Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Everything's Bad for Hillary

I'm noticing a pattern--or think I am. If I'm right, it must hint at ... something. It goes like this. Something happens in the news. The 24-hour political press spends the next 24-48 hours guessing how they think it will affect the presidential race. (To be fair, they also devote between one and three percent of their coverage to the actual news itself.) In nearly every case, they start from the presumption that it's bad for Hillary. Usually they think it's good for Trump, but bad for Hillary?--natch. After that initial period wears off and they have some data to go with, they forget about that initial presumption and start discussing what's actually going on. 

Dunno what to make of it. But we do know, definitively, that this latest mass shooting will benefit Trump and that any concomitant gun debate will be terrible for Hillary. Thank god someone figured that out for us.

In other news, Gallup has two tracking polls out today. They record approvals for...
Obama (a Dem) 53% approve, 44% disapprove (+9)
Congress (controlled by the GOP):  16% approve, 80% disapprove (-64%)
This must of course be more terrible news for Hillary.

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