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The Far Left’s Worse Nightmare: A Study Reveals a Huge Increase in Americans Carrying Guns

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Some strange stuff is goin’ down.

A long time ago, government — as representatives of the people — declared that the citizenry would have guns.

An organization was formed to protect those rights.

Now the government is trying to take them away.

One step in that process is the defeat of the organization supporting them.

By “the government,” I mean, of course, select individuals who’ve been elected to office.

Political hopeful Beto wants to confiscate America’s best-selling hunting rifle.

And holy moley, Michigan Rep. Haley Stevens is raging against the NRA:

But what’s the current will of the people?

Take a ganders at this:

A report released by the nonprofit Crime Prevention Research Center this week needs a trigger warning: Nearly 19 million U.S. citizens have permits to carry a concealed handgun.

Just since last year, the number’s grown by 8 percent — an increase of 1.4 million.

A whole lot of those guns, as you know, would be semi-automatic — which clueless goobers on MSNBC and CNN have unendingly denounced as if the designation means a machine gun.

Sorry, major news networks; it’s a machine gun free-for-all.

19 million. Semi-automatic.

Take that, goofy memes!

So which states do you think have the highest concentration of gun-wearers?

Well, in first place, Roll Tide: ‘Bama is a titanic wave of firearm ownership. Some folks there prefer open carry — don’t be scared if the dude behind you at the Citgo’s sportin’ a Glock like he’s Wyatt Earp.

A whopping 26% of adults in the Heart of Dixie have concealed carry permits.

Indiana trails with 18. South Dakota hits the list with 16.

Across the nation, 7.3% own cards.

Three states — Georgia, Texas, and Pennsylvania — have more than 1 million permit holders.

Florida has 2 million.

And here’s something: 16 states don’t require permits.

As the report notes, we’re likely headed away from the permit years:

“As more and more states decide not to require permits, the number of people who can legally carry a handgun will increasingly outpace the number of permit holders.”

Some Democrats may not like the 2nd Amendment, but it appears there’s a cultural chunk of America — otherwise known as voters — who fancy it.

And those 19 million are the ones who followed the rules by getting a proper permit. Anti-gun legislation would only affect them, not the criminals who don’t much pay attention to prohibitions against stuff like mass murder.

Food for thought.

America’s packin’.

-ALEX

 

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See It: Biden Campaign Threatens Fox News Over Explosive Trump Campaign Ad on Ukraine Issue

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Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden pays for his order at a Krispy Kreme following a campaign town hall on Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2019, in Spartanburg, S.C. (AP Photo/Meg Kinnard)

When it comes to maintaining a consistent campaign message, Joe Biden is someone who can be very … controlling.

Last week, streiff wrote about how the Biden campaign was attempting to intimidate cable news networks into keeping President Trump’s personal attorney Rudy Giuliani off their airwaves, alleging he we was “spread[ing] false, debunked conspiracy theories on behalf of Donald Trump.”

Fast forward to this week, and the Biden campaign has once again taken to trying to strong-arm cable news outlets, this time over an explosive ad about the Ukraine issue that the Trump campaign is planning on running in key early voting states. Here’s how Politico described the upcoming ad blitz:

President Donald Trump’s reelection campaign is preparing an avalanche of TV ads targeting Joe Biden in early primary states — its most aggressive step yet to meddle in the Democratic nomination contest.

Starting this weekend, the reelection effort will air over $1 million in anti-Biden commercials in Iowa, South Carolina, New Hampshire, and Nevada, according to two people familiar with the move. The spots focus on Trump’s claim that the former vice president and his son engaged in corruption in Ukraine.
[…]
The Trump campaign had already announced an $8 million national TV buy centered on impeachment and the Ukrainian matter. Of that total, slightly over $1 million will now be directed to the four early voting states, where Biden is locked in a competitive battle for the Democratic nomination.

Watch the ad below:

In response, the Biden campaign sent a threatening letter to Fox News demanding they not run it or any other ads like it:

In a letter to Fox News and Fox Business general counsel Lily Claffee, Biden campaign manager Greg Schultz wrote that the ad “falsely states” that “Biden offered Ukraine $1 billion to fire the prosecutor investigating a company affiliated with his son.”
[…]
“Though the Trump campaign is prepared to fabricate outright lies, your station’s airwaves should not be used to disseminate them,” Schultz wrote. “We are putting you on notice about the absolute falsity of the advertisement’s claims, and we expect that you will reject it. Please consider this letter a standing request that you reject any advertisement containing similar claims, regardless whether the Trump campaign or a third-party group seeks to place it.”

There’s no word yet on whether or not Fox News plans to run the ad, but my guess is that they will out of sheer defiance. Let’s hope so, anyway.

Stay tuned.

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Amidst Impeachment Fever, Trump Masterfully Trolls the Media Again On Investigating Biden

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Democratic presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden speaks at the Polk County Democrats Steak Fry, in Des Moines, Iowa, Saturday, Sept. 21, 2019. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)

As we enter the third week of impeachment fever, the media are ramping up their attacks. The Washington Post, for example, has an assemble line of like-minded articles being pumped out every thirty minutes assuring us that Trump’s demise is around the corner, that he’s “panicking,” and that Pelosi is a political genius. CNN has their partisan chyron game going and MSNBC is spinning new conspiracies nightly.

Despite the onslaught, Trump has made one thing clear – The dude simply doesn’t care.

Today during a press scrum, he set the media’s collective hair on fire by doing this.

What this has to do with is Biden and his son Hunter flying to China together on a government plane, after which the younger Biden used that trip to help garner $1.5 billion in investment for a fund he was putting together. The entire ordeal is sketchy and it’s another layer on Hunter’s already sketchy dealings in China, which I laid out yesterday.

Of course, some Republicans didn’t like what Trump said.

With all due respect to whoever runs The Reagan Battalion’s Twitter, relax. There’s nothing objectively “un-American” about wanting to see corruption investigated and the stench of it coming from Hunter Biden’s activities in China is strong. The FBI can’t go into China and compel interviews and investigate. Trump made an off hand comment that both Ukraine and China should not let this go.

Furthermore, there’s nothing “self-defeating” about this either. Quite the opposite. Here’s the thing the more bashful Republicans among us need to understand. None of this is really about China or Ukraine investigating. The point of all this is to get the Biden story out there and circulating. That strategy has worked in spades. As I shared this morning, polling shows more people now believe Biden acted corruptly than not, and that’s with the entire legacy media running cover for him.

If Trump does something objectively wrong, I’ll say so and have (and I’ve taken my beating in the comments over it at times). But asking for your corrupt smelling opponent to be investigated is not wrong and I’m not going to buy into such ridiculous moral standards with all that is at stake.

Rest assured, Trump didn’t make this statement about China by accident. He’s trolling, and he’s got a perfectly legitimate reason to be doing so. He knows the media will now lose their minds over this but that voters will be curious about what exactly happened in China. Just as with the Ukraine scandal, this will hang around Joe Biden’s neck. Lastly, the overreaction by the media and Democrats only benefits him long term.

Politics is not a pillow fight where you can just virtue signal on Twitter and stay above the fray. Trump is using live ammunition and if some aren’t comfortable with that, I’m not sure what to tell you.

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NOT THE ONION: Corrupt UAW ‘Mulls No-Confidence Vote’ In GM’s CEO

The UAW–whose members have been striking General Motors for nearly three weeks–is considering holding a ‘no-confidence’ vote in GM’s CEO

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Leaders of the United Auto Workers, which has been striking General Motors since early September, are apparently considering holding a “no confidence” vote in Mary Barra, General Motors’ CEO, reports the New York Post.

United Auto Workers is looking to get a leg up in its negotiations with General Motors — by going directly after the company’s charismatic boss.

Brass at the labor union — whose strike has idled 46,000 workers at 34 plants nationwide — has held high-level talks this week about staging a “no-confidence” vote on Chief Executive Mary Barra, The Post has learned.

The Post explains that the “no-confidence” vote carries no weight in negotiations.

Instead, however, “some members see it as an effective way to put pressure on 57-year-old Barra, who has burnished a reputation on Wall Street as a tough negotiator, according to sources briefed on the union’s thinking.”

Ironically, the tactic is being considered by a union that is mired in its own ongoing multi-year corruption scandal—a scandal that has seen some UAW leaders charged and imprisoned.

Additionally, the Detroit News stated earlier this month that both current UAW president Gary Jones and retired-UAW president Dennis Williams are both “unnamed officials” who helped “orchestrate the years-long conspiracy and spending UAW funds on personal luxuries.”

Rather than holding a “no-confidence” vote in GM’s CEO, the UAW members might want to consider holding “no-confidence” votes in their UAW leaders.

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Reporter Who Covered the False Dreadlock Story Pushed for Hairstyle Laws In Earlier Tweets

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Remember that story that collapsed this week about the 12-year-old girl black girl who supposedly was pinned down by three white boy classmates and had her dreadlocks cut?

Yes, her family and the school admitted it was all a hoax. The family apologized in a public letter.

Now it turns out there may be more to the story.

According to the local reporter who broke the story, the girl told her family what allegedly happened on September 25 although the incident supposedly happened on September 23.

According to the Daily Caller, Turner had earlier on September 25th tweeted five times about the “Crown Act” or “natural hair bill,” advocating for laws designed to protect the hairstyle.

“Thank you for being a trailblazer,” she told a politician who introduced a bill in Montgomery County, Maryland. “I hope [Prince George’s County, Maryland] is next! … It’s sad that laws like this have to exist for people to just be themselves.”

Turner then co-wrote the story of the girl and the family the next day on September 26, for WUSA9 with the headline that the boys called the girl’s hair “nappy” and “ugly.” Turner’s story also noted that the Vice President’s wife, Karen Pence, taught at the school. The story immediately went national, with some in media highlighting the Pence connection.

Turner additionally tweeted about the case on September 27 saying, “This why we need the #CrownAct to protect little girls like Amari Allen when they get older.”

The Allen family — grandparents Cynthia and Dewaune and aunt Lakeisha Allen — run a beauty company called “Still Natural,” and for years on Facebook, Lakeisha (who goes by the name Zyonn on the online platform) has posted pictures of herself and other people with dreadlocks, mentioning “natural.”

Turner promoted the Allens’ cosmetic line in a September 2018 news segment and an accompanying article headlined “Domestic violence survivor develops cosmetic line to inspire others.” The playground assault articles did not mention an existing relationship between the reporter and the subject.

WUSA9 covered the story multiple times between September 26 and September 29 with Turner doing two stories on the 29th, one asking if the girl was upset that the boys hadn’t yet been punished by the school and another where people who also wore dreadlocks gave the girl presents.

After it broke that the story was a hoax, WUSA9 deleted their stories on it and Turner deleted some of her tweets related to it.

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Fake News Media is Really Going to Hate Clint Eastwood’s New Movie

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[Screencap from Warner Bros. UK, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W9WjyYKPxHk]

 

A long time ago, in a media culture far, far away…

Fake news bounced onto the scene in the form of Richard Jewell and hasty accusations of terrorism and murder.

The Daily Wire offers an interesting description:

Before there was Brett Kavanaugh, before there was Nicholas Sandmann, and before there was Officer Darren Wilson or George Zimmerman, there was Richard Jewell: an innocent man whose life was nearly destroyed when the media and the FBI falsely accused him of domestic terrorism for no other reason than the fact he was a white fat southerner.


Richard’s problems began on July 27th, 1996, and the catalyst was — ironically — a heroic deed.

At the Summer Olympic Games in Atlanta, the AT&T security guard discovered a backpack filled with three pipe bombs.

He notified police, and they began to clear the area.

The bomb went off, tragically killing one person and injuring 111. Another died of a heart attack.

Here’s a bit more detail from the The Guardian:

Jewell was one of about 30,000 police and guards, the largest peacetime security force in US history, enlisted to protect the Atlanta Olympics. He’d been hired as a temporary contractor by the security firm Anthony Davis Associates and had been on duty for nearly seven hours in Centennial Park when he spotted the unattended pack beneath a bench near the tower at 12:58am. Nine minutes later a 911 call from a nearby phone booth told dispatchers: “There is a bomb in Centennial Park. You have 30 minutes.”

At 1:15am, a team of security officers including Jewell began clearing the area. The contents, three pipe bombs surrounded by masonry nails, detonated roughly 10 minutes later before all spectators could be removed. Among the fallen were Alice Hawthorne, a 44-year-old cable TV company receptionist from Georgia who died of “multiple penetration injuries” from the flying metal fragments, and Turkish cameraman Melih Uzunyol, 40, who died of a heart attack while rushing to film the scene.

If not for Richard, many more lives would’ve been lost.

For a moment, the 33-year-old Danville, Georgia native was hailed as savior. He was all over television and in the papers.

But then, holy crap, a twist — the FBI turned to him as potential suspect:

[W]hen Piedmont College president Ray Cleere phoned the FBI the following afternoon to suggest that Jewell, a former campus security guard at the school with a reputation for overzealousness, might have planted the bomb himself in order to play the hero, the FBI looked further into his background.

For three months, Richard got the 1990’s version of the outrage mob.

Back then, that was only possible via the media; trolls and social justice warriors and generally most of the dumbest things happening right now didn’t yet exist.

But boy, the media hammered the guy.

It was the worst journalism has to offer. Richard seemed wholly convicted by the press, before anyone knew what was what.

At 4.50pm on Tuesday, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution published a special edition led by a 10-paragraph, 365-word story with no attribution that stated Jewell was the “focus of a federal investigation”. The banner headline screamed: FBI suspects ‘hero’ guard may have planted bomb.

Seven minutes later CNN broadcast the story, holding the Journal-Constitution up to the camera. At 5.11pm, the Associated Press released a wire story attributed to its own sources. Shortly after, NBC Nightly News anchor Tom Brokaw said on air: “The speculation is that the FBI is close to ‘making the case’, in their language. They probably have enough to arrest him right now, probably enough to prosecute him, but you always want to have enough to convict him as well. There are still some holes in this case.”

A second-day opinion piece in the Atlanta newspaper only doubled down on the scoop: “Like this one, he became famous in the aftermath of murder. His name was Wayne Williams,” columnist Dave Kindred wrote, referencing the serial child murderer. “This one is Richard Jewell.’’

And now, the Fake News fiasco’s gettin’ a bit of what-for, from none other than one of Hollywood’s greatest directors: Clint Eastwood.

The trailer for the new movie’s out, and it socks it to the media machine somethin’ fierce.

As noted by TDW:

Indeed, it is all about the narrative. At one point in the trailer, a journalist (played by Olivia Wilde) tells her newspaper editor that “Jewell fits the profile of a lone bomber, a frustrated white man who is a police wannabe who seeks to become a hero.” She says this without a lick of evidence to support her claims.

“We’re running it,” her editor says in reply.

Remind you of a maybe a few other things in the news these last couple years?

The film’s based on Vanity Fair’s 1997 article, “American Nightmare — the Ballad of Richard Jewell.”

Enjoy the trailer for Richard Jewell — starring Kathy Bates, Sam Rockwell, and I, Tonya’s Paul Walter Hauser — above.

Clint Eastwood sure doesn’t go for cultural Marxism goofiness — see here. I’d say he’s gonna tell it like it is.

Can’t wait.

-ALEX

 

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Watch: Trump Leaves Jim Acosta in the Dust After CNN Journo Attempts to Upstage at Presser

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The ongoing animosity between President Trump and CNN “journalist” Jim Acosta has been well-documented in posts and videos over the time Trump’s been in office, but watching the two exchange words never, ever gets old.

Their latest confrontation yesterday was no exception.

The White House held a wild joint presser on Wednesday with Finland’s President Sauli Niinistö. As Trump was wrapping it up, he had some parting words for the members of the media who were there covering the event.

Here’s what he said that didn’t sit well with Acosta:

“And please remember the [Finnish] president’s last remarks, that we are a great democracy. We are a great … the United States is a great democracy. And I’m airing what I’m airing because we are in fact a democracy. And if the press were straight and honest and forthright and tough, we would be a far greater nation.”

Acosta, who from the below photo looked visibly agitated at having to cover the presser, interjected by saying “We are, Mr. President.”

Trump was not about to let Acosta have the last word, however.

“We would be a far greater [one] when we don’t have the CNNs of the world, who are corrupt people,” he clapped back, pointing at Acosta before saying “Thank you very much, everybody” and walking away.

Watch the exchange below:

Better still, watch it to music:

Serious gangsta move.

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A Star Travels to Israel, Where She’s Baptized and Replenished. The Outrage Mob Forces Her to Apologize for Opposing Palestine

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We’re living in a bizarre time. And by bizarre, I mean dumb.

The era of outrage has given way to the era of pressured apology.

Not long ago in America, the online and media atmosphere was extremely different. People did what they did, and mostly, nobody cared. There was no pressure to support or condemn any given thing.

But that ain’t now, Jack!

Therefore, we have stories such as this.

Recently, singer Demi Lovato undertook a “magical” journey to Israel.

While there, Demi — who, last year, was hospitalized amid dealings with drug abuse and confessions of suicidal thoughts — was baptized
in the Jordan river.

She enthused, “I’ve never felt more renewed in my life.”

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I am an American singer. I was raised Christian and have Jewish ancestors. When I was offered an amazing opportunity to visit the places I’d read about in the Bible growing up, I said yes. There is something absolutely magical about Israel.  I’ve never felt such a sense of spirituality or connection to God…something I’ve been missing for a few years now.  Spirituality is so important to me…to be baptized in the Jordan river – the same place Jesus was baptized – I’ve never felt more renewed in my life. This trip has been so important for my well-being, my heart, and my soul.  I’m grateful for the memories made and the opportunity to be able to fill the God-sized hole in my heart. Thank you for having me, Israel Westlake Legal Group 1f497 A Star Travels to Israel, Where She’s Baptized and Replenished. The Outrage Mob Forces Her to Apologize for Opposing Palestine Uncategorized suicide substance abuse religion Palestine outrage mob Music jewish Israel holocaust Hollywood Front Page Stories Entertainment demi lovato Culture & Faith Culture Christianity Allow Media Exception

A post shared by Demi Lovato (@ddlovato) on Oct 1, 2019 at 2:48pm PDT

She also visited the World Holocaust Remembrance Center in Jerusalem.

But in response to posting on the wonders of her trip, she was blasted.

As noted by ETOnline:

[H]er posts…faced a lot of heated criticism from many who accused the singer of promoting or supporting Israel amid the country’s long-standing conflict with Palestine, and insinuated that the singer’s posts were meant to represent a political stance on the conflict.

What’s the political stance? That it’s okay for there to be an Israel?

And now, as she conveyed on social media, she feels bad:

“I accepted a free trip to Israel in exchange for a few posts. No one told me there would be anything wrong with going or that I could possibly be offending anyone. With that being said, I’m sorry if I’ve hurt or offended anyone, that was not my intention.”

She’s come to a better understanding:

“This was meant to be a spiritual experience for me, NOT A POLITICAL STATEMENT. Now I realize it hurt people and for that I’m sorry.”

“Going against all advice right now and apologizing because it feels right to me…” she explained.

As I said, it’s a bizarre time. A troubled young girl in the spotlight — who, by the way, is an incredible singer — is made to feel she can’t even travel to a beleaguered country or have a religious experience. The outrage mob pressed on her until an apology came out.

On Tuesday, before the condemnation, she wrote, “This trip has been so important for my well-being, my heart, and my soul. I’m grateful for the memories made and the opportunity to be able to fill the God-sized hole in my heart. Thank you for having me, Israel”

You don’t have to be sorry, Demi. Don’t let the world stop the renewal in your heart.

-ALEX

 

See 3 more pieces from me:

SJW’s Cancel Johnny Depp’s ‘Racist’ Cologne Ad, But The Company’s Statement Shows Just How Ignorant The Outrage Mob Is

Pat Sajak Crushes Conservative Blacklisting, Outrage Culture, And The Absurdity Of The ‘Look At Me’ Generation

The Outrage Mob Eats NYT’s Shorts Again: The Paper Caves And Re-Characterizes The Tea Party As Even More Villainous

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Kurt Volker’s Testimony Appears to Have Left Adam Schiff Scrambling

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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif., reads a statement announcing a formal impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2019. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Kurt Volker has been a recent hot name within the Trump-Ukraine impeachment frenzy. A former John McCain aide, he was at the center of attempting to arrange a meeting with Rudy Giuliani and Ukrainian officials. This came in the course of the former New York City mayor attempting to investigate whether Joe Biden acted corruptly while vice president. My colleague Sara Lee shared some details about Volker this morning in a piece.

Shortly after the Trump call to Zelensky broke as a story, Volker resigned as special envoy to Ukraine, leading many to believe he was doing so out of some kind of impeachment worthy disgust. Given his background working with an organization that pushed the Steele dossier, that actually wasn’t a bad bet.

Surprisingly though, it appears Volker’s testimony fell flat.

Per The Washington Examiner.

“He has said nothing that coincides what the Democrats are saying with their whole impeachment narrative,” said Rep. Jim Jordan, of Ohio, the top Republican on the House Oversight Committee and a staunch supporter of Trump.

Jordan, who appeared alongside a group of conservative Republicans and Trump allies, declined to talk specifically about Volker’s deposition, which is continuing in a secure hearing room in the Capitol.

Jordan described Volker as “unbelievably knowledgeable about what was going on in Ukraine,” and added, “not one thing he has said comports with any of the Democrats’ impeachment narrative. Not one thing.”

Things apparently got so bad that Adam Schiff had to take questioning duties away from his lawyer, clearly in the hopes that he could somehow pry something of use out of Volker.

They should be nervous. This entire impeachment gambit is falling apart. Trump called their bluff, releasing the transcript and complaint after they had already committed to an impeachment inquiry. It ended up showing no obvious wrongdoing at all.

Then the State Dept. IG called an urgent briefing, giving them new hope that some real evidence was on the way. Nope, it turned out to be repackaged news articles with nothing of value.

Volker was their main hope though. He’s the only (former) administration official on their radar who had the possibility to give them the goods. Instead, his testimony appears to be a bunch of nothing.

You can expect this pattern to continue because there’s simply nothing to find here. Trump made a passing request that Ukraine look into possible corruption. That’s it. There is no impeachable scandal in that and the more Democrats push this, the more they will hurt themselves in the long run.

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The People Pushing For Impeachment Are Fooling Themselves About Its Popularity

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This morning, USA Today released a poll showing that support of the impeachment of President Trump is growing.

Americans by a 45%-38% plurality now support a vote by the House of Representatives to impeach President Donald Trump, a USA TODAY/Ipsos Poll finds, as allegations continue to swirl around an embattled White House.

By a similar margin, 44%-35%, those surveyed say the Senate, which would then be charged with holding a trial of the president, should convict Trump and remove him from office.

The survey of 1,006 adults, taken Tuesday and Wednesday, underscores the perilous situation the president finds himself in as House committees subpoena documents and prepare to hear testimony into accusations that he pressured the leader of Ukraine to investigate a political rival, then tried to hide the account of their phone conversation.

Meh.

What the poll shows is essentially that all Democrats want to impeach Trump. What that 45% may or may not be a plurality, the real question whether, as more of the story leaks out, is that number a floor or ceiling. Looking back a the Russia Hoax, you find a similar dynamic. Early on when the Democrats were driving the narrative, there were a lot of Americans who believed that hokum. As the facts began to trickle out, and in particular when Mueller’s report was released, there was nothing left of the collusion narrative. That’s why it isn’t even mentioned as a potential article of impeachment because the story was so obviously fake that not even partisan Democrats want to be associated with it.

We have a hint of where impeachment stands in another poll

President Trump’s approval ticked up to 49 percent — its highest mark this year, according to a new Hill-HarrisX survey released on Wednesday.

The figure marks a 2-point increase from a Sept. 11-12 poll, but a 2-point decrease from its previous peak of 51 percent in August 2018.

Trump’s disapproval rating, meanwhile, dropped to 51 percent, which marks his lowest level so far this year.

This indicates that not only is there no nascent groundswell for impeachment but that a lot of people are seeing this latest nonsense for the political hit that is is. The public was burned by the media and the Democrats of the Russia Hoax, a very complex fake scandal that made the pushing of fake information and fake news very easy. The easily understand this scandal. You have a powerful man who gets his grifting ne’er-do-well son a very lucrative job. When the son gets in trouble, he uses his clout to get the investigator fired. We can argue to the cows come home over whether this is accurate but it is a narrative that you can’t counter until you show how Hunter Biden got the job if his name was Heywood Jablowme.

As we learn more about the whistleblower (yes, Bulwarkians and Vichy Republicans, the whisleblower’s motives are important to the public) and about the interactions Schiff and his posse had with the whistleblower and as we get the backstory on several mysterious actions by Michael Atkinson, the IC IG, the number of people supporting impeachment is going to recede.

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