Tag Archives: 2016 election

No Quality Applicants

There are basically three types of people who go to work in the administration in Washington. The motivation for the best two types is sorely lacking in the Trump administration and America is suffering because of it. Let’s explore. Continue reading No Quality Applicants

Cavalier Negative

Today is Election Day for the off year of 2017. The big race that everyone will be watching the results of tonight is the contest between Ralph Northam and Ed Gillespie for the Governorship in Virginia. I’m home in North Carolina as I write this article having spent the vast majority of my recent trip in Northern Virginia. Let’s explore what I observed in the Old Dominion State where people cheer for the University of Virginia Cavaliers. Continue reading Cavalier Negative

Lone Virgin In A House Of Ill Repute

Baring something really huge happening the big story of last week occurred on Monday morning with the announcement of a guilty plea and two other indictments of three Trump confederates. Inside the Donald Dome it was a very different story. The scary part is that a small but significant portion of the Republican primary electorate actually believes the malarkey coming out of the White House.  Let’s explore. Continue reading Lone Virgin In A House Of Ill Repute

A Tall Order Shortened?

Election Day 2018 is a year and a few days away. By this time next year we will be well into early voting in the states that allow it and the picture will be much clearer. Many believe control of the Senate will be up for grabs with 25 seats currently held by Democrats or the independents that caucus with them along with only 8 held by Republicans. Early this year I said that despite what I expected to be a bad political climate for Republicans I expected them to keep their two seat margin in the upper chamber if not expand on it a bit. I’m not ready for any final prediction. As an opinion writer my clock runs slower than a sitting member of the Senate up in 2018. Dianne Feinstein is one of the savviest of the 33 and she did something a few weeks back that made me want to take another look. Let’s explore. Continue reading A Tall Order Shortened?

14 For 24?

From the early days of the 2016 race knowledgeable political observers of all stripes were saying that Donald Trump was unqualified to hold the office of the presidency. In fact many, including leading Republicans, viewed his candidacy as a joke and/or publicity stunt. (I still think it may have begun as a publicity stunt and then morphed into something real almost by accident. Many in the Trump campaign never expected to win as late as the afternoon of Election Day.) Time has proven him to be unquestionably unqualified, unwilling to learn and increasingly unstable. The Constitution has a provision for handling such a situation. It is the 25th Amendment. The question is do we have enough patriots in the Cabinet to invoke it. Let’s explore.     Continue reading 14 For 24?