That Trump anchor

That Trump anchor is getting heavier. Republican Senate candidate are realizing the president’s decline in the polls is impacting their chances as reported in an article by Politico today called “Election forecast: Trump, Senate, GOP in trouble.”
Per the Politico article, 75% of voters think the country is going in the wrong direction as Trump’s approval ratings fall further beneath already underwater averages.

It goes on to say “President Donald Trump is now an underdog to win a second term and Republican majority in the Senate is in serious danger.” RealClear Politics, which averages poll results, reports Arizona Senator Martha McSally is behind in a close race to astronaut Mark Kelly, North Carolina Senator Thom Tillis is behind in a close race to state legislator and decorated vet Cal Cunningham, and Senators Joni Ernst (Iowa), Cory Gardner (Colorado), Susan Collins (Maine) are also closely behind in their races to Theresa Greenfield, John Hickenlooper and Sara Gideon, respectively.

With his ongoing misinformation and lack of leadership on COVID-19, with his racist tendencies adding gasoline to racial injustice issues and tensions, with his ongoing corrupt tendencies to punish people who try to protect our country against his deceit and ineptness in doing his job not bothering to read or pay attention, the Trump anchor is pulling others down with him.

And, it is not going to get better. COVID-19 is getting worse in America and he is hoping it goes away. Hope is not a strategy. Although, there was some hopeful news in May and June of some of the unemployed going back to work, the economy is going to continue its malaise into 2021, as more closings occur. The last half of June started to show fall off from the first half results.

After winning in 2016 on fear and a nationalistic campaign, he is doubling down on those themes, at a time when most of the country has left him behind on the problem of racial injustice. He had support when he made a prop out of Colin Kaepernick when he knelt to the national anthem, but Trump chose not to understand the reason why Kaepernick was kneeling. The fact a Vietnam vet knelt with Kaepernick did not register. Trump is shouting in the wind, but fewer are listening.

Now, Democrats, a word of caution. Do not count the seats as won yet. You must get out on and vote. There is an old saying that if you are going to take down the King, you better take him down. As economic advisor to presidents of both parties, Robert Reich said Trump is a clear and present danger to our country and world. If he were to win, America and the planet would be in dire trouble with an uncontrolled Pandora.

17 thoughts on “That Trump anchor

  1. Note to Readers: Here is the opening paragraph of a CNN piece today on “As Trump gaslights America on coronavirus, Republicans face critical choice.”

    “The gulf between reality and President Donald Trump’s delusional vision of a waning coronavirus threat was on full display this weekend, as cases soared in key hotspots while he delivered speeches at Mount Rushmore and at the White House, with little physical distancing and few masks, directly contradicting the advice from his public health experts.”

  2. Hello Keith. I would also suggest that those who can make small donations to those Democratic challengers you mentioned above. In the case of Collins, Moscow Mitch threw her a lavish fundraiser with big money donors. The Democratic candidates need help from all of us. Airtime / media costs big money. Hugs

  3. Note to Readers: “We have to defeat Trump to rebirth the Republican Party,” says Anthony Scaramucci, the former press secretary for Trump in an interview yesterday.

  4. Good post, Keith. My hope is that come November, common sense overrides the fear factor Trump is pushing. His fear-mongering worked last time … let’s hope it does NOT work this time, else I believe this nation will forevermore be changed, not for the better.

    • Jill, thanks. I read a good piece on how he is trying to make NASCAR driver Bubba Wallace out to be the next Colin Kaepernick. This is a horrible misjudgement on the president’s part as NASCAR stood by Wallace. Trump continues to figuratively shout, “In case you were wondering, yes I am a racist.”

      As for fear, he has painted Biden as too tough on crime in one commercial and not tough enough in another. Which is it Mr. Trump? Keith

      • PS – While I am typing this, Dr. Mandy Cohen, North Carolina’s Health director is answering questions on COVID-19. Besides being informative and helpful, she is very respectful of the reporters. She will say “That is a great question” or “Thank you for that question.” It is so refreshingly considerate than the person in the White House who flies off the handle due to his inability to think everything is about him. Keith

      • I saw that on Sunday night, and it had me gnashing my teeth! He’s also mocking NASCAR for their decision to ban the confederate flag. He is beyond a racist. Sigh.

      • Jill, I think more than a few Republicans and independents who lean that way are seeing these efforts as behind the rest of the country. NASCAR’s response was a little tame, but did support their decision to be inclusive and stand by Wallace. Simply saying we stand by our decision is meaningful. With the NFL now supporting Black Lives Matter, that is also telling. Keith

      • Agreed. Trump seems to think that his entire re-election bid hinges on the economy, but he fails to understand how he is alienating so many with his hate speech. I hope the majority of the republicans are ready to wash their hands of him. I just wish I felt more confident.

        I was proud of NASCAR for standing by Bubba Wallace, but yes, I would have liked them to issue a stronger statement. Still … it served its purpose. By November I am going to have ulcers, grey hair, a palsy, and suitcases under my eyes … that is, if I’m still alive come November!

      • Jill, for those who say the president has a heavy hand on the economy are actually saying Barack Obama is a great president due to the economy’s success on his watch. In actuality, the president has much less impact on the economy than believed, providing only headwinds or tailwinds. This president has provided both. Keith

  5. This is a light, but it is a beacon only. One which must guide Americans to vote this freak of your electoral system out of office and into the history books where future historians can give him his true punishment and make him a by-word for ridicule.

    • Roger, so true. He will get even more vicious and untruthful as he flounders more. The one thing that Trump fails to grasp is he is his own worst enemy. He just cannot shut up and keeps digging his own hole. But, Dems better show up and vote. Keith

  6. “The Trump anchor is getting heavier.” Apart from an anchor’s necessary weight, when in use, anchors hold fast. In the political metaphor, the anchor would hold fast to a principle. To which principle does Mr Trump adhere? Just wondering.

    • David, per his niece’s forthcoming book, which echoes other books, articles, etc., the president has largely an unprincipled person. Decisions he makes and words he shares are traceable back to his large ego. Money is just a way of keeping score.

      I read a Forbes reporter, who compiles the list of richest people, note most people do not want the notoriety of being on the list. He noted he knew of only two people that fudged numbers to get on the list – one of those was Donald Trump. Keith

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