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« Reply #2125 on: February 22, 2017, 05:55:47 PM »

Survey says: America is NOT a small town of white people.



Who the hell said it was?

In other news, infectious diseases are not caused by asteroids.  WTF?
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« Reply #2126 on: February 22, 2017, 06:54:20 PM »

"President Trump's approval rating has slipped to 38 percent, a new national poll finds.

The Quinnipiac University survey released on Wednesday says that only 38 percent of Americans approve of Trump's job performance, while 55 percent disapprove of the commander in chief.

According to Quinnipiac, the 17-point difference in Trump's approval rating is the worst he's fared in a poll since taking office in January."

“President Trump’s popularity is sinking like a rock," Tim Malloy, the assistant director of the poll, said in a statement announcing the findings.

"He gets slammed on honesty, empathy, level headedness and the ability to unite. And two of his strong points, leadership and intelligence, are sinking to new lows. This is a terrible survey one month in.”

http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/320670-q-poll-trump-approval-hits-new-low
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« Reply #2127 on: February 22, 2017, 07:11:32 PM »

"President Trump's approval rating has slipped to 38 percent, a new national poll finds.

The Quinnipiac University survey released on Wednesday says that only 38 percent of Americans approve of Trump's job performance, while 55 percent disapprove of the commander in chief.

According to Quinnipiac, the 17-point difference in Trump's approval rating is the worst he's fared in a poll since taking office in January."

“President Trump’s popularity is sinking like a rock," Tim Malloy, the assistant director of the poll, said in a statement announcing the findings.

"He gets slammed on honesty, empathy, level headedness and the ability to unite. And two of his strong points, leadership and intelligence, are sinking to new lows. This is a terrible survey one month in.”

http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/320670-q-poll-trump-approval-hits-new-low

Even the Rasmussen poll that he was bragging about being at 57% approval  to 43% disapproval is now at 51%-49%
http://www.realclearpolitics.com/epolls/other/president_trump_job_approval-6179.html#polls

The wheels are coming off the Trump Train.
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« Reply #2128 on: February 22, 2017, 09:13:14 PM »

Yep, the unemployed/gubmint bennies sector who are home during the daytime doubtless dislike him.  Awww...
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« Reply #2129 on: February 22, 2017, 09:57:45 PM »

"There is an enormous paradox at the heart of American democracy. Congress is deeply and stubbornly unpopular. On average, between 10 and 15 percent of Americans approve of Congress – on a par with public support for traffic jams and cockroaches. And yet, in the 2016 election, only eight incumbents – eight out of a body of 435 representatives – were defeated at the polls.

If there is one silver bullet that could fix American democracy, it’s getting rid of gerrymandering – the now commonplace practice of drawing electoral districts in a distorted way for partisan gain. It’s also one of a dwindling number of issues that principled citizens – Democrat and Republican – should be able to agree on. Indeed, polls confirm that an overwhelming majority of Americans of all stripes oppose gerrymandering.

In the 2016 elections for the House of Representatives, the average electoral margin of victory was 37.1 percent. That’s a figure you’d expect from North Korea, Russia or Zimbabwe – not the United States. But the shocking reality is that the typical race ended with a Democrat or a Republican winning nearly 70 percent of the vote, while their challenger won just 30 percent.

Last year, only 17 seats out of 435 races were decided by a margin of 5 percent or less. Just 33 seats in total were decided by a margin of 10 percent or less. In other words, more than 9 out of 10 House races were landslides where the campaign was a foregone conclusion before ballots were even cast. In 2016, there were no truly competitive Congressional races in 42 of the 50 states. That is not healthy for a system of government that, at its core, is defined by political competition."

"These uncompetitive districts have a seriously corrosive effect on the integrity of democracy. If you’re elected to represent a district that is 80 percent Republican or 80 percent Democratic, there is absolutely no incentive to compromise. Ever. In fact, there is a strong disincentive to collaboration, because working across the aisle almost certainly means the risk of a primary challenge from the far right or far left of the party. For the overwhelming majority of Congressional representatives, there is no real risk to losing a general election – but there is a very real threat of losing a fiercely contested primary election. Over time, this causes sane people to pursue insane pandering and extreme positions. It is a key, but often overlooked, source of contemporary gridlock and endless bickering."

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/democracy-post/wp/2017/02/10/gerrymandering-is-the-biggest-obstacle-to-genuine-democracy-in-the-united-states-so-why-is-no-one-protesting/?utm_term=.59633bfb2b1c
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« Reply #2130 on: February 22, 2017, 09:59:53 PM »

The year 1812 wants its insights back.  head shake
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« Reply #2131 on: February 22, 2017, 10:25:42 PM »

"President Trump's former campaign officials reportedly showed him positive news coverage in an attempt to control his Twitter habits.

Politico reported that the president's former campaign staffers made sure that Trump's media consumption included praise in an effort to tamp down on his inflammatory tweets."

"Former campaign officials used outlets such as Breitbart News, the Washington Examiner, Fox News, Infowars and The Daily Caller in an effort to show Trump positive news coverage."

http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/320653-trump-campaign-team-showed-him-positive-coverage-to-control-twitter
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« Reply #2132 on: February 22, 2017, 10:27:03 PM »

Two words:  HISTORY.  BOOK.
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« Reply #2133 on: February 22, 2017, 10:45:33 PM »

"House Republicans next week plan to derail a Democratic resolution that would have forced disclosure of President Donald Trump's potential ties with Russia and any possible business conflicts of interest, according to multiple House sources.

Seeking to avoid a full House vote on the so-called “resolution of inquiry” — a roll call that would be particularly embarrassing and divisive for the right — Republicans will send proposal by Rep. Jerry Nadler (D-N.Y.) to the House Judiciary Committee for a panel vote on Tuesday, two Democratic sources said. The GOP-controlled committee is expected to kill the resolution."

"The mark-up will likely prove awkward for Judiciary Committee Republicans who will have to block the resolution. Judiciary member and Oversight Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) just last week, for instance, faced sharp questions from constituents who accused him of steering the Oversight panel's agenda to protect Trump.

Though Chaffetz pointed to a letter he wrote around that time, calling out Trump counselor Kellyanne Conway for pitching Ivanka Trump’s fashion line during a televised interview at the White House, there’s little doubt Democrats would use the Judiciary vote against him."

http://www.politico.com/story/2017/02/trump-conflicts-house-resolution-235288
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« Reply #2134 on: February 22, 2017, 11:02:40 PM »

"Rank-and-file Republicans are more concerned about leaks to the media of conversations between Trump advisers and the Russian government than they are about the conversations themselves, according to a Reuters/Ipsos opinion poll released Wednesday.

The poll, conducted between Feb. 16 and Feb. 20, shows how President Donald Trump has shifted opinions within the party of Ronald Reagan, where national security has been a top issue since the Cold War, said Larry Sabato, director of the Center for Politics at the University of Virginia.

"Republicans have now put a higher priority on their partisan identification and support for their current leader than principles they have had for many decades," Sabato said. "We live in such a polarized era."

"Overall, 43 percent of Americans said they were most concerned about reports of the contacts with Russia. Another 39 percent said they were concerned about the leaks and 19 percent said they didn't know.

However, people who identified with the Republican Party appeared to be much more troubled by the leaks. Some 57 percent said the leaks were the bigger concern, while 23 percent said it was the Russian contacts, and another 20 percent didn't know."

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-poll-idUSKBN1612PD
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« Reply #2135 on: Today at 12:42:03 AM »

However, people who identified with the Republican Party appeared to be much more troubled by the leaks. Some 57 percent said the leaks were the bigger concern, while 23 percent said it was the Russian contacts, and another 20 percent didn't know."

What a turnaround from just last summer when the substance of leaks of DNC and Hillary campaign emails was far more important than the leaks themselves.

To be expected from the same geniuses who hated the Russians for forever but now inexplicably worship them.
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« Reply #2136 on: Today at 08:25:19 AM »

What a turnaround from just last summer when the substance of leaks of DNC and Hillary campaign emails was far more important than the leaks themselves.

To be expected from the same geniuses who hated the Russians for forever but now inexplicably worship them.

This says a lot to us who have not tossed our principles and values out the window: "Republicans have now put a higher priority on their partisan identification and support for their current leader than principles they have had for many decades".
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« Reply #2137 on: Today at 12:02:33 PM »

Woah! This guy is going to get fired real quick

Trump's new national security adviser wants another shakeup
https://www.axios.com/mcmaster-eyeing-another-foreign-policy-shakeup-2280206050.html

The NYT reports that Trump's new national security advisor, Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster, is planning another restructuring of the White House's foreign policy team. The changes being discussed…

The director of national intelligence and chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff would rejoin the principals committee of the National Security Council. They were only left out because the Trump team copied a Bush-era organizational chart — not realizing that President Obama had made both positions full members of the committee.

Steve Bannon may be removed from the principals committee. The White House has downplayed the significance of his inclusion, but the criticism surrounding that elevation caught President Trump off guard.

The Homeland Security Council would reform under the National Security Council, as it had during the Obama administration. It had been split off under Trump to remove power from McMaster's predecessor, Michael Flynn.
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« Reply #2138 on: Today at 12:22:34 PM »

"This here 'Linken' guy dithered for weeks as states went out of the Unnion (plus *secceeded!!!*) and now he may have to get rid on his Secretariat of WARR!!!    Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked   I'd say he was a stoopit-hed, but at leest hes a Demacratt!!!"     
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« Reply #2139 on: Today at 12:58:13 PM »

Apparently, the Republican plan to replace Obamacare is going to lead to a huge tax increase
https://www.axios.com/the-gops-big-employer-tax-exclusion-headache-2279949171.html

It's no wonder House Republicans are stuck on whether to limit the tax break for employer health coverage, as they've been discussing for their Obamacare replacement. The big problem: It's going to be hard for them to fight charges that it's a tax increase.

Republicans haven't filled in the details yet, at least publicly, but here's what happens when you try. The Congressional Budget Office did in December, and this is what it found for the most extreme scenario:

Deficit reduction by 2026: $426 billion.
People who would lose employer health coverage: 4 million.
Average tax break for individuals in 2026: $1,420.
Decrease in tax break from current law: $3,860.
You see where this is headed: Don't Tax My Health Care, a business-led lobbying coalition, is already calling that a $3,860 tax increase. There are other, more moderate options that would have smaller impacts, but it's not hard to see why the whole idea has become a political headache.

How they'll fight back: Republicans say their plan isn't going to look like the CBO scenario. They say they'd only target a small portion of the tax exclusion, which has the value of a $3.6 trillion subsidy over the next decade, and it would only affect a small group of people. And Ways and Means Committee chairman Kevin Brady has said he doesn't see it as a tax increase, because most people don't even know they get the tax break.
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« Reply #2140 on: Today at 01:02:02 PM »

Here's what the Trump poll found:

New poll: Trump’s strengths and weaknesses

Over the weekend we did a piece on what Trump gets right and what he gets wrong, according to aides and insiders. Today, Quinnipiac released a national poll asking American citizen what they think Trump's strengths and weaknesses are. Here's what they found.

Strengths:

Strength: 64% say he's a strong person, 32% say he's not.
Intelligence: 58% say he's smart, 38% say he's not.

Weaknesses:

Care for Americans: 44% say he cares for the average American, while 53% say he doesn't.
Leadership: 42% say he has good leadership skills, 55% say he doesn't.
Honesty: 40% say he's honest, 55% say he's not.
Unity: 36% say he's doing more to unite the country, while 58% say he is doing more to divide.
Values: 37% say he shares their values, 60% say he doesn't.
Level-headedness: 33% say he is level-headed, 63% say he's not.

Overall, the poll found that Trump only has a 38% job approval rating to 55% disapproval.
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« Reply #2141 on: Today at 03:53:52 PM »

Yeah, he graduated from the Wharton School (Moon has no idea what this even is), but he's a real dummy.  Riiiggghht.


"I think that there Tromp guy is dum because he probaly don't know how to milk a kow, h'yuk!"
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« Reply #2142 on: Today at 05:57:32 PM »

Tiny Trump tells Reuters that he's very angry about North Korea.

"Speaking from behind his desk in the Oval Office, Trump declared that "we're very angry" at North Korea's ballistic missile tests and said accelerating a missile defense system for U.S. allies Japan and South Korea was among many options available."

"It's very late. We're very angry at what he's done, and frankly this should have been taken care of during the Obama administration," he said."

Or the Bush administration. Or the Clinton administration. Or ...

But Tiny Trump is the one going to "take care of it".



http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-exclusive-idUSKBN1622IF

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« Reply #2143 on: Today at 06:09:40 PM »

The hard-left, again.

12 other presidents couldn't solve NoKo/SoKo in over half a century, but Trump is AN EPPICK FALE for not having done so in a few weeks. maroon
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