A Dispiriting Picture

 

I get weary when I read that Trump’s approval rating is consistently above 40 percent and Fox is number one among cable news channels. I am stunned when I learn 80 – even 90 – percent of Republicans think Trump is doing a great job.

Who are the people responding to these polls? Who listens to Sean Hannity, Kimberly Guilfoyle, Jesse Watters, Laura Ingraham and the rest of those Fox propagandists?

Are they allowed to roam about freely? They might be a danger to themselves and others., Lock ’em up! Lock ’em up!

OK, I’m being facetious. They have every right to their opinions –¬† even the racists and fascists among them. This is still America, after all.

But this is not the America I imagined when I swore allegiance to the flag and abjured foreign princes and potentates.

This is not the America I envisaged when I watched movies like “Mr. Smith Goes to Washington.”

This is definitely not “the land of the free and the home of the brave” that I chose as my home.

And, yes, Chris K or any other xenophobe reading the blog. I should get out before it’s too late. I might just do that if the midterms prove as disappointing as I fear they might.

In the meantime, it’s hard to muster the will to write blogs. Yes, LogicFish and Joy, the rabbit hole is becoming uninhabitable.

I feel very, very old today. Old and defeated.

Perhaps I’ll feel better tomorrow. Or the day after. Or the day after that…

Who’s who in right-wing news

The kind of stuff they listen to

Ihose incredible poll numbers

6 thoughts on “A Dispiriting Picture

  1. Don’t give up the ship George, there are many who share your view points and opinions. The Bible says that in the end times things will be intolerable. Hopefully we won’t be around to experience it. All we can do is shine a little light in our little corner of the world. In my opinion your blogs tell it like it is and there are readers like Eddie who agree with me. Billy G.

  2. The number of Republicans is shrinking, so the number who approve of Trump and his actions are going to show a higher approval rating. More people are becoming Independents and no longer identifying as Republicans. he has a 52 percent disapproval rating and a 41 percent approval rating. So he isn’t that well liked

  3. That’s still too much Grace, but your posting made me feel a little better. uncle bill.

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