Wall of Same

January 19, 2019

(Illustration: ‘President Trump,’ by Jonathan Bass, found here).

Rainy and chilly this Saturday evening here on California’s north coast — forecast calls for sunshine and warmth starting Monday, maybe lasting a week to 10 days..
Getting so I’m not happy with rain day-after-day…

Weathering the T-Rump is a bumpy ride, and it’s always raining some kind of shit. This afternoon, the shit-hole went on TV and tried to make sense, but all he did was blubber, tried to update the same old shit. He failed — wall!

Nancy Pelosi’s statement this afternoon:

“Democrats were hopeful that the President was finally willing to re-open government and proceed with a much-needed discussion to protect the border.
“Unfortunately, initial reports make clear that his proposal is a compilation of several previously rejected initiatives, each of which is unacceptable and in total, do not represent a good faith effort to restore certainty to people’s lives.
It is unlikely that any one of these provisions alone would pass the House, and taken together, they are a non-starter.
For one thing, this proposal does not include the permanent solution for the Dreamers and TPS recipients that our country needs and supports.

“Next week, Democrats will pass a package of six bills agreed to by House and Senate negotiators and other legislation to re-open government so that we can fully negotiate on border security proposals.
“The President must sign these bills to re-open government immediately and stop holding the American people hostage with this senseless shutdown.
Each day he prolongs this needless crisis, Coast Guardsmen, FBI agents, border patrol officers, TSA agents, and hundreds of thousands more workers are forced to live without knowing how they can feed their families or pay their bills.
“The President has taken pride in shutting down government. Now, he must take action to open up government.”

She also supplied the Democrats’ security concerns, covering the reality of actually whats needed on the ground at the border: increased infrastructure investments, beef-up customs personnel and adding more immigration judges.

They should hold fast. The T-Rump holds a losing hand, and the interesting-horror to come is what the asshole does in slap back, his most-favorite weapon, and the ‘No!‘ from the Dems snap into his brain.
One really-good thing — a majority chunk of Americans think he’s what he is — a vile, repugnant douchebag, who constantly lies about everything, and I mean, everything.
However, more Americans believe he’s a shitty president, and will continue being one — from CNN this morning:

What is notable is how many people have already made up their minds on Trump being unsuccessful.
The 47-percent who said that are basically saying not just that they don’t like the President now, but also that there’s a very good chance they’ll never like him.
It gives Trump very little wiggle room in trying to bring up his low approval rating before his re-election.

The high percentage of people who strongly disapprove would come close to dooming Trump if it holds for 2020.
While people can vote for candidates they somewhat disapprove of, they rarely vote for those they strongly disapprove of.
In the last two presidential elections — the only ones for which we have exit poll data on this question — the president won just 2-percent (in 2004) and 1-percent (in 2012) of those who strongly disapproved of his job performance.

This past week saw six polls released, all subjecting the T-Rump and Republicans with the shutdown, and the wall. And the heat is on — also via CNN, but from yesterday:

Majorities disapprove of the way Trump (61-percent), Republicans in Congress (60-percent) and Democrats in Congress (53-percent) are handling negotiations over the shutdown, according to Pew Research.
And most Americans are blaming Trump for the shutdown.
In each of four polls that asked respondents to place blame, majorities said that lies with the President, while about a third in each cited Democrats in Congress as primarily responsible.

And most people who rather spend the $5 billion on other ways than a freaking not-needed wall (BusinessInsider):

But according to an INSIDER poll, most Americans would prefer to put the $5 billion Trump is demanding toward other policy goals.

It illustrates a key divide on the shutdown: According to this survey, only the core supporters who comprise Trump’s base want the funding for the wall, while the rest of respondents were uninterested in allocating nearly $6 billion to the border partition.
The finding also seems to match up with a previous INSIDER poll, conducted before the start of the shutdown, that found 60-percent of those surveyed wouldn’t tolerate a shutdown over the wall.
Other pollsters found similar results.

Days of weird continue…

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