and widespread violence, should we suddenly be upset when right-wing extremists take a page out of the same playbook?"
Then there was this comment on my note that many business leaders were hoping for a split government to temper the leanings of the progressive wing of the Democrats.
“Some of your readers, like me, are Democrats who are relieved that the Senate is in the hands of the Democrats. I'm so tired of the "progressive" scare tactics. Joe Biden is temperate.
And finally, in response to my rhetorical question of how democracy can survive in a world where facts are to be won:
“It survives when leaders start telling the truth about problems and events. It starts with leaders realizing that they were chosen to serve the people and nation, not themselves. It starts with holding those responsible for this show accountable. It starts with people like you having a platform and the respect of many, many people who force leaders to turn away from their selfish attitudes and behaviors. "
I'll end with that. I'm glad the week is almost over. More news below. Also read David Z. Morris' instructive analysis of what happened here on Wednesday.