Saturday, August 19, 2017

Who will abandon Trump if he resigns?

Strapped for time? The answer, basically, is no one. His followers will follow him into the wilderness.

Art of the Deal co-author predicts Donald Trump is about to resign. Trump’s presidency is effectively over. Would be amazed if he survives till the end of the year. More likely resigns by fall if not sooner,’ says Tony Schwartz.

But even if Trump does resign, the nation still has a very big problem. Most likely, Scriber thinks, Trump will not go peacefully or gracefully. He’ll take it as a personal slight by a cabal of elitists and fake news journalists. He’ll repeat his slights and diatribes against his perceived enemies - the GOP, the military chiefs, and the media. And he will abscond with a sizable portion of the electorate essentially fracturing the GOP and providing a political base for the white nationalists. You think not? Read on.

Mark Sumner (Daily Kos) asks us to Please stop asking Trump voters if they’re abandoning Trump. Please.

Donald Trump attacked prisoners of war. Trump supporters didn’t care. Trump attacked Gold Star families. They didn’t care. Trump invited Russia to hack into our election. They didn’t care. He said that his celebrity status allowed him to grab women by the pussy and finally … nope. Still didn’t care.

Look, this is just a small sample, but it should get the point across.

Fired the FBI director in the middle of an investigation
where he was the subject
Let go his national security adviser for having an
unknown number of charts with Russia
Admitted to pulling down at least $100 million
in income from Russia
Cheated untold number of contractors out of millions,
including during the campaign
Called an Indiana judge a Mexican who
couldn’t be trusted
Still has an active lawsuit against him from 15 women
(yes, it’s still underway)
Raised Mar-a-Lago fees to $400K while letting his
“special people” listen in on war planning.
Said blacks were intrinsically “lazy” and he only trusts
Jews to count his money
Ignored the emoluments clause. And again. And again.
And … so on.
Compared Nazis to people standing up to Nazis0

Just listen to these people and believe them.

Six in 10 people who approve of President Donald Trump (61%) say they can’t think of anything Trump could do that would make them disapprove of his job as President, according to a Monmouth University poll released this week.

Just understand that the things he does that infuriate everyone else, are the things they like.

Insulting immigrants, blacks, Muslims, people with college degrees, poor people, smart people, fat people, ugly people, people who used to be hot but had the bad taste to actually get older? They’ve always wanted to do that.

Coddling Nazis? Well … they always did have a Confederate flag somewhere in a box. Now they get to hang it up.

Fifty-three percent of all Republicans said there’s nothing, nothing, nothing that would get them to stop supporting Trump. Don’t even bother thinking up scenarios involving puppies and babies. And for goodness sake, don’t try to test that 5th Avenue thing.

Just believe it. They’ll support this Russia-loving, Nazi hugging, pussy-grabbing, thieving, petty, ugly son of a bitch. No matter what.

So stop asking. Or at least stop acting shocked when you get the same answer.

Oh, and I don’t know what this means, but thinking about it makes me a little queasy.

So who are the most hardcore groups of Trump backers? Women who approve of Trump are most likely to say they will never change their minds: 72% of female Trump approvers say they will never strip their support, vs. only 54% of male Trump approvers.

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