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General Robert E. Lee served the USA for 32 years before fighting for the CSA for 4 years against the USA. In sad irony “loser” General Lee may get shot of Trump, rather than Putin leading to his downfall.
From VOA: “Polls: Voters in 3 Key US States ‘Embarrassed’ by Trump
August 20, 2017 4:18 PM, VOA News
More than 60 percent of voters in three key states that helped Donald Trump win the presidency now say they are “embarrassed” by him.
Asked if Trump’s conduct since taking office made them proud or embarrassed, 64 percent of voters in Michigan and Wisconsin and 63 percent in Pennsylvania say they have been embarrassed, according to NBC News/Marist polls.
The poll also shows that the president’s approval rating in all three states has fallen below 40 percent. In Michigan, only 36 percent approve of his job performance, 35 percent do so in Pennsylvania and 34 percent in Wisconsin.
Asked which party they would prefer to control Congress after the midterm 2018 elections, 48 percent of voters polled in Michigan favored the Democrats as did 47 percent in Pennsylvania and 46 percent in Wisconsin.
Six in 10 respondents also said the United States’ standing in the world has suffered under Trump.
All three states are ones in which Trump narrowly defeated Hillary Clinton in the 2016 presidential election, giving him the 46 electoral votes needed to win the White House.
The polls were conducted in the days following the white supremacist rally and violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, amid the fallout from Trump’s response to those events.
Trump initially said “many sides” were to blame for the violence, then later condemned the white supremacists. On Tuesday, the president doubled down on his initial statement, saying “both sides” were to blame and equating the left-wing groups to the white supremacists they came to protest.”
1909 Statue of General Lee in the US Capitol, donated by Virginia.
General Robert E. Lee served the USA for 32 years before fighting for the CSA against his country. General Robert E. Lee was against these Confederate statues, though it shouldn’t matter: https://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Robert_E._Lee
The late creation of the Confederate monuments, which occurred mostly around the time of the second Ku Klux Klan [ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ku_Klux_Klan#Second_KKK ] suggests that they are really what Hobsbawn called an “invented tradition”. Several of the great-great grandchildren of Stonewall Jackson and Robert E. Lee are calling for the removal of the statues. Perhaps because they are closer to the Civil War history than most they better understand. In sad irony “loser” Lee may get shot of Trump, rather than Putin leading to his downfall. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_E._Lee
United States Army
Confederate States Army
Years of service
1861–1865 (CSA)” https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_E._Lee
“Winner” Union General and later 18th President Ulysses S. Grant.
Lt. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant standing by a tree in front of a tent, Cold Harbor, Va., June 1864. 111-B-36. National Archives Identifier: 524455
This author had great-great grandfathers fighting on both sides of the US Civil War.
In Tennessee, which was split, members of the same family often fought on both sides, and sat and drank coffee together in the evenings, according to oral history.