Meet the “Hi, Alan” guy’s American cousin

 WaPo and Fairfax make the introductions…                                                                                      

 

“Hi, my name is Josh and I live in North Carolina and I voted for Donald Trump — my bad, fam,” he begins, before explaining that this November will mark the first time “ever, ever” that he will vote for a Democrat.

“If Joe Biden drops out and the DNC runs a tomato can, I will vote for the tomato can, because I believe the tomato can will do less harm than our current President.”

The unsolicited video submission to a group called Republican Voters Against Trump is just one small part of a broader “Never Trump” rebellion that began four years ago as a largely ineffective cadre of appalled Republicans, but which has transformed in recent weeks into a potentially disruptive force in this year’s presidential race.

Groups such as the Lincoln Project and Republican Voters Against Trump — which is focused on first-person testimonials like Josh’s — emphasise guerrilla tactics and scathing ads as they troll the President. The movement seeks to build a national political operation to oust both Trump and his supporters in Congress, with a particular emphasis on convincing white suburban voters who consider themselves true Republicans to break from the President, according to interviews with more than a dozen anti-Trump advisers and allies who are involved in the planning, some of whom requested anonymity to describe private discussions.

 
Hi, Josh!

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48 Responses to Meet the “Hi, Alan” guy’s American cousin

  1. PB

    I believe “Josh” may be an Amish Eskimo, at least I think I’m allowed to notice that.

  2. Robber Baron

    Josh’s surname could be Turnbull.

  3. Supplice

    Who actually says “tomato can?”

    Didn’t the last one of these “formerly die-hard Trump supporters” to make a prominent similar video turn out to have not voted at all?

  4. Lee

    “If Joe Biden drops out and the DNC runs a tomato can, I will vote for the tomato can …”

    Your typical Democrat voter at work.

    Washington Post and Fairfax cherry-picking anecdotes.
    Of course people on either side of politics will sometimes change sides.
    So what?
    Bet they wouldn’t report on Democrats who intend to vote Trump.

  5. Josh has dementia like the democratic man of the moment …. Tomato Can Joe . Come the big day he’ll forget all about it !

  6. Dave in Marybrook

    Potentially disruptive- that’s a bit of hyperbowl CL?
    Plagiarism is a form of flattery, and that’s what the Never Trumpers have done here- namely, trying to co-opt the Walk Away movement, which was a genuine grassroots movement of the rusted-on underclass Democrats faithful who realised that they were stuck in the swamp and being used as patsies for galloping progressives commandeering their lives with which to build their empires.
    It ain’t fresh- it ain’t a gamechanger. It’s about as genuine as a three bob watch, and it will only serve for about as long too. Another hashtag will follow, with another “unscreened” reluctant star to mouth it too.

  7. Mick Gold Coast QLD

    There are yet 16 weeks to go. Hold. Hold. Hold! HOLD!

  8. NoFixedAddress

    You can just see the Trump campaign ad now.

    A shot of Biden next to a can of Alphabet soup with a voice over saying something like “you get more sense out of a can of soup”.

  9. nb

    I do agree that a tomato can is a more appealing candidate than Mr Biden. But was it made in China?

  10. Reagent

    A tomato can would be better than Biden.

  11. Joanna Smythe

    Leo Terrell has voted Democrat all his life. Three months ago he hated President Trump with a passion. He is now voting for Trump in November. If he can be turned, anyone can.

  12. Shane

    None of the Cats seem to have twigged yet that currency lad has used as an avatar for Josh , our fav billionaire & WW2 profiteer, Soros.

  13. Jannie

    Joe Biden
    Election Winner
    Next US Presidential Election
    8/13
    10.00
    Pot. Returns:£16.15
    Donald Trump
    Election Winner
    Next US Presidential Election
    3/2
    10.00
    Pot. Returns:£25.00

    Ladbrokes still gives Biden the edge. Strange but true.

  14. Boris

    Bet they wouldn’t report on Democrats who intend to vote Trump.

    I doubt any Democrats will vote Trump but I know a few people who voted for Hillary and will now vote for Trump. Not sure how many though.

  15. Nob

    Typical US election ad.

    4 months of this tripe to go yet.

  16. 2dogs

    Who actually says “tomato can?”

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tomato_can_(sports_idiom)

    I doubt any Democrats will vote Trump

    George Bush used to win because he got more registered Democrat votes than his opponent got Republican. The independents then were basically 50/50.

    However, there are now more independents than ever, and how they vote matters a lot this time.

  17. Mick Gold Coast QLD

    From 2dogs at 4:22 am:

    ” …

    [linked site] However, there are now more independents than ever, [linked site] and how they vote matters a lot this time.”

    That was rather pointless – sending me to the Washington Post site which immediately refuses access until one subscribes.

  18. Mark M

    Heh. Photo of Sleepy Uncle Joe touching/adjusting the mask he is wearing.
    A fail in mask protocol.
    Throw it away, Joe!

  19. Bruce of Newcastle

    Republican Voters Against Trump

    The Dems tried the same fake regretful Republican voter thing back in 2012.
    It was great fun when they were outed as lefty activists:

    Republican Women for Obama (2012)

    It happens all the time in talk radio: a caller will say that he is a lifelong Republican, and will recall fondly how he voted for Ronald Reagan. Then he says that today’s Republicans have gone too far, and for the first time ever he is voting for a Democrat! These callers are nearly always lying. If you look them up, you likely will find that they are Democratic Party precinct chairmen.

    The Obama campaign is trying to perpetrate the same deception. It has just released a video called Republican Women For Obama, which features four or five women who claim to be Republicans, or to have been Republicans until recently. But, of course, they are appalled by Mitt Romney–it is hard to say why, apart from a couple of discreet references to abortion, but did they really just now figure out that the Republican Party is pro-life? The ad is surprisingly ineffective, but it is also dishonest. At least one of the women who pose as “Republican women for Obama” is a long-time Democrat.

    Her name is Maria Ciano, and BuzzFeed finds that she has been a registered Democrat in Colorado at least since 2006.

    Sound familiar? That election was close and this election is close, with even more sheep stations on the line. So dirty tricks by Democrats are at an unprecedented level right now. They’re trying absolutely everything.

  20. Clam Chowdah

    The neologism “Hi-Alanist” needs to be used more widely.

  21. John Dee

    Ladbrokes still gives Biden the edge. Strange but true…..Jannie

    God bless Ladbrokes et al for polling the media hysteria before setting the book.
    I took Trump at 8/1 last time.
    Killary was 98-99% assured of victory…oops!
    Biden at 8/13?
    Isn’t the definition of insanity doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results?

  22. Spurgeon Monkfish III

    Who’s the US equivalent of Al Jones – Rush?

    Josh: “Hi Rush! I’m an 18 year old all American student kiddie who will never vote for the rethuglicans evah again, because of Fatty Trump, I tells ya!”

    Rush: “How would you describe your political outlook?”

    Josh: “I’m a conservative Christian who leans leftish due to climate change and economic insecurity. Not a Bernie Bro and in no way ideological, I tells ya.”

    Rush: “err, OK”.

  23. Colonel Bunty Golightly

    Couldn’t care less. We have enough issues to deal with In our own country without worrying about the increasingly decadent US of A.

  24. Chris M

    Get woke, go ladbroke!

    Creepy Joe was meant to hold up till the election when the puppet master would take over but his synapses have given out so the scramble is on to replace him. Michael LaVon Robinson is reluctant still…

  25. Cynic of Ayr

    Jesus people! Get a grip!
    Josh is a fake!
    He’s an actor, paid to do the clip.
    Exactly the same as the paid actors parading around the suburbs in nurses’ uniforms, telling anyone that would listen that Labor would save the hospitals, and the Libs would kill your grandma.
    It’s bullshit!
    BULLSHIT!!!
    And to cut the doubters off at the pass:
    “How does Cynic know they’re actors?”
    “How does the doubter know they’re not? Besides, it’s a Dimmocrat” ad, therefor it’s – waitforit – bullshit!”

  26. bronson

    Arent a number of the never trumpers implicated in siphoning of millions in donations to their own companies? Seems like a great business model remember its only a fraud if youre not in on it.

  27. Professor Fred Lenin

    Joe Biden says he has been contacted by fifty hundred billion million former Trump supporters who will vote for him ,even if a thousand twety million hundred are sho byi illegal guns .
    He says they were influenced by his “you know the thing “speech and his motto “Truth Beats Facts “
    Chinas Xia ,NK Kim and the Ayatollahs pledged financial support for Biden .
    He attracts a good class of person gdunnee ?

  28. Iampeter

    “If Joe Biden drops out and the DNC runs a tomato can, I will vote for the tomato can, because I believe the tomato can will do less harm than our current President.”

    Pretty much. Also Biden is not as left wing or corrupt as Trump, so there’s that too.
    But what’s missing is the fact that NeverTrumpers ideological bankruptcy is what led to Trump in the first place. They still don’t take any ownership for this, which means who they vote for isn’t really important.

    I doubt any Democrats will vote Trump but I know a few people who voted for Hillary and will now vote for Trump. Not sure how many though.

    Trump ran and won the election as an old school democrat. He won by getting democrats to vote for him because of his anti-immigrant and anti-trade positions, which are all left wing, union and democrat positions, while Hillary was running on being a woman, or something.
    Lots of democrats will vote for Trump, but hopefully after the disaster of his first term, people will just vote for anyone that isn’t Trump, just like many people voted for anyone that just wasn’t Hillary in the last election.

  29. JC

    Pretty much. Also Biden is not as left wing or corrupt as Trump, so there’s that too.

    LOL. Orderly, please accompany plodes back to his padded cell.

  30. Biden is not as left wing or corrupt

    GFTO.

    1. Ukraine/Burisma.
    2. Basically becoming a Bernie bro.

  31. areff

    how they vote matters a lot this time.

    How the deceased vote will be even more important. Four years of harvesting graveyard votes while telling each other ‘by any means necessary’. There goes Michigan and Pennsylvania, North Carolina, none of which Trump won by very much.

    I’m worried.

  32. Professor Fred Lenin

    JC is oimpoider angling for a job at Fairfax or the Wasgingto Pist? Hes got the right attitude to lying like a decromat .], probably votes gangreen here .
    Remember Truth Beats Facts and you know the rest.

  33. Rob MW

    Hi, Josh!

    Lol. Up there with some of the creepiest human beings ever to walk this earth.

  34. Scernus

    I’m still waiting for the mass exodus of all those celebrities from the last US election.

  35. Professor Fred Lenin

    Josh is Joes younger brother isnt he? Looks like hes got the ta tas like brother Joe .
    He was Biden family consiglieri before he started losing the plot ,speaks a bit of Chinese and Ukrainian and knows their banking procedures well.

  36. Rob MW

    Meet the high powered Republican never Trumpers:

    Lincoln Project’s Co-Founder John Weaver Was a Registered Agent for Russia But That’s Okay Because OrangeManBad

    That would be Hillderbeast’s uranium one pay to play deal.

    Or better still their business model:

    Lincoln Project Paid More than $2 Million to Firms Owned by Its Founders

  37. John A

    “Hi, my name is Josh and I live in North Carolina and I voted for Donald Trump — my bad, fam,” he begins, before explaining that this November will mark the first time “ever, ever” that he will vote for a Democrat.

    Someone already beat me to it, but I could see that Josh was Soros.

    But there must be lots of Josh’s in North Carolins, so I am betting this is a fake call, a political stunt, to destabilise voters who are thinking of not voting for the “rightthink” candidate.

  38. Fang

    Trump by 100+million votes, Hillary as Bidens Vc announced the week before election date, Biden to suddenly die from Heart Attack the day before Election day! 😁

  39. Professor Fred Lenin

    Fang you are right ,it certainly looks like Mendel Schwartz,( George Soros )
    Doesnt he have lots of shares in the DNC? Hedid after all own Obama and Hilarity lock stock and barrel .

  40. Beachcomber

    Democrats/Antifa/BLM and the Universities are gearing up for civil war in the USA if Trump holds on to office at the next “election”.

  41. Whalehunt Fun

    Josh looks like he will dead well efore November. Come on Covid, come on, come on!

  42. Whalehunt Fun

    As for the FoxNews video, there was never a better time to take a kness and crush it down on a protestor’s neck. Hard.

  43. Lee

    None of the Cats seem to have twigged yet that currency lad has used as an avatar for Josh , our fav billionaire & WW2 profiteer, Soros.

    His photo should be in post offices all over the U.S. as one of America’s most wanted.

  44. Squirrel

    Should the tomato can be unavailable, the ALP could provide their American comrades with a beautifully stuffed drover’s dog.

  45. Rex Anger

    @ Squirrel-

    Boom?

    (Or am I thinking of the wrong drover’s dog?)

  46. Kneel

    “Should the tomato can be unavailable, the ALP could provide their American comrades with a beautifully stuffed drover’s dog.”

    Gough, Paul, or Mal?

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