First here is a quick word from Rasmussen Reports, the most accurate poll of the last 10 years:
Monday, April 02, 2018
The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Monday shows that 50% of Likely U.S. Voters approve of President Trump’s job performance. Forty-nine percent (49%) disapprove.
The latest figures include 33% who Strongly Approve of the way the president is performing and 39% who Strongly Disapprove.
Trump’s overall job approval rating is now running ahead of where Barack Obama’s was at this stage of his presidency.
Wow. 50% is an amazing number. And remember that the media have trashed Trump every minute of every day but they slobbered all over Obama every day. Yet Trump leads Obama. Fantastic.
Rasmussen is a real poll that has striven to be the most accurate. You should never confuse Rasmussen with “media polls” like CNN, ABC, New York Times, etc. which are formulated by liberal media companies and are rigged to make Trump look bad.
Conclusion: The American people understand Trump and are rallying behind him.
Now here is today’s main commentary:
‘Conservative’ Commentator George Will Fades into Oblivion
George Will has been known for decades as a conservative commentator. But today he is vehemently anti-Trump even though president Trump has imposed a more conservative agenda than Ronald Reagan.
Will, now 76, has acted like a political sage but he is nothing of the sort any longer. He is like an old rock musician who has nothing new to sing and is producing mediocre songs and living on past glories.
Will is a strange conservative. According to Wikipedia he supports the legalization of drugs, opposes the death penalty and is an atheist. So he was a ‘soft’ conservative to start with.
Then again, Will is a graduate of Oxford and Princeton and so you could expect him to be a softie.
In fact Nikitas3.com believes that Will turned against Trump when Trump was just a candidate but never figured that Trump could win. Thus he now must stick to his anti-Trump agenda or look silly.
This is almost as laughable as New York Times columnist Paul Krugman who has won the Nobel Prize for economics but who predicted after Trump was elected that the economy and the stock market would both collapse within a year.
So much for the Nobel Prize…
A financial columnist named Roger Lowenstein recently wrote an article entitled When a clueless president causes your stock portfolio to tank. This referred to recent setbacks in the stock market after unprecedented gains during Trump’s first year which the media conveniently ignored.
Yet Krugman, Will, Lowenstein and many others continue to have wide media credibility even after being so wrong. The revered election prognosticator Nate Silver predicted that Hillary had a 91% chance of winning the 2016 election yet he still is respected.
If you want to read how wrong George Will was as Trump moved toward the nomination let’s look back at a Will commentary from April 29, 2016. It is called If Trump is nominated, the GOP must keep him out of the White House. Here are excerpts from the column with a Nikitas3.com comment about each excerpt:
George Will wrote: Donald Trump’s damage to the Republican Party, although already extensive, has barely begun. Republican quislings will multiply, slinking into support of the most anti-conservative presidential aspirant in their party’s history. These collaborationists will render themselves ineligible to participate in the party’s reconstruction.
Nikitas3.com comment: “Donald Trump’s damage to the Republican Party, although already extensive, has barely begun”? Trump saved the Republican party by winning the White House and saved the Republicans from sure downballot defeat in many ways. After Trump’s win the Democrats were at their lowest ebb of political power in almost 100 years.
… “the most anti-conservative presidential aspirant in their party’s history”?. This is absurd. Will said this because he was certain that Trump was just another politician who says one thing to get elected and then does something else when he gets in office.
Yet Trump said he would build the border wall, and will do it. He said he’d cut taxes like Reagan and he’s done it. He said he’d “bomb the sh** out of ISIS” and he did it and has helped to dramatically curb the wars in Iraq and Syria. He said he’d crack down on illegal immigration and he is doing it. He said he’d fight for America First and he has done it. What the heck else does Will want?
George Will wrote: Hillary Clinton’s optimal running mate might be Sen. Sherrod Brown of Ohio, a pro-labor populist whose selection would be balm for the bruised feelings of Bernie Sanders’s legions.
Nikitas3.com comment: Will got it totally wrong again about Brown, who is really a left-winger. Hillary picked Tim Kaine, who appeared to be more moderate, and who comes from ‘purple’ Virginia, a state that she won easily and would have won even if she had picked The Man in the Moon as her running mate.
George Will wrote: Running mates rarely matter as electoral factors: In 2000, Al Gore got 43.2 percent of the North Carolina vote. In 2004, John Kerry, trying to improve upon Gore’s total there, ran with North Carolina Sen. John Edwards but received 43.6. If, however, Brown were to help deliver Ohio for Clinton, the Republican path to 270 electoral votes would be narrower than a needle’s eye.
Nikitas3.com comment: Trump swamped Hillary in Ohio and won North Carolina handily. Trump won 57% of the electoral vote, a virtual landslide. Will should hang up his pen. He apparently thinks that nobody is reading his columns after the fact. Except Nikitas3.com, that is.
George Will wrote: Trump would be the most unpopular nominee ever, unable to even come close to Mitt Romney’s insufficient support among women, minorities and young people. In losing disastrously, Trump probably would create down-ballot carnage sufficient to end even Republican control of the House.
Nikitas3.com comment: Trump won the nomination on the first convention ballot and throttled the Democrat party in the general election. Republicans maintained control of the House and even maintained control of the US Senate with the Trump election, something that was never supposed to happen according to the “experts” like George Will and Nate Silver.
George Will wrote: At least half a dozen Republican senators seeking reelection and Senate aspirants can hope to win if the person at the top of the Republican ticket loses their state by, say, only four points, but not if he loses by 10. A Democratic Senate probably would guarantee a Supreme Court with a liberal cast for a generation.
Nikitas3.com comment: Again, Trump kept the US Senate Republican. If Jeb Bush had been the GOP candidate the White House and the US Senate would have gone liberal along with the Supreme Court.
George Will wrote: If Clinton is inaugurated next Jan. 20, Merrick Garland probably will already be on the court — confirmed in a lame-duck Senate session — and Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Anthony M. Kennedy and Stephen G. Breyer will be 83, 80 and 78, respectively.
Nikitas3.com comment: Thanks to Trump we have conservative Neil Gorsuch on the Supreme Court and more conservative federal judicial appointees than from any other president. Yet Will still hates Trump. Amazing.
George Will wrote: If Clinton (wins and) gives her party its first 12 consecutive White House years since 1945, Republicans can help Nebraska Sen. Ben Sasse, or someone else who has honorably recoiled from Trump, confine her to a single term.
Nikitas3.com comment: Sasse is another bland, no-name Trump-hating Republican who is adored by the anti-Trump media that still does not understand why Trump won. Meanwhile Nikitas3.com predicts that Trump will be re-elected in 2020 after possibly fighting off one or two anti-Trump Republicans in a short primary season.
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