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Tuesday, December 12, 2017


In trying to find the right word for President Donald Trump, American voters are overwhelmingly negative, as 53 voters (not percent) say "idiot" is the first word that comes to mind when they think of the president, followed by 44 voters who say "liar" and 36 voters who say "incompetent," according to a Quinnipiac University national poll released today. In the same open-ended question, allowing for any answer, 35 voters say "leader," with 35 voters saying "strong," 26 voters saying "a**hole," 21 voters saying "great," 19 voters saying "moron," 18 voters saying "arrogant" and 17 voters saying "disgusting"... Of the 48 words used by five or more voters, 30 words are negative. Voters disapprove 57 - 37 percent of the job President Trump is doing, consistent with findings for the last four months. Trump has hit or topped the 40 percent approval mark four times since he was inaugurated. His highest approval, 42 percent, was in February.
They're dismantling the ACA mandate, medicare, social security despite the flabbergasting unpopularity of this, they refuse to install gun regulations and invest in renewable energy despite the flabbergasting popularity of this. Trump lost the popular vote by millions, Roy Moore is likely to be elected this very day to a Senate seat while a majority (with whom I number myself) thinks he is straightforwardly unfit for office. Republicans think they are insulated from consequences -- and they may just be right, and if they are right things may get bad enough before the next election that things won't get better again for any election in my lifetime. That said, disapproval like this would historically indicate a Democratic Wave in the upcoming mid-terms and a one-term humiliation of a failed presidency for Trump. Maybe that will be true again. It should be true. It needs to be true. It is worth working to make it true.

1 comment:

jimf said...
Is Trumpism A Cult?
The Young Turks
Published on Dec 12, 2017

Is Trump just a glorified cult leader? Cenk Uygur
interviews Reza Aslan on his new book, _God: A Human History_


81% of white evangelicals voted for Donald Trump in this last
election. That's a record. That's more white evangelicals than
voted for George W. Bush, and he **was** a white evangelical.

To this day, Trump has the lowest approval ratings of any
president in modern history, his presidency is deteriorating
before our very eyes, he has lost support in almost every single
category except -- white evangelicals.

To this day, still, three quarters of white evangelicals strongly
support him, and among those three quarters, according to the
PRRI -- this is the Public Religion Research Institute -- among
those three quarters of white evangelicals, support for him is
**highest** among those who go to church at least once a week.

So the more religiously devout evangelical you are -- **white**
evangelical -- the more likely you are to support a lying,
lecherous, greedy, sexist, racist, narcissistic sociopath whose
entire world view makes a mockery of Christianity. Makes a mockery
of basic Christian tenets -- like humility, and empathy,
and care for the poor. And scholars like myself [blush] have
been just racking our brains trying to figure this out.
'Cause it makes no sense. These are after all the people who
call themselves value voters, right? Ha, ha. This is
the moral majority, as they like to refer to themselves.
So why, why, why? . . .

I've figured it out. Donald Trump is actually the Second
Coming of Christ.

Barack Obama was the Antichrist, and Donald Trump is Christ 2.0.

(And Santa Claus two.)

Please adjust your nativity scenes accordingly.