Pelosi’s Stunt Backfires, Angry Dems Call C-Span. Trump’s Gallup Ratings Rise
Written by R. Cort Kirkwood
It hasn’t been a good week for the Democrats.
The Iowa Caucuses were a disaster, the U.S. Senate ended the sham impeachment with a party-line acquittal yesterday, and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s petulant performance when she tore up her copy of Trump’s State of the Union address has backfired. Rank-and-file Democrats are angry about the childish stunt and abandoning the party.
Even worse, or better if you’re Trump, is the Gallup poll that gave him his highest-ever job-approval mark. Half the country likes his job performance, and half of all voters want him reelected.
Upshot: The Democrats deranged pursuit of President Trump hasn’t turned out so well. And their hatred of the president hasn’t done them much good with voters.
I’m Done With the Dems
As for Pelosi, as PJ Media writer Megan Fox noted yesterday, when C-Span asked viewers to offer opinions about Trump’s State of the Union, callers to the Democrat line were none too happy.
Here is what one caller said, Fox reported:
I watched my president give a speech on everything great that’s happening in our country but yet, Nancy Pelosi and the others who were dressed in white, I might add, just sitting over there, never standing, never clapping for anything that might be good for the country — I don’t understand it. I used to be a Democrat, and I am no longer a Democrat.
A Southern man called to say he has been a Democrat for “70-some years” but “I am changing my mind…. That man is the president and we should respect him…. I’m embarrassed being a God-danged Democrat for what they did in the House today…. They looked like a bunch of dadgum idiots sitting there.”
Former White House adviser Sebastian Gorka tweeted a few highlights. One outraged woman said her whole family has abandoned the party:
I am a Democrat as well, but no longer will I vote Democrat. I think it’s outrageous that they sat there when all these good things are happening to our country and how much we love our country. And they looked like they hated our country. And Nancy Pelosi, the whole time, she’s sitting up there with that disgusting look on her face. It’s outrageous. I will never vote Democrat again. And I’m sick of it and my whole family feels the same way. My husband, my friends are sitting here, all former Democrats. We all voted for Hillary last time. And therefore, never, ever will we vote Democrat again. You know, it’s always portrayed that the Democrats don’t love our country. Well, we love our country. And we want to see it succeed. But it appears to us that our Democratic Party’s been stolen from us by a bunch of communists. And no longer will our family ever vote Democrat again.
Another “literally disgusted” woman said she was a registered Democrat but is “leaning GOP now.”
“With a simple rip of a paper,” another fellow added, “Nancy Pelosi has pretty much sealed the deal of a reelection of Donald Trump.”
Gallup and Tillis
Nor has the Democrats’ single-minded crusade to remove the president adversely affected Trump’s popularity or reelection bid.
On Tuesday, Gallup reported that his job-approval rating among registered voters is now 49 percent, a personal best.
“Trump’s approval rating has risen because of higher ratings among both Republicans and independents,” Gallup reported. “His 94% approval rating among Republicans is up six percentage points from early January and is three points higher than his previous best among his fellow partisans,” Gallup reported. “The 42% approval rating among independents is up five points, and ties three other polls as his best among that group.”
Fifty-six percent of Gallup’s survey respondents also wanted Trump acquitted of the bogus charges the Democrats filed, while 63 percent of Americans like the way he’s handling the economy. That metric is up six points from November.
Even better for The Donald, 50 percent of those polled want him reelected, and 39 percent will vote for him no matter who the Democrat candidate is.
As for Pelosi’s Big Rip, Tarheel Senator Thom Tillis tweeted a reply yesterday at 5:05 p.m: “Two can play this game, @SpeakerPelosi. Glad to finally put impeachment in the rear view mirror so we can get back to work for the people of North Carolina.”
Then he tore up the articles of impeachment.
R. Cort Kirkwood is a long-time contributor to The New American and a former newspaper editor.
Courtesy of The New American