Much pundit bloviating, especially from the Left, over the last few weeks has centered on three subjects: the incompetence of Donald J. Quisling's governance, the lack of legislative accomplishment, and approval in the 30 percents. The conclusion? Donald J. Quisling isn't getting anything done. If you're any kind of quant or macro policy analyst (other than the au courant tsunami of customer manipulation applications), you would be quite wrong to feel complacent. Donald J. Quisling is doing some very bad things for both groups. The executive power of the president is nearly limitless; the executive order regime is only the most public enforcement. The reports of curtailing civil rights process in the agencies is one sub-rosa implementation. Dictatorship is so much easier than governing.

The whole point is that having a 30-ish percent approval is what Donald J. Quisling actually wants: the whole point of his position is not to govern the population, but to bilk the 99% to his benefit. And his other billionaire buddies.

So far as pure quants go, government data is disappearing, and when (not if) the economy goes in the crapper, BLS and Commerce and Census will be ordered to stop collecting and publishing data; just as already happened at EPA. The point, of course, is that dictators don't want real data out in the open to contradict them. The point of dictatorship is that

Nobody knows the system better than me, which is why I alone can fix it. I have seen firsthand how the system is rigged against our citizens

We can add to RINO and DINO, PINO where the 'P' stands for Populist. Donald J. Quisling has never been about supporting the lower classes, only pandering to them with God, Guns, and Abortion propaganda. He convinced 77,000 empty county shit kickers and was installed. He's all about implementing Leona's mantra:

We don't pay taxes. Only the little people pay taxes

Moreover, research going back to, at least, FDR has found that net Federal moolah flow is from Urban Blue states to Empty Red states. If you see that the "infrastructure" plan is mostly giving money and tax breaks to developers, and in Red state counties, rather than government led and managed projects affecting the largest populations, will you be convinced? How about bridges to nowhere?. Expect roads and bridges in the middle of North Dakota: from nowhere to nowhere. All the while taking from the 99% and giving to the 1%.

Will the shit kickers in the Empty States ever figure out they're cannon fodder for an autocrat? Don't bet on it.

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Comment by JMac1949 Today on June 7, 2017 at 4:26pm

Them shitkickers don't need no damn gummint!  Just ask 'em.

Comment by Robert Young on June 7, 2017 at 4:32pm

yeah.  they'll get 99% of the"infrastructure" spending.  and bitch they were short changed.

Comment by Drew-Silla on June 7, 2017 at 10:05pm

This sort of analysis leaves me wondering, if us blue staters are so much smarter than the shit-kickers, why are we the ones sitting around complaining about who won last November?

Comment by Robert Young on June 8, 2017 at 5:04am

-- why are we the ones sitting around complaining about who won last November

a number of reasons:

- lower enthusiasm of organization by the Democrats

- electoral college advantages Empty States, there's a reason Donald J. Quisling can get 10,000,000 fewer votes overall (yes, it's that much: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_presidential_election,_...  and still be installed as president

- the Right Wing is very much more adept at pandering to the shit kickers; promising them mo moolah while not delivering and successfully blaming Democrats.  if you look (I've posted this a number of times), you'll see that the Right Wing has controlled at least 3 of 4 branches of Federal government nearly all of the years since Reagan.  really.  look it up: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Party_divisions_of_United_States_Cong...  the Right has owned the Supreme Court since 1969

- in 2000, the Supremes gave the election to W

- in 2016, the Russians gave the election to Donald J. Quisling

- Obambi and the DNC ignored the import of the 2010 mid-term, and enabled the Right Wing to win big, and thus gain control of re-districting from the Census

and many more.

Comment by Robert Young on June 8, 2017 at 5:06am

the vote total link didn't work.  try this one:  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_presidential_election,_...

Comment by Robert Young on June 8, 2017 at 5:09am

hmmm.  either OS isn't putting in the link right, or that wiki page is Fubar.  in any case, scroll up from where you end up, and you'll find the by-candidate all-states totals

Comment by Robert Young on June 8, 2017 at 8:01am

and, further, the Red States are, net, exporters to Blue States.  IOW, without the Blue States, the Red States go completely down the tubes.  and we get no thanks, only jealously over our better health, education, and income.  all of which are denied to Red State citizens by the fascists they elect.

Comment by Ron Powell on June 8, 2017 at 1:55pm

It's not about what they don't/can't realize...

The fact is they just don't give a shit as long as racism and bigotry gushes like oil from a well... 

Comment by Robert Young on June 8, 2017 at 3:28pm

or God, Guns, and Abortion.

another reason that the Right Wing has been doing better at the polls:  they offer a simple answer to all complex questions.  the Left, by and large, admits the complexity.  one can see that in stark relief with healthcare:  ACA was the result months development (bi-partisan, of course) while AHCA was the result of days of closed door partisan hegemony.

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