Drudge Retort: The Other Side of the News
Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Pew Research Center: Donald Trump is a major factor in people's views about the state of the nation's political discourse. A 55% majority says Trump has changed the tone and nature of political debate in this country for the worse; fewer than half as many (24%) say he has changed it for the better, while 20% say he has had little impact. Perhaps more striking are the public's feelings about the things Trump says: sizable majorities say Trump's comments often or sometimes make them feel concerned (76%), confused (70%), embarrassed (69%) and exhausted (67%). By contrast, fewer have positive reactions to Trump's rhetoric, though 54% say they at least sometimes feel entertained by what he says.

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Appropriate.

#1 | Posted by Zed at 2019-06-19 04:27 PM | Reply

Half said talking about politics with people they disagree with is "stressful and frustrating.

Only half? lol...

And Republicans said that members of their party are less comfortable than Democrats in "freely and fairly" expressing their views.

LMAO at this - not in this part of the world.

#2 | Posted by GalaxiePete at 2019-06-19 04:36 PM | Reply


@#2 ... not in this part of the world. ...

I think this may be more of an appropriateness to the situation than anything else.

For example, at my family gatherings, it is usually the right-wing people that start political conversations when political conversations are not wanted by the rest of the people.

One evening we were sitting out on the back deck watching the sunset. One person just started talking about how great Pres Trump is. No one prompted him, nothing around us prompted him. He just started the monologue.

It was weird, really. Almost surreal.

He was then told to shut up as no one wanted to hear it.

So, yeah, I can see that Republicans may feel less comfortable than Democrats in "freely and fairly" expressing their views. Maybe because they do so at inappropriate times.

#3 | Posted by LampLighter at 2019-06-19 04:48 PM | Reply

Yep, nothing negative coming from the let......

#4 | Posted by MSgt at 2019-06-19 04:55 PM | Reply

#4 do you expect the left to ignore and misrepresent the joke of a party the GOP has become? To just not comment on the immoral, unprincipled, undignified, valueless, abhorrent, deplorable behavior of Trump and his supporters?

#5 | Posted by jpw at 2019-06-19 05:40 PM | Reply

do you expect the left to ignore and misrepresent
#5 | POSTED BY JPW

LOL Yes I expect them to misrepresent everything.

This is a Democrat ..

"Poverty is a willful act of policy violence."
twitter.com

But supporting openborders isn't creating poverty ... LOL

You guys are a riot....

#6 | Posted by AndreaMackris at 2019-06-19 05:51 PM | Reply

But supporting openborders isn't creating poverty ... LOL

You guys are a riot....

#6 | POSTED BY ANDREAMACKRIS

You are the riot. What are these "Open Borders" and do you support closing them? So they are not open?

And if so please explain how that will work and not create further chaos worldwide.

Or at minimum how does this "plan" for closing the border glorify the Lord and it destroy mooslims??

#7 | Posted by donnerboy at 2019-06-19 10:49 PM | Reply

Uh, yeah. It's trickled down to the average Con too. Brutal.

#8 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2019-06-19 11:07 PM | Reply

Poor homely Discourse, never got a date like her popular sister, Intercourse.

#9 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2019-06-19 11:40 PM | Reply

at my family gatherings, it is usually the right-wing people that start political conversations when political conversations are not wanted by the rest of the people.

Sane. They have become trolls, taking their cues from Trump.

#10 | Posted by JOE at 2019-06-20 08:05 AM | Reply

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#11 | Posted by JOE at 2019-06-20 08:06 AM | Reply

What I love about these kind of things is that they seek to make people forget about reality.

Don't get me wrong, Trump should be fired and thrown in jail, no doubt about that, and this in no way gives him a pass for being incompetent or a criminal.

However, many of the reasons for the public attitude have nothing to do with that creep, or rather, they started long before he came on the scene.

Even though Americans are not smart enough to intelligently understand such things, they can intuitively feel them. Things such as our constitutional rights being degraded as we move toward a police state, the wealth inequality that is making our standard of living go down, religions being taken over by extremists, rap music, lying, perverted politicians, etc, etc....

#12 | Posted by kudzu at 2019-06-20 08:10 AM | Reply

#12 I was with you until "rap music."

#13 | Posted by JOE at 2019-06-20 08:21 AM | Reply

--religions being taken over by extremists, rap music, lying, perverted politicians, etc,

Rap "music" is the worst of those things. It's displaced real music with untalented gibberish set to a beat.

#14 | Posted by nullifidian at 2019-06-20 09:27 AM | Reply

Someone talking gibberish is worse than a lying politician or religious extremist?

Good lord, you're certifiably nuts at this point.

#15 | Posted by JOE at 2019-06-20 09:33 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Perhaps, but I have better taste in music than you do.

#16 | Posted by nullifidian at 2019-06-20 09:39 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

It shouldn't say Trump set the tone for negativity it should say Trump winning the election set the tone for negativity.

#17 | Posted by fishpaw at 2019-06-20 10:58 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

#16 I never told you my taste in music. Call the nurse over to read the thread to you if necessary.

#18 | Posted by JOE at 2019-06-20 11:01 AM | Reply

#16 Taste in music or not, admitting that you have a problem is the first step towards recovery...perhaps.

I'm proud of you Nulli for your admission. Now go get help while you still can.

#19 | Posted by bocaink at 2019-06-20 11:16 AM | Reply

Trump is just a boisterous egotistical blowhard.

However, 95% of all negative discourse is coming from CNN, MSNBC, WaPo, NYT, and LATimes,
who react with seething rage and hatred, parroted by their minions.

Someone lamented in the Trump Rally thread, that there was no truck bomb.

THAT, is the negative discourse in this country. full-tilt loon.

#20 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2019-06-20 11:26 AM | Reply

In my lifetime I've never experienced a president who goes to such lengths to exclude the 70% of Americans who aren't his rabid supporters, but make efforts to include scum like white nationalists.

#21 | Posted by AMERICANUNITY at 2019-06-20 11:34 AM | Reply

President no, but at the local and state level it's commonplace.

#22 | Posted by snoofy at 2019-06-20 11:38 AM | Reply

Obama already proved this. If you are a savvy orator then people don't get mad at you, even while you are knifing them in the back. Hell, race violence skyrocketed under Obama but nobody who liked him cared. But then Trump got in office and now it's a huge problem and it's all his fault. That's pretty much how this country works. The people want someone who makes them feel warm fuzzies when they talk. They don't want someone who tells it like it is or actually talks about our country's faults and how to fix them (whether they are right or wrong). Society has already proven they couldn't care less about fixing problems, they just want someone behind a podium who speaks well. This country wouldn't know a good leader if a perfect being came down and lead us.

#23 | Posted by humtake at 2019-06-20 11:48 AM | Reply

The latest poal (not the one announcing the billery win) shows that mainstream America blames the left whang press for all the negative discoarse.

#24 | Posted by phesterOBoyle at 2019-06-20 03:49 PM | Reply

The latest poal (not the one announcing the billery win) shows that mainstream America blames the left whang press for all the negative discoarse.

#24 | Posted by phesterOBoyle

link?

Your --- don't count.

Speaking of Hillary (billery?) don't you think she is to blame?

I mean if we had locked her up like Humpy promised we wouldn't even have this problem!

AmIRight?

Lock Her Up!
Lock Her Up!
Lock Her Up!

MAGA!

#25 | Posted by donnerboy at 2019-06-20 04:46 PM | Reply

25
You ask too many dumb questions.

#26 | Posted by phesterOBoyle at 2019-06-20 04:55 PM | Reply

You ask too many dumb questions.
#26 | POSTED BY PHESTEROBOYLE

In life, you get what you give.

#27 | Posted by ClownShack at 2019-06-20 05:00 PM | Reply

27
Not always

#28 | Posted by phesterOBoyle at 2019-06-20 05:09 PM | Reply

Watch anything on youtube starting with Trump's announcement to run for office.

Negative political discourse?

It was not only negative against Trump, it was a joke for months.

How many videos can you find of 'Trump can't win the nomination' and 'will never be President'?

It was a joke to the media. They marched out against Trump from day one.

#29 | Posted by Petrous at 2019-06-20 08:26 PM | Reply

There's never been a president who was such a flaming -------. To disagree means you have a defective personality.

#30 | Posted by cbob at 2019-06-20 09:51 PM | Reply

And for most of my life, being a flaming ------- was considered a negative. But nowadays everybody's got to be "hard" and "tell it like it is."

#31 | Posted by cbob at 2019-06-20 10:00 PM | Reply

Americans Blame Trump for Negative Political Discourse

He's certainly a contributing factor.

#32 | Posted by JeffJ at 2019-06-21 12:39 PM | Reply

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