Warm Southern Breeze

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Analysis: Trump’s Georgia Phone Call Word Count

Posted by Warm Southern Breeze on Monday, January 4, 2021

When analyzing language, we’re told that the number of times that a word is mentioned often indicates its importance. Samuel Johnson expressed it this way in Rambler #2 (March 24, 1750) by writing that, “Men more frequently require to be reminded, than informed.”

It should also be borne in mind that sometimes, when making a request, or even in casual conversation, per se, language is sometimes “coded,” meaning that one word stands for, and substitutes for another idea, or thought. Consider the 2004 book “I Heard You Paint Houses”: Frank “The Irishman” Sheeran & the Inside Story of The Mafia, The Teamsters & the Last Ride of Jimmy Hoffa” which became a motion picture entitled “The Irishman,” directed by Martin Scorsese, starring Robert DeNiro, Al Pacino, Joe Pesci, Harvey Keitel, and Ray Romano, among others.

The sentence “I heard you paint houses” was euphemistic (coded) language meaning to murder someone, that the person speaking the sentence was inquiring with the listener if the listener was a “hit man,” or murderer for hire, and obliquely, that the speaker wanted someone killed.

Trump’s beverage of choice is Diet Coke. It doesn’t seem to be working.

So, in the same way, when Trump speaks, he only barely hides his intentions. At least that’s the case in this example, though there are others, such as Trump’s now-infamous call to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, for which Trump was indicted (impeached), when he said in part,

“I would like you to do us a favor though because our country has been through a lot and Ukraine knows a lot about it. I would like you to find out what happened with this whole situation with Ukraine, they say Crowdstrike… I guess you have one of your wealthy people… The server, they say Ukraine has it. There are a lot of things that went on, the whole situation. … The other thing, There’s a lot of talk about Biden’s son, that Biden stopped the prosecution and a lot of people want to find out about that so whatever you can do with the Attorney General would be great. Biden went around bragging that he stopped the prosecution so if you can look into it… It sounds horrible to me.” 

While the following list is neither the entire, nor complete list, it is a listing of the words that are germane to the topic of the phone call with the Georgia Secretary of State as it pertains to the November General Election in which Trump lost to Biden in that state, for which Trump sought illegal relief from the Secretary of State.

Trump and his hirelings have traipsed across the country filing lawsuit, after lawsuit and making false allegations against every state official OUTSIDE of the courtroom. Because when the lawyers were placed under oath and before the judge, they changed their tunes and stated SPECIFICALLY that they were NOT alleging fraud.

But to the media, they never ceased claiming all sorts of outlandish Banana Republican fraud. It was perhaps the clearest example of lies and hypocrisy ever witnessed.

But also take notice of the bizarre assortment of numbers. Trump’s style is to “snow” his audience, whoever that may be, either little and private (as this phone call was), or large, as with one of his rallies, with numbers which mean little, or nothing, as if they support his claim, but in fact, do not.

I say “bizarre” because when you listen to the recording, as I have, there comes a point at which Trump suddenly seems to “switch” to using a dizzying array of numbers associated with varying deeds (actions which he claims are fraudulent, and which should be discounted – EVEN THOUGH the results have ALREADY been certified… after having been counted at LEAST 3 times, and once by hand, and the signatures on mail-in ballots were validated and authenticated by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation.

For all it’s worth, Trump might as well declare that the Earth is flat – because that’s the net effect of his bizarrely dissociated-from-reality claims… not one bit of truth to them. Not any. Not even one.

What the world is beholding is a liar falling apart under the strain of his own false claims. We are seeing the “inner workings” of a genuine madman, who has bullied, bluffed, and blustered his way through life.

It’s like a game of poker, and at the end, it’s time to show your hand.

The only thing is, he refuses to show his hand, and makes an insistent false claim that he won, despite the fact that he has refused to either concede, or show his hand.

If it was a game of poker, the dealer, or someone else, would relieve him of his cards to show his hand, and then, kick him out, and never allow him to play ever again, because he refused to play by the rules.

Word Count
Whole Words & Numbers
Trump Call to GA SOS Brad Raffensperger

2 – 1
3 – 1
25 – 1
100 – 11
139 –
300 – 1
779 – 1
2,000 – 1
2,326 – 1
3,000 – 2
4,925 – 2
5,000 – 3
11,000 – 9
11,779 – 9
18,000 – 8
24,149 – 2
200,000 – 3
250,000 – 1
300,000 – 2
400,000 – 2

allegations – 3
angry – 5
ask – 7
ballot – 17
ballots – 58

Biden – 13
certified – 13
cheat – 3
conspiracy – 0
crazy – 3

dead – 9
election – 25
fair – 3
fake – 1
find – 25

fraud – 0
Georgia – 35
help – 0
honest – 2
I – 226

I’m – 25
illegal – 6
know – 125
law – 23
legal – 2

liar – 0
lose – 3
loss – 2
lost – 10
lot – 17

me – 24
my – 5
need – 13
number – 39
our – 24

President – 21
perjury – 0
sad – 3
scam – 1
scammer – 3

they – 177
Trump – 9 (8 by Trump)
truth – 6
very – 34
vote – 100

voted – 19
voters – 7
votes – 47
want – 33
we – 269

we’re – 32
win – 4
wins – 2
won – 30
wrong – 16

you – 370
your – 20
you’re – 25


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