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    Just over half of voters want President Trump impeached and removed from office, according to a Fox News Poll released Wednesday.

    A new high of 51 percent wants Trump impeached and removed from office, another 4 percent want him impeached but not removed, and 40 percent oppose impeachment altogether. In July, 42 percent favored impeachment and removal, while 5 percent said impeach but don’t remove him, and 45 percent opposed impeachment. 

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    Since July, support for impeachment increased among voters of all stripes: up 11 points among Democrats, 5 points among Republicans and 3 among independents. Support also went up among some of Trump’s key constituencies, including white evangelical Christians (+5 points), white men without a college degree (+8), and rural whites (+10).

    CLICK HERE TO READ THE POLL RESULTS

    Among voters in swing counties (where Hillary Clinton and Trump were within 10 points in 2016), support for impeachment increased to 52 percent, up from 42 percent in July. 

    A lot has happened since the July Fox poll on impeachment -- namely, the launch of an impeachment inquiry in the House following allegations Trump improperly pressured Ukraine to investigate the Bidens’ dealings in that country. The 9-point increase in support for impeachment since July, however, doesn’t appear to be based solely on the latest allegations. To that point, more Democrats favor impeaching Trump (85 percent) than consider his call with Ukraine’s president an impeachable offense (76 percent). The same holds true among independents: 39 percent favor impeachment, while 30 percent describe the Ukraine call as impeachable. 

    The 4-in-10 voters opposing impeachment give a variety of reasons, including: Trump did nothing wrong (21 percent), it is politically motivated (20 percent), and don’t believe allegations (15 percent). 

    Approval of Trump’s job performance is down a couple of points to 43 percent, while 55 percent disapprove. Last month, it was 45-54 percent.  Currently, 86 percent of Republicans approve compared to 89 percent in September.

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    Some 51 percent of voters think the Trump administration is more corrupt than previous administrations, up from 46 percent last month.

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    By a 66-25 percent margin, voters say it is generally inappropriate for Trump to ask foreign leaders to investigate political rivals.

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    When asked about Trump’s phone call with his Ukrainian counterpart that is at the heart of the impeachment inquiry, 17 percent believe it was appropriate. Most either describe it as an impeachable offense (43 percent) or as inappropriate but not impeachable (27 percent).

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    Trump has called the Ukraine phone call “perfect.” Even some Republicans aren’t convinced: 9 percent say it was an impeachable offense, 38 percent inappropriate but not impeachable, and 36 percent appropriate.

    Overall, by an 11-point margin, more voters believe Trump is “getting what he deserves” rather than that the impeachment inquiry is driven by “people out to get him.”

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    During President Bill Clinton’s 1998 impeachment, by a 3-point margin, more thought “people were out to get” him than believed Clinton was “getting what he deserved.”

    Meanwhile, voters think President Trump is just out for himself. Fifty-five percent overall and 18 percent of Republicans say he is doing what’s best for Trump. Thirty-nine percent think he puts the country first. 

    Thirty-eight percent find the situation surrounding Trump’s dealings with Ukraine extremely troubling, while 19 percent say the same about the allegations about Biden and his son’s business dealings in Ukraine.

    Washington leaders remain unpopular

    Negative views outnumber positive views for the impeachment players. 

    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s personal favorability rating is under water by 6 points (42 percent favorable vs. 48 percent unfavorable). Still, that’s a new high, and gives her the highest favorable rating of Capitol Hill leadership tested in the poll. 

    House Intelligence Committee Chair Adam Schiff (D-CA) is also viewed more negatively than positively by 6 points (27-33), although 4 voters in 10 are unable to rate him. 

    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is in negative territory by 23 points (26-49) and 25 percent can’t rate him. Voters have a negative view of both Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani by 22 points (31-53) and Attorney General William Barr by 14 points (24-38). 

    Trump’s popularity ticked up a point since the inquiry: 43-56 percent vs. 42-56 percent in August. 

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    Hillary Clinton’s ratings roughly match Trump’s:  41 percent favorable, 54 percent unfavorable. The previous Fox News poll showed her at 40-57 percent in June 2017.

    Vice President Mike Pence stands at 40-49 percent compared to 39-48 percent two months ago. 

    Trump has an 84 percent favorable among Republicans compared to 70 percent for Pence and 43 percent for McConnell, while 69 percent of Democrats have a favorable view of Pelosi.

    More have a positive rather than a negative view of the Democratic Party by 2 points (49 favorable vs. 47 unfavorable), while the Republican Party is under water by 15 (40-55).  Part of that is explained by more Democrats (85 percent favorable) viewing their party positively than Republicans do theirs (79 percent favorable). 

    Voters are inclined to see the motives of Republican lawmakers as more political. By a 3-point margin, more think congressional Democrats truly believe Trump committed an impeachable offense than say Democrats just want to hurt him politically. 

    On the other side, by a 23-point margin, more think congressional Republicans just want to protect Trump politically than say GOP lawmakers sincerely believe what he did is not impeachable.

    Overall, voters remain dissatisfied with the job Congress is doing: 21 percent approve, while 63 percent disapprove.  In May, it was 21-66 percent. 

    Conducted October 6-8, 2019 under the joint direction of Beacon Research (D) and Shaw & Company (R), this Fox News Poll includes interviews with 1,003 randomly chosen registered voters nationwide who spoke with live interviewers on both landlines and cellphones. The poll has a margin of sampling error of plus or minus three percentage points for all registered voters.

     


  2. 16 hours ago, KoreaxxLove said:

    Lol, no. 

    Of course Obama saw faster job growth coming out of a recession. The start of a recovery is always going to have faster growth than the end. The fact that Trump is maintaining historically-low unemployment, with the labor force participation rate higher, and with more jobs already filled is much more impressive. Just glancing at the surface of the numbers isn't going to give you the full story. 

    Median household income has also grown by 6.8% under Trump. 

    So you admit that Trump has been riding on the coattails of the Obama recovery? And whatever happened to Trump getting rid of the deficit? So far he's increased it by 68%, and that's WITHOUT a recession. Federal debt has increased by 3 trillion. Lmao!

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    President Donald Trump on October 9.  Jonathan Ernst/Reuters

     

    • President Donald Trump on Wednesday continued to defend his decision to withdraw US troops from northeastern Syria, abandoning Kurdish forces in the region, by saying the Kurds did not help the US during World War II.
    • "They didn't help us in the Second World War; they didn't help us with Normandy," Trump said of the Kurds, who played a vital role in the US-led campaign against ISIS.
    • And when asked by reporters whether he felt the Syria retreat and treatment of the Kurds sent a poor message to other potential US allies, Trump said, "Alliances are very easy."
    • Trump's comments came hours after Turkey launched a military operation against the formerly US-backed Kurdish forces in Syria. 

    President Donald Trump on Wednesday defended his decision to abandon the Kurds to a Turkish military incursion in Syria by saying they didn't help the US during World War II. 

    This came amid reports that Turkish ground troops were crossing the border into Syria after air strikes that began earlier in the day.

    "They didn't help us in the Second World War; they didn't help us with Normandy," Trump said of the Kurds. He added, "With all of that being said, we like the Kurds."

    Earlier on Wednesday, Trump said in a statement released by the White House that he did not endorse the Turkish military operation and thought it was a "bad idea." But he did not refer directly to the Kurds or signal any immediate response from the US to thwart Turkey's actions. 


  4. 16 hours ago, KoreaxxLove said:

    As if it's just not true because they're talked about by the White House and Fox News, lol. What a ludicrous, baseless assumption. There's no hint of an intellect in your comment. 

    It's a fact that the Ukrainian president has said there was no pressure/no quid pro quo. How do you contend with this? 

    It's a fact that the Steel Dossier was funded by Democrats in an attempt to get politically-damaging information from foreign intelligence communities on Trump. How does that fit your narrative? 

    It's a fact that Schiff got caught lying about contact with the whistleblower. Even more left-wing news sites and agencies have recognized this. 

    It's also a fact that the very thing Trump is accused of doing, Biden is on tape admitting to! So, again, where's the outrage?

    There's no outrage because almost nothing you said is true, lol. They're just misleading right wing talking points meant to distract from Trump.

    1. Of course he said that, he's a Trump sycophant. You can't get anything from Trump unless you go along with him and massage his ego, or else he will attack you. We know that Trump acted alone against the Pentagon, State Department and NSA when he halted military aid to Ukraine right before the phone call. This is a clear abuse of his power to get a foreign power to interfere in a domestic election for his own benefit. The transcript and texts confirm that he was using the aid for leverage, and then he outright admitted to asking on television, right before saying China needs to investigate Biden too. We also learned that he told Xi Jinping in a phone call that he wouldn't interfere in the Hong Kong controversy as long as Xi participated in trade talks. Hmmm.

    2. You mean the Steele Dossier that was originally funded by Rubio supporters? The same Steele Dossier that had nothing to do with the Russia investigation but right wingers keep on trying to tie to it? Lol.

    3. All this is is an attempt to try to discredit the whistleblower. They reached out to the intelligence committee because they were concerned about a possible cover up going on because their concerns were being ignored internally. The committee then told them to contract the inspector general and hire a lawyer, which is the correct process. The complaint was then delayed in being forwarded to Congress because the DOJ wasn't allowing it. I don't know why Schiff said what he said, but it doesn't discredit anything. And again, the whistleblower is almost irrelevant at this point because their allegations have been proven true.

    4. [citation needed]. Biden wanted Shokin fired for aiding and abetting corruption, and he wasn't alone. Other western nations did too, as well as the IMF and several Republican senators

    Trump is lying. Read for yourself.

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  5. 1 hour ago, KoreaxxLove said:

    Sure, that's why Schiff made up a fake transcript of the call to read to Congress, why Trump is being barred from any due process in the investigation, why Schiff's office helped the whistleblower draft the complaint and then lied about it, and why Pelosi and the Democrats called for the inquiry before even reading the memo of the call. 

    Like nearly everything, including the collusion delusion, these allegations rely on anonymous sources. If the Democrats had the votes and information for impeachment, we would know about it by now. It wouldn't be three weeks of fear mongering and anonymous sources. But the truth is, the Democrats are doing this now because they're afraid they will lose the next election and want to drag this out for a few months. That's the only reason not to go ahead and vote--well, also the fact that many in the House who represent swing states likely don't want to go on record for this ludicrous impeachment scandal. 

    Even the Ukrainian president has come out and said there was no pressure, but we actually DO have video evidence of Biden bragging about pressuring the prosecutor who was examining the company his son worked for. Where's the outrage? 

    Where was the outrage over the Steel Dossier that was compiled largely based on European Intelligence information and used to discredit Trump (with much of it turning out to not even be true!)? 

    Where was the Democratic outrage when Obama told Putin he'd have more flexibility after the election? 

    Oh, wait, there wasn't any. Because this is all selective and resulting from a personal animus towards the president. 

    Cool White House/Fox News talking points, bro. 

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    U.S. and North Korean negotiators broke off high-level nuclear talks after months of negotiations between the two countries.

    Reuters reported Saturday that North Korea's top official present for negotiations with the U.S. told reporters that the U.S. had brought nothing to the table for the latest round of talks.

    “The negotiations have not fulfilled our expectation and finally broke off,” Kim Myong Gil said.

    "The U.S. raised expectations by offering suggestions like a flexible approach, new method and creative solutions, but they have disappointed us greatly and dampened our enthusiasm for negotiation by bringing nothing to the negotiation table," he added, according to Reuters.

    In a statement Saturday afternoon, the State Department said Kim's comments "do not reflect the content or the spirit of today's 8 1/2 hour discussion," and added that the U.S. had accepted an invitation from Swedish officials to return in two weeks for more negotiations. 

    It was unclear whether North Korean officials have formally declined the invitation.

    "At the conclusion of our discussions, the United States proposed to accept the invitation of our Swedish hosts to return to Stockholm to meet again in two weeks time,in order to continue discussions on all of the topics. The United States delegation has accepted this invitation," the State Department said.

    "The United States and the DPRK will not overcome a legacy of 70 years of war and hostility on the Korean Peninsula through the course of a single Saturday. These are weighty issues, and they require a strong commitment by both countries. The United States has that commitment," a spokesperson added.

    The halt in negotiations came a month after North Korean leader Kim Jong Un invited President Trump to Pyongyang, the first time such an invitation was extended to a U.S. president.

    In early August, Trump told reporters that he thought another meeting with Kim was possible, but U.S. officials have not yet announced plans for a third summit between the two leaders.

     


  7. That's really interesting

    I wonder if he's telling the truth...

    Basically his supposed ex boyfriend:

     

    -Is non korean

    -Used to be part of a famous boy group that had some hits in the past

    -Studies in a prestigious university

    -Retired from stardom

     

    I can't think of anyone (I'm not too familiar with the past generations so this is no surprise lol)

    He also said he was a regular on a big radio show.


  8. Not in the foreseeable further honestly. I’m just so disgusted right now and no ounce of me want to help this site for free. So congrats y’all you won.

    Why are you still acting like you were a victim here? As far as I know, nobody made you respond to the fake complaints in the gay thread and delete all but the actual offensive posts there. You also said on the shawol discord that you were going to ban whoever kept taking screenshots of your conflicting posts and told them to die in a fire, which makes you seem both disingenuous and unprofessional af. And I'm still waiting for receipts that anyone ever threatened your family. If that were true, why was the offending account reinstated?

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  9. It's nice to know that the mods in the ask a mod thread would rather talk about anime than reply to my post. imstupid.png

     

    Here's what I posted (in response to Darkchao45)

     

    Darkchao45, on 16 Mar 2019 - 2:03 PM, said:snapback.png

    Please tell me what my "twisted" narrative was. We all came to this consensus, I simply made it official. The nature of the thread doesn't change, you are free to discuss as you wish, just not about minors. Its not complicated.

     

    Gee, I wonder? You only called us all the equivalent of crazy tabloid speculators spinning fantasies and implied that we were victimizing minors by talking about them in an LGBT friendly space. imstupid.png  We've heard this kind of BS from trolls in the thread for years, and from acquaintances and relatives who push this heteronormative BS in real life as well. You clearly do not read the thread and are making a blanket assumption based on years of misrepresentation of what the thread contains and is about. 

     

    Also, to top off how silly and embarrassing this all is, the 2 idols mentioned that began the debate weren't even minors. 

     

    You can say this is some sudden response to years of complaints you've been putting off about minors in the thread, but I know that isn't true. I and many others have complained for years about people breaking the thread rules, harassing users, going off topic, etc, and nothing has been done about it. The very best we get is a mod coming in, deleting everything (except the offending posts, usually) and then leaving like nothing happened. We're treated like an embarrassment that you guys barely even want to acknowledge exists. 

     

    And people aren't that upset because you're trying to tone down discussion of minors, they're upset because this is, whether intentional or not, a misrepresentation of what is discussed in the thread and chillingly reminiscent of homophobic stereotypes that suggest that gays, especially gay men, are all pedophiles and only ever care about sex. We've had years of double standards of other threads speculating about the sexualities of supposed heterosexual idols (minors included) and never heard a peep from you guys. Your comment about the offensiveness of "pushing labels" is also a joke, because again, discussion of supposed heterosexual idols never provokes those kinds of responses. The thread has always been meant to be a safe space for LGBT kpop fans and unlike what your comment suggests, does contain years of people sharing their experiences and stories. We kind of had to make it that after you guys kept redirecting or merging ANY gay content on the site into the thread.

     

    This was a wrong move on your part.

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    Remember when Kangmin from Romeo more or less came out during an early interview and we were shook here at his bravery for doing such a thing in such a conservative and heteronormative society? How we found it inspiring and hopeful for the coming generation? He then went on to wear clothes for girls and kiss other members when he thought he was off cam.

     

    I guess we were all really just pedophiles back then. Not the interviewer though, because they assumed he was het. We may not have known, but the mods...their MINDS! 479458014286577664.png?v=1

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  11. If the search function hadn't been broken for a year I could provide tons of instances of the majority of users in the thread telling others not to ship or sexualize. But like I said in the ask a mod thread, BECAUSE of the mods, this thread more or less became "the gay thread" where everything gay was redirected. It wasn't just what it says in the title anymore.

     

    I wouldn't have minded if this thread had remained a strict speculation thread, but according to Darkchao, speculation is bad too apparently, even when we are basing it on things that are publicly available. You gays and your "fantasies!" Shame on you!

     

    Smh

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