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Voters Are Finally Waking up to trumps Failures

Voters Are Finally Starting to Notice the Trump Administration’s Botched Response to the Pandemic

 

The coronavirus is a rapidly developing news story, so some of the content in this article might be out of date. Check out our most recent coverage of the coronavirus crisis, and subscribe to Mother Jones' newsletters.

 

As the country was gripped by the coronavirus pandemic in March, President Donald Trump saw some of the best approval numbers of his presidency. Multiple polls showed that a small majority of Americans approved of his handling of the crisis, while his personal approval ratings ticked up slightly. For a polarizing leader whose personal approval has never cracked 50 percent, it looked like the national urge to trust a leader in times of crisis might just benefit the president eight months from the 2020 elections.

 

But as we enter April, those numbers have reversed course. Navigator Research, a progressive survey project operated by two Democratic polling firms, began a daily tracking poll two weeks ago to measure how the public viewed the crisis and Trump’s response to it. In their first tracking poll, released on March 24, 52 percent of Americans approved of the president’s handling of the pandemic. But in the two weeks since, those numbers have declined. Their polling shows that a growing number of Americans feel that Trump downplayed the crisis, was unprepared, and failed to respond quickly. In the latest poll out Saturday, 59 percent of respondents said they had “serious concerns” that Trump failed to take decisive action in the early stages of the outbreak. Even 40 percent of voters who supported Trump in 2016 now believe he failed to take the crisis seriously enough early on. The number of people saying Trump was honest about the crisis has declined, the poll showed, and 53 percent now believe he has been dishonest.

 

There are obvious sources for these concerns. The pandemic is growing rapidly in the United States—by Saturday there were nearly 300,000 cases—while the medical community has been left without basic medical equipment to handle the growing demands in hospitals. In New York, the epicenter of the epidemic in the US, calls for additional ventilators have been rebuffed by Trump. With nearly 8,000 deaths by Saturday, fatalities are on the rise and public health officials warn that a terrifying shortage of hospital beds and ventilators will likely mean the mortality rate will go up. Meanwhile, unemployment is soaring, with 10 million new jobless claims since mid-March.

 

As more reporting analyzes administration’s response, the more evidence there is that the president shirked his responsibilities while the virus spread. According to a new report by the Washington Post, it took Trump 70 days from the first time he was notified of the coronavirus and its grave implications to treat it as a public health crisis. That’s more than two months of wasted time during which the White House failed to grasp the threat and turned down requests for emergency funding from health officials.

 

Though it shut down travel from China at the end of January—where the virus first appeared in the city of Wuhan in November—it had allowed 300,000 people to enter the country from there during January. And the administration rebuffed calls from health care officials and White House aides to limit travel from Europe for over a month as it became another hotspot for the virus. Trump himself compared the coronavirus to the flu and a political act by the Democrats to undermine his election chances, as he predicted it would soon disappear. 

 

Perhaps the most consequential failure was the administration’s bungling of testing, which hobbled the country’s response and blinded it to the potential enormity of the outbreak. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention failed to produce a good test, causing likely fatal delays in tracking the spread of the virus. As the Post reported:

 

[In February] federal medical and public health officials were emailing increasingly dire forecasts amongst themselves, with one Veterans Affairs medical adviser warning, ‘We are flying blind,’” according to emails obtained by the watchdog group American Oversight.

 

Later in February, U.S. officials discovered indications that the CDC laboratory was failing to meet basic quality-control standards. On a Feb. 27 conference call with a range of health officials, a senior FDA official lashed out at the CDC for its repeated lapses.

 

Jeffrey Shuren, the FDA’s director for devices and radiological health, told the CDC that if it were subjected to the same scrutiny as a privately run lab, “I would shut you down.”

 

The real implications of those delays and missteps were not fully apparent during early polling regarding the White House response. But now, as the death toll mounts and more state governors have stepped up their responses to the emergency, it appears the slow response is now eating away at the public’s confidence in the president. 

 

On February 25, Kayleigh McEnany, a spokesperson for the Trump campaign, told Fox News, “We will not see diseases like the coronavirus come here.” Meanwhile, White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow said the virus was “contained.” More than a month later, comments like these are no longer inspiring confidence. 

 

 

Voters Are Finally Starting to Notice the Trump Administration’s Botched Response to the Pandemic 

 

 

 


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The best you can come up with is a doctored photo. Trump style right down the line. Nothing but untruths. All can see how bad Dictator Trumps wants full power, and how far his enablers will go to help him.

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  • The U.S. saw 2,909 people die of Covid-19 in 24 hours, according to the data, which was collected as of 4 a.m. ET on Friday.
  • That’s the highest daily death toll in the U.S. yet
  • The country’s deadliest day comes as state officials weigh reopening parts of the economy and easing stay-at-home orders.

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Slowly, yes, but we may not find out fully until November. 
Perhaps we may need to reform the question into “why are voters putting up with trump’s failures”?

Applicable syndromes might be: brainwashing, ignorance, denialism, or enjoys being lied to and mistreated. 
The media needs to present real perspectives of trump, not the we think he’s going to change scenario...he ain’t

going to!

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Well I hope all saw and read the article in the papers today about who is making money off of the medical equipment being sold through FEMA to providers. I always wondered why Trump changed the way FEMA worked. Until now FEMA purchased the equipment and gave or sold them to the users.  Well now we know why the change.

State of Md. (Reb.) cancelled a contract with one of the FEMA buying Cos. for medical equipment for non delivery. The Co. was formed after all of this started by 2 Reb. fund raisers. They raised money for Senator from PA, WISC and a few others. Now they make their money from the virus.

Does anyone think this is why Trump made FEMA go this route. As Trump told us: I give you something you give me something so you can be sure Trump is being paid off if only by the Senators never voting to override what he wants.  Now we all know why the Senate has and will do nothing to help in any problem as the Reb. Senators (at least most) are on the Trump payroll along with others who work for them.  The truth comes out.

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Social Security is a socialist policy, unemployment insurance is a socialist policy, Medicare and Medicaid are a socialist policy, free public schools is a socialist policy, the Interstate Highway System is a socialist policy. public prisons is a socialist policy, public parks is a socialist policy, public libraries is a socialist policy, public transportation is a socialist policy...

 

I have more...

 

The problem isn't that we have socialist policies, the problem is that we allow people who say they are against "all socialist policies" to vote. These people have no clue as to how our government and society function. These are the people who think patriotism is all our  citizens need to shape our government. These are the people who shout their opinions and their patriotism from the roof tops, these are the people who can't name their congressman.

 

 

"An educated citizenry is a vital requisite for our survival as a free people."

Thomas Jefferson.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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AzRancher wrote, "I believe there are a lot of long time dyed in the wool conservatives (like me) who don't necessarily agree with everything he says, or agree with everything he does but like me I cannot change sides because I truly do not believe in the liberal agenda.

 

  • I believe in less government - not more. Trump has expanded the role of the federal governent and increased the deficit/debt dramatically 
  • I do not believe we should be dependant on the government dime.You mean like multi-million dollar bailout by Trump of farmers?
  • I believe in term limits and personal choice in all area's (including healthcare and option to not have it). Everyone is automatically part of the healthcare system from the day they are born.
  • I definitely oppose any and all socialist policies. Do you mean the welfare policy (Trump Tax Law) for the ultra wealthy and large corporations? And let's not forget the Trump Bailout of farmers previously mentioned.
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@Centristsin2010 wrote:

Voters Are Finally Starting to Notice the Trump Administration’s Botched Response to the Pandemic

 

The coronavirus is a rapidly developing news story, so some of the content in this article might be out of date. Check out our most recent coverage of the coronavirus crisis, and subscribe to Mother Jones' newsletters.

 

As the country was gripped by the coronavirus pandemic in March, President Donald Trump saw some of the best approval numbers of his presidency. Multiple polls showed that a small majority of Americans approved of his handling of the crisis, while his personal approval ratings ticked up slightly. For a polarizing leader whose personal approval has never cracked 50 percent, it looked like the national urge to trust a leader in times of crisis might just benefit the president eight months from the 2020 elections.

 

But as we enter April, those numbers have reversed course. Navigator Research, a progressive survey project operated by two Democratic polling firms, began a daily tracking poll two weeks ago to measure how the public viewed the crisis and Trump’s response to it. In their first tracking poll, released on March 24, 52 percent of Americans approved of the president’s handling of the pandemic. But in the two weeks since, those numbers have declined. Their polling shows that a growing number of Americans feel that Trump downplayed the crisis, was unprepared, and failed to respond quickly. In the latest poll out Saturday, 59 percent of respondents said they had “serious concerns” that Trump failed to take decisive action in the early stages of the outbreak. Even 40 percent of voters who supported Trump in 2016 now believe he failed to take the crisis seriously enough early on. The number of people saying Trump was honest about the crisis has declined, the poll showed, and 53 percent now believe he has been dishonest.

 

There are obvious sources for these concerns. The pandemic is growing rapidly in the United States—by Saturday there were nearly 300,000 cases—while the medical community has been left without basic medical equipment to handle the growing demands in hospitals. In New York, the epicenter of the epidemic in the US, calls for additional ventilators have been rebuffed by Trump. With nearly 8,000 deaths by Saturday, fatalities are on the rise and public health officials warn that a terrifying shortage of hospital beds and ventilators will likely mean the mortality rate will go up. Meanwhile, unemployment is soaring, with 10 million new jobless claims since mid-March.

 

As more reporting analyzes administration’s response, the more evidence there is that the president shirked his responsibilities while the virus spread. According to a new report by the Washington Post, it took Trump 70 days from the first time he was notified of the coronavirus and its grave implications to treat it as a public health crisis. That’s more than two months of wasted time during which the White House failed to grasp the threat and turned down requests for emergency funding from health officials.

 

Though it shut down travel from China at the end of January—where the virus first appeared in the city of Wuhan in November—it had allowed 300,000 people to enter the country from there during January. And the administration rebuffed calls from health care officials and White House aides to limit travel from Europe for over a month as it became another hotspot for the virus. Trump himself compared the coronavirus to the flu and a political act by the Democrats to undermine his election chances, as he predicted it would soon disappear. 

 

Perhaps the most consequential failure was the administration’s bungling of testing, which hobbled the country’s response and blinded it to the potential enormity of the outbreak. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention failed to produce a good test, causing likely fatal delays in tracking the spread of the virus. As the Post reported:

 

[In February] federal medical and public health officials were emailing increasingly dire forecasts amongst themselves, with one Veterans Affairs medical adviser warning, ‘We are flying blind,’” according to emails obtained by the watchdog group American Oversight.

 

Later in February, U.S. officials discovered indications that the CDC laboratory was failing to meet basic quality-control standards. On a Feb. 27 conference call with a range of health officials, a senior FDA official lashed out at the CDC for its repeated lapses.

 

Jeffrey Shuren, the FDA’s director for devices and radiological health, told the CDC that if it were subjected to the same scrutiny as a privately run lab, “I would shut you down.”

 

The real implications of those delays and missteps were not fully apparent during early polling regarding the White House response. But now, as the death toll mounts and more state governors have stepped up their responses to the emergency, it appears the slow response is now eating away at the public’s confidence in the president. 

 

On February 25, Kayleigh McEnany, a spokesperson for the Trump campaign, told Fox News, “We will not see diseases like the coronavirus come here.” Meanwhile, White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow said the virus was “contained.” More than a month later, comments like these are no longer inspiring confidence. 

 

 

Voters Are Finally Starting to Notice the Trump Administration’s Botched Response to the Pandemic 

 

"Navigator Research, a progressive survey project operated by two Democratic polling firms,"

 

I stopped reading at that point.

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@jfpinlvn wrote:

"Navigator Research, a progressive survey project operated by two Democratic polling firms,"

 

I stopped reading at that point.

 

Then you understand when others laugh and disregard Rasmussen and Fox polls?


 


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Right you are Centrist. I have seen a number of troubling polls as well for Trump and his shall we say "handling" or lack there of, shall we say. Voters tend to trust their state and local leadership much more and better than they do the covidiot in the White House, LOL!
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Voters, don't listen to trumps advice to disinfect yourself.  It isn't sane!  He is literally, unhinged!!!


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@Centristsin2010 wrote:

Voters, don't listen to trumps advice to disinfect yourself.  It isn't sane!  He is literally, unhinged!!!


I know some of you die-hards would follow him trough a hail storm barefoot, but I hope no one will endanger their life by following such stupid advice from a moron. 

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@Centristsin2010 wrote:

Voters, don't listen to trumps advice to disinfect yourself.  It isn't sane!  He is literally, unhinged!!!


His display of sheer ignorance is astounding, yet people still support this moron.

 

The polls show that Young people across America don't support this idiot at all, let's hope they show up at the polls in November.


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@ChasKy53 wrote:

@Centristsin2010 wrote:

Voters, don't listen to trumps advice to disinfect yourself.  It isn't sane!  He is literally, unhinged!!!


His display of sheer ignorance is astounding, yet people still support this moron.

 

The polls show that Young people across America don't support this idiot at all, let's hope they show up at the polls in November.


I believe there are a lot of long time dyed in the wool conservatives (like me) who don't necessarily agree with everything he says, or agree with everything he does but like me I cannot change sides because I truly do not believe in the liberal agenda. I believe in less government - not more. I do not believe we should be dependant on the government dime. I believe in term limits and personal choice in all area's (including healthcare and option to not have it). I definitely oppose any and all socialist policies. Therfore no matter who runs on the Republican side they more often than not forward the conservative agenda. 

 

As for young american's, they mostly appear to be for free education, forgiving college loans, free healthcare and free housing. Not all I agree but quite a few and they fit right into the liberal socialist agenda.

 

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@AzRancher wrote:

@ChasKy53 wrote:

@Centristsin2010 wrote:

Voters, don't listen to trumps advice to disinfect yourself.  It isn't sane!  He is literally, unhinged!!!


His display of sheer ignorance is astounding, yet people still support this moron.

 

The polls show that Young people across America don't support this idiot at all, let's hope they show up at the polls in November.

 

@AzRancher 


I believe there are a lot of long time dyed in the wool conservatives (like me) who don't necessarily agree with everything he says, or agree with everything he does....well, you have some sense then....Smiley Very Happy    but like me I cannot change sides because I truly do not believe in the liberal agenda. Now we're getting to the "meat" shall we say?  You can't change sides....understood, but maybe the issue is when one sees it as a black or white issue.....are there only two sides, Conservative and Liberal?  Do you agree with the contention that most Americans are neither, they are more in the middle, leans right or leans left....do you agree with that?  Do you agree that there are more things/issues that unite us then we disagree?....I believe in less government - not more. Well your head most be exploding with all these government bailouts, eh?  It's alway's "that's different" until it suits one's personal desire....do you agree there can be a middle ground between more and less government?  Would that be acceptable to you?  I do not believe we should be dependant on the government dime. I would agree...does that make me a Conservative?  I believe in term limits.....IMO, we have term limits.  Done with a Congresscritter?  Don't vote for them, it's that simple.  Get money out of the mix and much of the argument for term limits goes away.  If you have a great Senator, we would you want to limit their time in office?  IMO, it makes people lazy.  If you have great disdain for a candidate, folks should get off their butts and help their opponent.  Fair? and personal choice in all area's (including healthcare and option to not have it). What about a woman's right to choose?  Using marijuana?  Should it be legal?  I definitely oppose any and all socialist policies.  Public education?  Police and fire?National Parks?  Interstate hwy system?  Medicare?  Social Security?  All socialist programs.....  Therfore no matter who runs on the Republican side they more often than not forward the conservative agenda. Was that true with Romney?  McCain?  Jr. Bush?  All Republicans called Rino's by many Conservatives.  Thanks for the opportunity; will look forward to your thoughtful response.  Thanks!

 


 


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What most conservatives refuse to admit is what conservatives stood for up to 1970 no longer exists in the actions of the Republican Party. The ONLY thing the GOP has done since 1980 is redistribute income and wealth from the bottom 90% to the top 10% and prevent Government from protecting the bottom 90% from the predition of the top.

 

GOPers have appointed "conservative" judges who make the GOPerBots happy by opposing Women's Rights, BUT most of their decisions involve finding in favor of Corporate Oligarchs and against consumers and Unions.

 

GOPers spend more money on "Defense" but not on Defenders. We have hundred million dollar planes, but the lower enlisted ranks STILL need food stamps to survive. We have fewer Military Hospitals and way more maimed GIs.

 

We had higher employment levels, but LOWER real income for workers who had less support from Government and a higher percent of income going for taxes.

 

Through the 1970's, the average worker SAVED 10% of their income, just about everyone had a good retirement from their employer and college could be financed with a summer job. Families grew and prospered with a SINGLE income, and more and more people owned their own homes and those with serious mental difficulties were not living on the streets.

 

So Conservatives, how can you support the GOP when they are the ones who FAILED to "Conserve" the Good Life enjoyed by the bottom 99% from 1940 until 1980? Instead of ever growing worker income and three billionaires, we got the same average real income we had in 1964 and 400 billionaires.

 

The GOP no longer supports anyone who is not already rich. All they do is pander to the basest bigotry, doing harm to minorities instead of good for all.

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@Centristsin2010 wrote:

@AzRancher wrote:

@ChasKy53 wrote:

@Centristsin2010 wrote:

Voters, don't listen to trumps advice to disinfect yourself.  It isn't sane!  He is literally, unhinged!!!


His display of sheer ignorance is astounding, yet people still support this moron.

 

The polls show that Young people across America don't support this idiot at all, let's hope they show up at the polls in November.

 

@AzRancher 


I believe there are a lot of long time dyed in the wool conservatives (like me) who don't necessarily agree with everything he says, or agree with everything he does....well, you have some sense then....Smiley Very Happy    but like me I cannot change sides because I truly do not believe in the liberal agenda. Now we're getting to the "meat" shall we say?  You can't change sides....understood, but maybe the issue is when one sees it as a black or white issue.....are there only two sides, Conservative and Liberal?  Do you agree with the contention that most Americans are neither, they are more in the middle, leans right or leans left....do you agree with that?  Do you agree that there are more things/issues that unite us then we disagree?....I believe in less government - not more. Well your head most be exploding with all these government bailouts, eh?  It's alway's "that's different" until it suits one's personal desire....do you agree there can be a middle ground between more and less government?  Would that be acceptable to you?  I do not believe we should be dependant on the government dime. I would agree...does that make me a Conservative?  I believe in term limits.....IMO, we have term limits.  Done with a Congresscritter?  Don't vote for them, it's that simple.  Get money out of the mix and much of the argument for term limits goes away.  If you have a great Senator, we would you want to limit their time in office?  IMO, it makes people lazy.  If you have great disdain for a candidate, folks should get off their butts and help their opponent.  Fair? and personal choice in all area's (including healthcare and option to not have it). What about a woman's right to choose?  Using marijuana?  Should it be legal?  I definitely oppose any and all socialist policies.  Public education?  Police and fire?National Parks?  Interstate hwy system?  Medicare?  Social Security?  All socialist programs.....  Therfore no matter who runs on the Republican side they more often than not forward the conservative agenda. Was that true with Romney?  McCain?  Jr. Bush?  All Republicans called Rino's by many Conservatives.  Thanks for the opportunity; will look forward to your thoughtful response.  Thanks!

 


I do agree that there is some common ground between the 2 parties, and I have been satisfied with some of the policies of the Democratic presidents. Just as I have been dis satisfied with some of the policies of the Republican presidents. I have strong feelings about immigration policies - due to the fact that I have had to deal with issues directly related with the illegals. I ranch on the border, and have lost stock due to the actions of these illegals. I do not agree with the "new" liberal policies of opening the border. But both Clinton and Obama dealt with the issue in a "relatively" correct manner from time to time. I have strong feelings about the second amendment - personal protection is absolutely necessary in this area. I have strong feelings about the government turning manufacturing over to foreign countries, "nation building" was a disaster. I would like to see a president that can bring industry back to the US. I believe the government bailouts of small business affected by the recent government shutdown is necessary, but I also believe the stimulus money handling was a disaster. As for term limits, if most of the voters really paid attention we might not have an issue, but when you have someone in office (either party) for decades most have long since become ineffective. Public education? Ruined by the liberal policies of the NEA. Kid's graduate high school with a 6th grade education and a view of the world that is totaly incorrect. As for the RINO'S - John McCain was an embarrasment to the party. Mitt Romney is a close second. All in all, to choose in this next election for example is not difficult for me. The Democrats have no solid candidate to bring. Trump may not be the best the Republican's have to offer but the Democrat's have shown me nothing in their's.            


 

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I believe there are a lot of long time dyed in the wool conservatives (like me) who don't necessarily agree with everything he says, or agree with everything he does....well, you have some sense then....Smiley Very Happy    but like me I cannot change sides because I truly do not believe in the liberal agenda. Now we're getting to the "meat" shall we say?  You can't change sides....understood, but maybe the issue is when one sees it as a black or white issue.....are there only two sides, Conservative and Liberal?  Do you agree with the contention that most Americans are neither, they are more in the middle, leans right or leans left....do you agree with that?  Do you agree that there are more things/issues that unite us then we disagree?....I believe in less government - not more. Well your head most be exploding with all these government bailouts, eh?  It's alway's "that's different" until it suits one's personal desire....do you agree there can be a middle ground between more and less government?  Would that be acceptable to you?  I do not believe we should be dependant on the government dime. I would agree...does that make me a Conservative?  I believe in term limits.....IMO, we have term limits.  Done with a Congresscritter?  Don't vote for them, it's that simple.  Get money out of the mix and much of the argument for term limits goes away.  If you have a great Senator, we would you want to limit their time in office?  IMO, it makes people lazy.  If you have great disdain for a candidate, folks should get off their butts and help their opponent.  Fair? and personal choice in all area's (including healthcare and option to not have it). What about a woman's right to choose?  Using marijuana?  Should it be legal?  I definitely oppose any and all socialist policies.  Public education?  Police and fire?National Parks?  Interstate hwy system?  Medicare?  Social Security?  All socialist programs.....  Therfore no matter who runs on the Republican side they more often than not forward the conservative agenda. Was that true with Romney?  McCain?  Jr. Bush?  All Republicans called Rino's by many Conservatives.  Thanks for the opportunity; will look forward to your thoughtful response.  Thanks!

 


I do agree that there is some common ground between the 2 parties, and I have been satisfied with some of the policies of the Democratic presidents. Great; we're on our way!  Would you agree that there is a difference between being a Conservative and a Republican?  A Democrat and a Liberal?  Just as I have been dis satisfied with some of the policies of the Republican presidents.  That's fair!  Are some not Conservative enough for your liking,?  

 

I have strong feelings about immigration policies - due to the fact that I have had to deal with issues directly related with the illegals. I ranch on the border, and have lost stock due to the actions of these illegals. I could imagine that that may shape your views.  I do not agree with the "new" liberal policies of opening the border. Which policy is that?  I haven't seen any policy that permits "open borders", though admittedly, I may have missed it. I believe that's just another scare tactic by trump and the GOP.  I could be wrong, please explain with a couple of examples if you will of an open border policy. But both Clinton and Obama dealt with the issue in a "relatively" correct manner from time to time. That seems objective.

 

I have strong feelings about the second amendment - personal protection is absolutely necessary in this area. Do you have strong feelings about universal background checks?  Or should anyone be able to buy a gun on the internet or at a gunshow?  

 

I have strong feelings about the government turning manufacturing over to foreign countries, so you are against competition?  "nation building" was a disaster. So, it sounds like you believe everyone for themselves?  I would like to see a president that can bring industry back to the US. So, you blame US companies for outsourcing not politicians, is that correct?  I believe the government bailouts of small business affected by the recent government shutdown is necessary, what about Bush and the GOP bailing out Wall Street and the banks?  Do you think Obama should have bailed out the auto industry?  but I also believe the stimulus money handling was a disaster. So, who do you blame?  trump?  Mnuchen?  the banks?  

 

As for term limits, if most of the voters really paid attention we might not have an issue, that may be true, so you blame lazy voters?  but when you have someone in office (either party) for decades most have long since become ineffective. Then they should be voted out of office, right?  Who makes the determination they are ineffective?

 

Public education? Ruined by the liberal policies of the NEA. Which policies specifically.  What would you change?

 

Kid's graduate high school with a 6th grade education and a view of the world that is totaly incorrect. Which view of the world is totaly correct to you, AZ?

 

As for the RINO'S - John McCain was an embarrasment to the party. In what way specifically?  Did you agree with Bush's campaign team making up the racist lie that McCain fathered an illegitimate mixed race daughter in South Carolina?  Did you support that fabrication because you think McCain was an embarrassment, using your words.  Why were you embarrassed of McCain?  Mitt Romney is a close second. Why?

 

All in all, to choose in this next election for example is not difficult for me. The Democrats have no solid candidate to bring. Trump may not be the best the Republican's have to offer Isn't it sad some think he was the best the Republicans had to offer in 2016?  What's that say about the GOP?

 

but the Democrat's have shown me nothing in their's. That's fair. Who would you prefer to see, could vote for, in the Democratic Party?

 

Are you still thinking on the other questions?  Or did you decide not to answer them?

 

Again, thanks for taking the time.  @AzRancher 


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@Centristsin2010 

A nice listing of counterpoints. And may we hope that the American public is watching the mind blowing display by trump and his flying monkey clown car circus review. 
What's really more noticeable now, we not only have to protect the public against the virus, but protect the public from trump, who makes the virus even worse and he has totally gone off the rails. 
It ain't pretty, and he makes us look like idiots to the rest of the World! 

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