Did you notice that Democrats suddenly stopped talking about a “quid pro quo” and started accusing President Trump of “bribery”?
Here, from the Washington Post, is why:
Several Democrats have stopped using the term “quid pro quo,” instead describing “bribery” as a more direct summation of Trump’s alleged conduct.
The shift came after the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee conducted focus groups in key House battlegrounds in recent weeks, testing messages related to impeachment. Among the questions put to participants was whether “quid pro quo,” “extortion” or “bribery” was a more compelling description of Trump’s conduct. According to two people familiar with the results, which circulated among Democrats this week, the focus groups found “bribery” to be most damning. The people spoke on the condition of anonymity because the results have not been made public.
There you go. The impeachment inquiry farce is now, officially, a focus group farce.
As a career focus group moderator (over 40 years), and, at one time, owner of two focus group research facilities, I can’t say I’m especially thrilled by this.
When the best they can do is forgo what they actually think and just use whatever word qualitative research dregs up for them, it’s a bit hard to find their sincerity, wouldn’t you say?