Gallup reports that American’s satisfaction with the way things are going has declined since the election. It was running around the historical average at 37% during the week before and has dropped to 27% afterward.

A sharp decline in satisfaction among Democrats explains most of the drop. Before the election, 62% of Democrats were satisfied; now, 34% are. Widespread forecasts that Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton would win gave Democrats’ outlook a boost in the week before the election. The increase among Democrats from 49% in October to 62% in the days leading up to the election was more than erased after Clinton lost.

Ya’ think?

Republicans’ attitudes were much less volatile over the past two months. The satisfaction rate rose slightly from 8% in October to 14% just before the election, and then climbed a few more points to 17% after Republican Donald Trump’s victory.

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They’re Doing It Wrong

safetypinSome folks are unhappy with the result of the election. (I am, but that’s because I didn’t support any of the candidates, and one of them won anyway. Where was I? Oh, yeah …) They feel unsafe, so they’re wearing safety pins on their lapels as a sign of protest. If they had been properly raised using washable/recyclables instead of throwaway clothing, they would know that they’re wearing those safety pins in the wrong place.

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day

The Dread Pro-Se Kimberlin managed to find a way to have some positive spin on last week’s electoral outcomes—jtmp-20161112a

And based on the comments generated by that post, it appears that TDPK still is having vanishingly small impact on the Interwebz—jtmp-201112bTPDK’s foolish attempts at brass knuckles reputation management have not simply failed—he has managed to tar everything with personal reputation. It’s been suggested that the Streisand Effect should be renamed for Brett Kimberlin, but his few flashes of infamy don’t added up to enough exposure.

A Civil War for the Democrats?

popcorn4bkWasn’t the Republican Party’s civil war supposed to have stated last Wednesday. But now, The Hill has a post up with this headline: Seething liberals vow revolution in Democratic Party.

The first fight over the party’s future will play out in the race for DNC chairman.

Sanders has endorsed Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.) – a Muslim and a member of the Congressional Progressive Caucus – to be the new DNC chief.

For many liberals, nothing less than a wholesale gutting of that institution will do.

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