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September 16, 2020

Rasmussen: Trump Approval Rate Hits 52%;
Trump Takes Lead in National Head-to-Head Poll

Trump has only hit 52% or 53% a few times before on Rasmussen, and has rarely hit 50%.

Meanwhile, he's taken his very first lead over Biden on Rasmussen, 47-46. That's within the margin of error and a statistical tie, but hey, it's something.

The race has narrowed over the past two weeks. Biden had a two-point lead last week, but that survey also marked the first time Trump had edged above 45% over the past two-and-a-half months. Prior to this week, Biden has bested Trump in every weekly survey since White House Watch began at the beginning of July.


A couple of days ago, a NeverTrumper named Danielle Pletka wrote in the Washington Post that the left's embrace of rioting and revolution had driven her into Trump's arms.

n 2016, I never considered voting for Donald Trump. The Johnny-come-lately Republican and his nasty schoolyard jibes seemed to me the worst degradation of American politics. But in 2020, I may be forced to vote for the man. Hear me out.

Her bona-fides as a Karen Wine Aunt are omitted. It's the typical Ritual Malediction these idiots teach each other on Twitter as tribal shibboleths.


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But I fear the leftward lurch of the Democratic Party even more.

What is there to be afraid of? I fear that former vice president Joe Biden would be a figurehead president, incapable of focus or leadership, who would run a teleprompter presidency with the words drafted by his party'a hard-left ideologues. I fear that a Congress with Democrats controlling both houses -- almost certainly ensured by a Biden victory in November -- would begin an assault on the institutions of government that preserve the nation's small "d" democracy. That could include the abolition of the filibuster, creating an executive-legislative monolith of unlimited political power; an increase in the number of Supreme Court seats to ensure a liberal supermajority; passage of devastating economic measures such as the Green New Deal; nationalized health care; the dismantling of U.S. borders and the introduction of socialist-inspired measures that will wreck an economy still recovering from the pandemic shutdown.

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I fear the grip of Manhattan-San Francisco progressive mores that increasingly permeate my daily newspapers, my children's curriculums and my local government. I fear the virtue-signaling bullies who increasingly try to dominate or silence public discourse -- and encourage my children to think that their being White is intrinsically evil, that America's founding is akin to original sin. I fear the growing self-censorship that guides many people's every utterance, and the leftist vigilantes who view every personal choice -- from recipes to hairdos -- through their twisted prisms of politics and culture. An entirely Democratic-run Washington, urged on by progressives' media allies, would no doubt only accelerate these trends.

Are there problems on the right -- horrible nasties on a par with the violent protesters who have lately inflicted untold damage on many U.S. cities, businesses and lives? You bet.

Really?

Where?

On Twitter?

Did a Big Trumpian Meanie call you Karen on Twitter, Karen?

The left are burning cities down and murdering people, Karen.

What are the "gun toting racists" actually doing, besides making you feel vaguely icky, Karen?

Anyway:

These execrable gun-toting racists have received too much tacit encouragement from Trump. But they do not represent the mainstream of the Republican Party or guide the choices of the vast mass of Republican members of Congress. A year ago, I thought the Democratic Party was similarly insulated from the extreme left. But I don't anymore, not when so much of the party's thinking is driven by Sens. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), and Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) and Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) -- all of whom were once on the fringes.

With Donald Trump, I know what I am getting. He wears his sins on the outside. For good and ill, he runs his administration. I worry more about his incompetence and vacillation than I do about any dictatorial tendencies. On the other side, however, I am increasingly persuaded that what I see in Joe Biden -- whom I first met in 1992, and whom I believe to be a decent person -- would merely be the facade for an administration, fully backed by both houses of Congress, with an agenda that would seriously damage the nation. The corrosive left-wing extremism of 2020 would be ascendant, while a smiling President Biden assures the country that everything is fine. Trump, for all his flaws, could be all that stands between our imperfect democracy and the tyranny of the woke left.

"I Disagree With Her:" Jonah Goldberg finally admits what he's long concealed -- he's actually supporting the Democrat.


All of these guys supported Hillary Clinton in fact in 2016, though they almost all lied about it -- to preserve their viability as Fake Conservative Pundits when the moderate/liberal corporatists took back the party they had rented with their billions.

I guess they realize they're not going to be leaders of actual conservatives again, so they're dropping the masks.


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