it boggles the imagination

52% of the US population now supports that pompous windbag of a president and I can scarcely believe it. It makes me wonder how bad one must be to merit much lower numbers with Trump’s now reaching almost normal levels. The sheer incompetence alone not to mention the lying should have been enough and yet here we are just past day 500 and his approval rating has actually improved. I haven't even mentioned the illegal activity and delusions of grandeur that has him think he's untouchable and can pardon himself (an early admission of guilt if I ever heard one). By this new set of rules Nixon would not have paid for his own abuse of power.

I am at the point where just seeing him on the screen gives me the hives and I can only watch political programs which comment on his buffoonery and keep the excerpts from the rallies to a bare minimum. Watching him hypnotize his lowbrow base is more than I can tolerate.

It makes me realize that you don’t need to be very good to be president and you can deceive unabashedly (he is now over 2,000 verifiable whoppers) with the twitter feed activity only confirming you need possess neither class nor grace.

Yes, you too can be a clown and still be president with the right backing.

But here with a dose of sanity is former CIA director John Brennan telling it like it is with his own brand of candor...


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  1. Curious, Joanna, where that 52% figure comes from. Latest polls I have seen have tRump at 44%.

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    1. one of the polls on one of the politico shows I watch has him at 52% Stana but even 44% is too high!

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  2. I agree with you that it seems bizarre but I always believed, from the beginning of DJT's political career, his ascension was not a measure of him (he's an idiot) but a referendum on the people who choose to vote for him. Many here are suffering economically and have lost faith in the establishment, so they voted for an idiot (who might help them [but really won't]) over conventional politicians whom they know won't help them. Desperation, not really a Trump endorsement.

    This phenomenon is not limited to my country. I hear there's a politician in your country (Doug Ford, running in Ontario) who sounds a little like Trump.

    Hey, btw, didn't you guys burn down the White House? :-)

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    1. Ally, Ford is indeed an idiot and might just get in as premier of Ontario....and no it was the Brits in 1812 that burnt down the WH :):) we were only a country in 1867...

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    2. I knew that. I have a t-shirt celebrating your recent 150th anniversary. Just pulling your leg. :-)

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