Friday, March 10, 2017

The majority of Americans disagree with nearly every single one of Trump's policy positions save one.

Courtesy of WaPo: 

Among the many questionable claims that have come from the White House over the past month and a half, one of the most questionable came from an unexpected source: Chief of Staff Reince Priebus. Speaking at the Conservative Political Action Conference last month, Priebus asserted that the policies President Trump had outlined to that point met with the approval of 80 percent of the American public. We considered that claim and determined it to be true — if you considered only Republicans to be Americans. 

An expansive new poll from Quinnipiac University allows us to look at the question more closely. The pollsters gauged public opinion on a broad range of issues that have already emerged from the Trump White House — policy on Russia, transgender school bathroom use, deportations. On only one did more people agree with Trump’s position than oppose it.

Gee, Trump and his spokespeople lie, had no idea. 

I am also on board with spending more on infrastructure.

My only caveat is that I would like somebody besides Trump and his corporate buddies to be in charge of that spending.

Just the idea of the guy who repeatedly filed for bankruptcy and is famous for not paying his debts being in charge of spending billions of taxpayer dollars makes me very uncomfortable. 

As for every one of his policies you can put me down as a big fat "NO!"


  1. Anonymous4:27 AM

    If South Korea can impeach, could we please follow suit?

    1. Anonymous5:44 AM

      I just read about this!
      And that's Exactly what I thought.

    2. Not until DJT gets more escort and massage trademarks in Asia.

  2. Anonymous4:28 AM

    Unfortunately, Trump wants to use hedge funds to pay for the infrastructure work. I would like to see hedge funds banned after the economic disaster that they and other banking fraud jobs did in 2007 and 2008.

    Remember when President Obama wanted to do major infrastructure projects as part of his stimulus package in 2009? The GOP absolutely blocked it because it would have employed so many people who found it hard to get employment and it would have kick started economic revival in areas that desperately needed it. The GOP said "no," just as they continued to say "no" for the next eight years. After 2010 when the teabaggers took over the House, no jobs bills were allowed to come to the floor. They never made it to committees either. I can just imagine this Republican administration's idea of infrastructure work.

  3. Anonymous4:37 AM

    From what I have heard, it sounds like trump intends to privatized our roads and give out contracts to his buddies. For all we know, dumb and dumber are investing in cement because little donnie builds things.

    Just another way to screw the taxpayers.

    1. Why use U.S. cement when Russia probably has it coming into a port in N.J.?

      I am in reference to Trump's finessing Russian steel through a Canadian company for THE oil pipeline instead steel from the U.S.A.


      We are well on the way for paying private oligarchs for upgrading your prison cell, paying for internet sites' information, and more toll roads.

      Have you ever met a toll road or bridge that was finally paid off?

    2. Anonymous8:16 AM

      Don't forget 'sexy' Trudeau had that friendly meeting with Rump and Ivanka. They're all pals.
      Trudeau's totally for DAPL. Can't find a refinery in your own country for your own filthy sandy crude? Bet Trudy and Rump share some investments.

    3. Anonymous8:45 AM


  4. Anonymous5:42 AM

    Rachel Maddow Says Helping Trump Become POTUS Was Only The Beginning Of Russia’s Operation

    Maddow says there is growing evidence that Moscow's work didn't end on Nov. 8, 2016 – that was only the opening act.

    In Thursday night’s broadcast, Rachel Maddow continued to use her platform to keep the spotlight where it should be – on Donald Trump’s ties to Russia, and the fact that it looks like Russia’s interference in U.S. affairs didn’t end with his election.

    That was just the beginning, Maddow said.

    The MSNBC star said events that have unfolded during Trump’s time in office show that “Russia may now be reaping its reward, maybe getting what it wants out of the United States government as payback for running the successful op that helped install the new head of the American government.”


    1. Anonymous6:00 AM

      ‘Is the operation that Russia started during the campaign over?’: Maddow sounds the alarm on Trump-Russia ties

    2. Anonymous6:16 AM

      Trump Traded Ukraine For Russian Wikileaks Himself At RNC

      Turns out there's a dossier released February 11 that alleged that the Trump campaign actually did a deal of no action on Ukraine in exchange for leaks of DNC emails via Wikileaks.

      Let me restate that. Trump traded foreign policy of United States and sided with Russia -- for political ratfking of Democratic Party.

      And now there's more and more proof that it's true.

    3. Anonymous6:28 AM

      Explosive memos suggest that a Trump-Russia quid pro quo was at the heart of the GOP's dramatic shift on Ukraine

      An unverified dossier provided to US intelligence officials alleges that President-elect Donald Trump "agreed to sideline" the issue of Russian intervention in Ukraine during his campaign after Russia promised to feed the emails it stole from prominent Democrats' inboxes to WikiLeaks.

      The dossier was part of an opposition-research project conducted by a former British spy, Christopher Steele, at the behest of anti-Trump Republicans and, later, Democrats. Steele was the former head of the Russia desk in Moscow for Britain's Secret Intelligence Service, also known as MI6. The memos he wrote made their way to US intelligence officials sometime last year.

      A summary of his findings, collected from the network of Russian intelligence sources he had cultivated, was presented to Trump, President Barack Obama, Vice President Joe Biden, and the country's top lawmakers on intelligence matters earlier this month as part of a classified briefing about Russia's intervention in the US presidential election.

      The dossier's claim about a Ukraine-WikiLeaks quid pro quo alleges that Trump would refrain from speaking forcefully, if at all, during the 2016 presidential campaign about Russia's 2014 incursion into eastern Ukraine. In return, Russia would provide WikiLeaks the documents it stole from the Democratic National Committee.

  5. Anonymous5:43 AM

    Trump Is Secretly Filling Government With Hundreds Of Lobbyists And Far-Right Conspiracy Theorists

    The president is quietly expanding his reach into every level of the executive branch of government.

    Despite his pledge to “drain the swamp,” Donald Trump has secretly installed hundreds of staffers at every agency in the federal government to “serve as his eyes and ears,” according to a recent report from ProPublica.

    The non-profit news organization reports that more than 400 officials have been hired by the president without Senate confirmation, and many of them are lobbyists and right-wing conspiracy theorists – a stunning development after Trump spent the entire campaign promising to rid the federal government of career politicians and Washington insiders.

    More from the report:

    1. Anonymous7:44 AM

      "Freedom Caucus Chairman Mark Meadows (R-N.C.) and former Chairman Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) spent Thursday afternoon at the White House, meeting with budget staffers, Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney, and Trump himself. The group met for “hours,” according to Meadows, and Trump attended for “a very lengthy time.”"

      Hours!"“And he needs to remember that it wasn’t Paul Ryan who was standing by him when the chips were down. It was people like myself and others who were standing by him.”

    2. Anonymous8:13 AM

      Meadows is the biggest whore. He's one of the GOP responsible for NC turning to shit.
      No surprise that he's DTF with dRumpf.

  6. Anonymous5:46 AM

    Russian bank accessed Trump Tower’s Russian email server 2800 times during campaign

    That’s an average of once per hour throughout campaign

    ...And here’s the part that Donald Trump and his campaign won’t be able to explain away by continuing to pretend it was merely a spam email server: this new CNN report says that the Russian Alfa Bank looked up the internet address of the Trump Tower email server a total of 2,820 times during a five month period during the campaign. That’s an average of around once per hour. It suggests that contact between Trump Tower and the Russian bank was as frequent as it was prolonged.

    1. Interesting that the education nightmare, the "no free lunch" asshat, was pinging the same server. Seems like Spectrum, the Betsy and Dick DeVos company likes the Ruskies too.

      Rumor is AmWay is selling like hot blinis in Russia.

  7. Anonymous5:48 AM

    Russian intel officer flew in for Republican Convention to oversee Donald Trump’s platform change

    Trump can’t pretend not to have known

    ...This all adds up to a newly startling big picture: Donald Trump personally spearheaded the Republican Party platform change to a pro-Russian stance during the Republican Convention, even as three of his campaign advisers were meeting with the Russian Ambassador during the convention, and a Russian intel officer from the Putin-controlled GRU flew in to the convention to personally oversee the entire chain of events.

    This now raises so many vital questions that it’s not even clear which should be asked first: Just how important was this GOP platform change to Vladimir Putin that he had two of his top people on the ground in Cleveland to make sure it happened? How inept was the Trump campaign that they needed this much direct adult supervision from the Russians just to change one line of text?

    And perhaps most importantly, how can Donald Trump claim not to have known his advisers were all conspiring with Russia, when the conspiracy – including a Russian intel officer mysteriously showing up in Cleveland to work with his team at the convention – was playing out so blatantly in front of him?

  8. Anonymous6:02 AM

    Trump supporters call for ‘liberal genocide’ and deportation of Jews at Arizona Rally

    Maricopa County burnished its reputation as the Trumpiest in America last weekend as hundreds of locals, including heavily armed militiamen, white nationalists and even a few elected officials, gathered to support the 45th president. The ensuing “March for Trump” was as horrifying as it sounds.

    “I heard ‘lock her up, lock her up,’ and we still need to pursue that,” announced Arizona Congressman Anthony Kern; a nod to a prominent Trump campaign promise to imprison then-Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton.

    “If you don’t like it here, go to Syria, go to someplace else,” one attendee shouted.

    “I don’t want ’em, as a veteran I don’t want ’em, let ’em go back home,” another seconded. “If they’ve got a problem, let Saudi Arabia take care of ’em.”

    Some even dared to tell Dan Cohen of the The Real News Network how they’d make America great again now that Trump was in office. And Muslims weren’t the only religious minority unwelcomed.

    “If she is Jewish, she should go back to her country,” a 13-year-old Trump supporter said of a protester.

    “This is America, we don’t want Sharia Law,” one attendee explained. “Christian country,” he added.

    One man insisted that Senator John McCain was a “secret communist.”

    “I think there’s a lot there,” he said of Pizzagate, a deranged right-wing conspiracy theory that Clinton’s campaign chairman John Podesta was running a child prostitution ring out of a Washington, D.C. pizzeria. “Definitely enough to warrant an investigation.”

    The day’s proceedings would grow uglier still.

    “I just want to let them know that I can’t wait for the liberal genocide to begin,” an Oath Keeper shouted at a small group of protesters.

    “That’s the way to make America great again,” he later told Cohen. “Liberals are destroying the country.”


  9. Anonymous6:06 AM

    REVEALED: Silicon Valley’s dark underbelly of white nationalist Trump bros

    Silicon Valley has a reputation for embracing diversity and preaching tolerance — but a new investigation also reveals that it’s a hotbed for white nationalist Trump fans.

    Mother Jones’s Josh Harkinson has written a lengthy report about the underground alt-right subculture within the tech industry, which consists of mostly while male engineers who believe that white people are the rightful owners of all technological innovation, and who think that people from other races who work in the tech world are usurpers.

    Harkinson’s piece contains interviews with several prominent alt-right figures, as well as some anonymous alt-right software engineers who work at major companies such as Facebook and Google.

    Andrew Auernheimer, a notorious racist hacker who goes by the name “Weev” online, explains to Harkinson that this alt-techie movement is fueled by the belief that “most contributions that built the internet came from white people” and that “our contributions are essentially being stolen from us.”

    A techie who regularly posts under the name “White Morpheus” at the neo-Nazi website Daily Stormer explains to Harkinson that he’s fed up with tech companies importing Asian engineers whom he describes as “unqualified subcontinentals who were brought in by visa fraud to drive down American engineering wages” and who “produce sub-par work product.”

    Most of these techie Trump fans are not willing to identify themselves publicly, however, for fear that doing so would harm their careers.

    “If I posted publicly about what I told you, I’d get fired,” an anonymous Google engineer tells Harkinson. “Even with Trump, there is huge cultural inertia.”

    The whole piece is worth reading and can be found at this link.

  10. Anonymous6:16 AM

    Ahhh yes, I love coming to the IM so I can read all about the latest palmer report and politicususa blog conspiracies. I mean it isn't like I could click on those websites on my own if I chose to, heaven forbid. No I prefer them pushed down my throat in the comment section of an entirely different blog, daily.

    1. Anonymous7:01 AM

      It's kind of a toss-up somedays.

    2. Who peed on your Wheaties, cupcake?

      These articles are vitally important and the commenters taking the time to post them should be thanked.

      Go march in Maricopa County AZ. Didn't you have some real estate there?

    3. Anonymous7:02 AM

      Sometimes I wonder if an employee of those sites is doing this here, as well as other sites.

    4. Anonymous7:15 AM

      Fuck you. Then don't come here, asshat. Go back to Breitbart and suck Trump's dick along with those nazis.

    5. Anonymous7:35 AM

      What makes IM such a valuable resource is Gryphen's knack for hitting the most relevant news items and his deeply intelligent commentary on and insight into those subjects. What further expands that value is the collection of news sources his readers post that bring even more information to the subject at hand.

      I'm very grateful to have such a comprehensive resource for my daily reading.

      You are just here to foul up the space. Kindly, fuck off if you have nothing to contribute but complaints.

    6. Anonymous8:10 AM

      i mean left.....

    7. Anonymous8:20 AM

      Ah the tolerant and pleasant lefties at 7:01, 7:15, and 7:35. If one isn't in lockstep with your version of lefty utopian 'reality', then one must be a Trump dicksucker, is that it?

      laurens are you extra butthurt that sphash finally stopped blogging once she realized you were the only nutjob left that still commented on her site for the last several years? You need a hobby sister, something outside.

    8. Anonymous8:23 AM

      If it weren't for all those palmer report, politicususa, etc, there would be even less comments in the sections. I remember when the comments would average in the hundreds, each post. And not just the Sara ones, either.

    9. 8:20
      ty che, blyad?

      Take that to your leader.

    10. Anonymous12:47 PM

      I agree wholeheartedly, Anon at 7:35 am.

  11. Anonymous7:17 AM

    Trumpism is now getting exposed as a monumental fraud

    Working for Trump is an embarrassment

  12. Anonymous7:23 AM

    Reality will get its revenge on Donald Trump

    ...With less than a month in office, Trump is beginning to see reality’s revenge. His overall strategy seems disturbingly ambitious. Retired Gen. Michael Hayden, who directed both the CIA and the NSA, describes it this way in an interview: “A systematic effort to invalidate and delegitimize all the institutions, governmental and nongovernmental, that create the factual basis for action . . . so they won’t push back against arbitrary moves.”

    That is, well, terrifying. But American institutions, it turns out, are pretty durable, at least so far. The checks have checked. The balances have balanced. In this scenario, it is good news that the Trump administration has been so inept, at least in conflicts with other institutions. We should be thankful that Trump is a figure much smaller than his schemes.

    It must have seemed to him tough and bold to attack federal judges and accuse them of placing the nation at risk (by blocking implementation of his immigration executive order). During his presidential campaign, such methods were routine and relatively costless. But declaring war on the judiciary — and I imagine that nearly every judge in America resents it when their colleagues are pre-blamed for terrorist murders — is not costless. It creates an atmosphere in which future executive orders and actions will be examined by an equal branch of government.

    How President Trump has already hurt American democracy — in just 50 days

    The call is urgent. In just 50 days, Trump’s presidency has already threatened American democracy in six fundamental ways:

  13. Anonymous7:29 AM

    The majority is not much higher than the minority.
    The conservative Republican ideology is lower taxes on businesses because the businesses will higher more employees. That remains to be seen.

    Years from now clean up due to EPA budgets being slashed will be necessary and more costly.

    I only know two vocal republicans. They are angry that they are not considered "poor" enough (incomes not below poverty level) expected to pay income proportionate shares of health care, one supplemental insurance with Medicare. Their mindset is they "pay for everyone else". They'd are angry their incomes to not afford more reasoning if they were not "paying for others" they would not be deprived of what most of us consider luxuries. One works part times her spouse rarely works for a family of four! My point is their "conservative" thinking is unrealistic mired in blaming others for limitations of their incomes.

  14. Anonymous8:05 AM

    {RT} Ed Shultz and Co.

  15. Anonymous10:09 AM

    Oh my, gop shouldn't pay for prenatal care. Well, then why should I pay taxes for your viagra too. We should just stop paying taxes.

  16. Anonymous11:19 AM

    When the children White Lion.

    1. Anonymous4:48 AM

      That's the worst song ever.Dude sounds constipated.

  17. The Republicans only care about Republicans.

    Trump only cares about Trump.

  18. Anonymous3:39 PM


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