Friday, October 6, 2017

American sentiment

WASHINGTON (AP) — Just 24 percent of Americans believe the country is heading in the right direction after a tumultuous stretch for President Donald Trump that included the threat of war with North Korea, stormy complaints about hurricane relief and Trump’s equivocating about white supremacists. That’s a 10-point drop since June, according to a poll from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research.
The decline in optimism about the nation’s trajectory is particularly pronounced among Republicans. In June, 60 percent of Republicans said the country was headed in the right direction; now it’s just 44 percent.
The broader picture for the president is grim, too. Nearly 70 percent of Americans say Trump isn’t level-headed, and majorities say he’s not honest or a strong leader. More than 60 percent disapprove of how he is handling race relations, foreign policy and immigration, among other issues.
Overall, 67 percent of Americans disapprove of the job Trump is doing in office, including about one-third of Republicans.
Worse than "mad," it's "sad."


  1. Wasn't it P.T. Barnum who said there's a sucker born every minute?

    1. Charlie -- Actually, it wasn't, but the sentiment is accurate whoever said it.

  2. I foresaw this before Election Day last November.
    By the end of January I was hash tagging #HesNotMyPresident.

    Did you hear / read about the group of psychiatrists who got the fortitude to put together a book on Trump’s mental health, or rather lack off.

    “The Dangerous Case of Donald Trump: 27 Psychiatrists and Mental Health Experts Assess a President. Bandy Lee is the author. There are other psychiatrist who contributed.

    Bandy X. Lee, M.D., M.Div., is a faculty member in the Law and Psychiatry Division of Yale School of Medicine. She earned her degrees at Yale, interned at Bellevue, was Chief Resident at Mass. General, and was a Research Fellow at Harvard Medical School. She was also a Fellow of the National Institute of Mental Health.

    ISBN-13: 978-1250179456, ISBN-10: 1250179459

    It’s on all major book and ebook sites,,, etc. it’s even at Walmart’s.

    It’s been moved up to next book on my reading list.

    As for Trump’s implementation of the Madman Theory.
    I predict it’ll fail. Miserably. But then Trump is both used to failing and denying his failures.

    1. Sorry for the typo “there are other psychistrists....”