Joe Gilbertson | Jun 20, 2022 | 12
Polls trending against Pelosi’s riot committee
For more than a year, the left-wing media has been hammering the narrative of a massive conspiracy to overthrow the American government, led by President Trump and a cabal of key supporters all across the country. Speaker Pelosi has launched a highly partisan one-sided prosecutorial charade to push their political propaganda that a Trump-led GOP is a party of insurrection and coup attempts that nearly brought down the American Republic – and is still working to do so in the future. The sole purpose of Speaker Pelosi’s kangaroo Select Committee is to convince the American public to vote against Republicans in November.
A recent Politico poll gives a picture of who the public blames for the events on Capitol Hill on January 6, 2021. It does not address whether the public accepts the claims of coups and insurrections, but at least gives a hint of who the public believes is responsible for the violence on that day. And the results are surprising.
The greatest blame falls on … the rioters. Currently, 80 percent of the public blames those engaging in violence on the Capitol for what happened on Capitol Hill. Interestingly, that number dropped from 85 percent a year ago. That would suggest that the people are shifting blame somewhere else. But did they?
Democrats and their media cronies have been pointing the finger at Trump. Currently, 57 percent of the public says Trump bears responsibility. Surprisingly, that number is DOWN from 63 percent in the same poll in 2021. Fewer people blame Trump after an entire year of daily condemnation, blame, and accusation. That number should have the left’s heads exploding.
Vice President Pence faired even better. This year, Pence is held somewhat responsible by only 27 percent of the respondents. That is down from 37 percent last year. Keep in mind that last year at this time, Pence’s refusal to intercede in the congressional certification was already well known.
What about congressional Republicans? Same trend. In 2021, 52 percent gave some blame to the GOP members of Congress. That is down in 2022 to 49 percent.
That should mean that blaming congressional Democrats must have plunged. Au contraire. Placing blame on the donkeys in Congress (euphemistically speaking) actually went UP. Last year, 30 percent of the folks back home blamed congressional Democrats for the rioting. That number is UP to 33 percent this year. That may be due to the growing realization that those in charge in Congress (Pelosi?) failed to adequately secure the Capitol Building. But for whatever reason, blame has shifted away from the GOP and to the Democrats.
So, who blames Trump in terms of party affiliation? In 2021, 41 percent of Republicans blamed Trump. That has dropped 12 points to 29 percent. In 2021, 85 percent of Democrats blamed the former President. This year it is 84 percent. That is a statistically insignificant drop, but when you consider all the time and effort Democrats have been putting into pinning the donkey’s tail on Trump, any drop is very significant. Even no drop at all is indicative as to the success – or lack thereof — of the left’s campaign to demonize Trump and the GOP.
Then there is those all-important independent voters. In 2021, 59 percent of them blamed Trump. This year that dropped to 56 percent.
While the numbers tell their own story, but the trend – modest to moderate – says a LOT. We are talking about 12 months of intense unbridled attacks on Trump and the GOP on a daily basis. Democrats have been prosecuting the case against Trump & Co. in a most strident and malignant manner, and the needle moves against everything they had been hoping to achieve over those 12 months.
Yes, what happened on Capitol Hill was bad – and there is blame and proper punishment in its wake.
Looking at the numbers, one can only conclude that both the premise and the strategy used by Democrats and the media has … failed. If the public acceptance of the Democrats’ narrative stayed the same or even improved a bit, that would still be disappointing to the left — and suggest failure. But to have the public losing confidence in the Democrats’ over-the-top campaign to indict Trump, GOP leaders, and Republican candidates in the court-of-public-opinion – and shame Republican voters into supporting Democrats – is a huge repudiation. So much effort … so much bs … so much help from a biased media … and they lose ground.
The numbers do not exonerate anyone. Courts-of-law will deal with blame and justice. The numbers merely suggest that the Democrats strategy of heading off a disaster in the midterm elections is not working. No matter how Democrats and the media spin these numbers – and they are spinning like a Whirling Dervish – the reality underlying them is undeniable. And I am sure that it is privately scaring the hell out of the donkey team.
So, there ‘tis.