I just don’t understand why REgressives are so blinded to reality. Your irrational hatred of President Trump as evidenced by articles like this one, closes your eyes to the huge surge of optimism that is sweeping the country as his policies take hold.
His support is steadily increasing and your news sources continue to pour out ridiculous memes about him and his administration. Black male support has doubled in the past 2 months and continues to rise. Latino support has increased among men & women 10% in the past month. President Trump overall approval rating is higher than Obamas’ at the same time in each of their first term.
Read it and weep http://thefederalist.com/2018/05/11/black-support-trump-rising-danger-zone-democrats/
There’s no need to report that Republican support is at an all time high but even biased polling organizations are reporting dems are grudgingly giving him his props. My rule of thumb is if someone like Gallup says dem support is at 15%, add 12%.
Here’s a story that drives home why even past 2 time Obama voters are coming around and all of the Robert Reich hair on fire crap isn’t going to change that.
From Don Suber
He didn’t need the job. He had fortune and fame. He had earned a time to wind down from life. He was not a politician, after all. But because the country was divided and floundering, he came out off the bench and ran.
And so, George Washington became the first president of the United States of America.
He didn’t need the job. He had money, a satisfying career, and a wife who was one of the most beautiful women in America. But because the country was divided and floundering, he came out off the bench and ran.
And so, Abraham Lincoln became president during the darkest crisis the United States of America ever faced.
Now look at Donald Trump. He had fortune and fame that rivaled Washington in his day. His wife – need I say more.
He didn’t need the job. He didn’t need being shown as a clown in newspapers that once kissed his keister for a story. He didn’t need the endless ridicule on television. He didn’t need his family being attacked. Really, you can call a man’s daughter the C-word on network television without being fined or at least getting a bop in the nose?
And yet he persevered over great odds, and at great expense – he will have lost a billion by the end of two terms – Donald Trump prevailed.
Readers know what I will say next: Donald Trump does not enter battles until he is sure he can win.
Let me tell you a little story about President Trump. A reporter for the New York Times followed him for a day in 1984,and he filed this report:
Mayor Koch was there, former Mayors Lindsay and Beame, two United States Senators, the five borough presidents, judges, labor leaders, business tycoons and sports celebrities, as well as team owners and executives such as George Steinbrenner, Sonny Werblin of the Knicks and Rangers, Fred Wilpon, president of the Mets, and several hundred men who make it their business to rub shoulders at such functions.
Yet, somehow, everyonme at this sports function was drawn to Donald Trump, the 38-year-old owner of the New Jersey Generals, a franchise in the upstart United States Football League. As Mr. Trump inched his way toward the exit, dragging a dozen reporters, men in the crowd stood on their tiptoes to wave and call to him – like so many bejowled rock-star fans. There was a desperation about them as they reached through the reporters to pat him on the back, to grasp his hand or just to stuff a business card into his coat pocket. If only he could cut them in.
Beame was there.
Koch was there.
Senators were there.
For crying out loud, George Steinbrenner was there.
And who was the main attraction for these sophisticated elites in Manhattan wanted to touch him>
Years before the iPhone came along, they wanted selfies with him. He had burst on the scene seven years earlier thanks to Liz Smith, the queen of gossip in a town with two daily tabloid newspapers.
Part huckster, part genius, and all American, Donald Trump dreamt big and made it so.
“Having just opened last year, Trump Tower is already becoming something of a New York landmark. The shimmering glass skyscraper rises above its understated neighbors on Fifth Avenue, upstaging even Tiffany, next door,” the reporter wrote.
“It is home to shops so exclusive Melody said she couldn’t even brag about seeing them because nobody back home had ever heard of the likes of Mondi, Fila, Amazoni, Botticellino, Buccellati. It all sounded like last night’s dinner at Mamma Leone’s to her. Johnny Carson, Sophia Loren and Steven Spielberg are among the notables who have purchased Trump Tower condominiums, which, with prices ranging from $550,000 to $10 million, are among the most expensive in New York.”
Trump spent the day meeting architects, contractors, and the like.
“His last appointment of the day is a committee meeting of the New York Vietnam Veterans Memorial Commission. He walks in late to a conference room at Price Waterhouse and Company, the accounting firm, where a group of about 10 men, most of whom look to be corporate junior executives about his age, tired looking young men with their ties loosened after a long day at the office, gathered around a conference table,” the reporter wrote.
Junior executives about his age.
He was the co-chairman and bored by the committee.
“A good deal of hand-wringing is going on over how in the world to raise even a small portion of the $1.4 million needed. The men are stating the need to energize that component of the campaign, to plug into that sector, to interface. Mr. Trump does not take off his coat and slouches in a chair. When he finally speaks up, he says hat he is on the commission because the young men who went to Vietnam got a bad deal – which, about the worst thing that can happen to anyone,” the reporter wrote.
“He then throws out the names of some people, friends of mine, whom they could probably tap for substantial contributions. Then, we’re going to have the fund-raiser at Trump Tower, he says, punching through the canvas. I’ve called the White House. The President is coming, so we can raise the price of the 800 tickets from $500 to $1,000. That will just about put you where you want to be.”
Then he picked up his copy of that afternoon’s New York Post, rose, and left.
He was rich and powerful. The reporter was surprised by the 10-hour day. Trump likely went back to the office and worked a few more hours while the reporter went home.
President Trump does not need the job, but we need him as president.