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    Question prayer strategy

    What is a prayer strategy below?



    Fifteen days after President Trump lost the election, there is no indication that any significant voter fraud took place.

    That hasnít stopped the president and his supporters from making all kinds of claims to the contrary. Over the past two weeks, there has been a whole lot of shouting, a deluge of legal filings and plenty of denial from Mr. Trump and his allies.

    What there hasnít been? Any real evidence that the election was unfairly decided.

    The clearest tell that Mr. Trumpís effort is a security blanket and a prayer strategy is the difference between what Mr. Trumpís supporters say in the press and what they say in court, where lying under oath is a felony.

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    Re: prayer strategy

    You don't have any of that in quotes, so I should be able to assume that those are your words.
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    Re: prayer strategy

    Quote Originally Posted by hwpc48 View Post
    What is "a prayer strategy" below?
    If you wrote that piece yourself, you must know what it means. If you did not write it yourself, you must provide the source and author.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: prayer strategy

    The article is from an article titled * On Politics: ĎThis Is Not a Fraud Caseí written by Lisa Lerer in NY Times mail magazine dated Nov. 18.

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    Re: prayer strategy

    Thank you. In future threads, please give us such information in post #1.

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    Re: prayer strategy

    She is entitled to to her opinion, and you are entitled to yours.

    (Logically, a prayer strategy is a strategy involving prayer.)
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    Re: prayer strategy

    In this context, I interpret "a prayer strategy" as meaning "wishful thinking as embodied in claims publicly made."

    According to Lerer, Trump wants people to believe voter fraud took place and thinks they will if he keeps publicly voicing his claims in the right way.

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    Re: prayer strategy

    It strikes me as a strategy that would require divine intervention rather than one based on the law or the facts.

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    Re: prayer strategy

    I'd never heard the phrase prayer strategy before this thread. A quick bit of googling has told me that it's a common phrase among US Christians, for whom it relates to the content and manner of prayer.

    I guess the writer here is trying to suggest that Mr Trump's strategy has as much chance of working as the chance that God will answer one's prayers. I suppose that as an atheist, the writer considers this strategy to be above all hopeful and desperate.

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