The latest poll numbers out of Tennessee suggest that attempts by singer Taylor Swift to derail Republican Rep. Marsha Blackburn’s campaign to acquire the seat of retiring Sen. Bob Corker have failed “bigly.”
According to live polling by The New York Times, Blackburn currently leads with 57 percent of all votes against former Tennessee Gov. Phil Bredesen, who’s managed to garner a measly 39 percent of votes in comparison. That’s pathetic.
The numbers are so bleak for Bredesen that the Times’ data analyst, Nate Cohn, remarked on Twitter that “it doesn’t look like much of a race at the moment.” No kidding, dude. It looks like a complete bloodbath, and this despite Swift’s efforts.
We're nearing 300 respondents in Tennessee Senate, and it doesn't look like much of a race at the moment… https://t.co/n84rWk4cQq
— Nate Cohn (@Nate_Cohn) October 10, 2018
On Sunday the teeny-bopper had taken to Instagram to post a long screed criticizing Blackburn for her otherwise sensible policy positions and urging her millions of followers to register to vote against the GOP representative come November.
“Running for Senate in the state of Tennessee is a woman named Marsha Blackburn. As much as I have in the past and would like to continue voting for women in office, I cannot support Marsha Blackburn. Her voting record in Congress appalls and terrifies me,” Swift had written.
The singer had then cited the reasons for her dislike of the GOP rep. Every reason cited was of course a lie, as ILoveMyFreedom previously noted:
[S]he cited Blackburn’s vote “against equal pay for women” and the reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act, the latter of which the pop star claimed “attempts to protect women from domestic violence, stalking, and date rape.”
Both claims were outright fabrications. Blackburn has in reality voted against laws that would have made it easier for women to file frivolous wage-discrimination suits. She’s voted against such laws because she recognizes that the so-called “gender wage gap” is a myth.
And in regard to VAWA, Blackburn supported it in 2012 but then voted against it the next year when liberal Democrats attempted to expand it to include everybody, including men.
“So many intelligent, thoughtful, self-possessed people have turned 18 in the past two years and now have the right and privilege to make their vote count. But first you need to register, which is quick and easy to do. October 9th is the LAST DAY to register to vote in the state of TN. Go to vote.org and you can find all the info,” Swift wrote in conclusion.
Following the Hollywood starlet’s surprise attack on Blackburn, liberals rushed to Twitter to gloat that her rant had “caused a massive spike in voter registration”:
Taylor Swift's Instagram Post Has Caused A Massive Spike In Voter Registration https://t.co/Y0rKgdIEXb
— deray (@deray) October 9, 2018
— ABC7 Eyewitness News (@ABC7) October 8, 2018
“‘We are up to 65,000 registrations in a single 24-hour period since T. Swift's post,’ said Kamari Guthrie…For context, 190,178 new voters were registered nationwide in the entire month of September, while 56,669 were registered in August.” https://t.co/4E3W9k4jTF
— Connie Schultz (@ConnieSchultz) October 9, 2018
Apparently there’s been a big surge in new young voter registrations since Taylor Swift announced to her 112 million Instagram followers her support for two state Democrats. The GOP is worried that it’s now their turn to be #SwiftBoated.
— George Takei (@GeorgeTakei) October 9, 2018
That’s nice and all, but this doesn’t mean a darn thing. Why? For one, polling shows that Blackburn is still crushing Bredesen. Second, the voter registration deadlines in every state are quickly approaching, ergo why people are rushing to register now versus before. Duh.
To be fair, not all polls are alike, in that not every poll shows Bredesen losing so badly. However, nearly every poll does show Bredesen losing to some degree or another.
Is it possible Swift inspired some youngsters to register to vote? Yes? But it’s equally possible that not everyone she inspired to vote plans to vote against Blackburn. It turns out that every American citizen is a unique human being, and some of us unique human beings have no interest in being lectured to by a bunch of Hollywood hypocrites.