Opinion: If you think Donald Trump has it bad …

So after all this, Hillary would still lose to me. Sad! (AP Photo)

The Washington Post and ABC News have a new opinion poll as Donald Trump’s presidency approaches the 100-day mark, and it finds what a lot of other polls have found: Trump isn’t exactly a popular guy. But the Post’s write-up about the poll includes what we in the business call a “buried lede”:

“Despite the public’s skepticism of Trump’s first 100 days, the survey finds little evidence voters would render a different verdict from last November, when Trump won key states needed to secure victory in the electoral college despite Clinton winning more votes nationwide.

“The new survey finds 46 percent saying they voted for Clinton and 43 percent for Trump, similar to her two-point national vote margin. Asked how they would vote if the election were held today, 43 say they would support Trump and 40 percent say Clinton.”

These are the 25th and 26th paragraphs of a 27-paragraph story. But for everyone out there raging about Trump, they are the whole story.

If you ever ask yourself how we ended up with a man you personally detest in the White House, remind yourself it’s because Democrats virtually cleared the field* for someone who proved to be the single worst candidate in U.S. presidential history (or double worst candidate, if you include her startling loss to Barack Obama in the 2008 primary). So bad, in fact, was Clinton that even after three months of liberals protesting and marching against Trump, it is she, not he, who appears to have lost support.

Keep that in mind, too, when people fret about things like the potential government shutdown this week. All things being equal, it would be better not to have a shutdown. But it’s also clear that many Americans voted explicitly for change over all other considerations, so perhaps a shutdown won’t dent Trump’s support any more than everything else has. And his supporters, the Post’s poll shows, are still very much with him. From the Post’s story: “When asked if they would vote for him again, 96 percent say they would, which is higher than the 85 percent of Hillary Clinton voters who say they would support her again.”

Ouch.

*Given how little attention Bernie Sanders was given when he announced his candidacy, I think it’s safe to say the Democratic establishment did not take him seriously at the beginning. And while he certainly had his fervent supporters, he also served for many Democratic voters as a protest vote against the deeply flawed Clinton.

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AndyManUSA#45
AndyManUSA#45

"Absolutely, I have," Trump said of considering 9th Circuit breakup proposals during a far-ranging interview with the Washington Examiner at the White House. "There are many people that want to break up the 9th Circuit. It's outrageous."


I'd like to display them in cages but breaking them up would work too.

McGarnagle
McGarnagle

@AndyManUSA#45


I highly doubt Trump will even do that (even if he can). Its just more tease to all you Trump cheerleaders. Chinese currency manipulators anyone?

JohnnyReb
JohnnyReb

More Liberal Lunacy from MSM.

Just saw Johnathan Carl piece on ABC about proposed tax reform.

He just could not help himself.

He had to include the question complete with family photo of how would the tax reform help the Trump family.

My sincere wish is that most Americans see through that BS and just how petulant it truly is.

Johnathan Carl, used car salesman.

Now there's a headline for the future.

Resist Trump
Resist Trump

ROFL. Like IReport, JohnnyRacist, you have shoved your head so far up President Twit's rear end, the hood of your white robe is starting to peek out of his mouth.

jezel
jezel

I see so many comments about liberals... coming from those who call themselves conservative...while being clueless about the meaning of either terms.

Pub Heaven
Pub Heaven

Tax plan: One page of bullet points?

😂😂😂😂😂

SGTGrit
SGTGrit

@Pub Heaven  It's a blueprint of what is intended. Nothing much will happen until September but the Democrats will look extremely bad fighting the intended goal of tax reform.

SGTGrit
SGTGrit

@Starik @SGTGrit @Pub Heaven  You need to read the proposal. Actually, though the wealthy get a reduction like all income groups their deductions are less.

AndyManUSA#45
AndyManUSA#45

 San Francisco Bay Area residents awoke to these images on April 29, 2007, and feared the worst. Surely it would take months to repair the ramps. Just as surely, the damage would cause massive traffic jams. After all, these two ramps were integral parts of the interchange known as “The Maze,” one of the most vital and heavily traveled interchanges in the SF Bay Area. The Interstate 580 connector ramp—the upper deck—carried traffic from San Francisco to Oakland, Walnut Creek, and points east. The Interstate 880 connector—the lower ramp—carried vehicles headed from Sacramento to San Jose and further south. Bloggers and talk radio hosts gloomily predicted months of gridlock and misery.

Yet it didn’t happen. In just over one week, the fire-damaged lower deck was re-opened to traffic. In less than a month, the upper deck was back in business.


Yawn.


Tired of winning.

Resist Trump
Resist Trump

They classify you according to political stripe in the asylum? Neato!

McGarnagle
McGarnagle

@AndyManUSA#45


Geez Andy. Didn't even bother posting a link to the article for full review. 


But why don't you contact the Governor and mayor to tell them how royally screwed they are getting. I am sure you will be a hero for saving the state millions and millions of dollars in lost productivity and transportation. Do it Andy.

McGarnagle
McGarnagle

@AndyManUSA#45 @McGarnagle


Yea. Some sort of  trade industry news site. Wonder if article is some sort of advertisement for company involved.


But sorry if I am still skeptical. State and corporations are losing millions with I-85 bridge closed. Even the contractors can gain millions by finishing job sooner. No reason for anyone anywhere to delay construction of this bridge.

Resist Trump
Resist Trump

@AndyManUSA#45

What are you tired of winning at? What kind of games do they let you play in the asylum? No pick up sticks, I'm guessing.

AndyManUSA#45
AndyManUSA#45

Is anyone else starting to see the liberal comments on this blog as nothing more than a white noise? Do you hear a blah, blah, blah like Charlie Brown's teacher only with a beet red face, clenched teeth and bulging eyeballs? I thought this would have been more of a challenge than this but it's really just sort of pitiful and depraved.


Then again, maybe it's just me. I am tired of winning, after all.

FIGMO2
FIGMO2

@AndyManUSA#45

I've seen the clenched teeth and bulging eyeballs on Bill Clinton and Al Gore.

McGarnagle
McGarnagle

@AndyManUSA#45


Tired of winning? Its all in you're head Andy. Also in your head is the I-85 bridge should have been completed weeks ago.

RafeHollister
RafeHollister

@AndyManUSA#45 Really getting to Pelosi, she can't even talk anymore, stuttering and mispronouncing words like a drunk.  I would tell her,  slow down Nancy, he will be gone before too long, only 7.5 years more to go.

Resist Trump
Resist Trump

@RafeHollister @AndyManUSA#45

He may (or may not) win another term. He may (or may not) make it as far as even finishing out his first term (for a variety of reasons). But if there is one thing you can be certain of, it is that his heart won't last 7.5 more years.

SGTGrit
SGTGrit

Evidently the House Freedom Caucus is now on board with the repeal and replace of Obamacare. The Trump team just unveiled a massive tax overhaul plan that has something for individuals at all income levels along with reduction in corporate tax down to 15%. Happy days are here again, Happy days are here again. Thought I caught an incredibly stupid headline from Bookman, saying something about 100 days of ineptitude. No it was the previous 8 years of ineptitude. No gentleman neither Bernie nor Joe would mop the floor against Trump. Their brand of politics just like Obama's is precisely what the American people voted against.

AndyManUSA#45
AndyManUSA#45

@SGTGrit Time to bury liberalism up to it's neck in the sand and lather the honey on.

MarkVV
MarkVV

@SGTGrit "Their brand of politics just like Obama's is precisely what the American people voted against."

As shown by more people voting for Hillary Clinton than for Donald Trump.

McGarnagle
McGarnagle

@SGTGrit


A little premature in the victory. Tax reform plan is just that. Nothing will be written in stone until Sept. but at least they are starting the process.


Also still skeptical about repeal and replace plan and with good reason as we have heard countless times that a plan was in place. I doubt it.

SGTGrit
SGTGrit

@MarkVV @SGTGrit  Only in the large coastal urban cities controlled by Democrats ruling over the dependent class. Most of the United States voted for Trump.

SGTGrit
SGTGrit

@AndyManUSA#45 @SGTGrit  If the economy rebounds and the tax plan works to plan, liberalism will fade into the history books as a failed ideological movement that became too radicle for America. The clean up, however, will take many years.

SGTGrit
SGTGrit

@McGarnagle @SGTGrit @MarkVV  So should we be called the United 6 states of America. The stupidity of reducing this country to a handful of states merely because they're a magnet for a larger people population. I'm certain you're smarter than that.

McGarnagle
McGarnagle

@SGTGrit @McGarnagle @MarkVV


Think going back and forth on this (who received most votes vs. who won most states) is pointless. The election is over and Trump is president. Lets see what he does as president and stop blaming others.

MarkVV
MarkVV

@McGarnagle @SGTGrit @MarkVV Why is it pointless to keep in mind for whom most people voted? I do not dispute he won the election, but that does not change the above fact.

Robert1959
Robert1959

Thank you President Barack Obama, 1st Black American President of the United States of America (2008-2016) for putting the full force of the United States Government (FBI, CIA, NSA, DOJ, etc.) on investigating collaboration and collusion involving Russia interfering with our Democratic election process.  The whole world is under attack by Russia meddling in their elections (France, Germany, UK etc.).  Thank You President Barack Obama for protecting the American People.

stogiefogey
stogiefogey

"...someone who proved to be the single worst candidate in U.S. presidential history..."

Absolutely THE worst. The only reason many folks voted for DJT, in spite of his flaws, was that he isn't Hillary Clinton.

Joe Biden would have a better candidate, and probably would've won. 

McGarnagle
McGarnagle

@stogiefogey


Alas I am starting to concede on this point. I thought Hillary wasn't so bad but have come across many people that do. Bernie or Joe would have mop the floor against Trump. Think thats the type of candidate the democrats will nominate in 2020.

JohnnyReb
JohnnyReb

My disdain for LibProgs has softened as they have become a source of entertainment.

Robert1959 is a perfect example below where he continues the "resist" line of Trump having colluded with Russia to win the election.

Ignoring of course the Obama administration used FISA surveillance to listen to god knows who on the Trump train.  We know they listened to Flynn, unmasked him, and used it against him.  They possibly listened to Trump himself, that will come out in the investigation.

The amazing part is LibProgs past champion knowing of the illegal wire tapping, yes we can call surveillance of many types wire tapping, announced while still in office there is nothing to support a Trump/Russia collusion, but having nothing but defeat and needing something, anything to hold on to the base, the Dems ignore all lack of evidence, all reasoning, and keep trying to catch the gold ring but their tiny hands and fingers just won't quite do it.

Pathetic, really. 

Doom a classical liberal
Doom a classical liberal

@JohnnyReb


"My disdain for LibProgs has softened as they have become a source of entertainment."


No doubt. Bruno and I were talking about that. It seems that since they have become completely unhinged by Trump's election and the continued R domination of Congress that their comments now can only be viewed as entertainment of a humorous sort.  Not all of them but many of them their comments and Trump collusion conspiracy theories have become so detached from reality as to resemble more over the top comedy than anything to be taken seriously.  And its hard to disdain people  that are akin to characters from "One flew over the Cuckoo's Nest". One can only laugh and be amused by that sort of silliness. 


Anyway, I'm hiding from the sun till the UV rays die down. Gonna run some errands, grab a Bushwacker at a Tiki lounge, and then head back to the beach around 3 or 4. Ya'll have a good day. 

McGarnagle
McGarnagle

@Doom a classical liberal @JohnnyReb


I'll reserve judgment until the investigations are complete. 


By the way, you see the hysteria on Trump-Russia stuff. To me that's the same hysteria that was on Hillary and the Benghazi and email stuff. And after every baseless claim was shouted she still walking free and she has not been convicted or guilty of any wrong doing. (although you could say she was negligent with her private email server)


Whats good for the goose is good for the gander as they say.

JohnnyReb
JohnnyReb

@McGarnagle @Doom a classical liberal @JohnnyReb

The big difference at present is, there is evidence to fully support indicting Hillary whereas everything against Trump is speculation.

Hillary setup her own server to avoid FOIA requests and to hide her pay for play Foundation extortion.

She compounded that by mixing State Department correspondence including above top secret.

The only reason she is not in an orange jump suit is politics.

So we are not always a country of laws.

McGarnagle
McGarnagle

@JohnnyReb @McGarnagle @Doom a classical liberal


Trump has the power to bring her down if she committed any crimes. The congress has the ability as well. Its not happening because the evidence is not strong enough. FBI came to that conclusion.


Speculation is rampant among the crimes Clinton has committed. Right now speculation is rampant among Trump (some of it by his own doing, he should have never hired Flynn). But if Trump is guilty of treason I believe he will be prosecuted as such, if not, then there was nothing there or evidence not strong enough, like with Clinton.