Much to the chagrin of Washington elites, everyday Americans have lost interest in what Pres. Donald J. Trump calls the “phony” Russia “witch hunt.”
After getting trounced in the 2016 elections, Democrats and their deep state operatives conspired against the newly-elected president by creating a “Russian Collusion” narrative to de-legitimize the results. After pushing to ensnare Pres. Trump by orchestrating false documents, Special Counsel Robert Mueller was enlisted to assault the White House. It all backfired as the salacious “Dodgy Dossier” was traced back to the DNC and Hillary.
“It’s not the best thing for Democrats to be talking about right now,” former Clinton campaign manager Robby Mook reportedly said. “We just need to let Mueller do his job. Politicizing it even more isn’t going to help that.”
Further compounding the Democrats’ woes, FBI agents and officials were caught conspiring against the president through leaks, evidence manipulation and by misleading at least one federal judge. These days, top Democrats have nothing to say about the probe that has yet to jail a Russian or unearth any collusion. That sits well with most Americans who are far more concerned with homeland issues that directly impact their lives.
“In our state, we’re losing 70 to 80 dairy farms a month,” Wisconsin Sen. Tammy Baldwin reportedly said. “I can tell you in rural Wisconsin that’s what people are asking me about rather than something that is, well, just, it’s immediate to them.”
Sen. Baldwin’s campaign has kept a safe distance from the Mueller investigation. Although Baldwin pushes herself as a moderate compared to the national Democrat leadership, she voted in lockstep with the far-left in key votes. She voted along party lines against the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act that put more money in people’s paychecks and is partially responsible for the country’s economic resurgence.
Despite her joining the “resistance” by voting against major White House initiatives, she warmed to Pres. Trump’s breakthrough with a new NAFTA deal called the USMCA. The agreement improves the ability of American dairy farmers to sell products in Canada.
“The USMCA appears to be an important step forward — easing some of Canada’s unfair trade barriers and increasing market access for our dairy farmers,” Sen. Baldwin admitted.
Mueller seems to be attempting to stay in the media spotlight while the rest of the country focuses on the elections. In recent weeks, unethical leaks to the media highlight ongoing negotiations between the special counsel and the White House. Mueller’s team has also floated the idea that a final report will be released on the cusp of the mid-term elections. Despite his efforts to remain relevant, high-profile politicians are courting voters on other fronts.
“Washington reporters live in a different world from the American people,” Texas Sen. Ted Cruz said. “That’s been true for two years where the media is obsessed with the latest and constant slams on the president. People of Texas are interested in jobs.”
Sen. Cruz has surged ahead of his Democrat challenger in recent weeks as Pres. Trump’s conservative Justice Brett Kavanaugh was confirmed to the U.S. Supreme Court and the country basks in record-low unemployment numbers. The Texan expects a big Trump bump when the president holds his support rally in Houston.
Pres. Trump’s popularity among populist and working-class voters has made him vital to re-election bids. Democrats in red states are running campaigns embracing the very America First policies that many voted against.
“In states like Missouri, Indiana, North Dakota, Montana, the red-state Democrats are running ads about how closely they work with President Trump,” Colorado Sen. Cory Gardner said. “So, it’s difficult to talk about an investigation at the same time they’re trying to be his best friend.”
So-called red-state Democrats may be fretting over their party-line votes against the president’s agenda now that it has produced record gains for African-Americans, Hispanic-Americans, the stock market, GDP and the fact that wages have substantially increased for the first time in nearly a decade. These tangible gains contrast the elusive investigation that has not produced hard evidence that Russia interfered in the 2016 elections.
“Mueller is the great sphinx so far,” University of Virginia Center for Politics Larry Sabato reportedly said. “No one really knows what he’s thinking or how far his investigation has come. It’s hard to grab onto fog.”
~ Liberty Planet