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the next milestone in gravestones

April 24, 2020

I am fairly certain that there is no bottom to Trump’s sleaziness and desperation, but his suggestion to shoot up with Lysol is a pretty solid marker.  It’s no stretch to believe that he’ll soon be hinting that gargling with Drano might help.

Trump’s mishandling of the crisis in general, and the daily briefings specifically, has eaten into the rally-round-the-flag bump any president would get in a major crisis.  If he got any boost at all from his impeachment acquittal, it’s gone.

Statistician supreme Nate Silver’s 538 website runs an aggregate presidential job approval/disapproval chart adjusted for various factors like house effect.  Today it is at 52.5% disapproval/43.4% approval.  On March 28th, it was 49.7% disapproval/45.8% approval, the smallest gap since February 7th, 2017

The first ratings of Trump’s presidency, issued January 23rd of 2017, had Trump at 45.5% approval/41.3% disapproval.  By February 4th of that year, he was even.  He hasn’t seen approval numbers above disapproval ones since.

And if you can take one more stat, please let it be this one: the U.S. death toll from the virus is on pace to surpass 58,300 this month.  That’s the number of American troops killed in the Vietnam War.

2 Comments
  1. Gordon R permalink
    April 25, 2020 10:06 am

    Imbleach Trump! Imbleach Trump!!

  2. ALBERT MCCLARAN permalink
    May 11, 2020 5:18 am

    HA! I HEARD IF YOU SIT ON A CACTUS – IT WILL CURE KOO-VEE! WHAT THE HELL MAN – MAYBE WE NEED TO GET RID OF A FEW STUPID FOLKS WHO WANT TO SUCK A BLEACH COCKTAIL –
    THE MAN YELLING AT COSTCO ABOUT HIS CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS NOT TO WEAR A MASK. DUDE – YOU CAN NOT COME IN WITHOUT A SHIRT EITHER! MUST HAVE BEEN A DEMOCRAT! (HAD TO THROW THAT IN)
    AND WHAT WOULD YOU HAVE DONE DIFFERENT? AND DO NOT USE HINDSIGHT!
    AND WHO IS THIS NATE SILVER GUY? Writing as Poblano on Daily Kos. WHAT?
    OK – WANNA BE A WRITER – GUESS YOU HAVE TO START SOMEWHERE. WHAT A HISTORY THERE! HE HAS WRITTEN ABOUT 2 PRESIDENTS AND FAILED TO CALL THE WINNER OF THE LAST ONE.
    TELL ME – HAVE YOU OR ANYONE YOU KNOW EVER BEEN CALLED TO PARTICIPATE IN SOME POLL? AND WHAT WERE THE QUESTIONS? DO YOU WANT YOUR CAR PROTECTION RENEWED?
    OK – NOT SURE WHAT WE COULD HAVE DONE BETTER – AT THE TIME – ABOUT KOOVEE! BUT IT IS WORLD WIDE. CANADA GETS 1500 NEW CASES DAILY. NOT MANY – NO – AND MAYBE IF ONE GETS THE WOO-FLU – HE WILL NEVER GET IT AGAIN. I STILL WONDER WHAT THE MURDER HORNET WILL TASTE LIKE STUFFED IN A JALSAPENO – WRAPPED IN BACON!
    LOVE YOU – MAN –
    AL

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