Sometimes it is difficult not to feel a little bit down about the future of this country. While it’s true that things are going great now with a spectacular president, a roaring conservative movement, a nearly-unprecedented economy, and a healthy underground right-wing media network, there is so much to get depressed about in the larger scheme of things.
Everywhere and every day, you can’t help but notice the progressive left pushing the Overton window just a little further to the extremes. You can’t help but wonder if Robert Mueller and his gang of thugs is going to give the Democrats just enough room to pursue an outlandish impeachment scenario, potentially doing damage to Trump’s ability to get re-elected (to say nothing of his ability to lead). And then there’s the mainstream media, which despite clowning itself on a weekly basis, seems to still have a stranglehold on the broader American narrative.
Can there be real hope for the future when these pieces are in place? Or are we on a train headed for democratic socialism and a bleak, broke nation filled to the brim with illegal immigrants?
At times like these, we have to take our hope wherever we can find it. And we found a glimmer of it in a new poll from The Hill-HarrisX, which discovered that only 37% of surveyed Americans found Michael Cohen’s testimony before Congress this week to be credible.
From The Hill:
Less than half of those surveyed in a new poll found Michael Cohen’s public testimony to Congress credible.
While more respondents said they found Cohen’s testimony to be credible than those who said it was not, the overall results suggest the high-profile appearance by President Trump’s former personal attorney is unlikely to be a political game-changer.
Thirty-seven percent of registered voters contacted Feb. 28 and March 1 for The Hill-HarrisX poll said they found Cohen’s testimony credible, compared to 25 percent who said they did not find him credible.
Thirty-nine percent said they had not yet formed an opinion of Cohen’s testimony.
Democrats were much more likely to believe Cohen, with 58 percent saying they found his testimony credible and just 11 percent saying they did not find him credible.
That figure might be the most extraordinary one. Democrats, who are eager to tear down this president using the most absurd conspiracy theories they can find, were still largely skeptical about his former lawyer’s claims. That tells us that the media/Democrat Party’s wish – that Cohen’s testimony would be the big bombshell that puts us on the road to impeachment – is unlikely to materialize.
When it comes to reasons to feel optimistic, this isn’t much…but we’ll take it.