“Despite the Left’s howls of outrage, or maybe in part because of them, voters like what President Trump is doing so far. Rasmussen currently finds 59% of likely voters approving of Trump’s performance.
The newspapers have declared all-out war on the Trump administration, but they seem surprised when Trump and his representatives return fire. Yesterday Steve Bannon called the New York Times to defend White House spokesman Sean Spicer:
Asked if he was concerned that Mr. Spicer had lost credibility with the news media, Mr. Bannon chortled. “Are you kidding me?” he said. “We think that’s a badge of honor. ‘Questioning his integrity’ — are you kidding me? The media has zero integrity, zero intelligence, and no hard work.”
“You’re the opposition party,” he said. “Not the Democratic Party. You’re the opposition party. The media’s the opposition party.”…
On the other hand, as we pointed out here, Barack Obama did lie about the same subject–voter fraud–not two weeks ago. In his final press conference, Obama stated falsely that the U.S. is “the only country in the advanced world that makes it harder to vote” by, in some states, requiring identification. Shamefully, he went on to say, falsely, that any effort to provide adequate ballot security “traces directly back to Jim Crow.” This is historical ignorance as well as slander against those who care about the integrity of our elections.
In fact, as noted in the linked post, the U.S. is almost alone in the civilized world in failing to require photo identification in order to vote. “