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7/22/2019

President Trump Quadruples Down On The “Squad”

Filed under: General — Dana @ 1:54 pm



[guest post by Dana]

Staying the course:

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From today’s Rasmussen Reports:

The…daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Monday shows that 49% of Likely U.S. Voters approve of President Trump’s job performance. Forty-nine percent (49%) disapprove.

The latest figures include 33% who Strongly Approve of the job Trump is doing and 43% who Strongly Disapprove. This gives him a Presidential Approval Index rating of -10

(Cross-posted at The Jury Talks Back.)

–Dana

93 Responses to “President Trump Quadruples Down On The “Squad””

  1. Hello.

    Dana (bb0678)

  2. Wayyy OT, Avengers: Endgame finally passes Avatar.

    Haven’t seen Spiderman: Far from home. Now that Stan Lee has passed, my heart is no longer in it.

    felipe (023cc9)

  3. add to all the marvel sjw gameplaying they are going for female thor, with natalie portman generally delivering an unenthusiastic performance

    https://legalinsurrection.com/2019/07/video-resurfaces-of-tlaib-screaming-interrupting-trump-at-a-2016-speech/

    narciso (d1f714)

  4. “And are now against ICE…”
    ?
    “And now” suggests being against ICE is a new thing for them. Obviously it’s an old thing for them.
    Of course, leave out the opening and closing sentences as editorial framing, you find everything in that tweet is essentially true.

    Kishnevi (682c47)

  5. Much like the left’s animus, against the bureau and the company, when they were going after communists, both here and abroad, now that they are focused on everything else, now comey and brennan are the new heroes,

    narciso (d1f714)

  6. You guys, can you at least get a comment on the post before going off thread about upcoming movies??

    Dana (bb0678)

  7. Trump prefers to mention ICE last, because actually it’s unpopular. That has been his whole argument with them anyway.

    They were against giving money to keep prisoners in better conditions humanitarain aid, on the grounds that that would force Trump to release them. Although the argument was stated a little differently. They were four people, Nancy Pelosi said, and that’s all the votes they got.

    Trump decided to push them and the rest of the Democrats together.

    Sammy Finkelman (102c75)

  8. I agree, kishnevi. Of course, the Dems will add it to their list of grievances against Trump. Again, do you really believe this tactic is drawing in Independent/swing voters? Obviously this is the language that his base of supporters agree with and want to hear Trump say, but he’s already has their votes. What about the undecideds whose votes he really needs?

    Dana (bb0678)

  9. is their animus against whites, but the west in general not clear, that’s chapter 1, maybe we’ll get around to her families ties to the said barre regime, that carried out the ishaaq massacre in the 80s, or examine her dubious narrative, re the camps in Kenya,

    narciso (d1f714)

  10. … as the media quintuples down on their pro-squad narrative.

    But, let’s pretend that’s not happening.

    Munroe (0b2761)

  11. What about the undecideds whose votes he really needs?

    I know Rasmussen is regularly derided as being biased towards the GOP, but isn’t 49% Trump’s highest approval rating ever? That suggests Trump is winning over the undecided, or at least the Squad is alienating them from the Democrats.

    Kishnevi (682c47)

  12. Outrage meter pegged at 2.2

    Colonel Haiku (2601c0)

  13. “I know Rasmussen is regularly derided as being biased towards the GOP, but isn’t 49% Trump’s highest approval rating ever?”

    http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/trump_administration/trump_approval_index_history

    On Rasmussen he’s been in the high 40s-low 50s since January. His record was 59% right after inauguration, and he’s never gone below 40%.

    Davethulhu (fab944)

  14. Now this is interesting:

    Democratic presidential candidates are proposing lots of progressive policies in this election. And while those policies may resonate with the party base, some of those ideas are not popular with a general election electorate, according to a new NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist poll.

    Independents are on the fence overall,” said Lee Miringoff, director of the Marist Institute for Public Opinion at Marist College, which conducted the poll. “They’re not willing to grant President Trump reelection, and yet they’re not persuaded by Democrats at this point.”

    Note the numbers of the poll done July 15-17:

    Trump did his best in this polling since taking office, but his approval rating is still just 44%. Fewer independents are undecided about the president and give him a 42% approval rating, up from 35% in June

    I would like to see the polls conducted after this weekend’s scuffle.

    Dana (bb0678)

  15. 14… how long before Carlos Dangler is back in “the game”?

    Colonel Haiku (2601c0)

  16. it’s a travesmockasham coronello,

    narciso (d1f714)

  17. an interesting look at the big picture,

    https://www.nytimes.com/2019/07/22/world/africa/somalia-qatar-uae.html

    narciso (d1f714)

  18. The 49% that oppose are part of the squad.

    mg (8cbc69)

  19. kicking out people who don’t belong in this country’ is the most centrist position of all

    Depends on what is meant by “who don’t belong”. I am sure that for a nontrivial number of Trump supporters, the term is much more expansive, so to speak, than it is for many people.

    Kishnevi (a962c4)

  20. A gretna la. police officer said he was going to shoot AOC. He read on a right blog that she had said military is over paid which was false she didn’t say that. Greta la. police during hurricane katrina fired on women and children trying to cross a bridge to escape new orleans some of whom were prosecuted for shooting women and children.

    lany (89b845)

  21. Am I the only one who is suddenly sick of a 73-year old orange poofter yammering at four women, when it seems like the whole rest of the world is eating Americas’s lunch?

    nk (dbc370)

  22. “the whole rest of the world is eating America’s lunch”???

    Wut?

    whembly (4605df)

  23. Ok, ok, not Andorra.

    nk (dbc370)

  24. I’m sorry, whembly, when you’re right you’re right.

    Am I the only one who is suddenly sick of a 73-year old orange poofter yammering at four women, when it seems like the whole rest of the world is eating Americas’s lunch?

    nk (dbc370)

  25. Let’s see Paris has been on fire for thr better o nine months, Iran has been shanghaing tankers, the germans are screwed six ways from sunday.

    Narciso (5d1b28)

  26. Yes they have thr largest economy in Europe, have gained authority that the two world wars failed them at, but they imported a million malcontents (5 million in proportion here) based on teutonic guilt.

    Narciso (5d1b28)

  27. Our Captain knows his audience: ‘Ein Volk. Ein Amerika. Ein Trump.’

    History rhymes…

    ‘The Great Silent Majority’ is listening.

    And watching.

    And white.

    DCSCA (797bc0)

  28. It’s unmanly. “Enough, Trump! Shut up, now, you shrill old woman!”

    nk (dbc370)

  29. It’s time to get those Mueller votive candles out, dont light more than three at a time

    Narciso (5d1b28)

  30. I’m sorry, whembly, when you’re right you’re right.

    Am I the only one who is suddenly sick of a 73-year old orange poofter yammering at four women, when it seems like the whole rest of the world is eating Americas’s lunch?

    nk (dbc370) — 7/22/2019 @ 5:02 pm

    LOL… I was just confused and wondering if I missing something…

    Its obviously a political ploy to anchor the shenanigans these 4 congresswomen to all Democrats.

    I’m with you and that it’s tiring. He has a roaring economy that he ought to be pounding instead.

    whembly (4605df)

  31. Am I the only one who is suddenly sick of a 73-year old orange poofter yammering at four women?

    No, you’re not.

    “Enough, Trump! Shut up, now, you shrill old woman!”

    Heh.

    Dana (bb0678)

  32. The times byline features a real fool in Kirkpatrick but a pretty good Israeli stringer in Ronan berggman

    Narciso (5d1b28)

  33. Actually, I drove by two botanicas, this morning. (Both within a mile of each other on a road named Pulaski but that’s a different subject.) Is there a limpia to cleanse us of Trump, and an amarre to keep him away?

    nk (dbc370)

  34. It’s called un despojo and that’s what we had in November 2016, you dont want to me start miatatribbuting terms do you.

    Narciso (5d1b28)

  35. Find my a sane candidate in those 24, I’m still partial to tulsi in the same way I feel about scarlet Johansson, (she can’t get arrested) well mr. Hengust isnt going anywhere.

    Narciso (5d1b28)

  36. Am I the only one who is suddenly sick of a 73-year old orange poofter yammering at four women?

    No, you’re not.

    “Enough, Trump! Shut up, now, you shrill old woman!”

    Heh.

    Dana (bb0678) — 7/22/2019 @ 5:41 pm

    You both could ignore him and Dana, for her part, could make the majority of her posts about something other than him.

    Just a thought.

    BuDuh (4f9117)

  37. Might have been an effective insult, but for the fact that the ones most likely to use this as a lazy insult against Trump are 100% the type who would NEVER say it in public under their real name against a real shrill Democrat woman with a real gossip machine behind her.

    Says Mr. VPN commenting with a new moniker every day and sometimes every couple of hours.

    nk (dbc370)

  38. BuDuh,

    I’ve thought about that, certainly. But the bottom line is, he is our President and everything he says and does matters, and everything he says and does has an impact on our lives via legislation he signs, vetoes, as well as what he proposes and throws his support behind. Therefore, I will continue to post about him, and will likely continue to be critical of him when I feel its deserved. Feel free to ignore my posts.

    You might ask yourself though: Why does Trump keep giving us so much to work with?

    Dana (bb0678)

  39. Mr. VPN

    Who is it?

    Dana (bb0678)

  40. I think it is Steppe Nomad.

    DRJ (15874d)

  41. Dana (bb0678) — 7/22/2019 @ 2:29 pm

    My deep apologies, Dana, you deserve better from me. My first response, as an Independant, was to say “Am I the only person who has reached their limit on the discussion of this topic?” But thought better of it.

    nk (dbc370) — 7/22/2019 @ 5:02 pm

    So, no, I am not. In fact, I feel in good company.

    felipe (023cc9)

  42. Meanwhile the brownouts you see in ny and DC and California before would be nationwide if you give the dems any more power, Corey Booker wants to free even ineligible persons for the first step, they want to ban firearms and ‘hate speech’ how they have defined it.

    Narciso (5d1b28)

  43. Colonel Haiku (2601c0) — 7/22/2019 @ 2:53 pm

    Yikes, Colonel! But I am surely (surly?) to hear of it, here, as soon as it happens.

    felipe (023cc9)

  44. …you dont want to me start miatatribbuting terms do you.
    Narciso (5d1b28) — 7/22/2019 @ 5:47 pm

    Careful there pal, this is a family blog.

    felipe (023cc9)

  45. Why does Trump keep giving us so much to work with?

    Because he fights in the ring where it counts. As a result of 40+ yeasrs of a uniparty, we have allowed this country to slide into the gutter. Ultimately the fight isn’t in the”decorum” ivory tower, it is in that gutter.

    Did you think there was a clean way to deal with this erosion?

    From Kevin a fes days ago:

    So, our national rhetoric has finally descended into an absolute sewer. I’ve been worried about this.

    Kevin M (21ca15) — 7/20/2019 @ 8:25 am

    http://patterico.com/2019/07/20/trump-i-disagree-with-that-send-her-back-nonsense-also-trump-those-send-her-back-supporters-are-incredible-patriots/

    I found that to be an intriguing comment after reading the anti-Trump comments made here for 4 years. Those who dislike Trump have no problem giving his supporters a ton to work with as well as they make gutterish comments in place of arguments.

    Maybe make a series of posts that try to find the best in “our president,” Dana. It might provide a necessary balance that would serve as a stepping stone towards the improvement of the rhetoric.

    BuDuh (4f9117)

  46. Botanicas were all over Miami, not that I necessarily believe in their effectiveness, but I’m not utterly dismissing it, now we see in tlaib a fedayeen, in Omar the daughter of a block committee chief, in ocasio Cortez a spoiled rich girl gone woke, (I’ve known a few, but never this mariannas trench demse)pressley is like Angela Davis niece if she had grown up in boston

    Narciso (5d1b28)

  47. Maybe make a series of posts that try to find the best in “our president,” Dana. It might provide a necessary balance that would serve as a stepping stone towards the improvement of the rhetoric.
    BuDuh (4f9117) — 7/22/2019 @ 6:45 pm

    I see possibilities, here. The headline reads: The best and worst in our President. In fact, I will commission a post on this topic. Let me email Our esteemed host.

    felipe (023cc9)

  48. I call them the basilisk, I might need to change to jabberwocky

    https://mobile.twitter.com/realDSteinberg/status/1153387147220738049

    Narciso (5d1b28)

  49. “spoiled rich girl”

    lol no.

    “never this mariannas trench demse”

    my dude, have you seen who the president is?

    Davethulhu (bc6fa6)

  50. I have marked several Steppe Nomad-ish posts as spam.

    Felipe, I love you, man, but I am going to decline the invitation to accept payment for putting lipstick on a pig.

    Patterico (a13ee1)

  51. BTW, Buduh,

    I put up five posts today. Subjects ranged from Trump, Oregon mental health law, Dem $20/hr min wage, citizenship test revision, and Jeffrey Epstein. Take your pick of the lot and skip the Trump posts if you don’t like how I write about the subject.

    Dana (bb0678)

  52. If someone wants to do the work we can see how many BuDuh posts concern the topic of the dumbest president ever by far. If it turns out to be a lot, maybe we can tell him he is boring and suggest he comment about something else. Me I don’t even feel the need to await the outcome of the analysis.

    Patterico (a13ee1)

  53. @ Buduh,

    It might provide a necessary balance that would serve as a stepping stone towards the improvement of the rhetoric.

    Wut??

    Dana (bb0678)

  54. BuDuh,

    Also feel free to take a hike if you don’t like how we do things here. Door’s over there.

    Patterico (a13ee1)

  55. It might provide a necessary balance that would serve as a stepping stone towards the improvement of the rhetoric.

    I never felt the need to “balance” good analysis with doofus worship but maybe that’s just unbalanced old me.

    Patterico (a13ee1)

  56. Because he fights in the ring where it counts. As a result of 40+ yeasrs of a uniparty, we have allowed this country to slide into the gutter. Ultimately the fight isn’t in the”decorum” ivory tower, it is in that gutter

    I have no interest in hosting your gutter fight; take it outside.

    Patterico (a13ee1)

  57. At least two of the posts concern progressive insanity, in Oregon the inmates are firmly in charge of the asylum, practically every candidate is following the path of labor obsolescence, the squad Is the vanguard but there is little resistance, Epstein was not protected by kain justice but by the leading publications that the cognoscenti embrace New York and vanity fair, same publications that protected epstein

    Narciso (5d1b28)

  58. No matter how ridiculous this guy gets you guys will never give up will you

    Patterico (a13ee1)

  59. Think of it as making a silk purse out of a sow’s ear.

    Kishnevi (170c4a)

  60. I see possibilities, here. 

    So did I, felipe. I really didn’t expect the reaction I just got. I guess this where rhetoric is nowadays.

    Best wishes everyone. Heading outside.

    BuDuh (4f9117)

  61. …this is where…

    BuDuh (4f9117)

  62. I guess this where rhetoric is nowadays.

    Don’t pull Alinsky Rule 4, “Make the enemy live up to its own book of rules” on us. We’re wise to it.

    Shame Trump first, and then shame us. You can’t wrestle a pig without getting dirty, and it’s Trump who drew American political discourse into the sty, and his super-fans praising him all the while for not being “Marquess of Queensberry”.

    nk (dbc370)

  63. Declassify and Release should be the next chant at a trump rally.

    mg (8cbc69)

  64. Washington D.C. is full of horsesciff lawyers that enjoy focking the public.

    mg (8cbc69)

  65. It should, but the manure they have been shoveling in the guise of intelligence would gag a gundark.

    Narciso (5d1b28)

  66. Would that include Trump’s tax returns and medical examinations?

    nk (dbc370)

  67. I am unmoved by the attempt to portray my reaction as uncivil by someone who can’t call Trump uncivil. There are two standards here and your attempts at manipulation are rejected for the reasons stated by nk.

    Patterico (699618)

  68. Affinity for Trump is not a perfect stand-in for intellectual dishonesty but it’s close enough for most everyday decisionmaking.

    Patterico (699618)

  69. If someone wants a post about the good in Trump let them first write their post about the good in Obama or some other major figure of the left.

    Patterico (699618)

  70. I can participate in an exercise in moderation and balance in which I find the good in Trump — but not unilaterally.

    Patterico (699618)

  71. Show me first that you are willing to do the sort of work you ask me to do, as a gesture of good faith. It’s a challenge to BuDuh, not to Felipe, whose good faith need not be proved.

    Patterico (699618)

  72. Patterico (a13ee1) — 7/22/2019 @ 7:42 pm

    LOL! I totally understand. I saved some money, so, a win.

    felipe (023cc9)

  73. Patterico (a13ee1) — 7/22/2019 @ 7:42 pm

    LOL! I totally understand.

    felipe (023cc9)

  74. Weird. From where did that 9:06 pm comment come? I remember the first, but not the second. I guess I had a senior moment. I am – disturbed.

    felipe (023cc9)

  75. Perturbed, felipe…

    “Again, by all means his opponents can, if they so wish, ridicule, caricature, and blast Trump and hope he fails. But after trying for nearly three years to destroy the president and prematurely remove him by any means necessary before a scheduled election, please do not appeal to the better angels of our nature—while deploring the new “unpresidential” behavior of Donald J. Trump for lashing out at those who sought to reduce him to a common criminal, pervert, traitor, dunce, and Satanic figure.”

    https://amgreatness.com/2019/07/22/cant-we-all-just-get-along/

    Colonel Haiku (2601c0)

  76. Ok, I have recovered from my earlier alarm. It seems I had a mental stack-overflow error from multitasking.

    Anyway:

    Patterico (699618) — 7/22/2019 @ 8:56 pm

    You have done this several times already. Asking you to do it unilaterally was, I think, doing you a disservice.

    felipe (023cc9)

  77. Ha, ha, ha, that’s funny! There’s nothing new about Trump’s unpresidential behavior (and you can save the quotes, thank you very much); and as for “please do not appeal to the better angels of our nature”, I wasn’t planning to do that until after I found an intact hymen in a brothel.

    nk (dbc370)

  78. Not merely as funny avenattis hat check girl JaneMayer, crying genuine? Tears over the banishment of stuart smalley.

    Narciso (5d1b28)

  79. Go get ‘em, tiger!

    Colonel Haiku (2601c0)

  80. I like VDH’s lectures on history. Have you read: The Second World Wars: How the First Global Conflict was Fought and Won?

    felipe (023cc9)

  81. Oops.

    felipe (023cc9) — 7/22/2019 @ 9:39 pm
    was for the Colonel, of course.

    felipe (023cc9)

  82. I am not Patterico, felipe, but I can tell you the best thing anyone could say about Trump: “The 22nd Amendment.”

    nk (dbc370)

  83. Heh. In the Catholic Church, you can only be Pope once. 😉

    felipe (023cc9)

  84. 84… no, I haven’t felipe. But I have read a few other VDH books, An Autumn of War and Between War and Peace among them. What I’ve also read of his has always made a lot of sense, e.g., the impact of illegal immigration on California.

    And the man seems to be a true gentleman.

    Colonel Haiku (2601c0)

  85. Have you read: The Second World Wars: How the First Global Conflict was Fought and Won?

    I have; there are some insights, but I found it pretty uneven, and uninteresting for long stretches.

    I enjoyed Overy’s Why the Allies Won and Ellis’s Brute Force more.

    Dave (1bb933)

  86. I’ll check it out, felipe, it just got an unintended seal of approval.

    Colonel Haiku (2601c0)

  87. My favorite WWII historian, slightly edging out Overy, is H.P. Willmott, who also wrote a good narrative history of the whole war (The Great Crusade).

    But his best work is a trilogy covering the early part of the Pacific war. The most riveting and insightful military histories I’ve ever read:

    Empires in the Balance: Japanese and Allied Pacific Strategies to April 1942
    The Barrier and the Javelin: Japanese and Allied Strategies, February to June 1942
    The War with Japan: The Period of Balance, May 1942-October 1943

    Dave (1bb933)

  88. I agree with you, Dave, about Willmott. This kid used H.P. (among others) as a source.

    Colonel Haiku (2601c0) — 7/22/2019 @ 9:58 pm

    I know you will enjoy it.

    felipe (023cc9)

  89. “If someone wants a post about the good in Trump let them first write their post about the good in Obama or some other major figure of the left.”

    Obama was an emotionally well-organized and well-put together person who didn’t offend any of the common sensibilities of the ruling class or the moderate wing of his party, and could even articulate sound conservative policy at times. Even now it just seems rude to point any scandals out. A far cry from “The Squad!”

    Even when it was all going to hell, at least he made people feel good or ambivalent about it rather than rudely trolling them with the truth.

    Rick Rollo (d876e1)

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