Happy Labor Day, from Millennial Democrats! This is our second one. We’d like to thank you all for sticking by us. It’s been a great first year for our young organization.
Too bad for Donald Trump that he can’t say the same. A strong Blue Wave is about to knock him right over.
By now talking about what a disaster this illegitimate and infantile White House occupant is won’t be necessary to explain why the values of Labor Day are grotesquely violated by his era. He still hasn’t even been in office half a term, and he’s already made it clear that there never was a worse president.
Last year Trump gave America an actual Labor Day present, by way of reassuring us as to what a sane and balanced man we had running our country.
“Hurricane Harvey was wonderful”, Trump said, in the following statement regarding the survivors of the storm he’d met at the disaster relief center he visited.
“They were just happy,” Trump said, referencing the disaster in a speech that included a bizarre list of phrases. “We saw a lot of happiness. It’s been really nice. It’s been a wonderful thing. It’s been beautiful.”
Unreal as it seems looking back, he really said it. That’s who he is, that’s how he is. But for that same reason, we got another Labor Day present. Donald’s disastrous showing in the polls.
Ever since George Gallup first invented his public opinion polling system, back in 1937, annual collections of this data have been assembled and compiled. Approval polls are still considered a reasonably valid indicator of the public mood.
Trump’s approval ratings, on average, are the worst any president has ever had. By far. It’s below 40%, which pretty much fits what we all know- He isn’t fit for the job.
Still, we’ve seen this before, and we don’t want to overestimate it. Things that would have finished anyone else seem not even to affect Trump, because he was such a misfit in the first place.
Everyone knew who and what he was after the Access Hollywood “Grab ’em by the p***y” tape, and they made their choice back then. So many of the people who stump for him say he could shoot someone on Fifth Avenue in broad daylight and they’d be fine with it. It’s the Sunk Cost effect on full display.
When the Washington Post/ABC News poll released last week showed President Trump’s approval down to 36 percent, they cautioned that more polling over a longer period of time would be needed to tell if this was simply a blip or if Trump’s disaster life and the scandals that fall from it like scabs have finally taken their toll.
Now we have yet another poll giving us those same numbers as feedback, and also explaining why.
“Trump lost significant ground on job approval with Republicans this month, which fell from 83% last month to 76% this month. Among independents, Trump’s approval dropped 4 points to 33%.”
Yes, the old rating machine, DJT, is getting just precisely what he deserves.
I was particularly pleased to note Democratic approval has never been above the low single digits. Democrats are smart and tough and the country’s only hope.
If it were not for us, democracy would have fallen in the 1970’s after Watergate, under Richard Nixon. This should never be forgotten. Anytime you get a chance to speak up for the Democrats, do so.
It’s been a long and awful ride, from last Labor Day to this one, and it’s been a long year. It’s hardly possible for anyone to forget that the last twelve months have seen little children locked en masse in dog kennels.
I predicted before the election that if Hillary Clinton got robbed of her rightful place in the White House, it would be nothing but indignity for America. Those words have come true beyond anything I feared at the time, although not by much. It was pretty obvious, really.
Starting with the hundred people killed in the Great Railroad Strike of 1877, many have died, fighting to secure the rights that Americans now enjoy. We pay homage to their sacrifice on Labor Day.
Last year, I wrote about what it means to celebrate a day dedicated to America’s working people, in a time so filled with corruption and despair as the Trump era.
I hoped we could honor the fallen ones by getting rid of Trump and all his cronies, and I was not the only one.
Last year, all of that seemed very far away. Now we’re 63 days from a Blue Wave coming along and Making America Clean Again.
As this article was being written, the news came through that Trump will try to block the Mueller report from public view. It seems clear there is plenty of labor ahead, and we’ll be here beside you for all of it.