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The 2002 model

The 2002 model

by digby

Ok, so maybe it happened or maybe it didn't. But there's a reason why people might believe it happened:

In private conversations, Trump has told advisers that he doesn’t think the 2018 election has to be as bad as others are predicting. He has referenced the 2002 midterms, when George W. Bush and Republicans fared better after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, these people said.

Yes, it seems absurd that anyone would suggest that a war or a terrorist attack would be electorally helpful.And maybe this particular comment never actually happened.

But anyone who thinks that Donald Trump and his top advisers Sean Hannity and Jeanine Pirro wouldn't discuss it isn't paying attention. Of course they are talking about it. And of course Trump would do it if he could. Honestly, there cannot be any question about that by now.