Saturday, April 28, 2018

I'm Nervous

Trump’s approval rating is up four points since January. It’s at 40%, the highest it’s been since his first 100 days in office. People have a few extra dollars in their paychecks, not because they got raises, salaries are for the most part flat, but because of tax cuts. Who cares that the already astronomical deficit will be kicked into the stratosphere or worries about the environmental consequences of the loosened regulation? The scrapped environmental regulations will be good for manufacturing. Hell some coalmines have reopened. 
Trump followers are about the here and now. They’re not picture folk.
Last month the White House confirmed the planned meeting between the United States and North Korean. What kind of ratings boost will Trump’s get from that? And yesterday North and South Korea talked and agreed to work to remove all nuclear weapons from the Korean Peninsula. I know Trump will convince his supporters that he’s responsible that too. He works on the premise that if you say something long enough loudly, it becomes truth.
Doug Jones defeated Republican Roy Moore in a special election in Alabama in December; Dems picked up seats in Florida and New Hampshire in February; Lamb defeated his Republican opponent Saccone in March. They are united and energized by their shared disgust for Trump. But what do they stand for? If Democrats don’t refine their pitch to alienated white voters, Trump could win re-election.