7 Things: Local, national media are inflaming racial tensions, Mississippi is the latest test of Democrats’ Doug Jones strategy, Trump furious at GM closing plants and more …
7. President Donald Trump’s disapproval rating is up to 60 percent
— After a 38-seat loss in the midterms, the president’s disapproval rating has continued to climb to match the highest of his term.
— The polling shows a sub-40 approval rating for the first time since December of 2017, which was after his former national security adviser, Michael Flynn, entered into a plea deal and Senate candidate Roy Moore lost to Alabama’s junior senator Doug Jones.
6. Mexico is to deport wannabe illegal aliens from Mexico after they tried to crash the U.S. border
— As the American media attacks the president and the border patrol for enforcing our immigration law and using tear gas to repel an invasion, Mexico is enforcing their own immigration law and deporting those who stormed the U.S. border.
— In Mexico, Gerardo Garcia Benavente, with Mexico’s migration office relayed that “98 foreigners were returned to their country last night following the violent incident at the border post.”
5. The election in Mississippi tests Democrats’ strategy of personal destruction
— After the Democrats took down Roy Moore, attempted to take down Justice Brett Kavanaugh and targeted multiple candidates with baseless unproven allegations of criminality and racism to no avail, they have decided that personal destruction will be a never-ending strategy. Mississippi Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith is the latest victim.
— Hyde-Smith is up 10 points in the latest polling on former Clinton administration official Mike Espy. But the media has attempted to make this seat competitive by focusing for weeks on everything from a joke about attending a hanging (incorrectly calling it a lynching) and wearing a Confederate hat, to saying she attended a segregation academy as a child.
4. Former Governor Robert Bentley’s next embarrassing public moment will happen in March — Lucky us
— The never-ending saga of Bentley’s embarrassing term in office will never end. The next chapter will take place in federal court as former ALEA director Spencer Collier sues him for wrongful termination.
— Bentley says Collier was fired for cause: not coming to work. Collier says Bentley wrongfully fired him and then launched an investigation in an attempt to discredit him. He also accused Bentley of having an affair and interfering in the business of law enforcement.
— General Motors said it will lay off 15 percent of its workforce and 25 percent of its executives. This will affect plants in the U.S. and Canada, including plants in states won by Trump — Ohio and Michigan.
— While speaking to reporters on a range of topics, GM came up and the president told the gaggle that GM will return “[i]n the not-too-distant future, they’ll put something else,” adding, “They better put something else in.”
2. Analysis of midterm votes show a clear distinction between urban centers and rural America, even in the South
— Republican domination of the South could be in trouble. Stronger voter turnout amongst minorities in major cities could lead to states like Texas and Georgia being in play as they were with Stacey Abrams and Beto O’Rourke.
— It appears this last election was about President Donald Trump, just as 2016 was about Hillary Clinton. The message might be we need more than one election to build a trend on.
— Attempting to play up the racial angle of the matter, outlets like NBC News and other headlines like “Alabama police suggest black man killed by officer shouldn’t have held his gun,” further inflame a contentious issue by making it about his race instead of not the brandishing of the gun.
— The Hoover PD press release clearly states, “We can say with certainty Mr. Bradford brandished a gun during the seconds following the gunshots, which instantly heightened the sense of threat to approaching police officers responding to the chaotic scene.” This is an obvious conclusion to draw when police arrive on the scene of a shooting because a guy with a gun is going to draw the attention.