Majority Say Trump Is Abusing His Office

56% to 43%

A new Quinnipiac poll finds American voters believe that President Trump is abusing the powers of his office by a 54% to 43% margin. He also has a dismal 37% to 55% approval rating.

Meanwhile, voter opinions of most of Trump’s personal qualities remain negative:

  • 59% say he is not honest
  • 57% say he does not have good leadership skills
  • 56% say he does not care about average Americans
  • 65% say that he is not level-headed
  • 64% say that he is a strong person
  • 62% say that he does not share their values

Quinnipiac Finds Donald’s Approval at 36%, Sees Signs of Erosion of Support Among His Base Voters

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Reality may be started to permeate the Fox bubble. The new Quinnipiac Poll has Donald’s approval at 36 percent, which is in the range where former Pres. George W. Bush’s approval rating sank and then stalled for the last three years of his second term — making him the most unpopular president in the history of presidential polling.

Donald Trump appears to be giving Bush a run for his money.

The signal that reality is setting in — that Trump voters may finally be starting to realize that they’ve been had — is in the internals. In particular, Donald has seen a ten-point drop in support among white voters with no college degrees, from 57 percent in April to 47 percent now.

According to Quinnipiac, support for Donald is also eroding among independent voters and white men:

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Lost in Comey Firing Blowback Yesterday, a Reporter Was Arrested for Asking Sec. Tom Price a Question

Donald's Secretary of Health and Human Services Tom Price
Donald’s Secretary of Health and Human Services Tom Price

The news cycles last night and this morning have been dominated by coverage of Donald Trump’s abrupt firing of FBI Director James Comey, the man who is leading the government’s internal investigation into alleged collusion between Donald’s presidential campaign and the government of Russian Pres. Vladimir Putin.

The firing of Comey has rightly caused concern among Democrats and even some Republicans that Donald’s actions are undermining the foundations of the American democratic republic.

This incident that occurred in West Virginia yesterday — in which a reporter was arrested for asking Health and Human Services Sec. Tom Price a question — could potentially be another sign of the unraveling:

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The New Order

Thank You, House Democrats, For Not Providing a Single “Yes” Vote on Trumpcare

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Despite GOP Claims, Trumpcare II Does Not Protect Pre-Existing Conditions

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As early as today, the House Republican leadership will force its members to vote on an updated version of Trumpcare. In an usual move, leadership has deliberately scheduled the vote before the Congressional Budget Office has completed scoring the new bill.

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Donald Says Pres. Andrew Jackson Was Angry about the Civil War and Said There “Was No Reason” for It

Of course, Jackson died 16 years before the war began
Donald (left) and Pres. Andrew Jackson
Donald (left) and Pres. Andrew Jackson

If Donald Trump learned American history at Trump University, he should sue himself for malpractice. In an interview on SiriusXM with Salena Zito, a reporter for the right-wing Washington Examiner, Trump asserted that Pres. Andrew Jackson questioned the necessity of the Civil War.

“He was really angry that he saw what was happening with regard to the Civil War,” Donald claimed. “He said, ‘There’s no reason for this.’”

Of course, Jackson died in 1845, 16 years before the Civil War began.

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The Simpsons Look Back at the First 6.8% of Trump’s Presidency

Only 93.2 percent more to go…

The Pathological President

donald-trump-narcassism-and-chief-8bbde0ff-1d2f-4f87-8577-99f7e6080619Rolling Stone has a brilliant piece on the nutjob in the White House and the overdue end of the “Goldwater Rule” called “Trump and the Pathology of Narcissism” by Alex Morris.

It’s by turns frightening and sad, but mostly frightening, because — and we suspected this all along — the current president is certifiably bat-guano crazy.

It’s well worth a read here.

How CNN is Making You as Stupid as FOX Made Your Parents

If you don’t already subscribe to VOX on YouTube, you should. In the meantime, take in this well-argued video about CNN is making you stupid. And you thought only FOX News could do that.