More of a miracle than ever

Remember, remember the eighth of November! On that day DJT became PDT-elect. A year after his surprise election, 65 percent say Trump’s achieved little (POLL). The video just takes you down memory lane from a year ago and is compulsory viewing even as long as it is. I guarantee that you will all (except for LIQ) enjoy it from end to end. But the poll, alas, is an accurate reflection among even the people I know.

  • Fifty-five percent say he’s not delivering on his major campaign promises, up sharply from 41 percent in April, at his 100-day mark.
  • Views of Trump as a “strong leader” have plummeted by 13 percentage points, from 53 percent at 100 days to 40 percent today — lower than the worst rating on this question for either of his two predecessors throughout their two terms in office.
  • As the president travels in Asia, a remarkable 67 percent of Americans don’t trust him to act responsibly in handling the situation involving North Korea — up 5 points from September. Also relevant to his travels, a majority, 53 percent, now says America’s leadership in the world has gotten weaker under Trump.
  • Two-thirds (65 percent) also now say he’s accomplished anywhere from “not much” to “little or nothing” as president — up from 56 percent who said so after his first 100 days, and sharply contradicting the president’s own claims to be highly productive.
  • Again two-thirds (66 percent) say Trump lacks the personality and temperament it takes to serve effectively as president, and essentially as many (65 percent) say he’s not honest and trustworthy.
  • Scores also are negative (if somewhat less broadly so) on some of his campaign hallmarks: Sixty-two percent of Americans say he doesn’t understand their problems, 58 percent reject the idea that he’s “good at making political deals” and 55 percent say he has not brought needed change to Washington.

The magic of stupidity and ingratitude never lets you down. Nevertheless, an election is not about approval in any absolute sense but a contest against another human who have their own policies and peculiarities, and in this case, looking forward to 2020, will be against a Democrat who will need to appeal to the Bernie Sanders wing of the party. Barring catastrophe, from 2020 it will be four more years of the best governance we have seen in a long long time.

And if you would like to indulge a bit more in a shameful wallowing in schadenfreude you can watch more or less the same as the first video but with Batman thrown in for his expert commentary:

And if that’s not enough, here’s CBS:

And a quick round-up of all of the most anguished reactions:

A once-in-a-lifetime moment for us all, and for them the first of what I can only hope will be a series of Groundhog’s Day elections! You have to wonder whether these people will ever grow up. For me, it was equivalent to what the Israelites must have experienced when they saw the Red Sea part right before their very eyes.

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44 Responses to More of a miracle than ever

  1. Marcus

    Nevertheless, an election is not about approval in any absolute sense but a contest against another human who have their own policies and peculiarities, and in this case, looking forward to 2020, will be against a Democrat who will need to appeal to the Bernie Sanders wing of the party. Barring catastrophe, from 2020 it will be four more years of the best governance we have seen in a long long time.

    True. Shinzo Abe recently had a landslide despite being not particularly popular and not having a popular agenda, because there was almost literally zero credible opposition. If the ABC and their fellow travellers still can’t grasp why Trump won and may well win again, they should try looking in the mirror some time and seeing what kind of candidates they’re putting up.

  2. pete m

    That guy’s laughter at the end of the first video is classic.

  3. Phill

    I have to wonder why the polls so often get it wrong. Is it because the public will lie about what they really think? Does the left get some electoral advantage by creating polls that slant heavily in their favour? How can the polling companies correct this?

  4. old bloke

    For me, it was equivalent to what the Israelites must have experienced when they saw the Red Sea part right before their very eyes.

    Yes, but shortly after they were whinging and complaining about their state of affairs. Some things never change.

    I’m going to an anniversary dinner in Perth tonight, I’ll raise a glass or two to the Donald.

  5. RobK

    I think many people expected an immediate, impulsive response from Trump.(both those for and against him). Trump has an unusual methodology and analysis which many cannot fathom. Perhaps, slowly, people will see he has strengths in playing the longer game. It’s a problem for many Journos because it develops slowly and perhaps not linearly so it’s harder to wrap. That said, there is always the risk of things going wrong but to date i think he’s had a good run and wish him strength; he’s going to need it. So far he’s made it look pretty easy.

  6. struth

    Hahahahahahahahahahaahhahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaahahahaaahhahahahahahahahaaah…………gulp…….hahahahahahahahahahahahahhhahahhahahahhaahahahahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

  7. MACK

    The only definite conclusion so far is that very few journalists have ever met in New York property developer before. Which means they don’t understand what’s going on, they don’t get out much, and their opinions should be treated accordingly.

  8. Atoms for Peace

    Can’t wait to see how many sooks they get to those “Howl at the sky”meetings.
    Khoroshego dnya.

  9. Tintarella di Luna

    Thank you for those beautiful moments Steve, you have stood firm all the way through it and to watch the weeping wusses and leftist elitists howling down the heavens re-affirmed for me that nemesis will not be denied to the evil-doers and that there is a God.

  10. FelixKruell

    Barring catastrophe, from 2020 it will be four more years of the best governance we have seen in a long long time.

    Best GOVERNANCE??? Compared to what? Mugabe?

    The polling merely confirms what everyone already knows – Trump is doing a spectacularly bad job. He is failing by even his own standards. He hasn’t managed to get any major legislation through a ‘friendly’ house and senate. He hasn’t had any foreign policy wins. He has lost his team at a frightening pace. If this is success, I would hate to see what failure looks like…

  11. Phill
    #2546759, posted on November 8, 2017 at 10:44 am

    I have to wonder why the polls so often get it wrong. Is it because the public will lie about what they really think? Does the left get some electoral advantage by creating polls that slant heavily in their favour? How can the polling companies correct this?

    Here is a break down of the people polled.

    Partisan divisions are 31-23-38 percent, Democrats-Republicans-independents.

    Wonder no more. But Steve should have known better. The above breakdown is from the PDF of the survey detailing the methoology. They polled 8% more democrats PLUS THEY DID PART OF THE POLLING IN SPANISH. (who break down about 60-40 for Dems)
    They might as well have conducted the poll at Berkeley College.
    These pollsters ARE devious lying scumbags who pulled this very same trick leading up to the election and were proven to be wrong wrong wrong by reality.
    Same with this poll, not worth as much as used toilet paper.

  12. RobK

    Felix,
    Trump is trying to up-end many things, the Senate hasn’t been friendly because many of the swampy protocols are at risk and bureaucracy is entrenched,; it’s no small challenge. At a certain point they will yield and Trump will prevail……..I hope.

  13. Phill

    Thanks Baa,
    I am looking at the Virginia Governors election at the moment. Yesterdays polls showed the following;
    Virginia Governor – Monmouth* Northam 47, Gillespie 45 Northam +2
    Virginia Governor – FOX News* Northam 48, Gillespie 43 Northam +5
    Virginia Governor – Quinnipiac* Northam 51, Gillespie 42 Northam +9
    Virginia Governor – The Polling Company (R) Northam 47, Gillespie 46 Northam +1
    Virginia Governor – Christopher Newport Univ.*Northam 51, Gillespie 45 Northam +6

    Not much hope for the republican there. yet the vote counting is now underway, and at the moment with about 30% of the vote counted, Gillespie is ahead by about 1.2%.

    Yep. They are lying devious scumbags.

  14. Tom

    But the poll, alas, is an accurate reflection among even the people I know.

    I can’t believe you’ve been sucked in by fake polls, Steve. As polling analyst Bill Mitchell has previously indicated, the ABC-Wapo poll you’re quoting oversamples Democrat voters by 12-15%, so whatever Trump’s approval-support figures are, add a minimum of 12%. Yes, America is divided, but the purpose of the polling you’re quoting is primarily Get Trump propaganda.

  15. Suburban Boy

    The clips highlight just how shallow, vain and uninformed are the people upon whom many Americans rely for news and opinion.

    Not that Australian MSM are any better, of course.

  16. jupes

    No wonder the oceans are rising. All those lefty tears. LOL

    12 months ago, I was at Trump’s supporters party at the Rugby Club in Sydney with Ross Cameron, Rowan Dean and Mark Latham.

    I got there about 9 am and left after Trump’s victory speech. It was a long day with hopes rising and falling throughout, but what a great day.

  17. pbw

    The polls tell us that a massive Yes vote is coming. Let’s see how that pans out.

  18. Eddystone

    That was a great day just being on the Cat, with people live blogging, Winston, I think, collecting $25 grand and even IT snapping out of his anti-Trump delirium.

  19. FelixKruell

    RobK:

    The Senate would be forced to act if Trump had a simple, consistent message about what he wanted to achieve, consistent with his promises before the election. The fact he has changed his mind so often, made promises he has not kept, means they know they can reject legislation without much consequence (from Trump at least).

  20. Phill

    That Virginia race. 70% counted and the democrat is winning by about 4%. Just goes to show, wishful thinking, including my own, is unreliable.

  21. mh

    I don’t get much enjoyment from revisiting the brain dead anti-Trump MSM. It’s just viewing pathetic people with pathetic views.

    However, this video is still enjoyable.

  22. Sean

    The economy is doing well as the government is getting out of the way. That alone is a major success of his presidency so far

  23. Sean

    He’s a man’s man, not a pussy. He’s telling people to stand up and fight for themselves after 8 years of appeasing and blaming others, which lead to a nation wide culture of SJW and no platforming. It’s going to take time but developing a thick skin is a gift to all the wussies out there.

  24. ian3029

    However, this video is still enjoyable.

    The paint still has not faded from the wall where this woman has been painted at one of our local grocery stores. It’s about 4 metres high – beautiful.

  25. Michel Lasouris

    I note that Rachel is described as female. However her voice and the adam’s apple suggest otherwise. Is ‘she’ one of those gender flexible persons?

  26. mh

    The paint still has not faded from the wall where this woman has been painted at one of our local grocery stores. It’s about 4 metres high – beautiful.

    Where are you?

  27. jupes

    After Trump was elected Mark Latham backed up on Sky News.

    Watch as he excoriates Simon Jackman of the ridiculous US Studies Centre:

    This is gold!

  28. Shane

    Its footage I have yet to tired of watching over the past 12 months.
    Amazing that Maddow gets something like US$30,000 a day for her insights.
    Another priceless view is the one in our own parliament with MT & Julie B watching the outcome on their phones & their stricken looks are priceless as they presumably realise that the hundreds of millions that the Aus taxpayer donated to various Clinton black holes [because no info about the eventual destination ever gets verified] is totally blown.
    [BTW,HRC’s biggest cash donor is now under hotel arrest in Riyadh’s RitzCarlton]
    http://www.smh.com.au/federal-politics/political-news/ticktock-how-the-donald-trump-bombshell-exploded-inside-parliament-house-20161110-gsm2mt.html
    Trump is the only reason that makes tolerable our present & next governments as in the big picture ,they will be irrelevant & our own billabong will be forcedly drained by what is just starting in the US.
    So yes it has been a fantastic Annus mirabilis as LIQ might put it.

  29. Mundi

    The only pollsters who got trump right were LA Times.

    The method they used was to simply randomly call people, then scale there vote based on that person’s state electro college votes.

    A “normal” liberal poll is fine nothing like that. When they ring they all you who you generally support, if you are a Minority etc etc. They then scale your vote based on your radial profile and part political allegiance. In the end they end up chasing there tale. A trump supporter is a white male, so his vote in the poll will be down scaled compared to a black women saying she votes democrat. Especially if the poll seems to allow that they randomly had less black people than they were expecting.

    If you look at the raw data for polls in the rust belt, trump was always winning. But they convinced themselves that they were calling a disproportionate number of white country makes, so adjusted it to match the “real” demographics of the state.

  30. Dr Fred Lenin

    This proves that “the polls” are like the vote in a communist one candidate election .where the party candidate polls 106.94 per ce t of the vote . You have to watch these videos to realise the total lack of awareness and truth in modern leftoid career politics ,? makes you wonder if the closure of mental institutions by the reds was responsible for mass stupidity ? There are seemingly mobs of eligible candidates for psychiatric treatment ,even though they look normal ,most of them paid by the long suffering taxpayers . One must believe nothing you see or hear in the media ,and about half of what you see.
    “All the news that’s fit to print has become all the news WE think you need to know “.

  31. Rossini

    Way to go Struth+++++++++++++11111

  32. Up The Workers!

    Like Goof Witless and the Australian Liars’ Party in 1975 – the Leftard presstitutes were so convinced by their own propaganda, bigotry and lies that they actually believed their own steaming pile of ordure they were enthusiastically shovelling.

    The electorate however, thought otherwise and because the presstitutes only listened to one another rather than the electorate, they got the shock of their lives when the results finally came in.

    There are still rusted-on Leftards today, some 42 years later, who are convinced that the C.I.A. ‘tinkered’ with those results to give the vote to Fraser and the Libs.

    In the most recent U.S. Federal election, the Right Dishonourable Professor, Doctor (with the receipts to prove it!) Juliar Gillard O.A.; D.C.M. (Order of the Arse; Don’t Come Monday) was a propaganda consultant to the Clinton Crime Family.

    There was a whole LOT of gillarding going on in those clips above.

    Facts are facts and Gillard is Gillard,
    And never the twain shall meet.

  33. Irreversible

    While I remain astonished at your desperate love affair, I can only wonder at what you think Trump will leave behind. At the least, a totally broken Republican Party. Quite likely one at war with itself. How much damage he inflicts on the US and what long term injury arises from his empowering despots in China and Russia remains to be seen.
    One thing is for sure: Trump’s term will be regarded as something akin to that of Caligula.

  34. stackja

    Never Trumpers still around.

  35. Bruce of Newcastle

    Irreversible – If the one thing he achieves is catalysing the collapse of the climate mafia then that alone will save the world literally trillions of dollars and at least hundreds of thousands of innocent lives.

    There are signs that he is succeeding, like this one today:

    German-Spanish Wind Energy Giant To Lay Off 6000 Workers, Citing “Changing Market Conditions”

    As soon as industry realises they no longer have to pay Danegeld to these horrible people they will walk away from them, and we can get back to not burning food in cars and having actual electricity grids that work.

  36. Defender of the faith

    Bruce of Nobbys: trump has managed only to be the odd man out. His rhetoric is not matched by action and he has zero influence. What he has done on climate is gifted the Chinese a huge trade lever. Their position is very likely to assume “leadership” which will most certainly become commercial. US businesses will suffer.

  37. Paul

    Beautiful moments.
    Simply great.

  38. candy

    Well done, Steve. I felt tearful.
    Let’s hope D. Trump has the continuing strength to see it through.

    Ms Clinton calling half of America deplorable set the tone, showed the divide, what she and the media elites really think of ordinary folk. If they keep asking how did this happen, why did he win? – well, there’s your reason.

  39. New Chum

    What does the sharemarket think of Trump? Be aware I am not an expert chartist.
    This will give you a chart of the Dow Jones Industrial Average .
    google “Big Charts from MarketWatch”
    Select “Advanced Chart”
    Enter “DJIA” in the menu window on the left of screen
    Time frame use 1 year and daily
    go down to indicators moving average select SMA{2-line}
    I use lower indicator 1 MACD
    lower indicator 2 RSI
    lower indicator 3 Momentum
    for chart style I am using OHLC
    background Default
    chart size Big
    Draw Chart
    For the Australian Market ASX200 “AUcolon XJO
    AU:XJO

  40. Zatara

    Lets not forget Paul “The Garden Gnome” Krugman.

    “It really does now look like President Donald J. Trump. And markets are plunging. When might we expect them to recover? A first-pass answer is never.”

    “The election of such an irresponsible, ignorant man would inflict the mother of all adverse effects on the economy. So we are very probably looking at a global recession, with no end in sight.”

    “A regime that will be ignorant of economic policy and hostile to any effort to make it work. Effective fiscal support for the Fed? Not a chance. In fact, you can bet that the Fed will lose its independence, and be bullied by cranks.”

    Special recognition to Steve Ratner of MSNBC – “If the unlikely happens, and Trump wins you will see a market crash of historic proportions, I think.”

    Dow closing:
    8 Nov 2016 – 18,259.60
    8 Nov 2017 – 23,563.00

    S&P and NASDAQ up 30% since election day and the Dow, NASDAQ and S&P all hit record closings today.

    Do you want fries with that crow Krugman?

  41. mh

    The Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel 2008
    Paul Krugman

    Yes, let’s have a look at some of that economic science from Paul Krugman:

    “It really does now look like President Donald J. Trump. And markets are plunging. When might we expect them to recover? A first-pass answer is never.”

    According to Terry McCrann:

    … These numbers though pale into insignificance compared with what he’s done for Wall St and for US investors. There, his election just under a year ago has added over $US7 trillion to share values.

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