Everyone Hates Donald Trump—Just Not Enough

This is nuts. Here’s a Washington Post survey asking people what they think of the various presidential candidates. As you might expect, Democrats mostly like the Democratic candidates and Republicans mostly dislike them. Likewise, Democrats dislike the Republican candidate while Republicans . . . also dislike him:

Even Republicans mostly describe Donald Trump as a bumbling jerk. But then they go ahead and vote for him anyway. It just goes to show how much we all hate each other these days.

BTW, you might notice that Amy Klobuchar gets good marks from everyone across the ideological spectrum. Don’t let that fool you: it’s only because the Fox News smear machine hasn’t bothered to go after her. If they thought she had a chance of winning, it would take them only a couple of weeks to convince Republicans that Klobuchar is mean, bumbling, and stupid.

UPDATE: After a brief Twitter conversation I took another look at this and it’s pretty meaningless. I scrutinized the topline numbers, and my best guess is that the total sample of Republicans is about 25. Of that, three described Trump as “president” and one each described him as bumbling and a jerk. The rest all used other words. Or something. I’m really just guessing here, but one thing’s for sure: the sample size is so minuscule that none of this means anything.

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SIX TRUTHS

Reclaiming power from those who abuse it often starts with telling the truth. And in "This Is How Authoritarians Get Defeated," MoJo's Monika Bauerlein unpacks six truths to remember during the homestretch of an election where democracy, truth, and decency are on the line.

Truth #1: The chaos is the point.

Truth #2: Team Reality is bigger than it seems.

Truth #3: Facebook owns this.

Truth #4: When we go to work, we're in the fight.

Truth #5: It's about minority rule.

Truth #6: The only thing that can save us is…us.

Please take a moment to see how all these truths add up, because what happens in the weeks and months ahead will reverberate for at least a generation and we better be prepared.

And if you think journalism like Mother Jones'—that calls it like it is, that will never acquiesce to power, that looks where others don't—can help guide us through this historic, high-stakes moment, and you're able to right now, please help us reach our $350,000 goal by October 31 with a donation today. It's all hands on deck for democracy.

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