The “greatest scandal since Watergate” is turning out to be a big snooze as far as Americans are concerned. A Gallup poll released Thursday revealed that Americans are paying little attention to “Benghazi! Benghazi! Benghazi!” or the IRS audits of the Tea Party Idiots:
The amount of attention Americans are paying to the IRS and the Benghazi situations is well below the average for news stories Gallup has tracked over the years. This overall lack of attention is due in part to Democrats’ and, to a lesser degree, independents’ lack of interest, which stands in sharp contrast to the significantly above-average attention among Republicans.
First not everyone who follows these stories is a GOPer and shares the GOP take about it. That should be noted.
“Most Americans agree that both of these situations are serious enough to warrant continuing investigation, with little difference in views of the two — 74% for the IRS matter and 69% for Benghazi.”
Just because I believe we should investigate more does not mean I share the GOP take on these stories if anything I think the GOP should investigate everyone who applies for tax exempt status more. I do think on Benghazi that GOP votes to cut funding for security should be investigated more.
Many of us are following these stories because we don’t like the GOP and want to keep track about their latest attempt to bring Obama down.
Some in the GOP are worried that this scandal will end up like the Monica scandal that reelected Clinton and gave the Dems control of the House.
Some GOPers based on the majority of coverage on tv I have seen would seem to indicate that the majority of the GOP has not learned anything since the 80′s and Newt.
Which brings up another point the GOP has not had a new idea since the 80′s. Why?
It was thought by many myself included that the GOP after Obama was elected the first time and again after he was reelected that the GOP would realize their IDEAS! are the problem.
still. The GOP seems to think that their ideas are not the Problem and that people vote for Obama because of tribalism. At best we can get the GOPers to admit that yes they ran lousy candidates but they seem to think their Presidential candidates problems were caused because their candidates were not conservative enough.
The GOP seems to be in Cognitive Dissonance mode still never mind that we lost control of the House to Tea Baggers because the voters for Obama did not show up since they were disappointed in Obama especially on creating jobs and fixing the economy. The Tea Baggers I recall ran on fixing the economy and creating jobs as priority number one.
However in the Presidential election that followed the Voters had a clear choice about the economy and jobs and they rejected the Tea Baggers and Mitt.
Say what you want about Mitt and Ryan but as a Hedgefunder Mitt was the best Real World example of the GOP vision of the economy.
Ryan was the best GOPer to explain the GOP idea that cutting Social Security and giving the rich tax cuts would stimulate the economy.
When faced with a clear choice voters who were disappointed with Obama were scared of Mitt and Ryan.
The Argument that Mitt and McCain were not conservative enough is proven false because the GOP lost many Senate races because their Senate candidates were crazy conservative.
Heck they were so conservative they hurt Mitt who tried his best to run away from them but not offend the GOP’s crazy voters.
” Obama Catholic Voters vs McCain 54, 45 Obama Catholic voters vs Mitt 50, 48.”
When the GOP is to conservative for Catholic voters and or maybe Catholic voters feel that GOP economic ideas suck so bad that Catholic voters feel economy trumps morals the GOP has a problem.
Yes I know the GOP thinks Hispanic voters voted Tribe more than ideas and we swung the Catholic vote which is probably true.
However being Mexican let me state that yes Hispanics can be racist too and if anything we just like Chris Rock feel safer seeing a White Guy walking down the street than a African American.
We are also much more conservative on moral issues than White Catholic voters which the GOP seems to think that not being moral/conservative enough is why they lost.
Even the GOP I don’t think can argue that Mitt and Ryan were not conservative enough on economic issues.
Which leads me to my next question just what will it take to pierce their the GOP’s reality bubble?