Brian Thomas reports that a survey conducted by McLaughlin & Associates, in conjunction with the Center for Security Policy and the Eagle Forum, says that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and House Speaker Paul Ryan now have less support from Americans than the extremist group Antifa.
According to the survey, more Americans support the Marxists and anarchists at Antifa, who perpetuate violence against anyone they label a “fascist,” than Republican leadership in Congress.
Most Americans polled said they want Ryan and McConnel out of their leadership roles.
A paltry 15 percent of those polled said “no” when asked if it is “time for new Republican leadership in Congress, which would mean replacing Senate Leader Mitch McConnell and Speaker Paul Ryan.” Nearly a quarter of respondents, 22 percent, were uncertain. A whopping 63 percent supported the notion of dumping the pair of GOP leaders.
But while only 15 percent of Americans appear to retain confidence in McConnell and Ryan, 21 percent of those McLaughlin polled said they supported Antifa.
Considering that Antifa routinely attacks innocent people, such as their recent assault on photographers and peaceful protesters at a Berkeley anti-hate rally, it’s hard to believe so many Americans still support them.
It truly says something when Americans have less confidence in McConnell and Ryan than they do in punks who hate capitalism and assault anyone who doesn’t.
Eddie Zipperer, an assistant professor of political science at Georgia Military College, told Lifezette, “Obviously Paul Ryan and Mitch McConnell aren’t comparable to Antifa.” Antifa, according to Zipperer, doesn’t deserve any support.
“Having said that,” Zipperer adds, “if you lack the political acumen to score Antifa-level popularity numbers, it might be time to step aside or at least take a serious look at your tactics.”
McConnell and Ryan would rather be loved and admired by the media than by the people who elected them. It’s like they’re the leaders of some weird cult of self-loathing conservatism. They use Democratic talking points to attack Trump, they play into anti-Trump media narratives, and they are clearly incapable of creating the sort of party unity that we always see from the Democrats.”
Zipperer believes that Ryan and McConnel are playing to anti-Trumpers while alienating the Republican party. That leaves them with a small level of support, possibly a crew of people who supported Jeb Bush or John Kasich for president in 2016.
The good news is that people are finally starting to see the truth about Antifa.
Berkeley’s mayor recently called for the extremist group to be classified as a gang, and word is finally spreading that Antifa isn’t really fighting “fascism,” but free speech in the hands of anyone they disagree with.
It’s essentially over for Antifa. Their popularity will only decline. McConnell and Ryan, however, may still be able to gain Americans’ support.
One conservative activist said GOP leaders in Congress can repair their numbers by beginning to make successful progress on the agenda of President Donald Trump.
“While Antifa has nowhere to go but down, as political violence is unacceptable in modern American society, the good news for Ryan and McConnell is that they have a pathway ahead,” said Rick Manning, president of Americans for Limited Government.
Manning continued: “And that is by enacting the Trump agenda they ran on: repealing Obamacare, reining in big government, cutting taxes, and building the wall that was promised to be delivered with Republican majorities in both chambers of Congress.”
If Republican leaders turn the game around, work with Trump, and get things done, they can still win over the American people.
Antifa’s support though, ought only to go down, as the more they do, the less support they will receive from average Americans.