Ginni Thomas

Is The GOP In For A ‘Rude Awakening’ In 2018 Elections? [VIDEO]


A cutting-edge market researcher has a passionate rebuttal for Republican critics of President Donald Trump, be they former President George W. Bush, Peggy Noonan, or Sen. John McCain.

“Don’t you understand what happened in 2016?” asks Anne Sorock, executive director of The Frontier Labs, who was at Judicial Watch in Washington, D.C. in October.

Trump’s success against the Washington “swamp” is viewed through the lens of the Republican Congress, which is often now seen as obstructionist.

Speaking to Washington elites, Sorock says, American voters have totally rejected a minutiae, maneuvering and a piecemeal approach to stopping the decline of America. As an example, she said that voters aren’t asking for a tax cut, although that can be a part of it.

“They are asking for you [Congress] to say, through your work, that you love America and that you want it to survive,” Sorock said.

Sorock told The Daily Caller News Foundation that the perception of “one party rule” is the biggest threat facing the nation, as there seems to be little to distinguish the governing parties in voters’ minds. Unless the Republican Congress changes course fast, Sorock said, the 2018 midterm elections will be a “rude awakening” for the GOP.

Sorock is both a revolutionary and missionary in her field. Her in-depth work to understand Black Lives Matter, Occupy Wall Street and high-intensity Trump voters has explored topics of America losing its frame of reference around ideological or partisan differences.

She also condemns the superficial “message testing” or “words that work” that many pollsters do. Her core role is listening and understanding, then serving as a microphone, a translator and an organizer of the thoughts of those she has heard in her work.

For the left, Sorock thinks they need to explore whether racism is, in reality, a valid way to interpret how Americans are relating to each other. Some on the left, she said, promote “privilege” as a narrative that helps condition the environment for future radical social upheaval in America. She also mentioned the latest Bill Ayers book, challenging traditional values and fomenting division, as one trying to normalize the notion of “revolution” in America.

As for those that are similarly interested in promoting freedom and constitutional government, she doubts whether conservative leaders really trust the average common man and woman. She challenged those comfortable in their “ivory towers” that are misunderstanding the erosion of values, labels, words and principles.

Her work last summer understanding Black Lives Matter revealed three distinct groups of people: the black street “activists,” the “allies” and the “operatives,” which were largely older white Marxists who came from the Occupy movement and other such projects.

For more on The Frontier Lab, visit their website. For other work she does, go to Sorock Research Group.

Videographer Sean Moody is credited with the video work for this piece.

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