While the mainstream media desperately churns out ‘round-the-clock coverage of alleged ties between the Trump administration and Russia, the states which elected Donald Trump just aren’t that interested.
Reminding CNN of this on Sunday’s State of the Union was a former Democrat state senator from Ohio, Nina Turner, who said, “No one in Ohio is asking about Russia.”
Guess what they are interested in? Jobs, their children’s future, healthcare; a host of other issues important to everyone outside of the Beltway. Though Turner agrees an investigation is needed to get to the bottom of the allegations, it seems illogical to her that so much man power is being taken away from matters important to voters:
“I mean, we definitely have to deal with this. It’s on the minds of the American people. But if you want to know what people in Ohio — they want to know about jobs, they want to know about their children. I was just in California where California folks, especially the national nurses, pushing for healthy California, single payer, Medicare for all kinds of things. I talked to a Boomer, a Baby Boomer who — African-American Baby Boomer who lives right here in D.C., Russia is not in his top five. He believes that both parties are failing.
“I talked to a Gen-Xer, a white male who’s in the union. He wants third party. We are losing. The president should be concerned about this, all Americans should be concerned about this, but if we were to go to Flint, they wouldn’t ask you about Russia and Jared Kushner, they want to know how they’re going to get some clean water and why 8,000 people are about the to lose their homes. We are preoccupied with this. It’s not that this is not important, but everyday Americans are being left behind because it’s Russia, Russia, Russia. Do we need all 535 members of the Congress to deal with Russia? Can some of them deal with some domestic issues?”
But Putin, am I right?