The more Trump tries to dump on Obama (who, despite all his faults left office with a high approval rating) for personal revenge, the more people are going to be willing to turn on him and those who support him in this regard in the long run. Bush and Co were doing this same thing with Clinton for years. It died down when popular support for the administration was high, then revved back up when support took a nose-dive. It did nothing to bolster their approval rating except among the most ardent supporters of the party.The Romulan Republic wrote:Trump trying to push for an investigation of Obama on Trumped-up allegations... is he angling for a pretext to arrest major Democratic leaders? Was "lock her up" more than just hot air?
You know, the same people who felt the failings of the Bush admin were because they weren't conservative enough.
Voters don't like "leaders" who try to pass off blame. Especially when said leaders are firmly in the drivers seat. They're stupid and uninformed, but they aren't THAT stupid and uninformed. Trump came into office with historic low approval and only seems to have seen a "jump" (from terrible to just "mostly bad") because he made good on his threats to go after illegals, which outside of extreme liberals has a lot of popular support. In fact, outside of his stance on immigration, he doesn't have much else to cater to non-partisans because killing NAFTA just by showing up to work isn't going to cement a legacy.
Trump can dodge the issues all he wants by pushing his vendettas. It worked for Bush for a while after 9/11 due to overwhelming popular support. But for Trump to last that long, he's going to need something huge and that "something huge" will need to be something that voters won't look at as his fault. Otherwise, the lid is going to blow off the conservative shit-hole as voters realize (once again) said conservatives do not have their interests at heart and turn on them. Because Republicans are in the drivers seat. And no amount of blaming the old guard or the losing team has turned things around for either side that I've seen in the last 16 years.
I see this as more barking to dodge issues voters actually care about. To change the focus. But if he actually tries to ram through charges against Obama over some grade-A bullshit? Oh man, that would be a shitstorm. Honestly, I think Trump is self-destructive enough to try. The funny part would be watching Republicans either scramble to distance themselves from the idea, quietly gum it up, or go down in flames along with him.