For the first time in several weeks I’m not working overtime so I took advantage of this to relax in an Air conditioned room playing the DOS version of the old Avalon Hill 1830 (still a spectacular game) and look in on twitter when I saw this tweet from Joe Scarborough
My Latest—> “With one summer scandal bleeding into another, Trump may finally be feeling gravity’s unforgiving pull.” https://t.co/3EIovCSN18
— Joe Scarborough (@JoeNBC) July 27, 2018
The piece in question follows the headline, a snvipit
Like the multitude of mere mortals who faced voters before him, Trump may finally be feeling gravity’s unforgiving pull as one summer scandal bleeds into another. A recent Quinnipiac University poll put the president’s approval rating at 38 percent. More troubling for Trump’s quislings in Congress should be the political beating Midwest voters are dishing out on the politician they helped elect president. According to an NBC News-Marist poll, only 28 percent of registered voters in Michigan believe Trump deserves to be reelected, while only 30 percent of those surveyed in Minnesota and 31 percent in Wisconsin believe he deserves reelection. Republicans are also trailing badly in generic ballot tests, and Democrats’ prospects for taking over the House and Senate continue to rise.
Now I have a soft spot for Joe Scarborough because of an old tip jar hit and the way he and the whole Morning Joe crowd treats viewers at meet and greets bit his faith in these polls sound more like a liberal wet dream than reality, he continues:
The political news for Republicans is so bad that even Trump is blinking. Vladimir Putin will not be coming to the White House this year; the president has put major pieces of his trade war on hold and has shelved any plans to shut down the government this fall. But Republicans hoping to save themselves from the political storm that will soon wipe away their congressional majorities would be well served to speak out against Trump’s most destructive policies, which are anti-conservative, illiberal and sure to bring doom to the once-Grand Old Party.
Alas you have to go back to 9/11/2001 and the NYT fawning piece on terrorist bomber and future Obama enabler Bill Ayers to find a piece of writing with worse timing.
Gross domestic product grew at a solid 4.1 percent pace in the second quarter, its best pace since 2014, boosting hopes that the economy is ready to break out of its decade-long slumber.
The number matched expectations from economists [emphasis mine] surveyed by Reuters and was boosted by a surge in consumer spending and business investment. Stock market futures edged lower on the news while government bond yields moved lower.
I think the number is not only incredible, but that this number met economists expectations is a really big story considering what we were told by the media for months.
— You did it to yourself (@fakeplasticting) July 27, 2018
I’d like to know why the media didn’t report that economists were expecting these numbers? Of course Trump is looking to do even better
That’s the fastest rate of the growth since the 4.9 percent in the third quarter of 2014 and the third-best growth rate since the Great Recession. In addition to the strong second quarter, the Commerce Department revised its first-quarter reading up from 2 percent to 2.2 percent.
“We’re on track to hit the highest annual growth rate in over 13 years,” President Donald Trump said in remarks an hour after the report hit. “And I will say this right now and I will say it strongly, as the deals come in one by one, we’re going to go a lot higher than these numbers, and these are great numbers.
How bad is it for the left and the NeverTrump George Will Max Boot “vote for Democrats in the fall” crowd? Jeb Bush is tweeting about how good the Trump economy is.
Today's news confirms that 4% growth isn't just aspirational, it's achievable through policies that unleash the power of the market. Credit to @POTUS's economic policies. To sustain this growth, we must pursue a free trade agenda and move to a merit-based immigration system.
— Jeb Bush (@JebBush) July 27, 2018
Given the Bush family’s dislike for Trump that must have been a hard tweet to send out but it speaks well of Jeb that he did, but don’t expect the beltway crowd to sing a different tune, after all that’s how they make their living.
Now all of this doesn’t answer the question: “Hey DaTechGuy, why does this post have a picture of you holding up a package of NECCO wafers, particularly when the company that makes them just closed the plant and you’re talking about how great the economy is?”
The answer is, that’s a tease for tomorrow’s post so you’ll have to wait for tomorrow for the answer to that question.
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