Friday, November 15, 2019


Via FR:

Poll: 53% of Black Voters, 60% of Other Minority Voters Say Media Are Trying to Help Impeach Trump
CNS News ^ | November 14, 2019 | Craig Bannister 
But, 53% of black voters and 60% of other minorities, compared to 51% of whites, said reporters are trying to get Trump rather than report the news fairly. 
What’s more, 58% of voters who say they are watching impeachment news “very closely” believe that most journalists are trying to help impeach the president, while only 34% say they’re just trying to report unbiased news.(Excerpt) Read more at ...

This can't possibly be what most Dems had in mind for Impeachment Theater.

UPDATE 1: Thomas Lifson has been all over this. It turns out--will anyone be surprised to learn this?--that the Dem mantra shift from Quid Pro Quo to Bribery was dictated by ... focus groups! That from an impeccable Dem source:

“The shift came after the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee conducted focus groups in key House battlegrounds in recent weeks, testing messages related to impeachment. Among the questions put to participants was whether ‘quid pro quo,’ ‘extortion’ or ‘bribery’ was a more compelling description of Trump’s conduct. According to two people familiar with the results, which circulated among Democrats this week, the focus groups found ‘bribery’ to be most damning.”

Impeachment by focus group--what a concept!

UPDATE 2: David Marcus at The Federalist weighs in, also citing (like Tucker) CNN--Democrats Concede Their Impeachment Argument Is Failing. Brief excerpt re the failure of Dem "messaging":

[I]mpeachment charges are kind of like jokes, the more you have to explain them, the less effective they are.
To make matter worse for Democrats, not only are they failing to move the needle among Americans, they are struggling to make them care at all.

Right. If you have to run focus groups to find a way to convince people that somehow something wrong was done, you're in trouble. You're losing.

UPDATE 3: Don Surber doubles down on the theme of "losing":

In Rules for Radicals, Saul Alinsky wrote, "A good tactic is one your people enjoy. A tactic that drags on too long becomes a drag."
Democrat voters invested two years in the Russian Collusion Hoax ....
Failure has consequences, and Democrats are paying. ...
It's not that real Americans have a short attention span, it is that we are not obsessed with bringing President Trump down. We elected him.
Once again, a media sort faulted the Democrats for not offering a compelling story. To the Washington press corps, it's a story. The truth does not matter.
To the American people, though, the truth does matter. And the truth is this is another Russian Collusion Hoax. ...
Democrats fear the reaper of public opinion.
Breitbart News reported, "Democrats have been scrambling following Wednesday’s lackluster public impeachment hearing, changing the focus of their impeachment narrative to 'attempted' crimes after Republican lawmakers largely decimated their weak impeachment case.
"'It was a total disaster for us,' one senior House Democrat aide told Breitbart News.


  1. “Focus group” and “task force” became my most hated words when I was in corporate business. They were corporatese for “no one wants to step up and make a decision and stand by it”…

    Another tired bit of corporatese that does seem appropriate right now:

    “Let’s throw mud at the wall and see what sticks”… The Dems could have that on their T-shirts… except they’d substitute Trump for wall.

  2. Hello, Focus Group. What charge do you find more damning: Jaywalking or Genocide?

    Oh, definitely genocide. That's just awful.

    Genocide it is!

    But what about the jaywalking?

    What does it matter? We have no evidence for either one. IMPEACH!!!

  3. A bit O/T, but I read that Deplorables have been sporting (Lefty-made) t-shirts showing "It's Mueller time".
    Will shirts on "It's SCHIFFty time" be next, or does someone have a better idea?

    1. I like that--I like to think that the Flynn case will lead to a reckoning for Team Mueller.

  4. Archdruid J.M. Greer, to whom I linked here weeks ago, summarizes this Schiff Show as follows, at :
    "the entire charade is based on the claim, that it’s wrong for Trump to do something, that the Democrats insist was perfectly fine for Obama to do to Trump: that is, to investigate one of the other party’s presidential candidates during the election campaign, on charges of colluding with a foreign government.
    Thus the Democrats are setting themselves up for yet another gourmet meal of CROW...."