Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Trump is going down and he knows it

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The testimony today from the folks who commissioned the famous Russian Dossier, which Rachel Maddow---and a lot of other people---is talking about on her program tonight may be the beginning of the end for the worst president in American history, who has been behaving like someone who knows he's going down and won't finish his term as president.

Here's a link to the dossier. Note that it appears to be the same version that Maddow posted on the screen, with the same yellow marker highlighting.

Maddow reports that the firm that commissioned the dossier has provided the Senate committee with 40,000 documents backing its conclusions. A transcript of the hearing will apparently be released soon.

May our long national embarrassment, the Trump Administration, soon come to an end.

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Trump voters really are "deplorables"

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PPP's newest national poll finds that Donald Trump's approval rating is pretty steady in the wake of the Charlottesville attack, probably because his supporters think that whites and Christians are the most oppressed groups of people in the country. 40% of voters approve of the job Trump is doing to 53% who disapprove, little change from the 41/55 spread we found for him in July.

The reason Trump hasn't lost more ground for his widely panned response to the attack is probably that many of his supporters agree with some of the beliefs that led white supremacists to rally in Charlottesville in the first place. 

Asked what racial group they think faces the most discrimination in America, 45% of Trump voters say it's white people followed by 17% for Native Americans with 16% picking African Americans, and 5% picking Latinos. Asked what religious group they think faces the most discrimination in America, 54% of Trump voters says it's Christians followed by 22% for Muslims and 12% for Jews. 

There is a mindset among many Trump voters that it's whites and Christians getting trampled on in America that makes it unlikely they would abandon Trump over his 'both sides' rhetoric...

That is, the people who voted for Trump are not only moral idiots and ignoramuses, they are crybabies. They're victims!

And of course there's racism:

In a finding that says a lot about how we got to where we are today, Trump voters say they would rather have Jefferson Davis as President than Barack Obama 45/20. Obama wins that question 56/21 with the overall electorate...Overall 39%[of voters] say they support monuments honoring the Confederacy...Trump voters support them by a 71/10 spread---to put those numbers into perspective, only 65% of Trump voters oppose Obamacare, so this is a greater unifier for the Trump base.

Davis was more forthright about his racism than Donald Trump:

We recognize the negro as God and God's Book and God's Laws, in nature, tell us to recognize him. Our inferior, fitted expressly for servitude. (Jefferson Davis, 1861)

Thanks to Daily Kos.

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