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Trump destroys Obama on satisfaction of race relations, quality of life, and state of economy

Gallup Reports Americans’ Satisfaction with Race Relations Has Increased 14 Percent Since Trump’s Inauguration

A new Gallup poll released Monday found that Americans have become considerably more optimistic about the state of race relations since Trump took office, with a 14-point increase over just three years.

Satisfaction on “the state of race relations” in the country rose from a mere 22 percent in January 2017, just before Trump took office, to 36 percent in January 2020, just weeks before Trump’s State of the Union address.

Respondents’ satisfaction with “the position of blacks and other racial minorities in the nation” also rose nine points over three years to 46 percent in 2020, as part of a larger trend which showed that Americans overall satisfaction with the direction of the country was at its highest point since 2005.

Eighty-four percent of respondents reported satisfaction with their overall quality of life, a four-point increase from 2017, and public opinion on the state of the nation’s economy has risen 22 points to 68 percent satisfaction under the Trump administration.

Fewer Than Half of Democrats Think Trump Can Be Beat in 2020, New Poll Finds

(Bloomberg) -- Less than half of Democrats are confident their party’s candidate will win the presidency this year, a stark contrast to Republicans who were overwhelmingly positive about President Donald Trump’s chances, a national survey released Thursday found.

Only 44 percent of Democratic voters told Pew Research they expect victory while a staggering 80 percent of Republicans say Trump will either probably or definitely win. That said, nearly half of those surveyed said they would probably or definitely vote for a Democrat in November while 38% said they will probably or definitely vote for Trump.

The different outlooks may reflect the still-unsettled state of the Democratic race. Former Vice President Joe Biden had the support of 26% of Democratic and Democratic- leaning registered voters, but Bernie Sanders was close behind at 21%, Elizabeth Warren had 16%, Pete Buttigieg 7%, Michael Bloomberg 5%, Andrew Yang with 3% and Amy Klobuchar with 2%. Trump, by contrast, does not have a significant challeger. Bloomberg is the founder and majority owner of Bloomberg LP, the parent company of Bloomberg News.

Democrats remain divided by demographics. Biden has the majority of African American support at 36%, while white voters were more evenly split among the top three. Both Buttigieg and Klobuchar had 0% support among black voters. Biden is also the clear front-runner among Democrats over 50, whereas Sanders has the bulk of support among voters between 18-49. Sanders also leads among Hispanic voters.

Bernie Cant Win (Trump can though)

But Sanders is a Marxist of the old school of dialectical materialism, from the land that time forgot. Class relations are foundational; everything else is epiphenomenal. Sanders may have outgrown the revolutionary socialism of his youth. He seems to think in terms of ameliorating bourgeois hegemony rather than overthrowing it. He is not necessarily hostile to transgender claims. He has co-sponsored the current version of the Equality Act, which includes transgender people in the classes to be provided equal public accommodation and to be protected from job discrimination. But Sanders certainly does seem to think that such concerns are secondary. Compare and contrast the answers that he and Elizabeth Warren gave at the December 19 Democratic debate in Los Angeles.

Bernie Sanders is a fragile candidate. He has never fought a race in which he had to face serious personal scrutiny. None of his Democratic rivals is subjecting him to such scrutiny in 2020. Hillary Clinton refrained from scrutinizing Sanders in 2016. It did not happen, either, in his many races in Vermont. A Politico profile in 2015 by Michael Kruse argued that Sanders had benefited from “an unwritten compact between Sanders, his supporters, and local reporters who have steered clear” of writing about Sanders’s personal history “rather than risk lectures about the twisted priorities of the press.”

Read: The vote that Bernie Sanders keeps talking about

The Trump campaign will not steer clear. It will hit him with everything it’s got. It will depict him as a Communist in the grip of twisted sexual fantasies, a useless career politician who oversaw a culture of sexual harassment in his 2016 campaign. Through 2019, Donald Trump and his proxies hailed Sanders as a true voice of the people, thwarted by the evil machinations of the Hillary Clinton machine. They will not pause for a minute before pivoting in 2020 to attack him as a seething stew of toxic masculinity whose vicious online followers martyred the Democratic Party’s first female presidential nominee.

“Nobody likes him, nobody wants to work with him, he got nothing done. He was a career politician. It’s all just baloney, and I feel so bad that people got sucked into it,” Hillary Clinton says in a forthcoming documentary. She stood by those words in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter last week. At the Sundance Film Festival in Utah this past weekend, Clinton told Jeffrey Goldberg, The Atlantic’s editor in chief, that Sanders—alone among the Democratic aspirants in 2020—had refused to meet with her. If Sanders wins the Democratic nomination, you will hear Clinton’s negative assessment of him repeated so often by pro-Trump talkers that you will almost think Clinton is Trump’s running mate.

Trump draws huge crowds days before NJ rally

Thousands of people have gathered in New Jersey ahead of President Trump’s “Keep America Great” rally Tuesday night.

The crowds offer a strong show of support for the commander-in-chief in a historically blue state amid the impeachment trial in the Senate putting his presidency in jeopardy.

Hundreds of Trump supporters have been camped outside the Wildwood Convention Center since as early as 2 p.m. Sunday to see the president’s first rally in the Garden State since taking office. The number skyrocketed into the thousands by Tuesday morning.

Over the weekend, Rep. Jeff Van Drew (R-NJ), who represents the district and will appear with Trump at the rally, claimed that 100,000 ticket requests had been submitted for the event.

Hate to say it folks but it looks like Lefty has been right all along about Trump

Washington — The Supreme Court on Monday allowed the Trump administration to enforce its most ambitious effort yet to restrict legal immigration, allowing U.S. officials to implement a sweeping rule that critics warn will shut America's doors to low-income immigrants and people of color.
Thank you Mr. President and Scotus!!

Man allegedly kills pro-Trump boss after argument, throws American flag on his body

A construction worker in Florida has been accused of murdering his pro-Trump boss with a trowel after a political argument on the construction site where they both worked and then throwing an American flag on the man’s body.

The incident occurred on Monday morning at approximately 10:30 a.m. when emergency dispatchers received a call from co-workers saying that Mason Trever Toney, 28, had stabbed and killed their boss, 28-year-old William Steven Knight on the Florida Turnpike job site, according to the arrest affidavit obtained by ABC News’ Orlando affiliate WFTV.

The Orange County Sheriff’s Office says that the murder appears related to a political dispute between the men. Knight was a big supporter of President Donald Trump while Toney was anti-government.

“ “anti-government and very outspoken about his beliefs that the government is bad and out to get him,” said Toney’s arrest affidavit.

Why Have Black Americans Experienced Little Progress Since Dr. Kings Death?

Binding themselves to Democrats has been a disaster.

Today’s black poverty rate of 21% is almost three times that of whites. Compared to the 1968 rate of 32%, there’s not been a huge improvement.

Financial security, too, still differs dramatically by race. In 2018 black households earned $57.30 for every $100 in income earned by white families. And for every $100 in white family wealth, black families held just $5.04.

Another troubling aspect about black social progress – or the lack thereof – is how many black families are headed by single women. In the 1960s, unmarried women were the main breadwinners for 20% of households. In recent years, the percentage has risen as high as 72%.

Black Americans today are also more dependent on government aid than they were in 1968. About 40% of African-Americans are poor enough to qualify for welfare, housing assistance and other government programs that offer modest support to families living under the poverty line.

other news: More than 50% of homeless families are black, government report finds

Joe Biden Claims DACA Illegal Aliens More American than Most Americans

The 77-year-old former vice president said:

These kids have come, they’ve done well, most of these kids there’s a lot of them, and they’re not just Hispanic, they’re Asian-Pacific Islanders as well. and they in fact have done very well. In many cases, they’re more American than most Americans because they have done well in school.

Senate adopts rules for Trump impeachment trial following marathon session, 11 defeated amendments

The Senate adopted a resolution that outlines basic rules for how President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial will operate after a marathon hearing that stretched into the early morning hours and resulted in both House managers and the president’s defense team being admonished by Chief Justice John Roberts.

The Senate adopted a resolution in a party-line vote of 53-47.

Each of the 11 amendments offered by Senate Democrats, which included measures subpoenaing a variety of entities and officials – including the White House and John Bolton – were defeated by the Republican-held Senate.

The resolution calls for opening arguments to begin Wednesday at 1 p.m. House managers and the president’s counsel will be given 24 hours over three days to argue the case. After that, senators will have 16 hours to ask questions of the two panels. At that time, senators will have the opportunity to vote on whether they want to hear from additional witnesses or see additional documents.

Tulsi Gabbard Files Defamation Lawsuit Against Hillary Clinton

Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI) announced Wednesday morning that she has filed a defamation lawsuit against Hillary Clinton for the former secretary of state’s claims that Gabbard is a “Russian asset.”

In a press release published to Gabbard’s presidential election campaign website, Gabbard claimed Clinton “deliberately and maliciously made false statements in an attempt to derail Rep. Gabbard’s campaign.” Clinton made the remarks about Gabbard during an October 17, 2019 interview, saying, “somebody who is currently in the Democratic primary … favorite of the Russians… Yeah, she’s a Russian asset.”

Gabbard’s press release notes that after Clinton’s comments, the media “extensively republished and disseminated these statements, which were interpreted widely as Clinton asserting that Gabbard is a Russian asset.”
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