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Monday, February 12, 2024

As the prospect of a Joe Biden-Donald Trump rematch in this year's presidential election rises, a poll indicates that more Americans are looking back at Trump's term in office with nostalgia.

Forty percent said Trump's presidency was better than expected, according to the NBC News poll. About one-third of those surveyed (31 percent) said Trump's time in office was about as expected, while 29 percent said it was worse than expected.



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Trump has won Iowa, New Hampshire and Nevada as he marches toward the 2024 GOP presidential nomination, with Republicans increasingly converging behind him, even as he faces an array of legal problems"including 91 charges in four separate criminal cases. He is looking to secure a huge delegate haul during the Super Tuesday contests on March 5, which would move him closer to become the party's nominee.

Overall, the assessment of Trump's performance as president was better than when NBC News asked the same question in August 2018. Then, only 29 percent said the Trump administration was doing better than they expected, 43 percent said it was going about as well as they expected, while 27 percent said it was worse than they expected.

The new poll suggested that Republicans tend to look back at the Trump presidency more fondly, with 80 percent of Republican voters saying it was better than expected and only 6 percent saying it was worse. About 24 percent said it was about as expected.

Their Orange Fuhrer tries to cling to power, ramps up authoritarian rhetoric and proposals while fending off 91 criminal charges and they look back nostalgically.

How f*&^ing stupid and shortsighted can you be?

#1 | Posted by jpw at 2024-02-12 04:01 PM | Reply

I've tried to see things from their perspective.

Had I been a Republican, the FSM forgive, might I have been so fed up with Est Republicans that I could be conned by an outsider, a billionaire tv show host, descendent of slumlords, lewzer at casino ownership... who promised he was on the side of working people, opposed abortion, and would make Mexico pay for a Wall while taming the Chinese economy?

Only if I was deaf, dumb, and blind. Only if I ignored his history, which was there to see.

Trumpers would have gotten a lot more of what they want economically if they had left the GOP and voted for moderate Democrats.


But no, the social/culture wars, propagated by the Est GOP they say they hate, are too inviting for such practical thinking.

Now they are stuck with Trump, who was much better to Est Republicans than he was to them; gave his big money donars 90 percent of whatever they wanted, including yuuge deficit spending tax cuts, while Trumpers got a Red Hat and a feel good pat on the head.

Not to mention an Insurrection to steal an election after it was over.

It's not too late for them to realize that a moderate Dem is better for them and the country than either the Est GOP or the Trump Train, which is, one way or another, headed offa the nearest cliff.

I mean, there is no one to take over for him, even if he spent the next four years in the WH threating Europe, deriding Vets, and making Musk and Leo Leonard richer.

He's a one of a kind criminal cult leader on a dead end road, no matter how you look at it.

#2 | Posted by Corky at 2024-02-12 06:05 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

To the article: Not surprising, as the cult has been strengthening itself and weeding out pesky facts for the last six years. And in 25 years, with any luck, you'll find few Americans who will ever admit to have supported the dung heap.

"I mean, there is no one to take over for him."

I've always thought that, once Trump is gone, that's the case in a few ways. Without Trump, I don't think Republicans could maintain his level of vitriol, especially without cover. None even match it now; MTG is a piker next to Trump.

Every Republican now living, as far as I know, is human. Trump never had that baggage.

#3 | Posted by Dbt2 at 2024-02-12 11:23 PM | Reply

Republican primary voters are clearly idiots.

Given a small handful of candidates considerably better (or far less bad, depending on how one looks at it) than Trump they resoundingly chose Trump anyway.

#4 | Posted by BellRinger at 2024-02-12 11:36 PM | Reply

"Republican primary voters are clearly idiots"

Soon to change into general election voters who are clearly idiots.

But it's much more than stupidity.

These people are asking for an Anti-Christ, so all of them are searching for a few years of high entertainment before everything they have in life burns and they shortly follow.

#5 | Posted by Zed at 2024-02-13 07:55 AM | Reply

I am increasingly interested in the number of Trump supporters who will suffer and die in a new Trump term. What was it last time, due to COVID? One half-million? I think Trump will do better with a second chance.

#6 | Posted by Zed at 2024-02-13 08:59 AM | Reply

The only proof we need is the election of 2016

#7 | Posted by Nixon at 2024-02-13 05:20 PM | Reply

Don't forget the 2020 election.

#8 | Posted by ClownShack at 2024-02-13 05:36 PM | Reply

I am increasingly interested in the number of Trump supporters who will suffer and die in a new Trump term. What was it last time, due to COVID? One half-million? I think Trump will do better with a second chance.

Had Trump simply conceded the election, just like every other losing POTUS candidate in history, Ashli Babbitt would still be alive.

#9 | Posted by rstybeach11 at 2024-02-13 05:40 PM | Reply

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