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Stanford poll shows more state residents are unaligned with Trump's agenda

Original post made on Jan 21, 2017

As Donald Trump prepares for his swearing-in as the nation's 45th president, a new survey by the Hoover Institution at Stanford University shows that most Californians aren't in line with several key proposals that could impact the entire country.

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Posted by Citizen
a resident of Menlo Park: Central Menlo Park
on Jan 21, 2017 at 9:27 am

California needs to understand that they are part of this country and Trump has been elected as president. We need to work as a team, yet be ready to attempt change for the next 4 years within the system.

We have 2 years for Demos to take back the house and senate. That will be his report card. The mission now should be take over the legislative branch of government.

Wake up Democratic Party....listen to the people, as the Republican Party did! Sanders was the People's choice, yet they went with HRC, a criminal, liar, and establishment represented.


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Posted by Saturday Protests in DC
a resident of Woodside: Emerald Hills
on Jan 21, 2017 at 10:09 am

@citizen: the Republican Party didn't "listen to the people."

If they had, they would not be attempting to take away people's healthcare, their voting rights, and so much more. Example: Obamacare is more popular than Trump, according to your Fox News poll.

The GOP listened to their billionaire donors. They now nominally listen to Trump. Trump listens to Putin, among other deplorables.

Lastly: "We need to work as a team"

Did the GOP work as a team with Americans over the last 8 years? Did they give Obama's SCOTUS nominee a hearing at all last year? Scalia passed a year ago - not even a single hearing to Advise & Consent in a year!

Teamwork?

Stop the trolling.


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Posted by SteveC
a resident of Menlo Park: Downtown
on Jan 21, 2017 at 2:31 pm

SteveC is a registered user.

Citizen must be a troll.


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Posted by 1966 grad p
a resident of Menlo Park: Belle Haven
on Jan 21, 2017 at 3:52 pm

Awful poll. Example: how does one quantify the term successful for Trump's term?

Expect better, but it is Hoover, after all.

Honestly, we all know his election will be successful for Trump and his kids. They will make a fortune off it.


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Posted by History
a resident of Menlo Park: other
on Jan 21, 2017 at 7:24 pm

@Protests

"Did the GOP work as a team with Americans over the last 8 years? Did they give Obama's SCOTUS nominee a hearing at all last year? Scalia passed a year ago - not even a single hearing to Advise & Consent in a year!

Teamwork?"

No, the Republicans didn't, but in fairness to the Republicans, let's remember why. When Obama entered office, he had large Democratic majorities and didn't feel a need to listen to Republicans.

From a 2010 article:
Web Link

"The decline of the Obama presidency can be traced to a meeting at the White House just three days after the inauguration, when the new president gathered congressional leaders of both parties to discuss his proposed economic stimulus. House Republican Whip Eric Cantor gave President Obama a list of modest proposals for the bill. Obama said he would consider the GOP ideas, but told the assembled Republicans that "elections have consequences" and "I won." Backed by the largest congressional majorities in decades, the president was not terribly interested in giving ground to his vanquished adversaries."

Since Obama wouldn't include any Republican ideas into new legislation, the Republicans had only one alternative to maintain relevance: fight and obstruct. And when Republicans swept the 2010 elections, was it any surprise they implemented their obstructionist policy?

Obama banked his presidency on maintaining Democratic majorities. That turned out to be a poor strategy choice. He didn't compromise early on to establish goodwill with the minority party just in case he needed their help later.

Contrast what happened during Bill Clinton's presidency when he experienced a similar Republican wave after two years in office. Clinton still had a very productive legislative record his last six years, even though he and Republicans still had strong political spats. And that was because he was willing to compromise throughout his presidency.


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Posted by Citizen
a resident of Menlo Park: Central Menlo Park
on Jan 22, 2017 at 6:45 pm

To Saturday Protests in DC;

You lost, stop crying, and grow up, be an adult. All these marches around the country show the insult of Trump's unprofessional conduct of women. Good for them to show their distaste. Yes, not a role model. Where were you and the demonstrators when all the Bill Clinton sexual misconduct happened and discovered? They and you were no where! Big double standard? You and others drank the kool aid. You and your group created the monster, now live with it.,

Hold on for the ride, you might make it through 4 years, if not Mexico and Canada might take you in.


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Posted by Alternative Reality?
a resident of another community
on Jan 22, 2017 at 9:00 pm

Gee, isn't it enough that the people in the new administration have to lie like rugs? Do you Trump fans here have ANY idea what the truth is?


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