Poll: Majority Uncertain or Pessimistic about Donald’s Prospects

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NBC News:

A new NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll finds 54 percent of adults saying that they are either uncertain (25 percent) or pessimistic and worried (29 percent) about how Trump will perform during his presidency, compared with 45 percent with either an optimistic and confident view (22 percent) or a satisfied and hopeful view (23 percent).

That’s a significantly worse outlook than Americans expressed after the elections of both Barack Obama and George W. Bush. A combined 66 percent were either optimistic or hopeful about Obama in January 2009, according to the same poll, while 59 percent were optimistic or hopeful about George W. Bush in January 2001.

Now There’s a Handbook for Resisting Trumpism

Indivisible: A Practical Guide for Resisting the Trump AgendaSome former congressional staffers are taking a lesson from the Tea Party’s playbook to craft an organized resistance to the rise of the Trump State.

They’ve written a handbook called “Indivisible: A Practical Guide for Resisting the Trump Agenda,” which is freely available for downloading, sharing and editing. It might actually work.

Here’s a sample of their manifesto:

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You’re Going to Miss Obamacare

Up to One in Three of You Would Lose Your Insurance Without the ACA
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Depending on where you live, up to one in three of you could find yourselves without insurance if Republicans are able to follow through on their threat to repeal Obamacare.

Here’s the problem. Without the Affordable Care Act (ACA), Obamacare’s official name, we would go back to allowing insurance companies to refuse to cover you if you ever had certain health problems. And it’s not just cancer or heart disease that falls into the “declinable pre-existing conditions” category. Do you, or does a loved one, have:

  • Arthritis or other inflammatory joint diseases
  • Diabetes
  • Kidney disease
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Obesity (defined as a body mass index of 30 or higher, such as 5’9″ person who weighs at least 203 pounds)
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Pending surgery
  • Pregnancy
  • Sleep anea
  • Stroke

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Video of Pres. Obama Saying ‘Merry Christmas,’ Over and Over

It’s part and parcel of the right wing’s bogus “war on Christmas” that Pres. Obama never says “merry Christmas.” In fact, many people in the more fevered swamps of the conservative base believe the president has actually banned “merry Christmas” altogether.

Roll tape…

Help USS The Deplorables Set Sail

IMG_5807.JPGI’m usually not much of a joiner or a petition signer, but when there’s an issue I believe in, I will get behind it 100 percent.

So it is with a petition recently posted to the “We the People” site run by the White House. Someone called “D.S” has posted a petition to name the next available U.S. Navy ship USS The Deplorables. D.S. doesn’t go into a lot of detail, but suggests the name is “To honor those citizens who rose up to defend America and The Constitution from the globalists.”

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Donald Hires Foreign Workers for Mar-a-Lago

T. Caroline Taylor for Vanity Fair
T. Caroline Taylor for Vanity Fair

So much for his campaign rhetoric about giving U.S. jobs to Americans. The Donald requested permission from the U.S. Labor Department to hire 64 foreign workers in the United States on H-2B visas. Some positions will be paid less than last year, while others will see a 1 percent raise, reports the Palm Beach Post.

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Woman Goes off on Donald on Twitter – Speaks for Millions

This rant needs to go viral

“Saturday Night Live” parodied Donald’s irresistible urge to send tweets — and he took the bait. Afterwards Danielle Muscato laid into him with a Twitter rant in which she spoke for millions. Please help make sure her tweets go viral.

First, here’s Donald’s response to the SNL skit:

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Yes, Kellyanne, You Ran a White Supremacist Campaign

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Donald Voter Lost Her Home To His Treasury Nominee

"I just wish that I had not voted."
Teena Colebrook regrets voting for Donald because of his pick for Treasury secretary
Teena Colebrook regrets voting for Donald because of his pick for Treasury secretary

art-cabinet-of-deplorables-workTeena Colebrook, one of the few Californians who voted for Donald, is already deeply regretting her vote. She and others have contacted the Associated Press to express their horror of Donald’s pick for secretary of the Treasury, Steven Mnuchin, whose former bank, OneWest, foreclosed on them unfairly, they say, after financial meltdown in 2008.

OneWest, a bank formerly owned by a group of investors headed by Mnuchin, had foreclosed on her Los Angeles-area home in the aftermath of the Great Recession, stripping her of the two units she rented as a primary source of income.

“I just wish that I had not voted,” said Colebrook, 59. “I have no faith in our government anymore at all. They all promise you the world at the end of a stick and take it away once they get in.”

Less than a month after his presidential win, Trump’s populist appeal has started to clash with a Cabinet of billionaires and millionaires that he believes can energize economic growth…

But the prospect of Mnuchin leading the Treasury Department prompted Colebrook and other OneWest borrowers who say they unfairly faced foreclosure to contact The Associated Press. Colebrook wishes she could meet with Trump to explain why she feels betrayed by his Cabinet selection after believing that his presidency could restore the balance of power to everyday people.

“He doesn’t want the truth,” she said. “He’s now backing his buddies.”

Why Is Donald Trying to Block the Recount in Pennsylvania?

Lawyers for The Donald have filed suit to stop the recount in Pennsylvania:

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