by Tyler Durden
Democrats in midwestern battleground states want the Democratic National Committee (DNC) to back off the Trump-Russia rhetoric, as state-level leaders worry it’s turning off voters.
“The DNC is doing a good job of winning New York and California,” said Mahoning, OH Democratic county party chair David Betras.
“I’m not saying it’s not important — of course it’s important — but do they honestly think that people that were just laid off another shift at the car plant in my home county give a shit about Russia when they don’t have a frickin’ job?”
Betras says that Trump and Russia is the “only piece they’ve been doing since 2016. [Trump] keeps talking about jobs and the economy, and we talk about Russia.”
“Somehow we’ve made him into a blue-collar underdog billionaire,” said Betras, of Youngstown. “And people are rooting for him because he’s the underdog.”
The Democratic infighting comes on the heels of a multimillion-dollar lawsuit filed by the DNC against the Trump campaign, Wikileaks and several other parties including the Russian government, alleging an illegal conspiracy to disrupt the 2016 election in a “brazen attack on American Democracy.”
Many midwestern Democrats, however, are rolling their eyes.
“I’m going to be honest; I don’t understand why they’re doing it,” one Midwestern campaign strategist told BuzzFeed. “My sense was it was a move meant to gin up the donor base, not our voters. But it was the biggest news they’ve made in a while.”
The strategist added “I wouldn’t want to see something like this coming out of the DNC in October.”
Another Midwest strategist said that the suit was “politically unhelpful” and that they havent seen “a single piece of data that says voters want Democrats to relitigate 2016. … The only ones who want to do this are Democratic activists who are already voting Democratic.”
Perhaps Midwestern Democrats aren’t idiots, and realize that a two-year counterintelligence operation against Donald Trump which appears to have been a coordinated “insurance policy” against a Trump win, might not be so great for optics, considering that criminal referrals have been submitted to the DOJ for individuals involved in the alleged scheme to rig the election in favor of Hillary Clinton.