The old adage says you can lead a horse to water, but you can’t make him drink. In American politics, the mainstream media can report on all manner of scandals, and still, the Democrats are going to love their own.
In the last two weeks, the Democrat governor of the State of Virginia, Ralph Northam, has been on the receiving end of no little amount of scandalous publicity. First, he advocated legislation that has since been defeated which would have allowed babies surviving abortion to be left to die. Then photographs surfaced from a yearbook of him in blackface seated next to a person in a pointy white hood.
There has been a maelstrom of bad publicity sent in his direction, and a poll, which this bureau calls manufactured news, STILL shows a majority of Democrats supporting him.
According to a Morning Consult poll taken after Gov. Ralph Northam (R-VA) was hit with two wowser scandals, his support with Virginia Democrats only dropped from 70 percent to 50 percent.
That 20 point drop represents a slip of just 29 percent.
Yep, a full 50 percent of Democrats still support Governor Blackface Baby-Killer.
It gets worse… Only 25 percent of Democrats disapprove of Governor Blackface Baby-Killer, while 24 percent aren’t sure. They’re still mulling it over.
With Independents, support for Northam crashed by more than half, from 42 percent to just 20 percent.
Same with Republicans, whose support slipped from 31 percent to just 15 percent.
But even after Northam exposed himself as someone who believes a woman’s right to abort her child extends to after the baby is born, even after Northam admitted to performing in blackface as a grown man of 24 in 1984, his support with Democrats holds at 50 percent.
A significant drop in support is better than nothing, but still, support is at fifty percent among Democrats? What does the man have to do to lose that?
John Nolte at Breitbart has a litany of scandals that did not sink any Democrats, but would have submarined any Republican that is worth reading.