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    Quote Originally Posted by troutmd View Post
    Donald Trump's approval ratings continue to fall.


    "President Donald Trump's repeated lack of "respect for the truth" puts him in jeopardy of being viewed as "a fake President," The Wall Street Journal editorial board says."

    "Two months into his presidency, Gallup has Mr. Trump's approval rating at 39%. No doubt Mr. Trump considers that fake news, but if he doesn't show more respect for the truth, most Americans may conclude he's a fake President," reads the editorial, which appeared online Tuesday night."

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    Trump and the Russians and Republicans will keep lying.

    Until we see his tax returns. Then this sad episode in American history will finally be over.
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    Before the election, I predicted that the only thing worse for the GOP than losing the election to Clinton would be if Trump won. A lot can happen in 4+ years, but I think that prediction is starting to play out. The 2020 election could be seriously ugly for them if Trump's popularity continues on this trajectory.

    Trump could prove to be the anti-Reagan. Instead of the figure that establishes GOP identity for a generation, he could be the one to destroy it. This is especially true if they are unable to get even party consensus on ACA reform (much less sign into law). Tomorrow's roll call vote will be a big test.

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    I had a similar thought.

    In a way, Trump's win may be the best thing for the Democrats compared to if Hills would have won. I was expecting her to win and do a mediocre to bad job which would all but guarantee a switch to the GOP for 2020.

    But now, with Trump off to such a "great" start, and the GOP struggling to deal with him and their real agenda, it seems they may be in far more trouble.

    Mid-terms will be interesting at the very least and 2020 could be hilarious. Much of their success depends on how the Dems handle this mess and who shows up in the big race, but they may well have a very unpopular president and congress to run against.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chader09 View Post
    I had a similar thought.

    In a way, Trump's win may be the best thing for the Democrats compared to if Hills would have won. I was expecting her to win and do a mediocre to bad job which would all but guarantee a switch to the GOP for 2020.

    But now, with Trump off to such a "great" start, and the GOP struggling to deal with him and their real agenda, it seems they may be in far more trouble.

    Mid-terms will be interesting at the very least and 2020 could be hilarious. Much of their success depends on how the Dems handle this mess and who shows up in the big race, but they may well have a very unpopular president and congress to run against.
    Mid-terms will be interesting, though I think the map's heavy bias in favor of Republicans will limit any losses. Democrats have to defend a lot more seats than the Republicans in the senate, and the House map is gerrymandered in their favor in most states (not to mention the structural advantages of having a primarily exurban and rural base). It's not impossible for the Dems to turn things around with the midterms, but I even a very unpopular Trump won't necessarily doom the Republicans, especially because much of the Democratic base doesn't seem to want to vote in mid-terms for some reason.

    I think 2020 will be very interesting, especially given that there is no obvious Democratic candidate. It's also not beyond the realm of possibility that Trump could face a primary challenger.

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    Very good points.

    I am a casual observer at best and often miss the finer details like incumbent bias with districts and states.

    As terrible as it is to say, I hope the R's do just a bad enough job to swing the pendulum back for the D's. Then hopefully they will have enough time and power to undo some of the junk that is already happening and yet to come to minimize the negative impact.

    Wishful thinking and looking for the silver lining.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jimb100 View Post
    She did win the popular vote by almost 3 million votes.

    It doesn't appear that those issues you mentioned had much effect.

    What did have a big effect, at least in terms of electoral college totals, was a few old fools in the mid west believing Trump would bring back manufacturing jobs.

    The biggest mistake Hillary made was no telling these people she would bring back twice as many good paying jobs as Trump.

    But then she's not a con man.
    I'm speaking from my personal experience and my understanding in regards to how she lost in W. PA. Yep, fools believing lies. That, and they convinced themselves that Trump was an "outsider" that they wanted to cheer on... they projected something onto him that he doesn't represent, because they wanted it so badly.

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    Down at 36 now.

    I wonder where it will bottom out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by le duke View Post
    Down at 36 now.

    I wonder where it will bottom out.
    Bush II hit mid 20s at the end of his presidency. Nixon hit 22 at his lowest point. I suppose an impeached Trump could go below 22- at least Nixon had some accomplishments to point to.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nealric View Post
    Bush II hit mid 20s at the end of his presidency. Nixon hit 22 at his lowest point. I suppose an impeached Trump could go below 22- at least Nixon had some accomplishments to point to.
    I really do think that Trump could be convicted of treason and 30% of the country would still support him. He wasn't entirely wrong with his "Shoot someone on 5th Ave and not lose a vote" thing.

    I doubt it will ever go below 30%.
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    Quote Originally Posted by le duke View Post
    I really do think that Trump could be convicted of treason and 30% of the country would still support him. He wasn't entirely wrong with his "Shoot someone on 5th Ave and not lose a vote" thing.

    I doubt it will ever go below 30%.
    I agree, 30% is likely the number of true deplorables in the country and I believe that even if he were proven to be a pedophile they would find a way to support him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jimb100 View Post
    I agree, 30% is likely the number of true deplorables in the country and I believe that even if he were proven to be a pedophile they would find a way to support him.
    I thought he already was?

    The underage dressing room thing from the beauty pageants. Not quite the same thing as a Law and Order SVU case, but the dude pervs on underage women.
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    Quote Originally Posted by le duke View Post
    I really do think that Trump could be convicted of treason and 30% of the country would still support him. He wasn't entirely wrong with his "Shoot someone on 5th Ave and not lose a vote" thing.

    I doubt it will ever go below 30%.
    I think some proportion of those people will eventually desert him if he goes long enough without improving their lives and is impeached. Also, keep in mind only 30-40% of the GOP primary voters supported him in the primary- that's a lot fewer people than 30% of the country.

    That being said, I don't think impeachment is the most likely outcome.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nealric View Post
    I think some proportion of those people will eventually desert him if he goes long enough without improving their lives and is impeached. Also, keep in mind only 30-40% of the GOP primary voters supported him in the primary- that's a lot fewer people than 30% of the country.

    That being said, I don't think impeachment is the most likely outcome.
    No, I don't think so either.

    Short of lying under oath or treason, he won't be impeached. He lies all the time as it is, and no one seems to care.
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    Quote Originally Posted by le duke View Post
    No, I don't think so either.

    Short of lying under oath or treason, he won't be impeached. He lies all the time as it is, and no one seems to care.
    The people who oppose and/or disapprove of Trump, which now is the majority of the country, DO care when he lies (which is absolutely all the time, it seems).

    It's also slowly taking a toll among some of his supporters. I have a close relative who's totally in the tank for Trump, but even she grits her teeth and nods her head when the topic of Trump's lying comes up. She knows he's full of sh**. Before, it was more like, "B-but Hillary!..."

    Now that that excuse is gone, the spotlight is on the Big Orange Clown's behavior, and the show we're seeing ain't pretty.

    What's worse, it honestly seems that he can't change said behavior for more than a single speech or so, so we've got nowhere to go from here but down.
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    Making america realize how great it's getting

    "Quick, The Donald's in trouble!! $1.3 Million in emergency ad spending, stat!!"



    ^This ad, part of a rapid-response campaign funded via Rebekah Mercer, will be airing in the DC area, plus ten states that the SCROTUS carried, where Democrats will be up for re-election. According to their analytics expert:

    "Our group will be a conduit to highlight President Trump's achievement to the rest of the country,"** says Emily Cornell, who is moving from the Mercer-funded data firm Cambridge Analytica to run Making America Great's day-to-day operations. "We are here to promote successes and hold accountable broken promises -- not just to those who voted for Trump, but to all Americans."

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    More Americans wanted Hillary Clinton to be President than wanted Donald Trump.

    Donald Trump has never had a wife he didn't cheat on.

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    Anyone wish to offer odds of Trump being rated below Nixon?
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    Quote Originally Posted by troutmd View Post
    Anyone wish to offer odds of Trump being rated below Nixon?
    Even money.

    And, he's very much the same kind of guy... insecure douchebag, with no core principles.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SystemShock View Post
    Even money.

    And, he's very much the same kind of guy... insecure douchebag, with no core principles.
    I'd take Tricky Dick back in a hot second over Trump...

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    The Worst of All Time?

    President Donald Trump needed just 69 days to plunge to a mark that past presidents such as Jimmy Carter, Richard Nixon, and George W. Bush took years to reach: an approval rating of 35% or lower in Gallup's survey.
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    Well, maybe he will dip below 30%.

    Ol' AAG Sally Yates has been invited to testify before the Senate Subcommittee.

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    Quote Originally Posted by xxl View Post
    "Quick, The Donald's in trouble!! $1.3 Million in emergency ad spending, stat!!"


    ^This ad, part of a rapid-response campaign funded via Rebekah Mercer, will be airing in the DC area, plus ten states that the SCROTUS carried, where Democrats will be up for re-election. According to their analytics expert:

    "Our group will be a conduit to highlight President Trump's achievement to the rest of the country,"** says Emily Cornell, who is moving from the Mercer-funded data firm Cambridge Analytica to run Making America Great's day-to-day operations. "We are here to promote successes and hold accountable broken promises -- not just to those who voted for Trump, but to all Americans."


    **the "rest of the country" being ten states, since the ad won't run in the other forty
    Every time I hear about the Kochs and Mercers I wish someone would go Maximilien Robespierre on them.

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