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    Trumps Tweets have largely let everyone know he's insane.
    He thinks it's the bat phone to his minions but his minions don't read tweets.
    He blames the press for repeating his words. Lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by OldGaffer View Post
    The economy was already doing well under Obama, Trump has done nothing to improve it, neither has the Republican Congress. Instead, he has alienated everyone except his #trumpcultists with his lies and obnoxious behavior. His agenda of tax cuts for billionaires and gutting healthcare for the poor is not making him any new friends...
    I'll concede Trump has probably inspired the stock market. Heartless investors love being in the chicken coop.
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    And I'll concede that that's very good for my aging boomer portfolio.

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    If he could get a personality transplant and and pass single payer, I'd be okay.
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    Trump's low approval ratings are largely a creation of the same bobbleheads who tried to push-poll Hillary into a landslide victory, which backfired.. spectacularly... and their corrupt media's pre-planned and orchestrated non-stop attacks. Which also backfired. spectacularly.

    The problem, as webby sees it, is leftists don't understand the country or the people they aspire to l̶e̶a̶d̶ rule, so they invent and push narratives as if they're fact.
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    Quote Originally Posted by webrockk View Post
    Trumps low approval ratings are largely a creation of the same bobbleheads who tried to push-poll Hillary into a landslide victory, which backfired.. spectacularly... and their corrupt media's pre-planned and orchestrated non-stop attacks. Which also backfired. spectacularly.

    The problem, as webby sees it, is leftists don't understand the country or the people they aspire to l̶e̶a̶d̶ rule, so they invent and push narratives as if they're fact.
    #trumpcultist in waiting.
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    Quote Originally Posted by aboutenough View Post
    It's hard to be as unpopular as President Donald Trump when the economy is going so well.Low unemployment, high consumer confidence, and a booming stock market typically boost presidential ratings. History shows that it takes a factor like an unpopular war to drag them down.


    Trump is defying those trends.
    Low unemployment, high consumer confidence, and a booming stock market typically boost presidential ratings. History shows that it takes a factor like an unpopular war to drag them down.

    Unemployment is 4.3%, matching a 16-year low. More than one million jobs have been created during Trump's tenure. The stock market has soared to record levels since his election.
    But Trump's approval rating stands at 36%, according to the latest reading from Gallup. A poll from Quinnipiac University put his approval rating at only 33%.
    "Imagine Trump's approval rating if we dip into recession, even if it's not his fault," said presidential historian Douglas Brinkley. "He'd be operating at 25%."
    Brinkley, a CNN presidential historian, said the strong economy is "a great talking point" for Trump. "It does buy a besieged president breathing room."
    Related: The CNNMoney Trump Jobs Tracker
    For sure, past presidents have suffered through lower approval ratings -- but typically when the economy was in trouble.
    Jimmy Carter's approval rating fell to 29% in 1979, the year before he ran for reelection. But unemployment was significantly higher, and climbing, as the economy was about to fall into recession. To make matters worse, the unemployment rate was coupled with high inflation. Economists combined the two readings to come up with the "misery index." That's not a term any president wants people talking about during their time in office.
    George W. Bush's approval rating fell to 25% in the wake of the meltdown in financial markets in fall 2008. His approval rating first fell below 40% in late 2005, as criticism mounted over the war in Iraq and his handling of Hurricane Katrina. The unemployment rate was 4.9% in December 2005.
    Lyndon Johnson's approval rating fell below 40% in 1968 as protests mounted against the Vietnam War. Harry Truman's popularity was hurt by public discontent over the Korean War.
    Trump's biggest problem right now is likely the continuing investigation into possible ties between his campaign and Russia, according to Brinkley. http://money.cnn.com/2017/08/04/news/economy/trump-economy-approval-rating/index.html

    Trumps approval rating is lagging because the Democrats are still mad about him winning and they are desperate to find a problem with Russia. When they don't find a problem and the economy is still booming they will look like fools all the more and insure Trump and the GOP stays in power for a very long 8 years. Do you think the polls are right despite the booming economy ?
    When you argue Trump deserves credit for a booming stock market, isn't it necessary to explain who's buying all the stock and why they are making those purchases?

    If the following is accurate, it would seem Trump's booming stock market is primarily making rich people, like himself, even richer at the expense of the productive economy?

    Trump is Turning Against the White Working Class that Elected Him

    " The question is, who is buying these stocks?

    "It's not individuals.

    "It's not even pension funds.

    "It's not the private sector.

    "Almost all the stock purchases are bought back by corporations in share buybacks.

    "In other words, companies are buying back their own stocks in order to push up the price because that's how executives are paid. They're not paid by increasing output or even increasing profits. They're paid by how much they can push up the stock price, and there are two ways of doing this easily. One is to use earnings simply for share buybacks, buy your own stock and push it up, or you simply pay out the earnings in dividends."

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    Quote Originally Posted by webrockk View Post
    Trumps low approval ratings are largely a creation of the same bobbleheads who tried to push-poll Hillary into a landslide victory, which backfired.. spectacularly... and their corrupt media's pre-planned and orchestrated non-stop attacks. Which also backfired. spectacularly.

    The problem, as webby sees it, is leftists don't understand the country or the people they aspire to l̶e̶a̶d̶ rule, so they invent and push narratives as if they're fact.
    The problem is webby doesn't get out enough.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OldGaffer View Post
    #trumpcultist in waiting.
    This narrative isn't helping your party regain power. You need to come up with an alternative...one who rejects the politics that have gotten the left in trouble with the electorate. what's funny, and the best part, is you don't even know why the left is in trouble with the electorate.

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