(Politico) Survey Says!

The Death of the Media

Tiger Beat did another one of their strange anonymous “surveys” to see how greater Wingnuttia is dealing with the Russian Usurper’s latest Category 5 Shit Storm:

Secret Russia meeting? So what. Collusion? Nah. Media outrage? Fake news.

Anyone who thinks the Republican base will abandon President Donald Trump over the latest Russia revelations is sorely mistaken.

According to a POLITICO survey of more than two dozen local Republican Party leaders in counties where 2018’s most competitive races are shaping up, the GOP grass roots aren’t fazed by news of Donald Trump Jr.’s meeting last year with a Kremlin-linked lawyer or the daily drip of stories about Trump and Russia. They aren’t even paying close attention.

Ah, not exactly a scientific survey, issit?

They sent the middle school hall monitors out for a Heathers-style lunchtime quiz to see who’s popular and who’s not. The GOP anecdotes that they quote all have a dismissive edge to them, using elites and fake news often to justify why these party bosses are not concerned. So I guess fax machines are still a thing, churning out daily talking points?

The e-z Politico read is that Comrade Preznint Stupid’s base response is good news for him, and bad news for the Dims.

Drip… drip… drip…

The smart take is that it’s easy to dismiss/deflect/distract while Trump Tower Moscow is a news story, it’s going to be much harder when indictments start coming down. We have a year of drip, drip, drip to go.

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3 Responses to (Politico) Survey Says!

  1. texas betsy says:

    Cite. Not sure. You’re in grammar geekdom. Betsy


  2. Jim says:

    I think that’s right. We’re still only in the beginning of this colossal superstorm of shit and by November, 2018, if Trump is even still alive and functioning” at that point, we may face a combination of discouraged GOP base and mobilized Democrats. (By the way, I think you meant “cite” not “site”.


  3. tengrain says:

    I’m going with “quote,” I keep tripping up on cite/site. I’ll add it to my lack of style guide.




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