Failing averages for his first year in office, Trump looks to hold his cellar position for however long he lasts in office.
There’s a new poll of presidential experts out that ranks our nation’s chief executives,and Lincoln leads the list with an average rating of 95.03 out of 100. William Henry Harrison got a score of 19.02.
I decided to rescale the whole thing going from 0 to 100, with Lincoln on top at Harrison at zero, since, let’s face it, Harrison is sort of zero by definition, right? Besides, I think it also more accurately represents the bottom of the range too.
When it comes to which president should join Presidents Washington, Jefferson, Lincoln, and Teddy Roosevelt on Mt. Rushmore, Franklin Delano Roosevelt again comes in first, by a wide margin.
164 respondents provided answers to this question, with nearly two-thirds (65.9%) of them selecting Franklin Delano Roosevelt. He is followed by Barack Obama (7.3%), Ronald Reagan (4.9%), Dwight Eisenhower and James Madison (tied with 3.7% each), Lyndon Johnson (2.4%), and William McKinley (1.8%).
Rick Wilson reads it correctly:
“Stupidgate is instead just a ludicrous new chapter in the long chronicle of Trump dumbassery”
No matter how much he spins it, no matter how many cute brand names and catchphrases he tries to jam into the media flow, at his core, Donald Trump is a man in a rising sea of legal peril, political risk and catastrophic failures. This explains his increasingly erratic behavior and dangerous efforts to corrupt the special counsel process, the Justice Department, and American institutions more broadly.
We can be dragged down into Trump’s wilderness of mirrors , or we can take a deep breath and appreciate just how truly terrible his week was. With Trump, it’s always the worst week, since the last week.
At least next week is Infrastructure Week. We’ll always have Infrastructure Week.
Nazi Propaganda Minister Joseph Goebbels said, “Nothing will be easier than to produce a bloody revolution in North America. No other country has so many social and racial tensions . . . We shall be able to play on many strings there.”