US Politics, February 2020. They want to kill your cows.

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In this fast-paced and exciting 'post-exonoration' edition of the US politics thread, we all get to die a little inside.

A is for (Aimless), Saturday, 1 February 2020 17:48 (seven months ago) link

first for the worst

otm into winter (rip van wanko), Saturday, 1 February 2020 17:49 (seven months ago) link

Good Mooooing!

Muswell Hillbilly Elegy (President Keyes), Saturday, 1 February 2020 19:08 (seven months ago) link

Presidential politics has murdered US politics. The Senate is now the president's rump. The House is located in a dying mini-mall.

A is for (Aimless), Sunday, 2 February 2020 18:52 (seven months ago) link

Can we not talk about the president's rump, please? I have plenty of nightmare fuel already.

Mario Meatwagon (Moodles), Sunday, 2 February 2020 18:53 (seven months ago) link

C'mon guys, all Moodles wants to do is zoomazoomzoomzoom

... that's Traore! (Neanderthal), Sunday, 2 February 2020 18:56 (seven months ago) link

you can't talk about trump without rump

otm into winter (rip van wanko), Sunday, 2 February 2020 19:10 (seven months ago) link

Nooooooooo!

Mario Meatwagon (Moodles), Sunday, 2 February 2020 19:22 (seven months ago) link

Mooooooooo!

reggie (qualmsley), Sunday, 2 February 2020 19:49 (seven months ago) link

Get out the whey

... that's Traore! (Neanderthal), Sunday, 2 February 2020 20:10 (seven months ago) link

The Democratic Party has finally begun to fight dirty like a real Resistance™ movement...against Bernie Sanders.

— Jeffrey St. Clair (@JSCCounterPunch) February 3, 2020

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Monday, 3 February 2020 13:14 (seven months ago) link

good morning to Bernie Sanders and to everyone who plans on voting for Bernie Sanders

— Brandy Jensen (@BrandyLJensen) February 3, 2020

xyzzzz__, Monday, 3 February 2020 13:35 (seven months ago) link

I just realized that the Democratic SOTU response is being broadcast from the high school three blocks from my house.

joygoat, Monday, 3 February 2020 13:57 (seven months ago) link

Is the mascot delivering it?

Muswell Hillbilly Elegy (President Keyes), Monday, 3 February 2020 14:38 (seven months ago) link

Herr Arschgeige's Super Bowl gaffe was mildly amusing, but the number of people who have emerged that thought the KC in both states is the same city are much more rewarding.

... that's Traore! (Neanderthal), Monday, 3 February 2020 17:24 (seven months ago) link

I never thought the leopards would eat my face

https://www.rawstory.com/2020/02/its-sickening-2016-trump-voter-turns-on-the-president-after-his-wife-gets-deported-to-mexico/

frogbs, Monday, 3 February 2020 18:42 (seven months ago) link

things only matter when they happen to me personally. never change, conservatives.

A-B-C. A-Always, B-Be, C-Chooglin (will), Monday, 3 February 2020 18:44 (seven months ago) link

I saw my first Trump campaign ad during the Super Bowl, with a weeping older black woman thanking Trump for releasing her from prison. He's a regular progressive hero!

akm, Monday, 3 February 2020 20:01 (seven months ago) link

i thought that commercial was v strong

Mordy, Monday, 3 February 2020 20:02 (seven months ago) link

alice marie johnson, that is. It is a good ad, just not for Trump. I wonder where AMJ actually stands on this election?

akm, Monday, 3 February 2020 20:03 (seven months ago) link

the number of people who have emerged that thought the KC in both states is the same city are much more rewarding.

They're not legally the same city, but they are physically, so it's a reasonable way for non-residents to think of 'em. It's cute and fun that two states share a city!

don't care didn't ask still clappin (sic), Monday, 3 February 2020 20:51 (seven months ago) link

I mean purely legally, in this case. though i'm aware they're both part of the same metropolitan area

... that's Traore! (Neanderthal), Monday, 3 February 2020 20:54 (seven months ago) link

They're not legally the same city, but they are physically

https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/81TGiXq4iRL.jpg

but also fuck you (unperson), Monday, 3 February 2020 21:53 (seven months ago) link

nothing like a good 'love child' blurb

mookieproof, Monday, 3 February 2020 23:05 (seven months ago) link

I've found they're never quite as good.

nickn, Monday, 3 February 2020 23:15 (seven months ago) link

lol nothing matters

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- President Donald Trump's job approval rating has risen to 49%, his highest in Gallup polling since he took office in 2017.

The new poll finds 50% of Americans disapproving of Trump, leaving just 1% expressing no opinion. The average percentage not having an opinion on Trump has been 5% throughout his presidency.

Trump's approval rating has risen because of higher ratings among both Republicans and independents. His 94% approval rating among Republicans is up six percentage points from early January and is three points higher than his previous best among his fellow partisans. The 42% approval rating among independents is up five points, and ties three other polls as his best among that group. Democratic approval is 7%, down slightly from 10%.

The 87-point gap between Republican and Democratic approval in the current poll is the largest Gallup has measured in any Gallup poll to date, surpassing the prior record, held by Trump and Barack Obama, by one point.

The Jan. 16-29 poll was conducted in the midst of the Senate impeachment trial that will likely result in the president's acquittal. The poll finds 52% of Americans in favor of acquitting Trump and 46% in favor of convicting and removing him from office.

In addition to possibly reflecting sentiment regarding his impeachment, Trump's increased approval rating may also result from other issues, including:

The recent military action in Iran. More Americans in the new poll approve (53%) than disapprove (45%) of the U.S. military action that resulted in the death of a leading Iranian military general. Iran retaliated but, despite fears of escalation, no further military action has been taken by either side.
Foreign trade. During the poll's field period, Trump also signed the United States-Mexico-Canada trade deal to replace the North American Free Trade Agreement.
The economy. Americans' confidence in the economy is higher than at any point in the past two decades. Similarly, national satisfaction is the highest in nearly 15 years.

Sixty-three percent of Americans now approve of the way Trump is handling the economy, up six points from the prior reading in November. It is the highest economic approval rating not only for Trump, but for any president since George W. Bush enjoyed stratospheric job approval ratings in the first few months after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.

Trump's ratings for handling foreign affairs (47%) and foreign trade (50%) are also his best to date.

Homegrown Georgia speedster Ladd McConkey (bizarro gazzara), Tuesday, 4 February 2020 15:00 (seven months ago) link

I guess Pelosi's political genius has peaked

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 4 February 2020 15:53 (seven months ago) link

the rest of the article goes on to say that the gop is more popular than it's been since 2005, it's very encouraging

Homegrown Georgia speedster Ladd McConkey (bizarro gazzara), Tuesday, 4 February 2020 15:57 (seven months ago) link

I maintain my belief that a disproportionate number of people just want to be dead and are willing to do whatever they can to hasten that without having to take any direct + immediate action toward that end.

Dr. Teeth and the Women (Old Lunch), Tuesday, 4 February 2020 16:04 (seven months ago) link

i still take 538's word for this, which shows his approval ticking upward but he's still around 43-44%

frogbs, Tuesday, 4 February 2020 16:28 (seven months ago) link

which fwiw is higher than he’s been since winter of 2017

Clay, Tuesday, 4 February 2020 16:45 (seven months ago) link

Yea, never overreact to one poll. Gallup also skews right, though 49% is much higher than he's been in a while.

Also Trump has had several temporary bumps that never last, much as his dips don't last

... that's Traore! (Neanderthal), Tuesday, 4 February 2020 17:45 (seven months ago) link

Also the poll ran from 1/16 - 1/29. Polls ran only last week by other pollsters look quite diff

... that's Traore! (Neanderthal), Tuesday, 4 February 2020 17:48 (seven months ago) link

I think the lesson here is that if he reins it in just a touch and tries flying under the radar just a little bit (as he seems to have done at least since the impeachment trial started, at least relative to his usual tack of cranking it to eleven), he doesn't tend to stoke quite as much fervent hatred among his constituents. Thankfully, Trump has never met a lesson that he didn't stubbornly flip off.

Dr. Teeth and the Women (Old Lunch), Tuesday, 4 February 2020 17:49 (seven months ago) link

Wait til he either debates or refuses to debate

... that's Traore! (Neanderthal), Tuesday, 4 February 2020 17:49 (seven months ago) link

I wish the fact that he's consistently his own worst enemy actually mattered. He could've come into office, put his head down, been an incurious bag of shit in relative privacy, and probably coasted to an easy second term. Instead, he spends four years being an amalgam of every intolerable human quality every single goddamn day and...isn't exactly a shut-out wrt reelection.

Dr. Teeth and the Women (Old Lunch), Tuesday, 4 February 2020 17:52 (seven months ago) link

It's pretty depressing having the few ppl I know who are ""independents"" say "yeah Trump is obv a dumb piece of shit...but my 401k has been doing well"

A True White Kid that can Jump (Granny Dainger), Tuesday, 4 February 2020 18:03 (seven months ago) link

Somebody kidnap all mutual fund managers for ten months

... that's Traore! (Neanderthal), Tuesday, 4 February 2020 18:08 (seven months ago) link

After much deliberation, I have decided that I will not use my presence at a state ceremony to normalize Trump’s lawless conduct & subversion of the Constitution.

None of this is normal, and I will not legitimize it.

Consequently, I will not be attending the State of the Union.

— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) February 4, 2020

Pete Swine Cave (Eliza D.), Tuesday, 4 February 2020 20:45 (seven months ago) link

good. she's awesome.

frogbs, Tuesday, 4 February 2020 20:46 (seven months ago) link

good decision. the right is going to lose their minds

But guess what? Nobody gives a toot!😂 (Karl Malone), Tuesday, 4 February 2020 20:47 (seven months ago) link

of course, the proper way to register opposition to the president is to attend and shout "YOU LIE!" in the middle of the proceedings

But guess what? Nobody gives a toot!😂 (Karl Malone), Tuesday, 4 February 2020 20:48 (seven months ago) link

aoc otm imo fwiw

Homegrown Georgia speedster Ladd McConkey (bizarro gazzara), Tuesday, 4 February 2020 20:49 (seven months ago) link

Massive booing through the whole speech would be pretty cool.

Mario Meatwagon (Moodles), Tuesday, 4 February 2020 20:49 (seven months ago) link

aoc fucking rules

american bradass (BradNelson), Tuesday, 4 February 2020 20:49 (seven months ago) link

I'm thrilled she's not going, but not in a million years would I click and read the replies to that tweet.

Pete Swine Cave (Eliza D.), Tuesday, 4 February 2020 20:50 (seven months ago) link

Wise decision

... that's Traore! (Neanderthal), Tuesday, 4 February 2020 20:51 (seven months ago) link

how many times will OG say "socialism" tonight?

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 4 February 2020 20:53 (seven months ago) link

there's got to be at least a 50% chance that he has an utter brain meltdown and let's the speech devolve into nothing but ad libbed inanity

Mario Meatwagon (Moodles), Tuesday, 4 February 2020 20:55 (seven months ago) link

The other scenario is that he monotones his way through it like he's being forced to stay on message

Mario Meatwagon (Moodles), Tuesday, 4 February 2020 20:57 (seven months ago) link

Heckuva job, Pencey

Boot edge edgelord (Ye Mad Puffin), Friday, 28 February 2020 01:39 (seven months ago) link

'starting to look really good' does he have some other stock market he looks at because the one everyone else looks at most assuredly did not look anything remotely close to 'really good' today

akm, Friday, 28 February 2020 03:39 (seven months ago) link

it's from three days ago (still idiotic ofc)

symsymsym, Friday, 28 February 2020 03:40 (seven months ago) link

here’s a current one, getting down to the serious issues


So, the Coronavirus, which started in China and spread to various countries throughout the world, but very slowly in the U.S. because President Trump closed our border, and ended flights, VERY EARLY, is now being blamed, by the Do Nothing Democrats, to be the fault of “Trump”.

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 28, 2020

Fantastic. Great move. Well done (sic), Friday, 28 February 2020 10:30 (seven months ago) link

does this guy ever stop whining?

Li'l Brexit (Tracer Hand), Friday, 28 February 2020 11:16 (seven months ago) link

“Trump”

an incoherent crustacean (MatthewK), Friday, 28 February 2020 11:17 (seven months ago) link

there’s a global pandemic and he’s worried about what democrats saying about him

Li'l Brexit (Tracer Hand), Friday, 28 February 2020 11:28 (seven months ago) link

Snowflake-in-Chief is a full-time job.

romanesque architect (pomenitul), Friday, 28 February 2020 11:37 (seven months ago) link

Such a fucking bitch ass

(•̪●) (carne asada), Friday, 28 February 2020 12:05 (seven months ago) link

Multi-day sleep deprivation - the key to wise governance and general lucidity.

Mulvaney says Trump didn't sleep on flight home from India, then didn't sleep at all during the day before his Coronavirus press conference.

— Annie Karni (@anniekarni) February 28, 2020

but also fuck you (unperson), Friday, 28 February 2020 15:20 (seven months ago) link

did anyone notice a difference though?

Muswell Hillbilly Elegy (President Keyes), Friday, 28 February 2020 15:25 (seven months ago) link

lol exactly how can you tell

Li'l Brexit (Tracer Hand), Friday, 28 February 2020 15:26 (seven months ago) link

haha this is the ideal situation for a germophobe to be president in, i hope he never sleeps again

j., Friday, 28 February 2020 15:27 (seven months ago) link

Someone put a Filet o Fish in his mouth.

TikTok to the (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Friday, 28 February 2020 15:31 (seven months ago) link

hard to imagine anyone more susceptible than these Dem candidates right now, several flights a day with all the crowds and handshaking (+ their generally advanced age)

wonder what kind of campaigning we're going to have in three or four months

otoh maybe this will put an end to Trump rallies

Suggest Banshee (Hadrian VIII), Friday, 28 February 2020 15:37 (seven months ago) link

lol this will absolutely not stop Trump rallies, half the people who attend those believe Coronavirus is a deep state plot to make the President look bad

frogbs, Friday, 28 February 2020 15:39 (seven months ago) link

maybe for the best, actually

anyway we're talking about a guy who runs screaming at the sight of blood and bathes in Purell, is *he* going to show up?

Suggest Banshee (Hadrian VIII), Friday, 28 February 2020 15:41 (seven months ago) link

half the people who attend those believe Coronavirus is a deep state plot to make the President look bad a Mexican beer

https://nypost.com/2020/02/27/americans-are-avoiding-corona-beer-amid-coronavirus-outbreak-survey-finds/

Muswell Hillbilly Elegy (President Keyes), Friday, 28 February 2020 15:51 (seven months ago) link

There was also some confusion as 16 percent of those surveyed said they were not sure whether the virus is related to Corona beer.

mh, Friday, 28 February 2020 15:54 (seven months ago) link

and 15% were POSITIVE it was related to corona beer

Its big ball chunky time (Jimmy The Mod Awaits The Return Of His Beloved), Friday, 28 February 2020 15:57 (seven months ago) link

this is like 2003 when no one would go to a Peter Sarsgaard movie

Muswell Hillbilly Elegy (President Keyes), Friday, 28 February 2020 15:58 (seven months ago) link

ah the New York Post

brimstead, Friday, 28 February 2020 16:00 (seven months ago) link

the drinking of Corona by South Florida tourists is a virus.

TikTok to the (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Friday, 28 February 2020 16:00 (seven months ago) link

The spread of the coronavirus couldn’t have come at a worse time for Constellation, which is spending $40 million to launch its new Corona-branded hard seltzer.

Part of the promotion includes a sponsored tweet that has sparked criticism for using the phrase “coming ashore soon.”

Muswell Hillbilly Elegy (President Keyes), Friday, 28 February 2020 16:02 (seven months ago) link

https://presswatchers.org/2020/02/big-media-is-covering-up-trumps-terrifying-incoherence-in-a-time-of-emergency/

I don’t think it’s inevitable. It probably will. It possibly will. It could be at a very small level or it could be at a larger level. Whatever happens, we’re totally prepared. We have the best people in the world. You see that from the study. We have the best prepared people, the best people in the world. Congress is willing to give us much more than we’re even asking for. That’s nice for a change. But we are totally ready, willing, and able to — it’s a term that we use, it’s “ready, willing, and able.” It’s going to be very well under control. Now, it may get bigger. It may get a little bigger. It may not get bigger at all. We’ll see what happens. But regardless of what happens, we’re totally prepared... View this the same as the flu. When somebody sneezes, I mean, I try and bail out as much as possible when there’s sneezing. I had a man come up to me a week ago, I hadn’t seen him in a long time, and I said, “How you doing?” He said, “Fine, fine,” he hugged me, kissed me. I said, “Are you well?” He says “No.” He said, “I have the worst fever and the worst flu.” And he’s hugging and kissing me. So I said, excuse me, I went out and started washing my hands. So you have to do that.

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Friday, 28 February 2020 16:24 (seven months ago) link

and I said, “How you doing?” He said, “Fine, fine, sir” he hugged me, kissed me.

fixed

A is for (Aimless), Friday, 28 February 2020 16:32 (seven months ago) link

I try and bail out

j., Friday, 28 February 2020 16:32 (seven months ago) link

What happens is, these 10 Marines from the back of the room… they come running forward, they grab him, they put the blood all over the place—it’s all over their uniforms—they’re taking it, they’re swiping it

Muswell Hillbilly Elegy (President Keyes), Friday, 28 February 2020 16:40 (seven months ago) link

Mike Huckabee says Trump "could personally sick the virus out of every one of the 60,000 people in the world, suck it out of their lungs, swim to the bottom of the ocean and spit it out, and he would be accused of pollution for messing up the ocean." pic.twitter.com/X7xbC5ebDz

— Brian Stelter (@brianstelter) February 28, 2020

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Friday, 28 February 2020 16:56 (seven months ago) link

now we know who was hugging and kissing Trump

totally unnecessary bewbz of exploitation (DJP), Friday, 28 February 2020 16:58 (seven months ago) link

someone tell Trump the bottom of the Pacific Ocean smells like coronavirus vaccine

avellano medio inglés (f. hazel), Friday, 28 February 2020 16:58 (seven months ago) link

someone tell Trump the bottom of the ocean is made out of well-done steak

totally unnecessary bewbz of exploitation (DJP), Friday, 28 February 2020 17:02 (seven months ago) link

Put ketchup bottles down there too

sorry for butt rockin (Neanderthal), Friday, 28 February 2020 17:04 (seven months ago) link

The real world version of the Joker, like the dude in the high-security psychiatric hospital who fancies himself a stand-up comic but actually just sounds fucking batshit all the time, that's Huckabee. What a lugnut.

Expart of Languidge (Old Lunch), Friday, 28 February 2020 17:19 (seven months ago) link

Also let's just say it in case it needs to be vocalized: yes, Donald Trump, as the POTUS the fucking buck stops with you, you sniveling little bitch.

Expart of Languidge (Old Lunch), Friday, 28 February 2020 17:21 (seven months ago) link

it's a public responsibility this guy's in office. "the market" always crashes when republicans have the white house. how can enough people keep pretending not to notice that?

reggie (qualmsley), Friday, 28 February 2020 17:24 (seven months ago) link

I see that you wrote a post, and I understand what you're saying and nod my head vigorously in agreement while I'm reading it, but once I've reached the end I forget what I've just read and start chanting 'Trump! Trump! Trump!' It's weird!

Expart of Languidge (Old Lunch), Friday, 28 February 2020 17:32 (seven months ago) link

life is weird

reggie (qualmsley), Friday, 28 February 2020 17:37 (seven months ago) link

Jesus loves the little children
Just not yours
Fuck their feelings

sorry for butt rockin (Neanderthal), Friday, 28 February 2020 17:38 (seven months ago) link

Good news, everyone!

WaPo: Trump officials discuss tax cuts, other emergency measures in hopes of tackling coronavirus fallout

Fantastic. Great move. Well done (sic), Friday, 28 February 2020 21:52 (seven months ago) link

Trickle down vaccines

Muswell Hillbilly Elegy (President Keyes), Friday, 28 February 2020 22:19 (seven months ago) link

Maybe next time don’t vote for Iran sanctions, the “humanitarian” exemption was always bullshit as any anti-war activist could have told you. Sanctions are designed to kill and here, again, this is what they’ve done. https://t.co/kqTSGbLZqd

— Adam H. Johnson (@adamjohnsonNYC) February 28, 2020

brooklyn suicide cult (Dr Morbius), Friday, 28 February 2020 23:04 (seven months ago) link

oooh burn

TikTok to the (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Friday, 28 February 2020 23:31 (seven months ago) link

Anti-war activists often consulted before votes in the Senate

Muswell Hillbilly Elegy (President Keyes), Saturday, 29 February 2020 03:15 (seven months ago) link

they will be when we perfect this thing

brooklyn suicide cult (Dr Morbius), Saturday, 29 February 2020 06:49 (seven months ago) link

Anti-war activists often consulted before votes in the Senate

... maybe that's the problem?

Greta Van Show Feets BB (milo z), Saturday, 29 February 2020 07:00 (seven months ago) link

WATCH: President Trump encourages South Carolina Republicans to vote for a Democratic presidential candidate in tomorrow's open primary.

He takes a poll: "Who the hell is easier to beat? Crazy Bernie or Sleepy Joe?" The crowd cheers.

"I don't know. I think Crazy Bernie has it." pic.twitter.com/hC1dD5IwRt

— Nicole Sganga (@NicoleSganga) February 29, 2020

brooklyn suicide cult (Dr Morbius), Saturday, 29 February 2020 14:46 (seven months ago) link

Trump trying to bring the conversation back to himself as usual

honky wonk badonkadonk (crüt), Saturday, 29 February 2020 14:54 (seven months ago) link


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