Politico Paints Gen X as ‘Trumpiest Generation’—on Flimsiest Evidence

Posted on AllSides June 12th, 2022
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A recent Politico article (5/20/22) had the headline, “How Gen X Became the Trumpiest Generation.” Yet the article’s focus seems to be mostly on Iowa state Rep. Cherielynn (“Cherie”) Westrich, a former rock singer who got into politics at age 50 as a solid supporter of Donald Trump.

The strawman mystery that informs the story is: How in the world did a former rock singer become a “solidly conservative representative from blue-collar southeast Iowa who is pro-gun and anti–vaccine mandate”?

Apparently, answering that question by just focusing on her “unusual trajectory” in...

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