Current polling indicates that the Lone Star State is in play for November. As reported by the Dallas Morning News – not exactly a bastion of left-wing reporting – Trumph – the Insult Comic President and Joe Biden are in a statistical deadheat.
A new Dallas Morning News/University of Texas at Tyler poll shows that Trump and Biden are backed by 43% of poll respondents, with 5% opting for “other” candidates and only 9% undecided. Trump’s overall approval rating was 45%.
Red really will have to engage in some willing suspension of disbelief before he buys into the notion that Uncle Joe has a chance to carry Texas. But if that well-below 50% approval rating holds, Trump’s reality TV show joke of a Presidency is in serious trouble. If this polling is accurate and holds through the summer, then Trump absolutely must divert some of his massive campaign war chest to Texas – a state he must win to prevail in 2020. The result will be less time and resources to devote to the other “Battleground States” that are also critical to Trump being able to stay in office and out of the pokey.
“[T]here is virtually nothing, no matter how crazy, that you can’t get about 18 percent of Americans to support if they’re in a bad enough mood. In the spring of 2011, 17 percent of likely Republican primary voters said that thought it would be a good idea to nominate Donald Trump for president.”
Gail Collins, from As Texas Goes . . . published in 2012.
Collins was discussing the fact that about 18 percent of Texans expressed support for secession in 2009. The craziest example she could come up with to demonstrate how a segment of the American population will support just about anything was the idea of Donald Trump as a presidential candidate. Sorry Gail, you totally and completely underestimated the craziness of the American public.
“I think God calls all of us to fill different roles at different times and I think that he wanted Donald Trump to become president, and that’s why he’s there.”
Sarah Huckabee Sanders – White House Press Secretary
So now SHS is not only paid by the taxpayers to lie for Individual 1 – a/k/a Trumph – the Insult Comic President™, the public gets the added bonus of her divinations of God’s will. This would truly be insulting to people of faith (like Red) if it weren’t just so damn funny that these clowns really think that they have a divine right to rule. So little has changed. However, if God’s mission was to make Individual 1 President as the lynchpin to destroy the current incarnation of the Republican Party, then who is Red to question God’s wisdom?
“Mike Pompeo is doing a great job, I am very proud of him. His predecessor, Rex Tillerson, didn’t have the mental capacity needed. He was dumb as a rock and I couldn’t get rid of him fast enough. He was lazy as hell. Now it is a whole new ballgame, great spirit at State!”
Trumph – the Insult Comic President™ on his first Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson.
Red has to agree that RT must have been dumb as a rock if agreed to work in this Reality TV Show Joke of an Administration. Anyone who does gets exactly what they deserve – a heaping helping of abuse and scorn. As for laziness, apparently Trumph is an expert practitioner of that art – so again Red will have to defer. As for Pompeo, Red is betting that when his time is inevitably up, he will turn out to have been a Satan-worshipping child molester.
“If this election is about how we’re going to fight to get nothing done, then I don’t want any part of it. I don’t want to be elected president to sit around and see gridlock just become so dominant that people literally are in decline in their lives. That is not my motivation. I’ve got a lot of really cool things I could do other than sit around, being miserable, listening to people demonize me and me feeling compelled to demonize them. That is a joke. Elect Trump if you want that.”
Red was rummaging through old posts and found this one. Red will give JEB!!!!$$$$? his props when due. The dude could not have been more prescient.
Schooley on Twitter reacting to Trumph – the Insult Comic President™ effusively praising himself while also referring to himself as “President T”. HuffPo reports on the Twitterverse having a field day with this one. Oh if only Mr. T were actually president.
Red is now privy to a top-secret White House memorandum which outlines the fascinating process by which the Trumph administration vets and selects candidates to fill the most sensitive and important positions in the executive branch. As a marker of his efficiency, Trumph has streamlined the process which under previous presidents was unduly onerous and time consuming. It is now a straightforward four step inquiry.
Does this person have a well-established track record as a conservative partisan political hack (bonus points for appearances on Fox News praising me – extra bonus points for being a Fox News employee)?
Has this person engaged in unethical, fraudulent or questionable business practices involving the fleecing of average Americans?
When push comes to shove, will this person set aside any moral convictions they might have, any allegiance to the rule of law or the U.S. Constitution, any consideration of past precedent or institutional norms and cover my fat ass at all costs without consideration of damage to their personal or political reputations?