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Keeping up with the wars on Thanksgiving/Christmas and some interesting polls
It's no longer the Party of Lincoln: Republicans prefer Trump over Lincoln
The Economist and YouGov published results of its latest polling on U.S. politics this week. One poll gauged Trump's favorability versus Lincoln, who was the U.S. president between 1861 and 1865 and who steered America through the Civil War and abolished slavery.
Asked "Which Republican president was better?", 53 percent of Republicans said Trump.
The poll results are here.
Americans overwhelmingly prefer solar or wind over coal
Chart: Most Americans favor expanding solar or wind power; half or fewer support expanding fossil fuels. https://t.co/JQl0L5PJq4 pic.twitter.com/PFheRXl36O— Pew Research Center (@pewresearch) December 1, 2019
The war on Thanksgiving
Unless you’re a regular Fox viewer, you probably didn’t know that there was a war. Media Matters has put together a nice compilation video to show you what you've missed.
Now we need to get ready for the war on Christmas. I like journalism professor Jay Rosen’s take on this:
Increasingly, the GOP coalition is held together by practices that must collide with journalism if journalism is doing its job. The imaginary threats to its voters will have to intensify, the petty resentments will have a more and more fictitious basis, like the war on Christmas.— Jay Rosen (@jayrosen_nyu) November 29, 2019
Walmart’s Christmas spirit!
Finally, in the true spirit of Christmas (or is it Ebenezer Scrooge?), there’s Walmart’s Christmas gift to its employees:
Walmart has offered its employees a 15 percent store discount instead of holiday pay this year.— Robert Reich (@RBReich) November 30, 2019
At the same time, the company is saving an estimated $2.2B a year thanks to the Trump tax cuts.
America has socialism for the rich, cold, hard capitalism for everyone else.