More Democrats Admit that Russia Story is Backfiring

The Democrat party is in serious political trouble and they know it. In the most recent example the governor of West Virginia switched from Democrat to Republican, giving Republicans a whopping 34 out of 50 governorships.

Would Jim Justice have switched parties if Trump and Republicans were really the devils that Democrats and the media make them out to be?

No. The Democrats are in trouble because their party is inhabited and even led by extremists like the loopy black congresswoman Maxine Waters and the foul-mouthed party chairman Tom Perez, who appeal primarily to unstable activists on the political fringe.

Every time Waters’ shows her angry face we hear insult after denunciation after accusation against Trump, but never a single positive suggestion for America.

So whatever happened to the Democrats’ precious Love Trumps Hate meme of the 2016 campaign?

Good question. For decades, Democrats and their media cronies have told us conservatives and Republicans that we must be “civil”, that we must not be confrontational, or attack Obama, or criticize Muslims, or talk about repealing or scaling back welfare programs, that that would make Republicans appear mean or hard-hearted. We were told that Republicans must “cross the aisle” to get along with Democrats.

Baloney. Republicans and conservatives always have been “civil” because that is our very nature. We are by nature balanced, mature and rational people who believe in the Constitution and the rule of law. Meanwhile liberals are by nature radical, emotional, immature and irrational people whose ideas promote chaos and who routinely thwart the rule of law, like their ‘sanctuary city’ policies do.

Oh, sure, Trump ran a feisty campaign that was well outside of the norm, and he certainly pushed the envelope and mounted some un-civil attacks, but hey, that’s politics. Then he won fair and square with a brilliant strategy and now the reaction to Trump has been vile and vicious.

So much for “civility”. The smears against Trump have been like nothing has ever seen before. also has conjectured repeatedly that these smears, including the Russia collusion story, are backfiring and that there is growing sympathy for Trump among the American people. And that more and more Democrats are realizing that this could be happening or is happening.

Even in a recent article on the liberal Politico website called Democrats fear Russia probe blowback we see this manifested. Here are excerpts from the article with a comment after each:

Politico reports: Democrats are increasingly conflicted about how forcefully to press the issue of possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia. comment: This is very telling. In the very first sentence Politico says that it is “possible collusion”. But the media seemed to suggest for months that it was certain collusion that just needed to be exposed. This little slip speaks volumes about this fake scandal, which only appeared after Trump won, i.e., it is totally a political concoction. And you may have noticed that it is fading slowly from view.

Politico reports: Fearful of alienating voters who appear more concerned about the economy and health care, Democrats campaigning in districts across the country are de-emphasizing Russia in their rhetoric — and some are warning that a persistent focus on the Russia investigation could backfire.

“In the races where I’m working, I think voters think that Russia is important and that the questions need to get answered,” Bill Burton, a veteran Democratic consultant, said at a political convention this past weekend. “But they’re mostly sick of hearing about it, and they want to hear politicians talk about things that are more directly important in their lives.” comment: Notice that he says, “I think voters think that Russia is important” which is a long way from saying “I know that Russia is a major crime and so do my voters”, which has been the Democrats’ point of departure since last November 9. Democrats are backpedaling because they know that the Russia story is fake, is not working, and has been massively overplayed.

We Trump supporters have been saying from the start that this Russia deal is like The Boy Who Cried Wolf. If Republicans had pushed the Obama birth certificate story 1% as much as liberals have pushed the Russia story, including the nutty Moscow hookers story, we would have been called crazies.

Politico reports: In a state that is critical to the party’s efforts to retake the House, Darry Sragow, a Democratic strategist whose California Target Book handicaps races in California, called Russia a “distraction” and said Democrats “are going to be in deep, deep trouble if they don’t start talking about what voters care about. … it confirms that the Democratic Party’s brain has been eaten by the elites in Washington who have been sitting fat and happy for a lot of years while working Americans have lost their jobs and lost confidence in the future.” comment: Woah. This sounds like a Republican strategist speaking, but indeed it is a Democrat. This is happening since some Democrats can actually count to 34, which is the current number of Republican governors.

Politico reports: Public polling suggests the electorate is deeply suspicious of Trump’s ties to Russia — but also tired of the months-long inquiry into possible collusion between the president’s campaign and Russia. comment: They are “deeply suspicious” only because the media have beat this phony story to death every single day. But the media harmed itself more with this nonsense than they harmed Trump. There are now more viewers for the kids’ network Nickelodeon than for once-hallowed CNN, whose viewership has fallen off a cliff after months of anti-Trump frenzy.

Politico reports: But a plurality of voters in the POLITICO/Morning Consult poll said Congress should not seek to impeach Trump. An earlier Harvard-Harris Poll found nearly two-thirds of American voters say investigations into Trump and Russia are hurting the country.

In that polling, wary Democrats see shades of 1998, when Republicans were widely believed to have overreached on the Monica Lewinsky scandal, losing five House seats in the midterm elections. comment: Yes, hurting the country. And when Republicans lost just five seats in 1998, they still maintained control of the House. On the other hand Democrats already have lost four ‘special’ US House elections since Trump was elected, and are 47 votes short in the House today. Meanwhile Republicans are expected to easily increase their majority in the US Senate in 2018, maybe even to the “magic number” of 60 votes or more.

Politico reports: Mark Penn, the Harvard-Harris Poll’s co-director and former adviser to Bill and Hillary Clinton (said), …There’s a risk (that Democrats) repeat ‘98, that the Republicans create a campaign on issues and (Democrats) get tagged too much with only being about negative arguments.” comment: Brilliant, Mr. Penn. That is how Trump won. We are glad that you finally understand it.

Politico reports: Brian Flynn, one of several Democrats challenging Rep. John Faso in New York, said, “The effect of Russia isn’t people think John Faso is involved in Russia … What it is doing is showing the betrayal of the people who put them in office, and that is how we’re using it.”

Still, Flynn said, “I don’t talk a lot about it … We’re not going to win on an anti-Trump, anti-corruption approach.” comment: Gee, no kidding. knows about this Faso seat since it is close to where I live. It is in the fairly conservative Upstate New York 19th congressional district near Albany. Popular tough-guy US military veteran Chris Gibson held the seat for six years and won his last re-election in 2014 by 30 points.

And I guarantee you that only the loony lefties in that district care about Russia, and that Faso will win re-election easily. He already has eight Democrat opponents lined up against him and the election is not even until November 2018. predicts that those opponents, and even more, will eat each other up in the primary and that this will be repeated across the country by enraged and unhinged Democrats.

Politico reports: (Democrat) Rep. Ted Lieu said (about the Russia story), “I think it depends what happens with this special counsel investigation … No one knows. It could be issue No. 8 in voters’ minds, or it could be No. 1 if they find collusion or people start getting indicted.”

Later, at the podium, Lieu told the crowd, “Here is a fun fact for you: the first article of impeachment for Nixon was obstruction of justice.” comment: But Nixon was never impeached and Bill Clinton was. So perhaps Lieu should learn some American history before shooting off his little Taiwan-born mouth. This shows precisely how out-of-touch these Democrats are, and why Hillary lost.

Politico reports: California Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom, who’s running for governor, was even more direct in a recent appearance on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.” The Russia investigation, he said, “doesn’t do anything for Democrats at all … It’s a loser.” comment: Thus one of the leading office-seekers in the Democrat party says that the issue is a loser. Amazing. And Newsom is not the only Democrat big shot saying this. Many are thinking it privately too.

Politico reports: “Democrats have forgotten one of the edicts of one of the wise men of their party, Tip O’Neill, who said ‘all politics is local,’” said Dave Gilliard, a strategist for four of California’s targeted Republicans — Reps. Jeff Denham, Mimi Walters, Issa and Ed Royce. “Russia is the furthest thing from those voters’ minds … If you went out on the street right now and asked 100 people what the most important issue right now is, I would be shocked if one said ‘Russia.’” comment: This is also a mid-term election in 2018 when local issues are going to be prominent, since Trump will not be officially on the ballot. And so when Democrats go bonkers against Trump it is going to backfire. Republicans need to merely talk about the issues and they will do great. They can simply watch as Democrats descend into their usual madness.

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