Drudge Retort: The Other Side of the News
Tuesday, April 24, 2018

In battleground states in the middle of the country, some Democrats watched with frustration as their party grabbed headlines last week with a splashy new lawsuit alleging a vast conspiracy between President Donald Trump and Russia.

The Democratic National Committee's drumbeat of messaging on Trump and his relationship with Russia is wearing thin with some Democrats in purple states -- particularly in the Midwest, where people on the ground say voters are uninterested and even turned off by the issue. The suit exposes a gap, they say, between the party's strategy nationally and what Midwest Democrats believe will win elections in their state.

For some people working to elect Democrats in Midwestern swing states, the suit -- which threads evidence of a conspiracy between Trump's campaign, WikiLeaks, Russia, and Trump family members -- prompted something akin to an eyeroll.

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The suit is "politically unhelpful," another strategist in the Midwest said. "I haven't seen a single piece of data that says voters want Democrats to relitigate 2016. ... The only ones who want to do this are Democratic activists who are already voting Democratic."

Senator Claire McCaskill, fighting a tough reelection battle in Missouri, which Trump won by almost 20 points, called the DNC's Russia suit a "silly distraction" through a spokesperson.

In places like Minnesota, for instance, where Trump lost only narrowly and his approval numbers have stayed flat, the state party says it plans to steer clear of him altogether with two Senate seats and an open governor's race on the ballot. Messaging on Trump doesn't do anything to move the needle, strategists there say.

And the Democratic Party's attacks on Trump, especially when it comes to Russia, could even backfire in states Trump won handily -- like Ohio, where the focus on taking the president down has kept some voters on the president's side.

"Somehow we've made him into a blue-collar underdog billionaire," said Betras, of Youngstown. "And people are rooting for him because he's the underdog."

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Good thing this plays well to the Dems in NY and California, since the Dems really need to get good turnouts to elect candidates in those States...

#1 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2018-04-24 08:00 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Of course, we all want to stop Trump from colluding with Russia.

That is why there is an investigation. If nothing else it keeps Humpy from colluding any further as every thing he does regarding Russia is being scrutinized closely.

And, yes, we are all getting a headache from all this "winning"!

#2 | Posted by donnerboy at 2018-04-24 08:13 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Looks like Troofy skipped his Reading Comprehension Tutoring session again.

#3 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2018-04-24 08:25 PM | Reply

The entire thing is a distraction from actual policy making.

The Dem's are killing themselves. They're just not sincere about real policy and change.

#4 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2018-04-24 08:32 PM | Reply

#4 the Dems need to show they can walk and chew gum at the same time.

The Trump investigation is necessary and should be talked about from time to time by the candidates.

The problem is they'll stupidly try to run entirely on "not Trump" and hand the GOP the gift of maintained congressional control.

#5 | Posted by jpw at 2018-04-24 08:39 PM | Reply

#5

That is exactly McCaskill's point, but DRtards like Troofy can't see the forest for the trees.

I think that over time this move by the DNC will be considered a blunder of classic proportions (the most famous of which is "never get involved in a land war in Asia").

#6 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2018-04-24 08:53 PM | Reply

Here's what you get from Drudge Report readers when they see a story about Putin possessing nuclear drone submarines that could wipe out coastal cities with tsunamies:

"Seattle and San Francisco first, please Mr. Putin!"

So, so sad. This hurts my heart. There's actually US citizens that would celebrate the bombing of US cities. What a sad state of affairs we are currently in. And I only see it changing form the worse.

#7 | Posted by rstybeach11 at 2018-04-24 10:20 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

"And people are rooting for him because he's the underdog."

Most criminals are.

#8 | Posted by rstybeach11 at 2018-04-24 10:22 PM | Reply

"There's actually US citizens that would celebrate the bombing of US cities."

MOVE, Waco, Oklahoma City.

#9 | Posted by snoofy at 2018-04-24 10:51 PM | Reply

#7 Really no different from different from this kind of bigotry: www.washingtontimes.com

This is what Hexagram #23 in the I Ching predicted would happen in our era. Yeah, I know, you can get the exact same result from goat entrails, astrology, crystal gazing, etc... in this era, but I think it's interesting that they all same say the same thing.

www.sunsigns.org

#10 | Posted by HeliumRat at 2018-04-24 11:05 PM | Reply

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#10 | POSTED BY HELIUMRAT

Frankly, I do not see a valid direct comparison of your WAPO article and what I posted.

But that's just me.

#11 | Posted by rstybeach11 at 2018-04-25 12:00 AM | Reply

#10 | POSTED BY HELIUMRAT

Thanks, Obama. Bilderbergers. Davos. Bonesmen.

#12 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2018-04-25 12:12 AM | Reply

Midwestern Dems Want DNC To Stop The Trump-Russia Talk

Fat chance at that. The DNC is singularly obsessed with this meme.

#13 | Posted by JeffJ at 2018-04-25 02:08 PM | Reply

The DNC is singularly obsessed with this meme.
#13 | POSTED BY JEFFJ

Why shouldn't they be? In their view, if there's any victim here, it's the DNC.

#14 | Posted by rstybeach11 at 2018-04-25 02:53 PM | Reply

They're only a victim of their own making. Eat the pie.

#15 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2018-04-25 03:18 PM | Reply

Eat the pie.
#15 | POSTED BY SHEEPLESCHISM

Reread "In their view..."

I know, the fundamentals can be tough.

#16 | Posted by rstybeach11 at 2018-04-27 05:53 PM | Reply

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