Wednesday, November 15, 2017

57% of Americans Believe Trump is Unfit to be President

Mod: The daily drumbeat of news about this fool is becoming a little overwhelming. I doubt you need much more evidence, but here it is anyway.

Poll: 57 percent of voters believe Trump is unfit to be president, a new low (Politico.com link): Only four in 10 registered voters believe President Donald Trump is fit for office, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released Tuesday. The 40 percent mark is a new low for respondents to the Quinnipiac survey, which asked the same question in September and October. Fifty-seven percent of respondents now say that Trump is not fit for the office he holds.

Trump’s approval rating has slightly fallen to 35 percent, nearing the lowest point of his presidency — 33 percent in August. Nearly six in 10 respondents said they disapprove of the way Trump is handling his job as president.

A majority of registered voters said Trump is not honest (58 percent), does not have good leadership skills (59 percent) or care about average Americans (59 percent), is not level headed (65 percent), strong person (58 person) or intelligent (55 percent) and does not share their values (62 percent).

Mod: So would you believe that Rex Tillerson gave the security contract on the US Embassy in Moscow to a Vlad Putin company?

U.S. Hires Company With K.G.B. Link to Guard Moscow Embassy (New York Times link): When President Vladimir V. Putin in July ordered American diplomatic missions in Russia to slash their staff by 755 employees, the State Department said it would need time to assess the “impact of such a limitation and how we will respond to it.”

Part of that response has now become clear: To make up for the loss of security guards axed in the Russian-mandated staff cuts, Washington has hired a private Russian company that grew out of a security business co-founded by Mr. Putin’s former K.G.B. boss, an 82-year-old veteran spy who spent 25 years planting agents in Western security services and hunting down their operatives.

Under a $2.8 million no-bid contract awarded by the Office of Acquisitions in Washington, security guards at the American Embassy in Moscow and at consulates in St. Petersburg, Yekaterinburg and Vladivostok will be provided by Elite Security Holdings, a company closely linked to the former top K.G.B. figure, Viktor G. Budanov, a retired general who rose through the ranks to become head of Soviet counterintelligence.

A State Department official in Washington, speaking on condition of anonymity in accordance with the department’s rules, said that Elite Security and individuals associated with it had been “vetted” with “relevant national and local agencies” and would not increase the threat risk.

Trump Confuses Mass Shootings Tweeting Condolences to Texas Hours After Tragedy in California (People link): President Donald Trump expressed his condolences for the wrong mass shooting after four people were fatally shot and at least ten injured in Northern California Tuesday. “May God be with the people of Sutherland Springs, Texas. The FBI and Law Enforcement has arrived,” Trump, 71, tweeted close to midnight Wednesday.

The commander-in-chief failed to recognize the latest massacre in Rancho Tehama Reserve, California, on Tuesday morning when a lone gunman occurred went on a random shooting spree in around the tiny community and targeted the local elementary school. Rancho Tehama is about 190 miles north of San Francisco.

Sutherland Springs, Texas, was the location of the Nov. 5 church shooting where 25 people and an unborn child were killed.

Twitter users quickly slammed Trump with many calling out his inability to remember each mass shooting that has taken place this year.

Trump's nuclear authority divides senators alarmed by his volatile behavior (Washington Post link): Senators trying to prevent President Trump from launching an unprovoked nuclear attack were stymied Tuesday, after a panel of experts warned them against rewriting laws to restrain a commander in chief many worry is impulsive and unpredictable enough to start a devastating international crisis.

Senate Foreign Relations Committee chairman Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), who has said Trump’s threats to global rivals could put the country “on the path to World War III,” began Tuesday’s session warning of the inherent danger in a system where the president has “sole authority” to give launch orders there are “no way to revoke.” By the time Corker emerged from the hearing — the first to address the president’s nuclear authority in over four decades — he was at a loss for what to do next.

“I do not see a legislative solution today,” Corker told reporters. “That doesn’t mean, over the course of the next several months, one might not develop, but I don’t see it today.”

Trump 'turns to mush' around strongmen (The Hill link): The editorial board of The New York Times blasted President Trump amid his trip abroad, saying he "turns to mush" in the presence of "strongmen."

In a column published Monday, the editorial board wrote that authoritarian leaders have a "strange and powerful attraction" for Trump. "As his trip to Asia reminds us, a man who loves to bully people turns to mush — fawning smiles, effusive rhetoric — in the company of strongmen like Xi Jinping of China, Vladimir Putin of Russia and Rodrigo Duterte of the Philippines," the board wrote.

"Perhaps he sees in them a reflection of the person he would like to be." The board said Trump's "obsessive investment in personal relations" might work for a real estate dealmaker.

"But the degree to which he has chosen to curry favor with some of the world’s most unsavory leaders, while lavishing far less attention on America’s democratic allies, hurts America’s credibility and, in the long run, may have dangerous repercussions," the board wrote.

How GOP Tax Plan Would Ruin Retirees, Underinsured (Forbes: Unless you're a multinational corporation or someone with a yacht, there's a lot not to like in the GOP's tax "reform" plan, which the party wants to ram through Congress by the end of the year -- even more to despise if you're retired, going to retire or underinsured.

To pay for this runaway train of tax goodies for global corporations and the ultra-wealthy, the GOP is raising taxes on the Middle Class and refuses to address the long-term funding shortfalls in Social Security and Medicare. Neither the House nor Senate plan addresses this issue.

That fiscal failure will likely lead to massive cuts to these popular programs. According to the Senior Citizens League analyst Mary Johnson.

Worse yet, the House GOP plan caps mortgage interest, property tax write-offs and cuts personal exemptions while raising tax rates for middle-income earners.

Where would these cuts come from to pay for this horrendous legislation? Since they are not coming from defense or paring corporate tax breaks, the biggest target on the table are social insurance programs like Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid.

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50 comments:

  1. Trump approval drops to 35%. No Asian trip bump: President Donald Trump returns from his big Asia trip to find numbers frozen in the negative. Ominously, there is creeping slippage in the base. American voters disapprove 58 - 35 percent of the job President Donald Trump is doing, near his lowest score, a 61 - 33 percent disapproval August 2, according to a Quinnipiac University national poll released today. Today's approval rating compares to a 56 - 38 percent disapproval in an October 11 survey by the independent Quinnipiac University. Independent voters, a key voting bloc, disapprove of President Trump 63 - 31 percent. Democrats disapprove 91 - 5 percent. Republicans approve 80 - 11 percent.
    https://poll.qu.edu/national/release-detail?ReleaseID=2500

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  2. Trump economic adviser surprised by CEO's response to tax proposal: White House economic adviser Gary Cohn appeared surprised at an event after few CEOs said they planned to invest more if the GOP's tax plan is passed.

    During an event for the Wall Street Journal's CEO Council, an editor at The Wall Street Journal asked the room: "If the tax reform bill goes through, do you plan to increase investment — your company's investment, capital investment?" People were asked to raise their hand.

    When few hands were raised, Cohn, the White House Economic Council director, asked: "Why aren't the other hands up?"

    http://thehill.com/policy/finance/360444-trump-economic-adviser-stunned-after-few-ceos-say-they-will-invest-more-if-tax

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  3. The political party that place 'donald j trump' in the drivers seat deserves all the credit' for this new and improved image of America! What a disgrace America has won at the booby Prize booth.

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  4. Wait till tax reform passes then we can talk. While many people are spending their time complaining about Trump, he's getting good things done for the forgotten middle class.

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    1. I guess you're not up on how Trump's so-called "tax reform" raises middle class taxes in many states, especially California?
      http://money.cnn.com/2017/09/29/news/economy/gop-tax-reform-middle-class/index.html

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    2. Oh the middle class hasn’t been forgotten- they’re getting exploited by trump and other corrupt billionaires every day

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    3. Californians need to vote out the current lawmakers and vote in ones that will lower our taxes, not bow to unions and change the current system where illegals do not burden our state... education, health, and social welfare systems. Then California's taxes will be lower like other states.

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    4. Good luck. The Republicans in Washington are raising middle class taxes in California and a lot of other states as well. The Dems are going to run on that. After 2018 there will hardly be an elected Republican in the entire state.

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    5. Maybe it will cause Republicans to start losing elections on California.

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  5. The other 43% are clueless and/or want to be part of the new american nazi party....the First American Reich.

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  6. Roy Moore Is Exactly What the Republican Party Is All About
    Wake up and smell the white supremacist theocracy.
    http://www.esquire.com/news-politics/politics/a13518962/roy-moore-is-who-republicans-are/

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  7. I am still smiling, the right person was elected to be our President.
    I don't take into account the left coast or the eastern side of the country to be the barometer of how voters are thinking.
    When the polls are taken, the sampling should be from all areas of this Nation.
    Once the infantile journalists remember that it is their job to write and report, not opinions on how they view a story, their readership should increase.
    The lack of reporting on the Asian trip; doesn't fool the knowledgeable public.
    The left will continue to whimper and whine, that's what they have always done best. Entitlements and hypocrisy are how progressives are known, and still they don't disappoint.
    Thanks for the continued humor of; "oh, the sky is falling, oh, the sky is falling! ".

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    1. "The lack of reporting on the Asian trip; doesn't fool the knowledgeable public." - Can you tell us one positive thing Trump achieved on his Asia trip? All I saw was a bunch of dictator butt kissing.

      Trump’s Asia trip was hardly the success he says it was
      https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/worldviews/wp/2017/11/15/trumps-asia-trip-was-hardly-the-success-he-says-it-was

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    2. Gowdy must be a RINONovember 15, 2017 at 7:50 AM

      Gowdy: I Don't Think 'Threshold Has Been Met' For Clinton Special Counsel
      Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC), a member of the House Judiciary Committee, on Wednesday said he does not think the “threshold” has been met to appoint a special counsel to look into matters related to Hillary Clinton and the Democratic Party.

      “You can investigate something without special counsel,” Gowdy said on Fox News. “There is a threshold that has to be met, and I don’t think it has been met.”

      During a House Judiciary hearing on Tuesday, Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) grilled Attorney General Jeff Sessions about what it would take to get a special counsel investigation into the so-called Trump dossier and various Clinton-related accusations. Sessions on Tuesday pushed back, and told Jordan that there must be a “factual basis” to appoint a special counsel.
      http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/trey-gowdy-threshold-has-not-been-met-for-clinton-special-counsel

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    3. The stupid, it burns—Trump supporters tell Jimmy Kimmel why Hillary Clinton should be impeached
      https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2017/11/15/1715802/-The-stupid,-it-burns—Trump-supporters-tell-Jimmy-Kimmel-why-Hillary-Clinton-should-be-impeached

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    4. 7:34, please enlighten us by telling us the highest level of education you obtained ? If you don’t know, ask your mommy.

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    5. Poll: Just one-quarter of Americans approve of GOP tax plan ---
      A majority of Americans in a new survey disapproves of the GOP's tax plan.

      A Quinnipiac University poll finds 52 percent of respondents disapprove of the tax plan, compared to just 25 percent who approve of it.

      Republicans are largely in favor of the plan, with 60 percent approving and just 15 percent against it. Another 26 percent of Republicans are undecided.

      A majority of Americans surveyed also say they think the wealthy would mainly benefit from the tax plan.

      http://thehill.com/policy/finance/360494-poll-one-quarter-of-americans-approve-of-gop-tax-plan


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    6. I agree with you.

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    7. 7:34 Didn't your English teacher at St Petersburg High teach you how to use semicolons?

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  8. This is so disturbing I cant read any more.

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  9. House Dems introduce articles of impeachment against Trump
    http://thehill.com/homenews/house/360455-house-democrats-introduce-articles-of-impeachment-against-trump

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  10. After celebrating Kimmel's fiftieth birthday, some house Dems introduced their articles of impeachment against Trump that they wrote, while in the Green Room.
    Jimmy Kimble will go to Washington D.C. later this week to introduce the article's, live on the air.

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    1. Who is Jimmy Kimble, comrade?

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    2. Comrade doesn’t know because breitbart didn’t elaborate

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  11. Bob Corker (R-Tenn); at a loss of words; not.
    Just put a Cork in it.
    Senator Corker exemplifies why nothing gets done in the GOP party.

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    1. Senator Corker has had the temerity to speak out against Der Trumpenfuhrer. He therefore deserves universal condemnation.

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    2. The biggest topic on the Right is how to get a child molester elected so a perjured Attorney General can resign and his replacement can fire a special prosecutor who’s uncovering the president’s treason.

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    3. He’s a real estate businessman just like trump. Same corrupt corporate swamp. That’s why Republicans don’t do anything posititive for the American people

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  12. As best I can tell Southern Christian values means:

    1) Obeying the Bible, except when it's inconvenient. You know, like not sleeping with other people's spouses. See: Newt Gingrich, David Vitter, Mark Sanford, Calista Gingrich, and on and on.

    2) Protecting the lives of children. Well, unborn children. Once they are born, however, they are on their own including fighting off poverty or Roy Moore.

    3) Upholding the U.S. Constitution, unless you decide you don't like whom the Constitution is protecting.

    4) All Americans are created equal. BWA HA HA! We know this really means all straight rich white men are created equal.

    5) Gun deaths are just another word for LET FREEDOM RING!

    6) Democracy. Except it's okay to disenfranchise black people.

    7) Judge lest not ye be judged. BWA HA HA! Just kidding.

    8) America first. As long as it's okay with Russia.

    9) Lying is a sin, unless you're testifying under oath in front of Congress.

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  13. Poll: 58% disapprove of the the way media covers President Trump; specifically focus on negative stories.

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    1. 58% of what? Child molesters in Alabama?

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    2. 100% of me disagrees with how ALL the media covers the news. No opinions please, just the facts. I really don't care what the media or celebs think or say.

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    3. That’s thoroughly in line with his disapproval rating

      a proven corrupt liar

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  14. 9:13am. Canada may be more to your liking. Isn't that where all haters of values move?
    Or was that just the 60's and the draft?

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    1. Trump dodged the draft and stayed right here in the United States.

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  15. A 5 deferment Vietnam draft dodger stood on Vietnam soil on Veteran's Day and told the world that he believes Putin over US Intelligence. Any idea who the draft dodger is?

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    1. The Tattler troll is a fact dodger

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    2. I think he suffers from Lie-abetes.

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  16. What use is the semicolon? Same as the gallbladder?

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  17. 9:21am. My mommy said any PhD is as good as another.

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  18. Those PhD degrees are a real curse. Can’t make any decisions, paralysis by analyses. See it all day long.

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  19. Trump makes Chamberlain look like a genius.

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    1. he makes everyone look like a genius.

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    2. Yeah. But he makes America look like a nation of fools.

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    3. Chamberlain wasn’t an idiot.

      Britain had no means to stop Germany. They needed time. They learned their lesson in 1914 when the BEF was forced to retreat to the Atlantic. When the nazi’s turned on the soviets all the better- let them bleed while the UK builds. Same with America. Would was at war almost half a decade by the time the US landed on the European mainland in full force, then they scooped up the spoils.

      Pretty well played. Fools think chamberlain capitulated. But there was no choice. Trump has choice but is corrupt. Truly a selfish fool in the eyes of history

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    4. 7:37 makes some points about timing, but I think calling out as fools those who believe Chamberlain fumbled is a bit harsh.

      Hindsight is 20/20, so did Chamberlain plan to appease the Nazis to gain time? And if he really wanted additional time, why did England declare war on Germany only a year after the Munich Agreement following the attack on Poland? (Yes, I know England pledged to defend Poland, but Poland was destined to fall before England could provide meaningful assistance.)

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  20. Zimbabwe down. Tanks on the streets. Freedom?

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    1. Doubt it. Just more third world misery.

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