For John, BLUF: The President is out of rhythm with the political establishment in DC, and yet seems to be swaying to the tune of Middle America. Nothing to see here; just move along.
From Scott Rasmussen dot Com, by Mr Scott Rasmussen, 25 January 2018.
Here is the lede plus one:
President Trump didn’t respond to the so-called shutdown of the federal government in the way that the political class thought he should. He didn’t get personally involved in detailed negotiations to end the impasse and didn’t convey a sense of crisis to the American people.Here is Law Professor Glenn Harlan Reynold's comment.
When all was said and done, this skirmish showed the dangers of underestimating President Trump and his ability to connect with voters on issues the political elites ignore. His approach worked because he instinctively understood the strategic situation far better than Senate Democrats, establishment Republicans, and his other beltway critics.
Weird how this keeps happening, at the same time we’re constantly told he’s a big fat idiot with the emotional stability of a toddler.President Trump breaks the rules of DC, at a time when a large segment of the rules seem to not make sense.
Hat tip to the InstaPundit.
Regards — Cliff
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