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David Axelrod: Dem Focus Group “Chilling” Because Impeachment Not Mentioned For First 80 Mins

David Axelrod: Dem Focus Group “Chilling” Because Impeachment Not Mentioned For First 80 Mins

“So we’re not really that interested, we’re ready to move on.”

Former Obama campaign Chief Strategist and later Senior Advisor to Obama David Axelrod is reportedly surprised by how little Democrat primary voters care about the ongoing partisan impeachment sham.

On Friday, Axelrod attended a focus group of Democrat voters in Chicago, and he found it “chilling” that the impeachment circus didn’t come up for the first 80 minutes and that when it did, no one cared.

The Hill reports:

Former Obama chief strategist David Axelrod said he attended a focus group with Democratic voters in Chicago on Friday, describing the gathering as “chilling” because impeachment “didn’t come up” until more than an hour into the session despite it taking place amid the Senate trial of President Trump.

Axelrod, who serves as a political analyst on CNN, shared about his experience during an interview with network anchor Erin Burnett on “OutFront” on Friday night, as Democratic House impeachment managers made their final arguments in the trial before White House lawyers begin their defense of the president on Saturday.

“I was in a focus group this morning for the Institute for Politics here at the University of Chicago with some Chicago Democratic voters, and it was chilling to hear them talk about this,” Axelrod said. “Because impeachment didn’t come up, no one volunteered it, for 80 minutes into the focus group, and we’re right in the middle of the trial.”

“When it came up, they said, you know, it’s terrible what he did, the case has been proven, but we know how it’s going to turn out,” Axelrod continued. “So we’re not really that interested, we’re ready to move on.”

This should be no surprise given the shabby ratings the latest installment of the partisan Democrat impeachment show has garnered.

Democrat leadership should be asking themselves about this. If even Democrat primary voters are ready to move on, maybe that’s a good idea. But of course they won’t move on, and while that might please their tiny, vocal radical base, it does not bode well for them in November.


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I wouldn’t mind dragging these things out for the entire year through the next election. Let’s hold up all the Dem Senators trying to win their nominations for presidency.

Let’s call witness after witness after witness, Adam Schiff, the leaker Eric Ciaramella, Hunter and Joe Biden, James Comey, John Brennan, Susan Rice, etc, etc… Make a party out of this, find out all there is to find out.

    notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital in reply to rdmdawg. | January 25, 2020 at 6:00 pm


    Maybe we can even get the DNCNN to run Axeltwinkie as the Presidential Nom.

    puhiawa in reply to rdmdawg. | January 25, 2020 at 6:30 pm

    And McConnell said every witness is to deposed before testifying to prevent unverified information, allow rebuttal and impeachment, and to ensure a witness trade is honest…such as offering a witness who merely takes the Fifth.

    AlecRawls in reply to rdmdawg. | January 25, 2020 at 6:49 pm

    Morning sessions dedicated to testimony about Biden-Schiff-Ciaramella criminality, afternoon sessions dedicated to confirming judges. Would be an okay 9 months.

    Conan in reply to rdmdawg. | January 27, 2020 at 3:41 pm

    The NYT didn’t find out about this “leak” of Bolton’s on Sunday morning and leak it Sunday night. They are still repeating their Kavanaugh playbook with trying to get Overtime in the game by a last minute “bombshell.

    The problem with this is that each time you repeat it is has less effect on the public, The second problem is that they are so desperate they don’t think about the benefit of Bolton testifying will e more than negated if they try and block the Fake Whistleblower or the Bidens.

I live and work in the Suburbs of Atlanta, most of my coworkers are silent on this impeachment. They all thought that when Impeachment was announced by Nancy Pelosi, Trump was going to leave office.
After I explained what was really going to happen people thought i was lying. The fact that Trump is still president has knocked them for a loop, after he is Acquitted by the Senate I fear that many of my coworkers my need counseling. I think this lack of real information is going to have the same effect across America.

    Sure sign this is a nothingburger: No establishments in DC have food and drink specials for people who want to watch the trial. With Mueller and Comey, for example, a bunch of places did and there were lines out the door. But as time has gone on, the lines for these “blockbuster” hearings slowed and then stopped. For one hearing last year (sorry, can’t remember which one) the few places who had specials often had more reporters looking for people there to watch than people who were actually there to watch. Most patrons didn’t care.

    kyrrat in reply to RaiderRay. | January 25, 2020 at 6:34 pm

    It is telling that in a recent Gallup poll I participated in the pollster explained, in a 2 to 3 minute explanation, ‘What the process of impeachment is’, prior to a question on impeachment. When I interrupted her and explained that I ‘did’ actually know what it was, and the process, being over the age when Civics was removed as a course in public school, she said she was not allowed to ‘not’ explain it to me.

    I had Civis in 6th grade, State Government in 8th grade, and U.S. Government in 9th grade. All required courses. My son, if he attended public school (he does not) would only be offered U.S. Government his junior year and then only as an ‘option’ among many in the history courses. His private school offers government courses, though not as many as I got years ago in public school.

    I fully expect the 25yh Amendment option to come up again after the impeachment trial ends.
    Since most people don’t know it takes 3/4 of the Senate (75) to permanently remove a POTUS (as opposed to 2/3 67 for impeachment) this will die quickly.

      Milhouse in reply to Neo. | January 26, 2020 at 3:43 pm

      it takes 3/4 of the Senate (75) to permanently remove a POTUS (as opposed to 2/3 67 for impeachment)

      No, it doesn’t. It takes 2/3, just like removing him through impeachment. But in addition it requires 2/3 of the House (rather than a simple majority), and a majority of the cabinet.

      Truejim in reply to Neo. | January 26, 2020 at 7:04 pm

      The last sentence of the 25th Amendment, which you should have taken 30 seconds to look up on Google before ignorantly spouting off about it!:

      Thereupon Congress shall decide the issue, assembling within forty-eight hours for that purpose if not in session. If the Congress, within twenty-one days after receipt of the latter written declaration, or, if Congress is not in session, within twenty-one days after Congress is required to assemble, determines by two-thirds vote of both Houses that the President is unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office, the Vice President shall continue to discharge the same as Acting President; otherwise, the President shall resume the powers and duties of his office.

    Conan in reply to RaiderRay. | January 27, 2020 at 3:55 pm

    I feel sorry for your business if that is the level of Critical Thinking at your business.

Those who hate the truth will not be convinced by the truth.

Yeah. The impeachment sham is turning out to be just like Labours Brexit.

The tsunami is coming.

“When it came up, they said, you know, it’s terrible what he did, the case has been proven, but we know how it’s going to turn out,” Axelrod continued. “So we’re not really that interested, we’re ready to move on.”

Yep, I have one remaining liberal friend on Facebook who keeps saying the same thing – the case has been proven. He can’t explain what case, he can’t invoke any evidence, claims Trump is a dictator and everyone knows it….

Can’t wait until the reality of Trump’s reelection hits the Democrats.

Comanche Voter | January 25, 2020 at 6:58 pm

The Schiff-Nadler-Pelosi passion play sucked in Santa Fe, pooped out in the Panhandle, punked out in Peoria and bombed in Birmingham. OTOH it played well in Seattle and Manhattan, so there is that. But it was not ready for prime time in the Senate. They need a script doctor.

    In my opinion, it’s way too late for a script doctor. What Schiff and Co. need now is a coroner to perform an autopsy on their stinking decomposing mess of a “case.”

Why exactly is it that conservative blogs insist on offering the Democratic fascism team free advice? When the other team is losing, you don’t stop your play, point out the air in their strategy, and hand over the ball to help them catch up.

Well, we do, and maybe that’s why we never answered the Hart-Cellar immigration act / suicide pact over the past half century.

    Close The Fed in reply to beagleEar. | January 25, 2020 at 9:00 pm

    Yes, Beagle, I would say the right is like a dog that’s been beat too much.

    “Why exactly is it that conservative blogs…

    Who says they’re ‘conservatives?’ The blog?


    Anyone offering advice to the swamp/left/islamic axis in the guise of being a ‘conservative’ is part of the axis. The faux conservative blabbermouths get their soros payday, just like the rest of the gang.

    Barry Soetoro in reply to beagleEar. | January 25, 2020 at 11:28 pm

    The odds of Democrats taking advice from a conservative are infinitesimal.

I can NEVER take this guy seriously, except as an accessory to treason and high crimes.

That axelrod stood by obama as an intimate for 8 years – in light of the titantic corruption and treason purpetrated at every level – says enough about axelrod to implicate him in everything that went on from 2008 to 2016 and beyond.

Follow the money to axelrod, and see what turns up.

Michell obama / stacy adams in 2020.

The campaign slogan will be: “Two Tons of Fun”.

Screw it and get back to putting good judges onto the courts to counter the democrat hacks that got in.
The repubs need to start voting against the dem choices when we get stuck with a dem president.

Wow, you mean to say the party of Hildebeast is tone deaf!?! How can that be? Get back to planting free crap trees.

They should ne ready to tuck-tail and run after wat I saw this morning when the Defense opened.

It scares the hell out of me how just as many are convinced PDJT is going to clean sweep 2020 as were convinced HRC would in 2016!

There are going to be D’s coming out of the woodwork in 2020 that haven’t seen the light of day before; many of them will still be alive too!

See the comment by ‘RaiderRay’; all those people are going to come out and vote for anyone with a “D” in front of their name. It’s going to be neck and neck to the death – and then the zombie vote on top.

    ScottTheEngineer in reply to Paul Compton. | January 27, 2020 at 1:27 pm

    I gotta disagree with you. Very few people have enough hate in their hearts for trump that they’d be actually willing to expend energy on voting against him. *vote by mail not included. Dems are lazy by their very nature. Also the economy is great. Not enough reason to vote against him other than standard tds. I think he’ll win in a landslide.

    I get tried of people like you Paul who can never allow any optmism of any type and think that the only way people vote Republican is out of raw fear of the Democrats.

    Thank God for Trump in that we finally have a leader where the thought of winning is allowed and we can even point out what massive problems the Democrats have without drawing the conclusion that everyone will stay home on Election Day.

    What evidence do you have Paul that we are such Children on the Right that we would act so irresponsibily?