Tuesday, September 05, 2023

ABC "Stunned" by Presidential Poll

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ABC's George Stephanopoulos appeared stunned Sunday by a 2024 election poll showing former President Trump and President Biden tied at 46% in a hypothetical rematch, calling the findings "kind of shocking" in light of Trump's mounting legal woes.

One wonders who is more out of touch---the president or the media?

Clearly neither understand our times.

Be informed, not misled.

The Mystery of Trump

During a Sunday segment on ABC's "This Week," Stephanopoulos brought up a Wall Street Journal poll released over the weekend showing support among Trump and Biden split directly down the middle at 46% support each if the 2024 presidential election were held today. 

Stephanopoulos said, "It is kind of shocking in a way, that despite all of the baggage that Donald Trump carries, he’s tied with Joe Biden right now." 

He said, "It appears the indictments against Trump are only strengthening his base within the GOP."

"With every passing month, with every new indictment, Donald Trump seems to be consolidating his control over the Republican Party," he told his viewers.

In that, he is right, but how can the Left so miserably misread the culture?

Why are they so unable to understand that there are other views than those of the far Left?

One reason is because for the Left it's "all about me." They are the most narcissistic group of people I have ever seen.

They cannot accept that other people have different views about what they want America to be. And to become. Views that are not based on self-enrichment and personal power.

Those surveyed in the Wall Street Journal poll were asked about the indictments against Trump, with more than 60% of Republican primary voters insisting that the multiple criminal charges were politically motivated and lacked merit. Another 78% said that Trump's actions following the 2020 election were legitimate actions to ensure an accurate vote. Just 16% said that Trump illegally attempted to prevent Congress from certifying the 2020 presidential election results.

Former Democratic National Committee chair Donna Brazile is also "shocked" by the Americans who hold a different view than her own. 

She says she found the poll's findings "alarming." 

Fox News says, "Despite the legal troubles embroiling Trump," the survey found that 59% of Republican primary voters support the former president in the race for the White House, an 11-point increase since they conducted a similar survey in April.

Brazile says, "When I looked at that recent poll, [from] the Wall Street Journal, I said, ‘this could keep me up at night.'"

New York Times White House correspondent Peter Baker referenced the poll in an MSNBC interview Saturday, remarking, "After the mugshot and four criminal indictments, you would think that President Biden would have [a] significant advantage, but apparently not."

The Wall Street Journal concluded their reporting on their most recent poll with this:

Poll participant Rick Sarver, a 65-year-old former electronic technician who lives in Spring, Texas, said he sees no reason to consider GOP candidates beyond Trump.

“They don’t know how to run the country like Trump knows how to run the country,” he said. “The country was a whole lot better under Donald Trump.”

Sarver said he has no concerns that Trump wouldn’t be able to win a general election if he becomes the Republican nominee. “Our country is starting to turn into a banana republic, when the Department of Justice is indicting Trump on all these B.S. charges,” he said.


We don’t know much about the tribe of Issachar, who was himself the fifth son of Jacob and Leah and the ninth overall of the patriarch. The name itself seems to derive from the joining of the Hebrew word of "man" and the Hebrew word for "wages," thus a "hired man" or "hired worker." 

Or a man who farms the land. 

He had four sons. His descendants formed one of the tribes of Israel. By the end of the wanderings of Israel through the Sinai desert, they numbered more than 60,000 fighting men.  

When the Promised Land was apportioned, the men of Issachar received 16 cities and their adjoining villages. Moses referred to them as a "strong ass" [donkey] situated in a beautiful land.

Actually, that was a compliment.

They quickly followed one of their own, Judge Deborah, into battle to break the Canaanites' stronghold over their lives.

They were part of the gathering that assembled to make David king of Israel.

But what is most evident is that they were known supremely for their wisdom by the time of David, then numbering nearly 90,000. The Talmud even noted that the wisest members of the Sanhedrin came from the men of Issachar.  

It was the nature of their wisdom that I have found fascinating.  

In 1 Chronicles 12:32 we read: 

"And of the children of Issachar, which were men that had understanding of the times, to know what Israel ought to do; the heads of them were two hundred; and all their brethren were at their commandment."

The New Living Translation paraphrases the Scripture: “From the tribe of Issachar, there were 200 leaders.... All these men understood the signs of the times and knew the best course for Israel to take."

Our darkening times call for the spirit of the Men of Issachar. The Left is adrift without a sail or rudder.

These times call for men and women to "understand the times" and "discern what our nation should do.

Be Informed. Be Discerning. Be Vigilant. Be Prayerful. Be Bold. Be Engaged.