“Trump Fatigue” is a Democrat Disease

Wishful thinking by David Ignatius at WaPo:

As Trump-era politics get noisier, is a weary public tuning out?

You could say many things to describe a week in which President Donald Trump got in a snit about buying Greenland, called the Federal Reserve chairman an “enemy,” reversed his position repeatedly on China and rebuffed European allies by saying he’s ready to invite Russia to a global summit at one of his Florida golf resorts.

But “exhausting” would be the word at the top of my list after Trump’s whirling-dervish performance. Yes, I’m shocked, confused, sometimes indignant about his erratic policy statements. But there’s a deeper feeling that others may share: I’m tired of Trump’s antics. They take up too much emotional space.

Every day, there’s a new narcissistic boast, a new lie to correct, a new violation of what people used to call presidential “decorum.”

Trump seems to love each manic minute. He craves the chance to command the public spotlight. He has two main foils in his daily extravaganza: the news media (“Fake News!”) and liberal Democrats (especially ones of color) whom he baits every chance he gets. It’s a stand-up comedy of insults, more than a presidency.

But every performer knows the cruel truth: The public eventually gets bored with even the most novel act. It takes ever-greater energy to produce the same shock value. A veteran like Trump surely understands the Hollywood reality that today’s star becomes tomorrow’s has-been. With cruel speed, the cycle goes from “You gotta get me Donald!” to “Who’s Donald?” That’s not a political judgment; it’s just show biz.

Data give a hint of this Trump fatigue. His popularity remains low, with just a 41.5% average approval rating, according to the website FiveThirtyEight, and it hasn’t budged much for the last year. Trump’s tweets get less than half as many interactions (retweets plus likes) as they did in early 2017, according to an analysis by the analytical firm CrowdTangle, cited in May by Axios.

And Trump’s Twitter impact is less than the public furor (and his 63.6 million official followers) suggests. A recent Gallup poll found that only 8% of U.S. adults who have a Twitter account say they follow Trump’s account and only 4% say they regularly read it.

Trump is catnip for political junkies, but even here the appeal may be fading. According to an analysis of roughly 3,000 websites by the analytics firm Parse.ly, the demand for political stories about Trump (measured by average views per post about him) declined 37.8% in the first six months of 2019 from its level in the six months after his inauguration, said Kelsey Arendt, a senior data analyst with Parse.ly.

Trump fatigue is a subset of a deeper public disaffection with politics itself, and news about it. Everybody’s always squawking in the age of Trump, and pollsters find that the public increasingly is tuning out.

Hmmmm. Why did the demand for political stories about Trump drop off in the first six months of this year? Could it have something to do with the Mueller Report? Did millions of Democrats lose interest in Trump news when they discovered that they were lied to for two years?

I don’t know of any Trump supporters who are tired of winning, do you? Trump is still packing them in at his rallies. Democrats, meanwhile, struggle to give the appearance that their supporters are enthusiastic. But nobody is enthusiastic about losing.

It is pretty clear that “Trump fatigue” is a Democrat disease. And the cure is simple: Get yourself a red hat with the words “Make America Great Again” stitched on the front of it. Put on the hat, quit hating America, and start enjoying all the winning.

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117 Responses to “Trump Fatigue” is a Democrat Disease

  1. DandyTIger says:

    Still not tired of winning!

  2. helenk3 says:

    I do not understand why former government officials go on tv and open their mouths about weapons we have. I am from the generation that was taught “Loose Lips Sink Ships”. Just saw a former cyber command official go on tv and talk about how the US took out Iran database with a cyber attack. Why make that public?

  3. helenk3 says:

    https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2019/08/district-attorneys-office-pursues-riot-charges-against-15-antifa-thugs-in-portland/

    WOW even the leftest are getting tired of antifa. Never thought I would see this happen

  4. helenk3 says:

    https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2019/08/what_was_madeleine_westerhout_doing_at_the_white_house_at_all.html

    Loose Lips also can Cost Your Job. wonder how long and what she was spilling?

    • Mt.Laurel says:

      She has been spilling a long time but earlier blips were more in the line of boosting her own ego by over inflating her importance. Then she moved to more salacious tidbits and dropping hints that she was in confidential meetings. Most of it she appears to be using x that she may have heard out of context then changes it to x so there for Y and maybe z and then adds “color.”

  5. Myiq2xu™ says:

    This is a bunch of crap:

    When it comes to voting for Donald Trump, many evangelicals would say, “It’s a similar situation. We were – and are – facing existential threats as a nation. Our very liberties are at stake. The lives of innocent babies are at stake. The make-up of the courts for the next 30-40 years is at stake. And on an international level, Christians were – and are – facing potential genocide, especially in the Middle East. Israel could be facing a nuclear Iran. Do you think babies in the womb or persecuted Christians in Syria or Israeli Jews care if Trump can sometimes be a brute? Wake up!”

    Others would say, “Those, indeed, are weighty issues, issues of great importance. But what of the fact that we have lost our credibility as Christians by defending Trump at every turn? What of the fact that he has stirred up so much dissension and hatred, turning people away from the Lord? Is it worth it?”

    These are the questions that everyone must answer, especially those of us who are evangelical followers of Jesus.

    If you are worried about your “credibility as Christians” you are doing Christianity wrong. And I seriously doubt that Trump has caused anyone to turn away from the Lord.

  6. Mothy67 says:

    Give me strength. My sister is proving to be an absolute nightmare.
    I know she is sick, but she expects to be waited on hand and foot. My poor mom. She is treating her like everything is owed.
    Sis is 51. She doesn’t have any limitations. Takes a lot of drugs, but an idiot doctor cleared her to drive. She can not shop alone as she cannot navigate a cart.
    My mom is 72. She raised 5 kids. Now she has given up an easy retirement to raise her great granddaughter. My mom was still working when pup was hatched. I did the diapers, feedings, potty training. Financially it took myself and my parents. Brat has never had to want. She has taken every activity thing a kid can take. We have been there for every recital, game, performance. My sister was in court fighting for her son to have custody. He cannot stay out of jail. He knocked his girlfriend’s front teeth out. She is now a homeless junkie. He Get’s evicted regularly. Okay sure we were going to allow da pup to exist in that environment. We fought hard. So many years and tens of thousands on attorney fees. Neither parent bought school clothes, diapers, food, paid for anything. My sister never offered help. I cannot tell you how many Christmases and Birthdays she got IOU’s that have never been fulfilled. Tomorrow she turns 13. A big deal. Her mom kept 3 other kids. She sent a package. How hard is it to time a delivery. Did not arrive today. Will not arrive until Tuesaday. Her mom has never had to pay a cent for her daughter. She was cutting herself and going in and out of institutions when little one was wee. This itty bitty thing with chubby arms had no one. A f a g visiting from New York picked her up by mistake from dread care. It was the worst thing I had ever seen in my life. Playpens lined against a wall. Babies barely able to stand — neglected. It smelled like shit. This itty bitty person had met me once. Her big brown eyes looked at me with such relief. I picked her up and she clung to me. She never went back. I have provided for my monster. I gave up everything to raise her. I was 39 I am now 52. I was an event planner in NYC. I was comfortable and having fun I walked away to give my brat a chance. I am now getting stuck with my sister. Yes I mean stuck. She is draining. I have to cook for her, take her everywhere, she is dependent on me. I don’t see why it’s me. She is so obnoxious with entitlement.

  7. Dora says:

    Here’s the original Nick Martin piece, complete with a staged photo to make it look like Greenland families are being torn apart.

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    The Colonizers Have Turned Their Eyes to Greenland
    The attempted erasure of Indigenous people and the land they steward continues with Trump’s latest proposal.
    By NICK MARTIN | August 16, 2019
    https://newrepublic.com/article/154797/trump-colonizer-eyes-greenland

  8. Dora says:

    I didn’t even know he was in California.

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    Robert F. Kennedy assassin Sirhan Sirhan stabbed in prison

    NBC San Diego confirmed the attack on Sirhan Bishara Sirhan, 75, citing law enforcement sources.

    A government source with direct knowledge also confirmed to The Associated Press that he was the victim.

    https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/robert-f-kennedy-assassin-sirhan-sirhan-stabbed-prison-n1048556

  9. DeniseVB says:

    Virginny’s in Dorian’s cone now, but the way she’s shifting course, I think she’ll move further east. Will wait for the 3-Day forecast. In the meantime,

  10. Dora says:

    Another one. (sigh)

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    KMOX EXCLUSIVE: Illinois GOP congressman John Shimkus will not run in 2020

    He announced it Friday on the Mark Reardon Show.

    https://kmox.radio.com/articles/news/illinois-gop-congressman-john-shimkus-will-not-run-2020

  11. Dora says:

    Good Grief!

  12. helenk3 says:

    any TCHers near Odessa or MIdland Tx please be careful. active shootings in both areas. Please check in

  13. votermom says:

    interesting thread from the left side

  14. Mothy67 says:

    Ugh
    Brad Pitt was one of the few hollywierd os I could tolerate. Now he says his new movie is about toxic masculinity. Shut up and act.
    https://www.breitbart.com/entertainment/2019/08/30/brad-pitt-says-ad-astra-is-a-film-about-masculinity-and-the-barrier-thats-created/

  15. helenk3 says:

    https://thefreethoughtproject.com/cbs-weather-modification-scientist/

    well they wanted climate control. can not wait for exploding heads over this one

  16. Mothy67 says:

    Has anyone ever used a no knead bread pot. I found this
    https://www.williams-sonoma.com/products/emile-henry-bread-pot/?cm_src=AutoSchRel
    My local baker got crushed by the supermarket. It’s not the same. I have a bread machine, but it’s hit or miss.

    • swanspirit says:

      That looks lovely, but you can only bake one kind of bread in it? I would shop around for a better breadmaker! I don’t have one, because I don’t have the counter space for it, but I would love to have one!

      • Mothy67 says:

        Mine was not cheap. It kneads the bread and cooks it. It’s great for things like cranberry walnut loaves and it makes the house smell amazing. It just doesn’t make that bread you tear apart with that brilliant crust. I actually like the stuff they sell in the freezer section better. I used to buy fresh bread at least 2x a week, but the baker is no more and the grocery store stuff has no personality. Found this recipe
        https://cooking.nytimes.com/recipes/11376-no-knead-bread
        Funny I didn’t understand no knead. So I typed in no-knead bread what is it? A NY Slimes recipe from Sullivan Street Bakery. I have urged Denise many times to eat at Joe Allen when she sees a play. The bakery was opened by Joe and is very successful. Small world.

      • Jadzia says:

        My go to that I had to sell when we left USA was a stand mixer with a really strong bread hook. My loaves always turned out perfect

    • Cisco says:

      My fave from Jacques Pepin.
      No muss no fuss, lazy mans style.

      Note: It is crucial to use a non-stick pot in order to keep this a one-pot recipe ~ I used a 4-quart saucepan. (Although you could mix up the dough in a bowl, then transfer to a greased baking vessel ~ that would defeat the idea of a simple one-pot bread, yes?)

      Here’s what you need and how to do it:

      Non-stick pot
      Ingredients:
      2 1/4 cups lukewarm water
      2 tsp salt
      1 tsp yeast
      4 cups flour

      Method:

      In a non-stick pot combine all ingredients with a wooden spoon. Place lid or cover on pot and proof at room temperature for 60 to 90 minutes.

      Break proofed dough down (deflate), replace lid and place pot in the refrigerator overnight; 10 to 14 hours or so.

      As Jacques suggests, I mix up the dough about an hour before retiring for the evening, then it’s ready to bake in the morning.

      When ready to bake, remove lid and place pot in (preheated) 400º(F) oven ~ bake for about 40 minutes until deep golden brown. If you’re not sure, an instant read thermometer inserted in the hot-from-the oven bread should read between 190º to 200ºF.

      It’s excellent toasted, and you can also vary the recipe by adding herbs of your choice, minced onion, roasted garlic, etc. to the dough while mixing the flour, yeast and water together.

      Jacques give a great tutorial for making the bread during
      the first few minutes of this youtube video from his series
      on PBS “Fast Food My Way”, episode 209:

  17. taw46 says:

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  19. Dora says:

    Bad News!

  20. Mothy67 says:

    I managed to make bacon, french toast, fruit salad, cinnamon rolls , buy flowers, and set a table for six girls in under an hour. Next time we are going out.

    • lyn says:

      Awesome! Hope they appreciated it.

      • Mothy67 says:

        Bwahahahaha
        Not a chance. Kid is healthy self centered. She doesn’t need to know at 13 that it’s not easy to make french toast for 6 while baking cooking bacon and slicing fruit. Thank God for oj that looks fresh squeezed. I cannot let my nemesis, Gina, think she offers a better breakfast. Bitch buys hash browns from McD’s and tries to pass them off as homemade. Uses pre cooked bacon. Yep I have a years long rivalry with a mom.

  21. lateblum says:

    I so agree with Angie!

    Of course you know the charges of fat shaming and racism will follow, in 3-2-1. . .

  22. lyn says:

    Crazy …

  23. taw46 says:

    Prayers for all those people in the Bahamas.

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  25. lyn says:

    • Mt.Laurel says:

      There were two shooting with multiple deaths/ injuries that hit the news last week in this area that were played up as “mass shootings” (not the garden variety shoot ups that go on all the time)and then disappeared once it was found out that shooter was of a “ protective” class. Info on both has disappeared into the swamp. Multiple shooting and knowing a and such are actually rather common, and have been for years, in some areas of the dc area, but heaven forbid anyone mention that it might be a . . . . . . . . . .cultural problem.

  26. lyn says:

  27. lyn says:

    LOL.

    • lyn says:

      ariel jones🕊 @arieljones41118h18 hours ago Replying to @womensmarch

      My aunt thinks Obama is the best president ever just because he’s black. I had to set her straight. I will not tolerate that sort of racism in my home.

    • lyn says:

      • lyn says:

        TRUMPTRAIN🌟🌟🌟 @rhoda_bennett2h2 hours ago
        Replying to @womensmarch @massfindings

        I’ve had “the talk” to my born and bred Blue Dog Democrat fam..that love this Country.I have shown them facts the hypocrisy hate & resentment..this is NOT their Democratic Party of past..they’re now registered & will be voting for Trump in 2020..the truth always wins in the end.

    • DandyTIger says:

      Classic cult behavior. Separate and isolate.

  28. Jadzia says:

    So my son just joined the Navy and after six years refusing to speak to us, has decided he misses us. Probably just a coincidence that this change of heart, which I truly hope is sincere and permanent, occurred immediately after he got out on his own. I have always believed I was dealing with a parental alienation situation and believed my child would never speak to us again.

    • Jadzia says:

      Got out on his own=less influenced by Dad, who has among other things been telling people that Wife #2 was the real mom, refusing to work together to deal with behavioral issues, switching him from school to school and somehow none of those schools ever knew who I was when I would call about grades, and other fun things like that.

      • Constance says:

        Great news. I bet it does last as it was a hard step to admit he missed you and having taken that step I doubt he changes his mind.

      • lateblum says:

        I hope your son’s change of heart is permanent. And also that the Navy contributes to great growth and healthy discipline as it did for my brother’s daughter. That was a situation similar to yours in which the mom worked damn hard to alienate both son and daughter from my brother. It never worked with my nephew, and as soon as my niece joined the Navy she did a 180° and has never looked back.
        My fingers are crossed for you all.❤️

      • Mt.Laurel says:

        Hoping the change holds and the bonds mend and strengthen. The combination of age, joining the service and realizing things were not the way they should and taking steps to correct course bode well for the future.

    • votermom says:

      that’s wonderful to hear

  29. votermom says:

  30. SHV says:

    “So my son just joined the Navy…..”
    *****
    That could be an excellent choice, if he uses it as an opportunity. One of my sister’s boys was alway on the “edge” in High School, dropped out of college after one semester and joined the Navy. Ended up as a Navy pilot, college degree, two masters degrees and retired as a Captain after 20 years. Along the way, happy marriage, four kids and now has well paying private sector job; that for a kid that my sister thought would end up in prison.

  31. Dora says:

    This is terrifying!

    • lyn says:

      • taw46 says:

        He’s a storm chaser. And no one has heard from him since. Hopefully just because they have no way to contact the outside world. Going through the second half now. And there are several tv station reporters there as well. Insane to go there.

  32. lyn says:

    They can get away with it.

  33. Dora says:

  34. Dora says:

    How Aggravating!

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    BREAKING – Odessa police chief REFUSES to identify gunman so he doesn’t get ‘notoriety’: Senior cop says they will not release the name of the white gunman who shot and killed seven people and injured 22 with an ‘AR-style rifle’

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7416927/Odessa-police-chief-REFUSES-identify-gunman-doesnt-notoriety.html

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