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December 16, 2019

Axios Michigan Focus Group Finds That Obama/Trump Swing Voters Aren't Swing Voters Any Longer, Just #MAGA

Womp womp.


Axios convened a focus group in Saginaw, MI, including ten swing voters who had voted for Obama then flipped to Trump in 2016 to see what they were thinking about 2020.

The big picture:

These voters hate the fact that House Democrats are moving toward impeaching the president. They call it a distraction from the issues that would actually improve their lives, like preserving Social Security, cracking down on illegal immigration, and keeping jobs in the U.S.


Another participant, 73-year-0ld Michael G., said Democrats' focus is in the wrong direction. "Instead of working on policies and things that will help the people, they are just working to basically preserve their own position ... [T]hey don't really care about you and [me], I don't think."

Between the lines: These voters aren’t sick of Trump's antics like other swing voters we've talked with, and they don’t feel a sense that things need to get back to "normal" -- because Trump is their new normal.

Hashtag Buh Muh Norms.

That's reinforced by the fact that:

They have virtually zero trust in the media's coverage of him.

Their support for Trump will grow, they said, even if the country enters a recession or a full-blown trade war with China.

Honestly, the media has bothered them, and us, with so many End of the World hypotheticals that they don't mean anything more, so we just blow them off.

What if Trump decides to nuke the entire world, including the US?

"I'm sure he'd have good reasons for nuking the US," said Ace O'S., a swing voter.

And they credit Trump with making health care more affordable, thanks to -- they said -- his GOP tax law, which some said has saved them more in taxes so they can now reallocate that money to pay for prescription drugs.


What they're saying: "He's proven what he's promised over and over to us," said 38-year-old Mary D.

"Let him finish out the last four years. Why not? He's done good this far," said 55-year-old Karen M.

Others in group said they like Trump's "I-don't-give-a-s--- attitude," as one man put it.

Axios concludes that they're no longer swing voters as far as the next election goes.

Just as the media claimed for eight years that Obama was a wildly popular president merely because he was popular with the leftwing media, so too is the media now telling the country that impeachment is very popular.

It's not.

It's really not.

And because the media is lying, and Democrats are stupid, Democrats believe that impeachment is popular, with various brain-damaged Democrats writing Trump Reelection Commericals vowing to impeach him again when he wins in 2020.

And other Democrats vow that the unpopular fake impeachment investigations will continue, even after Trump is acquitted in the Senate.

Attorneys representing House Democrats have told a federal court that House Democrats intend to continue impeachment investigations against President Donald Trump after they vote on impeachment this week, regardless of the eventual outcome of the Senate’s impeachment trial.

"In a filing to the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals, House General Counsel Douglas Letter argued that the House’s demands for grand jury materials connected to former special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation were still urgent because such evidence might become relevant to the Senate’s expected impeachment trial next month," Politico reported. "But Letter went further to note that even apart from the Senate trial, the House Judiciary Committee intends to continue its impeachment investigation arising from the Mueller probe on its own merit."

So, what can the Democrats do to make their unpopular impeachment popular?

Well, they think they have a magic solution.

They're thinking of naming Super-Charismatic Charm Tornado Justin Amash, beloved by the 1000 NeverTrumper Twitter Addicts, an impeachment manager.

Well that ought to do it.

Thirty House Democrats are pushing party leaders to appoint Rep. Justin Amash, who recently defected from the Republican Party, as one of the impeachment managers in a Senate trial for President Donald Trump, The Washington Post reported Sunday.

These lawmakers reportedly believe Amash could be an effective voice to make the case to conservative voters in a way Democratic lawmakers may not be able to.

Yes, he's super-conservative, much like Charlie 3-Wives Sykes, "The" Rick Wilson, Mitt Romney, and Sirhan Sirhan.

By the way, Democrats also claim they're thinking of naming Sheila Jackson Lee as an impeachment manager, so you know they're serious about this.

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