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#1506171 --- 10/07/17 02:51 AM Re: "Unhinged & Dangerous: [Re: gassy one]
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http://www.newsweek.com/trump-approval-rating-democrats-poll-679613

Trumpís Approval Rating Is Lowest Among Opposition Party Since Polls Began (And Itís Not Even Close)

By Jason Le Miere On 10/6/17 at 11:43 AM

President Donald Trump has the lowest approval rating among voters of the opposition party since modern polling began more than six decades ago. Just 8 percent of Democrats approve of the job Trump is doing, according to extensive polling conducted by the Pew Research Center in February, April and June.

The previous lowest figure during a presidentís first year was the 22 percent, experienced by Bill Clinton. Barack Obama, who encountered severe opposition from Republicans, had a 23 percent approval rating among the opposition party in his first year in office, according to Pew data. Even when Obama left the White House in January, he had the support of 14 percent of Republicans, though at one point his number did dip as low as 6 percent.

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#1506191 --- 10/07/17 06:47 PM Re: "Unhinged & Dangerous: [Re: kyle585]
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Excellent Article. The Trump administration and therefore America are in a sad state of affairs.

http://www.cnn.com/2017/10/07/opinions/tillerson-should-quit-now-opinion-zelizer/index.html

If Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is unhappy with the way that President Donald Trump is conducting his White House, he should resign, and he should do so soon and in a very public way.

Over the past few weeks there has been growing evidence that Tillerson disapproves of Trump's performance in office. The secretary, who arrived at Foggy Bottom without any government experience or a close connection to Trump, has been forced to sit on his hands as the President has marginalized him, criticized him and moved in a different direction on key issues such as North Korea than the cautious former oil executive would seem to prefer.

Tillerson has tried to clean up Trump's messes, but to little avail. In what some have compared to a hostage video, the secretary had to take questions on camera this week after stories emerged on NBC that he had seriously considered resigning in July and had called the President a "moron."

It might be true, as Senate Foreign Relations Chairman Bob Corker told the press, that Tillerson is one of the few people protecting the United States from total chaos. But it is not certain that staying in the job is actually making things better. In fact, there is an argument to be made that, if Tillerson really is unhappy, the best thing he could do is to undertake a major act of political courage by leaving the administration and triggering the kind of ripple effect on Capitol Hill urgently needed to wake Republicans from their politically induced slumber.

There have been a few Cabinet and other senior officials who have resigned in protest over the years. Secretary of State William Jennings Bryan left President Woodrow Wilson's administration in 1915 because he felt the administration was taking an unnecessarily militaristic path in Europe.
Dean Acheson resigned in 1933 as treasury undersecretary in opposition to Franklin Roosevelt abandoning the gold standard. Attorney General Elliot Richardson announced his resignation in October 1973 after President Richard Nixon ordered him to fire Archibald Cox, the special prosecutor investigating Watergate. Department of Health and Human Services adviser Peter Edelman left the Clinton administration to protest the welfare reform law in 1996.

When Cabinet officials continue to work for a president with whom they have fundamental disagreements, nothing good ever really comes of it. They often serve as public figures who legitimize disastrous presidential decisions.

The most famous case of inaction was Defense Secretary Robert McNamara, who privately wrestled with the war in Vietnam, understanding the futility of the mission as well as the high toll it was taking on working-class and lower middle-class American families, yet refused to break with President Lyndon Johnson in 1968.

Johnson depended on McNamara's brilliance and executive credentials to push back against left-wing critics who said the President was making a horrendous mistake in Vietnam. Remaining in the administration and remaining silent did nothing to check the disastrous war, which only got worse during McNamara's time at the Pentagon.

While it is true that many of these resignations ultimately didn't stop the policies being protested, they were important moments that energized constituencies who were unhappy and were opposing the president. Resignations have become rallying points for the opposition.

Sometimes unhappy Cabinet officials can have a beneficial effect by staying on the job. But not with Trump.

Doing something is increasingly urgent as it becomes clear that the so-called adults in the room have almost no ability to control this President. Defense Secretary James Mattis has not been able to restrain Trump from greatly heightening the potential of serious military conflict on multiple fronts.
Chief of Staff John Kelly has failed to stop the President from delivering incendiary comments. National security adviser H.R. McMaster has not been able to persuade Trump to develop a coherent plan for dealing with the world's threats, and Tillerson has found it difficult to protect the diplomatic option from becoming a marginal part of the administration's agenda.

In the case of Tillerson, his resignation has the potential to have an even bigger effect than many we have seen, given Trump's paper-thin support. Some congressional Republicans are unhappy with the direction of his presidency, while his approval ratings have been extremely low. Democrats, who never liked Trump, have only seen their worst fears confirmed as each day of this presidency continues.

What would Tillerson stepping down accomplish? At a minimum, it would be the first time that a major official took a principled stand against the tumult that has been unfolding in the White House, potentially inspiring others to do the same and creating a sense of crisis for Republican power brokers that moves them to apply more pressure on the advisers surrounding the President.

It could create space for the appointment of a person such as Nikki Haley, US ambassador to the United Nations, who can prove to be much more politically savvy in pushing the diplomatic agenda than Tillerson, who has stumbled repeatedly in the rough ways of Washington.

More important, Tillerson's resignation could finally motivate congressional Republicans to be more forceful in pushing back through legislation, as they did with the sanctions bill that tied the hands of Trump, through oversight and investigation or possibly challenging the President's competence through the 25th Amendment should the situation reach that point.

Since we are reaching a critical moment with North Korea as well as Iran, Tillerson's resignation would send a particularly urgent message. His departure could also help shape the politics of the 2018 midterm elections in ways that creates a Congress populated with more legislators who will serve as a forceful check against the President. It could also energize potential challenges from Republicans seeking to take on Trump in the 2020 primaries who could put the United States on a more stable course abroad.

Too often Cabinet officials remain silent. One aide once said of Secretary of State John Foster Dulles, "I saw the secretary of state sitting in his office, wrestling with his conscience. Of course, he won."

Rather than allowing the President to use him to pretend there is any serious interest in diplomacy within this White House, Tillerson, if he is interested in having an impact on foreign policy, should consider stepping down and then making it clear on the cable news shows that Trump so eagerly watches why he feels this kind of presidency can't continue for much longer.

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#1506197 --- 10/07/17 09:22 PM Re: "Unhinged & Dangerous: [Re: kyle585]
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BOOM KYLE BOOM!

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#1506438 --- 10/11/17 02:26 PM Re: "Unhinged & Dangerous: [Re: Teonan]
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Slick ploy when greasing the skids toward war.


Donald Trump just issued a direct threat to the free and independent media

Analysis by Chris Cillizza, CNN Editor-at-large
CNN
Updated 2:56 PM ET, Wed October 11, 2017

President Donald Trump has said a lot of bad things about the media since he started running for president two-plus years ago. He's suggested that the press doesn't really like America. He has said the media is the "enemy of the American people." He has repeatedly called journalists the "most dishonest" people. He has worked to paint news stories he doesn't like as "fake" -- and claimed he created that term.
But he's never gone as far as he did on Wednesday morning when he tweeted this: "With all of the Fake News coming out of NBC and the Networks, at what point is it appropriate to challenge their License? Bad for country!"

With all of the Fake News coming out of NBC and the Networks, at what point is it appropriate to challenge their License? Bad for country!
ó Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 11, 2017

What Trump is suggesting here is that the Federal Communications Commission needs to examine its licensing procedures for major news networks because what they are reporting is not to his liking. The coverage isn't positive enough for Trump, so he wants some sort of punitive action doled out.

Read On: http://www.cnn.com/2017/10/11/politics/donald-trump-media-tweet/index.html
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#1506452 --- 10/11/17 06:15 PM Re: "Unhinged & Dangerous: [Re: Teonan]
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https://www.yahoo.com/news/ap-norc-poll-most-trump-making-nkorea-situation-140107208--politics.html

WASHINGTON (AP) ó North Korea's nuclear weapons development is spooking most Americans, and two-thirds of them say President Donald Trump's war of words with the isolated nation's leader is making the situation worse. Less than 1 in 10 thinks Trump's comments are making it better.

Those are the findings of a poll by the Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research, as tensions between the adversaries escalate and North Korea comes closer to its goal of having a nuclear-tipped missile that could strike the continental U.S.

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#1506460 --- 10/11/17 08:35 PM Re: "Unhinged & Dangerous: [Re: kyle585]
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Thanks to Obama for basically doing nothing to stop him for eight years!

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#1506473 --- 10/12/17 12:41 AM Re: "Unhinged & Dangerous: [Re: gassy one]
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https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2017/10/donald-trump-is-unraveling-white-house-advisers/amp

ďI Hate Everyone in the White House!Ē: Trump Seethes as Advisers Fear the President Is ďUnravelingĒ

In recent days, Iíve spoken with a half dozen prominent Republicans and Trump advisers, and they all describe a White House in crisis as advisers struggle to contain a president that seems to be increasingly unfocused and consumed by dark moods.

Gabriel Sherman
October 11, 2017 2:40 PM

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#1506474 --- 10/12/17 06:36 AM Re: "Unhinged & Dangerous: [Re: kyle585]
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Bannon's forewarning to Trump about the 25th amendment to the US Constitution the rule that would allow the Cabinet to vote him out of office. Sharpening their knives.

John Kelly and James Mattis Have Likely Discussed Tackling Trump if He Grabs the Nuclear Football: Report
Concern is mounting in the West Wing over the president's mental stability.

https://www.alternet.org/news-amp-politi...ump-if-he-grabs



Are Trump's Allies Staging A Public Intervention For An 'Unstable, Unraveling' Man?
Read on: http://crooksandliars.com/2017/10/vanity-fair-trump-unstable-and-unraveling
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#1506477 --- 10/12/17 07:46 AM Re: "Unhinged & Dangerous: [Re: Teonan]
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More garbage from the sore losers!

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#1506487 --- 10/12/17 10:45 AM Re: "Unhinged & Dangerous: [Re: gassy one]
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Originally Posted By: gassy one
More garbage from the sore losers!
The sore loser being Steve Bannon who is planning to run opponents in the primaries against Republican members of congress.

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#1506504 --- 10/12/17 07:42 PM Re: "Unhinged & Dangerous: [Re: kyle585]
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They won't be Democrats that's for sure! LOL! Drain the swamp!


Edited by gassy one (10/12/17 07:42 PM)

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#1506524 --- 10/13/17 02:25 AM Re: "Unhinged & Dangerous: [Re: gassy one]
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Originally Posted By: gassy one
They won't be Democrats that's for sure! LOL! Drain the swamp!
The biggest drain coming up is when Trump is locked up.

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#1506540 --- 10/13/17 08:45 AM Re: "Unhinged & Dangerous: [Re: kyle585]
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Never will happen sore loser!

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#1506550 --- 10/13/17 10:14 AM Re: "Unhinged & Dangerous: [Re: gassy one]
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After all those campaign speeches of lock her up!

http://www.politico.com/story/2016/11/trump-clinton-investigation-kellyanne-conway-231735

Trump says he's not interested in pursuing case against Clinton

'Itís just not something that I feel very strongly about,' Trump told The New York Times.

By NOLAN D. MCCASKILL and LOUIS NELSON

11/22/2016 09:28 AM EST

Updated 11/22/2016 01:53 PM EST

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#1506558 --- 10/13/17 01:12 PM Re: "Unhinged & Dangerous: [Re: kyle585]
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She's already punished herself enough! She will never be anything in the future but a has been!

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#1506597 --- 10/15/17 06:01 PM Re: "Unhinged & Dangerous: [Re: gassy one]
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Originally Posted By: gassy one
She's already punished herself enough! She will never be anything in the future but a has been!
Trump had his supporters at campaign rallies screaming lock her up. Now both you and Trump don't want to do that? Trump should of picked you for his running mate rather than Pence. You two think exactly alike. Or else you just agree without nonsense Trump is spouting for the day.

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#1506605 --- 10/15/17 07:30 PM Re: "Unhinged & Dangerous: [Re: kyle585]
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Originally Posted By: gassy one
She's already punished herself enough! She will never be anything in the future but a has been!
Trump had his supporters at campaign rallies screaming lock her up. Now both you and Trump don't want to do that? Trump should of picked you for his running mate rather than Pence. You two think exactly alike. Or else you just agree without nonsense Trump is spouting for the day.
She's already trashed herself! You will probably see her working at Walmart! LOL!

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#1506615 --- 10/16/17 07:10 AM Re: "Unhinged & Dangerous: [Re: gassy one]
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I see in today's FL Times that an undocumented immigrant is speaking in Lyons tonight. Does he have job? Yes he is an attorney. grin

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#1506624 --- 10/16/17 08:06 AM Re: "Unhinged & Dangerous: [Re: kyle585]
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Originally Posted By: kyle585
I see in today's FL Times that an undocumented immigrant is speaking in Lyons tonight. Does he have job? Yes he is an attorney. grin


See something, say something...I'm calling ICE ...NOW!

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#1506625 --- 10/16/17 08:09 AM Re: "Unhinged & Dangerous: [Re: gassy one]
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Face reality fool. Drumph is a cornered animal.
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