Today’s Campaign Update
(Because The Campaign Never Ends)
Tired of all this #Winning yet? – Some great numbers for President Donald Trump (I still never tire of typing those three words) in the latest Rasmussen survey. His public approval rating is back up to 50%, which is 5 points higher than Barack Hussein Obama’s rating was at this same point in his first term.
But wait, there’s more! As if that weren’t #WINNING enough, the President’s approval rating among African American voters has now ticked up to a princely (for a Republican) 29%, almost double his 15% support among Black voters a year ago. In the 2016 election, Candidate Trump received just 8% of the Black vote.
If that rising support level were to translate into the President receiving even 15% of the Black vote in his 2020 re-election bid, he would win 40 states and 370 electoral votes.
All this #WINNING truly never gets old, does it?
Your Fake News Media in Action! – Hey, look, the New York Times hired another racist for its editorial board. The comely Mizzzz Sarah Jeong has a long history of posting the most heinous sort of anti-White racism on her Twitter feed, and the editors at the NYTimes think that’s just peachy keen.
After the story went viral on social media yesterday, the Times put out an unintentionally hilarious explanation in which it claims Mizzzz Sarah Jeong was put through a “rigorous vetting” process. Mind you that these are the exact same people who rigorously vetted one Ali Watson, a reporter with a long history of selling sex in exchange for illegal leaks of classified information, and who still employ this same Ali Watson many weeks after her sex-for-leaks practices were publicly exposed.
So, just standard operating procedure at your New York Times, a fake newspaper that actually has no professional standards at all. You couldn’t make this stuff up if you wanted to.
Why are we having these press briefings again? It’s an honest question. – As readers have all no doubt seen by now, Little Jimmy Acosta threw another of his periodic snit fits at the White House press briefing on Thursday. You can watch the fun here if you haven’t already seen it.
After he got righteously smacked down by Sarah Huckabee Sanders, Acosta fled the room like any petulant 3 year-old child would do, and then rushed to brag about it on Twitter, as any 25 year-old Millennial child would do:
I walked out of the end of that briefing because I am totally saddened by what just happened. Sarah Sanders was repeatedly given a chance to say the press is not the enemy and she wouldn't do it. Shameful.
— Jim Acosta (@Acosta) August 2, 2018
So, he’s a big, bad man who demanded a particular answer to his question from the “little woman” in his life, and when the “little woman” wouldn’t give him the answer he demanded, he stormed out of the room. No idea if Acosta is married, but if he is I really feel sorry for that “little woman.”
Not even a week ago, the same Little Jimmy Acosta was bitching on his Twitter account that the White House had only held something like 6 formal press briefings in July. So, Little Jimmy, having the mindset of the typical 3 year-old child, is angry when the briefings don’t occur, and he’s even more angry when they do occur and he can’t get the “little woman” to say what he wants her to say.
All of which brings me to this question, which I’ve raised many times before: Why is the White House continuing this farce? Why is it doing any press briefings at all? Why is it still allowing these people – many of whom, like Acosta and the execrable April Ryan are clear enemies of the state – to roam around the White House grounds like a pack of rabid dogs every day?
Think about it: What actual “news” did the public get out of Thursday’s briefing that it would not have gotten otherwise? Can you think of a single thing? I can’t.
There’s a reason for this: The fake reporters in that room have no real interest in reporting real news. The people in that room are only interested in getting their face on television, and in asking some gotcha question that might produce an answer that would give them a clickbait fake story. So why continue to place Ms. Sanders in the position of having to face this pack of anti-Trump animals on a regular basis?
As I’ve pointed out in the past, the U.S. Republic somehow survived for two full centuries without this press briefing model. The daily press briefings did not become a thing until the 1970s, yet somehow we had a far better-informed public then than we do today, after 40 years of the use of this mode of White House communication.
Every presidential administration has a duty to keep the public informed of what it is doing. But no administration has any duty at all to cater to the whims of a bunch of preening, self-promoting jackasses who want to be free to wander around the halls of the White House doing what amounts to opposition research for the opposition political party.
Yesterday’s latest Acosta-led farce is just the latest in a very long line of demonstrations that this mode of communicating is outdated and should be ended. In the 21st century, there are myriad other ways for the White House to keep the press and the public informed of the actions it is taking on behalf of the American people. A great example is the President’s own Twitter account, which he uses each and every day for that exact purpose.
Donald Trump is an unconventional President in almost every way. So why is he still insisting on using this tired old non-functioning model of communication with the press?
Time to stop the madness, Mr. President. Long past time, actually. End these press briefings now, before one of these rabid dogs physically assaults your press secretary.
Just another day in all fake news all the time America.
That is all.
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