Thursday, June 11, 2020

Pandemic Diary Day 87: Trump Tantrum: Reality Spurs Hiring Discredited Pollster

Dear Diary,

Trump has had it with pretending he doesn't live in an alternate world where he's the king.

It's full-on fiction time as negative national polls rattled his cage so badly lately that he's openly using an other-reality fix to prove them wrong.

When Fox News, his favorite propaganda outlet released a poll that showed him behind Biden by eight points, he railed against they're pollster and said he should be fired.

If there's two things Trump can't stand it's the truth and reality. He's counting on an uneducated core base that believes any conspiracy theory he trumpets.

So he hired a Republican pollster McLaughlin and Associates to "analyze" those nasty polls that showed him trailing behind Biden with double figures.

Surprise! Surprise! The firm outdid their selves in telling lies and making up flimsy excuses on why all those other polls didn't like The Donald. This is just a hint about what Trump would do if Biden wins the election.

His inability to see the reality of the situation swirling around in a nation racked by a pandemic and riots over police brutality, is a fatal flaw that will contribute to his loss in November.

Paying people to tell him what he wants to hear is nothing new for Don the Con. His corruption continues to contribute to the chaos in America during a time of much-needed unity and reality.

 But get this... national Republicans are warning candidates to stay away from veteran GOP pollster John McLaughlin who has a history of missing the mark by a wide margin.

It was McLaughlin's poor performance for House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) that really worries Republicans. He predicted just weeks before Cantor's loss that he was up by a huge margin.

None of this seems to worry Trump who isn't concerned about facts and accuracy. He just needed someone else to hop on the Trump train and help him distort and twist facts for the next 145 days.

On the Homefront - Medford, Oregon
Iggy Allergy!
Our poor Italian Greyhound, Butters, was being tortured by the high pollen count in Medford lately. 

One of his eyes became swollen, and he was scratching his body constantly.

Took him to the veterinarian and she confirmed his problem was an allergic reaction. 

She gave him a steroid shot and eye drops which helped him almost immediately.

As someone who constantly fights allergies, I sympathized with his plight. I'm just glad we were able to do something about it.

COVID stats - There's been five new cases of people dying from the virus. The count is now 169. Confirmed novel coronavirus cases continue to climb. We're at 5,000 now.

In the last 24 hours, the state recorded 70 new cases of coronavirus. These stats are not very reassuring, especially the most recent showing the curve going up...not down.

Quote for the Day; "Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away." -Philip K. Dick 

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