Wednesday, 27 June 2018

News Stuff

Republicans thinking the news media is pumping out fake news?  92%
Democrats thinking the news media is pumping out fake news?  53%

Well....that's basically how you got to this point of today, with Trump sitting in the White House.

The question this beyond the point of no-return?  You know.....where it really doesn't matter who CNN brings in, or which hot-lady that ABC hires, or which five-person group that MSNBC presents on Sunday mornings.

The curious thing, if you realize as the VP of news production that no one is watching, and the ad revenue business is marginal.....why would you pay ten-million to some idiot who the public doesn't trust? 

For the political folks, if the news guys can't carry your theme or message....what the heck can you do? And the crazy part of this story?  Over 50-percent of Democrats agree with Republicans. 

The Crowley 'Fall'

If you picked up the news today from New York City.....Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez beat the current Democratic Congressman.....Joe the local Democratic primary.

Crowley?  He'd been a big-name in DC politics, and was figured to be one of the three people who'd replace Pelosi.

Ocasio-Cortez?  She's a 28-year-old local gal, who is basically known as a community organizer.  Yes, a community organizer. 

Big budget in this campaign?  No. 

Previous real experience?  Marginally....none.

She basically used public appearances and social media to accomplish the act.

Crowley?  He's finished.  He's 56 years old, and he will walk out of the House in January 2019....having spent roughly 20 years as a politician for the New York public.

So, what really happened here?  Some people talk about the front that Ocasio-Cortez used was in some form.....a Bernie Sanders front.  There were elements of socialism in the offerings.  But another element of this hype is that 27,000 total votes were between the two primary contenders.  In the 2016 election.....147,000 total Democratic votes.  In the 2014 election, roughly 67,000 total votes. 

It really didn't take that many votes to edge Crowley out in the primary.  Did Democrats just stay home?  My guess is yes.  Ocasio-Cortez found some core of voters to persuade in coming out, and Crowley just ran a pretty limited primary situation. 

Mob Political 'Subtractions'

In general, once you form up a mob to attend to some political activity, and get all hyped up that you can achieve your end-result by mob threats or mob mentality.....that's the point where your less-than-core members step back and walk away.

You can go and look over various events in history that go badly for mob 'staging'.  It looks great for a number of days.  People feel some thrilling achievement....mostly all fake in nature.  And there's some hope that the mob will fix things. 

In this case, I think the fall election (the mid-term) is now in danger for the Democrats.  People will view various mob accomplishments and ask questions.....then feel the necessity to step away from them and support the victim group.

Yes, the mob achievements are hurting the Democratic message.  I'm not even sure if the Democrats can say that the mob supports their strategy, or if the mob is reading off an entirely different script. 

The sad thing here is that it'll reach some stage where the mob members think there's real authority and commit some serious actions....requiring the cops and judges to step in.  Then some family will get a call that 'Barney' (their son) has been arrested and charged-up, with the potential of facing six years in prison for mob violence and achievements. 

The really sad thing is that as Barney goes off to prison....he can't even vote or help his cause, because of his stupidity.