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Monday, November 20, 2017

President Trump's Twitter habits in the White House could be costing him a key demographic of voters ahead of elections in 2018 and 2020, according to an online focus group convened by former Obama campaign manager Jim Messina. The group was comprised of voters from Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania who had voted for both former President Barack Obama as well as President Trump in November. "The white Obama-Non-Clinton voters we surveyed were clear: If the economy does not improve measurably, they are not going to give Trump a second chance -- and they already have a clear reason to explain his failure: Twitter," Messina explains in a Politico op-ed.

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Definitions:

TWITTER (v): make a posting on the social media website Twitter.

TWIT (v): an act of twitting; taunt

Apparently, it's the content of the tweets which is a problem rather than actually using twitter.

#1 | Posted by TrueBlue at 2017-11-20 12:47 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Dems never should have lost these voters. Dems in general and the HRC campaign specifically was so busy catering to the interests of international corporations that they forgot that corporations can't cast a ballot! Dems did to the general population what they have been doing to minorities for decades, taking their support for granted. Dems are good at social justice issues, but stink at economic justice issues. Sure, they talk incessantly about economic justice issues (i.e. $15 / hr, income inequality, economic disparity) but when it comes to implementing/proposing policies, they hedge because it would adversely impact their big corporate donors.

Hey dems, there is no way to address income inequality unless the income of the average American increases faster than the income of the wealthy. There are a variety of ways to make this happen but one thing is certain, irrespective of how it is done, your wealthy donors probably won't like it.

It is not enough to placate wage earners with retraining programs when they lose good paying jobs, you must prevent those jobs from being lost. Incentivize companies who build in the US, invest in R&D and implement retraining programs when done in the US. Limit the tax deductibility of executive pay and golden parachutes to some reasonable percentage of total wages paid to the employee. Penalize companies that move their operations out of the US yet still want free access to American consumers.

#2 | Posted by FedUpWithPols at 2017-11-20 05:57 AM | Reply | Funny: 1

#2 And approve the tax bill.

#3 | Posted by fishpaw at 2017-11-20 09:37 AM | Reply

"And approve the tax bill."

Why? The tax bill does the exact opposite of what its supporters are claiming.

You'd have to be an Econ 101 flunkee to actually believe disincentivizing something encourages it.

#4 | Posted by Danforth at 2017-11-20 09:40 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 6

#2 | POSTED BY FEDUPWITHPOLS AT 2017-11-20 05:57 AM | FLAG:

Okay, fine. But your president is still an idiot and is losing supporters with his childish Twitter taunts.

#5 | Posted by cbob at 2017-11-20 09:48 AM | Reply

Just because I addressed my comments to dems doesn't mean that I am a Trump supporter. I didn't vote for him and I think that he is an ignorant, lying POS and a disgrace to the office. I am a registered democrat that is frustrated with the party because it fails to live up to its ideals. They offer lip service to the masses and lick the boots of their corporate donors. Instead of winning support by doing the right thing, they depend on republicans pissing so many people off that dems win by default. For example, they think that they can mitigate job losses by implementing job training programs for jobs that don't exist.

#6 | Posted by FedUpWithPols at 2017-11-20 10:13 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

So they are not going to support Trump because racism?

It's WAS the economic promises that won them over?

Bu-but what about the popular narrative of the last year?

#7 | Posted by Sully at 2017-11-20 10:27 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

#3 | Posted by fishpaw

Sorry but screw this tax bill. Adding even more debt to the country, triggering sequestration, causing tax increases to half the middle class while slashing taxes for corporations and 1%ers. Who's catering to the interests of international corporations and the uber wealthy?

I am all for actual tax reform but not gifts to the wealthy.

#8 | Posted by GalaxiePete at 2017-11-20 10:32 AM | Reply

#6 | Posted by FedUpWithPols

I don't disagree. Here's the REAL problem with job training - 99% of the people who qualify and take it will never have what it takes for the jobs. THAT is the real issue - there are a lot of people simply not cut out for today's job market. People take this training expecting job offers to just poor in because they are "trained" - news flash they are not trained. They have had an introduction. You still have to have the drive to pursue jobs and be willing to move for them. Skilled trades is HUGE right now - simply are not enough good people.

We hire people who train to run CNCs and people with zero experience in CNC operation. We know we will actually be training them because they are all clueless coming in. Recently the local Community College has improved their program with new machinery that is changing things a little. We still probably won't hire 9 in 10 of those that take the class though because they simply don't have "it". We primarily look for personality traits as well as attention to detail, problem solving ability and math skills (in other words yes that math you avoided in High School was important).

#9 | Posted by GalaxiePete at 2017-11-20 10:43 AM | Reply

#6 | POSTED BY FEDUPWITHPOLS AT 2017-11-20 10:13 AM | FLAG: | NEWSWORTHY 1

Fair enough! I won't argue with your point that the Democrats have a lot of work to do.

#10 | Posted by cbob at 2017-11-20 12:10 PM | Reply

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Who knew some people don't want a child throwing twitter tantrums as POTUS.

#11 | Posted by bored at 2017-11-20 12:12 PM | Reply

Trump's tax plan is a gift to the 1% and a disaster for everyone else.
Corporation should get a deduction based on the number of good jobs they create, their taxes should remain high, but they should be allowed to deduct a percentage of employee taxes above a per employee threshold. Corps that have high tax paying employees will pay lower taxes than corps without them. Costco would pay less than Walmart, etc. That would reward good job employers and allow them to compete with minimum wage employers or automated companies.

The IRS should stop the off shoring of profits by estimating profits generated from US consumers and making that the base for a minimum corporate tax for large corps like Apple, banks, investment companies, etc.

#12 | Posted by bored at 2017-11-20 12:22 PM | Reply

It is not enough to placate wage earners with retraining programs when they lose good paying jobs, you must prevent those jobs from being lost.
#2 | POSTED BY FEDUPWITHPOLS

A World of Pure Imagination.

Let's all be Amish, then the jobs won't be lost. The LAST thing we should ever do is artificially save industries that can't sustain themselves. That's a great way to make out entire country poor.

#13 | Posted by IndianaJones at 2017-11-20 12:33 PM | Reply

It is not enough to placate wage earners with retraining programs when they lose good paying jobs, you must prevent those jobs from being lost.
#2 | POSTED BY FEDUPWITHPOLS

Yeah! That's the ticket! Turn everything anti-capitalist in the largest capitalistic economic engine ever conceived.

Right! THAT'S THE TICKET!

Or have we finally reached the "Late Stage Capitalism" that reddit Chicken Littles are always squawking about?

#14 | Posted by rstybeach11 at 2017-11-20 05:56 PM | Reply

#2 And approve the tax bill.

#3 | Posted by fishpaw

Sure because the problem with america is the middle class has too much money and the rich don't have enough.

Right stupid?

#15 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2017-11-20 07:47 PM | Reply

You'd have to be an Econ 101 flunkee to actually believe disincentivizing something encourages it.

#4 | POSTED BY DANFORTH AT 2017-11-20 09:40 AM | FLAG:

If this was true all of the time, there would be no drug war.

#16 | Posted by sitzkrieg at 2017-11-21 08:38 AM | Reply

Trump will win if the left keeps eating its own as its doing.

#17 | Posted by klifferd at 2017-11-21 03:49 PM | Reply

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