I'm about to hit the road but I had to add this first: Do yourself a favor and read Monica Showalter today. Especially if you need a dose of optimism:
Democrats panic after internal poll shows Republicans sticking to Trump
The news is actually worse for Dems than the heading indicates. Showalter is largely quoting from a Washington Examiner article, so I'll add that quote. Dems had hoped that GOP infighting spurred by NeverTrumps would translate into voter apathy or lower turnout--but that's not happening:
Republican voters are united behind former President Donald Trump
and enthusiastic about putting a check on President Joe Biden in 2022 as GOP infighting in Washington fails to translate outside the Beltway.
That is the conclusion of a fresh survey from veteran Democratic pollster Stan Greenberg, who measured Republican voters’ fidelity to Trump and their intensity as it relates to participation in next year’s midterm elections. Greenberg discovered that three-quarters of the Republican electorate takes its cues from Trump and GOP voters overall are, by 11 percentage points, more interested in 2022 than Democrats.
The data defy initial assumptions that Trump’s dominance over party affairs post-presidency, and headline-grabbing disagreements about this among prominent Republicans in Washington, would be a drag on GOP prospects in the next round of federal elections. Greenberg says the dynamic could sink Democrats running in key contests for the House, Senate, and governorship — in several states.
In a memorandum outlining the poll’s findings, Greenberg wrote that his team was “surprised by how much Donald Trump’s loyalist party is totally consolidated at this early point in its 2022 voting and how engaged it is.”
"Initial assumptions"? By whom? By the same people who assumed Trump couldn't win in 2016? What's really driving this is that Americans know that Zhou didn't win, and Dems know Americans know that. That's behind how engaged voters are. Dems had counted on deflating what they thought had to be a Trump bubble. Turns out it wasn't a bubble--it was built on some basic conservative convictions that are antithetical to a Left agenda. These are "movement conservative" convictions. They're the convictions about what constitutes a good life for human thriving that Trump appealed to with so much success.
These polling conclusions, as we've been arguing, are what's behind the panicked moves by Dems. But panicked moves won't change the dynamics that are driving the voters. The voters are reacting to woke Leftism and authoritarianism, to the palpable hostility to and desire to stamp out normality in America.
ADDENDUM: In light of Greenfield's finding, how do you think the continued persecution of Trump is going to play out? Dems just can't help themselves.
I hasten to add, as a careful observer, that Trump has seemingly grasped from the start that the more they would attack him the more his support would grow, so that in a sense, his not doing more to fight his persecution may be an outgrowth of a larger or more trusted strategy on his part to win a political persuasion game. Perhaps he has taken a longer view of this than we give him credit for. Perhaps he is a better judge of where and how his talents and abilities are best applied in this situation, than we are. Mark A. (I did not commit suicide).ReplyDelete
"Democrats panic after internal poll shows Republicans sticking to Trump"ReplyDelete
Imagine how the Republicans must feel...
I saw on rino say he’s been a republican longer that Trump and he didn’t want Trump in “his party.” I can tell you I’ve been a republican much longer than this rino ( by age) and I don’t want this guy in “ my party.”ReplyDelete
These rinks need to go be Democrats or go independent. Bunch losers think everyone is like them when they are the outsiders
Isn't that funny? Sounds like the elderly lady I met after a Roman Catholic Mass a few years ago who, though upset that women in dungarees co-officiated the Mass, went on to say she was glad that "nice lady" Nancy Pelosi kept Trump in line. She was like a deer blinded in the headlights when I informed her that her nice lady Nancy Pelosi is an abortion champion.Delete
In other words, same thing only different.
Trump is becoming a Martyr.ReplyDelete
>the more they would attack him the more his support would grow
Hmmm... has secession already started?ReplyDelete
Five Oregon Counties Vote to Secede and Join Idaho
There are movements of that sort in other Red states--CA and IL, for example.Delete
Mon centre cède, ma droite recule, situation excellente, j'attaque. In a quote attributed to Marshall Foch during the First World War: "My centre is giving way, my right is retreating, excellent situation, I am attacking." Everybody knows Trump is finished. No hope. Except the prospects have never been better. Nixon won in a landslide, then exercised what he considered his prerogative over a small matter, something Clinton or Obama would have gotten away with, and was forced out. Trump won in a landslide, then ceded all the territory gained, and now is poised for the counter-attack. It will be glorious. The opposition is launching spitballs at him and his associates while he is nursing major evidence of unparalleled fraud, as well as 'foreign interference in a United States election.' Meanwhile an obviously incompetent Biden and a hateful Harris are fast ruining things nationally and internationally. Give them rope....ReplyDelete