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Showing posts with label CNN. Show all posts
Showing posts with label CNN. Show all posts

Friday, December 28, 2018

As Trump's World Turns: Polls, Polls, Polls




Image result for trump polls memeIt appears Donald Trump has again generated a polling approval rating below 40 percent. Not only has his ratings dipped, again, it seems something about Trumpism has also droop his wife's approval rating to 43 percent. Her ratings dropped 11 points since October of this year.  Oh, the wonderment of it all. 

Before we move to Trump's recent dip below 40 percent approval, that unanswered question of "eu tu Melania" floats like a case of bad flatulence. 

Fortune's article regarding the NPR, PBS and Marist poll reflects growing disenchantment with Trump in the Oval Office.  
December 12, 2018
Only 28% of those polled answered that the border wall should be an immediate priority, while 19% replied it shouldn’t be an immediate priority, and 50% said it shouldn’t be a priority at all.

Of those polled, a vast majority of Democrats—91%—said they didn’t think the wall was an immediate priority or said it was not a priority at all, while 35% of Republicans held that view. Sixty-three percent of Republicans thought the wall was of immediate concern compared to 7% of Democrats.
MSNBC's Ipsos Poll also shows polling results which point a finger directly at the person who proclaimed he would proudly shut down the Government.
One minute in US history.

MSNBC
CNN 

CNN is reporting Trump' disapproval rating is soaring.  What follows was this past November.



Last November, yesterday, today, there is a common thread: Trump's metaphorical ship is sinking.


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Thursday, December 13, 2018

As Trump's World Turns: Trump's Wife Join Hannity And Flops (Video)






During an interview with Donald Trump's chief media operative, Sean Hannity, Trump's wife responded to a softball ad seemingly pre-arranged question. Hannity asked her what was the hardest thing to deal with as a denizen of the White House. Well, Trump's wife validated my suspicion, she is of an alternate reality while performing for the camera (as expected).

CNN
"I would say the opportunists who are using my name or my family name to advance themselves, from comedians to journalists to performers, book writers," Trump told Fox News' Sean Hannity on Wednesday when asked what has been the hardest thing about being first lady.
"Does it hurt?" Hannity asked.
"It doesn't hurt. The problem is they're writing the history and it's not correct," Trump responded.

"They like to focus on the gossip and I would like to ... focus on the substance, and what we do, not just about nonsense," Trump said.
CNN piece linked here
If that failed to show the level of delirium inherent in Trump's wife, maybe this segment will help.



Trump's wife has every right to think as she lees. However, in reality, she is married to a person whose first thought is to lie. Thus, he is a pathological liar and may very well strain to actually tell the truth (which he doesn't see to do often). Mrs. Trump as well as the entire Trump family, as she proclaimed, has to know the family patriarch is a liar of the first order.

While I have asserted her role in speaking with Hannity was probably that of a case of branding and personal defense to Hannity's viewers (and Fox New viewers et al), she accepted a credibility-shattering television segment. Despite the false degree, plagiarizing speeches, and utter shame of her role in Trump's birtherism against President Obama, one would think she would recognize this.....

The reality is, Trump is the embodiment of all that his wives hold in contempt. Herewith are a few headlined links which address Donald Trump's veracity.

All False statements involving Donald Trump | PolitiFact
Donald Trump's file | PolitiFact 
Anderson Cooper Tracks President Trump, Sarah Sanders Lies About ... 
President Trump has made more than 5000 false or ... - Washington Post 
Update: Since September Trump's Iies have blown-up like a gas balloon. 
President Trump has made 6420 false or ... - Washington Post

Melania Trump will one day regret her life with Donald Trump. As a nation, we should hope she doesn't succumb to the growing evidence of her husband as something of a mob-boss.
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Wednesday, December 5, 2018

As Trump's World Turns: The Unthinking, The Irrational, And The Dumb (VIDEO)




Of all the ugliness in politics, the utter disrespect George Conway shows toward his wife, her career, place of work, and everything she has fought SO hard to achieve, might top them all. is great person and frankly his actions are horrible.

Why would Trump's youngest son, tweet about the ugliness of politics, disrespect and offer offhand hints about the wife of a Trump staffer's career? Does it really make sense to even question the doings of a Trump? The more visible Trumps seem to live in an altered state of reality; a world void of mirrors, self-reflection, and rational/introspective curiosity. They live as islands of privilege which, unlike actual islands, the Trumps fail to receive necessary imports of life-sustaining material. Well, at least from a perspective of metaphorical life-sustaining common sense generally associated with higher intellect.

While the Hawaiian Islands receive just about all life-sustaining goods via transport (air or sea), the Trumps, as islands, must be of DNA, which forbids, or places high tariffs, on influxes of mental processes common to intelligent people. Processes which are imbued with traits such as common sense, rational discernment, judgment, and emotional control.  If we bundle all of the aforementioned, we have a simple case of thought deficiency. A dangerous reality during times of so much international unrest and growing authoritarianism. Of course, we must consider like other Donald Trump inner circle sycophants, the set of siblings probably learned many years ago their father is also an audience of one. Thus, their behavior has to also conform to expectations of suckling akin to that of inner circle groveling and suckling.  Maybe that is why Eric Trump fired off the tweet against Kelly Anne Conway's husband. An unwise an irrational a response as one could imagine.

A day or so prior to Eric Trump's tweet, George Conway tweeted regarding Donald Trump's seeming witness tampering and potential obstruction of justice regarding Roger Stone's comment about taking the Fifth in response to a US Senate hearing subpoena. 

ON December 3rd, George Conway responded to Trump's effusive praise of Roger Stone much like a crime boss praising a convicted street captain who swears he won't testify against the Boss. 


CNN'S Erin Burnett...



The "guts"....?   Doesn't that appear the exhorting praise of a person who has inside information related to the guilt of the boss coupled with the stupidity to sit on the truth for the sake of a (conviction) pardon from the boss?  

Trump's adviser's husband and consistent critic of Trump offered his option of Trump's praise from his legal perspective. 
Simply stated... 


18 U.S. Code § 1512 - Tampering with a witness, victim, or an informant .... A prosecution under this section or section 1503 may be brought in the district in ...

We a political operative in Stone swearing allegiance to a president who responded with jargon common to a mob boss. Jargon which some say verges on witness tampering and very much outside the scope of acceptable for a US President. The husband of a presidential staffer speaks out from a  legal perspective via his personal opinion. A situation which is nationally embarrassing yet not a surprise in our Era of Trump.  But do you think it would stop at that point? The first part of this post speaks to why it would (normally) stop at that point. What would a dedicated sibling do in the face of a rational response to his father's traipsing on the skirts of breaking US law?  In the case of Eric Trump, he seems to have suffered a major case of non-introspective constipation of the brain accompanied by Twitter diarrhea. 

He opened a metaphorical backdoor and failed to lose the screen door. Take a look and listen to what followed from a Republican CNN contributor and noted non-supporter of Donald Trump.

Mediaite (CNN Contributor Ana Navarro)


Despite the verbiage above, the rationale of a Trump speaking as such simply defies all vestiges of common sense. There isn't a person in America who best fits the model of ugliness and disrespect than Eric Trump's father.

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Tuesday, December 4, 2018

US Elections: A Flawed Process (Electors, Fraud, Timing)





Image result for elections fraudI have long posited the US Federal Election process (as per the US Constitution) is flawed. The election processes in the 50 states have shown, and are showing, the reality of the Electoral College (as written) all too often results in state-by-state election results calls within mere hours of the voting poll closings. A  ridiculous notion since the 1990s. Alas, the influence of technology when placed against the passages in a document written well over 200 years ago seriously supports a need for modification or summary elimination. Case in point. The Electoral College was an early and necessary addition to the US Constitution, in part, due to the existential geographic population (spread) difference and developing economic considerations between more and less agrarian states/ territories. A balancing of voting impact with regard to less populated regions (and states) was critical and effective for well over one and one-half centuries. But things have changed. The over-simplistic view of the Electoral College, hopefully, will facilitate what follows. 

Recall the advent of electricity, communications mediums based on electricity and associated techno advancements of the late 20th Century have literally cast a light of suspicion on the Electoral College and how impacts current elections. The Internet and major advancements in collecting and counting votes have led to state election commissions, (with public announcements via cable TV ratings-hungry news operations), and electors deciding elections with 24 hours of national voting poll openings. Well, let's consider a key dynamic. The national vote in the 19th and most of the 20th Century could not have been decided in 24 hours. There was no Internet, nor advancing polling systems which precluded the need for voters to take weeks and maybe months to reach a final outcome. When and why have we allowed technology influenced national elections to become a leading factor in handing-over possibly flawed election counts to state Electors?
Example Hillary Clinton finished the 2016 election campaign and election with 2.84 million more votes than Trump. Another set of flawed voting systems and processes, how many states have we just witnessed finally complete election counts weeks after the November midterm elections? A simple process of deduction indicates flawed final state results until weeks after the election polls close, should lead even the not so intelligent to reason: is the final count as stated cable newsrooms and voting night election commissions always an accurate count? Yet, we watched CNN's Wolf Blitzer literally beret, His election night board guy, John King, towards calling the Florida state election. King seemed uncomfortable with Blitzers pushing for what could only be considered ratings hungry need to call a state election results before MSNBC and (heaven forbid) Fox News show productions. Yet General Election (presidential vote) state electors cast national election votes on the first Monday after the second Wednesday in December every four years. All said and without consideration of matters which seem to affect each and every national/state election, voter suppression, we find ourselves continuing to find state elections unsettled and more. The state of North Carolina is at this moment showing signs of vote handling malfeasance which could lead to a re-vote. Imagine that a re-vote due to absentee ballots which have gone missing?

CNN


Earlier this morning WSOC TV local news ran this 36 segment along with a related discussion.
I digress into possible Republican voter fraud.

The salient point of the digression was to add validation elections take time. No US elections should be settled with some artificial time frame imposed upon us via ratings seeking cable news production teams and party electors bound to cast votes for their party even when we have empirical evidence final votes take time. 


Settling elections within 24 hours of closed polling places is a ridiculous as the reality of Donald Trump sitting in the White House.

On the matter of voter fraud, Bloomberg published a piece with noteworthy reporting on voter fraud for the GOP.

The Election Fraud Is Coming From Inside the GOP Undermining voters from Wisconsin to North Carolina.



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Friday, November 9, 2018

As Trump's World Turns: Media As Base Feed (VIDEO)




Earlier today MSNBC's Andrew Mitchell hosted a segment in which to guest and the host discussed Trump's comments to staff just before entering the room of the now famous press conference. He is reported to have commented: "this will be fun."
President Trump: "I think I am a great moral leader and I love our country."

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What follows is ugly and well outside the boundaries of acceptable behavior form an occupant of the Oval Office.

A planned attack on a CNN and NBC reporters.


From another angle, watch the Trump microphone henchwoman attempt to yank the mic for Jim Acosta.
Another look... 

The White House used a version of the interaction from of all sources INFO Wars, to support their yanking the press pass firm Jim Acosta. This is the same White House which denied US media an opportunity to capture the Trump meeting with Russian officials and Russian media in which he gave them military secrets the US received from Israel.
And how is the White House dealing with the aftermath of their use of doctored video? Well, with a former Fox News Executive on staff and in charge of White House communications, does what follows.  



INFO Wars !!!  

Here is the INFO Wars guy Alex Jones, during a late October Ted Cruz rally. Jones entertained the cameras with a metaphorical representation of Cruz's opponent, Beto O'Rouke. Jones's metaphorical target: a pile of horse manure. Linked

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Trump also reminded the world of how he deals with issues in which he consistently places himself and his administration. From CNN and the media to call on a black reporter who he may have suspected would ask about his recent claim of "a nationalist." Trump knows full-well about assertions of white nationalism from his claim.
From deflective charges of racism to clear racist thoughts accompanied by presidential dialogue. A Japanese reporter received a full blast of GP racism.
While this piece was developed yesterday and went unpublished, know that Trump opened his day with yet another example of word and temperament towards reporters of color via the use of the word "dumb or "stupid": linked

Media earlier today captured this as Trump offered up his daily dose of racism for his base. 

CNN's Abby Phillip asked Trump a question and this ensued.

Granted Trump did say the question was "stupid." But do not fail to underestimate the power of such words with Trump supporters. In many cases people who seek to have their beliefs reinforced via their leader.

Is it actually possible Trump believes the black women reports are of less intelligence than he and his family? Or, and probably more to the point, is Trump practicing overt racism which feeds his base. I offer the latter based on my belief Trump is an over the top racist.

He couldn't assume the reporter is less intelligent based on her academic background. She attended Harvard University and finished with a Journalism Degree.  

All said I am certain you know of Trumps former attorney's comments about Trump's use of the word "stupid" with regard to African-Americans.

CNBC

Michael Cohen: Trump said 'black people are too stupid to vote for me'

If one didn't know better, one could assume trump has total disdain for non-supporter and properly inquisitive or investigative media.


One final perspective. CNN's Brooke Baldwin speaks out against Trump's obvious disdain for black women reporters.





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Thursday, October 18, 2018

CNN: Trump Voters Turn And Run





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Yes, I am using a video to make a point.



College educated women want safety, security and healthcare protections – very much along with financial and economic health for themselves and our Country. I supply all of this far better than any Democrat (for decades, actually). That’s why they will be voting for me! 
Trumps Twitter advertisement to "college-educated women" is falling on non hearing ears. After the 2016 General election (which Trump loss by 2.84 million actual votes) pollsters reported that voting demographic went 6 points for Clinton over Trump (i.e., 51% Clinton-45% Trump).  A recent NBC/Wall Street Journal Poll yielded results of Trump favorability among college-educated women is down five points from his inauguration of 32 percent to 27 percent.  The poll also reports similar dissatisfaction with the Republican party.

Polls may not truly represent what happens when "College-educated women" walk-up to the polling station as indicated via The New York Times Exit Poll in November 2016.  It is important to remind our readers the data was compiled and published before the final vote count A count which yielded Clinton won't he popular vote by 2.84 million votes.


Hillary Clinton
DEMOCRAT
Donald J. Trump
REPUBLICAN
Change from 2012*

Sex

Male
Data not available
41%
53%
5
Female
Data not available
54%
42%
1

Race

White
Data not available
37%
58%
1
Black
Data not available
88%
8%
7
Hispanic/Latino
Data not available
65%
29%
8
Asian
Data not available
65%
29%
11
Other
Data not available
56%
37%
1

Age

18-29
Data not available
55%
37%
5
30-44
Data not available
50%
42%
1
45-64
Data not available
44%
53%
5
65 and over
Data not available
45%
53%
4

Ed.

High school or less
Data not available
45%
51%

Some college/associate degree
Data not available
43%
52%
10
College graduate
Data not available
49%
45%
8
Postgraduate study
Data not available
58%
37%
8

1

Ugly,eh? 

As we consider "college-educated women" voters, we have to factor in the reality Black college educated woman and the reality of reports of black voting for candidate Clinton at the 93% to 96% level (despite the NYT demographic bar above).  When Trump speaks about the need for the woman vote" he speaks about his need to attract white women; a voting bloc which certainly turned out for him in 2016.

Trump's tweet seems to have been crafted by campaign handlers who hope to attract a viewing from people who are already Trump supporters.  Maybe, Trump's handlers recognize, as indicated in the CNN video, many former supporters are rational enough to see through, and not buy-into Trump sycophancy.

Read the words.
"College educated women want safety, security and healthcare protections – very much along with financial and economic health for themselves and our Country."
The words come across Twitter on the very day Mitch McConnell overtly stated he and the GOP would mount another attack on national health care (AKA Obamacare) after the mid-term elections.  Well, maybe the GOP believes the majority of voters are either employed with health coverage or they mistakenly believe pre-Social Security voters will not care about Medicare. Actually, McConnell also mentioned, this week that the Feds need to reduce human serves programs (and payments) to offset the Trump/Ryan tax cut.

What is a rational no Fox News viewing American voter to think?  Think about avoiding the paradigm of voting GOP based on their desire for a socially regressed nation.  As data showed you are not at all concerned about the time-proven GOP lie about fiscal conservativism and the party on the Right. 








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