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Tuesday, October 31, 2017


Near Majority Favors Impeaching Trump -- A new Public Policy Polling survey finds 49% of voters support impeaching President Trump, as compared to 41% who are opposed to doing so. Also interesting: Trump’s approval rating has declined by a net 7 points in the last month.


jimf said...
Mueller’s Investigation Won’t Shake Trump’s Base
OCT. 30, 2017

On Monday, nothing changed. . . Mr. Trump’s supporters
will stand by their man. . .

It’s an unfortunate truth that the Republican base not only
accepts but also often angrily defends conduct from Mr. Trump
that they would never, ever accept in a Democratic president. . .

The desire to think the best of Mr. Trump combined with the
deep distaste for Democrats grants extraordinary power to
two phrases: “fake news” and “the other side is worse.”. . .

I’m reminded of an encounter at my church. People know that
I opposed both Mr. Trump and Mrs. Clinton. They often ask what
I think of the president’s performance. My standard response:
I like some things, I dislike others, but I really wish he
showed better character. I don’t want him to lie. I said this
to a sweet older lady not long ago, and she responded — in
all sincerity — “You mean Trump lies?” “Yes,” I replied.
“All the time.” She didn’t answer with a defense. She didn’t
say “fake news.” We’d known each other for years, and she
trusted my words.

For a moment, she seemed troubled. . .

But just then, her jaw set. I saw a flare of defiance in her eyes.
She took a sip of coffee, looked straight at me, and I knew exactly
what was coming next:

“Well, the Democrats are worse.”

[David French is a senior writer at National Review.]

Dale Carrico said...

"The desire to think the best of Mr. Trump combined with the
deep distaste for Democrats..."

So many ways of never saying the obvious: they are racists and anti-queer bigots.

jimf said...
Robert Mueller in the Cross Hairs
Nicholas Kristof
NOV. 1, 2017

We may shortly be facing a national crisis. President Trump’s
base is egging him on to undertake his own “Saturday Night Massacre”
and fire Robert Mueller. . .

On Fox News, the host Jeanine Pirro proposed firing Mueller,
blaming the Democrats, and imprisoning Hillary Clinton.
Speaking of the Mueller investigation, Pirro said,
“It’s time to shut it down, turn the tables, and lock her up.”. . .

[A]s some conservative voices cheer for Mueller’s ouster,
I fear that Trump may replicate the 1973 Saturday Night Massacre
and fire Mueller — and presumably a couple of layers of officials
in between.

Nixon did this in 1973, firing special prosecutor Archibald Cox
and provoking a national bellow of outrage that I remember well,
even though I was then a 14-year-old. . .

What’s different this time is that both houses of Congress
are controlled by the same party as the president, and I
fear that if Trump fired Mueller the result would be less
a bellow than a squeak. . .

The reason for Republican reticence is simple: Trump still
has 78 percent backing among Republicans, and senators like
Flake who have challenged him have lost support. If you’re
a Republican senator, I fear that your political interest
may be to respond to Trump firing Mueller by calling for
an investigation of Hillary Clinton. . .

Anonymous said...

Brazile, now Warren, they're throwing HRC under the bus without remorse. Mueller has long left Trump/Russia collusion behind to line up the lobbyist scum like Manafort and Podesta and bring them down. Hillary is toxic now, and everyone knows it. The walls are closing in on her. She was supposed to be in the White House where she would have kept all of this dead and buried. She's next, and everyone in DC knows it. This is an amazing time to be alive.

Dale Carrico said...

"The walls are closing in on her."

Whatever gets you through the night.