Rush covered some of it:
RUSH: Frank Luntz lives in Los Angeles. Frank Luntz powwows with Hollywood people, does work for them, and then travels back and forth to Washington, works for political people. He does focus groups and other kinds of consumer audience research.
He invited some people to his house. He invited Republicans and Democrats. Actually, he invited Republican congressmen to his House in LA and then invited a bunch of Hollywood leftists to the same get-together. It was Luntz trying to reach across the aisle. It was Luntz trying to put together the Republicans with the Democrats.
I think, Scalise was there, and Scalise got ripped to shreds by the Hollywood left, but reportedly continued to smile and shake hands and didn’t react to it. Another focus group that Luntz did, CBS This Morning, they played a portion of Luntz talking with a focus group of Trump voters. And Luntz says, “We’re now in the middle of June. I want you to give me one word or phrase to describe Donald Trump. Now that we have some idea of who he is, give me a word or phrase to describe Donald Trump.”
VOICE: I’d say honest.
VOICE: Tough SOB.
VOICE: Very authentic.
RUSH: Hot damn, Mabel, did you hear that? I didn’t hear one negative word about Trump. Did you hear what these people said? Honest, determined, effective, true, strong, productive, tough SOB, very authentic. And it turns out that they love Trump’s tweets! They love it, even when Luntz tries to talk ’em out of it.
LUNTZ: How many of you in this room love the tweeting? You think it’s really appropriate for a president to do that?
VOICE: It could be better.
VOICE: It could be better. He needs to tone down the language a little bit, but the bottom line is, it’s his way to get the message out.
VOICE: I would argue that Donald Trump shouldn’t tone it down. This brash brand that he has is what got him elected.
VOICE: You know, my thing is, I’m so tired of people beating on Donald Trump. Donald Trump made us promises, he kept them, and that’s a type of new leadership that we need.
LUNTZ: And what has he accomplished?
VOICE: What has he accomplished? He’s done more in the last hundred days than President Obama done in the last eight years
Trump voters talk Russia probe, president’s progress
RUSH: Now, what you didn’t see is when Luntz asked them how many people of you in this room love the tweeting, every hand went up, every hand. Now, I don’t know where Luntz falls in all this, but I’ll tell you most of the inside-the-Beltway establishment types would just blanch when they heard this last guy say, “What’s he accomplished? He’s done more in the last hundred days than Obama’s done in the last eight years.”
Then there was Ossoff winning the GA-6 Special election:
Republican Karen Handel staved off a furious challenge from Democrat Jon Ossoff on Tuesday in a race to represent a suburban Atlanta seat in Congress, as the GOP and President Donald Trump avoided an embarrassing defeat in the most expensive U.S. House contest in history.
A former Georgia secretary of state, Handel emphasized her experience and roots in Georgia’s 6th Congressional District to defeat Ossoff and keep a seat that’s long been held by Republicans in GOP hands. She becomes Georgia’s first female Republican member of the U.S. House…..
These are incredible amygdala hijacks because the media is trying to assuage leftist amygdalae to keep the leftists r-selected. Every time we turn around we are being told Trump’s voters are disappointed in him, real conservatives oppose him, he is going to be impeached, his administration is in chaos and paralysis, and he is dejected and isolated, unable to do anything.
All of those are amygdala-assuagers for the left in the short term – but they also make any subsequent exposure to reality particularly shocking because they set expectations. Adding a violation of expectation to an amygdala hijack amps it up incredibly.
When liberal voters went into the Ossoff election expecting it to be a close election or a win, and it ended up being decisive in its support for Trump, the effect was twice as shocking. When Trump supporters unhesitatingly support President Trump with eagerness, love, and enthusiasm, it has the same effect. It violates the media’s false expectations.
So the media can try to keep the population r-selected by lying about the state of the nation’s ideological balance in the short term. But in the long run, if they can’t change reality, the net amount of amygdala stimulation the left will be exposed to will be the same, and so will the K-ification. The only difference is it will be more concentrated and painful.
As we ponder that, ask yourself what the amygdala hijacking will be like, when the economic collapse hits and the savages are running wild.
Spread r/K Theory, because the amygdala hijacks will just keep coming