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Posted: Aug 19, 2017 - 9:48am

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4) The "other teams" are even weaker 

 
It's early days yet.  I think the Democrats will get their act together to do well in 2018 and 2020. It's not clear to me at all how Trump can recover support and turn things around, especially when he's busy destroying his relationships with Republicans in Congress and with big business. The primary reasons Trump is failing as President are his personality and modus operandi and those aren't going to change.

 
Neither party has a chapter in their playbook detailing an effective strategy for dealing with a pathological liar, reckless sociopath, and demagogue of Trump's magnitude.

Hasn't been a contingency requiring preparation...until now.


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Posted: Aug 18, 2017 - 9:05pm


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Posted: Aug 18, 2017 - 7:11pm

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i just saw this on a financial channel i frequent...

Rumors of Trump's demise are, once again, greatly exaggerated



 

Your link doesn't work—think you mean this: 

https://www.cnbc.com/2017/08/18/trump-can-rebound-politcally-and-probably-will—again-commentary.html

Novak's points seem lifted from the 2016 campaign. Trump is all about image over substance, true, but he has to accomplish things—perhaps not for his own popularity with his supporters, but for the GOP candidates who may get reamed in 2018 elections if they can't point to legislation. Novak seems convinced that Trump can change his polarizing, self-destructive ways and get things done but I see no evidence of that. 


Novak's points:

1) Trump wins when he loses—in other words, his base is energized by criticism of and opposition to Trump. 

True, but I don't think he's going to win anything with his current levels of support. Gallup pegs confidence in Trump at 35%. Another poll (Marist, I think) shows Republicans' confidence in Trump falling 6 points over the last month.  


2) The stock selloff fake out

Trump's voter base is hardly represented by Wall Street or major corporate interests.

 
I can't recall many if any pundits pointing to stock market movements as sign of eroding business/investor confidence in Trump. If they are, I would agree with Novak that those movements are likely a false and rather insignificant indicator. Right now, the political and financial worlds are divorced from each other. The NY Times recently ran an article summarizing attitudes on Wall Street as dismissive and inattentive of the chaos in DC. 

3) Poll position

In other words, just about every poll on President Trump is probably under counting his support.

 

Novak primarily leans on the idea that people polled about their opinions of Trump are withholding their true feelings of support due to concerns about the social acceptability of supporting Trump but IIRC pollsters dismissed that reluctance as a factor in explaining polls skewing away from Trump.  Trump's supporters aren't shy about supporting him, especially now that he's President. 

4) The "other teams" are even weaker 

 
It's early days yet.  I think the Democrats will get their act together to do well in 2018 and 2020. It's not clear to me at all how Trump can recover support and turn things around, especially when he's busy destroying his relationships with Republicans in Congress and with big business. The primary reasons Trump is failing as President are his personality and modus operandi and those aren't going to change. 




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Posted: Aug 18, 2017 - 2:42pm

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Soon wittle Donnie will be all alone.

 
Ivanka, Kushner, and Junior haven't said a word in days.  Perhaps they're already in the bunker....
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Posted: Aug 18, 2017 - 2:32pm

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Soon wittle Donnie will be all alone.

 
I fear that may be exactly what he wants...no else to make decisions except himself.
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Posted: Aug 18, 2017 - 2:24pm

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Carl Icahn quits as Trump's regulatory reform adviser

 
Soon wittle Donnie will be all alone.
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Posted: Aug 18, 2017 - 2:18pm

Carl Icahn quits as Trump's regulatory reform adviser
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Posted: Aug 18, 2017 - 2:17pm

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Did you see the first letter of each paragraph?

 
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Posted: Aug 18, 2017 - 1:46pm

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Did you see the first letter of each paragraph?

 
Dude, sharp catch there!
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Posted: Aug 18, 2017 - 1:41pm

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Did you see the first letter of each paragraph?
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Posted: Aug 18, 2017 - 1:18pm

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guess that leave Melania in charge.
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Posted: Aug 18, 2017 - 1:10pm

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Word from the White Power House is that Trump is furious with Bannon because he contradicted for not being on the page with him on North Korea.

Yeah, right.

More likely he's throwing Bannon under the bus before the whole country moves to throw Trump out of office for being a racist, incompetent, president.  "Look, I threw the racist out!  I'm the least racist person you know !  I'm cool, let's all be loyal to me each other! Can't we all just get along???"

Most of aren't as stupid as the racist that support you, Donnie John.
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Posted: Aug 18, 2017 - 11:27am

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Don't hold back now, B, tell us how you really feel.

 

On the subject of his ilk...heavens, don't even get me started...  {#Lol}


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Posted: Aug 18, 2017 - 11:21am

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There was no "resign" about it; he was fired by Kelly, although in his own way Bannon can be more successful (by his own definition) if he's not in the White House.  His fetters are off and he can spend all his time pandering to his mouth-breathing Breitbart followers. Who will eat up his hateful swill with a spoon.

 
Don't hold back now, B, tell us how you really feel.
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Posted: Aug 18, 2017 - 10:35am

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and now Bannon resigns.

 
There was no "resign" about it; he was fired by Kelly, although in his own way Bannon can be more successful (by his own definition) if he's not in the White House.  His fetters are off and he can spend all his time pandering to his mouth-breathing Breitbart followers. Who will eat up his hateful swill with a spoon.
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Posted: Aug 18, 2017 - 10:00am

 Proclivities wrote:

Jared Kushner has been conspicuously silent/absent of late; I imagine he would have an opinion about those groups.

 
and now Bannon resigns.
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Posted: Aug 18, 2017 - 9:59am

Trump Tells Aides He Has Decided to Remove Stephen Bannon
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