A year ago today, Donald Trump …
Hold on a sec …
A year ago today, Donald Trump stunned the world, winning an Electoral College victory in a country that set up an unfair superdelegate system in 1787, never realizing that that half-assed compromise would one day lead to the election of the very sort of unhinged lunatic it was designed to stop.
We’ve been rejecting him like a sloppily grafted baboon taint ever since.
Last night’s big Dem victories were awesome, but when you think about it they’re not so much a fresh repudiation of Trump as a continuation on a theme.
Trump was always less popular than his general-election opponent, losing the popular vote to Hillary Clinton — who was ratfucked by Jim Comey, weasel-faced Jason Chaffetz, and a compliant media at the 11th hour — by 3 million votes.
Trump’s approval rating has been underwater for 95 percent of his presidency.
Obamacare, which Trump ran strongly against, is now far more popular than Trump is. And Trumpcare barely polled above single digits before dying a slow, agonizing death in Congress. Meanwhile, Obamacare signups are surging. Perhaps most importantly, more people now want to keep the ACA than want to repeal and replace it.
If Democrats can hone their messaging on taxes, they could make even greater gains in 2018, since the public actually wants taxes on corporations and wealthy individuals increased, not slashed.
Finally, Americans remain unconvinced that the Russia collusion story is a media hoax, with nearly half the country saying they think Trump committed a crime.
But if you remain locked in to GOPravda (i.e., Fox News) or Trump’s Twitter feed, all of this is news to you.
Case in point: Here’s what Generalissimo Trump tweeted today as the rest of the Republican Party walked around like that stunned soldier looking for his arm during the opening scene of Saving Private Ryan:
Why do we get the feeling that Trump is about four years, one ‘80s headband, and a box of indestructible Tupperware away from becoming Uncle Rico?
Let’s keep this momentum going. It’s been a tough year to say the least, but the resistance just fired a shot across the GOP’s bow that can’t possibly be ignored — no matter how hard Trump tries to do just that.