The Trump swing voters in diners across Western New York have a tough decision in front of them.
Rich asshole Chris Collins committed a felony and lied about it while trying to enrich himself and his family with insider information. Pretty much all of the Republican Party hierarchy went around yelling “fake news” and sticking up for Collins so that an indicted soon-to-be felon could be re-elected to his seat, even though he was stripped of his committee privileges. Right before pleading guilty to save his failson’s skin, Collins snuck his most important tchotchkes out of his DC office without telling staff that he was going to plead guilty, and then broke up with them over text. Now the Republican leaders who buried themselves completely up Collins’ rectum are all vying to run for Collins’ seat. One of them will be selected by the party.
So, our Trump voters could ride their mobility scooters and confederate flagged pickup trucks to the polls to vote for someone who lied to them on behalf of a rich scumbag. Or, they could vote for a pretty decent Democrat, Nate McMurray.
I’m actually a little interested to see how this turns out. NY-27 is R+11, so quite a few MAGA hats will have to stay home or flip allegiance to get Democrat Nate McMurray elected. My guess is that he might squeak out a win in the special and lose in the next general (like Kathy Hochul did the last time this seat was up for grabs because a Republican did something bad). But I really don’t see any chance that the Fox News indoctrinated seniors at local diners will change their minds no matter how many times they get fucked over.
On the topic of Fox and indoctrination, read Margaret Sullivan’s column today.