Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Trump’s Approval Rating Plunges Amid Wave of Pre-Midterm Violence

Mod: Trump's big fat stupid mouth is his own worst enemy. Ours as well. And the damn fool just keeps on talking.

Trump’s Approval Rating Plunges Amid Wave of Pre-Midterm Violence (Bloomberg link): President Donald Trump’s job approval rating plunged 4 percentage points last week amid a wave of violence, the latest troubling signal for Republican chances in upcoming midterm elections. Forty percent of Americans approved of Trump’s performance as commander in chief, according to Gallup polling during the week ending Oct. 28. That was down from 44 percent the prior week, an unusually steep decline for the poll, which is based on a survey of 1,500 U.S. adults conducted Monday through Sunday each week.

Some of the polling was done before the attacks. The drop was the sharpest since June 24 -- when Trump’s weekly job approval declined to 41 percent from 45 percent the previous week -- amid controversy over his administration’s policy of separating families apprehended illegally crossing the U.S. border with Mexico.

A series of mail-bombs to prominent Trump critics and a deadly attack at a Pennsylvania synagogue have stirred criticism of the president’s polarizing rhetoric, especially as the November midterm elections approach. Trump has in turn blamed the news media for fomenting public anger and on Monday revived his characterization of the press as the “Enemy of the People.”

“The Fake News Media, the true Enemy of the People, must stop the open & obvious hostility & report the news accurately & fairly,” Trump said in a posting on Twitter.

An attack at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh during Saturday services left 11 people dead, many of them elderly, in what’s being investigated as a hate crime by a suspect who allegedly posted on social media blaming a Jewish nonprofit that helps resettle refugees for bringing “invaders in that kill our people.”

Trump and his wife will travel to Pennsylvania on Tuesday to visit with families of victims, White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said.

On Friday, a Florida man known to have attended Trump campaign events was charged in connection with mailing at least 13 suspected explosive devices that targeted high-profile Democrats, including former President Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton. Two packages were addressed to former U.S. intelligence officials John O. Brennan and James Clapper at the New York headquarters of CNN, for which Clapper is now an analyst.

Trump has held a series of rallies for Republican House and Senate candidates across the country in recent weeks. White House officials, however, are largely resigned to losing Republican control of the House, and the mood around the president has darkened as many challengers continue to out-raise seasoned Republican incumbents, and Democratic enthusiasm surpasses that of the GOP.

Pasadena police detonate suspicious device found under parked truck near KPCC headquarters (SCPR.Org link): After three tense hours, Pasadena police on Monday night detonated a possible explosive device found on a rental truck parked along a busy stretch of S. Raymond.

The detonation took place shortly after 9 p.m. near a U-Haul facility located at the corner of S. Raymond and California avenues. Asked whether the string of pipe bombs mailed to prominent Democrats and CNN -- none of which exploded-- played a role in the response, Perez said law enforcement officials were, of course, aware of those incidents. "However, we treat each situation with the facts that we have," he said, "and this one is being dealt with, with exactly what we are looking at."

Pasadena police, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's bomb squad and Pasadena fire officials were all on the scene. The possible threat also disrupted service on Metro's Gold Line, which runs parallel to S. Raymond. Metro officials said buses had replaced train service between the Lake Station and Pasadena while authorities worked to deal with the device.

Republicans Projected to Pick up Seventy Seats in Prison (Borowitz Report link): In a development that could dramatically change the composition of the federal penitentiary system, Republicans are projected to pick up as many as seventy seats in prison, a leading incarceration expert said on Thursday. “Prognostication is an inexact science,” Davis Logsdon, who studies conviction rates of corrupt politicians for the University of Minnesota’s Guilt Project, said. “Having said that, if current indictment trends hold up, the Republicans could be flipping at least seventy key prison seats.”

Logsdon broke down criminal cases against Republicans into likely convictions, likely acquittals, and toss-ups, and found that the G.O.P.’s path to the magic number of seventy new prison cells was “very doable.”

According to his projections, Republicans are running for prison “especially well” in districts where the G.O.P. member of Congress was an early supporter of Donald J. Trump.

“In those districts, we’re seeing Republicans who did an incredible job of raising money,” he said. “All of that money is going to translate into a huge number of new freshman prisoners.”

All in all, Logsdon sees the prospect of seventy new Republicans in prison as “nothing short of seismic.”

“Prisons need to get ready,” he said. “A red wave is coming.”

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59 comments:

  1. No matter how low it plunges...it's still not low enough.

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    1. How low can you go? I wish we could find out. Meanwhile, while we sit and chat about approval ratings, his team is still quietly dismantling environmental protections like you have NO IDEA, since Pruitt is gone and the EPA is not making headlines anymore. THis administration is racing us toward extinction on the premise we'll have a better economy for the next few years. Shortsightedness at its absolute worst.

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  2. Pharrell Williams not 'Happy,' threatens to sue Trump for using song after mass killing

    Pharrell Williams is not "Happy" that President Donald Trump used his song. The singer, 45, sent a cease-and-desist letter to Trump after the president played Williams' 2014 smash hit "Happy" at a political event in the Midwest Saturday, just hours after nearly a dozen people were gunned down in a Pittsburgh synagogue.

    “On the day of the mass murder of 11 human beings at the hands of a deranged ‘nationalist,’ you played his song ‘Happy’ to a crowd at a political event in Indiana,” Williams' lawyer, Howard King, wrote in the letter obtained by USA TODAY.

    Williams' legal team noted that the use of the song was not only poorly timed, but in violation of "copyright infringement" and "trademark rights."

    https://www.usatoday.com/story/life/people/2018/10/29/pharrell-williams-threatens-sue-trump-using-happy/1815672002/

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    1. Playing "Happy" just hours after a mass murder. That describes Don the Con perfectly.

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    2. He could have played Happy Days Are Here Again as does almost every high school marching band after a touch down. I am sure it is in the public domaine. That would be an appropriate choice (although as ever, Trump and his handlers are tone deaf to the context following the massacre at the Synagog) as his gatherings are pep rallys, no more, no less, with djt announcing on the loud speaker for the cheering fans.

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  3. "I heard @realDonaldTrump ran home to @FoxNews to lie about me. But as my grandmother told me — never wrestle with a pig. You both get dirty, but the pig likes it. So ignore him and vote, Florida!"

    — Andrew Gillum (@AndrewGillum) October 30, 2018

    https://www.thedailybeast.com/andrew-gillum-on-trump-thief-attack-never-wrestle-with-a-pig

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  4. The clown is threatening to repeal the 14th amendment to "fix" his approval rating.Ignore the idiot I say..........

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    1. Trump is quickly becoming the most hated man in America.

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  5. "His" administration policy? Try harder with the stupid acknowledgement of government policies and blame game, but then again, that would not bring in the votes.

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  6. Hello, I believe your website could be having browser compatibility problems.
    When I take a look at your site in Safari, it looks fine but when opening
    in IE, it's got some overlapping issues. I just
    wanted to provide you with a quick heads up!
    Other than that, fantastic website!

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    1. Hey, it was great chilling with you at the Buc last night. We should do it again soon!

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    2. Maybe the “overlapping” was him seeing double after the Buc.

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    3. A wooden mallet to the back of the head could uncross his eyes.

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  7. The "happy" feeling of the midterms overwhelmingly turning red.
    Cut the bacon fat, poor pigs get picked on by the Progressives. If they ain't putting on lipstick, or flying now they are wrestling; but not once will they cut the pork spending.

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    1. Uh oh but trump blew the budget and his trade war is failing

      Republicans have controlled congress for years. They porked the pig

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  8. Stock market is plunging too. All of 2018 gains lost.

    MAGA Guy sure has been quiet... too busy eating crow to talk.

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    1. He's on his way to Pittsburgh. Even though thousands have asked him to stay away.

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  9. When you lie down with MAGA then you wake up with communist hoe's of course.

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  10. Remember djt had a past and no one looked or read about this fools twisted mind set before, racists people voted this fool in. https://www.vox.com/2018/10/30/18037464/trump-rallies-apology-media-mobs

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  11. Life and death in Trumpistan.

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  12. 7 days until the election.

    Will day 8 be Mueller Time?

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  13. About time the 14th Amendment was cleaned up and the interpretation legally and constitutionally protected, make the Executive Order now and let the legal wrangling begin; and "Build That Wall".

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    1. I'd much prefer that Congress be able to put the brakes on the insanity of the Mango Madman.

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    2. Yep Time to "clean up" the Constitution.Maybe the clown should just suspend it with an Executive Order? Traitors..........

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    3. Fool thinks you can change the Constitution with an executive order. Hilarious.

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  14. Nobody wants to accompany Trump to Pittsburgh today. He has become a pariah.

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    1. Even Mitch McConnell turned him down.

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    2. Lonesome Don.

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    3. Lonesome Don.

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    4. He could drive himself to a 7/11, buy a diet Coke and one of those hot dogs that roll around all day on the hot tubes and call it a day. Said that he tried to give condolences but no one gave him the time of day.

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    5. djt

      I saw it in the Tattler somewhere today. When you add an i and then pronounce it phonetically idjt you get how the south might pronounce idiot. Too perfect.

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    6. Is there an echo....

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  15. Respect? Apparently Hate is stronger than Healing for some in the Jewish community. "Let there be Peace on Earth and let it begin with me" except if you harbor the same hate in your heart as the killer.
    Sensitivity also died, conversations are dead, the impact of politics are stronger than griff for some, nothing has changed except the world lost more innocent people to hate.

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    1. What are you blaming the Jews for this time?

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    2. Confused thinking begets confused writing.

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  16. Nothing is more pathetic than a whining antisemite.

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  17. Suspicious package detonated in Pasadena was device used for hiding drug paraphernalia. Go Green!

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  18. Pasadena School District to be operated by Los Angeles School District? What's the differance?

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  19. The Pariah President is facing protests in Pittsburgh. The people of that town say he should respect their wishes and stay away.

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  20. Whitey, transferred to one of the roughest prison systems in the country, a hit, a shank to the eye.

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  21. Pittsburg Steeler fans protesting 1:55pm?

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  22. Last week a 97 year old survivor of the holocaust was murdered in america for being Jewish. Let that sink in.

    Now go out and vote against these right wing maniacs.

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  23. Idjt; pronounced in the South of France?

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    1. C'étais très drôle, le sud de la France? Idiot. Prononcé: i/di/o/t(e)

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  24. RWNJs trying to smear Mueller immediately referred to FBI by Mueller.

    Mueller wants an investigation. Why didn’t Kavanaugh demand an investigation?

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    1. he likes beer

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    2. That’s Justice Kavanaugh to you, punk.

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    3. 8:50 - Did you see the videos today from Pittsburgh? The people there ran the Mango Madman right out of their town. Bet that's got you all triggered.

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    4. Brettanomyces Kavanaugh--Justice Fun Guy.

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  25. 4:48pm all maniacs come right and left, vote your conscience.
    I will cancel out your vote anyway.

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    1. Um, if there are two candidates on the ballot, one to the right and one to the left, how do you vote to cancel out both? Write in your dog?

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  26. How do all you confused Dump minions like your 401k balance now?
    Oh wait, it’s all Obama’s fault, sorry.

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  27. Trump Poll Numbers Continue to Tank: You Gov approve 39% Disapprove 57%

    Following a precipitous drop in Gallup last week to a 40% approve and 54% disapprove, we awaited validation from another poll.

    Today's You Gov poll did just that and more. Trump at approve 39% and disapprove 57%

    Gallup from Monday;
    https://news.gallup.com/home.aspx

    You Gov via 538 Today:
    https://projects.fivethirtyeight.com/trump-approval-ratings/

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