Shoe, meet other foot. Public Policy Trolling released a poll showing Donald Trump supporters who liked Obama policies when they thought they were Trump’s. Nevermind Obama supporters stopped supporting Obamacare when they thought it was a Trump plan in the same poll, the narrative was set: “Trump supporters were dumb.”
But what about Hillary Clinton supporters when they hear Trump’s tax plan is Clinton’s?
Donald Trump recently came out with his proposal for a new tax plan. Every politician comes out with his own plans and proposals, but Jimmy wondered if voters pay any attention to the specifics. So we went out on the street and found people who claimed to support Hillary Clinton and asked those people about her tax plan. What they didn’t know is that the tax plan we presented them with was not Hillary Clinton’s. It was Donald Trump’s.
To test his hypothesis, Kimmel sent a team into the streets to find people claiming to support Hillary Clinton. An interviewer asked those Clinton supporters if they’d be okay with her plan to, say, cut the corporate tax rate from 35 percent to 15 percent? To eliminate the estate tax? To end federal income taxes for people making less than $25,000 a year?
Ain’t it funny how unserious Hillary Clinton supporters are?
Now don’t get it twisted, there are low-information voters on both sides. I’ve always acknowledged that. As a matter of fact, the low-information voter-base will likely increase across the board as “News” outlets are forced to pander on social media. “News” online is no longer about informing people of what they need to know, but telling them what they want to hear. Otherwise, your stories won’t even make it into your fans/followers social media feed. The networks on cable-news are of course following suit.
But there is a huge differentiating factor here. While Republicans do have plenty of low-information voters, Democrats rely on them. It’s why they bus people in (who were never going to vote otherwise) while enticing them with free sandwiches. It’s why Bernie Sanders can promise a whole bunch of free stuff regardless the math which makes it impossible.
Put it this way: Democrats tell you “Republicans are the party of the rich!” If that’s the case, wouldn’t Republicans, in order to be elected to any office, have an incentive to make more people rich?
By that same token, if Democrats are the “party of the poor, and the middle class”… what do you think they’re incentivized to do?