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Trump approval among democrats 2%

91% among repubs. Biggest gap ever measured.

https://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/506016-gallup-trumps-job-approval-rating-erodes-among-key-groups

Trump can still shock me ... how about you?

I can read one of his tweets and still think "holy moly, the prez of the USA wrote that".

some behavior shocks me over and over again, "Pocohantas" for one.

Can you still be shocked by something Trump does or says?

Coronavirus cases per 10,000 people by race

Coronavirus cases per 10,000 people
White 23
All 38
Black 62
Latino 73

Early numbers had shown that Black and Latino people were being harmed by the virus at higher rates. But the new federal data — made available after The New York Times sued the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention — reveals a clearer and more complete picture: Black and Latino people have been disproportionately affected by the coronavirus in a widespread manner that spans the country, throughout hundreds of counties in urban, suburban and rural areas, and across all age groups.

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Latino people have also been infected at a jarringly disparate rate compared with white people. One of the most alarming hot spots is also one of the wealthiest: Fairfax County, just outside of Washington, D.C.

Three times as many white people live there as Latinos. Yet through the end of May, four times as many Latino residents had tested positive for the virus, according to the C.D.C. data.

https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2020/07/05/us/coronavirus-latinos-african-americans-cdc-data.html
Posted by Demovictory9 | Mon Jul 6, 2020, 05:27 PM (2 replies)

Trump's campaign strategy is to use race to deflect from Covid-19

https://www.thenational.ae/opinion/comment/trump-s-campaign-strategy-is-to-use-race-to-deflect-from-covid-19-1.1044485

Trump's campaign strategy is to use race to deflect from Covid-19
The US President hopes voters somehow will prioritise saving statues as their country buckles under a pandemic




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Mr Trump often insists he is among the greatest presidents and his aides promote doctored photographs depicting him added to "Mount Rushmore, improved".

This is not just a narcissistic personality run amok. His effort to turn himself into a living national monument is the politically calculated centre of his flagging re-election campaign.

But it is, at the very least, Plan D.

Plan A had Mr Trump running on the strength of an economy he insists was "the greatest in the history of the world", but was essentially what he inherited from his predecessor Barack Obama.

Enter the coronavirus.

Plan B was to pose as the great national unifier fighting the pandemic. But, not wanting the responsibility, he did not craft a national strategy, and instead forced most major decisions on to state authorities.

The US handling of the pandemic is surely among the worst anywhere, with the virus continuing to spread rapidly, over 130,000 Americans dead, and the living no longer allowed into much of Europe.

Plan C was marshalling post-pandemic economic rejuvenation. But with the virus still spreading, a strong economic recovery before November has become fanciful.


Then came nationwide protests against systemic racism following the death of George Floyd in police custody. Voila, Plan D: Mr Trump running as the great white culture warrior chieftain, defender of a national mythology that undergirds white ethnic power and privilege.
Posted by Demovictory9 | Mon Jul 6, 2020, 05:38 AM (1 replies)

Disney could be facing a lot more than a lost summer

With every passing day of coronavirus uncertainty and social upheaval, Disney finds itself scrambling not only for revenue but for relevance.

The results for Disney's fiscal third quarter, which ended Tuesday, are expected to be dismal, with revenue massively down compared to 2019′s $20.3 billion. But a growing number of voices are starting to ask whether a more fundamental change is brewing, a change that will affect them beyond one bad quarter. They're wondering whether a company built heavily on a foundation of in-person gatherings, and on the peddling of an inoffensive utopia that largely exists outside racial identity, can be effective in a prolonged period of isolation and fulmination.

"What Disney has to do is figure out how to make itself matter, how to get in front of audiences in very different ways than it has in the past," said Carmen Higginbotham, a professor at the University of Virginia who is one of the country's leading experts on Disney and popular culture. "Because the previous rules - of gathering a lot of people in one place, of just riding safely down the middle of American society - won't apply for the next 12 months. And maybe a lot longer."

Similar comments were made by nine entertainment industry experts interviewed by The Washington Post, from Hollywood managers to Wall Street analysts. Disney, they said loudly if not always publicly, needs not just a new set of dates to reopen its businesses but a new set of principles to guide its mission.

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The absences this year will be jarring for American consumers, who will suddenly feel a large part of their entertainment summer gone after enduring a similar emptiness this spring. Josh Spiegel, a writer and frequent chronicler of Disney, likened it in an interview to "a limb being cut off, or an entire food group being removed."

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But some experts ask whether issues like reopening dates and immediate financial impact miss a larger point, saying the world has changed so dramatically that Disney's all-in bet on in-person gatherings is fundamentally flawed. With cases probably coming in waves around the country for the foreseeable future, they say the answer is not as simple as waiting out the bad news. A more bedrock shift needs to happen.

"This is about Disney needing to find a new way to do business that doesn't require a lot of people to be in one place," said Greif & Co's Lloyd Greif, a Los Angeles-based investment banker who closely tracks Disney. "They need to be making those contingency plans right now."

https://www.sfgate.com/business/article/Disney-could-be-facing-a-lot-more-than-a-lost-15385894.php
Posted by Demovictory9 | Mon Jul 6, 2020, 05:33 AM (2 replies)

Dr. Eugene Gu calls out Trump's "New China Virus" Tweet for its racism and scapegoating

https://twitter.com/eugenegu/status/1279908157783867393

https://twitter.com/eugenegu/status/1279908748950073345

https://twitter.com/eugenegu/status/1279909500078526464
Posted by Demovictory9 | Mon Jul 6, 2020, 04:30 AM (5 replies)

new Lincoln Project ad

Posted by Demovictory9 | Sun Jul 5, 2020, 06:14 PM (5 replies)

man writes Trump kiss ass book, Trump tweets kiss ass back, man doubles down kiss assing

https://twitter.com/NickAdamsinUSA/status/1265476991563726848

THANK YOU, Mr. President for your support.

You are the greatest President of my lifetime, and writing this book was truly the greatest honor of my life.

The transition back to greatness is ahead of schedule!


Donald J. Trump
@realDonaldTrump
· May 26
Congratulations to author Nick Adams on the @simonschuster publication of your new book, “Trump and Churchill, Defenders of Western Civilization”. Certainly a great honor to be compared, in any way, to Winston Churchill. @NickAdamsinUSA

polls show that "Trump is in a lot of trouble"

https://www.cnn.com/2020/07/05/politics/polls-july-analysis/index.html

(CNN)Poll of the week: A new Monmouth University poll finds former Vice President Joe Biden with a 53% to 41% lead over President Donald Trump.

The average live interview poll conducted over the last month has Biden ahead by a similar 11-point margin.

What's the point: Usually, this is the point where someone like myself says we have four months to go until the election and polls are a snapshot in time. Both of those statements are true, but they obscure an important fact.

Polls taken around Independence Day in an election year are actually pretty highly correlated with the November results in incumbent contests. That means Trump is in a lot of trouble.



America will hit a milestone tomorrow probably... 3M Coronavirus cases

it seems only yesterday, we were heading towards 100,000 cases.

https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/country/us/

United States
Coronavirus Cases:
2,969,434
Deaths:
132,505
Posted by Demovictory9 | Sun Jul 5, 2020, 03:24 PM (6 replies)
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