Monday, January 2, 2017

Mandate? Shamdate

Paul Waldman, writing in the Washington Post, makes some cogent points.

An unpopular president.

An unpopular program.

Republicans call it a ‘mandate.’

"As Donald Trump prepares to take the presidential oath on Jan. 20, less than half of Americans are confident in his ability to handle an international crisis (46%), to use military force wisely (47%) or to prevent major scandals in his administration (44%). At least seven in 10 Americans were confident in Barack Obama, George W. Bush and Bill Clinton in these areas before they took office."

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