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Impeachment Update: Americans Still Don’t Care

I did an informal poll. There is nothing scientific about it, nothing binding, perhaps nothing even meaningful. But then again, perhaps there is.

Perhaps it reveals something that those caught up in every Trump tweet, every Schiff statement, every media report, are totally missing: outside of their bubble, no one really knows or cares about the impeachment circus.

My informal poll included a few housewives, a couple professional women, and three dudes. I call them dudes because that’s what they are – they wear jeans, go to work, drink beer, watch sports, and make money in order to pay for the next cruise they can take with their wives and families.

I asked the eight of them the same question: “What do you think about the impeachment inquiry happening in D.C.?”

What surprised me wasn’t that their responses were all similar in sentiment. What blew me away was the nearly identical language that they used: “I don’t really know anything about it.”

And if I were a betting man, I’d put a healthy sum on the fact that it’s a truth replicated across the fruited plain despite the media pretending that it’s all anyone cares about. Right or not, most Americans don’t care. It’s not saying that they like Trump (some of the people I asked do), and it’s not saying that they don’t (some of the people I asked have nothing but negative opinions about him). It’s saying that they have lives that are consumed with a lot more than following this drama.

I would dare to guess that for the average American – even those who will vote – this is what they believe about impeachment: Democrats are doing it because they hate Trump. Even yesterday, a day that was celebrated by leftist media everywhere as a devastating day for Team Trump, consider what took place.

Ambassador Sondland testified that he feels like there was a “quid pro quo.” But there are text messages in evidence that reveal Sondland’s affirmation, “The President has been clear no quid pro quo’s of any kind.”

Despite being told this was a “bombshell witness,” a normal person sifting through media figures telling them what they should believe will conclude that the witness never heard anything from the President himself. Instead, for whatever reason, Sondland came to an assumption about the President’s position himself.

To political figures that love Trump, Sondland’s text message is more evidence to exonerate. To political figures that hate Trump, Sondland’s assumption is more evidence to impeach and remove from office.

And I will contend that to average Americans, it’s more evidence that Washington, D.C. exists in a bubble where its occupants remain completely impervious to the issues, realities, and circumstances of life that actually matter to the health, happiness, and well-being of citizens.

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