On June 16, 2015 Donald Trump descended an escalator at Trump Tower and declared his candidacy for the Republican nomination for President of the United States. The descent, while perhaps no longer physical, hasn’t abated in the interceding months and was again illustrated in his first television ads this past weekend. Continue reading Still Descending
On Tuesday Aetna Insurance announced that in 2017 it would not participate in the health care exchanges in 11 of the 15 states that it had in 2016. At first glance it was perceived as a big blow to Obamacare. It was certainly portrayed as such and as evidence of the unraveling of Obamacare in the right wing echo chamber. Things are not always what they appear to be on the surface. This situation demands a deeper dive. Let’s do it together. Continue reading Business Decision Or Economic Domestic Terrorism?
Most Americans are still flabbergasted by the attraction of many to Donald Trump as a presidential candidate. How can so many of our neighbors be deceived? There are factors like racism, bigotry and xenophobia but some of our neighbors still like Trump and do not display any of those hatful traits. What is the magnet that is drawing them? Continue reading Big Draw Equals Big Lie
Most Americans feel their elected officials and the big boss of the company they work for live in ivory towers and have no clue of what they go through on a day to day basis. In the case of Donald Trump it is more like a golden tower with his name on the building. While he has fooled a significant portion of the electorate into believing he is running a populist campaign with the hiring of Steve Bannon he has retreated deeper into what I will call the Donald Dome. Continue reading Inside The Donald Dome
Predicting what Donald Trump will do or what its effect will be has proven to be the most dangerous thing anyone can do in this cycle. All that said I’m going out on a limb. With the most recent staffing moves in the Trump campaign I’m predicting it will be hard right to the finish. While I won’t completely rule it out, I think it is less likely than ever that Trump will drop out before November. I think he will finish the race and lose in an Electoral College landslide that will set the Republican Party even further back as a national Party. Continue reading Hard Starboard!