Quick Takes: There Is No Excuse for This Kind of Ignorance

A roundup of news that caught my eye today.

* I had originally planned to be done talking about the Republican tax cuts today. But then I saw this from Ivanka Trump:

That’s the shot, here’s the chaser:

I have no words. There is simply no excuse for this kind of ignorance.

* Following up on what I wrote this morning about data pointing to a blue wave in the 2018 midterms, the results of this poll signify that something historic is building.

* David Shor provides more historical data.

* Harry Enten weighs in.

* In case you assume Republicans will dig their way out of that hole in the coming months, consider this:

* To bolster this data, Public Policy Polling provided a fascinating twitter thread. Here’s how it starts:

They go on to identify 25 races in Republican House districts where the incumbent is losing to either a generic Democrat or an identified opponent and summarize with this:

Their conclusion: “So the generic ballot polling on a national level is good for Democrats. And so is all of the district specific polling we’re doing.”

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Nancy LeTourneau

Nancy LeTourneau is a contributing writer for the Washington Monthly.