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Trump has very high approval from Republicans

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New York Times article shows that Trump has a very high approval rating from Republican voters. Of all presidents since Kennedy, only George W. Bush had a higher approval rating from his own party this many days into his presidency. That’s right, among Republicans, Trump has higher approval than even Reagan had.

But Trump’s approval rating from “independents” and Democrats are historically dismal.

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In other Trump news, House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes (R-Calif.) says there is no evidence that Trump’s associates had illegal contacts with Russia. But there’s a big problem with leaks. From the Washington Post:

The chairman said that there is no need at this time for a special prosecutor to investigate allegations of contact between Russian officials and President Trump’s campaign aides. Instead, the Republican said that the real problem was frequent leaks to the news media on the subject of Russia, as well as accounts of what should be confidential dealings with the Trump White House, including calls with foreign leaders such as the Australian prime minister.

“There’s been major crimes committed,” Nunes said, referring to the leaks. “What I’m concerned about is no one is focusing on major leaks that have occurred here … We can’t run a government like this. A government can’t function with massive leaks at the highest level.”

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

February 28, 2017 at 9:56 am

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  1. Nope, u can’t run a gov’t that way. Lion Lion Lion the country is in a state of open, simmering uncivil war. Hillary, who should be in disgrace, or writing her nth memoirs, is now part of the “resistance.” This is all white man’s bullshit, by the way, blacks being way more practical and sensible about it, biding their time, being patient.

    On Zero Hedge they linked to some blog that points out all the deaths among Russian dips, hinting darkly of a Deep State operation.

    Guys, do you think there is anything to this? I don’t know what to think but my gut says YES.

    gothamette

    February 28, 2017 at 1:06 pm

    • You’re right that this is “white man’s bullshit”. But I doubt the ladies and coloreds are more sensible and biding their time. It’s just that the princes are fighting over the kingdom. The ladies and coloreds aren’t in that fight. They have different bullshit.

      I saw the Russian thing. There are lots of diplomats and many tend to be older. So it wouldn’t be unusual for a few to die of heart attack or illness. The mistake would be in thinking that they have to ALL be either natural or murder. My gut says that it’s probably a few of both.

      With the uncivil war in America, I’ve actually wondered when that crap would start happening there.

      destructure

      February 28, 2017 at 3:26 pm

      • I meant “white man” in the old sense, which includes women. “White person’s” sounds contrived.

        I’ve always been impressed with how practical blacks are. Most of them aren’t BLM maniacs. They tend to be more than the sum of their parts, while Jews (IMO) are less.

        gothamette

        February 28, 2017 at 6:44 pm

    • There is no question about it – the country is in a cold civil war. (Or is it a civil cold war?)

      Two in the Bush

      February 28, 2017 at 4:10 pm

    • It’s more likely a Russian deep state operation than an American one. Russians in high positions have always had short life expectancies.

      snorlaxwp

      February 28, 2017 at 4:49 pm

    • This is all white man’s bullshit, by the way, blacks being way more practical and sensible about it, biding their time, being patient.

      On Zero Hedge they linked to some blog that points out all the deaths among Russian dips, hinting darkly of a Deep State operation.

      If Putin is cleaning out some of his political enemies at home that has nothing to do with our Progressives: None of Putin’s agents are wearing pussyhats. The Progressives are wearing pussyhats; the fact they are wearing them is why they would not survive for a day in a “Civil War” that goes beyond the world of social media trolling.

      The Undiscovered Jew

      February 28, 2017 at 6:42 pm

    • Russians in high positions have always had short life expectancies.

      Russian men of all kinds have short lifespans because their lifestyles are rough. The ambassador’s heart attack may have been a real one. The others who dropped dead may have been targeted by Putin or had one too many vodka binges. Either way it is just Russians being Russian.

      The Undiscovered Jew

      February 28, 2017 at 6:45 pm

  2. Given that we hear so much about liberals wanting Trump impeached, does anyone know/remember what percentage of Americans wanted Obama impeached during his Presidency?

    Roli

    February 28, 2017 at 2:40 pm

    • One difference is that the Republican establishment also wants Trump impeached.

      Magnavox

      February 28, 2017 at 5:37 pm

  3. More evidence that Republicans are the stupid party:
    http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2017/feb/28/dnc-launches-faces-trumps-deportation-initiative/

    What’s more sympathetic and makes a better sob story: someone who is arrested by armed government agents, detained, and forcibly deported (with every stage done at extraordinary cost and in full view of the public) or an illegal immigrant whose job is given to a citizen and chooses to leave? Hmmmmmm…..I wonder which policy the media would have a harder time manufacturing opposition to? I wonder which will cost more?

    The Dems are going to push this and Russia because they are smart and know that not only will they enjoy the support of the people but they will also split Trump off from the rest of the party. How the party of white men could be so consistently outsmarted by the black and brown and female party is something I still don’t quite understand .

    Magnavox

    February 28, 2017 at 3:05 pm

    • You’ve spent the past year claiming that Trump was lying and would lose. Now you claim Trump is making a mistake by keeping the promises that he won on. Get this through your fat head — people want illegals deported. His policies have approval from a majority of Americans. And from an overwhelming majority of his own party. I don’t doubt that Dems will whine and cry about the poor little illegals. But I couldn’t care less. If I thought I could get by with it I’d club them like baby seals.

      destructure

      February 28, 2017 at 3:51 pm

      • Yeah but establishment Republicans and Democrats care about illegals…a lot. They want someone to clean their house and raise their kids, for dirt cheap. To that end, the news is floating stories that Trump is going to propose some sort of comprehensive immigration reform. They just can’t let go of this and I imagine every phone call Trump has with Ryan starts off with that being the most important thing of all.

        Mike Street Station

        February 28, 2017 at 5:18 pm

      • I don’t see how he’ll ever be able to fulfill the promise of ending illegal immigration without going after employers and landlords. Without those all he’ll do is make a big show and trick his gullible supporters (like you) into thinking he’s doing something all while alienating the majority of the country. You’re argument about his support assumes that peoples positions are fixed and own’t be influenced by the media. It also ignores the fact that his immigration positions are opposed already by the elites in his party.

        Why would it be so awful to punish employers who hire illegal immigrants? Why is it OK to club human beings like baby seals but not fine employers for illegal immigrants (or for polluting water or any number of other things). Not that I really care what your response is.

        Magnavox

        February 28, 2017 at 5:23 pm

      • They want someone to clean their house and raise their kids, for dirt cheap.

        They also have a genocidal hatred of white people. And a reluctance to spend hundreds of billions of dollars deporting people who will just come back (AKA the best possible interpretation of the Trump plan, in reality he’s probably just going to spend much less making a big show out of doing almost nothing)

        Magnavox

        February 28, 2017 at 5:34 pm

      • “I don’t see how he’ll ever be able to fulfill the promise of ending illegal immigration without going after employers and landlords”

        https://assets.donaldjtrump.com/Immigration-Reform-Trump.pdf

        Nationwide e-verify: Takes care of the employer end of the problem.

        Mike Street Station

        February 28, 2017 at 6:04 pm

      • ” If I thought I could get by with it I’d club them like baby seals.”

        This triggers me. Not if you did it to Dems. The baby seals.

        gothamette

        February 28, 2017 at 6:46 pm

      • Mike Street Station: Why do people think it means anything to link to that years old immigration paper that he didn’t write and in all likelihood didn’t read. So far he’s governed like a typical republican corporatist shill who thinks the government can do no right and business can do no wrong.

        Magnavox

        March 1, 2017 at 3:24 pm

    • You are Paleocon scum.

      As destructure said, you are a criminal moron who has been bashing Trump since day 1. You said he’d lose, then you said he wouldn’t assault the immigrant community and now you are criticizing him for doing just that. The guy has made mistakes and will make many more, but attacking the immigrant community is not one of them. White people either support the destruction of the immigrant community or don’t care, no white person is going to not support Trump because he deported some “sympathetic” illegals unless they were already D voters in the first place..

      Otis the Sweaty

      February 28, 2017 at 4:21 pm

      • Trump isn’t attacking the immigrant community, he’s attacking the ILLEGAL immigrant community.

        Lion of the Blogosphere

        February 28, 2017 at 5:21 pm

      • Not a criminal. Not a paleocon. Not opposed to destroying the illegal immigrant community. I have said from the beginning that Trump was the best of a bad lot. You can’t read buddy. And you’re dead wrong about white people and dead wrong about republican voters.

        It’s a question of whether or not you want to destroy the immigrant community in a moronic way that kow tows to corporate interests, indulges the worsts aspects of the republican party, that courts backlash, and is doomed to fail (the Trump plan) or in a rational intelligent way (the Magnavox plan).

        We can’t deport 11 million plus people and even we did they’d come right back if there’s a job for them. 11 million people are not going to self deport as long as they can find employment.

        Magnavox

        February 28, 2017 at 5:31 pm

      • 1. H1Bs are not illegal, Trump has already shown signs that he is going to attack them
        2. Cotton has a bill to reduce legal immigration
        3. Non white immigrants make no distinction between legal and illegal. An attack on any non white immigrant, legal or not, is an attack on all of them.

        Otis the Sweaty

        February 28, 2017 at 5:37 pm

      • “H1Bs are not illegal, Trump has already shown signs that he is going to attack them”

        H1Bs are not immigrants. Immigrants have an intent to stay permanently. H1B is by definition for foreign workers here temporarily for a maximum of 6 years. As are L1 and H2 workers.

        Lion of the Blogosphere

        February 28, 2017 at 5:39 pm

      • Otis’s talk of “destroying the immigrant community” always brings a smile to my face. It’s good rhetoric and he’s a masterful troll, even if he’s technically incorrect.

        Horace Pinker

        February 28, 2017 at 5:44 pm

      • Otis’s talk of “destroying the immigrant community” always brings a smile to my face. It’s good rhetoric and he’s a masterful troll, even if he’s technically incorrect.

        Why would an antiimmigrant troll be trolling an anti immigrant website? I think he’s just deranged.

        Magnavox

        February 28, 2017 at 5:49 pm

      • We can’t deport 11 million plus people and even we did they’d come right back if there’s a job for them. 11 million people are not going to self deport as long as they can find employment.

        Isn’t it long past time to exterminate Magnavox and upgrade to VHS?

        The Undiscovered Jew

        February 28, 2017 at 6:47 pm

      • Here’s what I don’t understand and I want one of the brilliant lurkers who I have read here to explain it to me.

        From 1924-1965, when we had very few immigrants, the US went through two major industrial expansions where labor was scarce. I’m referring to the first 2.5 years of WWII (where we were not involved), and the post-war boom. (I exclude WWII because the labor market was abnormal due to so many prime age males being at war.) Millions of Americans moved to meet the demand. I know this from personal experience – my parents told me that lots of Southerners (white and black, although the former are not much talked about) moved to NYC and worked in the factories. They moved up the Eastern seaboard & found work. This happened all over the country – Akron used to be called the capital of West Virginia, and so on.

        Why not now? Why don’t men from Appalachia come to NYC to work in construction? I pass 6 construction sites a day, and the main language is Spanish. I passed a bunch of construction workers sitting & eating lunch. They were all black and spoke some African lingo. Spanish I’m used to. An African lingo? (No, it wasn’t Haitian creole.) Obama must have pulled some trick & opened a program for African refugees to flood the construction industry.

        Why aren’t Americans from depressed regions doing construction in NYC? I realize that construction isn’t the same thing as factory work, but why are Hispanic & African guys doing this work?

        gothamette

        February 28, 2017 at 6:55 pm

      • The African non-refugee immigrants seem like good people mostly, but their children get exposed to black ghetto behavior. See Tom Wolfe’s latest novel Back to Blood.

        Lion of the Blogosphere

        February 28, 2017 at 7:39 pm

      • Wow, so there’s a black America, and a white America? Who’d have thunk.

        gothamette

        March 1, 2017 at 10:41 am

      • From 1924-1965, when we had very few immigrants, the US went through two major industrial expansions where labor was scarce. I’m referring to the first 2.5 years of WWII (where we were not involved), and the post-war boom.

        This was not quite your point but those industrial expansions were not so expansive.

        From 1924 to 1929 America was still enjoying the benefits of the post-Civil War industrial boom. From 1929 to 1941 we were in a Depression that was made worse by the economic policies of the New Deal.

        1945-1965 was fool’s gold. That era’s prosperity was the temporary result of America having the last standing industrial infrastructure of all the major world powers.

        1865 to the Depression was the true American golden age.

        The Undiscovered Jew

        February 28, 2017 at 8:32 pm

      • Because Americans have these idiotic inventions called mortgages and this “dream” of home ownership which prevents them from moving to where the jobs are. There is some truth to the idea that Americans are lazy and entitled. They basically want zero risk and a job which is impossible unless you want to live a hunter gatherer lifestyle for generations. In a modern industrial economy you move to where the jobs are.

        Paul Ryan's Sickly Old Lapdog

        February 28, 2017 at 9:39 pm

      • 1945-1965 was fool’s gold. That era’s prosperity was the temporary result of America having the last standing industrial infrastructure of all the major world powers.

        That’s been disproven in these comments so many times. The ruined economies of the rest of the world weren’t competing with the untied states but they also weren’t buying from us either. That’s a scenario that can be mimicked with high trade barriers any time we want to. What you had in that period was the post civil war economic growth finally being distributed somewhat equally across the population.

        Magnavox

        March 1, 2017 at 3:29 pm

      • That’s been disproven in these comments so many times. The ruined economies of the rest of the world weren’t competing with the untied states

        It was not debunked.

        America was an unsustainable half of world GDP immediately after the war. Our share gradually decreased from 50% to about 25% about two decades later, a level it has remained at since.

        The Undiscovered Jew

        March 1, 2017 at 8:06 pm

    • Your read on this seems off. I have some sympathy for illegals because many of them were essentially invited here by our billionaire oligarch overlords, but my sympathy begins to wane when I read stories like this:

      http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/02/27/jorge-ramos-america-our-country-not-theirs-we-are-not-going-leave/

      I expect much more of that over the next four years as long as people still *perceive* Trump as being tough on immigration. He could build the wall and deport fewer people than Obama, or, in other words, do nothing about illegal immigration, and the media would still portray him as a monster.

      Latino activists and media personalities would be wise to embrace civic nationalism and downplay identity politics, but I doubt that will happen . . . so I think a lot of what you view negatively (I read the comments here regularly) about Trump will actually benefit him in 2020 as more whites get woke to the fact that most everyone who speaks for minorities has a deep seated hatred for white people.

      Horace Pinker

      February 28, 2017 at 5:38 pm

      • It’s true the illegals are just pawns in a bigger game, but their vocal Chicano activism makes it hard to view them as anything but invading soldiers.

        Paul Ryan's Sickly Old Lapdog

        February 28, 2017 at 9:39 pm

  4. There is a concerning poll, referenced today at Vox, that Republicans under 40 trust the congressional GOP more then they trust Trump. Polls also show young Republicans are consistently more pro immigrant than older Republicans. These polls include Republican leaners.

    While not necessarily a horrible sign, people do tend to become more anti immigrant with age, it could point to problems down the road. These polls are also hard to square with the massive amount of support from young people shown to Trump online and the popularity of pre-molestgate Milo amongst college Republicans.

    Otis the Sweaty

    February 28, 2017 at 5:42 pm

    • I was in my 20’s during the Reagan amnesty and although I can’t remember directly, I was probably for it, and believed all of the shibboleths about nation of immigrants and how it was good for us, world nation, blah blah blah…

      Of course I was a libertarian then so I was filled with many delusions. So I’m sure younger Republicans don’t see what the big deal with immigration is, but they will.

      Mike Street Station

      February 28, 2017 at 6:02 pm

  5. Magnavox wants ICE raids yesterday on all businesses and corps. that hire illegals. Me too. Except current EEOC regs prevent employers from checking SSI’s and thus firing or not hiring illegals. Yes, that’s right. Checking for legal status has a disparate impact against Hispanics and has thus made businesses look the other way. Trump has to pass mandatory E-Verify, change the labor regs and get it all through the inevitable court challenges.

    Andrew E.

    February 28, 2017 at 6:17 pm

    • There is talk about real comprehensive immigration reform. Legalization for the Dreamers and their parents (about 7 million people) in exchange for H1B reform, E-verify and reduction of legal immigration to 500,000 a year. The Dems won’t agree to it but it will have public support.

      Otis the Sweaty

      February 28, 2017 at 8:20 pm

      • It would be a good deal, a huge improvement over what we currently have, especially if the Dreamers only get permanent residency and not citizenship.

        Lion of the Blogosphere

        February 28, 2017 at 8:46 pm

      • 7 million is far too many. That’s larger than the 1986 amnesty. 1-2 million tops.

        Andrew E.

        February 28, 2017 at 9:04 pm

      • This is still a disaster. How about legalization for 500,000 and cut the legal immigration to 250k per year with a national origins quota.

        We can’t have another amnesty. We keep getting had on this subject. There can be absolutely no amnesty until the wall is built, e-verify is passed AND full enforced/infrastructure is there to make it work on a national level, and all the criminal aliens deported.

        I know Trump has to negotiate to get things done, but we absolutely can’t seed any of this ground. He only point of negotiation should be how much legal immigration to allow.

        Anchor babies unfortunately have to be allowed to stay but parents absolutely deported and the onus must be put on them for what to do with the children. The kids can have dual citizenship but they have to go back to Mexico with their parents or go into protective custody/adoption.

        Let the parents be responsible for the humanitarian disaster, but we absolutely can’t have this massive influx of mestizos dragging down our way of life.

        These people are the worthless Mexican elites problem. Let them deal with the Mexican elites the way shiftless elites are always dealt with by peasant mobs. If the Mexican elites refuse to cooperate then have our military install a new elite. Put 15 years of desert training in Iraq to good use for a change. Pay for it by taking some of the oil.

        Paul Ryan's Sickly Old Lapdog

        February 28, 2017 at 9:34 pm

      • How about legalization for non hispanic whites who have their act together? Whatever vanishing small portion of illegal immigrants that adds up to.

        We also have to start paying people to renounce their citizenship.

        Magnavox

        March 1, 2017 at 3:33 pm

    • Even if that’s true, who controls the EEOC? It’s part of the executive branch. I’m also mad at Trump for not doing everything in his power to outlaw anti white employment discrimination!!!

      Magnavox

      March 1, 2017 at 3:41 pm

  6. “But Trump’s approval rating from “independents” and Democrats are historically dismal.”

    Who cares what those tools think? Eff ’em.

    Vincent

    February 28, 2017 at 8:05 pm


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