Former Prez Trump Conviction Reactions As Seen From Kansas City

Despite the historic turn of events, a conviction of former Prez Trump in an NYC hush money trial has elicited mostly boring partisan responses.

To the credit of our blog community . . .

Yesterday we talked up the news and other than tacit threats and habitually tough talk . . . A comment asking if Melania was dating kinda cracked up TKC. 

However, it's not all fun and games.

Here are a few takeaways that might hold some local connection . . .

- Whilst Missouri & Kansas politicos were chatting up their slings & arrows. We noticed that KCMO politicos were strangely quiet. As of this writing, Mayor Q has yet to weigh-in.

- The fundraising fight is the most telling. MAGA & GOP are raising so much cash that former Prez Trump's donation page on his website crashed. Prez Biden's response is merely to warn his followers that MAGA victory in November is very much a possibility.

- Tucker Carlson has turned into self-parody but his sentiment about an inevitable MAGA Presidential Victory is being echoed across the more stridently conservative media landscape.

And so, once again we're going to focus on reactions that start close to home and then move outward.

Read more via links . . .

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