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Thursday, December 28, 2017

It's nothing more than a popularity contest, and it doesn't mean too much...

but let's acknowledge it for what it's worth:

Obama remains most admired man in the world: poll 

Obama Is America’s Most Admired Man For The 10th Year In A Row,  Gallup Poll Finds

Barack Obama, America's Most Admired Man

Normally, the newly elected POTUS gets the title of America's Most Admired Man, but Trump is so awful, so disliked, that the new POTUS got second place and President Obama came in first, again, for the 10th year in a row.

That's how much America dislikes the Trumper.

"The break with history continues to underline Trump’s historic unpopularity. Unlike other White House residents, Trump received almost no bump in support after being sworn in, has never received over 50 percent support, and has lost support consistently throughout his first year." --D.U.

Hillary Clinton was voted Most Admired Woman for the gazillionth time (22nd time). 

Michelle Obama came in as the second most admired woman, behind Hillary.

Melania came in 8th, behind Hillary, Michelle, Oprah Winfrey, Elizabeth Warren, Angela Merkel, Queen Elizabeth II, and Condoleeza Rice.


The Prophet Dervish Z Sanders said...

Trumpers think Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton and Michelle Obama are on the most hated list. Gallup is obviously just fake news.

Shaw Kenawe said...

Dervish, Trumpistas are in a cement bubble. They believe people support the BLOTUS, but they're wrong. He's THE MOST disliked and unpopular president in 70 years. Wait til "the fogotten Americans" wake up and understand what his tax giveaway to the billionaires did to them.

Meanwhile, I love to rub it in their faces that Barack Hussein Obama is more admired by Americans than is Donald Trump, and that's not happened since polls have been in use. Trumper broke another negative record. LOL!

Also, what is sweet, is that Michelle is more admired than Trump's third wife.

Anonymous said...

The Obamas always were and will be a classier, more respected couple than the white trash currently in the White House.

Jaysus! What a come down for the U.S. A con artist and a centerfold as the first couple? What trash!

Ray Cranston said...

Donald Trump is the first president to lose Most Admired Man his first year in office — in the history of polling. He lost to President Barack Obama. Bwahahahaha! How sweet it is!

Hope there's more of this in 2018. Happy New Year Shaw!

Shaw Kenawe said...

Oliver Willis:

"The break with history continues to underline Trump’s historic unpopularity. Unlike other White House residents, Trump received almost no bump in support after being sworn in, has never received over 50 percent support, and has lost support consistently throughout his first year.

Trump’s aggregate approval rating of 39 percent is 10.5 percent below where Obama was at this point in his presidency — and Obama did not have the benefit of a steadily growing economy to boost his fortunes.

Trump has all the conditions in place that past presidents have been able to translate into popular support. His problem is that the American people just don’t like him."

Michael K. said...

The first year of Obama's presidency, he got 30 percent. In Trump's first year, he got 14 percent. This is humiliating. Again, HehHehHeh!

skudrunner said...

Like you stated, it is a popularity poll not a governing poll. I do find the comment about -H- being admired, by who? She has proven to have less class than DJT and that says a lot about her character. the characteristics you chide trump on are the same she exhibits. Bloviating thin skill narcissist could apply to either one.

Granted BHO is liked the world over. He says the right things or over says the right things and did nothing so what is not to like. America is no longer the world leader, we are not a Christian nation, we need to hold hands and sing around the campfire. Draw a line in the sand and then oops when you have to pay up. Call a cop inept for doing his job, saying on a open mike you will work with Russia and then become an Albert E. Yes he is admired for ll the wrong reasons.

Anonymous said...

From a co worker on Facebook:

While Trump relentlessly, and falsely, takes credit for all of America's economic gains this year, be sure that Obama's performance - objectively measured - surpasses this Administration. Should the economy heat up in 2018, we can't forget this sugar high is fueled by an added $1 trillion in American debt.

Economists tell us the pace of job growth actually slowed slightly to 174,000 per month in 2017 through November, compared with 187,000 per month in Obama’s final year (2016). In the first 11 months of Obama’s presidency, the Standard & Poor’s 500 rose 37 percent. It rose 18 percent under Trump. The Dow rose 30 percent in Obama’s first 11 months to Trump’s 24 percent.


Shaw Kenawe said...

Skud: "She has proven to have less class than DJT and that says a lot about her character."

Really, Skud? Please provide a quote of hers where she brags about grabbing men's penises because she's a star. Please provide evidence of Hillary trashing a US Senator and POW for having been caught by an enemy and spending 7 years being tortured in a POW camp. Please provide evidence of Hillary praising Putin or the Butcher of the Philippines, Duerte, or Turkey's Erdogan. If you knew facts, you'd know that Putin, the former Commie and head of the Communist KGB HATES Hillary because she knows what a dreadful dictator and murderer he is. Trump OTOH praises him. You've made a charge against Hillary with absolutely no link to prove it, something you consistently do when you visit here. Therefore, I deem your claim baseless and a falsehood. I may not agree with everything Hillary Clinton has done in her political life, but one thing she does have far and above the mendacious vulgarian presently occupying the White House is that she never embarrassed America while serving her countlry.

Your false criticisms about Hillary and Obama show us all that you are envious of the qualities both of them possess and which Trump has no claim to, whatsoever.

It's not just 60% of the American people who are disgusted with the bloated, mendacious man who's spent 1/3 of his presidency at his mansions and golf courses, but a majority of our allies and world leaders thinks he stinks.


Your weak attempts to impugn Mr. Obama's legacy and smear Hillary are futile. History is not on your side.

Les Carpenter said...

2 OBERSVATIONS... 1'st, it is amazing to me Trump only lost out by 3% ponts to Obama. 2'nd, Michelle Obama outclasses HRC in both grace and intelligence. IMNHO.

Dave Miller said...

Shaw... Skud knows the facts. he just willingly ignores them.

Season's Grimaces said...

troll alert!

Shaw Kenawe said...

Here's something to think about:

"A Church of England bishop has urged American Christians to consider whether their support of Donald Trump is justifiable as part of their faith.

Bishop of Liverpool Paul Bayes criticised some “so-called evangelical leaders” for their “uncritical support” of the US President, accusing them of “colluding” with an unfair system.

“If people want to support rightwing populism…how are they going to relate that to their Christian faith?"

“Some of the things that have been said by religious leaders seem to collude with a system that marginalises the poor, a system which builds walls instead of bridges, a system which says people on the margins of society should be excluded, a system which says we’re not welcoming people any more into our country.

“Whenever people say those kinds of things, they need to be able to justify that they’re saying those things as Christians, and I do not believe it’s justifiable.”

skudrunner said...

-H- is a total embarrassment to your party and gender. Since you think she is such a class act I assume you support her attack on females who accused BJ of sexual assault and rape. Remember her calling them sluts and this is all a right wing conspiracy. She loses to a young politician with no experience and then to a bloated orange hair with less political acumen. Guess that shows how much the American people like her.
Trump is disgusting but -H- is right up there with him. She spent years flying around accomplishing nothing as SS and lives off the millions donated to her charity. Great example of people to look up to.

Shaw Kenawe said...

skud, I think you should back off of sexual assault accusations and reactions to them, since Donald Trump outpaces Bill Clinton on that sorry subject. So far, 19+ women have come forward with sexual assault accusations. Trump himself bragged to the world about grabbing women by their genitals because he's a star, and Trump has been accused of child rape.

Hillary made some terrible choices when all of this came out in the 1990s about Bill. But so long as you are silent about Trump's accusations, you should be quiet about the Clintons' sorry history on this sordid subject.

Also keep in mind that Donald Trump supported Roy Moore in his bid for a seat in the U.S. Senate. Moore was credibly accused of sexually molesting children. Trump's was a disgusting, classless, cowardly endorsement, and in the end, it was an endorsement of a loser.

Sorry, you don't get to compare Hillary with the moral pig that's currently in the White House, a man who happily bragged about committing adultery with a number of married women.

Hillary has a lot to answer for her bad behavior and reactions to Bill's accusers, but Trump dwarfs her misdeeds and sins by light years.

There's no comparison.

Shaw Kenawe said...

BTW, Hillary beat Trump in the popular vote by 3 million votes. Fact. So more Americans voted for her than voted for trump. They wanted HER not HIM.

If you think she would have taken away energy supplements from the disabled, the elderly, children, and veterans, as trump just did, you're mistaken. None of our politicians are angels, but none have been as venal, mendacious, and vulgar as the creature currently in our White House.

Dave Miller said...

Skud... maybe you missed something Shaw posted.

"Hillary made some terrible choices when all of this came out in the 1990s about Bill." She has also said numerous times that HRC was a "deeply flawed candidate."

She was also critical of some of Pres Obama's actions while he was in office. Yes, like most of us commenting here, Shaw is a partisan and a progressive. But unlike most of the blogs we mutually at least read, since folks like Ducky and I aren't even allowed to comment on, we were critical of our political favorites "when they were in office!"

There was no "I wouldn't dare be critical and give the opposition help berating our candidates" here, sentiments that were and continue to be seen on various conservative blogs.

There is no firewall here against non favorable viewpoints if they are backed up with some links. Even you get to comment.

We've acknowledged the short comings of some of the dems here loud and clear.

But the bottom line remains... DJT has embarrassed the US internationally, has furthered the racial divide in this country, has indeed said about a group of Nazis that "some of them are good people" and has bragged about "grabbing pussies."

On her worst day, there is no way HRC would have done any of this...

Anonymous said...

Does all this mean Trump really isn't the President and either Hillary or Obama actually is?

Kevin Robbins said...

Gee, after reading skud's comment I had to go back and look at the post again. My memory didn't fail me, Hillary was voted most admired. Apparently the majority of the citizenry does not get their information from right wing propagandists. It's sad for the ones who do.

Shaw Kenawe said...

Anonymous said...
"Does all this mean Trump really isn't the President and either Hillary or Obama actually is?"

No. Anon, it doesn't. Only a confused or intellectually challenged reader would ask that. But this Gallup poll does illustrate that despite all his bluster and bragging and lying, Donald Trump did not endear himself to the American people. They know a phony, vulgar, mendacious con man when they see one, and they don't like him. They prefer a smart, dignified, compassionate human being, Barack Hussein Obama, to the orange fool presently occupying the people's White House.

I hope my explanation helps you to better understand what "all this means." Now you have a sparkling day, woncha?

Shaw Kenawe said...

Now Trump is partially blaming Jeff Sessions for Roy Moore's loss in Alabama.

Trump's a beauty, isn't he? He enthusiastically backed Moore, a child molester, then slithered away from that endorsement after Moore lost to a Democrat, and now he's blaming someone else. What a worm!

Anonymous said...

Ms.Shaw, your hatred for Trump seems to be consuming you, that really can't be healthy. Perhaps you should take up knitting like Hillary.

Shaw Kenawe said...

"Anonymous said...
Ms.Shaw, your hatred for Trump seems to be consuming you, that really can't be healthy. Perhaps you should take up knitting like Hillary."

Oh no, Anon, I'm not at all "consumed" by hatred of Trump. I'm actually normal in my disgust and dislike of the abberation that is living in the people's White House. In fact, people like you are the ones we're concerned with. You're the abnormal ones who still support the disaster.

Why do you feel compelled to defend this horse's ass? Are you part of the paltry 30% of American voters who think Trump is a great American? Srsly? Get out of your comfort zone and meet the rest of the country and the world. TRUMPS IS UNIVERSALLY HATED, except for the 30 percenters.

My goodness! That's so SAD!

Anonymous said...

Annoyingmous must be an escapee from one of those far right blogs where they actually believe Trump is a popular president in fact he's disliked by most Americans and probably won by colluding with the Russkies. You need to laugh at them or feel sorry for them because they're losers supporting a shitty president.

Anne W. said...

"TRUMPS IS UNIVERSALLY HATED, except for the 30 percenters."

Don't expect the dimwit Rethuglicans who come to your blog to understand that. They never will. You have nothing to apologize for.

Anonymous said...

Trump is like the Road Runner he paints a black circle on the road and liberals fall in it

Shaw Kenawe said...

Anonymous, you're so cute in the way you pretend that trump is clever when the rest of the world knows he's a walking, blubbering "fking moron"*. (His Secretary of state's opinion). You 30 per centers are so adept at avoiding reality, and reality is that Trump has never seen 50% approval since the day he was inaugurated. That's a record of disapproval by the American people in presidential politics. Yesm. It's really that bad. I guess you feel compelled to,try to make the proverbial silk purse out of the Trumpian sow's ear? That's adorable.

Kevin Robbins said...

Anonymous seems to have the usual Trumpflake grasp of reality. It was the coyote who set the traps and then was caught in them. Does that make Trump, Wile E. Coyote? I don't know. It's not my stupid analogy.

The Prophet Dervish Z Sanders said...

Melania, following her husband's (gravy train) lead, referred to Trump's admission that he sexually assaults women as "boy talk". Although a woman standing by her husband (especially when he's in politics) is the norm, I think. I suppose she isn't (herself) calling any of Trump's accusers liars. Although she isn't doing much of anything as first lady, unlike Hillary. Everyone knows how much of a joke her "anti bullying" campaign (?) is. Especially given the fact that her husband is the bullier in chief.

How disgusting was it that, of the 4 Congresspeople who initially called for Trump's resignation (Booker, Gillibrand, Wyden, Merkley) over the accusations against him, he attacks only the woman. And with what EVERYONE interpreted as sexual innuendo. He's much worse than WJC on this, yet WJC (and his wife defending him) is the Right's go to excuse to excuse what an absolute misogynist PIG Trump is (brazen, out in the open misogyny).

I don't know why (other than for just being FLOTUS) Melania makes the list at all.