If you look at the mythical political scoreboard in Washington the Republicans are in the lead and therefore appear to be winning. They control the White House, the Senate and the House of Representatives (by a wide margin). (For the sake of this “exercise” I won’t delve into the Supreme Court.) Not so fast. Let’s explore. Continue reading A Deceptive Scoreboard?
It’s been nine days since Mike Pence dutifully introduced Donald Trump as the President-elect to a stunned America in the wee hours of a Wednesday morning. A bit of the dust is just starting to settle as we learn of and speculate about who will be in senior slots in the forthcoming Trump administration. In politics, as in sports, there are winners and losers. Some of the losers don’t become apparent for some time. This week it became apparent that the biggest loser of 2016 is not the failed Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton; it is New Jersey Governor Chris Christie. Continue reading The Biggest Loser of 2016 (To Date)
I made a wise decision earlier this week when I decided not to “allocate” Wednesday’s article to the election results. My articles are normally published at 1am EST for the benefit of my European readers and American early birds. The results were still up in the air at 1am yesterday morning. Some dust has settled and I’d like to explore my initial impressions and reactions with you. Come along. Continue reading To Survive America Will Have To Be Great Again
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!
I’ve known for days I was going to write this article. I was in a fill in the blank situation. Friday Donald Trump (it seems with some regret) filled in the blank. What surprises me is the spin I’m taking in penning this. Continue reading No Show If No Self-respect