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126  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Trump mocks Mika Brzezinski on: June 29, 2017, 03:54:35 pm
I think this is the worst thing he's said since becoming President. I was just sitting there in shock looking at these tweets earlier.

I know he's done much worse than this. But I still found myself shocked.

With this awful President I am losing my ability to be shocked.

Romney 2017!
127  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Trump mocks Mika Brzezinski on: June 29, 2017, 12:30:25 pm
The Dear Leader is nothing but a thin-skinned whiny little child who cries to Mommy (his cult) when someone says something "mean" to him and then behaves like a teenage girl by going after them on social media by spreading lies and using juvenile smear tactics.

Remind me again though how just as evil Crooked Hillary would be just as worse as President...

You guys miss the point of Trump. You don't understand it.

We see black lives matter on TV saying "Kill the pigs!"

There was an incident in which an extremist exploited a Black Lives Matter protest to shoot at a cop. People from Black Lives Matter went to the aid of the cop.

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We hate them.

I hate political violence of any kind, from any source, whatever the rationale.

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We see they hate Trump.

I see a vicious, mean-spirited, vulgar, incompetent leader who offends just about every sensibility that I have. Call that hate if you wish.

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So we vote Trump.

I look forward to hearing people say that their vote for President Trump was a huge mistake. I expect to see much of that in 2020 campaign pitches.

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We hate CNN. CNN hates Trump. We vote Trump.

CNN typically goes quickly to the side that just won -- until that side starts showing signs of losing. In an alternative universe, Mitt Romney was the Republican nominee and he won in a  landslide characteristic of Bill Clinton either time or Obama in 2008. We have much less rancor. Mitt Romney has taken some trips to Seoul, Tokyo, and Beijing in which he has told China that in the event of North Korean aggression against South Korea or that a North Korean missile overflies Chinese territory on the way to the United States, that the sphere of interest of the People's Republic of China in the Korean peninsula shall extend no farther than the DMZ. There's no monkey business with leaders in Moscow.  

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It's like Michael Moore said, to his credit, "The enemy of my enemy is who I'm voting for." The way white voters are pouring away from the Democrats should be alarming to them, but they won't stop. I love it. Keep bashing Trump, keep propping up loons like Pelosi. It's a good thing for the GOP, politically.

The tide shows signs of slowing. Remember: your beloved Fueh... I mean Duce... I mean Leader... shows signs of madness as well as extremism. He got only slightly more of a percentage of the vote than did Dukakis in 1988 ir McCain in 2008 -- and they are considered big electoral losers. President Trump is going to need more than 46% of the popular vote to win in 2020, and he will be lucky to get 40% of the vote.

A poll by ARG shows that approval for Donald Trump in New Hampshire, typically a swing state, and one that he barely lost in 2016, gives him an approval rating in the high twenties.  Sure, that is only four electoral votes, and as in 2016 he can win without New Hampshire. But this corroborates what I see in the three weakest wins of Donald Trump in Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin. He stands to be clobbered in those three states. That's before I discuss such other states as Florida, Iowa, and North Carolina.

You like in Donald Trump what would have caused me to give up on a Democrat.    
128  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Trump approval ratings thread 1.1 on: June 29, 2017, 12:03:45 pm
This does not change my map. A state that Donald Trump barely lost in 2016, a state that is ordinarily understood as a swing state, seems to be rejecting the President about as decisively as Oklahoma typically rejects the usual Democrat.

Prepare yourselves, Republicans, for a defeat analogous to those of Hoover in 1932 or Carter in 1980 for your President in 2020.

Trump 2020: Making America Grasp for Alternatives!
129  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: New Republic: The Right’s War Against Liberal Democracy on: June 29, 2017, 11:03:32 am
Wouldn't...tuning down political correctness (H.R. departments, management downsizing, ect) actually lessen the power of big corporations?

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Not at all, but I don't believe it exists. I did some research and discovered that it's a rather new thing. New things can be dismantled. It used to be called "personnel" in the day, and was basically a white door with black letters that read "personnel" where people smoked cigarettes, drank coffee, and had flings. I don't believe in wasting money to have careers in fields which essentially serve no purpose.

I remember when the Personnel Department in most companies was a sick joke -- the sort of place where people gravitated if they could do little but couldn't be fired. You know -- the salesman losing his touch, the fellow with forty years of loyal and devoted service who was going senile, or the fellow who started drinking a but too heavily to go out on the road... One of their biggest tasks was to consign letters from job applicants that read something like

PERSONAL
XTZ Corporation
Box 1200
Chicago 17, Illinois

to "File 13".

Get it? That was before zip codes. That's when smoking was acceptable and normal in business settings. "Personal" without a name attached was stupid. "Personal" with a name attached was probably a hustle, like an offer of a personal loan for usurious interest to 'sophisticated executives".
130  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: New Republic: The Rightís War Against Liberal Democracy on: June 29, 2017, 10:36:12 am
It took over 200 years for the anti-human Right to game the system to their political advantage, and now they have succeeded. Government by lobbyist is as undemocratic as the Soviet system.
131  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Trump mocks Mika Brzezinski on: June 29, 2017, 10:15:01 am
Another incidence of vile vulgarity.

 
132  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: NRA recruitment video urges action against ''violent liberal snowflakes'' on: June 29, 2017, 02:59:16 am
You would think that gun-rights advocates would be playing upon fears of liberals of a fascistic dictatorship. You know, "Hey, liberal -- you thought it was OK when Obama was talking about taking away gun rights. Now that Trump is President, you may be glad that Obama didn't take away your right to bear arms. 
133  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Coulter: Hannity would endorse Communism if Trump was doing it on: June 29, 2017, 02:55:10 am
A personality cult is forming around the President. Sean Hannity might have fallen for Obama had the 44th President been an authoritarian right-winger  as would have most of Ailes' most devoted pupils.

Unlike most prior Presidents, Donald Trump attracts Eric Hoffer's True Believer, the person in need of a political, religious, or cultural cause that offers every answer to basic questions and excludes all else. The True Believer is a nasty person with no principles other than a desire to connect with repressive power. Just think of how easy it is to go between Communism, Fascism (including Ku Kluxism), Ba'athism, and fanatical forms of almost every imaginable form of religion (with such caveats as that a member of the Jewish Defense League or black nationalist groups could never become a Nazi or a Ku Kluxist because of 'racial' values of the groups).    

Heck, if Donald Trump converted to an authoritarian manifestation of Islam, Hannity would do so  too.
134  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: What Pro-Life Democrats Want from the DNC on: June 28, 2017, 11:00:59 pm
We can agree with 'pro-life' people against the 'pro-death' agenda of Donald Trump and many other Republicans. Anyone seeking an abortion needs objective advice on the consequences and risks of abortion, including emotional risks -- as if one were getting treatment for cancer. But this is good medical practice.

Most significantly Democrats need to address economic circumstances that might push someone into an abortion -- such as pressure to have an abortion to keep a job.  We need to make sure that contraception is available  with minimal difficulty. Abortion is a desperate choice -- but so is chemotherapy.
135  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Trump spent tax dollars to launch investigation into inauguration crowd size on: June 28, 2017, 07:19:44 pm
This entire administration is beyond a joke. Trump had absolutely no business being anywhere near the White House and anyone who voted for his should be ashamed of themselves.
Ashamed of voting for a candidate who made people feel good about who they were?

Trump has clearly been a disappointment and I am not saying that his voters should defend everything he does, but there is no shame in voting for a candidate who does not live up to his promises. Virtually every politician falls sort of their promises.

He made the sorts of promises that he could never keep because  they either contradict themselves or violate the Constitution.

No President can deliver everything that he promises, but the only promise that Donald Trump cares to make is to enrich and indulge people like himself.


136  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Trump approval ratings thread 1.1 on: June 28, 2017, 07:16:13 pm
No mystery here.
137  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Trump spent tax dollars to launch investigation into inauguration crowd size on: June 28, 2017, 02:22:59 pm
Did it matter how large his crowd sizes were? Hardly. Did lying about them matter? Such showed his lack of integrity. 
138  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Detroit-$34M in funds aimed at parks and schools given to stadium instead on: June 28, 2017, 02:18:11 pm
would ya fire bad teachers and non-essential administrators?

Bad teachers? An audit would not find those. Non-essential administrators? An audit might discover financial misconduct (like fraud in expense accounts, embezzlement, or misappropriation of funds).

Firing bad teachers implies having to attract good teachers. I would like to see alternative means of credentialing to attract competent people who might have not considered teaching as a career and might have the 'wrong' college major -- like competent people terribly underemployed. Oh, you took art history and found that it is great for getting a salesclerk job in a store? Of course one must screen such potential teachers for temperament. But that would be a long-term solution requiring changes in state statutes and acceptance by teachers' unions.

There might be some 90-day wonders who do well.

I definitely want teachers' unions on my side.   

The problem with all of this is the difficulty of measuring teachers performance. How would you do that?

Good question. As a substitute I have seen my performance go from "Hey, I can really teach!" to "I did a horrible job" in one hour. All that changed was the students.

I can usually see beforehand what class will give trouble. One sign is a high rate of absences. Such may indicate students dropping out or about to drop out. The prime students don't drop out. One class has an assignment on page 279 of the math book and another has an assignment on page 290. Those on page 279 are likely slower. So there may be some informal packing of poor learners in some class hours.

I have typically had more disciplinary problems with students in some classes. That's telling. 

"Transition Math", the pre-algebra course, is taught in junior high in 7th or 8th grade to the more promising students. It's the same course taught in high school,  but by 9th grade the better students are already in algebra and the bad ones are taking Transition Math. You can tell which math class will be more troublesome.

But I can adjust. I am a 'blue-collar teacher'. I do surprisingly little direct teaching; I may lecture for as few as five minutes before wandering about the classroom to determine who is having problems. I hone in on a struggling student like a hawk hones in on a reckless rabbit -- except that I help the student out. It works. I may not be effective in enriching the education of top students, but the regular teacher can do that as needed. I'm not good enough to not focus upon the necessity of classroom management.  But I can be, and I am sure that other teachers consider themselves, brilliant one hour and stupid the next. 

Measuring a teacher's performance comes down to measuring students' performance. What can I do? I can't tell parents that they need to turn off the electronic entertainments so that the kid can do some schoolwork. I cannot inculcate a love of learning in a household that reeks of anti-intellectualism.

As you can imagine I have learned much about school administration. I would try to establish a dress code for teachers. For men that is a sport coat, dress shirt, and tie for anything other than PE or shop. For women... I can't really say.  Teachers who exude the  attitude that they are going off to the golf course or can't wait to go to the night club give the wrong signals. 
139  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Trump approval ratings thread 2.0 on: June 28, 2017, 12:57:06 pm


Marquette-WI:

41% Approve
51% Disapprove (+4 since March)

Republicans: 85/8
Democrats: 3/95
Independents: 36/52

Approve firing Comey: 39/49
Trump cooperating or interfering with Russian investigation: 37/53

Health care reform: 6% favor keeping current law, 54% say keep & improve; 27% repeal & replace; 7% repeal & donít replace.

Withdrawing from Paris: 34/54

57% say US should use military force to defend NATO allies if conflict with Russia occurs. 60% of Republicans, 54% of Democrats, 58% of independents say US should defend NATO allies.



This poll suggests about a 53-47 win for a Democratic nominee for President in Wisconsin in 2020.

Tennessee -- see above.


Another corroboration -- Texans seem to prefer droppings from a bovine creature to bullsh**t from a d@mnyankee poseur.  No category change, but Texas has 36 electoral votes that no Democratic nominee has won in just over forty years.

The letter F shall signify a favorability poll, as the only polls that I have for Arizona,  Massachusetts and Oklahoma  



Even -- white



Blue, positive and 40-43%  20% saturation
............................ 44-47%  40%
............................ 48-50%  50%
............................ 51-55%  70%
............................ 56%+     90%

Red, negative and  48-50%  20% (raw approval or favorability)
..........................  44-47%  30%
..........................  40-43%  50%
..........................  35-39%  70%
.......................under  35%  90%

White - tie.
 
Colors chosen for partisan affiliation  




140  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Trumps calls out "Fake News" AmazonWaPo, wants them to pay "internet taxes" on: June 28, 2017, 10:46:16 am
So the only real news is either mindless fluff or pro-Trump propaganda?
141  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Trump approval ratings thread 1.1 on: June 28, 2017, 10:09:09 am
Vanderbilt-Tennessee:

52% Approve
42% Disapprove

Source


Weak, considering that Tennessee was President Trump's eighth-strongest state for getting votes. He got 60.72% of the vote there.  Maybe a d@mn-yankee plutocrat who has no cultural connection to the South, who can't communicate well in any American idiom (basically Ronald Reagan without the coherence), and who seems to hold that enriching people like he is the key to personal happiness for people who will still be broke and scared is the way to happiness for people still consigned to poverty and fear isn't such a strong appeal.  

Approval ratings nationwide seem to be gravitating to about 8% lower than his level of the vote in his 'best' states. For Governors and Senators, the usual fall-off from their winning vote totals is about 6%. Governing and legislating force pols to make choices that put some voters off. The last five Presidents to have not been Governors or Senators were Hoover, Eisenhower, Ford, the elder Bush, and now Trump. Three of the five were one-term Presidents. Eisenhower won twice in landslides (I have compared Obama to him as President for temperament and achievements, and someone who can chart the D-Day invasion could have surely had a good career in elective office had he gone that way. I also think that Barack Obama would have been a fine senior officer had he chosen a military life).

Trump is the fifth President in a century to not have been a Senator or Governor before becoming President. Hoover had at the least been a Cabinet secretary. Ford had as impressive a political career as possible without becoming a Governor or Senator before being nominated for VP -- and his campaign to be elected in 1976 showed why someone who has never won a statewide office in a statewide campaign has a hard time winning an election  against someone who has been a Governor or Senator. The elder Bush had nothing to offer but to maintain the Reagan legacy, which was good for only one election.

Add six to the approval rating of an elected Governor or Senator and you get an idea of what share of the popular vote he would get in the next election. For a President one might look at state-by-state approval ratings. I have enough of them now to suggest that President Trump would have a difficult time winning any state that he didn't get at least 54% of the vote in in 2016.  The only possible exceptions to that blanket statement are Utah (third-party nominee in 2016); I simply have no data for either Georgia or Ohio yet.

A right-wing Republican getting only 43% approval in Texas is in deep trouble. He will need an economic or diplomatic miracle, a massive change in American political culture, or large-scale electoral fraud to win in 2020. The third is much more likely with Trump as President.            
142  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Liberals...do you realize Trump is "winning"? on: June 27, 2017, 07:26:38 pm
The only thing Trump is winning on is golf games. By the end of his term, he will have spent so much time golfing that he will end up one of the all time greats of golfing...possibly even beating out Tiger Woods

The best golfer you've ever seen. Tremendous birdies, eagles, and beautiful hole in ones!

And don't forget those magnificent holes-in-zero!
143  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Liberals...do you realize Trump is "winning"? on: June 27, 2017, 10:40:56 am
40% approval rating, under FBI investigation, pushing unpopular legislation and on pace to lead his party to a mid-term wipeout.

If this is winning, I would hate to see what losing looks like.

Did you take a look at the 2010 election?

Oh, I remember.

Which is why it is hilarious how Trump lackeys are making the same mistake we did in 2010.

No no, dude. This is where you libs are getting it wrong. Trust me. The Trump train is much stronger than people think.

On election night on MSNBC, Rachel Maddow didn't believe that America was electing the "outsider" if they were simulatanious casting votes for "insiders" like Toomey and Burr and Portman.

I understood exactly what they were doing...they were voting for whoever didn't have a "D" next to their name. It really was that simple.

Republicans will have the advantage of money as they did in 2010. They are better organized and more ruthless than Democrats. But Donald Trump is already seen as a failed President all over the political spectrum. He broke his promises to working-class white people other than to make life miserable for the middle class. He then sold out quickly to people who believe only in the enrichment and indulgence of themselves, easy people to vilify. If you think Barack Obama scared people about 'gun rights', wait till you see what Trump can do to build visceral fears in people who disdained him in November.

Donald Trump governs like a corrupt kleptocrat, always looking out for his cronies. This is new to America, something which few of us will like. Because our only chance to weaken his power will be to vote against his Congressional enablers in  the 2018 midterm election.  Democrats will be motivated as they have not been since 2008. Be sure to watch for the constitutional purists.

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You should have seen the salivating going on with Jon Ossoff which turned into...nothing.

The prize is to be had in 2018. Republicans may be dreaming of transforming America into the perverse dream of a society in which  95% of the people suffer for 2%, in which hunger and cold motivate people to treat unpaid overtime as a blessing... how did that work out in Russia a century ago?

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You guys just seem off your game. OMG TRUMP'S APPROVAL IS THE SAME AS IT WAS....the day he won over 300 electoral votes. You guys look like morons. You should cool it a bit.

No, it is YOUR idol whose clay feet are getting eroded. People are recognizing his incompetence, corruption, recklessness, and cruelty. This is before the economy tanks or some fellow named Kim uses WMDs on our ally South Korea.

If there is anything to the stories of Russian aid to the Trump campaign, then your GOP has a big problem. If you cheat to win, you lose all credibility. You will see social unrest that makes the anti-establishment demonstrations look placid by contrast.
144  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Liberals...do you realize Trump is "winning"? on: June 27, 2017, 07:30:00 am
40% approval rating, under FBI investigation, pushing unpopular legislation and on pace to lead his party to a mid-term wipeout.

If this is winning, I would hate to see what losing looks like.

Did you take a look at the 2010 election?

At this point, Obama support was beginning to erode as the Tea Party groups started deriding him. The perception by a significant majority that the President is untrustworthy is not good for 'winning.'

I do not trust the Trump Administration or the Republican Party with my civil liberties and political rights. I do not trust liars. I can easily imagine Donald Trump losing some of the Clinton-to-Dubya  voters, let alone most Obama-to-Trump voters.
145  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Trump approval ratings thread 1.1 on: June 27, 2017, 07:20:08 am
Here's the graphic:



Read it and weep. A hint: keep any Trump paraphernalia home should you visit another country.
146  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: What is going on with Trump and Syria tonight? on: June 27, 2017, 12:27:25 am
This administration is a disaster. It's comfortable to blame it all on T***p, but the incompetence runs far beyond.

What a difference nine months makes! Had it been Barack Obama making such a warning, there would be no confusion in the rest of the world. He would have made the situation clear to leadership of every major power. There would be well-calculated plans in place.

Incompetent leadership at the top means incompetence near the top, too. I wonder whether the generals and admirals even understand what the President  wants them to do. With Obama that would be no problem.
147  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Detroit-$34M in funds aimed at parks and schools given to stadium instead on: June 27, 2017, 12:16:27 am
would ya fire bad teachers and non-essential administrators?

Bad teachers? An audit would not find those. Non-essential administrators? An audit might discover financial misconduct (like fraud in expense accounts, embezzlement, or misappropriation of funds).

Firing bad teachers implies having to attract good teachers. I would like to see alternative means of credentialing to attract competent people who might have not considered teaching as a career and might have the 'wrong' college major -- like competent people terribly underemployed. Oh, you took art history and found that it is great for getting a salesclerk job in a store? Of course one must screen such potential teachers for temperament. But that would be a long-term solution requiring changes in state statutes and acceptance by teachers' unions.

There might be some 90-day wonders who do well.

I definitely want teachers' unions on my side.   
148  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Detroit-$34M in funds aimed at parks and schools given to stadium instead on: June 26, 2017, 10:43:29 pm
Oakland, California made the same mistake.

Given a choice between losing a sports franchise or being stuck with bad pro sports teams, or having good schools... I'd take the schools. 

Not considering the 10000+ per student cost, I still think that the money is being spent terribly and in the wrong places in our public school system


Either way they are both terrible. one is a short term investment where you only care about the taxes and sports fan. The other is where you shove more money into the school system and it still suck.

In my opinion, they are both bad options.

Were I to be put in charge of a troubled school district, my first act would be to commission a merciless audit. The intent isn't to squeeze out savings; the intent is to make sure that money budgeted for education is spend in ways appropriate for education.

Yes, much of the cost is for social services associated with the consequences of broken homes and poverty.  That is one cost that core-city schools are likely to have that wealthy suburbs don't have. It probably costs less to educate the average kid in Detroit than in East Lansing... and East Lansing has demanding parents.  Teacher pay, administrator pay, plant and equipment costs, mandatory transportation, school lunch costs, supplies? Fine.

For the time I will slash expense accounts, including my own. Teachers and administrators will not be going to conferences farther away than the most distant point in the Lower Peninsula of Michigan. So forget going to a seminar in California, Florida, Nevada, or Arizona in the winter. What's wrong with going to a conference in Indianapolis or Pittsburgh?

There will be no alcoholic beverages or movies rated in the not-family-friendly R (or worse) reimbursed  on expense accounts.   

You will not get to save money by cutting back on maintenance. I will spend money on measures that save energy, like replacing obsolete HVAC units. There might be some solar panels installed with the savings. But the objective is still to cut costs.  Needless to say there will be upgrades of plant and equipment -- and new books in the school libraries.   
149  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Liberals...do you realize Trump is "winning"? on: June 26, 2017, 02:11:38 pm
Whether it's Gorsuch and likely more SC appointments in the future, loading the Federal courts, leaving TPP and Paris, the travel ban, the nothing-burger of "Russia-gate"....do you all realize he's winning?

As someone who politically opposed Obama, once I admitted to myself Obama had in essence "won", it was easier to move on and focus on the future.

Sort of like Herbert Hoover at this time in 1929. Except that Hoover had more of a moral compass.
150  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Trump approval ratings thread 1.1 on: June 26, 2017, 02:10:40 pm
The million dollar question is where has he lost that new permanent support? Is it among Whites with a college degree? Minorities? Whites without a college degree?

Last I recall, the Quinnipiac Poll showed that each time he suffered a drop, it usually hinged on working class whites showing more disapproval. His approval ratings among college educated whites has more or less remained in the 30s the entire time, although their has been a slight downward trend since inauguration. I posted a chart in some thread showing the trend, but I'm not sure which thread. It was weeks ago.

Edit: nvm, I found it in my posted pics folder:




Healthcare bill in the news -> Trump slump

Oh yes, that's true. When was the last time healthcare coverage was dominating this year?

Well-educated people are much less vulnerable to demagogic appeal than are ill-educated people so long as one makes appropriate adjustments for age, income, ethnicity, and religion. Well-educated people find it easier to detect liars and their intellectual spawn (that is lies). The effect of further revelations upon well-educated white Americans who already distrusted the President as a campaigner is to solidify existing opinions of him. So how can one make a differentiation in levels of disapproval other than "slight" and "strong"? Do we need "really-strong disapproval" or "really, really strong disapproval", let alone "I would be delighted if the President had a sudden, natural death" or  "I'd take my chances with a military coup"?  What do people have to do to convince President Trump that he is going too far in some direction -- emigrate?

It's the ill-educated people who thought that the vulgarian reached them as no recent politician has who can go from approval to disapproval. The more that such people find that he can do more harm than good, the more they will turn against him. So minorities by ethnicity and religion who have rejected him can only disapprove more than they recently did.

President Trump played up long-simmering resentments of successful people among the economic losers of white America. The economic losers didn't get as much out of K-12 education as others did. Those economic losers might have jobs that allow them to work as cashiers in convenience stores in which they witness successful people from the suburbs paying a couple hundred dollars filling up their motor homes or boats with motor fuels, buying sodas and beer at inflated prices, and picking up magazines priced out of the access to the cashier. These cashiers know that a school millage (school isn't going to do them any obvious good) will raise property taxes and the rent. More taxes that such people pay is food off the table.

As a candidate, Trump praised the "low-information voter" vulnerable to his demagogic appeal. What can he not do? Any obvious improvement to the lives of poor people working cr@ppy jobs for near-minimum wages. This may be coming clear to many who thought that he could make life better for them by needling people better off for them. Donald Trump is for the class war between the super-rich rentier and the middle class, and in this war the unskilled worker can only be cannon fodder.
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