At 100 Days, Democrats Seen as Out of Touch, Clinton Would Still Lose

The profitable, influential, seemingly impregnable Fox News is suddenly vulnerable. In a massive disruption for right-wing media, Fox talent is on the market, the purge of the old-boy clique may continue, and there’s huge internal paranoia about further lawsuits and revelations. […] A woman to run Fox News? The Hollywood Reporter reports that James and Lachlan Murdoch have quietly put out feelers for a new head of Fox News to replace Bill Shine, the Roger Ailes consigliere. – Mike Allen [Axios]

AT 100 DAYS, President Donald J. Trump blasted into Pennsylvania to twist the knife, on the same day the WHCA was about to roast him in Washington, D.C. At 100 days, the only thing the president still holds in his small grip is his base, which includes over 90% of the Republican Party.

There is no wall funding.

The GOP couldn’t repeal and replace Obamacare, because Republican governors are against it, as are many GOPers in Congress.

Trump’s Muslim ban has been D.O.A., even as he ramps up his deportation squad.

The biggest threat to the Trump presidency remains the continuing storm around Russia, but his based isn’t interested.

A tax plan that would give the president a huge break, as well as all his fat cat pals, is being derided by everyone who understands what it means for the middle class.

Only one thing saves Trump as he begins the next stage of his presidency: Neil Gorsuch (pronounce Gor-SUCH, emphasis on the latter, although no one seems to care).

As the Trump White House continues to stonewall on Michael Flynn, former acting attorney general Sally Yates is due to testify on May 8 in front of the Senate Intelligence Committee. She knows more about what Flynn knew and when he knew it.

What is still left unknown is what Trump knew when he saddled up to Mike Flynn to make a devil’s bargain in an election that brought Russia into the most sacred element of our democracy.

President Trump has found that his commander in chief role can save his ignorant ass, even if he hasn’t a clue on the details to anything on which he acts. He understands the emotion behind America’s role in the world as well as Ronald Reagan. Obama and the Democrats Party are partly to blame because no one on the left seems to have a coherent thought on foreign policy that reaches beyond the base.

The White House Correspondents Dinner was a reminder of how important journalism remains to our democratic republic. As was said last night, there’s a reason journalists, and political writers who aren’t beholden to party, remain the linchpin to our country. With Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein present, everyone in the room and those watching were reminded of the job of the free press.

Trump has shown that lies and obfuscation work.

The Washington Post-ABC News survey, released this week, found that a majority of the public thinks the Democratic Party is out of touch with the concerns of average Americans in the United States. More Americans think Democrats are out of touch than believe the same of the Republican Party or President Trump. [The Atlantic]

In spite of all the incompetence from 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, with no legislation accomplishments to hold as evidence, Donald J. Trump is still preferred to Hillary Clinton, according to a recent poll in the Washington Post. It this doesn’t give Democrats a wake-up call, 2018 is going to be grim.

With all of this as evidence, what is the Democratic Party faithful choosing to obsess over? Abortion rights and party purification, because it’s not enough that 90% of Democrats support reproduction choice.

In the post-Obama era, it’s clear to me that party purity isn’t going to save the diminished nature of the great Democratic Party.

Meanwhile, Senator Bernie Sanders is whining about President Obama getting $400,000 for a speech.

Why shouldn’t a former Democratic president with the stature of Barack Obama be paid what Trump would insist on getting? It’s not what he’s paid; it’s what he does with the money he gets.

The schizophrenia inside the Democratic Party is playing out in real time for everyone to see, so it’s no wonder over 60% of the American public think Democrats are out of touch.

Among surveyed Americans who say they voted in the 2016 election, 46 percent say they voted for Hillary Clinton and 43 percent for Trump — very close to the 2-point margin in the popular vote. However, while Trump would retain almost all of his support if the election were held again today (96 percent), fewer of Clinton’s supporters say they’d stick with her (85 percent), producing a 40-43 percent Clinton-Trump result in a hypothetical redo among self-reported 2016 voters.

[…] In a cautionary note to her party, Clinton’s 6-point drop in a hypothetical mulligan election relates to views of whether the Democratic Party is in touch with people’s concerns. Although the sample sizes are small, those who say the party is out of touch are less likely to say they’d support Clinton again, compared with those who see it as in touch.

[source: ABC News]