It’s a great time to be alive, isn’t it?  So far, 2017 is living up to its promise to be an unpredictable, exciting year in politics…  but not if you listen to the main stream media.  The hand-wringing reporters are doing their best to undermine the trust our citizens have in our newly elected President, Donald Trump.

It’s not working.

No matter what the media says, grassroots activists?see President Trump as a man who’s not afraid to take?action to keep his campaign promises.?(Are politicians even?allowed?to keep their promises? ?Who knew?)?Largely, Americans are satisfied with the new President’s bold, controversial actions. ?In fact, the more the media freaks out, the higher Trump’s approval ratings soar amongst his base.

new NBC-Wall Street Journal poll shows that Trump’s message –no matter how hard the press tries to undermine it – appeals to normal Americans. Chris Cillizza of the Washington Post writes, “for all the stumbles and bumbles in his first month in office, his fundamental message of change continues to appeal to a good-sized chunk of the population.”  Heh.  He goes on to point out that 77% of people who responded to the poll said Trump would bring about real change; 40% said he would ‘very’ likely bring about change. “That’s, broadly speaking, a good thing for Trump considering how much people dislike Washington and politics more broadly,” Cillizza writes.

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About The Author

Mark was a co-founder of the Tea Party Patriots, and served as the national coordinator. He left the organization to work more broadly on expanding the self-governance movement beyond the partisan divide. Mark appears regularly on television in outlets as diverse as MSNBC, ABC, NBC, Fox News, CNN, Bloomberg, Fox Business and the BBC. He’s highly sought after for the tea party perspective from print and electronic media outlets, from the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, L.A. Times, Washington Examiner, Politico and the The Hill. Mark blogs at, and his opinion editorials regularly run in many of the leading political newspapers both on and offline. Mark has a BA in English from San Diego State University and graduated with honors from University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law in 1988. He practiced real estate and business law for almost a decade. For the last eleven years of his legal career he specialized in Internet advertising law. When not fighting for the future of our nation, Mark is an avid horseman, and lives in rural northern California with his wife Patty and two children.

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