The Trump Presidency...

Pob02

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Trump approval jumps ahead of Obama’s midterm approval rating


This should cause a few fits of outrage this afternoon, maybe even cause somebody to stroke out. Happy Monday!!!
another interesting tidbit in there the poll also revealed that with just two weeks to go before the elections, Democrats command a 9-point lead over Republicans in the battle for congressional control. Around 50 percent of likely voters asked by the poll said they want the Democrats to take over, while only 41 percent said that they want Republicans to retain the majority.

We could alos look at average approval ratings across the whole time in the Hot Seat:
Trump - 44.2%
Obama - 57.2%
(source Realclearpolitics.com)

Make of these numbers what you will.
 
another interesting tidbit in there the poll also revealed that with just two weeks to go before the elections, Democrats command a 9-point lead over Republicans in the battle for congressional control. Around 50 percent of likely voters asked by the poll said they want the Democrats to take over, while only 41 percent said that they want Republicans to retain the majority.

We could alos look at average approval ratings across the whole time in the Hot Seat:
Trump - 44.2%
Obama - 57.2%
(source Realclearpolitics.com)

Make of these numbers what you will.
But you seem to forget one thing. The angry old white guys show up on voting day. The Dems coalition does not.
 
Frences in Le Figaro ask their main question.
Les États-Unis se retirent d'un traité nucléaire, on vous explique pourquoi c'est important

"• Est-ce que c'est grave?
Le retrait américain, après celui sur du Traité de Paris sur le climat et celui sur l'accord nucléaire iranien, pose une nouvelle fois la question de la parole donnée américaine. Que vaut-elle réellement face à cette série de retraits unilatéraux?"

What is the cost of American word, and what is behind all those uni-lateral steps?

I can sugest answers - 1) American words means nothing, it is just a senseless noise; 2) Behind American actions undoubtly is the only source of the evil in our world - it is Russia. Agent Rusty just do what Putin said him to do - he is destroing American alliances and unity of the Underseptic World.
 

Pob02

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But you seem to forget one thing. The angry old white guys show up on voting day. The Dems coalition does not.
Ermmm rather than me "forgetting" anything you have made a rather large leap in your head. I think you will find I just quoted some numbers and sources, and then invited all to make of them what they will.

Now run along back to your range, or to tinker with your truck.
 
Actually back in the UK last week listening to Radio 4 and specifically how Trump and his family are in close , very close , dangerously close contacact with many evangelical super pastors.

Radio 4 Trump’s Evangelicals.

According to the programme the evangelicals even knew about the ban on transgender soldiers before the Military did. ( Seems they don’t like transgenders , abortion, same sex marrage, people with darkish skin and would like the USA to go back those free and enlightened times in the 1950’s)

They were the first to greet him after the win, first to see the White House , many have Trumps cell phone number and call him when they want to?

They think he hasn’t had a single bad policy so far .

Mind he also told those pastors with millions of followers that if he loses the mid terms that....

Democrats “will overturn everything that we’ve done, and they’ll do it quickly and violently, and violently. There’s violence. When you look at antifa and you look at some of these group, these are violent people.”

Some even said during the programme that he was anointed by God.

As in .

Another meaning for the word anointed is "chosen one." The Bible says that Jesus Christ was anointed by God with the Holy Spirit to spread the Good News and free those who have been held captive by sin ?

Wonder why this money grabbing family loves to keep in close contact with these evangelical pastors who preach to millions of people?

Let’s think ? the evangelicals are about 15% of the US population , majority white and middle class. Oh and they go out and vote.

Vanity Fair has a good article as well.

“Trump Has Kept His End of the Bargain”: Can Evangelicals Dance with the Devil and Not Get Burned?

Like the title.
 
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Ermmm rather than me "forgetting" anything you have made a rather large leap in your head. I think you will find I just quoted some numbers and sources, and then invited all to make of them what they will.

Now run along back to your range, or to tinker with your truck.
Increasing Voter Participation in America - Center for American Progress

Back to the drawing board Pob....
The Dem's need their people to show up in droves to vote, and midterms are not the best for them.
 
U.S. Nuclear Modernization Programs | Arms Control Association


It is time to start the process to upgrade the ICBM’s and SLBM’s and replace the Ohio Class boomers. We need nuclear cruise missiles as well as the upgraded B61’s. Don’t forget the B21 Raider will also be nuclear capable.

The US must maintain a relevant nuclear Triad for our national security. While also heavily investing in missile defense. The next stop will be employing weapons in space to reign down on our Russian and Chinese friends.

Weiterleitungshinweis
Well, upgrading makes sense. it keeps the deterrence effective. However, an arms race is not the way to go. Especially stupid is the miltarisation of space.
 
Actually back in the UK last week listening to Radio 4 and specifically how Trump and his family are in close , very close , dangerously close contacact with many evangelical super pastors.

Radio 4 Trump’s Evangelicals.

According to the programme the evangelicals even knew about the ban on transgender soldiers before the Military did. ( Seems they don’t like transgenders , abortion, same sex marrage, people with darkish skin and would like the USA to go back those free and enlightened times in the 1950’s)

They were the first to greet him after the win, first to see the White House , many have Trumps cell phone number and call him when they want to?

They think he hasn’t had a single bad policy so far .

Mind he also told those pastors with millions of followers that if he loses the mid terms that....

Democrats “will overturn everything that we’ve done, and they’ll do it quickly and violently, and violently. There’s violence. When you look at antifa and you look at some of these group, these are violent people.”

Some even said during the programme that he was anointed by God.

As in .

Another meaning for the word anointed is "chosen one." The Bible says that Jesus Christ was anointed by God with the Holy Spirit to spread the Good News and free those who have been held captive by sin ?

Wonder why this money grabbing family loves to keep in close contact with these evangelical pastors who preach to millions of people?

Let’s think ? the evangelicals are about 15% of the US population , majority white and middle class. Oh and they go out and vote.

Vanity Fair has a good article as well.

“Trump Has Kept His End of the Bargain”: Can Evangelicals Dance with the Devil and Not Get Burned?

Like the title.
Probably worth reading as well
'Toxic Christianity': the evangelicals creating champions for Trump
 
Well, upgrading makes sense. it keeps the deterrence effective. However, an arms race is not the way to go. Especially stupid is the miltarisation of space.
Well controlling the high ground is a bit important, and it's not like the Chinese and Russians won't try do the same either. Let's be practical and just admit they will always try to cheat, so their word means nothing and making these kinds of agreements are pointless. Better to be the well armed villain then the under armed and equipped nice guy.
 
Well controlling the high ground is a bit important, and it's not like the Chinese and Russians won't try do the same either. Let's be practical and just admit they will always try to cheat, so their word means nothing and making these kinds of agreements are pointless. Better to be the well armed villain then the under armed and equipped nice guy.
The USA does not cheat? Have a word with yourself. Space should be unmilitarised.
 
Let's catch up on the latest whoppers from the Tangerine Faced Presidunce.

Part 1

SAUDI ARMS DEAL

TRUMP: "Frankly they have a tremendous order — $110 billion. Every country in the world wanted a piece of that order. We got all of it. And what are we going to do? Again, I've had some senators come up and some congressmen that said, 'Well, you know, sir, I think what we should do is we should not take that order.' I said, 'Who are we hurting? It's 500,000 jobs.'" — interview Wednesday with Fox Business News.

But I would prefer that we don't use as retribution canceling $110 billion worth of work, which means 600,000 jobs. ... I went there to get that order.'' — remarks Friday at a defense event in Arizona.

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THE FACTS: Trump's wrong to suggest that he has $110 billion in military orders from Saudi Arabia. A far smaller amount in sales has actually been signed. His State Department has also estimated much fewer U.S. jobs than Trump's figure of 500,000 to 600,000, after projecting "potentially tens of thousands.''

The Congressional Research Service described the package as a combination of sales proposed by Obama and discussed with Congress and new sales still being developed.

The Pentagon said this month that Saudi Arabia has signed "letters of offer and acceptance" for only $14.5 billion in sales, including helicopters, tanks, ships, weapons and training.

Regarding economic impact, Trump's claim of about 500,000 jobs involved — he later upped that figure to 600,000 — is questionable given the tenuous nature of the orders.

AP Fact Checks the Fake News from the Presidunce
 
PART 2

CLEANEST AIR

TRUMP: "I want the cleanest air on the planet and our air now is cleaner than it's ever been." — AP interview Tuesday.

THE FACTS: He's wrong about the air being the cleanest ever, according to his own administration. While the air generally has been getting cleaner since the 1970s, the downward trend in pollution has made a bit of a U-turn since Trump took office.

His Environmental Protection Agency released data that showed traditional air pollution — soot and smog — increased in 2017 and that the air is not the cleanest it has ever been.

The number of days with unhealthy smog levels was down from 2016, but higher than 2015, 2014 and 2013.

Last year's level was the highest since 2012 and a 21 percent increase over the cleanest air in 2014.
 
Lies Part 3

IMMIGRATION

TRUMP: "We have the worst laws in the history of the world on immigration and we're getting them changed one by one. We've made a lot of progress in the last couple of weeks even, but we're getting them changed one by one.'' — AP interview Tuesday.

THE FACTS: He's actually failed to achieve changes in immigration laws. All the immigration-related changes pushed by his administration were done by executive order, not legislation, or through policy shifts such as the zero tolerance policy that criminally prosecuted anyone caught crossing illegally and gave rise to family separations. The administration also has used regulations to tighten the rules on how immigrants can receive public benefits. Immigration legislation has failed despite Republican control of the White House and both houses of Congress.


RUSSIA INVESTIGATION


TRUMP, about special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation: "It's a tremendous waste of time for the president of the United States. To think that I would be even thinking about using Russia to help me win Idaho, we're using Russia to help me win the great state of Iowa or anywhere else is the most preposterous, embarrassing thing.'' — AP interview Tuesday.

THE FACTS: Trump may be right that he did not need a boost in Idaho and Iowa, states he won in 2016 with comfortable margins of 31 percentage points and 9 percentage points, respectively. But the notion of Russia-backed activities on his behalf "anywhere else'' in the U.S. is not far-fetched, according to an indictment in February by Mueller.

The indictment accuses 13 Russians and three Russian entities of seeking to help Trump defeat Democrat Hillary Clinton by running a hidden social media trolling campaign and seeking to mobilize Trump supporters at rallies while posing as American political activists in "purple states like Colorado, Virginia and Florida." According to the indictment, the surreptitious campaign was organized by the Internet Research Agency, a Russian troll farm financed by companies controlled by Yevgeny Prigozhin, a wealthy businessman with ties to President Vladimir Putin.

The indictment says the defendants commonly referred to targeting more closely divided "purple states'' after being advised by a Texas-based grass-roots organization in June 2016 to focus efforts there.

The indictment details contacts targeting three unidentified officials in the Trump campaign's Florida operation. In each instance, the Russians used false U.S. personas to contact the officials. The indictment doesn't say if any of them responded.

Trump lost by nearly 2.9 million votes in the popular vote to Clinton, but captured the needed Electoral College votes to win the presidency after prevailing in politically divided states including Florida, Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin.

TRUMP: "Do you know these Russian hackers you're talking about from Moscow? They have nothing to do with me. ... They were hackers from Moscow. Some of them supported Hillary Clinton.'' — AP interview Tuesday.

THE FACTS: The Mueller indictment offers no evidence or reason to believe that the Russian effort was intended to help elect Clinton — quite the opposite. Some anti-Trump messaging tied to Russians was indeed disseminated online, but investigators believe the motive was to spread confusion and discord in the campaign, not to elect her.

The pro-Trump efforts identified in the indictment were strategic, on the ground in key states as well as online, and included attempts to make contact with Trump campaign officials. Russian President Vladimir Putin, while denying any involvement in Russian interference, has said he wanted Trump to win.
 

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