In today’s episode of “The Michael Knowles Show,” Michael gives his take on the “spoiler” Green Party candidate Joe Manchik in the Ohio special vote. Democrats are saying they could have triggered a recount or won the election if people hadn’t voted for Manchik, but is this a man they want to admit their base votes for?
“The Democratic operatives themselves are calling Joe Manchik a spoiler. They're saying that all the votes that this guy got would have gone to the Democrat. So just consider that for a second, what you're admitting. That's more of a confession really than an accusation,” Knowles said. “What you're saying is that the guys who vote for the outer space alien, who doesn't have a debit card, can't remember his campaign website. That guy wearing – you probably couldn't see it – but a sort of ratty t-shirt with a peace sign on it. That guy would – they’re in your constituency.”
Probably not something the Democrats should want to admit.
Video and transcript below:
I'll make a little confession here. I was out late on a school night last night. I was! I went to a local cigar bar. I was at a friend's birthday party, had a couple Coca Cola's, a few adult beverages, you know.
Anyway, I roll in to my apartment a little late last night. Late enough to see the results of that hotly contested primary election in, er, the hotly contested special election in Ohio. Now what happened? This is the headline that I see. The main headline on Apple News, you know takes up the whole screen and then a couple below it, “Too close to call, too close for comfort, Trump's candidate appeared to eke out a razor-thin win in Ohio, but signs of a widening Democratic wave are coming into focus.” Read more at USA Today. Then the next one right below that: “Republicans now realize how hard they'll have to fight in dozens of similar races to regain control of the house.” Read more at BuzzFeed.
That's my whole screen time looking at Apple news. Now, so I’m thinking jeez that sounds like terrible news for … oh no … it means that the Republican won. That's what that means. I know that would be confusing, because every single word they used was designed to make it seem like the Democrat won, but the Democrat lost. The Republican won. No automatic recount. No, nothing, nope. The Republican won.
This is what they do all the time. Republican Troy Balderson beat Democrat Danny O'Connor. The Democrats always run certain that they're gonna win.
So you've probably read about this house race – they've been pumping it up in the last few days. This is the one. The sign of the blue wave! Democrats are coming baby! And then they lose and then they pretend that losing is winning.
They did this – do you remember Jon Ossof? That candidate, and probably not, but there was this candidate in Georgia and the Democrats said: “Jon Ossof! He is the one! This is the referendum on Trump blue wave baby woo!” And then the election, and he loses.
They're like: “Yeah, well, yeah he lost but really secretly, secretly though he won.”
“Well, but the numbers!” He lost. But no, yeah I know the numbers.
And the other guy? The other guy's going to Congress. “Yeah, no, yeah but secretly though it's a moral victory.”
There's no moral victory. When you win, you go make legislation, and when you lose, you go home.
That's what happened. That's what happened in Ohio.
The Republican won, hahaha! So Balderson, right now, he's ahead 1754 votes. There are still provisional ballots. There are still absentee ballots.
So, sure, anything could happen right, but there was no automatic recount triggered. He won.
He won the night. So, what they’re doing now that they can't figure out how to really spin it that the Democrat won? They're blaming the Green Party candidate for losing.
There's this Green Party candidate in this race, Joe Manchik.
And they're saying he got almost enough votes to spur a recount, an automatic recount. The operative word here is almost. He didn't. He didn't get enough votes to spur an automatic recount. Sorry, but this is what they're saying.
But I'm gonna introduce this guy to you first and then I'll explain the Democrats’ bad strategy here.
Joe Manchik, Green party candidate in Ohio is from Hell, Michigan. Fitting. He says that his ancestors were aliens. Quote: “My distant relatives originally came to Planet Earth from a planet orbiting a star in the Pleiades star cluster located in the constellation of Taurus,” which might make him an illegal alien. I don't know, but he probably has birthright citizenship and his ancestors may have been illegal aliens from outer space. He says that he speaks 19 languages including Spanglish and sheet music and a few others. I don't even know that those are the two craziest (things) without further ado Green Party candidate in Ohio Joe Manchin.
Forward slash something. That could be the new Democrat Party motto. Forward slash something. That's what they're doing. That's their mantra these days. So, the best part of this Joe Manchik is the Democrats are complaining now because they're calling him a spoiler.
All of the mainstream media are calling him a spoiler, you know, and that's the press wing of the Democrat Party.
The Democratic operatives themselves are calling Joe Manchik a spoiler. They're saying that all the votes that this guy got would have gone to the Democrat. So just consider that for a second. what you're admitting. That's more of a confession really than an accusation. What you're saying is that the guys who vote for the outer space alien, who doesn't have a debit card, can't remember his campaign website. That guy wearing – you probably couldn't see it – but a sort of ratty t-shirt with a peace sign on it. That guy would – they’re in your constituency. They’re in your base. They would have gone for your candidate. That's not a great long-term strategy. So, he's a spoiler? I would say: “No, he was a – no they would have all voted for the Republican – no, oh, way siree would they vote for us uh-uh uh-uh.”