Trump Approval Ratings from Fellow GOP, Not a Sound Basis for Predicting Outcomes of 2020 Elections

Customary of news coming from U.S. president Donald Trump, he is currently spreading information that his approval ratings went up after targeting Congress’ 4 women-of color. The statement is partly true, but that went without clarifying that the approval came mostly from Republican supporters and not from a larger number of voters representing the country.

A new poll by USA Today showed that 57% of Republican voters agree that Trump’s verbal tirade against the four Congresswomen collectively referred to as The Squad, was not racist. However, in the latest CBS poll on an overall scale, 59% of the American voters polled, do not approve of Trump’s racist remarks, leaving 40 % who signified approval.

On a party level, 93% percent of Democrats and 68% percent of those supporting independents, regard Trump’s racist tweets as offensive, while among Republicans, only 37% held the same stance.

The latest party-level polls clearly indicate that there exists a partisan divide. Yet in a country in which the number of non-white population can have a significant impact in the 2020 presidential elections, their force is fast becoming a factor to consider. Racist tweets and “send her back” chants against lawmakers-of -color can surely influence the votes of a large demographic of non-white Americans.

In fact, Republican members who are aware of this, are trying to distance themselves from Trump’s racial slurs. Most of them come from American states in which the majority already consists of the so-called minority groups.

West Texas Republican Representative Will Hurd, the only black Republican in the Lower House and one of four GOP members who sided with House Democrats in condemning Trump’s racist tweets said.

”The tweets were not only racist, but they are also bad politics.”

American States in which Minorities Now Represent Majority of the Population

In stressing the impact of states with large numbers of minority voters, analysis of the July 2018 US census is currently showing projections that in less than a quarter century, white people will eventually make up the minority. The forecast is that around 70% of today’s population will see that happen during their lifetime.

In five American states, namely California, Hawaii, District of Columbia, New Mexico and Texas, the shift from minority-majority has already taken place. According to the projections, the tipping point of the shift to minority-majority across the country, could occur just in time for the 2020 presidential elections. That is because many among the minority groups will turn 18 years old on the said year. As an example, below is the:

Latest U.S. Census Estimates of Texas’ Minority-Majority

  • 41.5% – White Alone
  • 39.6% – Hispanic or Latino
  • 12.8% – African American
  • 5% – Asian

Fox News Publishes Results of Latest Fox Poll Showing Trump as a Less Favored Presidential Candidate

The most recent Fox News Poll conducted between June 09 and 12, 2019 involving 1001 randomly selected registered voters, revealed results not favorable to the re-election bid of incumbent president, Donald Trump. Despite being the news agency favored by Trump because it does not publish “fake news,” Fox News published the poll results showing that most responders would choose a Democratic candidate over Donald Trump.

Actually, polls were conducted by Fox News in collaboration with Beacon Research (Democrat) and Shaw Company (Republican), in 3 different occasions: March 17 – 20, 2019; May 11 – 14, 2019 and June 09 -12, 2019. The 3 polls, albeit showing different figures in terms of percentages, produced consistent results that many among the polled voters will lean toward voting for former Vice President Joe Biden.

Other Interesting Aspects of the Fox News Poll Results

On the question of who among the 2020 Democratic presidential candidates, respondents would like to see as Trump’s opponent, Joe Biden is in the lead. Biden had a showing of 32% in the June poll, coming from a 35% and 31% results in the May and March polls, respectively.

However, to a question in the June poll that asked interviewees on how they would react if Trump is re-elected, thirty percent (30%) said they would be Scared, while twenty-one percent (21%) would be Enthusiastic . The same question was asked in previous polls conducted in connection with the 2016 presidential elections, in which as many as forty-nine percent (49%) were Scared and only thirteen percent (13%) were Enthusiastic.

On hypothetical 2020 presidential match-ups fielding other top Democratic candidate as Trump’s potential opponent, the June poll results showed the incumbent president losing.

  • Bernie Sanders garnered 49% while Trump had 40%
  • Elizabeth Warren won with 43% against Trump’s 41%
  • Kamala Harris earned 42%, a slight edge over Trump’s 41%
  • Pete Buttigieg’s latest 41% showing against Trump’s 40%, was a reversal of a previous Buttigieg 40% – Trump 41%.

Senate Judiciary Hearing on AG Barr: A Great Example of Partisan Politics

The Senate Judiciary Committee hearing last Wednesday, May 01, 2019 in which US Attorney General William Barr wash harshly grilled by Democratic Senators, provided ample proof that partisan politics continues to prevail over matters that required unbiased judgment.

AG Barr was called on to discuss special counsel Mueller’s Report after he released a redacted copy last April 18, 2018. AG Barr though released a 448-page report in which 11% of the text had been redacted. Nearly 40% of the pages released by AG Barr had at least one redaction, comprising well over 900 redacted text blocks in all. The report was divided into 2 volumes:

VOLUME 1 – Mueller’s report on investigations to which a conclusion was reached that there was Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election won by Donald Trump. Such interference is deemed a violation of U.S. criminal law.

VOLUME 2 – Mueller’s report citing instances in which President Trump made attempts to obstruct justice by trying to control the ongoing investigations and by trying to wield his presidential influence on those who refused to abide with his instructions.

What Barr’s Testimony Revealed during the Senate Judiciary Committee Hearing

The overall impression that AG Barr gave is that he viewed Mueller’s report as a condensation of false accusations that Donald Trump was part of the group who were coordinating with the supposed Russian interference. A stance for which he received grilling questions coming mostly from Democratic Senators.

On several occasions, AG Barr asserted that Donald Trump was falsely accused,. It was his defense on why he concluded that the Mueller investigation did not provide enough evidence to support that Trump was in collusion with the alleged Russian interference. He believes that obstruction of justice was not present because Trump was merely acting on his constitutional àuthority to supervise groundless and unfounded proceedings.

Barr’s testimony also revealed that partisan politics was at work since several times during the hearing, and whenever AG Barr fumbled with his answers, Panel Chairman Lindsey Graham (Rep-S.C.) came to Barr’s rescue by saying the Attorney General is being slandered.

Calls for AG Barr’s Resignation after Conclusion of Senate Judiciary Committee Hearing

Democratic Senators Kamala Harris, Elizabeth Warren and Kirsten Gillibrand who are also in the running for president in the 2020 elections, joined other Democrats on calls for AG Barr to resign. The general consensus is that AG William Barr had lied to Congress and therefor not worthy of the trust placed on him as head of the Department of Justice.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (Dem-Ca.) prefers to reserve judgment until after their turn to question AG Barr on Thursday via the House’s Senate Judiciary Committee hearing. Still, Speaker Pelosi opined that after the Senate hearing, AG Barr’s responses and comments do not live up to the standards conforming to an attorney general.

Your Business and the Government

Individuals are drawn by interest, whatever they are: educators, customers, businessmen, workers,  politicians or officials. Assume a businessman that has been effective as a manager of a firm change workplace is appointed as a member of a public association. Could be discovered any reason to feel that its personality will be changed by this person? The job requirements under which the work will alter is going to be accompanied by a few changes in his behavior. 

People participate in business, just like other individuals around who sacrifice their welfare pursuits for others, but obviously not to excessive logic it has . Within this circumstance, individuals expect authorities to do exactly the identical thing. The point of the discussion is to demonstrate how these people are charitable.

How do we explain the fact that legislation are passed by legislators that contribute to promote failure?

Suppose lately you lose customers. You feel that you will have the chance to prevent it or to elevate the import tariff and via lobbying in parliament.  They’ll make it challenging to pass a law in your favor, In case lawmakers will be advised of the the situation. In states with democratic traditions, in reality, lawmakers are banned from owning stocks or businesses. A lawmaker may be an agent for others. By leading acquire battle having agreed a legislator will help those people or groups of people, he can be helped by them. He might create favors out of subscribers to his loved ones. So as a business owner, you have to read more to protect the source of income you have.

Economists often discuss the purposes of entrepreneurs, producers, suppliers and the customer. The maker is indifferent to the sort of merchandise that generates or whether the item is bad or good in a moral sense. He’s just one aim that is simple, to raise profit. This goal is pursued by him by changing to an item and collecting resources. We are aware that producers are in life also providers and customers. Benefits can be taken by them . I can’t fancy a manufacturer. I agree that in doing his job, he attempts to satisfy its customer requirements.

 

Using Social Media For Political Communication

Political candidates are to a greater extent reliant on technology to win and get support. Although ads on television rule campaign communications, political candidates are progressively utilizing new technological means and tools like telephone (see voip phone system), automated calling, Web sites, and blogs to reach and get a message to voters.

Political Communication and Social Media

The spread of social media has altered the manner wherein political communication comes about in the United States. All political organizations like political parties, politicians, institutions, foundations, as well as political think tanks are utilizing different platforms of social media such as Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook to connect, interact with as well as engage voters. Through social media, people in the society, politicians, political experts as well as thought leaders are capable of expressing their thoughts and viewpoints, engage with a broader linkage and network, and get in touch with other individuals on the same wavelength.

Active and involved participation of users of social media have become a more progressively substantial component in political communication, particularly for the duration of political campaigns and the elections.

Social media is altering the makeup of political communication since they are instruments or mediums that could be utilized to inform, notify, update as well as to drum up users in many ways. Social media users are capable to directly connect to and with campaign managers and politicians. Additionally, they also become more actively involved in political events and activities in different means.

These social media platforms are coded by developers to generate a distinctive digital architecture that impacts and powers the way both politicians and the general public could use these social platforms for political reasons.

For instance, by just following a person on Twitter or in Facebook by merely hitting the “like” icon, users now have the capability to link up with other people as well as voice their outlooks in different ways. Furthermore, the “share” option gives users the prerogative to instantly share political messages and has introduced a new opportunity for politicians to reach voters.

Although social media can be good for politicians and their political campaigns, it also carries risks that are not existent in conventional platforms, like advertisement on TV or newspaper. While the political party regulates all of the messages to be placed on a newspaper or TV ad, campaign on social media allows critics as well as supporters of the opposing party to post undesirable comments on campaign messages.

Congressional Committee Investigations: Will Genuine, Downright “Truth” Prevail?

Michael Cohen, the ex Donald Trump personal attorney sentenced to serve three years in prison for pleading guilty to several charges, including lying to Congress,  had once again testified in different Congressional Committee hearings.

As a backgrounder, Cohen’s guilty plea was said to be a result of a cooperation deal, entered into with a team of lawyer working with Special Counsel Robert Mueller. The latter, is the former Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigations (2001-2013). He has beeb tasked by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein to oversee ongoing investigations into accusations about Russia’s pivotal interference in the 2016 presidential elections won by Donald Trump.

Senate and House Committee Hearings

Recently, Cohen had spent three consecutive days giving testimonies in support of damning allegations raised by Special Counsel Mueller against Donald Trump.

The first and third were Intelligence Committee hearings held by the Senate and the House, on Tuesday and Wednesday, respectively. The two separate investigations are also delving deeper into Trump’s involvement in certain private dealings (Moscow Trump Tower) with certain Russian officials.

Inasmuch as it was a closed-door hearing, both Republican and Democratic committee members present in the hearings, refused to give specific details on the results of their investigations.

Summary of House Committee on Oversight and Reform Proceedings

On Wednesday, Cohen testified at the hearing of the House Committee on Oversight and Reform. Unlike the Intelligence Committee hearings, the event last Wednesday was televised nationwide. Millions of Americans heard Cohen’s testimony and had glimpses of documents he presented as evidences against Donald Trump.

Among evidences presented included checks signed by Donald Trump, which the latter denied to have paid as hush-money, and after announcing that he no longer had control over the string of Trump businesses. Cohen also presented email related to a meeting called by Trump, as well as drafts of the statements Cohen was to falsely testify during the House Committee Investigation in 2017.

Other proofs submitted were the overstated financial statements submitted by Donald Trump to suit a business purpose, which were also understated for IRS taxation purposes.

Will Cohen’s Testimony and Evidences Hold Water in Ending Trump’s Presidency?

Cohen’s testimonies are largely under scrutiny as violations of lawyer-client relationship, and for his own admissions that he had previously lied to evade payment of large taxes.

In all three Congressional committee hearings, Trump’s Republican allies capitalized on Cohen’s previous lies which he later admitted as such. Democrats on the other hand believe that this time, Cohen is telling the truth. Cohen’s testimonies are mostly a case of his words pitted against Donald Trump’s, whose capability for telling the truth is just as questionable. Yet, according to some Democratic committee members, Cohen is only one of key witnesses they will call on.

Distinguishing Conservation And Efficiency To Better Deal With Global Energy Crisis

Strømavtaler or power agreements as well as resolving the sporadic energy crisis has to take a good deal of social responsibility and action merged with the support of the government. Because of the escalating energy outlays, global front-runners are compelled to conclusively begin to explore energy alternatives and make available the finance needed to make and implement these changes. Concerns such as global warming are a mainstream truth and triggers global alarms on pollution and energy consumption.

Before political leaders, whether local, national or international, as well as the people address these concern on energy crisis, it is paramount to understand the dissimilarity between conservation and efficiency.

Energy Conservation vs. Efficiency

Conservation of energy and energy efficiency are very critical matters discussed by global leaders especially in terms of our dependence on the natural resources of the planet. Presently, there is a universal call for sources of energy. Forecasts by the International Energy Agency states that by 2030, the globe will be exhausting 50% more oil, which produces the majority of our energy. Hence, it is imperative to first comprehend the how energy conservation and energy efficiency are different from each other to better tackle and deal with the energy crisis and renewable energy alternatives and tactics.

What Is Energy Conservation?

Energy conservation is the action taken to save energy by way of diminishing or decreasing a service. This means that to conserve energy, one must have to reduce on energy usage. Simple instances would include switching off the lighting fixtures when not in use, opting for public transport or walking instead of using your own car, or by obtaining a thermostat that you can program so as to control the temperature of the room.

What Is Energy Efficiency?

Energy efficiency is described as saving energy however retaining the similar degree of service. For instance, conservation is observed when lights are switched off when not utilized, on the other hand, energy efficiency is applied if you substitute wasteful incandescent light bulbs with a fluorescent bulb that are compact and more efficient.

With that, the government and global leaders can appropriately act on the energy crisis as well as to urge the energy sector as well as the industry on technology and business to proactively involve themselves in resolving energy crisis which will ultimately deliver weighty benefits for the economy, ecosystem and communities.

Men and Women: Hair Is “Political”

Beauty is no more regarded as a‘girl thing’. More people than ever are seeing salons for remedies and stocking their toilet cabinet up with creams, potions and lotions to protect everything from aging products, claws that are lovely and clean, moisturisers and glossy hair . Yes, baldness. It’s no longer the sex which fights to maintain their skin smooth soft and fuzz.

Negative body hair may be expensive, for both genders, and awkward and occurs in both women and men. Lotions and razors may seem price but moisturisers, creams, foams and also the gels which are essential to accompany the cost raise .

Eliminating hair is recognised as put. Becoming free from unsightly hairs and stubble is significant and large on everyone’s wish list but on account of the annoyance, clutter and unwanted effects (wounds, cuts, and ingrown hairs to mention but some ) which appear to go together with waxing, shaving and depilatory lotions, baldness never fails to increase a grumble let alone the ouch element. Hair removal is grudgingly incorporated by people . A shave? All that fuss is not the perfect approach to begin.

Together with all the pressures of day to day life, timing is of the nature. Why invest whenever there’s a simpler and much more comfortable way to remove hair, it covered in smelly lotion or worse being waxed?

Laser hair removal in New Jersey is quick, secure and effective. It is a excellent way for both women and men of all skin types and colors to eliminate unwanted hair. LHR is the method of eliminating your body and has been called the sensation of a hot rock massage. A painless, relaxing and easy manner of removing hair.

Body hair and Negative may look anywhere on body or your face. For both women and men, laser hair removal may be performed on virtually all regions of the face and body to reach areas.
Laser therapy bloated skin a matter of yesteryear with its contemporary and secure technology and also makes uncomfortable and nasty shaving lotions.

LHR can be effective also is a more method of hair removal. Therefore, leading to a number of remedies. Laser hair removal works by sending pulses of energy under the skin which makes your hair follicle not able to create hair to the hair follicle. Following your treatment will soon drop out.