It’s starting to look like the experts were again wrong. There is no rising anti-Trump tide. There’s no “big, blue wave” lying offshore waiting to sweep the Republicans out and the Democrats in come November. More than anything, it’s starting to look like the midterm election will be a push. It wasn’t always this way. Trump’s upset victory over former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton created a “resistance,” a strong and vocal movement ready to do battle with the new administration. Not only were they going to obstruct the implementation of his political agenda, they were prepared to drive the newly elected president from office. Unfortunately for them, they failed to learn from the example set by the Republican reaction to both Bill Clinton and Barack Obama. Anger in and of itself isn’t enough to change things. The president’s job approval number has held steady at around 45 percent for much of his presidency. While not spectacular, it’s also not a disaster. It is a sustainable position from which the country may be led, so long as the agenda is not too ambitious. Trump’s agenda hasn’t been. In fact, when compared with the agendas of his immediate predecessors, it seems… Read full this story
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