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Thursday, January 26, 2017

A Popular President?


52 comments:

opie said...

More polls from the king of poll haters and who thinks they are all biased.....Good going, naive hypocrite.

Roger Amick said...

Predictable as the sun rising in the east.

Roger Amick said...

From the link

by Jeffrey M. Jones
STORY HIGHLIGHTS

Only Truman, Ford, Carter had lower averages as president.

Final job approval rating of 59% among the highest for presidents.

Obama ratings avoided extreme highs, lows

caliphate4vr said...

Not a word about a $15 minimum wage. This is why liberals are so fucking stupid

88
What’s behind the spate of recent Bay Area restaurant closures?

Roger Amick said...

Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto announced Thursday that he canceled a meeting with President Donald Trump that had been scheduled to take place on Jan. 31 in Washington.

Peña Nieto had faced intense pressure from legislators to take a firmer stand against Trump by passing on the meeting, after Trump signed an executive order Wednesday moving forward on the construction of a wall along the Mexican border ― while continuing to insist that Mexico will somehow pay the multibillion-dollar cost.

HuffPost

Mexico isn't going to pay for the wall. Another Trump lie.

Commonsense said...

Final job approval rating of 59% among the highest for presidents.

Did you ever stop to consider there reason he had such a high approval was that people were glad to see him go?

Roger Amick said...

Decades-low unemployment across the Bay Area — 4 percent in the East Bay and 3.5 percent in the South Bay — means that restaurant workers can enter other industries or move to other restaurants. Bednarz said candidates often have not showed up for job interviews.

And the high cost of living here is driving many workers in restaurants and retail (typically lower-wage positions) to other cities and states.

It's far more complicated than you.
claimed.

Roger Amick said...

Did you ever stop to consider there reason he had such a high approval was that people were glad to see him go?

Only if I was stupid enough to reach that conclusion.

Myballs said...

Maybe soros is paying them all more to go demonstrate.

It's just as plausible as your theory.

Loretta Russo said...

Looks like the wall will keep getting higher.

Poor corrupt Enrique. Like it or not, YOUR felons and gangs are coming home.

YOU deal with them.

Mexico is nothing without the US.

They'll pay.

Roger Amick said...

Most of the demonstration were organized by local activists. There we three in South Dakota. Rapid City, Pierre and Vermilion.

More spontaneous demonstrations are occurring almost every day.

The Republicans have been resisting the renewal of torture.

They don't have a clue on how they are going to replace Obama Care.

Mexico told Trump to kiss it's ass.

He's clinging to his rigged election bull shit. Ryan, McCain and several others said that there is no evidence. Besides the numbers just are completely impossible. Five million voted illegally, all for Clinton. That would be a scandal of epic proportions.

The meeting with the unions was great. But the Republican party swore to essentially destroying the unions, even the skilled construction trades.

That's the only plus so far. You probably hate unions.

Roger Amick said...

They will not pay for the fucking wall, bitch.

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Roger Amick said...

This is for k,putz
SoCal home prices at highest level since 2007
The median sale price of a home in Southern California was up 7 percent in December over a year earlier, the highest level since the summer of 2007, just before the recession, CoreLogic reported. In Los Angeles County, the median price was $520,000, down a bit from November but 4 percent higher than a year ago. Blame tight supplies, strong demand and a stronger economy.

Loretta Russo said...

Of course they will, drunkard.

Loretta Russo said...

"Not a word about a $15 minimum wage. This is why liberals are so fucking stupid"

Too bad we can't wall off the entire state....

Commonsense said...

Only if I was stupid enough to reach that conclusion.

In other words you can't have a thought beyond what is spoon fed to you by David Brock and TPM.

Thanks, but we knew that already.

Indy Voter said...

Did Dubya have a 95% rating when he left office? I think not.

Indy Voter said...

Note that average approval ratings remain fairly consistent by era. The pre-Watergate presidents are near the top (except Truman), the post-Watergate but pre-Iraq presidents are generally in the middle, and the post-Iraq presidents are near the top.

Indy Voter said...

Ack. I meant the post Iraq presidents are near the bottom.

C.H. Truth said...

Indy - I think it's fair to say that Presidential approvals have been more effected by partisanship in recent times. The Presidents with the largest Party Gaps in the history of Gallup polling were:

Obama - 83-13 70
Bush 43 - 84-23 61
Clinton - 82-26 56
Reagan - 83-31 52
Nixon - 75-34 41
Eisenhower - 88-49 39
Bush 41 - 82-44 38

rrb said...

Loretta Russo said...

Of course they will, drunkard.

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indeed they will however probably not directly but indirectly.

stem the flow of illegals INTO our country, and you stem the flow of the $$$ they earn here flowing OUT of our country.

liberals, supposedly so much smarter than conservatives, fail to grasp this most basic concept.

rrb said...

Only if I was stupid enough to reach that conclusion.
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well rog, 0linsky had a 99.98% approval rating in my house as President Trump was being sworn in.

except for the black lab. he still attacks the TV every time the asshole is on.

Roger Amick said...

Illegal immigrants are at the lowest in decades. It's a waste of money. Impose major fines on companies that employs illegals. Problem solved.

rrb said...

Blogger Roger Amick said...
Illegal immigrants are at the lowest in decades.
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sorry captain gaslight. the number has not dropped but simply stabilized:

The number of immigrants unlawfully in the U.S. has been steady at 11 million since the end of the Great Recession, while the undocumented Mexican population continues to shrink, according to a study released Tuesday.

The multiyear trend marks a reversal of the migratory tide that for decades provided workers for key sectors of the U.S. economy. It’s a turning point that is affecting employers in agriculture and construction, which are reporting labor shortages as those businesses added jobs amid the economy’s recovery.

The Pew Research Center, which analyzed census data, concluded that the leveling off of the illegal population since 2009 is a direct consequence of the decline in the number of Mexicans who are undocumented. The trend was offset only by a rise in undocumented immigrants from Central America, Asia and Africa.

Some immigrants from distant countries fly to the U.S., enter legally and overstay their visas.

Illegal immigration, a central issue in the presidential campaign, peaked at 12.2 million in 2007. It was 11.1 million in 2014, roughly the same as 11.3 million in 2009, according to the report.

[...]

“We see a continued drop in the Mexican unauthorized immigrant population,” said Jeff Passel, the center’s senior demographer. “That’s in contrast to the late ’90s and early 2000s, when their number was growing very, very fast,” at the rate of several hundred thousand each year.

Meanwhile, the number of undocumented immigrants from other parts of the world has grown by 325,000 since 2009, to 5.3 million in 2014. For example, illegal immigration from India reached 500,000 in 2014, up 130,000 in five years.

The Border Patrol reports an increase in the number of illegal entries by what it calls OTMs—people from places other than Mexico. Central Americans constitute the largest group among them. Poverty and violence in El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala continue to drive people north.

http://www.wsj.com/articles/number-of-illegal-immigrants-in-u-s-holds-steady-at-11-million-1474394518



hey capt. gaslight, who was president from 2009 to 2014?

and the criminals who ARE pouring in? they might be FROM messico, but they're coming in THROUGH messico.



rrb said...




YOU'RE FIRED!!!

Tillerson was actually inside the State Department’s headquarters in Foggy Bottom on Wednesday, taking meetings and getting the lay of the land. I reported Wednesday morning that the Trump team was narrowing its search for his No. 2 and three officials, and that it was looking to replace the State Department’s long-serving undersecretary for management, Patrick Kennedy. Kennedy, who has been in that job for nine years, was actively involved in the transition and was angling to keep that job under Tillerson, three State Department officials told me.

Then suddenly on Wednesday afternoon, Kennedy and three of his top officials resigned unexpectedly, four State Department officials confirmed. Assistant Secretary of State for Administration Joyce Anne Barr, Assistant Secretary of State for Consular Affairs Michele Bond and Ambassador Gentry O. Smith, director of the Office of Foreign Missions, followed him out the door.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/josh-rogin/wp/2017/01/26/the-state-departments-entire-senior-management-team-just-resigned/?utm_term=.0ba6fa3424e5

rrb said...

* they might NOT be FROM messico*

Indy Voter said...

I don't think it's partisanship as much as mistrust of the presidency, C.H. You had Vietnam followed by Watergate which permanently lowered trust in the presidency, and then the Iraq debacle which appears to have done so again.

rrb said...


President Barack Obama had the worst record before the Supreme Court in modern history, losing half of the cases argued before the High Court in his two terms, according to a new study.

While liberals point to legalizing same-sex marriage and the upholding of Obamacare subsidies as cementing the former president’s legacy, the study reveals Obama had a much weaker record with the Supreme Court than previous presidents.

The academic study written by Washington University professor Lee Epstein and University of Chicago law professor Eric Posner found Obama had the “worst record of any President” since Franklin D. Roosevelt. In fact, his presidential performance before the Supreme Court “may be the worst since the Zachary Taylor administration” in the 19th century.

“To assess presidential performance in the U.S. Supreme Court, we created a dataset of cases of concern to the president,” Epstein and Posner wrote. “The dataset covers Presidents Franklin D. Roosevelt through Barack Obama (1932-2015 terms), which amounts to 84 Court terms and 13 presidents.”

The results were presidents “prevailed in nearly two-thirds of their cases; and captured over 60 [percent] of all votes cast.”

However, Obama’s success rate is “significantly lower” at just 50.5 percent, the lowest Epstein and Posner found.

http://freebeacon.com/politics/study-obama-worst-record-supreme-court-modern-history/

KD, Dec Housing Tanks said...

Then suddenly on Wednesday afternoon, Kennedy and three of his top officials resigned unexpectedly, four State Department officials confirmed. Assistant Secretary of State for Administration Joyce Anne Barr, Assistant Secretary of State for Consular Affairs Michele Bond and Ambassador Gentry O. Smith, director of the Office of Foreign Missions, followed him out the door."

Tillerson pulled the plug and that swamp started to drain.


28 % of Federal Employees said they would quit IF Trump was elected, well, have they all begun to quit, that would make it so much easier , no benefits if they quit,

KD said...

Muir got bitch slapped, President Trump did the honors.

Muir asked if the prez could hear the bleeding pussies moaning in the streets of Defeat.

Trump, Nope, did you know there is a Pro-Baby March this Friday?

The stunned Muir was reduced to tears and babbbabbbabblblablblblabling


Will the DeMedia Report this March like they did the bleeding talking virginal march

KD, $15 hour said...

HB, you believe those Resurants closed because labor was so short that no one could be found to do the jobs, yet, 94 Million able aged Americans are looking for work.

How do you square your beliefs with the facts?

You believe we can pay them $15 an hour and not have a negative effect on the price of the food?

Yet, you bitch complained that IF more manufacturing jobs return to the USA joe six pack will not beable to afford those life essential items..

You seem to be all over the place on this , focus and give an answer.

rrb said...

You believe we can pay them $15 an hour and not have a negative effect on the price of the food?
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If you ever wanted to order a cheeseburger void of any human interaction, then McDonald’s has a solution for you! A Big Mac ATM — you read that right — will pop-up in the Huntington Bridge between Copley Mall and the Prudential Center on Jan. 31. The automated hamburger dispensary will serve the Big Mac in three sizes: regular, Mac Jr. and the Grand Mac.

Oh, and they’re totally free. For those of us living under a rock, here’s what’s on a Big Mac (feel free to sing along):

http://www.metro.us/boston/boston-will-get-a-big-mac-atm-on-jan-31/zsJqaw---7fqavB9zQAXws/


what a way to trial a big mac vending proof of concept. give them away, tweak the machinery and the process, perfect it and - POOF - goodbye $15/hour fucktard.

ba da bop bop ba, i'm lovin' it!

Indy Voter said...

RCP shows approval and disapproval numbers for the current occupant that are interesting. Approval numbers vary wildly, from a low of 34% to a high of 59%, but the disapproval numbers are tightly clustered, all of them between 39% and 45%. Clearly, some pollsters are more willing to accept "undecided" or "neither" than others. But those that disapprove, don't need to be coaxed from a noncommittal stance.

Roger Amick said...

I have a question for the geniuses here.

If we impose a 20% tax on imports from Mexico, who will be paying for the wall, as Trump said? I can't wait to see your responses.

Roger Amick said...

In the last six days, it's obvious that there is a big and growing gap, between the Republicans in the Senate and house, and the corporate interests.

1: The infrastructure projects, because they are not paid for.
2: The use of torture.
3: The vote fraud investigation. This really bugs them, is it distributes attention to many vital issues. Outside the White House, the rest want it to go away.
4: The ACA. There is no consensus among the President and the congress. There are major differences. The congress knows that if they just repeal, they will lose both houses if they don't have a replacement.
5: Foreign policy is perhaps the most important issue. Our allies are nervous about the President. Putting America first, sounds like isolationism.

There are many more. It's going to be very difficult and for me, entertainment.

C.H. Truth said...

Our allies are nervous about the President. Putting America first, sounds like isolationism.

Sounds like they are worried because Trump wont bend over and grab his ankles, like our previous commander in chief did...

C.H. Truth said...

the rest want it to go away.

Are you one of those people who want to let go of the 2016 Presidential election and move on? Doubtful.

Roger Amick said...

Oh I know he's the President. As to isolationim, is much more than you described it.

When are you going to accepted the fact, that President Obama was quite successful and despite the fact that he wasn't perfect, no one was, he will go down in history as one of the game changers, and rescued the economy, the US auto industry, got Bin Laden, and had a fairly successful suppression of ISIS from attacking the homeland. The drones took out most of the leaders.

But your new hero, odds are, he will be a one term failure. The things I listed are just the beginning. His narcissistic personality, will make his job difficult. The need to be number one, is restricted by the Constitution. He's not showing that he's capable of working with the Senate and House. Ryan and McConnell have both been unable to go along with everything he wants. His powers are limited, and he is already frustrated, because he's not the CEO, of the country.
Buy the way, the answer to my question is the American consumers, on goods like, let's say tequila. The price will go up on every single item imported. The same eventually on goods from China, as it looks like protection will get started there too.

It's going to be fun.

Roger Amick said...

January 26, 2017 - Trump Starts In The Hole As U.S. Voters Disapprove, Quinnipiac University National Poll Finds; Reagan, Obama Are Best Presidents In 70 Years Quinnipiac University Polling Logo
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President Donald Trump begins his term with a negative 36 - 44 percent job approval rating from American voters, including a negative 33 - 50 percent rating from women, according to a Quinnipiac University national poll released today. Another 19 percent are undecided.

President Barack Obama scored a positive 59 - 25 percent approval rating in his first post- inaugural poll by the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pe-ack) University on March 4, 2009.

There are party, gender, age and racial gaps in President Trump's approval rating:
Republicans approve 81 - 3 percent, while Democrats disapprove 77 - 4 percent and independent voters disapprove 45 - 35 percent;
Men approve 41 - 38 percent, as women disapprove 50 - 33 percent;
Voters 18 to 34 years old disapprove 51 - 26 percent and voters 35 to 49 years old disapprove 53 - 30 percent, but voters 50 to 64 years old approve 47 - 33 percent and voters over 65 are divided 41 - 41 percent;
White voters approve by a narrow 43 - 40 percent, while non-white voters disapprove 55 - 20 percent.
Americans are optimistic 53 - 43 percent about the next four years with Trump as president and say 44 - 36 percent that he will help rather than hurt the nation's economy.

President Trump will be a worse president than Barack Obama, 50 percent of American voters say, and 37 percent say he will be a better president.

Trump will be a "great" president, 18 percent of voters say; 25 percent say he will be a "good" president; 16 percent say he will be "not so good" and 36 percent say he will be "bad."

"Stumbling out of the blocks, President Donald Trump is considered a divider not a uniter, flunking on honesty, empathy and level headedness, while his predecessor sees his legacy burnished by better and better numbers every polling cycle," said Tim Malloy, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Poll. "But voters are optimistic in general and confident he will help the economy."

American voters give President Trump a negative 39 - 52 percent favorability rating. Vice President Mike Pence gets a split 37 - 36 percent favorability rating.

Looking at Trump's personal qualities, American voters say:
56 - 39 percent that he is not honest;
49 - 46 percent that he has good leadership skills;
53 - 44 percent that he does not care about average Americans;
62 - 33 percent that he is not level-headed;
68 - 29 percent that he is a strong person;
65 - 32 percent that he is intelligent.
Donald Trump will do more to divide the country, rather than unite the nation, voters say 55 - 40 percent. His policies will help their personal financial situation, 31 percent of voters say, while 28 percent say they will hurt and 38 percent say they will make no difference.

Loretta Russo said...

Go to bed, you're drunk again.

Roger Amick said...

Timeline
IT IS TWO AND A HALF MINUTES TO MIDNIGHT
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2017: For the last two years, the minute hand of the Doomsday Clock stayed set at three minutes before the hour, the closest it had been to midnight since the early 1980s. In its two most recent annual announcements on the Clock, the Science and Security Board warned: “The probability of global catastrophe is very high, and the actions needed to reduce the risks of disaster must be taken very soon.” In 2017, we find the danger to be even greater, the need for action more urgent. It is two and a half minutes to midnight, the Clock is ticking, global danger looms. Wise public officials should act immediately, guiding humanity away from the brink. If they do not, wise citizens must step forward and lead the way. See the full statement from the Science and Security Board on the 2017 time of the Doomsday Clock.
IT IS STILL 3 MINUTES TO MIDNIGHT
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3 minutes to midnight
2016: "Last year, the Science and Security Board moved the Doomsday Clock forward to three minutes to midnight, noting: 'The probability of global catastrophe is very high, and the actions needed to reduce the risks of disaster must be taken very soon.' That probability has not been reduced. The Clock ticks. Global danger looms. Wise leaders should act—immediately." See the full statement from the Science and Security Board on the 2016 time of the Doomsday Clock.

Roger Amick said...

The only thing I take, other than food are two diuretics, tramadol and baclofen, pain relief pills.

There is no medication for Alzheimer's disease Loretta. It's sad to see you sliding into dementia.

Roger Amick said...

The entire senior level of management officials at the US State Department has resigned – rather than serve under President Donald Trump.

In the latest display of disquiet among civil servants in Washington over the arrival of the new commander-in-chief, the four top senior officials at the equivalent of America's foreign ministry, announced that they were standing down.

Mr Trump's selection for secretary of state, Rex Tillerson, was present at the department’s offices in the Foggy Bottom neighbourhood of Washington DC, when the officials quit on Wednesday, The Washington Post reported.


Rex Tillerson was present at the State Department offices when the officials resigned (Getty)
The officials were Patrick Kennedy, Under Secretary of State for Management, Assistant Secretary of State for Administration Joyce Anne Barr, Assistant Secretary of State for Consular Affairs Michele Bond and Ambassador Gentry Smith, director of the Office of Foreign Missions. All four of the officials served under both Democratic and Republican administrations.

The State Department officials join a growing number of civil servants who have left since Mr Trump took office last week.

Commonsense said...

Donald J. TrumpVerified account
‏@realDonaldTrump
Ungrateful TRAITOR Chelsea Manning, who should never have been released from prison, is now calling President Obama a weak leader. Terrible!


I actually agree President Obama was a weak leader but I get to say that because I am a loyal citizen.

Chelsea Manning is an ungrateful traitor.

rrb said...

Roger Amick said...
I have a question for the geniuses here.

If we impose a 20% tax on imports from Mexico, who will be paying for the wall, as Trump said? I can't wait to see your responses.
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i'll tell you what, rog...

why don't you put up a post over on the gaslight blog posing the question and some hypotheticals.

considering your staggering intellect and superior presence and oratory skills i'm sure you will have an avalanche of comments offering debate, suggestions and ideas.

you might efven be able to cut n' paste some clip art from "occupydemocrats!!!11! to spruce things up a bit.

you know, baby donald playing with toy soldiers or donald as the joker.

those seem to be perennial favorites considering your pageviews.

go ahead rog, give it a go!!!

we'll all be over here cheering you on!!!

rrb said...

But your new hero, odds are, he will be a one term failure.
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is he gonna fail a little, or BY A LANDSLIDE!!!11! complete with some "BOOM!" and some "DEVASTATION!"?

just curious.



rrb said...



There is no medication for Alzheimer's disease Loretta.
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actually there are many. i speak as someone who cared for a parent afflicted with the disease for 15 years.

not that it should matter to 'ette since she's as sharp as a tack.

you otoh, considering the galactic shitpile that is YOUR life, this is one of those throwing stones in glass houses situations you would be wise to avoid.





Commonsense said...

Draining the swamp:

The entire senior level of management officials at the US State Department has resigned – rather than serve under President Donald Trump.

Commonsense said...

Fearless prediction:

The women's march for life will be far larger than the women's march for vulgar temper tantrums but will garner far less media attention and praise.

rrb said...

Women’s March Featured Speaker Who Kidnapped, Raped And Tortured A Man



Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2017/01/26/womens-march-featured-speaker-who-kidnapped-raped-and-tortured-a-man/#ixzz4WxmcJ8hi


Hylton, along with three men and three other women, kidnapped 62-year-old real-estate broker Thomas Vigliarole and held him for ransom, before eventually killing him. As noted in a 1995 Psychology Today article, when asked about forcibly sodomizing the victim with a three foot steel pole, Hylton replied: “He was a homo anyway.”

Speaking about Hylton, New York City Detective William Spurling told Psychology Today: “I couldn’t believe this girl who was so intelligent and nice-looking could be so unemotional about what she was telling me she and her friends had done. They’d squeezed the victim’s testicles with a pair of pliers, beat him, burned him.”

According to that same article, Hylton delivered a ransom note to a friend of Vigliarole’s asking for more than $400,000, even though the victim was already dead by that point.


rrb said...

Chelsea Manning is an ungrateful traitor.
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we used to shoot traitors like manning and bergdahl.

now we celebrate their traitorous actions as virtuous and even pay for them to have a new pussy installed.