The US Attorney for the Southern District of New York just handed the Democrats a present…
The charging of a New York Republican House member that is not too smart…..
I don’t think this as big as the Democrats want it to be…
Not with a Republican President being chased by a Special Prosecutor who is charging all sorts of Republicans of wrong doing….And others accused of crazy stuff everyday…..
But the Democrats ARE gonna try to stretch the Republicans = Crooks thing….
So far it hasn’t matter much…..
Didn’t Donald Trump campaign on draining the swamp?
Rep. Chris Collins’ indictment on insider trading charges has given Democrats new ammunition in their drive to take back the House — highlighting the latest scandal as part of what they call a web of corruption ensnaring President Donald Trump and his allies.
But what was a successful strategy more than a decade ago — Democrats seized both the House and Senate majorities in 2006 by promising to “drain the swamp” — might be a lot harder to pull off in a political landscape that’s light years different.
“It’s become so rampant. You have a corrupt Cabinet, from one Cabinet member after the next. It’s not just Chris Collins,” Rep. Cheri Bustos (D-Ill.) said in an interview when asked why she thought Democrats’ strategy would still resonate.
“It’s this steady drip, drip, drip, and it’s one scandal on top of the next on top of the next. I think there’s a severe fatigue about this kind of behavior.”
Democrats know they’re operating in a political environment that bears little resemblance to the last time they won the House, upended by a president who has shattered many of the long-embedded political norms by which both parties abided.
What once could doom a politician’s career in an instant now sometimes barely raises an eyebrow. Scandals involving the president, his Cabinet or allies, seem to blow over by the next news cycle, if they pierce the public consciousness at all…..