Leftist Seem Pretty Upset That Trump’s Approval Ratings Are Surging Despite Him “Being Awful”

Uber-leftist magazine The Week’s Damon Linker thinks he has the answer. Or is just whining. In fact, I can see him looking like this

with the waving arms and yelling at the computer (or maybe unhinged Haley Stevens)

Trump has never been worse — but his approval is surging. Why?

My estimation of President Trump has never been lower than it is right now. And his approval rating has never been higher.

That disjunct has become familiar to lots of liberal-leaning journalists, intellectuals, and academics over the past three years. Though this hasn’t kept plenty of them from trying to deny or explain it away. Unwaveringly convinced that the president and his party are inept, corrupt, ignorant, and brutally callous, they have written and published article after article under headlines like, “This is the end of the Trump presidency.”

We saw this when Trump fired FBI Director James Comey. It happened again in the months surrounding the midterm elections, when Republicans took a big hit in Congress and lost control of the House. The headlines reappeared repeatedly before and during Trump’s impeachment trial and subsequent acquittal. And we’ve seen it in the midst of a global pandemic, the seriousness of which the president at first dismissed, then grudgingly conceded, and now seems eager to deny once again, this time in the name of “restarting the economy.”

Over and over again, those who report on and analyze politics at close range have documented the president’s lies, exposed his schemes to enrich himself, taken note of his errors and their consequences, and highlighted his incompetence and cruelty — and at every step of the way they have assumed this would make a political difference. But it hasn’t.

This all applies to The Week. Linker trots out a few Reasons

Maybe most of what has been written about the president and his party in the mainstream media is true — and yet it won’t mean that this produces “the end of the Trump presidency” at all. Maybe enough Americans in enough states just don’t care. Or maybe enough of them do care but in an affirmative way. They like politics conducted like pro-wrestling. They smile at the vulgarity. They approve of a president who acts and thinks like a mob boss and prefer a politics of clientalistic corruption to an administrative state of well-trained experts and bureaucrats who aspire to scrupulous competence and ideological neutrality (while sometimes falling short of achieving it). Maybe instead of responding to evidence that Trump is a clownish demagogue, they respond by saying, “Good, and thanks for noticing.”

Maybe they like these things because they’re Republicans and Republicans benefit from the Republican president ruthlessly pursuing policies that Republicans want. (Every faction of the GOP has enjoyed victories and gains during the Trump administration.) Maybe they also like these things because they follow politics for the entertainment and the Trump presidency is fun. He spews rhetorical sulfuric acid at their political and cultural enemies, and he does it with relish and humor. And the victims of his vitriol typically respond by flying off into an indignant, self-important, and self-defeating rage. What could be politically sweeter than that?

Now let me be clear: This is bad. Very bad. It means that a large and politically potent segment of the American public is both actively contemptuous of expertise, specialized knowledge, and the effort to combat political corruption when it benefits them, and beyond the reach of being persuaded otherwise.

It will of course be even worse if they happen to get their president re-elected.

See? Reasons! And there are plenty more. And these Modern Socialist TDS infused folks just don’t get it, and never will.

But really, what’s the alternative when contemplating the future of the center-left in a country that re-elects Donald Trump to the presidency? Continuing to jump up and down, pointing at the president while screaming, “Look at how bad he is!,” while nearly half the country rolls its eyes and turns its backs in indifference?

Aww, you’ll be OK, tater. Well, probably not. Y’all are wack crazy.

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31 Responses to “Leftist Seem Pretty Upset That Trump’s Approval Ratings Are Surging Despite Him “Being Awful””

  1. KlemDadidlehopper says:

    The Democratic Governor of Michigan tweeted.

    The Twitter message followed Whitmer’s accusations Friday that medical-supply vendors were being told “not to send stuff here to Michigan” – and her insinuation that the alleged orders were coming from the Trump Administration.

    I find this very hard to believe that Trump would tell people not to send Michigan stuff. HE NEEDS MICHIGAN TO WIN IN NOVEMBER.

    However Responses like this prove how awful he is as a person.

    “I love Michigan, one of the reasons we are doing such a GREAT job for them during this horrible Pandemic,” the president wrote. “Yet your Governor, Gretchen “Half” Whitmer is way in over her head, she doesn’t have a clue. Likes blaming everyone for her own ineptitude!

    Trump said and I am not quoting him as I dont remember the exact quote but he said. I am a mean person but I am working for YOU. He was described by CNBC as a junk yard dog that no one likes but that everyone depends on to keep the junk yard safe.

    There is no way Trump told anyone to not send stuff to Michigan. I totally agree this is the governor using Trump as a punching bag in a generally democratic state because the left is terrified at Trumps continual rise in the polls over this Virus.

    Its why Elwood and John are flailing away at Trump here. But I dig Trump. I am an A-hole too. I don’t pull no punches and if you wanna dance, step up pay the band and lets go. Half Whitmer just learned that.

    • Elwood P. Dowd says:

      But I dig Trump. I am an A-hole too. I don’t pull no punches and if you wanna dance, step up, pay the band and let’s go.

      I suspect you speak eloquently for most Trump supporters, proud A-holes who don’t pull no punches and respect a president who don’t pull no punches, either. Ready to fight them pussy libs who don’t not know how not to pull no punches!

      Time and again, what most Trump supporters like is that Trump is a bully and an A-hole. Others see the actions from Trump that prompt that admiration as immature and a sign of insecurity. I say to tomato, you say ketchup.

      It’s clear that Trump supporters have pent up shit-kicking simmering and are just waiting for the shitkicker-in-chief to ‘release the hounds’ on those liberal fag Dem commies who want to turn America into a diverse PussyLand! “20 genders, white girls with Black men, ‘men’ in dresses, unisex bathrooms, a country headed for a disaster of biblical proportions, real wrath-of-God type stuff, Fire and brimstone coming down from the skies. Rivers and seas boiling. Forty years of darkness. Earthquakes, volcanoes… The dead rising from the grave. Human sacrifice, dogs and cats living together – mass hysteria.”

      And only you and Trump can stop it. And you have all the firepower! It’s time to lock and load, men. Lock and load.

      • KlemDadidlehopper says:

        Your a bully and an A-hole Elwood. The difference is I understand where I am coming from and your just a saul alinsky disciple who instigates. You remind me of that guy in a bar who gets everyone fighting then slips out the back door laughing his ass off and doesnt see anything wrong with what he just did.

        It is also clear that at this very moment your comment directed at me is intended to rile me up and get me angry. The problem is you are that guy. You are a weasel. Not worth my time. Nothing you say I agree with. Nothing you think matters to me. Nothing you do is of consequence.

        You don’t exist Elwood. Only in your own mind. Get over yourself. I have, I am at peace with a president who doesnt use diplomacy and kiss peoples ass to get a few likes on twitter. I know you have your feelings on your sleeve but you spent too much time in college being brain washed by communist professors making you a snowflake coward.

        • Elwood P. Dowd says:

          I support people like you more than you support yourself. I’m in favor of universal healthcare, upgraded unemployment benefits, trade/labor/regulatory/education/tax/patent policies to give more personal and economic power to the working classes.

          Trump’s antics may give you personal satisfaction as he goes after those lib/fag/DemComs/eggheads whom you think look down their noses at working class Americans, the backbone of the nation.

          But it’s a transient satisfaction with little positive impact on your life. Trump is using you. He’s part of the plutocrat class abusing the system to help himself and those like him, but not you. He’s a sugar high for the masses.

          • formwiz says:

            I normally don’t intervene in these little spats between Jeffery and one of his sock puppets (Clem is just the bear suit masquerading as San Fernando Red (if you remember the character, it’s exactly what’s going on)), but this one is too good to keep.

            Read how Kung Flu is killing the case for socialized medicine and then there’s the fact the Reds are trying to cover up the fact cases are still rising while all those “advanced” nations are telling their old people to go home and die.

            And then there’s the issue of the Demos fearing the cure, which is why Jeffery is all nit-picky over what Trump doesn’t say.

          • Elwood P. Dowd says:

            The Sibley Good character (one of Teach’s many personalities) ignores that Germany and S. Korea both have universal medical insurance and both have better survival rates than the US. Senator Sanders does not advocate for a UK type NHS system, but advocates Medicare insurance for all, similar to Germany and S. Korea. So Sibley Good/Kye/formwiz lies.

            New York state is currently using hydroxychloroquine and remdesivir in large studies to see if they work against SARS-CoV-2*. Sibley Good/Kye/formwiz lies (borrowed from that dumbass, Don Surber) that Democrats fear this treatment, yet it’s a blue state doing the testing!

            Just a month ago, Agent Orange told a Klan rally that the virus was a Democratic hoax. Today over a 100,000 Americans have the disease.

            *aka TRUMP-CoV, DJT-CoV, HOAX-CoV

  2. alanstorm says:

    “And the victims of his vitriol typically respond by flying off into an indignant, self-important, and self-defeating rage.”

    That’s where the writer comes within a hair of finding a clue, but fails.

  3. Jl says:

    Drama Queen Alert- “he spews rhetorical sulfuric acid at his enemies..”. Translated: he fights back when he feels the media erroneously reports on the events of the day. There’s that damn free speech thing again….

    • Elwood P. Dowd says:

      Trump can make any ignorant statement, spew rhetorical sulfuric acid, talk about grabbing women by their pussies, call Americans traitors, call US POWs like McCain not a heroes, claim Obama was a foreigner, etc all he wants. Trump says whatever enters his demented mind, having little filter. It’s what human pigs do. And you love it!

      Most cons used to use the term ‘nigger’ in everyday speech, now they reserve it for private conversations amongst cons.

      Just because it’s legal doesn’t make it right.

      • formwiz says:

        Trump can make any ignorant statement, spew rhetorical sulfuric acid, talk about grabbing women by their pussies, call Americans traitors, call US POWs like McCain not a heroes, claim Obama was a foreigner, etc all he wants. Trump says whatever enters his demented mind, having little filter. It’s what human pigs do. And you love it!

        Well,the rest of the guys in the Hanoi Hilton called St John of Hanoi Songbird for a reason and Zippy’s birth cert was a forgery.

        Most cons used to use the term ‘nigger’ in everyday speech, now they reserve it for private conversations amongst cons.

        We do? Is this like that Eddie Murphy skit on SNL where he disguises himself as white?

        If we only do it amongst ourselves, how would you know?

        And the only people who say nigger are black people.

        Just because it’s legal doesn’t make it right.

        Just like abortion, huh?

      • alanstorm says:

        “Trump says whatever enters his demented mind, having little filter. It’s what human pigs do.”

        You do the same – are you therefore a human pig as well?

  4. Liljeffyatemypuppy says:

    It has been a very long time since Americans last saw such a clear distinction between the considerable leadership qualities of their president, and the shameless political maneuverings of an opposition party constantly lusting for power. 

    https://www.frontpagemag.com/fpm/2020/03/americas-superb-unappreciated-president-john-perazzo/

    Lolgf https://www.thepiratescove.us/wp-content/plugins/wp-monalisa/icons/wpml_cool.gif

  5. John says:

    Leftists seem pretty happy that Trump went all in for SOCIALIST BIG GOVERNMENT
    With plenty free cash money being given out
    And to hell with a balanced budget
    TRUMP IS KING OF DEBT

    • formwiz says:

      Well, we’ve proven that the markets were purposely shorted and that the bug was of Red Chinese origin, so the Feds felt they had to do something.

      But you’re the one who bleeds about the “working classes”, so no one should be happier than you, but this makes Trump the hero while all those Democrat governors act like gauleiters.

      And to hell with a balanced budget

      Bet you never said that when Willie and Zippy were in.

      • Elwood P. Dowd says:

        Kye,

        President Clinton was the only president in the past 50 years to have any year without a deficit. That includes the years of Nixon, Ford, Reagan, the Bushes and Trump, Rs all.

        proven… You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.

        The Feds’ (including the Fed) had nothing to do with origin of the virus or that some shorted stocks.

        • formwiz says:

          Lie. Show us the year he had a balanced budget.

          You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.

          You certainly don’t. You keep saying scientific theories aren’t proven.

          Yet they are.

          The Feds’ (including the Fed) had nothing to do with origin of the virus or that some shorted stocks.

          Straw man. No apostrophe on Feds.

          Plural, not plural possessive.

        • Kye says:

          Elwood, you are replying to formwiz but started with “Kye”. Am I always on your mind?

          “President Clinton was the only president in the past 50 years to have any year without a deficit.”

          You are absolutely correct and you can thank Newt Gingrich and the Republican led Congress for it too!!!!! They kept Clinton and his rapin’, lyin’, spendin’ ass in check. Too bad the leftists took over again and ran us down the rabbit hole. Remember also, the President does not make the budget, Congress does. He either signs it or not. Period.

          Trump 2020 Now that he’s actin’ like a liberal Elwood should endorse him. Spend…spend…spend.

          • Elwood P. Dowd says:

            formwiz/Kye,

            We’re not fooled.

            It’s clear that whoever you are, you are using two names, formwiz and Kye.

            The Kye character types something stupid, it gets refuted, and immediately the formwiz character appears to try to refute the refutation, but just as stupidly as the Kye character.

            Teach may even be rewarding you as he does the Dana and gitarcarver characters.

          • Elwood P. Dowd says:

            formwiz/Kye/whomever,

            Your Kye character just called your formwiz character a fukin’ liar! Talk about multiple personalities!

            Your Kye character just asserted that there was a balanced budget during the Clinton term, but lied that it was all Newt Gingrich’s doing.

            Your kye character further concedes that trump… spends, spends, spends.

        • alanstorm says:

          “Clinton was the only president in the past 50 years to have any year without a deficit.”

          No, child, that was merely a projected surplus…which never actually materialized.

  6. formwiz says:

    Kye and I have different writing styles.

    You OTOH are so obvious it’s painful.

  7. formwiz says:

    Your Kye character just called your formwiz character a fukin’ liar! Talk about multiple personalities!

    Your Kye character just asserted that there was a balanced budget during the Clinton term, but lied that it was all Newt Gingrich’s doing.

    Your kye character further concedes that trump… spends, spends, spends.

    If you check the record, rather than the propaganda, you’ll find there were only balanced budgets in the out years.

    And Kye conceded nothing of the sort. He was being sarcastic, as he always is in his tags.

    And when did you ever castigate Zippy for spends, spends, spends?

    Never, right?

  8. Kye says:

    Here’s a snippet of reality for ya Elwood. I just picked it up from The Buffalo News. Who does this sound like?
    “Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center has terminated a top executive for Facebook posts that bashed President Trump’s response to the Covid-19 outbreak.

    “Laura Krolczyk, Roswell Park’s vice president for external affairs, was initially placed on administrative leave from her position but was fired following the conclusion of an investigation into her remarks, spokeswoman Annie Deck-Miller confirmed Saturday.

    Hauptman Woodward Medical Research Institute has placed Lisa LaTrovato, its director of development, on leave for her comments in the Facebook exchange with Krolczyk, the institute told The Buffalo News.

    The institutions acted after the exchange between the two drew criticism once Republican operative Michael Caputo shared it widely through his Twitter account on Friday.

    Both Krolczyk and LaTrovato worked for Democratic elected officials before moving into their positions at the medical and research organizations: Krolczyk for Hillary Clinton and Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand and LaTrovato for Louise Slaughter.

    The exchange – according to screen grabs posted by Caputo – began when Krolczyk posted a link to an article by the Hill news site about the Trump administration’s reluctance to pay $1 billion to General Motors and Ventec for ventilator production.

    Krolczyk shared the article with a comment: “Vote Trump.”

    LaTrovato responded: “But will waste more than that on a wall and space force.”

    Krolczyk replied: “Trump supporters need to pledge to give up their ventilators for someone else … and not go to the hospital.”

    LaTrovato responded: “I think they should be the only ones in packed churches on Sunday.”

    Krolczyk then said: “They should barricade themselves in there and ride this out.”

    LaTrovato replied: “Yup.”

    Later, another Facebook user wrote: “Wow, just wow, so your saying we decide who lives and dies based on political views? Great plan (thumbs up emoji).”

    Krolczyk responsed: “That’s literally what he’s saying. Take your ‘wow’ and comprehend what your hero is saying. Your hero is saying YOU don’t need a ventilator. So don’t take one.”

    Krolczyk added: “Also don’t cash your stimulus check. It’s all a hoax. Chew some ibuprofen and be on with your day.”

    Caputo shared the exchanges and urged his 37,000 Twitter followers to raise their concerns directly with the two institutions.

    “Is it your public health policy to assure Trump voters are infected with COVID?” Caputo asked of the two organizations.”

    So hows that good ole leftist humor?

    • Elwood P. Dowd says:

      wizkye, is your point that private businesses can fire people who they feel reflect poorly on the organization? Or are organizations becoming cautious about criticizing the president since he determines whether an org lives or dies?

      So Trump/Russia/Roger Stone operative Michael Caputo trolls social media for the Trump Campaign looking for anodyne but anti-trump commenters and gets them fired by enlisting a cadre of trump Brownshirts to flood their employers with criticism? Is that about it?

      Dear Leader is tightening his grip. People better watch what they say about him.

      Do you think it’s a good plan to get the Dem/Com/libs to STFU?

    • Elwood P. Dowd says:

      wizkye,

      Big Brother is watching you!

      https://buffalonews.com/2020/03/28/roswell-park-vp-placed-on-leave-for-anti-trump-facebook-posts/

      How much do you know about Republican ‘operative’ and all-around ratfukker, Michael Caputo?

      Trump campaign advisor and Manafort supporter. Worked for convicted sleazebag Ollie North diverting funds to Nicaragua. Mentored by THE Roger Stone and was his personal driver. Worked in Russia, Russia, Russia from 1994 to 2000 for Boris Yeltsin, then Vladimir Putin, employed there by Gazprom, a Russian gas company. Moved to Europe in 2007 to help in the Ukrainian parliamentary election.

      Seems Caputo’s career is littered with influencers in prison, on their way to prison, who the ACLU (ironically) kept out of prison, were Vladimir Putin or Ukrainian.

      Two women were fired for criticizing Big Brother.

      You’re right, wizkye, that should be chilling.

      Big Brother is always watching you!

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