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On President's Day: Record number cite poor leadership as US's greatest problem: poll

More than a third of Americans say that poor leadership is the greatest problem facing America, the highest percentage ever recorded to say so, according to a poll released Monday.

A Gallup poll released on Presidents Day found that 35 percent of Americans say that poor leadership ranks as the most important problem in the country, edging out immigration or gun violence.

The percentage is the highest ever recorded by Gallup and is a two-point increase from the previous record set in 2013 during that year's government shutdown. The number has been steadily increasing since President Trump took office in 2017, the pollsters noted, and ranked as Americans' top concern all but two months last year.

Much of the increase has been among Republicans, where Gallup says there was a 14-percent increase in the frequency of mentioning the government as the most important problem facing the U.S.


Huh? John Bolton: Refugees are ... good?

John Bolton

The United States thanks the Government of Colombia for hosting thousands of Venezuelan refugees and for boldly standing behind Juan Guaido. It is time for the rest of the world to demonstrate the same generosity and support.


MARQUEE OF TRUTH: We Have 4 Actual National Emergencies...


Woodward & Bernstein watching potus who called *their* reporting fake news resigning from office.

Just for you, President Shitbiscuit: Here's Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein of the Washington Post watching the president who called


"The Green Police" by Tom Tomorrow


Yikes. Daddy's little angel is not pleased.


This says it all.

Trump is angry that news organizations are reporting that his wall isn't being built (which is true).

He has directed aides to work harder to persuade more people that it is being built (which is a lie).

New reporting from WaPo:https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/finish-that-wall-trump-seeks-to-turn-his-failure-to-build-the-wall-into-campaign-rallying-cry/2019/02/16/3fbaebd4-3138-11e9-ac6c-14eea99d5e24_story.html?utm_term=.3318e4bbc535


Don Cheadle wore a Soviet Union hockey jersey with "Trump" and "45" on the back at the end of SNL



WHO let the Senate go home during a "nat'l emergency"?

The Senate recessed last Thursday and members went home for 10 days.

Donald J. Trump

Democrats in the Senate are still slow walking hundreds of highly qualified people wanting to come into government. Never been such an abuse in our country’s history. Mitch should not let Senate go home until all are approved. We need our Ambassadors and all others NOW!


His "big beautiful wall" is the great lie, a metaphor for hatred and separation

Published on
Sunday, February 17, 2019
by Common Dreams
Trump Is Our One-Man National Emergency

byMichael Winship


Trump’s birther claims remain, in the words of my colleague Bill Moyers, “one of the most malignant and ugly lies in American history” and are representative of a deeper disease in our country, a “perfect storm,” in the words of Johns Hopkins University’s Christopher Lebron, “of basically, white paranoia, white fear of an era of possible black liberation and justice.”

Lebron said that in a Bill Moyers video essay on birtherism, posted on Inauguration Day 2017 at the Moyers website. It's just as true today. In that same video, Hamilton College government professor Philip Klinkner added, “I think for many Americans, the whole definition of America is caught up with race: [the belief] that whites are the only people who have the requisite characteristics that would allow them to be full citizens and therefore the political leaders of the country.”

Such racial fabrication and delusions of white superiority were at the heart of Trump’s presidential campaign – from his birther bilge to those Mexican rapists – and subsequently have reignited in so many of the lies and misrepresentations this president has inflicted on the country since he took the oath of office.

Yet there are few so heinous as the great lie and metaphor for hatred and separation of them all, the “big, beautiful wall” for which, he says, we need to call a national emergency.

There is no emergency. Trump said so himself when he told the press on Friday, “I didn’t need to do this.” He just wants a wall to please his white nationalist base, to feed his edifice complex and insatiable appetite for attention.

You know as well as I: The real national emergency isn’t refugees of a different color trying to get into the United States. It’s the white guy sitting on Pennsylvania Avenue with too much “executive time” on his hands.

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